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16 July 2021
Brazil sees spate of corn contract washouts, threatening exports, traders say
Weather-related problems with Brazil's second corn crop have sparked a spate of companies exiting their contracts on washout clauses....
Positive projections for EU agriculture in latest short-term outlook
Europe's agriculture sector is expected to flourish as restaurants and food services come back online and COVID-19 vaccination ramps up across the trading bloc. ...
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....
14 July 2021
"Wither away and die:" US Pacific Northwest heat wave bakes wheat, fruit crops
An unprecedented heat wave and ongoing drought in the US Pacific Northwest is damaging white wheat coveted by Asian buyers and forcing fruit farm workers to harvest in the middle of the night to salvage crops and avoid deadly heat....
08 July 2021
Rising input costs causing concern for US farmers, says Ag Economy Barometer
The US Ag Economy Barometer fell for a second straight month in June 2021, with farmers being less optimistic about the future and growing more concerned about input costs....
05 July 2021
Analysis shows China changing its grain buying tactics as the US market becomes volatile
Strong demand for grains from China set to continue, but it will shift to opportunistic buying when prices soften....
01 July 2021
Australia's farmgate production set for a record-breaking $66.3 billion in 2021
Australia's farming sector has weathered upsets from COVID-19 and the changing international trade landscape and is on track for a record-breaking production output of $66.3 billion this year, according to recent ABARES analysis....
25 June 2021
You can’t have a functioning ecosystem without animals
In conversation with Quality Meat Scotland (QMS) podcast presenter Mark Stephen, “the soil guy”, as he’s dubbed, discusses the fundamentals of using biomimicry and agroecology to improve soil function and reduce input costs. ...
22 June 2021
OECD says that food supply success during COVID-19 belies wasteful farm policies
Emergency measures by governments helped keep food supply functioning during the COVID-19 pandemic, but agricultural policies continue to pour out subsidies inefficiently without encouraging sustainable production, according to new analysis from OECD....
11 June 2021
Brazil's imports of Argentine corn start to arrive
The first shipments of Argentine corn have begun to arrive in Brazil to where a national crop failure, record high prices and high demand from the meat industry has made companies such as BRF Brasil Foods SA and JBS SA turn to imports....
10 June 2021
US ag economy barometer posts sharp declines in May
The Ag Economy Barometer fell by 20 points in May as producers remain bullish on farmland values....
09 June 2021
ADM throws its weight behind the Genesis Consortium to support sustainability start-ups
ADM joins the Genesis Consortium to promote next-generation start-ups that drive advancements in sustainability, nutrition, health and wellness....
08 June 2021
Argentine customs strike on 8 June to hit grain exports
Grain exports from Argentina were likely to be affected by a seven-hour strike by customs officers on Tuesday, as the officials press for priority access to coveted COVID-19 vaccinations, the port manager said on Monday 7 June....
07 June 2021
Cargill CEO gives outlook on plant-based meat and China’s feed industry
Cargill’s Chief Executive Officer David MacLennan spoke at the National Grain and Feed Association on 4 June, telling delegates that plant-based protein could cannibalize US and global meat demand....
04 June 2021
FAO’s world food price index surges to new highs in May
World food prices rose in May to their highest level since 2011, growing at their fastest monthly rate in more than a decade....
28 May 2021
USDA expects record farm exports for 2021
The US Department of Agriculture’s quarterly agricultural trade forecast projects fiscal year 2021 US farm exports at $164 billion – the highest total on record....
27 May 2021
Why farmers should have the right to repair their tractors
A blog post from the National Farmers Union's Hannah Packman explains why farmers should not be penalised for repairing essential farm equipment....
25 May 2021
EU to finalize agriculture policy overhaul as climate groups cry foul
EU negotiators begin two days of talks on 25 May on a plan designed to make the trading bloc’s huge farming subsidies greener and fairer, although campaigners question its environmental impact....
20 May 2021
Many everyday foods linked to illegal deforestation, says new research
Nearly 70% of tropical forests cleared for cattle ranching and crops such as soybeans and palm oil were deforested illegally between 2013 and 2019, a new study shows, warning of the impact on global efforts to fight climate change....
17 May 2021
CME update: live cattle futures fall with corn while feeder cattle rise
CME live cattle futures extended their losses on 14 May on long liquidation that also dragged down corn futures....
EU Action Plan aims for zero pollution in air, water and soil
The Commission has adopted a new Action Plan to tackle pollution as part of the European Green Deal, proposing a broad range of measures that will reduce pollution, improve air and water quality and adopt circular economy principles....
13 May 2021
CME update: live cattle futures end mixed and feeders rise as corn prices falter
US live cattle futures closed mixed on 12 May, with the benchmark June contract easing in a light round of profit-taking....
Drought conditions are hitting Brazil’s latest corn crop, potentially squeezing meatpacker margins
Dry weather and poorly timed planting are weighing on Brazil's second corn crop this year, reviving fears of another surge in feed prices like the one that battered big meatpackers after a 2016 drought....
07 May 2021
Biden administration makes recommendations to protect 30% of US land and water
Biden administration officials on 6 May took their first step toward carrying out the president's campaign pledge to conserve 30% of American land and water over the next decade, outlining six categories for how it should be used....
World food price index climes to highest point since mid-2014
World food prices rose for an eleventh consecutive month in April 2021, hitting their highest level since May 2014....
06 May 2021
USDA should use pilot projects to build towards a carbon bank, says FACA
The Food and Agriculture Climate Alliance (FACA), now more than 70 members strong, has worked over the past three months to develop specific recommendations for how the USDA should approach a potential carbon bank....
04 May 2021
New US legislation will get local farm goods into school food programs
The National Farm to School Network and National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition welcomes the newly-introduced Kids Eat Local Act, which will make it easier for school meal programs to source food from local farmers and producers....
30 April 2021
CME update: live cattle futures gain on uncertainty in grain complex
US live cattle futures rose on 29 April as mixed grain trade offered some relief for feed costs....
 
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