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10 December 2018
View news from United States CME: US Beef Exports Declined Compared to During Summer
US - A couple of days ago we offered an update on US beef import statistics and outlook for next year, writes Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division, Inc....
View news from United States US Beef Exports Still Red-Hot
US - US beef exports remained on a record-shattering value pace in October, according to data released by USDA and compiled by USMEF. ...
View news from New Zealand Dairy Farmers Show Pessimism While Horticulturalists Cheer Up
NEW ZEALAND - Farmers are becoming increasingly pessimistic about economic conditions in the year ahead with government policy concerns, falling commodity prices and rising costs being key reasons, according to Rabobank’s latest survey....
View news from Canada Govt of Canada Announces Phase II of Dairy Farm Investment Programme
CANADA - Canada’s dairy sector is vital to the economy, adding over $20 billion in 2017 and directly creating over 40,000 jobs and supporting hundreds of thousands of jobs indirectly, particularly in rural Canadian communities. ...
View news from Rwanda Lack of Strong Value Addition, Infrastructure Hurting Dairy Farmers
RWANDA - Dairy farmers are not sure whether their milk produce will be bought or not because of lack of enough processing facilities and infrastructure....
View news from Ireland Case for Commitment on Winter/Spring Milk Price Getting Stronger, Says IFA Dairy Chairman
IRELAND - On Friday (7 December), IFA National Dairy Chairman Tom Phelan said that despite the Ornua PPI showing it lags behind firming powder trends for November, co-op board members preparing to decide on their November milk price must note that the...
View news from Global Innovation, Joint Action Needed to Achieve Sustainable Agriculture, Food Systems
GLOBAL - "No country alone will be able to overcome all the challenges we face fully, so we must act globally. Nobody must be left behind," FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva said Friday (7 December) in remarks to member states....
View news from United States New Cargill Protein HQ Opens Door to Future
US - With a new headquarters of its North American protein operations, Cargill is focused on inspiring the future of protein. ...
View news from China China Paves Way in Agricultural Technology
CHINA - New initiatives, farming advances and educational programs are helping to feed the developing world....
07 December 2018
View news from United States CME: Situation, Outlook for Imported Beef; Argentina Permitted to Export Fresh/Frozen Beef to US
US - Next week USDA will update, among many other things, its projections for red meat supply availability and pricing in 2019, as reported by Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division, Inc....
View news from Ireland Ag Figures Show Increase in Feed Costs Paid by Farmers
IRELAND - The Central Statistics Office's (CSO) agricultural income figures have revealed a €450-million increase in feed costs paid by farmers....
View news from United States New Access to Morocco Welcome News for Cattle, Beef Producers, Says NCBA
US - US Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer and US Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue yesterday announced that the government of Morocco has agreed to allow imports of US beef and beef products into Morocco....
View news from United Kingdom NFUS Maps out Scottish Farming’s Requirements from Scottish Budget
SCOTLAND, UK - This week, NFU Scotland wrote to the Scottish Cabinet Secretary for Finance Economy and Fair Work, Derek Mackay MSP, ahead of the annual budget statement to parliament next week (12 December) setting out the measures that its members need...
View news from Global Transforming Our Food System to Ensure a Sustainable Future
GLOBAL - A report by the World Resources Institute (WRI) suggests ways of feeding almost 10 billion people by 2050. ...
View news from Global Increased Soil Contamination Puts Food Safety, Food Security at Risk
GLOBAL - Urgent action is needed to address soil pollution and contain the multiple threats it poses to global food safety and food security, said FAO on World Soil Day....
View news from Canada Misleading 2019 Report Makes Assumptions of Red Meat Industry pricing
CANADA - The Canada Food Price Report for 2019, released earlier this week, makes assumptions that the cost of meat is set to fall because Canadians are adopting plant-based diets....
06 December 2018
View news from Global FAO Food Price Index Declines in November
GLOBAL - Globally traded food commodity prices declined in November, led by marked drops for palm oil and other vegetable oils, the Food and Agriculture of the United Nations said today....
View news from Ireland IFA Urges Minister to Explain Bizarre Figures, Name Factories
IRELAND - IFA met with Minister Michael Creed yesterday where the Department of Agriculture told the IFA that the figures for fines for excessive carcase trim in the factories was 19 so far in 2018, zero for 2017, 28 for 2016 and zero for 2015....
View news from Pakistan Pakistan Seeks Belarusian Technology for Dairy Sector
PAKISTAN - Pakistan has sought Belarusian technologies to improve milk processing and dairy production as a next step to the bilateral agreements signed three-year back to initiate agriculture technology projects....
View news from United Kingdom Pensioners Join Dairy Industry to Celebrate Nutritional Benefits of Cheese
UK - The Chelsea Pensioners and Dairy UK today kicked off festive celebrations with the annual Ceremony of the Christmas Cheeses, with Dairy UK announcing innovative plans to champion the taste and nutrition of cheese....
View news from Japan Aeon to Cut Aussie Beef Prices Ahead of TPP's Enforcement
JAPAN - Japanese retail giant Aeon Co. said that it will lower the prices of Australian beef products by up to about 20 percent, ahead of the implementation of the 11-nation Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) free trade agreement on 30 December....
View news from United Kingdom Treated Imports Could Change Shoppers' Minds on Meat
UK - Allowing imports of products like chlorine-washed chicken and hormone-treated beef in a post-Brexit trade deal could negatively impact the UK meat industry, according to new AHDB research....
View news from United States USMEF Supports Efforts to Finalise USMCA at G-20 Summit
US - At the G-20 summit in Buenos Aires, Argentina, the US-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) was signed and the White House announced that the US and China will enter negotiations on several key trade issues, including agricultural trade....
View news from Global Growing Pile of Human, Animal Waste Harbors Threats, Opportunities
GLOBAL - As demand for meat and dairy products increases across the world, much attention has landed on how livestock impact the environment, from land usage to greenhouse gas emissions....
05 December 2018
View news from United States CME: Cash Fed Cattle Prices in W48/2018 Modestly Higher
US - Cash fed cattle prices last week were modestly higher compared to the previous week, reports Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division, Inc....
View news from United Kingdom New GB-wide Campaign Highlights Red Meat’s Positive Health Role
UK - A high-profile new campaign aimed at inspiring people about the role of lean red meat in a healthy diet was launched earlier this week (3 December) by Great Britain’s three red meat organisations....
View news from Ireland IFA Says Teagasc Report Confirms 2018 Extremely Difficult for Farming
IRELAND - IFA President Joe Healy said that the "Teagasc Annual Review" figures released yesterday come as no surprise to anyone involved in farming. ...
View news from Global Call for Transformative Changes to Food Systems
GLOBAL - Earlier this week, José Graziano da Silva called on countries to urgently address all forms of malnutrition, during his opening address to FAO's Council, the organization's executive body....
 
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