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01 April 2021
Editorial - why US farmers are worried about Bill Gates (and other non-farming land owners)
In a blogpost from the US National Farmers Union, Hannah Packman explains why farming communities are growing wary of farmland moving into non-farming ownership....
Leading UK ag college wants to create sustainable farming school
Harper Adams University hopes to launch the UK's first School of Sustainable Food and Farming....
CME update: US feeder cattle futures face pressure from grains complex
US feeder cattle futures dropped on 31 March, reacting to limit-up gains in corn and soybean futures that will translate to higher livestock feed costs as grain users compete for tight supplies....
31 March 2021
US Senators reintroduce legislation to reform livestock transport
A bipartisan group of senators reintroduced the Modernizing Agricultural Transportation Act to address ongoing concerns over hours of service and electronic monitoring rules....
CME update: rally in live cattle futures pauses
US cattle futures closed lower on 30 March as traders paused to see if the cash cattle market would keep pace....
New survey shows low business confidence among UK farmers
Research from the UK NFU shows that business confidence among British farmers remains low due to regulatory changes and pandemic shocks. ...
How have livestock evolved to deal with extreme climates?
New research from the RVC explores the genetic adaptions and evolution of livestock and wild animals in response to extreme climates....
DSM’s reducing emissions from livestock sustainability platform resonates with industry change
Animal farming accounts for a significant amount of all greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. This has placed tremendous stress on the planet’s natural resources when there is an urgent need to greatly reduce GHG emissions by 2050 to avert global warming....
30 March 2021
CME update: firm beef prices lead cattle futures higher
Benchmark live cattle futures on the CME climbed to a contract high on 29 March, led by firming wholesale beef prices as the summer grilling season approaches....
BBFAW update: Global food producers lead animal welfare efforts in 2020
The Business Benchmark on Farm Animal Welfare (BBFAW), a globally recognised investor framework for assessing companies' performance on farm animal welfare, has released its annual report for 2020....
Functional hoof trimming course launches online
Professional Hoof Trimmer Graeme Parker, also known by his YouTube channel name as The Hoof GP, is launching an Online Functional Hoof Trimming Course....
Canada improves the AgriStability program to better support farmers
During a recent virtual meeting of Canada’s federal, provincial, and territorial (FPT) Ministers of Agriculture, Ministers agreed to remove the reference margin limit for AgriStability, one of the business risk management (BRM) programs under the Canadian...
Australian farmers can apply for flood support as recovery effort kicks off
Australia's federal and state government along with Rural Aid are providing assistance to individuals and businesses impacted by recent floods. ...
29 March 2021
France's lockdown vice? Cheese
French households feasted on cheese last year as they turned to home cooking and sought gastronomic comfort during coronavirus lockdowns that shuttered the restaurant trade....
UK revises veterinary rules in abattoirs as Brexit pressures mount
The Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (RCVS) Council has approved proposals from the UK Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) to allow temporary veterinary registrants to undertake Official Veterinarian (OV) work at slaughterhouses....
UK meat and seafood exports to EU recovered in February, says government official
Britain's meat and seafood exports to the European Union recovered in February from the January slump that followed the country's exit from the EU's single market and customs union, a government official said, citing preliminary data....
Protect herd health and productivity with PCR
Because bovine mastitis can cause significant economic losses year over year, farmers and veterinarians need quick and accurate diagnostic results to identify the mastitis-causing pathogen(s) so they can quickly develop an action plan to minimize loss...
EU farming unions welcome market-based measures in new organic action plan
COPA and COGECA voice support for the market oriented approach considered by the European Commission to develop its new organic action plan....
One third of UK dairy farmers consider exiting industry due to labor shortages
Survey data suggests that dairy farmers are having difficulties recruiting staff, with some leaving the industry altogether due to labour shortages. ...
28 March 2021
USDA invests over $11 million in small and mid-sized farms
As part of National Agriculture Day, the USDA announced an $11.5 million research investment to shore up the profitability of America's small and medium-sized farms and improve the quality of life in US farming communities....
27 March 2021
UK grocers call on government to align trade and environmental targets
UK retailers Co-op, Iceland, Waitrose, Nestle, and Pilgrim's Pride are urging the government to align its trade policies with its environmental ambitions. ...
26 March 2021
JBS strikes a positive tone on China meat imports outlook
Brazilian meatpacker JBS SA anticipates strong demand for meat this year from China as ASF troubles linger....
Weekly beef and dairy digest: US cold storage figures are better than expected
This week's beef and dairy update includes analysis of Mexico's beef herd and global milk production reports. ...
New USDA initiative gives pandemic relief to previously overlooked farmers
The USDA announced the creation of the Pandemic Assistance for Producers, a new initiative to offer financial assistance to farmers and ranchers affected by pandemic-related disruptions....
New research finds potential emissions reductions for HydroGreen's hydroponic fodder system
CubicFarm Systems, a Canadian agricultural technology company, announced that a scientific journal has published a case study involving HydroGreen Inc, a division of CubicFarms that has pioneered innovative technologies to produce live green animal feed....
What are the implications of the UK’s proposed policy on animal transport?
The UK’s Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (EFRA) committee is exploring the logistics of moving animals across UK borders now that they are outside of the EU trading bloc. What are the main sticking points?...
Mexican women say gender discrimination plagues US temporary work programs
A group of Mexican women migrants has filed a complaint accusing the US government of violating a trade agreement by failing to enforce gender discrimination laws in temporary labor programs....
25 March 2021
European Commission says that organic farming must grow to reach green goals
The European Commission on 25 March said it would expand financial and policy support to help achieve a goal for a quarter of Europe's farmland to be organic by 2030....
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