Worst ever bird flu crisis in Europe raises risks for next season

Europe has experienced its worst bird flu crisis ever this year with nearly 50 million poultry culled, and the persistence of the virus over the summer has raised the risk…
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Florida farmers scramble to reach cattle after Hurricane Ian

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Worst ever bird flu crisis in Europe raises risks for next season

Europe has experienced its worst bird flu crisis ever this year with nearly 50 million poultry culled, and the persistence of the virus over ...

Florida farmers scramble to reach cattle after Hurricane Ian

Farmers in Florida rushed to reach their cattle on Thursday after trees downed by Hurricane Ian broke fences used to contain the animals and ...

P.E.I. dairy farmers grappling with mangled, destroyed barns

Kevin Jewell considers it a miracle he didn't lose a cow after powerful winds from Fiona ripped open his barn and crumpled the steel ...

Stepped Up Transport Biosecurity Critical Heading into Fall

The Manager of the Canada West Swine Health Intelligence Network is advising pork producers to pay particularly close attention to transport biosecurity heading into ...

Smithfield Foods to pay $75 million in pork price-fixing settlement

Smithfield Foods Inc has agreed to pay $75 million to settle a lawsuit by consumers who accused the meat producer and several competitors of ...

America’s meat companies fill the “protein gap” to help end hunger in the United States

Aligned with the Biden administration's goal of ending hunger in the United States and with the White House Conference on Hunger, Nutrition, and Health, ...

Storm Fiona batters Canada’s eastern fisheries and farms

Powerful storm Fiona slammed into Canada's eastern fishing and farm industries over the weekend, smashing wharves, food processing plants and barns that will take ...

The Re-Seasoning Coalition launches to increase Black representation within the foodservice industry

The foodservice industry needs to attract, retain and promote Black employees       The Re-Seasoning Coalition (TRSC), a non-profit initiative dedicated to helping ...

Swiss reject initiative to ban factory farming

Swiss voters on Sunday rejected a proposal to ban factory farming in a referendum on whether the wealthy country's strict animal welfare laws need ...

CAFTA issues statement marking five years of free trade with the European Union

Dan Darling, President of the Canadian Agri-Food Trade Alliance (CAFTA), issued the statement below marking the fifth anniversary of the Canada-EU Economic and Trade ...

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Worst ever bird flu crisis in Europe raises risks for next season

Europe has experienced its worst bird flu crisis ever this year with nearly 50 million poultry culled, and the persistence of the virus over the summer has raised the risk…

Florida farmers scramble to reach cattle after Hurricane Ian

Farmers in Florida rushed to reach their cattle on Thursday after trees downed by Hurricane Ian broke fences used to contain the animals and rain from the fierce storm flooded…

P.E.I. dairy farmers grappling with mangled, destroyed barns

Kevin Jewell considers it a miracle he didn’t lose a cow after powerful winds from Fiona ripped open his barn and crumpled the steel frame      by Alexandre Silberman…

Stepped Up Transport Biosecurity Critical Heading into Fall

The Manager of the Canada West Swine Health Intelligence Network is advising pork producers to pay particularly close attention to transport biosecurity heading into the fall      by Bruce…

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Implications of California’s Proposition 12 Extend Beyond Agriculture

The Senior Counsel for Public Policy with the American Farm Bureau Federation says the implementation of California’s Proposition 12 has implications that extend well beyond the pork industry    …

Canada’s Ag Industry would benefit from Cyber Barn Raising to guard farmers against online attacks

If farmers are under threat, then so are the rest of us,’ researcher Janos Botschner says     by Kate Bueckert – CBC News Cathy Lennon can’t recall the last time…

Tax relief for Prairie livestock producers facing the impacts of extreme weather

Canadian farmers are directly impacted by climate change and its effects can be detrimental to sustaining operations      To provide assurance for producers as they make difficult herd management…

VIDO Explores Mechanisms Responsible for Intrauterine Vaccine Immune Response

Researchers with the Vaccine and Infectious Disease Organization are exploring the mechanisms involved in triggering an immune response in sows and gilts inoculated using intrauterine vaccination by Bruce Cochrane –…

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Worst ever bird flu crisis in Europe raises risks for next season

Europe has experienced its worst bird flu crisis ever this year with nearly 50 million poultry culled, and the persistence of the virus over the summer has raised the risk of widespread infections next season, the EU's Food Safety Agency (EFSA) said      by Sybille De La Hamaide - Reuters  The spread of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI), commonly called bird flu, is a concern for governments and the ...

Florida farmers scramble to reach cattle after Hurricane Ian

Farmers in Florida rushed to reach their cattle on Thursday after trees downed by Hurricane Ian broke fences used to contain the animals and rain from the fierce storm flooded fields used for grazing      by Tom Polansek - Reuters  One of the mightiest storms to hit the U.S. mainland in recent years, Ian flooded communities on the Gulf Coast before plowing across the peninsula to the Atlantic seaboard. ...

P.E.I. dairy farmers grappling with mangled, destroyed barns

Kevin Jewell considers it a miracle he didn't lose a cow after powerful winds from Fiona ripped open his barn and crumpled the steel frame      by Alexandre Silberman - CBC News  "It's unbelievable that could happen, in a barn that was full capacity," he said.  Jewell's son went to check on the main barn at their family farm in Meadowbank, P.E.I., early Saturday morning. He called to say ...

Stepped Up Transport Biosecurity Critical Heading into Fall

The Manager of the Canada West Swine Health Intelligence Network is advising pork producers to pay particularly close attention to transport biosecurity heading into the fall      by Bruce Cochrane - Farmscape.ca  The Canada West Swine Health Intelligence Network swine disease surveillance report for the second quarter of 2022 indicates, while the Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea outbreak in Manitoba is being brought under control, manure storages on affected farms will ...

Smithfield Foods to pay $75 million in pork price-fixing settlement

Smithfield Foods Inc has agreed to pay $75 million to settle a lawsuit by consumers who accused the meat producer and several competitors of conspiring to inflate prices in the $20 billion-a-year U.S. pork market by limiting supply      by Jonathon Stempal - Reuters  A preliminary settlement in the antitrust case was filed on Tuesday night with the federal court in Minneapolis, and requires approval by U.S. District Judge ...

America’s meat companies fill the “protein gap” to help end hunger in the United States

Aligned with the Biden administration's goal of ending hunger in the United States and with the White House Conference on Hunger, Nutrition, and Health, the North American Meat Institute and America’s leading meat companies are advancing industry-wide best practices and increasing access to nutrient-dense meat for families in need        The Meat Institute shared today with White House Conference organizers its commitment, made through the Protein PACT for ...

Storm Fiona batters Canada’s eastern fisheries and farms

Powerful storm Fiona slammed into Canada's eastern fishing and farm industries over the weekend, smashing wharves, food processing plants and barns that will take months to repair    by Rod Nickel - Reuters   One of the worst storms Canada has ever faced left more than one-third of customers in the Atlantic province of Nova Scotia without power, swept homes into the sea and left one person dead. Fishing is ...

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