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29 October 2021
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....
WTO panel examines Chinese import duties on Australian beef and wine as relations sour
The World Trade Organization has agreed to set up a panel to examine China's imposition of duties on imported Australian wine and beef, two of several disputes souring relations between the two countries....
US beef production challenges: past, present and future
The beef and cattle market has been hit hard with production cost increases, on top of drought conditions that have increased feed costs, writes Timothy Wier for The Cattle Site. ...
US researchers identify potential intervention for BRD in calves
Scientists with the USDA's Agricultural Research Service (ARS) have identified proteins in bacteria associated with bovine respiratory disease (BVD), saying that it could form part of an intervention strategy against the disease. ...
Microplastics can accumulate in the blood of farm animals, says new research
Emerging research presented at the Plastic Health Summit in Amsterdam shows that microplastics have been found in the bloodstream of pigs and cattle. ...
Australian farmers respond to government commitment to net zero carbon emissions
Australia's National Farmers Federation (NFF) welcomes the government's strategy for delivering net zero carbon emissions....
26 October 2021
US House approves cattle contract library bill
The US House Agriculture Committee has passed the Cattle Contract Library act of 2021 (HR 5609), creating a library for cattle contracts within the USDA's Agricultural Marketing Service. ...
UK's new Trade and Agriculture Commission hopes to boost farm exports
UK ministers are building on the recommendations made by the first Agriculture Mission, takings steps to safeguard animal welfare and address antimicrobial resistance in trade agreements. ...
New report identifies poor soil health as national security threat
Soil health should be formally recognised by government ministers as a critical asset for maintaining food and societal security, according to a new report by the Food & Global Security Network. ...
Australia's NFF hits back against "anti livestock agenda" ahead of COP26
National Farmers Federation President Fiona Simson is hitting back against the "anti livestock agenda" in the background of the upcoming UN Climate Conference in Glasgow. ...
MEPs make further progress on Farm to Fork strategy
Members of the European Parliament are presenting plans to revamp the EU's food systems, to produce healthier food, shore up food security, a fair income for farmers and reduce farming's environmental footprint. ...
25 October 2021
US Government expects drought to continue or worsen this winter
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) winter outlook forecasts that the current drought across the western US and northern plains will continue this winter....
What will the UK-NZ trade deal mean for the UK beef and dairy sector?
The UK and New Zealand recently announced an "agreement in principle" for a future trade deal, but UK cattle farmers fear that they could be undercut by food imports....
UK warns of moderate to high risk of liver fluke infection for 2021 to 2022 season
Researchers from Northern Ireland's AFBI warn that cattle and sheep are at moderate to high risk of liver fluke infection during the autumn and winter seasons. ...
EU begins consultation on new animal welfare legislation
The European Commission has begun a wide public consultation as part of its efforts to revise animal welfare legislation. ...
Opinion - push to change diets shouldn't harm public health
The British Meat Processors Association (BMPA) warns that government efforts to nudge consumers towards sustainable diets might back fire - and that changes to UK diets shouldn't harm overall health. ...
Livestock farming a critical solution for sustainable food systems
In recent years, livestock production and consumption have been unfairly singled out as major contributors to climate change. But livestock farming is actually a critical component of sustainable food systems....
21 October 2021
UK launches £17.5 million Farming Innovation Program
As part of Britain's agricultural transition, the government has launched the Farming Innovation Program to support agri-tech innovation. ...
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