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06 March 2014
New Box Scheme Kit Includes Increased Steak Options
UK - An alternative cuts guide designed to appeal to consumers, who prefer steaks to more traditional cuts, is now available as part of the recently-refreshed EBLEX beef box scheme kit....
28 February 2014
WTO Decision on US M-COOL Expected in Summer
GLOBAL - A Canadian-based international trade consultant remains hopeful the dispute over US Mandatory Country of Origin Labelling (M-COOL) will be resolved without the need to resort to retaliatory tariffs, writes Bruce Cochrane....
27 February 2014
Call for Supermarkets to Sell More British Produce
UK – UK supermarkets should listen to British consumers and stock more British food....
26 February 2014
Decision on US M-COOL Expected in Summer
US - A Canadian based international trade consultant remains hopeful the dispute over US Mandatory Country of Origin Labelling will be resolved without the need to resort to retaliatory tariffs, writes Bruce Cochrane....
25 February 2014
Consumer Pressure Remains on Retailers to Back British Farming
UK - Retailers should listen to their customers and show their support for British farming by stocking more British food, NFU President Peter Kendall said today....
Argentinian Beef Sector Told To Improve
ARGENTINA – Greater productivity must be managed in Argentina’s beef industry, a technical committee has concluded....
24 February 2014
Canadian Team Defends Interest in COOL Dispute at WTO
CANADA - The Canadian Pork Council (CPC) and the Canadian Cattlemen’s Association (CCA) congratulate the Canadian team defending their interests in the US – Country of Origin Labelling (COOL) dispute this week at the World Trade Organisation (WTO)...
One Year On from Horse Meat Scandal – New DNA Tests Proposed
EU - The European Commission has given the go-ahead to a second round on DNA testing of meat products to find out whether horse meat is still being used fraudulently in products labelled as beef, writes Chris Harris....
10 February 2014
MCOOL Has Scary 'Ripple Effect'
US – The Mandatory Country of Origin Labelling (MCOOL) dispute has contributed to meat plant closure and almost halved Canadian live cattle exports to the US, say industry leaders....
07 February 2014
Support for Country of Origin Labelling of Meat Urged
UK - Labour MEPs have demanded full information for consumers on where their meat comes from....
05 February 2014
McDonald's Sustainability VP Wants to Collaborate, Not Mandate
ANALYSIS - Bob Langert, McDonald's VP of Global Sustainability, told US cattle farmers and ranchers at the National Cattleman's Beef Association meeting (NCBA) that "sustainability isn't broken," but it's "filled with opportunity" to grow the beef industry,...
31 January 2014
Bullish Outlook Complicated By Dairy Steers and Other 'Minor Irritations'
US - Producers can be certain of cattle supplies remaining tight for 2014, while other factors, including the Californian dairy herd, muddy the waters on how markets will pan out....
30 January 2014
Cattlemen Voice Farm Bill Opposition
US – The National Cattlemen’s Beef Association has announced its opposition to the Agricultural Act of 2014 as it does not address ‘priority issues’....
NFU Responds to State of Union Address on Energy
US - The National Farmers Union (NFU) is encouraged by the president’s commitment to our country’s energy future, said NFU President Roger Johnson following President Obama’s State of the Union address....
28 January 2014
Packers, Processors Attempt to Hold Farm Bill Hostage
US - National Farmers Union (NFU) President Roger Johnson issued a statement in response to a letter from the meatpacking industry sent today to Congress. The letter calls for Congress to gut the Country-of-Origin Labeling (COOL) law. It also proposes...
24 January 2014
NFU Reiterates Farm Bill Priorities, Urges No Changes to COOL
US - National Farmers Union (NFU) President Roger Johnson has sent a letter to the members of the farm bill conference committee emphasizing the importance of finishing a five-year, comprehensive farm bill as soon as possible....
23 January 2014
Dairy Must Help Satisfy Nutrition Message and Food Security
ITALY – Consumer nutrition and food security is at the forefront of Europe’s dairy agenda, a leading European Commissioner has announced....
22 January 2014
Date Set for US-Canada COOL Hearing
GLOBAL - The dispute between the US and Canada over the implementation of Country of Origin Labelling is expected to be heard by the World Trade Organisation Disputes Panel next month....
21 January 2014
Cautious Optimism Following Omnibus Spending Bill Passage
US - National Farmers Union (NFU) President Roger Johnson expressed cautious optimism after the US Senate and House of Representatives’ passage of the $1.1 trillion spending bill that will keep the federal government running until September....
20 January 2014
European Parliament Calls for Crack Down on Food Fraud
EU - European Members of Parliament have called on European countries to fix penalties for food fraud at at least twice the economic gain the fraudster gets from the crime....
16 January 2014
Union Builds on Consumer Demand for Scottish Meat
UK - NFU Scotland is building on its successful ShelfWatch campaign to specifically look at the availability of Scottish meat on Scottish retailer shelves....
14 January 2014
Labelling Arguments Heard in Court
US - In the ongoing Country-of-Origin Labeling (COOL) lawsuit in which NFU is an intervener, the Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit held hearing arguments....
08 January 2014
Call to Buy British
UK - British consumers, businesses and public sector organisations should buy more British food products....
07 January 2014
Local Farm Shops Big Hit With Swedish Farmers
SWEDEN – Swedish cattle farmers are hailing efforts to promote local produce as a success, citing farm shops as a great retail option....
03 January 2014
Panama Strengthen Cooperation on Agri-food Matters
SPAIN - The directors-general of the Agricultural and Cattle Research Institute of Panama (IDIAP), Dr Paulo Ducasa, and the Institute for Research and Technology in Food and Agriculture (IRTA), Dr Josep M. Monfort, have signed a bilateral agri-food collaboration...
19 December 2013
Yorkshire Cheese Gets European Protected Status
EU – Three new products from the UK, Greece and Turkey, including a traditional cow’s milk cheese, have each been granted protected status by the European Commission....
18 December 2013
Po Valley Farmers Strive for 'Good and Honest' Milk
ITALY – Producer organisations are teaming up to shorten the supply chain by producing sustainable branded milk in northern Italy....
11 December 2013
Uruguayan Cattlemen Granted Angus Brand by European Union
URUGUAY – Aberdeen Angus producers in Uruguay are now able to certify the provenance of Angus beef destined for the European Union....
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