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02 September 2021
Brazil investigates suspected case of mad cow disease
Brazil’s agriculture ministry said on 1 September that it is investigating a suspected case of mad cow disease....
US NFU weighs in on WOTUS rule re-write
The National Farmers Union has told the EPA and the Army Corps of Engineers that farmers needs and concerns must be heard as the Waters of the US rule is re-written. ...
01 September 2021
Argentina extends beef export cap until the end of October
Farm sector tensions in Argentina are rising after the government decided to extend beef export restrictions until the end of October....
Opinion - There is much to be expected from the Slovenian Presidency when it comes to agriculture
Ramón Armengol, President of Cogeca, gives his take on the Slovenian Presidency's Programme for agriculture in the EU. ...
31 August 2021
US ag exports continue to set blistering pace for FY 2021
The US Department of Agriculture's Quarterly Trade Forecast shows US agriculture exports continuing their record setting pace for the rest of 2021 and sustain their growth into 2022....
UK government rejects call for new visas to ease post-Brexit truck driver shortage
Britain's government has rejected calls from retail and logistics companies to temporarily ease post-Brexit immigration rules which they say are contributing to a shortage of truck drivers and acute supply chain disruption....
30 August 2021
The French R&D framework for beef production
Highly ranked for its integration and strength, France has one of the best frameworks for beef research and development in Europe. Well-functioning systems connect people and knowledge, and help farmers tackle top-of-mind challenges, both current and...
UK food chain urges government to address workforce shortages with COVID-19 Recovery Visa
A new cross-industry report is calling for the UK government to implement a 12-month COVID-19 Recovery Visa to address workforce shortages in the agri-food sector. ...
Brazil’s indigenous people protest ahead of crucial land ruling
Indigenous groups in Brazil are demonstrating against a Supreme Court ruling that could leave lands previously held by the tribes open to agricultural development....
As shakes and chicken go off UK menus, food firms urge government to act
Britain's leading employers are pushing the government to urgently increase funding to retrain workers and allow Europeans back into key sectors as supply chains buckle under the weight of COVID-19 and Brexit....
29 August 2021
Coalition urges US Congress to prioritize climate solutions for agriculture in budget reconciliation
The National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition (NSAC) and 62 other farming, environmental and rural development organizations sent a letter to Congress calling for a strong reconciliation package that prioritizes climate-friendly farming. ...
28 August 2021
Rural America gets record-breaking investment in FY 2021
USDA investments and support for rural working capital needs will help create or save more than 12,000 jobs in rural America....
27 August 2021
Weekly beef and dairy digest: potential Oregon ballot initiative has major implications for cattle ranchers
In this week's digest, Jim Wyckoff explores recurring labor and supply chain issues in the food industry and the rules governing cell-cultured meat. ...
US proposes increased zoonotic disease surveillance as part of American Rescue Plan
The USDA has unveiled a proposed framework to overhaul surveillance for viruses like SARS-CoV-2 and other emerging zoonotic diseases and build an early warning system....
25 August 2021
USDA issues new guidance on the Packers and Stockyards Act
The National Farmers Union is welcoming new USDA guidance on enforcement of the Packers and Stockyards Act provision, saying that it helps promote economic competition. ...
USDA updates CFAP 2 aid for livestock and poultry contract producers
The USDA is including contract livestock and poultry producers in the latest update of COVID-19 assistance. ...
Additional 2.8 million acres of US farmland go to the Conservation Reserve Program
The US has accepted 2.8 million acres in offers from agricultural producers and private landowners for enrollment into the Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) in 2021....
Appeals court finds Kansas ag-gag law unconstitutional
Coalition of animal welfare and worker safety groups welcome the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals ruling that strikes down Kansas's "ag-gag" law on free speech grounds. ...
24 August 2021
Slaves to deforestation: Labor abuses fuel Brazil's Amazon destruction
When labor inspectors arrived in a rural area of the Brazilian Amazon state of Para in late June, they expected to rescue illegal loggers working in slavery-like conditions. But the trees were already cut down and the loggers gone....
Australia greenlights ag-specific visa
Australia's National Farmers' Federation (NFF) has welcomed news that the government will deliver a long-sought agriculture-specific visa to shore up the workforce. ...
US farmers and ranchers brace for tropical storm Henri
The US Department of Agriculture is reminding American communities in the path of storm Henri that post-disaster assistance is available....
23 August 2021
Labor shortages in UK meat industry are spiralling says industry group
UK's meat industry labor shortage could threaten Christmas food supplies, warns the British Meat Processors Association....
22 August 2021
"Brexit has left farmers in fear for their futures"
A post in The Conversation by Yorkshire-based farmer Peter Gittins has outlined the stresses and uncertainty facing UK agriculture as the country overhauls its subsidy regime....
21 August 2021
Canada unveils new initiatives to support mental health for farming and rural communities
Canada hopes to improve its mental health supports for rural communities with three new initiatives. ...
20 August 2021
New financial assistance is available to US dairy farmers
The USDA has announced new improvements to the Dairy Safety Net and New Pandemic Market Volatility Assistance Program, taking first steps in an over $2 billion package of assistance for dairy farmers. ...
USDA greenlights extra aid for organic certification
The USDA is accepting applications from farmers to help cover costs for organic certification....
19 August 2021
USA debates labelling practices on beef and meat labels
The National Cattlemen’s Beef Association launched a petition to change the wording on meat packaging labels earlier this year – groups are now debating whether “product of USA” should be retired in favor of “Processed in USA”....
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