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03 March 2021
American Farm Bureau voices support for cattle market transparency
The American Farm Bureau Federation (AFB) is calling on lawmakers to require increased transparency in US cattle markets. ...
02 March 2021
CME update: live cattle futures hit five-week low on technical selling and weak beef prices
Technical selling on 1 March drove CME live cattle futures to their lowest prices in more than five weeks....
Weak US dollar benefits some farm commodities, but not all
Fluctuating currency values can boost export opportunities for many agricultural commodities, but they can create headwinds for others - new CoBank report. ...
01 March 2021
Chinese investment in Australia plummets amid tensions
Chinese investment in Australia fell by 61% in 2020 to the lowest level recorded by the Australian National University in six years, coinciding with a worsening diplomatic dispute....
EuroTier 2021: Strong future ahead for Russian dairy industry
FOREIGN investors looking for good returns on their capital should look closely at the Russian dairy industry as the future holds very strong growth potential there, writes Chris McCullough with live coverage from EuroTier 2021....
22 February 2021
USDA Ag Outlook Forum: US dairy industry still facing uncertainties
The US dairy sector entered 2021 still in flux following the unprecedented disruptions brought about by COVID-19 in 2020, USDA said Friday in its closely watched annual Ag Outlook Forum. ...
18 February 2021
CME update: cattle futures sag as US cold snap stalls slaughter operations
US cattle futures dropped on 17 February as wintry weather and power outages hampered meat-packing operations, slowing the pace of slaughter and reducing demand for market-ready animals....
16 February 2021
US dairy exports volume sets all-time high mark in 2020
Despite significant disruptions in trade throughout 2020, the United States exported nearly 2.4 million metric tons of dairy goods last year–a record-setting mark, according to data released today by USDA’s Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS). ...
Growth seen in Kansas dairy industry despite fewer farms
Kansas is well known for beef production, but the state’s dairy industry has grown significantly over the past 20 years and Kansas State University’s Mike Brouk expects that trend to continue....
12 February 2021
Implications of Brexit on the animal science sector
British Society of Animal Science (BSAS) Vice-President Kim Matthews discusses the implications and fallout of Brexit on the animal science sector, and what the future holds going forward. BSAS communications lead Jason Simms reports on his discussion...
EU farming organisations take stand against proposed trade deal with Mercosur
EU farming unions have started a campaign to explain why they cannot support the EU-Mercosur free trade agreement as it stands. ...
Weekly global protein digest: exports, COVID-19, dairy adverts and organic pricing
This week's poultry highlights include exports, post-Brexit export delays, meatpacking plant worker vaccine concerns. Plus, we'll cover important pig and poultry global news....
11 February 2021
A closer look at the UK's free trade agreement with Japan
A UK-Japan Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement had been agreed in principle by the two parties, so what does it include? ...
British meat processors set up shop in EU to avoid red tape
Meat processing companies in the United Kingdom are registering their businesses in the European Union to bypass export delays as Brexit erodes their ability to trade....
10 February 2021
A year of challenges for red meat exports
The year 2020 was extraordinary, full of numerous challenges and unique circumstances, many of which were driven by the outbreak and rapid spread of COVID-19 around the world. However, the prominent influence on Australian red meat exports was the contraction...
08 February 2021
CME update: live cattle futures top one-year high on strong demand
US live cattle futures reached their highest point in a year on 5 February, while March feeder cattle futures slid back from previous highs....
05 February 2021
UN food price index hits 6½-year high, prompting fears of global food inflation
Global food prices rose for an eighth consecutive month in January, reaching their highest level since July 2014....
04 February 2021
Irish Farmers Association calls for in-depth analysis of EU Green Deal
The President of the Irish Farmers Association (IFA) has called for the Minister for Agriculture to conduct an impact analysis of the EU’s Farm to Fork and biodiversity strategies to account for economic and social implications of the policies....
CME update: cattle futures slip despite solid domestic demand
US live and feeder cattle futures settled lower on 3 February as traders pin hopes on increased meat demand from China....
03 February 2021
Bull run in US grain futures markets is in high gear, but for how long?
US grain futures markets the past few months have rallied strongly, setting multi-year highs. As of this writing, nearby corn futures have notched a 7.5-year high of $5.55 3/4 a bushel, nearby soybean futures a 6.5-year high of $14.38 1/4 a bushel and...
02 February 2021
What's on the horizon for UK agriculture?
The latest Agri-Market Outlook from the AHDB explores the UK farm sector's prospects for 2021. ...
01 February 2021
White House plans to review terms of US-China trade deal
The Biden administration will review all national security measures put in place by the former administration, including the US-China Phase 1 trade deal signed in January 2020....
CME update: live cattle futures slip on end-month profit-taking
US live cattle futures closed lower on 29 January as traders booked profits at the end of the week and month while Wall Street equity markets declined....
New reports shows UK shoppers backing British farmers
A new report from the AHDB finds that consumer attitudes towards UK farmers have grown more positive amid a challenging year and significant upheavals in the agriculture sector. ...
27 January 2021
Global milk supply growth forecast to slow in 2021
Despite the disruption to food markets by coronavirus early in the year, dairy markets recovered quickly and remained surprisingly robust through 2020, writes Patty Clayton, analyst with AHDB. ...
25 January 2021
New Zealand dairy sector has record year, with total milksolids production at a record high
The DairyNZ and Livestock Improvement Corporation (LIC) statistics show that in the 2019-20 season, New Zealand dairy companies processed 21.1 billion litres of milk containing 1.90 billion kilograms of milksolids (kg MS)...
22 January 2021
CME update: live cattle futures surge ahead of USDA Cattle on Feed report
US live cattle futures gained on 21 January ahead of a closely watched monthly Cattle on Feed report, due on 22 January from the USDA....
21 January 2021
Proposed legislation in the Czech Republic to boost domestic food in supermarkets could clash with EU
Czech lawmakers have approved legislation that requires shops to sell mainly domestically made food to benefit Czech farmers, but the law could face pushback from EU economic rules....
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