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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. ...
USDA stands by its latest estimate of China’s corn imports
The US Department of Agriculture is defending its forecast of China’s corn imports despite analysts noting the high sales price....
CME update: cattle futures advance as demand remains steady
US live cattle futures rose on 28 October as domestic demand remains steady....
Namibia’s FMD outbreak spreads
Namibia’s recent foot and mouth disease outbreak has spread from its northern region....
Argentine oilseed union says that more strike action is likely after offer from crushers deemed “insufficient”
The main union for Argentina’s oilseed crushing workers is hinting at further strike action acter a proposed coronavirus bonus payment fell short of expectations....
Webinars explore the benefits of fodder beets as winter livestock feed
A New Zealand-based expert will take part in a series of webinars - aimed specifically at sheep, beef and dairy - on the use of fodder beet as a crop to feed livestock over the winter....
28 October 2020
UK agri-tech start-up gains traction with US ranchers
Innovative animal tracking collar Herdsy has secured its first US deals forecast at £1.4 million over the next five years....
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....
CME update: cattle futures rebound as traders adjust to new supply reality
US live cattle futures rebounded on 27 October as packers kept processing at a higher-than usual pace....
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
French start-up Ynsect set to build world’s largest insect farm
As growing global demand for food puts pressure on available land, French start-up company Ynsect believes that indoor insect farming could solve the problem....
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....
CME update: live cattle futures hit lowest price since June amid supply pressure
US live cattle futures fell on 26 October, with the most-active contract sinking to its lowest price since June....
Rift valley fever infections in humans more likely to come from mosquitoes than cattle
A group of international researchers have mapped the dynamics of a rift valley fever infection in Mayotte and found that human infections were more likely to come from mosquito bites than through contact with infected livestock. ...
Scottish meat producers urged to make contingency plans
Quality Meat Scotland is encouraging its members to develop contingency plans to weather challenges from COVID-19. ...
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....
Covid-19 creates perfect price forecasting storm
When Covid-19 first surfaced in early 2020, global protein markets were still responding to the pork shortages caused by African Swine Fever (ASF). ...
24 October 2020
NFU's Beginning Farmer Institute welcomes new participants
14 new participants are taking part in the National Farmers Union Beginning Farmer Institute, a key pillar in the NFU's support for the next generation of American agriculture. ...
23 October 2020
Brazil recognizes 6 states as free from FMD without vaccination
The Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Supply (Mapa) published Normative Instruction No. 52, which recognizes the states of Acre, Paraná, Rio Grande do Sul and Rondônia as free from foot-and-mouth disease. Regions of Amazonas and Mato Grosso were...
Ways to capture the marketing value on calves
When putting money in the stock market, there is nothing like the feeling of watching a return on investment grow....
Weekly global protein digest
Read the latest updates on the global beef and dairy markets from livestock analyst Jim Wyckoff....
22 October 2020
More can be done to reduce the negative impact of EU agriculture
A new study exploring the future of the agriculture sector in the European Union stresses that efficiency and replacing high climate impact inputs can reduce negative impacts. ...
Free app shown to trim feed costs and boost profits
UK beef farmers could boost profits by £100 a head and collectively save £650m a year in feed costs by finishing more animals in-spec – and a free app can help them do it....
 
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