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22 April 2021
EU agrees to wide-ranging climate law to speed emissions cuts
The European Union clinched a deal on 21 April on a landmark climate change law that puts new, tougher greenhouse gas emissions targets at the heart of all EU policymaking....
US NFU voices support for proposed Growing Climate Solutions Act
The recently introduced Growing Climate Solutions Act can improve the credibility of US carbon markets, says the National Farmers Union. ...
Brazil’s meat lobby says new tariff waiver allows cheaper corn imports from US and Ukraine
Brazil’s decision to temporarily waive tariffs on grain imports could pave the way for cheaper corn from the Ukraine and US that could undercut Mercosur-based grain growers, says ABPA leader....
21 April 2021
Plant-based food industry fights EU proposal to ban dairy comparisons
A new rule banning food companies from comparing plant-based products to dairy in their marketing could be agreed by European Union negotiators this week, despite protests from firms including Danone, Nestle and Unilever....
20 April 2021
How you can help the EFSA prepare its animal transport assessment
The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) is preparing its scientific assessment on the welfare of animals during transport in the EU. ...
19 April 2021
Ugandan districts ban livestock movements over FMD
Animal health authorities in the Kiruhura district have banned the sale and movement of livestock and their products to stem the spread of foot-and-mouth disease (FMD)....
Serge Riendeau reappointed to Canadian Dairy Commission
Minister Marie-Claude Bibeau announced the reappointment of Serge Riendeau as CEO of the Canadian Dairy Commission for another one-year term. ...
Proposed White House budget could boost farm funding by 16%
President Joe Biden released his proposed federal budget on 9 April and farming, food safety, infrastructure and climate action are set to get a boost. ...
New speaker series showcases agriculture's role in global nutrition
Farm Journal Foundation kicked off its annual Speaker Series with an event highlighting agriculture’s unique role in addressing challenges to global nutrition....
18 April 2021
What the NFU is doing to create a safer, cleaner, greener rural Britain
With Coronavirus restrictions lifting and the number of people visiting the countryside increasing, the National Farmers Union is working hard to make sure farms are kept safe and profitable....
16 April 2021
Global corporations seek unified and market-based approaches ahead of climate summit
Corporate executives and investors say they want world leaders at next week's climate summit to embrace a unified and market-based approach to slashing their carbon emissions....
Canada's migrant farmworkers remain at risk of COVID-19 one year into the pandemic
Migrant farm workers form a critical part of Canada's agriculture labor force, but one year after the COVID-19 crisis began, many remain vulnerable to the disease and could struggle to obtain vaccinations....
15 April 2021
Cuba loosens ban on cattle slaughter, sales of beef, dairy
Cuba announced that it was loosening a decades-old ban on the slaughter of cattle and sale of beef and dairy as part of agricultural reforms as the Communist-run country battles with food shortages....
Drifting apart? European firms battle to reach UK clients
Trading rules and routes between the United Kingdom and European Union have become more complex after the 31 December Brexit deadline and are set to become more stringent in the months ahead....
CoBank's quarterly analysis suggests that President Biden's proposed infrastructure plan could significantly impact rural America
The latest analysis from CoBank finds that the US economy is gathering momentum after the COVID-19 crisis and that policy decisions and the proposed infrastructure plan will have far-reaching impacts on rural industries. ...
14 April 2021
New Zealand will stop livestock exports due to animal welfare concerns
New Zealand said on 14 April that it will stop the export of livestock by sea following a transition period of up to two years, citing animal welfare concerns for a decision that will affect major trading partners including Australia and China....
"Lucky escape" for Australia after authorities detect traces of ASF and FMD on illegally imported food
Australia's National Farmers Federation says that the country's biosecurity systems should be improved after border authorities intercept parcels of illegally imported meat. ...
13 April 2021
How will individual EU countries deliver on CAP strategic plans?
Member States’ CAP strategic plans will combine a wide range of targeted interventions addressing their specific needs and delivering tangible results in relation to EU-level objectives, while contributing to the Green Deal....
Australia's NFF welcomes new Climate Change Authority Chair
The National Farmers’ Federation welcomes the appointment of Mr Grant King as Chair of the Climate Change Authority, as well as new members Ms Susie Smith and Mr John McGee....
10 April 2021
US advocacy groups petition for FDA to retain its regulatory capacity of genetically engineered animals
This week, thirteen national advocacy groups concerned about public health, environment, and animal welfare urged key federal agencies to maintain regulatory authority over genetically engineered food animals within the US Food and Drug Administration...
09 April 2021
Canada makes further investments in worker safety at meat plants
Canada is investing over $12 million to build processing capacity and improve worker safety in Ontario's meat plants. ...
Australia's NFF praises decision to develop livestock in New South Wales
National Farmers' Federation Chief Executive Tony Mahar welcomed the move, saying that it is regionalization in action. ...
07 April 2021
Irish offer expertise in building sustainable national food systems
Irish agriculture minister Charlie McConalogue has unveiled Sustainable Food Systems Ireland (SFSI), an initiative that shares Irish agri-food expertise internationally....
USDA enrolls 5 million acres of land in conservation effort
The USDA and private landowners have partnered to protect more than 5 million acres of wetlands, grasslands, and prime farmland....
06 April 2021
USTR vows to keep battling “significant” foreign trade barriers
The US government has vowed to continue battling what it sees as significant trade barriers that are harming American companies and farmers, and singled out China as the "world's leading offender" in creating overcapacities in several sectors....
02 April 2021
RSPCA Australia publishes welfare scorecards to raise awareness of rules governing slaughterhouses
The RSPCA has released a detailed report and interactive map that highlights the current state of animal welfare regulation at Australia's abattoirs....
USDA and National Farmers Union welcome the American Jobs Plan
The National Farmers Union says it is "encouraged" by the newly-announced American Jobs Plan, saying that it provides much-needed investment in rural infrastructure. ...
 
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