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06 May 2021
Ontario's meat processors get a boost from Canadian Agricultural Partnership
The $7 million investment will help improve production and safety measures in Ontario's slaughterhouses....
USDA should use pilot projects to build towards a carbon bank, says FACA
The Food and Agriculture Climate Alliance (FACA), now more than 70 members strong, has worked over the past three months to develop specific recommendations for how the USDA should approach a potential carbon bank....
05 May 2021
Australia ups investment in biosecurity
Australia's Federal Government has heeded calls led by the National Farmers Federation to increase funding for biosecurity and innovation. ...
04 May 2021
EU's sustainable farming promotion must include all sectors, say farming unions
EU farming unions call on the European Commission to support the sustainability efforts of the entire agriculture and livestock industry in its future promotion policy. ...
New US legislation will get local farm goods into school food programs
The National Farm to School Network and National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition welcomes the newly-introduced Kids Eat Local Act, which will make it easier for school meal programs to source food from local farmers and producers....
03 May 2021
US NFU calls on government to prioritize climate change across all its ag programs
Farming and agriculture can help combat climate change, but farmers need the USDA to support and fully realize this potential. ...
EU farming unions welcome research focus of the Horizon Europe Program
Following the Council adoption of Horizon Europe back in March and the European Parliament approval of the 9th Framework Program for European Research and Innovation - Horizon Europe - has been officially adopted. ...
01 May 2021
Canadian MP introduces bill to fight food insecurity and climate change
New Democratic Party (NDP) Member of Parliament Alastair MacGregor has introduced a bill that hopes to combat food insecurity and climate change by investing in soil health and research. ...
30 April 2021
US NFU welcomes legislative priorities announced in President Biden's Congressional Address
President Biden's strategy for economic recovery, immigration reform and climate action have been welcomed by the National Farmers Union....
29 April 2021
UK's International Trade Secretary visits farm as part of Great British Beef Week
International Trade Secretary Liz Truss and NFU President Minette Batters visited Yorkshire beef farmers Michael and Margaret Atkinson to celebrate Great British Beef Week and to explore how the UK government and farmers can make the most of future export...
Editorial - The European Commission must move away from abstractions when discussing agriculture
In an opinion piece, Copa and Cogeca Vice President and crop farmer Pedro Gallardo explains that the European Commission's response on novel genomic techniques (NGTs) must evolve beyond an abstract debate and focus on workable solutions. ...
28 April 2021
The bipartisan America Grows Act could help reassert US leadership in ag research
If passed, the bipartisan America Grows Act of 2021 would significantly increase US public investment in agricultural research and development, says the Farm Journal Foundation. ...
27 April 2021
Irish farmers have three more days to join Organic Farming Scheme
Irish Minister of State Pippa Hackett is reminding farmers who are interested in transitioning to organic production should submit their applications to the Organic Farming Scheme. ...
26 April 2021
US NFU welcomes the newly-introduced Agriculture Resilience Act
The Agriculture Resilience Act is a thoughtful, nuanced approach to climate action, says the National Farmers Union. ...
23 April 2021
How US farmers can pitch in to address climate change
The US Department of Agriculture is expanding and renewing the Conservation Reserve Program as part of its strategy to boost enrollment and address the climate crisis. ...
USDA wants farmers' ideas on how food supply chains can be strengthened
The USDA is seeking public comments on how to make the US food system supply chains more resilient, diverse and secure. ...
22 April 2021
EU agrees to wide-ranging climate law to speed emissions cuts
The European Union clinched a deal on 21 April on a landmark climate change law that puts new, tougher greenhouse gas emissions targets at the heart of all EU policymaking....
US NFU voices support for proposed Growing Climate Solutions Act
The recently introduced Growing Climate Solutions Act can improve the credibility of US carbon markets, says the National Farmers Union. ...
Brazil’s meat lobby says new tariff waiver allows cheaper corn imports from US and Ukraine
Brazil’s decision to temporarily waive tariffs on grain imports could pave the way for cheaper corn from the Ukraine and US that could undercut Mercosur-based grain growers, says ABPA leader....
21 April 2021
Argentina re-establishes a meat export registration system, sparking fears of limits on shipments
Argentina has set up a meat export registration system, stoking fears among cattle ranchers of possible export limits as the government tries to hold down domestic food prices in the face of double-digit inflation....
20 April 2021
How you can help the EFSA prepare its animal transport assessment
The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) is preparing its scientific assessment on the welfare of animals during transport in the EU. ...
19 April 2021
Ugandan districts ban livestock movements over FMD
Animal health authorities in the Kiruhura district have banned the sale and movement of livestock and their products to stem the spread of foot-and-mouth disease (FMD)....
Proposed White House budget could boost farm funding by 16%
President Joe Biden released his proposed federal budget on 9 April and farming, food safety, infrastructure and climate action are set to get a boost. ...
New speaker series showcases agriculture's role in global nutrition
Farm Journal Foundation kicked off its annual Speaker Series with an event highlighting agriculture’s unique role in addressing challenges to global nutrition....
Irish beef: what's the outlook for 2021?
Irish cattle slaughter (incl. cows and calves) reached 1.9 million head in 2020, up 2% from the year before, according to data from the Central Statistics Office. This contributed to a 2% rise in Irish beef production for the year, with 633,400 tonnes...
18 April 2021
What the NFU is doing to create a safer, cleaner, greener rural Britain
With Coronavirus restrictions lifting and the number of people visiting the countryside increasing, the National Farmers Union is working hard to make sure farms are kept safe and profitable....
16 April 2021
Canada greenlights funding for livestock producers who were affected by abattoir slowdowns
The Canadian government is providing financial assistance to cattle and hog producers who were affected by the slowdown of slaughterhouses during the COVID-19 crisis in 2020. ...
Global corporations seek unified and market-based approaches ahead of climate summit
Corporate executives and investors say they want world leaders at next week's climate summit to embrace a unified and market-based approach to slashing their carbon emissions....
 
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