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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....
11 October 2021
Ireland and UK trade barbs on Twitter over Brexit border checks
Britain and Ireland argued on Twitter on 10 October after British Brexit negotiator David Frost restated his view that the EU must agree “significant change” to the Northern Ireland protocol that governs trade and border rules in the province....
EU farmers remain concerned over Farm-to-Fork policy
EU farming union Copa and Cogeca says that the EU is deliberately delaying the publication of a technical report from the Joint Research Council on the Farm-to-Fork strategy and side-lining farmers in policy discussions....
Australia rejigs its Emissions Reduction Fund methods for 2022
Australia's National Farmers Federation (NFF) has welcomed the government's new Emissions Reduction Fund (ERF) method priorities, saying that they allow farmers to adopt a "whole of farm approach" when addressing agricultural emissions....
09 October 2021
Opinion - Like butchers, UK government pragmatism is in short supply
The British Meat Processors Association (BMPA) writes that the UK's supply chain woes and labor crisis cannot be addressed with existing government strategy....
08 October 2021
Audit finds that JBS purchased over 300,000 cattle from “irregular” farms in the Amazon
A 2020 audit of JBS reveals that the meat processor bought 301,000 cattle , nearly one third of their supply, from ranches with “irregularities” such as illegal deforestation....
Weekly beef and dairy digest: US cattle market goes under the microscope
US Congress reviews recent disruptions in the cattle market as global food prices reach 10-year high. ...
US Congress Democrats target palm oil, beef trade in deforestation bill
Democrats in the US Congress are set to unveil legislation to reduce illegal deforestation globally by restricting the trade of certain agricultural commodities, such as palm oil and cattle, produced with those methods....
US invests over $146 million in sustainable ag research
USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack has announced an investment of more than $146 million in sustainable agriculture research projects that will make the American farm and food system more resilient to climate challenges....
Labor court confirms that JBS must reinstate indigenous workers in Brazil plant
A labor court in Santa Catarina has confirmed an injunction ordering JBS SA, the world's largest meatpacker, to reinstate about 40 indigenous people dismissed after May 2020, as the COVID-19 pandemic started to ravage meat plants in Brazil....
07 October 2021
Brazil’s environment minister hopes to boost image at COP26
Brazil, under fire for failing to stop destruction of the Amazon rainforest, plans to show the world at next month's United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP26) that it can fight climate change while remaining a top agricultural powerhouse, says...
Danish farmers required to halve greenhouse gas emissions by 2030
Denmark's agricultural and forestry sector must reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 55% and 65% by 2030 compared with 1990 levels, a majority in parliament agreed....
06 October 2021
New Zealand’s a2 Milk faces lawsuit over misleading forecasts
a2 Milk Co Ltd said on Wednesday 6 October that Australian law firm Slater and Gordon has filed a class action lawsuit against the dairy firm on behalf of investors that alleges that a2 issued misleading production forecasts....
UK farmers call for urgent review of government's Future Farming program
The UK National Farmers Union (NFU) is calling for a review of Defra's future farming program for England as recent labor and supply chain shocks make reductions in the Basic Payment Scheme (BPS) more daunting....
USDA makes moves to expand meat industry capacity
Secretary Tom Vilsack has earmarked $100 million from the American Rescue Plan to establish loan guarantees to create more competition in the meat supply chain....
05 October 2021
New immigration law opens door for 4,000 New Zealand dairy workers to become Kiwis
DairyNZ says the Government’s long-awaited decision to provide a pathway to residency is exciting news for thousands of eligible dairy farm workers....
McDonalds sets net zero carbon emissions goal for 2050
McDonald’s Corp set a new target to cut global greenhouse gas emissions to net zero by 2050, from the beef in its burgers to the light bulbs in its restaurants....
UK public voices support to retain food self-sufficiency levels
More than 54,000 people in the UK have signed an open letter to Environment Secretary George Eustice that calls for the UK to retain its current level of 60% self-sufficiency in food production....
04 October 2021
UK pauses competition law for CO2 suppliers amid shortages
Britain has temporarily exempted parts of the carbon dioxide (CO2) industry from competition law to help provide further security of the gas's supplies to food businesses in the country....
FACA welcomes new USDA Climate-Smart Agriculture initiative
The Food and Agriculture Climate Alliance (FACA) is encouraged by USDA’s announcement inviting proposals to advance voluntary climate-smart farming and forestry practices....
Australian farmers welcome dedicated ag-worker visa
Australia's National Farmers Federation is celebrating the Governor General signing legislation that creates a dedicated agriculture visa....
02 October 2021
EU and US join Global Methane Pledge ahead of COP 26 conference
The European Union and United States have joined the Global Methane Pledge, an initiative to reduce global methane emissions that will be launched at the UN Climate Change Conference (COP 26) in November. ...
01 October 2021
US trade chief Katharine Tai to unveil Biden's China trade strategy on 4 October
US Trade Representative (USTR) Katherine Tai will unveil the Biden administration's long-awaited strategy for the troubled US-China trade relationship in a speech on Monday at a Washington think tank, her office said....
China gorges on American grain-fed beef amid shrinking supplies from Australia
As Australian beef exports to China wither amid diplomatic tensions, demand there for US grain-fed beef has soared, fuelled by the appetites of a growing Chinese middle class....
US unveils new climate partnership initiative for ag sector
The USDA has announced a $3 billion investment in agriculture, animal health and human nutrition as part of a new climate partnership initiative that will tackle the urgent challenges the face US farming. ...
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