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27 October 2021
China greenlights beef imports from Italy
China’s Customs Administration has approved beef imports from Italy from 26 October....
WTO panel examines Chinese import duties on Australian beef and wine as relations sour
The World Trade Organization has agreed to set up a panel to examine China's imposition of duties on imported Australian wine and beef, two of several disputes souring relations between the two countries....
US beef production challenges: past, present and future
The beef and cattle market has been hit hard with production cost increases, on top of drought conditions that have increased feed costs, writes Timothy Wier for The Cattle Site. ...
Australian farmers respond to government commitment to net zero carbon emissions
Australia's National Farmers Federation (NFF) welcomes the government's strategy for delivering net zero carbon emissions....
26 October 2021
UK's new Trade and Agriculture Commission hopes to boost farm exports
UK ministers are building on the recommendations made by the first Agriculture Mission, takings steps to safeguard animal welfare and address antimicrobial resistance in trade agreements. ...
25 October 2021
What will the UK-NZ trade deal mean for the UK beef and dairy sector?
The UK and New Zealand recently announced an "agreement in principle" for a future trade deal, but UK cattle farmers fear that they could be undercut by food imports....
20 October 2021
CIPD urges UK to provide more temporary visas to EU workers as “safety valve”
The Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD), a human resources trade body, says that the UK should temporarily allow more young people from the EU to participate in its labor markets to fix staffing shortages....
MLA: red meat industry's state of play
The Australian red meat industry demonstrated its strength and resilience in 2020. ...
US farm assistance hopes to reach historically underserved communities
The USDA is investing $4.7 million in 56 different organizations as it shores up its outreach and technical assistance to farmers and ranchers who have been historically underserved. ...
19 October 2021
Major UK food systems report reveals lack of trust in global food
The UK recently published its first ever "Trust in Food" index, launched by farming standards agency Red Tractor and pollster YouGov, capturing the UK public's attitudes to food and drink. ...
US farmer sentiment declines in September while inflation worries rise
Perdue University's Ag Economy Barometer shows US lower farmer sentiment for September 2021, recording its weakest reading since July 2020....
Opinion - "despite its commitment to gender equality, not enough has been done to mainstream gender across the EU’s policy making"
Lotte Folkesson, Chairwoman of Copa and Cogeca's women's committee celebrated, Rural Women's Day on 15 October and is calling on the European agriculture community to celebrate the role women play in sustainable farming....
18 October 2021
USDA unveils new online tool to help drought-stricken ranches estimate compensation costs
An online tool is now available to help ranchers document and estimate payments to cover feed transportation costs and water hauling expenses caused by drought, which are now covered by the Emergency Assistance for Livestock, Honeybees and Farm-raised...
New research shows that sustainable food is gaining more traction with consumers
The latest report from the Dutch Agrifood Monitor indicates that environmental and social sustainability will become more important for consumers. ...
"No checks on imports from the continent has handed the EU a nice Brexit dividend", says BMPA
The latest opinion piece from the British Meat Processors Association (BMPA) notes postponing import checks from the EU leaves UK meat exporters at a significant disadvantage....
16 October 2021
How can we ensure that everyone has enough healthy food?
Researchers at Wageningen University are identifying ways for the global community to ensure that everyone has sufficient and healthy food in every corner of the world. ...
15 October 2021
Weekly beef and dairy digest: China continues to drive global meat consumption as global beef production expands
China's appetite for beef keeps the industry on track, and the USDA publishes its analysis of Spain's cattle sector. ...
What are the next steps in the US ag trade agenda?
American Farm Bureau Federation President Zippy Duvall gives his take on the Biden Administration's approach to international trade and what it means for the US farm sector....
"We can’t afford to get this wrong," Aussie farmers say about climate goals
The bright and prosperous future of farmers and regional Australians depends on the Government getting its climate change commitments right, says Australia's National Farmers Federation (NFF). ...
14 October 2021
New study suggests that the EU Green deal could have uncertain impacts on farm net income
A qualitative assessment carried out by Wageningen University Research (WUR) has found that the European Green Deal and Farm-to-Fork strategies have diverse and uncertain impacts on farm income. ...
US WASDE report predicts higher beef output and lower dairy production in final quarter
The World Ag Supply and Demand Estimates (WASDE) forecast for 2021 has beef production rising as slaughter numbers slow...
EU to propose easing checks on British trade to Northern Ireland
The European Commission will put to Britain a package of measures to ease the transit of goods to Northern Ireland, while stopping short of the overhaul London is demanding of post-Brexit trading rules for the province....
"It's time to listen to the data on the Farm-to-Fork strategy," say EU farm groups
Farming groups across the European Union have signed a joint declaration saying that the European Commission must acknowledge the significant trade-offs in the Farm-to-Fork strategy. ...
13 October 2021
China’s meat imports fall 17% from September 2020
China’s meat imports in September fell sharply from a year ago to their lowest in 19 months, customs data showed on 13 October....
Consumer prices remain the biggest obstacle for transition to sustainable agriculture
New research from the Netherlands Authority for Consumers and Markets shows that the price premium on sustainably-produced goods remains the biggest challenge in transitioning to sustainable agriculture. ...
12 October 2021
"Farmers want Kyoto ledger squared," says Australia's NFF
National Farmers Federation President Fiona Simson says while Australian farmers continue to lead the world in improved sustainability and emissions reduction it is time to address the inequities of the past....
A closer look at the EU's reforms to the Common Agricultural Policy
New policy analysis from AHDB looks at how the CAP is changing and how it compares with the UK's agriculture strategy....
UK reaches agreement with CO2 industry to ensure supplies
The carbon dioxide industry in Britain has struck an agreement to ensure businesses have a sustainable supply until the end of the year, even as energy prices spike, the government said on 11 October....
 
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