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30 September 2021
Lawsuit against the “Big 4” US meat packers moves forward
The US National Farmers Union has issued a statement welcoming a class action lawsuit against JBS SA, Tyson Foods, National Beef and Cargill Inc, the four largest meat packing companies in the US. ...
Opinion: Labor shortage threatens to cancel out any Brexit dividend
An analysis written by Peter Hardwicke from the British Meat Processors Association (BMPA) explains that shortages of EU laborers in the UK meat industry will undermine its competitiveness going forward. ...
29 September 2021
Argentina to restart beef exports to China after caps lifted
On 28 September, Argentina announced that it would once again allow cattle farmers to freely export beef to China....
China takes additional efforts to stabilize agri-food sector
Rabobank's Food & Agribusiness Bimonthly for China shows that the surge of the Delta variant and recent floods are clouding the country's consumption picture during Q3 of 2021....
28 September 2021
Showcasing the health benefits of red meat and dairy could keep the sector competitive
More than a quarter of all meals eaten at home in the UK are consumed for "health reasons", showcasing the nutritional benefits of meat and dairy could capitalize on this trend. ...
Australia's ag minister voices support for sector at UN
Agriculture Minister David Littleproud has made the case for Australian agriculture at the United Nations. ...
27 September 2021
Brazil’s antitrust regulator gives Marfrig acquisition of BRF the green light
Cade, Brazil’s antitrust regulator has approved with no restrictions Marfrig’s acquisition of a 33.6% stake of BRF....
UK warned visa plan to fix truck driver shortage will not solve crunch
Britain’s decision to issue temporary visas for 5,000 foreign truck drivers is a short-term fix that will not solve an acute labor shortage that risks major disruption for retailers in the run-up to Christmas, business leaders have warned....
“We’ll do whatever it takes to resolve trucker shortage”, says UK
The UK has vowed to do whatever it takes to resolve a trucker shortage that has forced oil giant BP to close some petrol stations and strained supermarket supply chains to breaking point....
Brazil's Bolsonaro says UK's Johnson sought “emergency” food deal UK embassy differs
Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro said on Thursday that British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, whom he met this week in New York, asked him for an "emergency" agreement to supply a food product that is lacking in Britain....
AHDB explores how the UK's changing consumer landscape will impact the ag sector
As consumer preferences and behaviors continue to change in the UK following the COVID-19 pandemic, the AHDB will take an in-depth look at what that means for UK livestock farmers in a series of webinars. ...
24 September 2021
UN Food Systems Summit looks for recipe to tackle global food dysfunction
Billions of people are overweight, millions are hungry, one third of food is wasted and the way the world produces, processes and consumes food generates one-third of greenhouse gas emissions, UN chief Antonio Guterres said on 23 September at the first...
Namibia identifies new strain of FMD
Namibia has detected a novel strain of foot-and-mouth disease (FMD) in its cattle herd....
Weekly beef and dairy digest: US and Argentine cattle sectors make gains
US beef exports and milk production make a rebound and Argentina's beef output is expected to remain steady amid economic uncertainty. ...
NFU lobbies for stronger antitrust action with Fairness for Farmers campaign
The National Farmers Union, the second-largest farm group representing nearly 200,000 farming families in the US, has launched a campaign to expose the negative effects of consolidation and monopolies in the agriculture industry on family farms and rural...
“Don’t panic buy” UK minister tells consumers
Consumers should not panic buy products as Britain is not heading back into a 1970s-style "winter of discontent" of strikes and power shortages, a junior minister said on 23 September....
23 September 2021
UK's food supply chain and labor crisis calls for urgent action from PM, says NFU
The UK's National Farmers Union (NFU) is calling on Prime Minister Boris Johnson to implement a COVID-19 Recovery Visa to address labor shortages that are adversely impacting the supply chain. ...
Australian farm sector approaches $100 billion output target
Australian agriculture is edging closer to the NFF-led goal of $100-billion-by-2030 with phenomenal growth set to see the farm sector tally $73 billion in 2021-2022....
What's on the horizon for UK meat exports to the EU?
New report from the AHDB shows that the EU has retained its status as a key trading partner for the UK's red meat and dairy sectors, but exporters need to have a greater understanding of consumer needs to benefit from any future trade....
22 September 2021
Farmers to tell UN that trade is key to sustainable food systems
Ahead of the United Nations Food Systems Summit (UNFSS), Cairns Group Farm Leaders (the Group) from Australia, Argentina, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Guatemala, New Zealand, Paraguay, South Africa and Uruguay has urged that the role of international trade...
Britain warns food industry: Carbon dioxide prices will rise sharply
Britain warned the food industry on 22 September that carbon dioxide prices would rise sharply after offering tens of millions of dollars of state support to a fertiliser company to avert a food supply crunch....
Russia says it agrees on terms for supply of its beef to China
Russia and China have agreed on supply terms for Russian beef which could help simplify trade between the two countries, the Russian agriculture safety watchdog said on 21 September....
UK government announces export supports for farmers and agrifood industry
Plans to help the UK’s farmers and food and drink businesses boost exports have been announced. ...
21 September 2021
Australian minister confident row with France won't derail EU talks
Australia's trade minister said on 20 September he would seek a meeting with France to ease tensions over Canberra's decision to scrap a $40 billion submarine deal, and was confident it would not cloud EU-Australia trade talks....
JBS plans to reopen Nebraska beef plant damaged in fire
JBS USA on 13 September halted production at a Nebraska beef plant that slaughters about 5% of US cattle due to a fire, but said the company expects to resume operations....
UK meat sector faces imminent supply threat from CO2 shortages
Britain's meat processors will start running out of carbon dioxide (CO2) this week, forcing them to halt production and impacting supplies to retailers, the BMPA, an industry lobby group warned on 20 September....
20 September 2021
Rabobank Q321: Déjà Vu Argentina
In May this year, the Argentine government imposed a 30-day suspension on beef exports. ...
19 September 2021
EU maintains its leading position in global agri-food trade
2020 showed a notable improvement in the EU's leading position among the world's largest exporters of agri-food goods and products. ...
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