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11 August 2020
Letting cattle graze on crop fields can aid soil health
Smallholders in Zimbabwe have found a new way to restore soils that have deteriorated after decades of mechanical ploughing and pesticide use....
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....
CME update: cattle futures gain ground on strong cash markets
CME live cattle futures rose on 10 August as the cash market strengthened and packers signalled a pick-up of slaughter rates....
New UK company brings sustainable farming to shoppers
Two entrepreneurs who started their business at the Royal Agricultural University (RAU) are growing a community of consumers passionate about having a say in where their food comes from....
10 August 2020
Japan removes restrictions on French beef exports
France said on 7 August that Japan had lifted all sanitary restrictions on French beef exports....
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....
JBS offers 5,200 new jobs in Brazil as part of pandemic response
Food processing giant JBS SA is hiring an additional 5,200 workers in Brazil in a bid to boost output for its export base while contending with ongoing COVID-19 cases among workers....
Grocery fees could negatively impact Canadian consumers
Canada's agriculture and food processors warn that arbitrary fees imposed by large grocery retailers could raise prices for Canadian consumers and impact overall food security. ...
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
Lebanon faces unprecedented food security challenges after explosion destroys its main grain silo
The recent blast in Beirut destroyed Lebanon’s only large grain silo, and few alternative stocks are available....
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....
Slaughterhouses in Australia’s Victoria state reduce output by one-third amid coronavirus surge
Australia has announced workforce restrictions for abattoir workers in Victoria, hoping to curb rising COVID-19 cases....
Weekly global protein digest: China demand remains key driver
Following are the latest developments on the world protein front....
Understanding cattle personality may help keep rangeland productive, sustainable
Understanding cattle personality may help keep rangeland productive, sustainable Do you ever wonder why sometimes one, lone cow stands munching grass on a hillside while her fellow cattle graze in groups below?...
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....
World food prices extend rebound during July
The world food price index has been updated, showing that prices rose for the month of July....
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....
CME update: cattle futures stabilise as supplies remain high
US live cattle futures steadied on 5 August as investors were unwilling to push the market above recent surges due to high cattle supplies....
Beef Production: Insights on Carbon, Methane and Feeding the Future
Today’s climate change conversation often references gains in carbon emissions without discussing the source and function of the emission, writes Javier Martín-Tereso, Manager Ruminant Research Centre at Trouw Nutrition, a Nutreco company....
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....
Australia pledges $1.8 million for Q fever vaccine research
Australia's National Farmers' Federation welcomes government announcement of $1.8 million for trials of an updated Q fever vaccine. ...
CME update: cattle futures break winning streak
US live cattle futures sank on 4 August, reversing five straight sessions of gains....
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....
Major grains plant in Argentina restarts production after coronavirus shutdown
The COFCO grains plant in Argentina has come back online after 12 cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed among workers....
CME update: cattle futures continue rising
US live cattle futures continued their winning streak on 3 August, as fund buying sparked the gains to expected strength in the cash markets....
 
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