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18 January 2021
View news from United States NCBA warns cattle producers to take additional precautions to ward off FMD
The National Cattlemen's Beef Association (NCBA) is calling for continued vigilance after an additional outbreak of foot-and-mouth disease was reported in Namibia. ...
View news from United Kingdom UK farmgate prices remain strong despite border concerns stemming from Brexit
Despite the Brexit trade agreement between the UK and EU, UK cattle producers must still contend with the new non-tariff conditions and biosecurity checks for exports. ...
View news from United States CME update: cattle futures rise on bargain buying
US live cattle futures rose on 15 January on some bargain buying but still posted their first weekly loss in five weeks....
View news from Mexico Mexico’s ag industry warns that bans on GMO corn and glyphosate could shrink food supplies
Mexico’s agriculture and livestock industries are pushing back on a government plan to pivot away from genetically modified corn imports, saying that the move would upend the country’s food supply....
View news from Global TechMix Acquires Immuno-Dynamics
TechMix, LLC is announcing the acquisition of Immuno-Dynamics, Inc. of Fennimore, Wisconsin....
View news from Global New labor, farm management skills needed amid COVID-19 pandemic
One of the outcomes of the COVID-19 pandemic has been for many individuals and businesses to reassess “business as usual” attitudes and actions. ...
17 January 2021
View news from United Kingdom Take 15 minutes to complete the UK's Big Farming Survey
RABI has launched the largest ever survey of its kind in England and Wales, with a target of achieving 26,000 responses from farming people....
16 January 2021
View news from European Union IPIFF welcomes new European opinion on edible insects
The International Platform of Insects for Food and Feed (IPIFF) has welcomed the first European Food Safety Agency opinion on insect-based feed. ...
15 January 2021
View news from Global Weekly beef and dairy digest: US beef exports to EU feel pandemic pain
USDA revises export figures for 2021 and the EU increases its US beef import quota. ...
View news from European Union EU considers incentives for low-carbon farming
Farmers across the European Union could get cash to re-wild farmland and curb emissions from belching livestock....
View news from United States CME update: cattle futures falter as corn prices surge
US feeder cattle futures fell on 14 January, retreating back towards a three-month low on prospects for increased input costs for farmers due to skyrocketing corn prices....
View news from United Kingdom What happens after the UK government cuts Direct Payments under the new Transition Plan?
Property consultancy Bidwells explores the impact that the UK's Agricultural Transition Plan (ATP) could have on sustainable farming. ...
View news from United Kingdom New report stresses the need for a UK farm animal health and welfare body
A new report published as part of the Nuffield Farming Scholarships Trust and AHDB highlights the need for a veterinary-led farm animal health and welfare body for the UK. ...
14 January 2021
View news from United States CoBank Quarterly: Probable Boost in Fiscal Spending Lifts Grain and Livestock Outlook
The coronavirus still dominates the economy and continues to impact rural industries, but with vaccines rolling out, the virus will slowly loosen its grip in 2021. ...
View news from United States Boehringer welcomes new leadership
Boehringer Ingelheim Animal Health, a leading provider of medicine for pets, horses and livestock, announces leadership transition and welcomes Randolph Legg as its US President....
View news from United Kingdom How to understand the carbon footprint of rations
Mole Valley Farmers is helping producers to reduce the environmental impact of their rations by calculating the carbon footprint of every feed ingredient delivered to their mills....
View news from Namibia Namibia hit with a new outbreak of FMD
Foot and mouth disease outbreak spreads further in Namibia, prompting renewed biosecurity efforts....
View news from United States CME update: live cattle futures end mixed on concerns about feed costs
Nearby US cattle futures weakened on 13 January, weighed down by prospects for rising feed costs due to higher prices for corn, soybeans and wheat....
13 January 2021
View news from United States CME update: live cattle futures end mixed as cash markets weaken
US cattle futures ended mixed on 12 January as traders weighed sluggish cash markets and soaring feed costs....
View news from United Kingdom NFU UK voices agreement with The Times opinion piece on sustainable meat
National Farmers Union (NFU) Deputy President Stuart Roberts has written to The Times about eating sustainably and why going meat-free for January may not bring the expected climate benefits....
View news from Indonesia Indonesia forecasts 13 percent dip in imports of beef and water buffalo meat for 2021
Indonesia’s imports of beef and water buffalo meat are expected to fall 13 percent this year as the COVID-19 pandemic hinders demand....
View news from Australia NFF Australia calls for dedicated agriculture visa to address labour shortages
The National Farmers Federation (NFF) is urging the Australian government to create a dedicated agriculture visa to help the sector achieve its potential. ...
12 January 2021
View news from United Kingdom UK’s Gove warns that trade issues in Northern Ireland will get worse
Difficulties in moving goods between Northern Ireland and the rest of the United Kingdom will get worse before they get better, Cabinet Office minister Michael Gove said on 8 January....
View news from United Kingdom UK's Rural Payments Agency fulfilled 98 percent of BPS claims despite pandemic challenges
The Rural Payments Agency (RPA) has delivered its best ever December payment performance, paying 98 percent of claims filed under the Basic Payment Scheme (BPS). ...
View news from United States CME update: live cattle futures fall on profit-taking and technical selling
US cattle futures sank on 11 January in a profit-taking and technical selling setback amid concerns about weakening US demand for cattle and beef....
View news from United States Smithfield suspends US federal campaign donations
Smithfield Foods has suspended federal campaign donations after the US Capitol riot on 6 December....
11 January 2021
View news from United States US safety regulators ignored workers’ COVID-19 complaints amid deadly outbreaks
An in-depth report from Reuters has identified a consistent pattern of COVID-19 safety complaints from workers being ignored by local, state and federal regulators, leading to slipshod responses to outbreaks and worker deaths....
View news from United Kingdom ORFC Global 2021 conference boasts more than 5,000 delegates from around the world
The Oxford Real Farming Conference 2021 is bringing 500 speakers together to explore regenerative agriculture and solutions to climate change....
 
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