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30 October 2020
UK's celebrity farmers urge MPs to safeguard farming standards ahead of Agriculture Bill vote
Some of the UK's best-known farmers are calling on MPs to support British food and farming standards ahead of the 4 November vote on the Agriculture Bill. ...
International experts propose taxing meat and livestock to help avert future pandemics
A team of international scientists urged policy makers to consider levying taxes on livestock production and meat consumption to reduce the risk of future deadly pandemics....
29 October 2020
Canada begins consultations to improve living conditions for temporary foreign workers
The Canadian government is seeking feedback on mandatory employer-provided accommodation as it begins consultations on improving living conditions for foreign workers. ...
28 October 2020
Rural Americans and food workers are going hungry despite US government farm aid
The United States reports higher levels of hunger and food insecurity as the COVID-19 pandemic and its economic fallout hammer US families....
Tyson workers to replace some federal inspectors at US beef plant, with pork and poultry companies following suit
Tyson Foods says that it plans to have company employees take on duties from more than a dozen federal inspectors from January 2021....
27 October 2020
UK says that “time is very short” as negotiations with EU continue
In talks between the United Kingdom and European Union on 26 October, UK negotiators said that time was very short to bridge the significant gaps remaining on key issues between the two parties....
26 October 2020
EU lawmakers to permit “veggie burger” labelling, but take a hard line on dairy labels
The European Parliament says that restaurants and shops in the European Union should be allowed to label products as “veggie burgers” or “vegan sausages” but call for tighter curbs on labelling of plant-based dairy substitutes....
China’s purchases of US farm goods under the Phase 1 target
US trade representatives claim that China’s purchases of US farm goods is at 71 percent of the target agreed under Phase 1 deal....
New Zealand introduces new rules for live animal exports
New Zealand announces new requirements for the safe transport of livestock after a cattle ship capsized in the East China sea this summer, killing thousands of cows and most of the ship’s crew....
Two Brazilian meat plants operated by BRF and Marfrig to restart sales to China
Beijing has authorised two Brazilian meat packing plants to resume sales to China after receiving bans over COVID-19 concerns earlier this year....
Canada marks FAO's 75th anniversary
The Government of Canada celebrated the 75th anniversary of the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations (FAO), highlighting the key role Canada played in its establishment. ...
EU farming unions push back at greenwashing criticisms
After the European Parliament adopted new proposals under the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP), environmental groups said that the policy was greenwashing climate commitments....
22 October 2020
University of Calgary receives animal health research boost
The governments of Canada and Alberta are investing in farmer-led research and animal health diagnostics at the University of Calgary's Faculty of Veterinary Medicine. ...
21 October 2020
EU says that Britain has choices to make on Brexit amid trade impasse
Britain has sovereign choices to make on Brexit and they will determine its future access to the EU's internal market, the chairman of the bloc's leaders said on 21 October, stressing it was now up to London to break an impasse in trade negotiations....
EU countries adopt binding green farming schemes
European Union agriculture ministers agreed to set aside part of the bloc’s massive farming policy budget for programmes and initiatives that protect the environment....
20 October 2020
Farmers ask EU parliament to ban terms such as "veggie burger"
Restaurants and shops in the European Union could be barred from marketing products as "veggie burgers" or "vegan sausage" if farmers get their way in a debate this week in the European parliament....
US meat industry lobbies USDA for mandatory labelling of cell-based meat products
The Meat Institute and AMPS Innovation have sent a joint letter to the USDA expressing their concerns on labelling for cell-based and cultured meat and poultry products. ...
19 October 2020
Stalled Brexit negotiations threaten EU agri-food industry
Members of the EU-wide agri-food sector welcome continued negotiations between the UK and EU, but ask for greater clarity and support when planning for the future relationship. ...
MEPs to make decisive vote on CAP this week
EU farming unions Copa and Cogeca say that MEPs must focus on the urgent needs of farmers and agri-cooperatives as they vote on the Common Agricultural Policy. ...
17 October 2020
EU adopts new methane reduction strategy
The European Commission has adopted a new strategy to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, paying particular attention to cutting methane emissions as part of the European Green Deal. ...
16 October 2020
US Senate proposes mini-stimulus package, but relief for farmers is still unlikely
After talks over COVID-19 relief for farmers stalled last week, Senate Republicans proposed a mini-stimulus package that would fund the Paycheck Protection Program, but doubts remain about whether it will be adopted. ...
15 October 2020
J&F Investimentos, parent company of Brazil’s JBS, pleads guilty to US foreign bribery charges
Brazil’s J&F Investimentos plead guilty to US foreign bribery charges and agreed to pay $128.25 million in criminal fines....
How can the EU build a sustainable livestock sector?
New report from the European Commission explores the sustainability and future of Europe's livestock sector....
NFU president meets Prime Minister
NFU President Minette Batters met Prime Minister Boris Johnson on 14 October to discuss the need for the UK to safeguard British farming's high standards in trade policy. ...
14 October 2020
EU farming union calls for leaders to use ERI to help the agriculture sector recover from COVID-19
Investments and the rapid deployment of funds are critical to keep the EU's agriculture sector and rural areas on track during the on-going COVID-19 crisis. ...
The UK must reward farmers for maintaining and improving landscapes, says NFU
The UK's National Farmers Union is launching a new report that shows the pivotal role British farming plays in maintaining the nation's landscapes and sets out how future policy needs to enable farmers to continue their work. ...
13 October 2020
What are the key farming issues in the upcoming US election?
Despite President Trump enjoying wide support among US farmers, some have reservations about the impact his trade policies on crop prices and international movement of US farm products....
UK vets stunned as MPs vote against Agriculture Bill amendment on import standards
Vets across the United Kingdom lament a "severe blow for animal welfare" as MPs vote against an amendment that would require food imports to meet the same rigorous welfare and safety standards as UK farm products....
 
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