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Japan is considering lifting an import ban on some chicken meat from Russia, with the two countries’ leaders expected to discuss the matter on the sidelines of this week’s Group of 20 summit, government sources said Monday.

Since 2005, Japan has been banning imports of raw chicken meat from Russia due to concerns about bird flu. According to the sources, Tokyo would lift the ban only for certain parts of the country proven to have a low risk of carrying the disease.

In May, Japan’s agriculture ministry asked an expert panel to discuss whether Tokyo should lift the ban, which would likely happen in 2020 at the earliest. Tula and Bryansk oblasts in western Russia are subject to possible removal from the import ban, the sources said.

The issue is part of a broader discussion on expanding trade in meat between the two countries.

The government’s top spokesman, Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga, told a press conference the same day the two countries were working on “a number of issues,” but declined to comment on whether Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and Russian President Vladimir Putin would reach any sort of agreement at their meeting in Osaka on Saturday.

As for expanding meat trade between the two countries, Japan plans to urge Russia to recognize more facilities in Japan dealing with exports to boost Russia-bound shipments of Japanese beef.

In turn, Japan will be open to discussions if Moscow requests Tokyo to increase authorized facilities in Russia that handle processed meat products bound for Japan, the sources said.

According to the farm ministry, Japan imported roughly 550,000 tons of chicken meat in the year through March, with some 70 percent coming from Brazil and 20 percent from Thailand.

Japan currently suspends imports of chicken meat from 57 countries and regions to prevent bird flu virus from entering the country, according to the Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Ministry.

The National Milk Producers Federation today commended Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue for actions intended to provide relief to farmers impacted by significant flooding and rain this spring.

The Department of Agriculture has announced that farmers who planted cover crops on prevented-plant acres will be able to hay, graze, and chop their fields as early as September 1 this year, as opposed to the usual November 1 date, to provide for enough forage for dairy and livestock operations later this year.  The Department is also allowing for silage to receive the same treatment this year as haying and grazing.

“This year’s problematic weather and disasters have created a unique set of challenges for dairy producers for whom feed availability is a critical issue,” said Jim Mulhern, president and CEO of NMPF. “We thank Secretary Perdue for taking important steps to ease the feed crisis that farmers are facing in multiple regions of the country.”

NMPF has also endorsed the bipartisan Feed Emergency Enhancement During Disasters Act (H.R. 3183) introduced by Reps. Dusty Johnson (R-SD) and Angie Craig (D-MN), which takes similar steps to alleviate the feed challenges facing dairy farmers and others in agriculture.  NMPF looks forward to working with Congress and USDA to address this challenge.

LINCOLN – The Nebraska Department of Agriculture (NDA) is encouraging 4-H and FFA members to share their passion for poultry by entering NDA’s annual Poultry Photo Contest. NDA sponsors this annual event to give 4-H and FFA members the opportunity to promote and support Nebraska’s poultry industry through photography. Entries must be postmarked by July 15, 2019.

“NDA’s annual Poultry Photo Contest highlights the state’s diverse poultry population,” said NDA Director Steve Wellman. “These 4H and FFA members are committed to raising quality poultry and show birds, and this contest lets them use their photography skills to demonstrate, at the state level, their commitment to the poultry industry. We look forward to seeing this year’s group of creative entries.”

NDA staff members will judge photo contest entries based on originality, composition and photographic skills. Contest rules and official entry forms are available online at www.nda.nebraska.gov.

Winners of NDA’s Poultry Photo Contest will be announced during the Nebraska State Fair in Grand Island. NDA will feature winning photos throughout the year in promotional materials and on social media.

The Photo Contest also gives NDA the opportunity to share information on biosecurity measures that poultry owners can use to keep their flocks healthy and prevent the spread of diseases. Virulent or Exotic Newcastle Disease (vND) has been found in production facilities and backyard poultry flocks on the west coast. Bird owners in Nebraska should always practice sound biosecurity measures to help prevent diseases like vND and avian influenza. If a disease outbreak is suspected, poultry owners can call their local veterinarian or NDA at 800-831-0550.

DUBLIN–(BUSINESS WIRE)-The “Food Processing Machinery and Equipment: Global Market Analysis, Trends, and Forecasts” report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com’s offering.

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The report analyzes the worldwide markets for Food Processing Machinery and Equipment in US$ Million by the following Product Segments: Meat/Poultry Processing Equipment, Fish/Seafood Processing Equipment, Dry Food Processing Equipment, Beverage Processing Equipment, Pre-Prepared Food Processing Equipment, Dairy Products Processing Equipment, Fruit/Vegetable Processing Equipment, Grain Mill Processing Equipment, Fats & Oil Processing Equipment, and Multi-Products/General Purpose Processing Equipment.

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