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05 July 2020
View news from United Kingdom Latest AHDB outlooks outlines farming’s potential future
The impact of the COVID-19 crisis, unusually dry weather and uncertainty surrounding the UK’s future trading relationships are all explored in the latest Agri-Market Outlook....
04 July 2020
View news from United States Renderers welcome increased trade from USMCA
The United States-Mexico-Canada Trade Agreement (USMCA) went into full force this week, marking the start of a new chapter for North American trade and leading to greater reciprocal fair trade among these nations. ...
03 July 2020
View news from Australia China puts additional tariffs on Australian beef
China has increased tariffs on Australian beef imports and hints at increased tariffs on whole milk powder later in 2020....
View news from European Union CAP framework will stay until 2022 - European Council
The European Council will extend current Common Agriculture Policy rules until the end of 2022. ...
View news from United Kingdom RSPCA cautiously welcomes government food labelling consultation
RSPCA says that labelling is "no excuse to drop standards". ...
View news from United States NCBA welcomes legislation to improve US meat processing capacity
The National Cattlemen's Beef Association (NCBA) supports legislation that would improve US meat processing capacity and shore up supply chains. ...
View news from United Kingdom BMPA hits back at union description of conditions in meat plants
The BMPA is criticising claims made by Unite the Union about working conditions in the UK's meat processing plants. The BMPA believes that Unite the Union's depictions are misleading and are muddying the waters in the fight to understand and combat the...
02 July 2020
View news from Global June world food price index sees its first increase in 2020
The UN Food Agency reports that world food prices rose in June, marking their first increase of 2020 and rebounding after steep falls triggered by the coronavirus crisis....
View news from United States CME update: live cattle futures rise as new quarter opens
US live cattle futures closed higher on 1 July on technical and speculative buying at the start of a new month and new quarter....
View news from United States USMCA hailed as a huge win for US agriculture
The United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) went into effect on 1 July, replacing NAFTA. ...
View news from European Union EU Farmer Confidence Barometer explores the phenomenon of "agri-bashing"
Over 30 percent of French and German farmers are reported as feeling demotivated because of “agri-bashing”. ...
View news from United Kingdom Red Tractor's remote farm assessments prove to be a success
Red Tractor has completed more than 6,300 remote sessions with farmers and has received overwhelmingly positive feedback from members. ...
01 July 2020
View news from European Union Researchers measure EU farmer confidence in the early stages of COVID-19
The EU Farmers Confidence Barometer survey was carried out over the first semester of 2020 across ten EU Member States and showed a slight lift in farmers’ moods compared to that of autumn 2019. ...
View news from Mexico USMCA launches amid increasing threat of disputes
The revamped trade agreement between Mexico, Canada and the United States takes effect on 1 July....
View news from United Kingdom UK vows to uphold its food standards in US trade talks
On 30 June, the UK government said it would not compromise on environmental protection, animal welfare and food safety standards in talks with the United States as the parties negotiate a post-Brexit trade deal....
View news from United States CME update: cattle futures sink as corn prices skyrocket
US cattle futures drifted lower on 30 June, facing pressure from a surge in Chicago Board of Trade (CBOT) corn futures that will likely squeeze profit margins for livestock producers....
30 June 2020
View news from United States CME update: cattle futures make modest gains after last week’s slides
US live cattle futures closed slightly higher on 29 June, bouncing back from early declines and firming on technical buying before the end of the month and quarter....
View news from United Kingdom New BMPA report offers solutions to meat industry labour challenges
In a new report submitted to the UK's Migration Advisory Committee by the British Meat Processors Association, the BMPA offers solutions to the sector's recurring workforce challenges. ...
View news from United Kingdom Reaction to UK's announcement of Trade and Agriculture Commission
The British Veterinary Association and NOAH welcome the formation of the new Trade and Agriculture Commission, and stress that animal health and welfare must be safeguarded. ...
View news from Global Agriculture sector must renew the fight against climate change
Syngenta Groups stresses that the agriculture sector's resilience has been tested by the coronavirus crisis, making the fight against more climate change more vital than ever. ...
29 June 2020
View news from United Kingdom NFU welcomes formation of Trade and Agriculture Commission
UK NFU hails the government's concrete action towards safeguarding the UK's food standards as trade talks ramp up. ...
View news from China US food exporters sign safety declarations instead of virus-free guarantees
US food and feed exporters are shipping goods to China with letters assuring the safety of their cargo instead of the official virus-free declarations required by Chinese authorities....
View news from Germany Germany aims to introduce animal welfare levy after abattoir scandal
Germany’s Agriculture Minister Julia Kloeckner is pushing for an animal welfare levy in a bid to clean up the meat trade....
View news from United States Trade group reports that US food suppliers are foregoing China contracts over COVID-19 hurdles
An industry group representing US agriculture producers says that Chinese demands that overseas suppliers guarantee that their shipments are free from COVID-19 contamination are making some shippers forego trading with China....
View news from United Kingdom Early first cut brings fermentation and protein concerns
Current analysis of grass silage suggests that farmers will have to carefully consider ration protein levels and secondary fermentation risks this season. ...
View news from United States CME update: cattle futures dip, reacting to pressure from the hog market and restaurant closures
CME live cattle futures dropped on 26 June as traders faced questions about beef demand as COVID-19-related restaurant closures appear more likely....
28 June 2020
View news from United Kingdom Keeping grassland thistle-free
Fields filled with 10 percent thistles produce 10 percent less grass to feed to livestock says Corteva Agriscience’s weed biology specialist Dr Nicola Perry....
27 June 2020
View news from Kenya "They know the importance of the soil”
"Living Farms": Rudolf Steiner School in Kenya applies biodynamic farming...
 
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