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10 November 2020
View news from Argentina Argentina’s port workers launch sudden strike, affecting grain shipments
A union spokesman confirmed that its members who are grains pork workers were holding surprise strikes in protest of stalled talks over wages....
View news from New Zealand New Zealand’s Synlait warns of lower 2021 profit
Dairy products giant Synlait Milk warns of flat to lower profit in fiscal year 2021 due to weak demand for consumer-packaged infant formula....
View news from United States CME update: live cattle futures skyrocket on COVID-19 vaccine hopes
US live cattle futures reached a four-week high on 9 November and feeder cattle hit their highest prices in more than five weeks after global media outlets reported progress towards a COVID-19 vaccine....
View news from United Kingdom New industry group in UK vows to tackle ruminant health challenges
The newly formed UK wide group Ruminant Health & Welfare (RH&W) has launched a survey to identify disease priorities across the ruminant sectors and inform efforts to tackle health challenges eroding performance and welfare on farms....
View news from Canada Canada moves to improve food security for rural and northern communities
The Government of Canada and Food Banks Canada are joining forces to improve food security in underserved communities. ...
View news from United Kingdom Results from domestication study could enhance livestock development
Study shows that the genetic makeup of water buffalo and cattle responded to breeding for human domestication in similar ways. ...
09 November 2020
View news from European Union EU poised to impose $4 billion in tariffs on US goods this week
The European Union is set to impose tariffs on $4 billion of US imports in retaliation for US subsidies for plane maker Boeing....
View news from United States CME update: live cattle futures inch up despite slowed slaughter pace
US live cattle futures gained slightly on 6 November after a week of range trading....
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....
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