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Mink in British Columbia test positive for COVID

July 28, 2021
Two mink have tested positive for SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19 in humans, on a farm under quarantine after it had mink test positive in May 2021.

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Mink in British Columbia test positive for COVID

Minnesota: Emerald ash borer found in Freeborn County


Alaska: Dunleavy administration coordinates salmon donations to Yukon-Kuskokwim region

July 27, 2021
The Alaska Department of Fish and Game, at the direction of Governor Mike Dunleavy, is coordinating donations of salmon to families in the Yukon-Kuskokwim region following the closure of chinook and chum salmon fishing in the Yukon River due to poor returns.

Minnesota: Emerald ash borer found in Freeborn County

July 27, 2021
The Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA) has confirmed emerald ash borer (EAB) in Freeborn County for the first time.

Cambodia: Frozen buffalo meat from India COVID-19 positive

July 27, 2021
Cambodia's Ministry of Health (MoH) has announced that frozen buffalo meat shipped in from India tested positive for COVID-19.

New Zealand's lifestyle block owner fined $6,709 for starving cattle

July 26, 2021
A lifestyle block owner has been fined $6,000 and ordered to pay $700 in veterinarian costs for starving 5 cattle, and for failing to adequately treat and prevent parasites in 2 calves.

1.2 billion tonnes of food lost on farms

July 26, 2021
WWF and Tesco publish Driven to Waste, a new report that quantifies the total amount of food lost on farms globally, revealing an estimated 2.5 billion tonnes of food2 goes uneaten around the world each year.

African swine fever continues to be reported in wild boar across Europe

July 24, 2021
Since the last report on 12 May 2021, African swine fever (ASF) continues to be reported in wild boar across Europe, including in the east of Germany.

Hong Kong suspends import of poultry meat and products from KwaZulu-Natal

July 23, 2021
The Centre for Food Safety (CFS) of the Food and Environmental Hygiene Department announced that it has suspended import of poultry meat and products from Mkhambathini Local Municipality of KwaZulu-Natal Province in South Africa.

France will be first country along with Germany to end elimination of male chicks

July 23, 2021
The year 2022 will be the year of the end of crushing and gassing of male chicks, announces Julien Denormandie, Minister of Agriculture and Food.

Delaware preserved 143,000 acres of farmland after 25th round of easement selections

July 22, 2021
Delaware announced its 25th consecutive round of easement selections by the Delaware Agricultural Lands Preservation Foundation.
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