Trumps affect on farming

The Land, BENJAMIN PICTON, Rabobank1 Feb 2017
WITH all eyes on the first days of the administration of now president Donald Trump since his inauguration on January 20, it’s a pertinent time to ask the question “what does Trump’s elev…

Russia bans kiwi meat

NZ Farmers Weekly, Nigel Stirling
Russia has followed through on its threat to ban beef imports from New Zealand for failing to meet import requirements. In a statement Russia’s Federal Service for Veterinary and …

Anxious wait for exports to US

NZ Farmers Weekly, Nigel Stirling
Exporters are watching anxiously to see if President Donald Trump will adopt a proposal for a 20% tax on all imports into the United States. The so-called border adjustment would help…

Shortage of lamb for Easter trade

NZ Farmers Weekly, Alan Williams
Meat processors are likely to have a shortfall in chilled lamb shipped to Europe and the United Kingdom to meet valuable Easter trade contracts. It wouldn’t be a big shortfall but m…

FSIS ‘hearts’ ground beef

Meatingplace, By Tom Johnston on 2/2/2017
ATLANTA — USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) now allows cow heart as an ingredient in ground beef, overturning a policy that processors followed for nearly 40 years. The agency di…