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New fly Drosophila Suzukii threatens Kenyan fresh produce exports to EU

October 3, 2020
The Kenyan horticulture sector is on high alert following the discovery of a new pest that threatens the nation’s fresh produce exports.

New roadmap for sustainable shrimp production

October 2, 2020
New guidelines that aim to ensure better social and environmental practices in global farmed shrimp supply chains have been published by WWF.

330,000 poultry killed due to bird flu outbreak in Kazakhstan

October 2, 2020
About 330,000 birds in poultry farms have been killed in Kazakhstan due to highly pathogenic H5N8 bird flu in seven regions across the country, the agriculture ministry announced on Thursday.

Invasive spotted lanternfly egg masses found in Maine

October 2, 2020
The Maine Department of Agricultural, Conservation and Forestry (DACF) announced finding egg masses of the invasive spotted lanternfly (SLF) on trees in Maine communities and is urging residents to report any sign of the invasive pest.

Michigan implements new quarantine for mountain pine beetle

October 2, 2020
Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development (MDARD) Director Gary McDowell is taking steps to protect the state’s pine trees from a potentially devastating exotic pest the mountain pine beetle.

Illinois announces $5 million grant program for agriculture businesses

October 1, 2020
The Illinois Department of Agriculture (IDOA) announced the availability of $5 million in business recovery funding for livestock producers and small meat and poultry plants suffering interruptions as a result of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

Colorado State Veterinarian confirms first Equine West Nile Virus case of 2020

October 1, 2020
A horse residing in Jefferson County has been diagnosed with West Nile Virus (WNV), marking the first confirmed equine WNV case in 2020.

Kuwait lifts import ban on Pakistan poultry

October 1, 2020
uwait has lifted the ban on imports of bird meat and eggs from Pakistan after ascertaining that the products were free from bird flu.

UK exports beef to U.S. first time in over 20 years

October 1, 2020
The first shipments of British beef departed for the United States, marking the country\'s first beef exports to the U.S. market in more than 20 years.

Namibia bans import of cucumbers to support local production

October 1, 2020
Namibia has put a temporary ban on imports of English cucumbers, effective 25 September.

Hong Kongs suspends import of poultry meat and products from Karachayevo-Cherkesskaya in Russia

September 30, 2020
The Centre for Food Safety (CFS) has instructed the trade to suspend the import of poultry meat and products (including poultry eggs) from the above area to protect public health in Hong Kong.

Germany finds two more African swine fever cases

September 30, 2020
Two more cases of African swine fever (ASF) have been confirmed in wild boars in the eastern German state of Brandenburg, with one found outside the area of the first discoveries, the federal agriculture ministry said.
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