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07 October 2020
View news from United States US NFU slams Trump administration for refusing to pass COVID-19 relief
The National Farmers Union President Rob Larew warns that stalling pandemic relief until after the election puts millions at risk of food and economic insecurity. ...
06 October 2020
View news from United Kingdom UK signals that it is open to Australia-style EU deal, but snags remain
As negotiations on a post-Brexit trade deal between the United Kingdom and European Union reach their final weeks, PM Johnson says the UK could trade with the EU on similar terms to Australia in case no deal is reached....
View news from United States CME update: strong cash markets boost cattle futures
US live cattle futures gained ground on 5 October on expectations that cash prices will remain advantageous....
View news from United States USDA moves to overhaul labelling to deter organic fraud
After multiple cases of organic food fraud eroded consumer confidence, the USDA moves to strengthen its oversight of organic production....
View news from United Kingdom AHDB marks first shipment of UK beef to US in decades
The first shipment of UK beef to the United States is being celebrated in a virtual launch by AHDB. ...
View news from United States Secretary Perdue warns that China may not meet farm commitments in Phase 1 trade deal
US Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue says that China may fall short of its agricultural product purchasing commitments made in its Phase 1 trade deal with the United States....
05 October 2020
View news from Argentina Argentina’s farm lobby slams “insufficient” grains tax cuts
Argentina’s main farm association says that government measures to temporarily cut export taxes on grains were inadequate and fail to address underlying issues facing farmers....
View news from United States CME update: cattle futures sag as demand looks uncertain
US live cattle futures fell on Friday 2 October, taking a que from falling global financial markets after President Donald Trump tested positive for COVID-19....
View news from Global COVID-19 crisis spurs automation at abattoirs
Meat processors are embracing automation as a way to keep production steady after outbreaks of coronavirus at meat plants across the world sickened workers....
View news from United Kingdom Webinars from AHDB will put the turbulence of 2020 into perspective
The impact of the coronavirus crisis, consumer views on buying British and the ongoing challenges of Brexit will be explored in a series of webinars from AHDB. ...
View news from United Arab Emirates UK's cheese exports to UAE double in 10 years and could increase further
Shipments of UK cheese to the UAE have doubled in the last 10 years, showing the importance of this emerging market. ...
View news from United Kingdom UK faces significant challenges in meeting net zero carbon goals for livestock
A new report warns that currently available technologies will not be able to deliver on the UK farming sector's goal of net zero carbon emissions. ...
View news from United States OSI Group Helps Scale Regenerative Grazing in US
OSI Group is partnering with other U.S. Roundtable for Sustainable Beef members to help scale regenerative grazing practices in the Northern Great Plains in Montana through a project run by regional non-profit Western Sustainability Exchange and international...
04 October 2020
View news from United States US passes amended version of HEROES Act, but is waiting for Presidential approval
After stalling in the senate for four months, the Health and Economic Recovery Omnibus Emergency Solutions (HEROES) Act will include critical relief for food insecure Americans and struggling businesses....
03 October 2020
View news from European Union EU commits to reverse nature loss by 2030 at UN Biodiversity Summit
While speaking at the UN Biodiversity Summit on 30 September, EU Commission President Ursula von der Leyen affirmed the EU's commitment to sustainable production and the European Green Deal. ...
02 October 2020
View news from United States CME update: nearby cattle futures sink on profit-taking
US live cattle futures had a mixed trading day on 1 October with nearby contracts lowering on profit-taking after the December benchmark contract reached a six-week high....
View news from United States 50 US senators back trade agreement with Taiwan
50 US senators from both parties have called on the Trump administration to begin negotiating a bilateral trade agreement with Taiwan....
View news from Argentina Argentina cuts soy export taxes to boost foreign reserves
Argentina has moved to temporarily cut soybean, soymeal and soy oil export taxes by three percent to 30 percent to bolster export revenue....
View news from Global Weekly protein digest: beef exports to China are threatened by COVID-19 restrictions
Read Jim Wyckoff's latest beef and dairy industry updates from around the world....
View news from Global MSD launches single dose vials for calf pneumonia vaccine
MSD Animal Health has made Bovilis Intranasal RSP, its early life intranasal calf pneumonia vaccine, available in single dose vials to give users greater flexibility in vaccinating individual animals. ...
View news from United Kingdom Convenience remains the top priority for UK shoppers
Market research shows that speed and ease of cooking drive the shopping choices for UK consumers, with 75 percent of households purchasing "value added" meat products last year. ...
01 October 2020
View news from Ireland Bord Bia launches world’s first scientifically supported Grass Fed Standard for Beef
Bord Bia, the Irish Food Board, has launched a Grass Fed Standard for Beef, the world’s first on a national scale, that allows it to track and verify the percentage of grass consumed in the diet of Irish beef herds....
View news from Brazil China temporarily suspends beef imports from Minerva plant in Brazil
China has temporarily suspended imports from a beef planted owned by Minerva SA for one week....
View news from Argentina Argentina’s beef exports to China remain at pre-pandemic levels
Argentina is expected to export about 870,000 tonnes of beef to China in 2020, matching 2019’s export numbers....
View news from United States CME update: cattle futures falter as grain prices skyrocket
US live cattle futures slipped on 30 September and feeder prices dipped as prices for grain used as animal feed soared....
View news from United Kingdom UK cattle show increased gutworm infection but low liver fluke exposure
New parasite tracker from Boehringer highlights high gutworm but low liver fluke exposure in cattle this grazing season. ...
View news from United States Pandemic revealed structural weaknesses in the US farm and food system
In the NFU's testimony to Congress, President Rob Larew told a house committee that COVID-19-related disruptions exposed underlying weaknesses and structural challenges for US farmers and the food system....
View news from United States US Senate passes CR to avert government shutdown
A Continuing Resolution passed by the US Senate has averted a government shutdown and will provide much-needed support for farmers and food insecure Americans. ...
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