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09 November 2020
View news from Ireland IFA criticises Ireland's bovine TB strategy
The Irish Farmers Association says that increasing pre-movement tests will not solve Ireland's TB problem. ...
View news from United States US NFU vows to work with incoming administration on key priorities
The National Farmers Union is ready to work with the incoming Biden administration to strengthen rural communities and the US food system. ...
View news from Australia Australia's NFF calls for government action on research warning
Australia's National Farmers Federation is urging the government to take action after research body CSIRO published a report on the risk of increased disease outbreaks....
View news from United States Steering towards grazing fields
It makes sense that a 1,200 pound Angus cow would place quite a lot of pressure on the ground on which it walks. But a new study shows that even these heavy beasts can’t do much to compact common soils — if they’re grazed responsibly....
08 November 2020
View news from United Kingdom RABI commissions large-scale survey into farmer well-being
The Royal Agricultural Benevolent Institute (RABI) has commissioned England and Wales' largest ever research project into farmer well-being. ...
07 November 2020
View news from United Kingdom Landowners and farmers are key when addressing the UK's environmental crisis
New research from ecological consultancy EPR finds that despite delays in the UK's environmental legislation, farmers can begin environmental recovery efforts by taking advantage of existing incentive scheme. ...
06 November 2020
View news from United States Weekly beef and dairy digest: US beef exports gain ground dairy market remains steady
Jim Wyckoff's latest cattle industry update shows improving US beef exports and steady growth in the dairy sector. ...
View news from European Union EU Commissioner Breton says there is a 50/50 chance of a finalised Brexit deal
There is a "50/50" chance that Britain and the European Union will be able to reach a deal over the terms of Britain's exit from the bloc, EU Internal Market Commissioner Thierry Breton said on Friday 6 November....
View news from United Kingdom UK grocer Sainsburys warns of reduced ranges in Northern Ireland without Brexit clarity
British supermarket Sainsburys says it could have to cut its range of offering in Northern Ireland unless it gets clarity on the province’s trading status after the end of the Brexit transition period on 31 December....
View news from Australia Australia says that industry reports on exports to China “deeply troubling”
Australia says it is closely monitoring trade flows to China amid “deeply troubling” reports from industry that Chinese buyers have been told not to purchase seven categories of Australian products and commodities from 6 November....
View news from European Union EU citizens' "End the Cage Age" initiative moves forward
The European Commission has received the "End the Cage Age" citizens' initiative, moving it closer to implementation. ...
View news from European Union EFSA examines the welfare of cattle at slaughter
ESFA research has identified multiple welfare hazards for cattle at slaughter - most stemming from abattoir staff fatigue. ...
05 November 2020
View news from Global October’s world food price index rises for five straight months
World food prices rose for a fifth month running in October, completely recovering from the shock caused by the COVID-19 pandemic and posting gains in most sectors....
View news from United States US Congress agriculture leader loses election, unsettling US farm sector
Democratic Representative Collin Peterson, House Agriculture Committee chair, failed to win re-election in Minnesota on 3 November....
View news from United Kingdom UK dairy farmers told that future policies will be a better fit for the industry
Dairy farmers were told by UK Farming Minister Victoria Prentis the future farming policy will deliver a better deal for them going forward....
View news from United Kingdom AHDB webinar shows the changing landscape for UK red meat and dairy
The UK's red meat and dairy sectors have fared well during the COVID-19 crisis, with grocery spending offsetting losses from food service closures during lockdown. ...
04 November 2020
View news from United States US NFU slams Trump administration's exit from Paris Climate Agreement
The US withdrawal from the Paris Climate Agreement is "shameful", says National Farmers Union. ...
View news from China China’s Greenland Group signs meat distribution deal with Brazil’s Minerva
China's Greenland Group has agreed to expand the presence of Brazilian meat-packer Minerva in China through a joint venture with registered capital of 500 million yuan ($74.83 million), according to a statement from Greenland on 2 November....
View news from China China says its importers are voluntarily cutting back on Australian goods
China says that reduced imports of Australian products and farm goods were the result of importers own decisions, hitting back at media characterisations....
View news from United Kingdom UK begins consultations on use of fertilisers in effort to cut ammonia emissions
The government has launched a consultation seeking views on reducing ammonia emissions from solid urea fertilisers used for growing plants and crops....
View news from United Kingdom UK publishes new details of Basic Payment Scheme for farmers
The UK's Rural Payments Agency has published the new Basic Payment Scheme entitlement values and greening rates. ...
03 November 2020
View news from United States UK trade ministry reports that bilateral trade talks with the US are “on track”
Britain and the United States report that ongoing trade talks are heading towards a comprehensive agreement....
View news from United States CME update: live cattle futures climb higher along with wholesale beef prices
US live cattle futures edged higher on 2 November as rising wholesale beef prices buoyed the market in light-volume trade....
View news from China Red meat and dairy showcased in China
Red meat and dairy products from the UK will take centre stage in China this month at one of Asia’s leading food and drink trade shows....
View news from United Kingdom Dairy farmers told to focus on integration, export growth and benchmarking
Productivity in the dairy industry is not about producing as much milk as possible it is about how well the sector can turn inputs into outputs, delegates at RABDF’s Virtual Business and Policy Conference were told....
View news from United Kingdom Welsh government sees key opportunity to protect farm animals
The RSPCA says that a post-Brexit subsidy scheme that incentivises improved animal welfare outcomes could help millions of farm animals in Wales. ...
02 November 2020
View news from United Kingdom The UK's refusal to prioritise fresh meat at ports puts industry at risk
The UK government has not prioritised the quick movement of fresh meat at shipping ports, putting the UK meat industry at risk of losing vital export orders. ...
View news from Australia China rejects Australia’s appeal to remove barley import tariff
China has rejected Australia’s petition to scrap a tariff on its barley exports, all but closing the door on a trade work nearly A$1.5 billion in 2018....
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