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04 November 2021
Russia to set 6-month quotas for exports of nitrogen fertilizers
Russia will limit exports of nitrogen fertilisers and complex nitrogen-containing fertilisers for six months to try to curb any further increase in food prices amid higher gas prices, Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin said on Wednesday....
Weather extremes push UN plan to fund more weather forecasting
As climate change triggers deadly heatwaves, droughts and floods, three U.N. agencies on Wednesday rolled out funding plans to improve weather forecasting in vulnerable countries....
Phosphorus – the time to act is now
For many regions in northern Australia, phosphorus (P) deficiency is a serious nutritional issue for beef herds and can cause major losses in productivity and profitability. ...
03 November 2021
ICSA calling on Ireland's Ag Minister to allocate €50m to fund Beef Carbon Efficiency Scheme
ICSA is calling on Minister McConalogue to immediately announce an allocation of €50m to fund ICSA’s Beef Carbon Efficiency Scheme, set out as part of the association’s CAP Strategic Plan. ...
US, UAE lead $4 billion effort to help farmers adapt to climate change
The United States and the United Arab Emirates on Tuesday used COP26 climate talks to launch efforts to channel funding into making agriculture resilient to climate change as well as to cut its emissions. ...
Survey: sustainable practices commonplace on Australian farms
The majority of farmers surveyed in an ABARES study are using sustainable land management practices to improve the natural resource base and drought resilience....
02 November 2021
Second stage of Brazil's campaign against FMD started Nov 1
The second stage of Brazil's national vaccination campaign against foot-and-mouth disease in 2021 started November 1st, according to the Brazil's Ministry of Agriculture. ...
New Virginia Tech startup seeks to use nano-capsules derived from milk to deliver heart drug
Scientists at the Fralin Biomedical Research Institute at VTC have started a new biotechnology company to apply one of nature’s courier systems to deliver a potentially life-saving medication....
01 November 2021
Vitamin D supplement may enhance dairy cows’ immune health
New research in the Journal of Dairy Science explores possible genetic effects of dietary supplementation with vitamin D to support cows’ immune function....
Grant beefs up grazing initiative that benefits farmers and environment
Rolling green pastures dotted with grazing cows are a common sight in Virginia. However, there’s more strategy behind those grazing cows than most people know, such as the impact on the land, water quality, and farm profitability....
US “Build Back Better” Framework Makes Important Step Forward on Climate Change
The following is a statement by Kameran Onley, director of North American policy and government relations at The Nature Conservancy, after the White House unveiled a framework of the Build Back Better Act that includes $555 billion in climate investments....
More than half of university students surveyed have tried a meat alternative
Fifty-five percent of US Midwest university students had tried a plant-based meat alternative and attributed this choice to the enjoyment of new food, curiosity about the products and environmental concern, according to a new study in the Journal of Nutrition...
Europe's agri-food trade shows solid growth in first half of 2021
Despite a slow start to the year, EU agri-food trade (exports plus imports) for January to July of 2021 came in at €183 billion, a 3.2% increase on the same period in 2020. ...
Nigeria’s local supply chain goes digital
Nigerian start-ups are digitizing the country’s local supply chain, helping farmers sell their produce and merchants navigate high food costs....
31 October 2021
UK launches first food and farming sustainability school
A unique partnership between Morrisons, McDonald's UK, NFU and Harper Adams University to boost sustainable farming in the UK could become an important part of the UK's "green recovery" post COVID-19. ...
30 October 2021
Dutch researchers note marked decline in meat consumption in 2020
Emerging data from Wageningen University & Research and Wakker Dier show that per capita meat consumption in the Netherlands fell during the first year of the COVID-19 pandemic. ...
29 October 2021
EFSA explores AMR risks in animal transport
The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) is researching the risks antimicrobial resistant bacteria spreading during animal transport. ...
US farmers welcome progress on sweeping infrastructure bill
The USDA and National Farmers Union (NFU) voice their support for President Joe Biden’s Build Back Better framework as it progresses through Congress....
Weekly beef and dairy digest: Australia's meat exports repeatedly fail safety inspections
The US FSIS has rejected 10 meat shipments from Australia last year due to contamination, and economic forecasts predict inflating food prices. ...
US invests over $50 million for new entrants to the ag sector
The USDA's National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) will invest over $50 million in organizations and institutions that teach and train new farmers and ranchers. ...
US sees spike in contaminated Australian meat shipments
US food safety officials have blocked a rising number of meat shipments from Australia since 2019 due to fecal contamination, straining trade relations between the two countries, according to documents reviewed by Reuters....
Profits for Brazil’s Marfrig more than double in Q3 2021
Marfrig Global Foods has reported a net income of 1.67 billion reais for the third quarter, an increase of 148.7% on the same period last year....
28 October 2021
Brazil’s beef shipments to China after embargo were blocked on arrival
Shipments of Brazilian beef have been stopped from entering China due to an embargo in place since two cases of mad cow disease were reported in the South American nation in early September....
US House subcommittee finds that COVID-19 infections at meat plats were much higher than previous estimates
Workers at the leading US meatpacking plants experienced cases and death from COVID-19 that were up to three times previous estimates....
UK farmers call for additional investment in ag sector ahead of government budget
The UK's National Farmers Union (NFU) has made a pre-budget submission to Chancellor Rishi Sunak, highlighting the wide-ranging economic benefits of investing in the UK food production system....
ADM’s profits more than double on strong crush margins and demand for vegetable oil
Grain trading giant Archer-Daniels-Midland Co (ADM) says its third-quarter profit more than doubled, as strong oilseed crushing margins and rising vegetable oil demand boosted its core agricultural services and oilseeds unit....
UK beef exports shine at Anuga trade show
The AHDB stand at this year’s Anuga generated a great deal of interest from red meat buyers – marking a successful return to the world’s largest trade fair for food and drink....
27 October 2021
China greenlights beef imports from Italy
China’s Customs Administration has approved beef imports from Italy from 26 October....
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