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18 December 2020
Former NFU presidents urge President-Elect Biden to take action against climate change
Former presidents of the US National Farmers Union have penned a letter to President-Elect Biden, urging him to advance US climate leadership. ...
Recognising and treating pain in lame dairy cows is a whole team approach
VETPARTNERS has launched a project to encourage a team approach to recognising and treating pain in lame dairy cows....
UK Beef farmer wins first regenerative farming award
Andy Rumming and his family who farm on the upper reaches of the River Thames have won the first ever Russ Carrington Award in recognition of their regenerative farming methods. ...
UK organic farmers can get extra support ahead of Brexit
Leading initiatives support imports and exports of organic goods after Brexit. ...
17 December 2020
RCVS Knowledge to lead major collaboration to support antibiotic stewardship in farm animals
RCVS Knowledge is to lead a major collaborative project to unite and empower UK farm animal vets and their practice teams to establish and embed good antimicrobial stewardship....
British meat industry calls for an "orientation phase" after Brexit transition period ends
The British Meat Processors Association (BMPA) is calling for an "orientation phase" from 1 January to account for the UK Government's lack of Brexit preparation....
Australian inquiry lends support to growth plan for ag sector
An inquiry in Australia's parliament has voiced support for the farm sector's growth vision for 2030. ...
16 December 2020
Royal Agrifirm Group and PMI announce marketing partnership to expand feed portfolios, market access
Two leading global agricultural cooperatives, U.S-based Land O’Lakes, Inc. and The Netherlands-based Royal Agrifirm Group announce a new strategic partnership in functional feed additives to expand presence and product portfolio through a global market...
EU farming unions pen open letter urging the European Commission to adjust policy to reflect market realities
European agri-food associations urge the Commission to adjust the 2021 Annual Work Programme with a less dogmatic approach to make efficient use of its promotion budget for sustainable agri-food goods....
AHDB launches new "Eat balanced; enjoy the food you eat" campaign across the UK
The UK's AHDB has launched a £1.5 million campaign to encourage consumers to "eat balanced; enjoy the food you eat". ...
15 December 2020
Methane-reducing seaweed additive wins The Food Planet Prize
A seaweed-based cattle feed that dramatically reduces methane emissions, outlined by research body CSIRO, has won the largest monetary reward on the global food stage....
Brazil confirms that two meat suppliers’ exports to China have been suspended
China has temporarily suspended meat imports from two Brazilian companies over COVID-19 concerns....
CME update: live cattle futures remain steady while feeder futures edge higher
US live cattle futures remained mostly unchanged on 14 December, while feeder cattle futures closed slightly higher....
No-deal Brexit could limit affordable food options for UK consumers - Lloyd's Register
Lloyd's Register, an independent quality assurance and food and beverage specialist, is urging the UK agriculture industry to work closely with retailers to ensure British farm goods remain affordable after the Brexit transition period....
Bord Bia works with top chefs to support independent butchers with launch of grass-fed Christmas Feasts Campaign
Top chefs from across the UK have collaborated with Bord Bia (The Irish Food Board) to help support the nation’s independent butchers and inspire consumers to try new grass-fed Irish beef cuts and cuisines this festive season....
14 December 2020
Ireland establishes support scheme for Irish firms in case of no-deal Brexit
Ireland is working on a financial support scheme to help food exporters maintain their share in the British market in the event of a “no-deal” exit for Britain from the European Union, Foreign Minister Simon Coveney was quoted as saying on Sunday...
CME update: cattle futures rise on technical and bargain buying
US live cattle futures advanced for a third straight session on 11 December, supported by technical and bargain buying....
Perdue Farms asks CDC for help as US states unveil individual vaccine plans
US poultry company Perdue Farms is urging the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to work to coordinate states’ policies over who will receive the COVID-19 vaccines first, warning that individual, patchwork plans could threaten the success of...
Biden USDA Secretary choice will face little opposition in US Senate
President-Elect Joe Biden’s choice for US Secretary of Agriculture, Tom Vilsack, will face limited to no opposition when the Senate eventually votes on him. Vilsack won unanimous approval the last time he led USDA under former President Barack Obama....
Biden’s pick for Agriculture Secretary will likely reassure farmers but disappoint activists
President-elect Joe Biden plans to nominate former Iowa Governor Tom Vilsack for USDA secretary – a move that will likely reassure commodity crop farmers but disappoint climate activists and small-holder advocates....
NFU US says new USDA rule fails to protect farmers from discriminatory practices
A new rule issued by the US Department of Agriculture makes it easier for corporations to engage in anti-competitive behaviour and fails to protect farmers from the fallout of corporate consolidation....
New shelf-life guidance from FSA could help cut food waste
New research findings have prompted the Food Standards Agency to extend its shelf-life guidance for red meat, potentially reducing food waste....
13 December 2020
Australia's NFF welcomes new climate change measures and reduced emissions targets
The National Farmers' Federation says that Australia's suite of climate change action measures recognise the agriculture sector's capacity to reduce emissions and mitigate climate change. ...
12 December 2020
US NFU creates new Climate Change Policy Advisory Panel
The NFU has created the 16-member panel to strengthen its efforts to mitigate and adapt to the climate crisis. ...
11 December 2020
Weekly beef and dairy digest: USMCA gets its first test and China bans more Australian beef
US beef exports continue their steep decline and the USDA issues its assessment of SE Asia's diary prospects....
UK NFU says there is still a place for beef and dairy in sixth Carbon Budget
The UK's Climate Change Committee has released its sixth Carbon Budget, but appears to overlook the nuances of British meat and dairy....
CME update: live cattle futures advance on further bargain-buying
US live cattle futures firmed for a second straight session on 10 December on bargain buying and speculative buying....
US challenges Canada’s dairy tariff-rate quotas under USMCA
The US says it is challenging Canada’s allocation of dairy tariff-rate quotas in the US-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) dispute settlement system....
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