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15 July 2020
Australia's farmers mobilise to accelerate COVID-19 recovery
Australia's National Farmers Federation has released its plan to assist the country's coronavirus recovery efforts. ...
07 July 2020
US trade groups urge China to increase purchases of US goods
The US Chamber of Commerce and other trade associations urged top American and Chinese officials to renew their efforts to implement the Phase 1 trade agreement between China and the US....
02 July 2020
June world food price index sees its first increase in 2020
The UN Food Agency reports that world food prices rose in June, marking their first increase of 2020 and rebounding after steep falls triggered by the coronavirus crisis....
01 July 2020
CME update: cattle futures sink as corn prices skyrocket
US cattle futures drifted lower on 30 June, facing pressure from a surge in Chicago Board of Trade (CBOT) corn futures that will likely squeeze profit margins for livestock producers....
29 June 2020
Early first cut brings fermentation and protein concerns
Current analysis of grass silage suggests that farmers will have to carefully consider ration protein levels and secondary fermentation risks this season. ...
28 June 2020
Keeping grassland thistle-free
Fields filled with 10 percent thistles produce 10 percent less grass to feed to livestock says Corteva Agriscience’s weed biology specialist Dr Nicola Perry....
19 June 2020
Argentine farmers raise concerns over linking sovereign bonds to food exports
Argentina’s farmers have objected to a government proposal that ties the interest rate of bonds issued in the country’s debt restructuring to its agricultural exports....
18 June 2020
France calls for European food sovereignty
France wants to organise a conference with other European nations this autumn, focussing on how to reinforce “food sovereignty” amid the COVID-19 crisis....
17 June 2020
Mexico will stop sending workers to Canadian farms amid COVID-19 outbreaks
Mexico will stop sending temporary workers to Canadian farms that have registered coronavirus cases and that do not have appropriate worker protections....
15 June 2020
UK farmers should consider whole-crop options to extend forage stocks
Cattle farmers who are facing the prospect of a forage shortage this season could consider whole-cropping cereals to help bridge the feed gap....
14 June 2020
Is the UK ignoring the value of "public goods" in organic farming?
The National Trust has issued a new farm health check report as the UK government embarks on a new agriculture strategy. ...
11 June 2020
Australia remains firm as tensions with China persist
Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison tells reporters that the country won’t trade values in response to “coercion” from China....
10 June 2020
JBS gains approval to reopen beef plant in Brazil after COVID-19 outbreak
Labour prosecutors in Brazil have given JBS permission to reopen a beef plant in Rondônia....
More transparency needed on standards of grain imports to UK
The NFU is asking the government and supply chains for greater transparency around the standards associated with imported grain as the UK seeks new trade deals around the world....
09 June 2020
How to replenishing depleted feed inventories
After a daunting 2019 forage harvest, dairy and beef producers face low forage inventories, but opportunities abound for filling in the gaps....
08 June 2020
USDA issues first CFAP payments to farmers
The USDA and Farm Service Agency have issued the first round of Coronavirus Food Assistance Programme payments to farmers, approving more than $545 million to producers who have applied for the programme. ...
28 May 2020
#FeedTheNation campaign showcases the best in British farming
The #FeedTheNation social campaign showcases the tireless work of UK farmers who are keeping the nation fed amid the coronavirus crisis....
27 May 2020
Regenerative agriculture platform will launch at virtual conference
Peterson Control Union Group is set to release its new regenerative agriculture platform at the 2 June Innovation Forum....
26 May 2020
New webinar on controlled environment feed production
HydroGreen, a subsidiary of CubicFarm Systems will host a webinar on 27 May exploring how controlled environment feed production can enhance sustainable dairy farming. ...
19 May 2020
Alltech ONE Virtual Experience opens to global audience, offering insights for agriculture and beyond
Alltech's ONE conference attracts a record-breaking 21,500 registrants from 126 countries. ...
China imposes a tariff on Australian barley as trade tensions escalate
China announces an anti-dumping and anti-subsidy duty aimed at Australia....
05 May 2020
Tyson Foods warns that coronavirus will restrict US meat supply despite Trump order
The COVID-19 crisis will continue to idle US meat plants and restrict production, Tyson Foods Inc says, signalling additional disruptions to the US food supply after President Trump ordered plants to stay open....
16 April 2020
Argentina’s grain sector braces for its first coronavirus case
Argentina is waiting for the first COVID-19 case to be confirmed among the thousands of port labourers and grains handlers who work in the country’s key agricultural export sector....
14 April 2020
Brazil and Argentina’s agricultural heartland suffer prolonged drought
Parts of South America’s farm belt are being hammered by a drought that threatens to curb harvest yields....
03 April 2020
US agriculture, wildlife and conservation groups advocate for conservation funding support
On 2 April, 76 farm, conservation and wildlife groups delivered a letter to Congress requesting full funding for conservation programmes and technical assistance for 2021....
27 March 2020
Argentina mulls port closures, signalling potential pressure on grain used in cattle feed
Argentine grains port workers have requested that exports be suspended during the pandemic....
14 March 2020
Farming Co-Op launches £400k funding bid
The Ecological Land Cooperative (ELC) has today announced the launch of a major funding round to raise £400k through the ethical investment platform Ethex....
03 March 2020
End of drought to help crop farmers, but slash beef exports
AUSTRALIA - Almost a third of Australia's broadacre farmers will endure negative incomes this year as the lingering impact of the drought drags on production, but a return of normal weather should deliver a much-needed boost for winter crops....
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