Friday, November 16, 2018

Livestock

China: Tests Shows Feed Not Contaminated with ASF

Tests show African Swine Fever in China is not linked animal feed, according to a Chinese pork firm. Reuters reports tests “failed to confirm” the presence of African Swine Fever in animal feeds. The...

Gag Order Struck Down in NC Nuisance Lawsuits

An appeals court struck down the gag order put into effect by the trial judge in the North Carolina hog nuisance lawsuits because it violated the First Amendment. The industry website MeatingPlace.com says the...

EPA Rule Exempts Farms From Emissions Reporting

The National Pork Producers Council today applauded the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for its proposed rule exempting livestock farmers from reporting to state and local authorities the routine emissions from their farms. “The rule announced today...

Canada Announces New Dairy Working Groups

Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada this week announced new dairy working groups to address industry concerns. Agriculture Minister Lawrence MacAulay announced the new working groups comprised of dairy farmers and processors. Canada says that while...

NMPF Calls Out Plant-Based Beverage Industry Misinformation, Citing New Consumer Data

Citing data that shows consumers are being misled about the nutritional merits of cow’s milk versus plant-based imitators, NMPF President and CEO Jim Mulhern today called on the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)...

ASF Could Drastically Change China’s Pork Market

African swine fever could reshape the pork market in China. A Rabobank report says the disease could accelerate a shift in pork production and boost import needs for 2019. Local supply shortages are being...

NMPF Asks USDA to Bolster Dairy Aid Package

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) needs to better reflect the dairy-farm incomes lost to tariff retaliation when it calculates its next round of trade mitigation payments, the National Milk Producers Federation said today. In...

Japan Finds African Swine Fever in Travelers Suitcase from China

Japanese officials stopped a travelers luggage from China bound for Japan because of pork in the suitcase that later tested positive for African swine fever. Japan's Agriculture Ministry announced the finding Monday of sausages...

EU Cleared to Start Talks on Increasing U.S. Beef Imports

The European Union late last week agreed to allow negotiations with the U.S. to increase imports of U.S. beef to the EU. The move could help ease some transatlantic trade tensions, according to Reuters,...

China Has Culled 200,000 Pigs Due to Swine Fever Outbreak

China, the world’s largest pork producer, has culled 200,000 pigs from its herds due to the outbreak of African Swine Fever. A Reuters report says Chinese health officials made the announcement last week. That...

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