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FAO Food Price Index drops for the sixth consecutive month

October 7, 2022
The gauge for world food commodity prices declined for the sixth month in a row in September, with sharp drops in the quotations for vegetable oils more than offsetting higher cereal prices, according to a new report released by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO).

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FAO Food Price Index drops for the sixth consecutive month

Tennessee State Veterinarian lifts poultry restrictions


Tennessee State Veterinarian lifts poultry restrictions

October 7, 2022
The Tennessee State Veterinarian is lifting statewide poultry restrictions following the detection of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) last month in a backyard flock in Obion County, Tennessee.

Vietnams' forestry waste products likely to rake in billions of dollars

October 7, 2022
Wood pellets, made from compressed sawdust and forestry wastes, have become a key currency earner of the wood industry, having the great potential to rank in the group of export staples with turnover of over 1 billion USD.

Increase in gypsy moth activity detected in Delaware for 2022

October 7, 2022
The Delaware Forest Service has detected approximately 825 acres of defoliation around the Cypress Swamp, Gumboro, and the Nanticoke Wildlife Area due to gypsy moths, as compared to 2021 with only about 12 acres impacted by this invasive pest.

Hong Kong suspends import of poultry meat and products from areas in Portugal, Canada and U.S.

October 7, 2022
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 areas in Portugal, Canada and the United States.

Hong Kong suspends import of poultry meat and products from areas in UK, U.S. and Belgium

October 7, 2022
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 areas in the United Kingdom, the United States and Belgium.

Wisconsin: Vernon County deer farm confirmed with CWD

October 6, 2022
The Wisconsin Depar​tment of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection (DATCP) has confirmed that a white-tailed buck at a Vernon County deer farm has tested positive for chronic wasting disease (CWD).

Farmers in all eight Connecticut counties now eligible for federal disaster assistance due to drought

October 6, 2022
Governor Ned Lamont announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture has approved his request to expand the natural disaster declaration that it recently approved for certain parts of Connecticut due to the drought that impacted the state this summer.

Rancher sentenced for running $244 million “ghost cattle” scam

October 6, 2022
A cattle rancher in Washington was sentenced to 11 years in prison for defrauding Tyson Foods and another company (Company 1) out of more than $244 million by charging the victim companies for the purported costs of purchasing and feeding hundreds of thousands of cattle that did not exist.

Exporters lose over $12,000 for every container of bananas contaminated with drugs in Ecuador

October 6, 2022
As of September 29, 2022, Ecuadorian authorities have already seized 151 tons of illegal drugs, i.e. 20 more than in the same period of 2021.
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