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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....
17 April 2021
How will UK farm businesses react to changing land use?
Climate change, new policies and other pressures will change how land is used around the UK in the coming years, says the Central Association of Agricultural Valuers (CAAV)....
16 April 2021
Michelin-rated chef's $20 takeaway burger a hit in Amsterdam
The Waldorf Astoria hotel in Amsterdam, with a two Michelin star chef and rooms starting at $700, initially balked at the idea of offering burgers for delivery. Then reality hit....
Weekly beef and dairy digest: US beef sales abroad continue to slip
Read the USDA outlook for beef and veal and see an in-depth analysis of Brazil's meat industry. ...
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
US beef and cattle prices are rising on stronger-than-normal seasonal demand
Beef and beef cattle prices are experiencing an upward trend as the US economy emerges from a year-long pandemic, writes Adam Russell with the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service. ...
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....
US ag and first responder groups release video series to help farmers with emergency planning
Animal agriculture groups have partnered with US first responders to create a video series that helps farmers and ranchers prepare emergency action plans. ...
"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
USAID and key agriculture partners launch consortium to combat the threat of infectious diseases
A five-year animal agriculture program launched by USAID and led by Cargill, Ausvet, Heifer International and International Poultry Council will increase capacity of farmers, governments and other stakeholders to prevent and quickly respond to growing...
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....
12 April 2021
New Zealand’s Synlait Milk CEO to step down amid economic uncertainty
Synlait Milk Ltd says that its chief executive, Leon Clement, will step down at the end of April and that the company’s co-founder would take an interim leadership role....
The UK's meat and dairy industry should maintain in-home offerings post pandemic
With over a quarter of the population saying they plan to eat out less when lockdown eases, AHDB has produced a new report exploring future opportunities for meat and dairy in-home....
Drought in western US could complicate the growing season
After 2020's pandemic-related challenges, US farmers were hoping for an uncomplicated growing season, says the National Farmers Union. ...
Creating a biosecurity plan for my dairy farm
Biosecurity is an everyday practice on most pig and poultry operations, but is it standard practice on your dairy farm? We spoke to the team at Neogen to learn more about biosecurity best management practices. ...
11 April 2021
New trailer for film documenting mental health struggles in the farming community
A new film looking at mental health in the farming community, called “Unearthing Farming Lives” is currently “in the making”....
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
Research suggests link between Ireland's rising sika deer populations and bovine TB infections
New research from Trinity College Dublin establishes a correlation between rising sika deer populations and outbreaks of bovine TB. ...
World food price index rises for tenth straight month in March
Word food prices rose for a tenth consecutive month in March according to FAO data, hitting their highest level since June 2014....
Weekly beef and dairy digest: Australia's dairy industry contends with flood aftermath
US beef sales slip and the dairy industry prepares for peak levels of milk. ...
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. ...
08 April 2021
New Zealand's Fonterra completes sale of two China farms
Fonterra has completed the sale of its two wholly owned China farming hubs in Ying and Yutian....
 
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