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14 August 2020
Global beef digest: US net sales trend downward
Read the latest global beef industry updates from Jim Wyckoff. ...
Small farmers getting meagre share of US coronavirus relief
The Trump Administration’s COVID-19 relief package has disproportionately gone to large corporate farms – with the top 10 percent of farms receiving 60 percent of state aid, while the bottom 10 percent claiming 0.26 percent of funds....
13 August 2020
Deadline for English Dairy Response Fund extended to September
English dairy farmers who suffered significant milk price cuts in April because of COVID-19 disruptions and have yet to submit their claim to the Government’s Dairy Response Fund have now got until 11 September to apply....
Chile and Brazil formalise trade pact
Chile’s Senate has approved a free trade agreement with Brazil, cementing the long-standing economic relationship between the two countries....
12 August 2020
US extends deadline for farmers seeking federal COVID-19 relief
US farmers impacted by the economic fallout of the coronavirus crisis have been granted more time to apply for aid from the federal government....
UK businesses call for action to save "shovel-ready" renewable heat projects
Renewable energy projects in the agri-food sector have been excluded from BEIS’s RHI COVID-19 Extension, undermining Government ambitions to deliver Carbon Net Zero and to "build back better"....
11 August 2020
US Senators call for tariffs to be removed on food items from the European Union
A bipartisan groups of 13 US Senators have asked the US Trade Representative to remove the 25 percent tariffs on food, wine and spirits from the EU....
10 August 2020
US farm groups need more time to apply for COVID-19 aid
28 farm groups in the United States have asked the US Department of Agriculture to extend the deadline for farmers to apply for COVID-19 assistance payments....
Ireland makes payments on calf investment scheme
Agriculture Minister Calleary announces that payments have commenced under the Calf Investment Scheme....
09 August 2020
26 ways UK farmers are doing their bit to reach net zero carbon emissions
The NFU has published 26 examples of how farmers are working towards net zero on their farms, showing how other farmers can make changes to their businesses to help achieve the NFU’s 2040 net zero ambition....
08 August 2020
APHIS needs information on sources for disease test kits
The Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) has released a sources sought notice in hopes of gathering information on the supplies of test kits for major livestock diseases. ...
07 August 2020
US senators lock horns over livestock bill
Two senior Republican senators from leading farm states are at odds over legislation aiming to make cattle markets more transparent....
06 August 2020
UK NFU responds to Environment Agency air quality queries
The UK’s farmers can help improve air quality by reducing ammonia emissions, but the government must facilitate these efforts by improving regulations and removing barriers....
India’s doctors call for stricter meat industry rules to prevent future pandemics
In a letter sent to Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan, 100 doctors associated with the WHO One Health initiative seek a ban on wet markets and closures of abattoirs that do not follow safety guidelines....
Ireland unveils COVID-19 relief for beef finishers
Minister Calleary has announced the details of €50 million Beef Finisher Payment scheme, highlighting his support for the 42,000 farmers who were impacted by the economic fallout of COVID-19....
05 August 2020
Taiwan strengthens trade relationship with Paraguay with cattle imports
Taiwan’s beef imports from Paraguay are expected to be 10 times higher than they were in 2015....
China and US to review trade deal on 15 August
Senior officials from both countries will review the implementation of the Phase 1 trade deal during a 15 August video conference....
04 August 2020
Brexit’s unfinished business could negatively impact UK meat industry
The British Meat Processors Association (BMPA) reports that serious barriers to trade remain unresolved ahead of the withdrawal period deadline....
US farm policy must prioritise environmental and economic realities
USDA's Agricultural Innovation Agenda must reflect the challenges farmers face. ...
02 August 2020
Caution urged in US after mystery seed mailings
Agriculture officials are warning American citizens to be wary of unsolicited packages of seeds mailed to them....
Canada unveils first ever Agricultural Youth Council
Canada's Minister of Agriculture announced the members of the new Canadian Agricultural Youth Council. ...
31 July 2020
China orders regular COVID-19 tests at wholesale markets
China has asked local authorities to carry out regular coronavirus tests at wholesale markets as part of a holistic strategy to control the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic....
China to permit foreign investment in livestock breeding
China’s state planner has said it will encourage foreign investment in livestock and poultry breeding from 2020....
What’s in part one of the UK’s National Food Strategy?
The UK has recently published part one of its National Food Strategy – an independent review that will inform government decision making for the next 75 years....
30 July 2020
Newest round of US COVID-19 relief earmarks additional cash for agriculture
The Health Economic Assistance Liability Protection and Schools (HEALS) Act, introduced earlier this week in the US Senate, would provide an additional $20 billion to the USDA to aid farmers and ranchers....
Australia's NFF urges UN to clarify its position on agricultural carbon
The Cattle Council of Australia and the National Farmers' Federation are criticising the UN for its claims regarding the meat industry's impact on climate change. ...
Alberta eases animal slaughter rules after COVID-19 outbreaks at meat plants
The Canadian province of Alberta will allow animals to be slaughtered on farms for meat sales to consumers....
China may miss US farm import target for 2020
The ambitious $36.5 billion import target for US farm goods to China is falling further out of reach after seven months of disputes....
 
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