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30 July 2021
OIE: report says livestock antimicrobials intended use trending lower
The World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) recently published its Fifth OIE Annual Report on Antimicrobial Agents Intended for Use in Animals. ...
NFU tells US Senate Committee farmers worse off due to corporate power
Family farmers and ranchers have suffered fewer choices, less innovation, lower prices, and poorer treatment due to “domination and market manipulation of multinational meat companies,” National Farmers Union (NFU) President Rob Larew today told the...
29 July 2021
US Farm Bureau applauds congressional hearings on beef supply chain
American Farm Bureau Federation President Zippy Duvall commented on Wednesday on the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee and U.S. House Agriculture Committee hearings on the current state of the beef supply chain....
Meat & Livestock Australia seeks cattle producer representative
Meat & Livestock Australia (MLA) is looking to elect a cattle producer representative to its Board Selection Committee for a three-year term....
27 July 2021
Significant proportion of Scottish livestock still failing to meet market specification
With close to 40% of sheep and 30% of beef cattle in Scotland still failing to meet market specifications resulting in financial, productivity and efficiency costs, Quality Meat Scotland (QMS) is encouraging more farmers to utilize their virtual carcass...
26 July 2021
Philippine government gives nod to GMO golden rice
Farmers in the Philippines will become the first in the world to cultivate golden rice, which is a variety of rice enriched with nutrients to help reduce childhood malnutrition, after receiving the green light from regulators....
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. ...
Canada takes action to support drought-impacted farmers and ranchers
the Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, the Honourable Marie-Claude Bibeau, announced concrete measures the Government of Canada is taking to deliver the necessary support and resources for producers in areas affected by extreme weather....
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. ...
UK meat industry warns that its labor talent pool is turning "into a puddle"
The labor situation in the meat industry and other sectors has been in the spotlight this week with businesses getting increasingly concerned about the threat of empty supermarket shelves just as peak summer demand hits....
22 July 2021
China bans cattle imports from Laos to prevent skin disease
China's customs said on Thursday 22 July it has banned the import of cattle and cattle products from Laos to prevent spread of lumpy skin disease....
21 July 2021
Red Tractor revises farm standards to equip British agriculture for the future
Red Tractor, the UK’s largest and most comprehensive food assurance scheme, has shared how it has listened to feedback and outlined what is changing in its revised farm standards from November....
Canada redoubles efforts for sustainable beef production
Alberta’s government and the beef sector are partnering to ensure Canada’s beef industry continues to grow sustainably and remains competitive....
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....
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
A farmers' life is a risky business, says Farm Safety Foundation
As the UK kicks off its annual Farm Safety Week, the Farm Safety Foundation wants to shine a light on the agriculture industry's poor safety record and take steps to make the sector less dangerous....
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....
18 July 2021
New study shows that setting ambitious green farming standards can lead to higher environmental benefits
A study published by the Joint Research Centre of the European Commission shows how the choices farmers make to adopt voluntary green practices are affected by how much they are already obliged to contribute to the environment....
16 July 2021
Britain must ditch food habits doing “terrible damage” to health, says new report
Britain must change what it eats and the way it produces food to stop "terrible damage" to people's health and the environment, a government-commissioned report says....
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....
Farmer-owned biogas plant showcases Canada's push for clean agtech
Canada's Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, Marie-Claude Bibeau, was on site at Coop Agri-Énergie Warwick, the first agricultural cooperative dedicated to the production of renewable energy in Quebec, to highlight an investment of up to $758,243,...
Saskatchewan launches new water protection scheme for cow-calf producers
The governments of Canada and Saskatchewan have announced a new beneficial management practice (BMP) for cow-calf producers under the Farm Stewardship Program....
UK opens Future Farming Resilience Fund as part of agricultural transition
The Future Farming Resilience Fund, opening in August 2021, will provide tailored business support for farmers during the UK's transition away from the EU's Common Agricultural Policy....
14 July 2021
USDA greenlights additional pandemic aid for farmers who suffered animal losses
Livestock and poultry producers who could not take slaughter-ready animals to processing plants due to COVID-19 can apply for financial assistance from the USDA and Farm Service Agency from 20 July. ...
How close are we to producing milk in the laboratory?
Aarhus University in Foulum leads a new and exciting project which is to form the basis for producing sustainable milk in the laboratory as an alternative to cow’s milk. The project is funded by the Novo Nordisk Foundation....
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