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23 July 2021
USDA clarifies program for livestock producers who suffered losses from depopulation
The USDA has announced the details for its new Pandemic Livestock Indemnity Program (PLIP), an initiative that support livestock farmers who suffered losses and depopulation from COVID-19 supply chain stresses. ...
Weekly dairy digest: USDA releases its annual dairy market and trade report
The USDA predicts strong performance for the global dairy sector as China's import demand soars. ...
AFB President Duvall hosts Mexico leaders for wide-ranging discussions on trade and agriculture
American Farm Bureau Federation President Zippy Duvall hosted Tatiana Clouthier, Mexico’s Secretary of the Economy, and Esteban Moctezuma Barragón, Mexico’s Ambassador to the US. ...
21 July 2021
EU farming unions lobby for producers affected by recent catastrophic floods
Copa and Cogeca met Slovenian Presidency and call for continuation of CAP work and swift action in helping those affected by floods....
EU farm income increases over last decade, but the gains aren't evenly spread
Between 2007 and 2018, the average farm income in the EU grew, reaching €35,300 per farm and €22,500 per annual working unit in 2018. However, significant differences can be observed across the EU and based on types of farming, sex, age and level...
20 July 2021
Latin America to defend beef production at UN food summit
Latin American and Caribbean countries, especially big food producers in South America, will join forces to defend the region's livestock production at a United Nations' food summit this month amid concerns over the sector's environmental impact....
Taxes that are returned to livestock farmers may hold the key to sustainable agriculture
Under the right conditions, income from taxes on meat products that is returned to livestock farmers by the government can make the livestock farming sector more sustainable, according to a new study from Wageningen University....
AHDB secures funding to help future proof thousands of farm businesses
The Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board (AHDB) has secured £3.9million of funding to help thousands of farmers and growers navigate the fallout of the loss of direct payments and help future proof their businesses....
19 July 2021
British supermarkets may shift supply chains to EU if Northern Ireland trade not addressed
British supermarket groups, including Tesco, Sainsbury's and Asda, say they may shift some supply chains from the UK to the European Union unless the future of Britain-Northern Ireland trade is addressed urgently....
Farmers protesting on tractors take to the streets of New Zealand
Farmers in New Zealand drove their tractors to the city on 16 July in a protest demanding the government loosen its environmental policies and climate change regulations which they say are hurting their businesses....
UN agencies report that spike in global hunger and malnutrition in 2020 was mostly due to COVID-19
World hunger and malnutrition levels worsened dramatically last year, with most of the increase likely due to the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a multi-agency United Nations (UN) report....
16 July 2021
Brazil sees spate of corn contract washouts, threatening exports, traders say
Weather-related problems with Brazil's second corn crop have sparked a spate of companies exiting their contracts on washout clauses....
Weekly beef and dairy digest: global beef outlook is revised lower and Belarus emerges as a key dairy exporter
Global beef production is expected to contract by 1% in 2021 as export markets are restricted and cattle herds grow smaller. ...
Positive projections for EU agriculture in latest short-term outlook
Europe's agriculture sector is expected to flourish as restaurants and food services come back online and COVID-19 vaccination ramps up across the trading bloc. ...
15 July 2021
European Commission releases its Fit for 55 plan to reach climate goals
The European Commission has adopted a package of proposals to make the EU's climate, energy, land use, transport and taxation policies fit for reducing net greenhouse gas emissions by at least 55% by 2030, compared to 1990 levels....
14 July 2021
China’s meat imports for June fall 17% due to weak domestic prices
China imported 743,000 tonnes of meat in June 2021, down 17% from the same month in 2020....
"Wither away and die:" US Pacific Northwest heat wave bakes wheat, fruit crops
An unprecedented heat wave and ongoing drought in the US Pacific Northwest is damaging white wheat coveted by Asian buyers and forcing fruit farm workers to harvest in the middle of the night to salvage crops and avoid deadly heat....
13 July 2021
Canada's cattle exports hit near 15-year low, but imports are increasing
Canada's year-to-date cattle exports are at one of the lowest levels in 15 years, while imports increase...
European farmers' confidence index inches up in 2021
Prior to the CAP agreement, the European farmers’ confidence index showed a slight but promising increase in 2021....
12 July 2021
USDA Outlook Forum: US-China Trade Prospects: A Short-term Outlook
Even though 2020 was a tumultuous year, the effects of the Phase One agreement show a positive path forward for the US–China trade relationship, writes Timothy Wier for The Cattle Site....
US pledges $500 million to boost meat processing capacity
The US government will invest at least $500 million to expand beef, pork and poultry processing capacity, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack said on Friday, after consumers faced limits on meat purchases during the COVID-19 pandemic last year....
09 July 2021
Beef with a story to it
Direct beef purchases from the farm continue to be an emerging trend as consumers want to know both the story and faces behind the products they are purchasing, according to an expert....
Weekly Protein Digest: Global food prices slide for the first time in a year
Global food prices fell 2.5% (3.2 points) during June, with the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations’ food price index sliding to 124.6 points, writes markets analyst Jim Wyckoff. ...
Australian Government report says global connectivity is better for ag, even in a pandemic
Despite the global economic shocks like those produced by the COVID-19 pandemic, agricultural sectors and economies overall are better off when exposed to international trade, the latest ABARES research paper shows....
08 July 2021
Rising input costs causing concern for US farmers, says Ag Economy Barometer
The US Ag Economy Barometer fell for a second straight month in June 2021, with farmers being less optimistic about the future and growing more concerned about input costs....
’Unprecedented’ is our industry norm
There has been a huge amount of noise recently about the ‘unprecedented’ trade dynamic that we find ourselves in, with a global pandemic and trade increasingly being used as a political tool. ...
07 July 2021
President Biden seeks to lift limits on farmer deals with meat processors and tractor makers
President Joe Biden wants to give US farmers more power in negotiating the sale of livestock to big processors and in deciding who repairs their tractors, the White House said on 6 July....
06 July 2021
Short nutrient cycles are not automatically more sustainable, says new research
Establishing the sustainability of nutrient cycles in agriculture is nuanced and complex - it can't be reduced to truisms like "smaller is better". ...
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