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26 March 2021
Weekly beef and dairy digest: US cold storage figures are better than expected
This week's beef and dairy update includes analysis of Mexico's beef herd and global milk production reports. ...
New research finds potential emissions reductions for HydroGreen's hydroponic fodder system
CubicFarm Systems, a Canadian agricultural technology company, announced that a scientific journal has published a case study involving HydroGreen Inc, a division of CubicFarms that has pioneered innovative technologies to produce live green animal feed....
24 March 2021
Canada encourages farmers to adopt climate-smart practices
Canada's farmers on on the front lines of worsening climate impacts - so adopting best practices and climate-smart policies is the best way to become resilient. ...
19 March 2021
Ukraine producers promise to keep key food prices stable
Leading food producers' associations in Ukraine have told the government they will keep domestic prices stable for several popular food items to help stave off inflation already hitting neighbouring Russia....
18 March 2021
Despite uncertain outlook for US agriculture markets, University of Missouri analysts are optimistic
Farm income could decline in 2021, in spite of large increases in the value of crop and livestock sales, according to the latest analysis of national and global agricultural trends from the University of Missouri....
17 March 2021
EU farming unions warn that carbon border adjustment mechanism resolution (CBAM) could negatively impact fertilizer prices
Copa and Cogeca have expressed concerns over an amendment to the proposed EU carbon border adjustment mechanism (CBAM), fearing that it will make fertilizer prices skyrocket. ...
15 March 2021
Brazil’s government expresses concern about rains disrupting second corn crop
Brazil’s Agriculture Minister Tereza Cristina Dias has expressed concerns that heavy rains are disrupting the planting of the second crop of corn, saying that tight corn supplies are already a concern for meat packers....
14 March 2021
UK's organic farmers raise concerns about future of ag sector and potential trade deals
Roger Kerr, CEO of Organic Farmers & Growers (OF&G), has penned an open letter in response to the UK's Trade and Agriculture Commission report....
05 March 2021
FAO’s world food price index rises in February for ninth consecutive month
World food prices have been rising for nine months straight, with February’s index hitting the highest level since July 2014....
New research shows that Brazil’s agriculture sector feeds 10% of the world’s population
A study published by Brazil’s state-run agricultural research agency Embrapa found that Brazilian farmers fed some 10% of the world’s 7.76 billion people last year....
04 March 2021
Australia's NFF says that farmgate output of $100 billion by 2030 is possible
As the Australian government forecasts the best year on record for the agriculture sector, the National Farmers Federation says that farmgate output could rise to $100 billion by 2030....
02 March 2021
CME update: live cattle futures hit five-week low on technical selling and weak beef prices
Technical selling on 1 March drove CME live cattle futures to their lowest prices in more than five weeks....
Canada's annual farm income on track for record year
Agriculture continues to be a strong driver of Canada’s economy, with farmers playing a key role in ensuring Canadians have access to affordable, high-quality food....
Weak US dollar benefits some farm commodities, but not all
Fluctuating currency values can boost export opportunities for many agricultural commodities, but they can create headwinds for others - new CoBank report. ...
01 March 2021
Chinese investment in Australia plummets amid tensions
Chinese investment in Australia fell by 61% in 2020 to the lowest level recorded by the Australian National University in six years, coinciding with a worsening diplomatic dispute....
22 February 2021
China redoubles focus on food security in newly released policy document
China will put greater pressure on its regions to boost grain yields and step-up support for its domestic seed industry as it strengthens its focus on food security after the COVID-19 pandemic, a major policy document issued late Sunday showed....
19 February 2021
Weekly beef and dairy digest: CEOs warn of food inflation as crop prices rise
As the US embarks on its economic recovery from COVID-19, food companies warn that skyrocketing grain prices could inflate food prices for consumers. ...
USDA unveils plans to assist farmers, ranchers and communities affected by severe winter storms
The US Department of Agriculture (USDA) reminds rural communities, farmers and ranchers, families and small businesses affected by the recent winter storms that USDA has programs that provide assistance....
17 February 2021
Lawsuits likely in Mexico over proposed corn import, glyphosate bans
The Mexican government's plan to stop importing genetically modified (GMO) corn as well as the widely-used herbicide glyphosate will likely face legal challenges this month to reverse the proposal, according to the new head of Mexico's top farm lobby....
12 February 2021
Hemp for a Sustainable Future – Teagasc award at BTYSTE 2021 announced
Cian Walsh, a transition year student at St. Brogan's College, Kilbrogan, Bandon, County Cork, has been announced as the winner of the Teagasc award at the BT Young Scientist and Technology Exhibition 2021 (BTYSTE)....
11 February 2021
A closer look at the UK's free trade agreement with Japan
A UK-Japan Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement had been agreed in principle by the two parties, so what does it include? ...
05 February 2021
UN food price index hits 6½-year high, prompting fears of global food inflation
Global food prices rose for an eighth consecutive month in January, reaching their highest level since July 2014....
01 February 2021
White House plans to review terms of US-China trade deal
The Biden administration will review all national security measures put in place by the former administration, including the US-China Phase 1 trade deal signed in January 2020....
25 January 2021
Fall armyworm: emerging pest affecting Australia's dairy farms
Fall Armyworm (FAW) is a recently detected plant pest in Australia that has the potential to cause significant damage to a wide range of crops. It first appeared in Australia in early 2020 and has now been detected in Queensland, NSW and Western Australia....
20 January 2021
CME update: cattle futures gain ground ahead of monthly USDA report
US live cattle futures strengthened on 19 January as traders began positioning ahead of the 22 January monthly Cattle of Feed report from the USDA....
18 January 2021
Mexico’s ag industry warns that bans on GMO corn and glyphosate could shrink food supplies
Mexico’s agriculture and livestock industries are pushing back on a government plan to pivot away from genetically modified corn imports, saying that the move would upend the country’s food supply....
15 January 2021
CME update: cattle futures falter as corn prices surge
US feeder cattle futures fell on 14 January, retreating back towards a three-month low on prospects for increased input costs for farmers due to skyrocketing corn prices....
14 January 2021
CME update: live cattle futures end mixed on concerns about feed costs
Nearby US cattle futures weakened on 13 January, weighed down by prospects for rising feed costs due to higher prices for corn, soybeans and wheat....
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