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21 September 2021
JBS plans to reopen Nebraska beef plant damaged in fire
JBS USA on 13 September halted production at a Nebraska beef plant that slaughters about 5% of US cattle due to a fire, but said the company expects to resume operations....
UK meat sector faces imminent supply threat from CO2 shortages
Britain's meat processors will start running out of carbon dioxide (CO2) this week, forcing them to halt production and impacting supplies to retailers, the BMPA, an industry lobby group warned on 20 September....
10 September 2021
US greenlights $700 million in grants for COVID-19-affected farm and food workers
USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack announced that $700 million in competitive grand funding will be available to help farmers and meat plant workers with pandemic-related health and safety costs....
06 September 2021
Tyson Foods and unions cut deal over COVID-19 vaccine mandate
Tyson Foods Inc said on 3 September that labor unions have agreed to support its requirement for US employees to be vaccinated against COVID-19 by November....
03 September 2021
USDA must foster competition in meat and poultry processing, says NFU
Earlier this week, National Farmers Union (NFU) submitted formal comments to the US Department of Agriculture in response to a request for information on “Investments and Opportunities for Meat and Poultry Processing Infrastructure.”...
01 September 2021
Argentina extends beef export cap until the end of October
Farm sector tensions in Argentina are rising after the government decided to extend beef export restrictions until the end of October....
30 August 2021
UK food chain urges government to address workforce shortages with COVID-19 Recovery Visa
A new cross-industry report is calling for the UK government to implement a 12-month COVID-19 Recovery Visa to address workforce shortages in the agri-food sector. ...
25 August 2021
USDA issues new guidance on the Packers and Stockyards Act
The National Farmers Union is welcoming new USDA guidance on enforcement of the Packers and Stockyards Act provision, saying that it helps promote economic competition. ...
23 August 2021
Labor shortages in UK meat industry are spiralling says industry group
UK's meat industry labor shortage could threaten Christmas food supplies, warns the British Meat Processors Association....
18 August 2021
UK issues new rules on maximum journey times when transporting farm animals
The new rules, which also include allowances for more headroom, follow a UK-wide push to improve the conditions and welfare for livestock during transport....
13 August 2021
Q2 for JBS hailed as best quarter in history
Brazil’s JBS SA, the world’s largest meat packer, said it had its best quarter in history according to a quarterly earning statement....
23 July 2021
USDA clarifies program for livestock producers who suffered losses from depopulation
The USDA has announced the details for its new Pandemic Livestock Indemnity Program (PLIP), an initiative that support livestock farmers who suffered losses and depopulation from COVID-19 supply chain stresses. ...
UK meat industry warns that its labor talent pool is turning "into a puddle"
The labor situation in the meat industry and other sectors has been in the spotlight this week with businesses getting increasingly concerned about the threat of empty supermarket shelves just as peak summer demand hits....
14 July 2021
USDA greenlights additional pandemic aid for farmers who suffered animal losses
Livestock and poultry producers who could not take slaughter-ready animals to processing plants due to COVID-19 can apply for financial assistance from the USDA and Farm Service Agency from 20 July. ...
29 June 2021
Australia's meat sector hails UK trade deal as "historic"
The Australian red meat industry’s European market access priorities have received a real boost in the last fortnight with the agreement in-principle (AIP) of an Australia-United Kingdom Free Trade Agreement (A-UK FTA)....
21 June 2021
Why do four large companies control the US beef and meat industry?
US lawmakers are seeking increased oversight of the beef sector as concerns about anticompetitive behavior increase after the pandemic and a cyberattack on a major meat company, JBS USA....
18 June 2021
Stung by pandemic and JBS cyberattacks US ranchers build new beef plants
US cattle ranchers and investors are sinking hundreds of millions of dollars into new beef plants after temporary closures of massive slaughterhouses at the start of the COVID-19 pandemic left farmers with nowhere to send animals destined to be turned...
Ireland’s Kerry Group to sell meat and meals business to Pilgrim’s Pride
Irish food firm Kerry Group Plc announced that it would sell its British and Irish Consumer Foods’ Meats and Meals business to US poultry processor Pilgrim’s Pride Corp for €819 million ($975 million)....
Additional pandemic aid is available for US farmers
The USDA is earmarking additional aid to farmers and ag businesses as part of its Pandemic Assistance for Producers Initiative....
16 June 2021
Free trading app helps boost beef profits for UK farmer
Trading cattle in a new way, powered by precision technology, has enabled one farmer to change his system to create a more profitable business....
15 June 2021
Don't sign the UK-Australia trade deal, says RSPCA
The UK's RSPCA is urging Prime Minister Boris Johnson to stop a trade deal with Australia that could see the UK importing food raised at lower animal welfare standards....
14 June 2021
USDA's Cooperative Interstate Shipment Program expands to give more opportunities to meat processors
The Cooperative Interstate Shipment (CIS) Program has expanded to nine states, giving meat and poultry processors more opportunities to ship their products across state lines....
10 June 2021
JBS says it paid equivalent of $11 million in ransomware attack
Meatpacking giant JBS USA says it paid a ransom equivalent to $11 million following a cyberattack that disrupted its North American and Australian operations, the company's CEO said in a statement on 9 June....
09 June 2021
UK government introduces new protections for livestock in second Animal Welfare Bill
New powers increase protections for farm animals will be introduced in legislation, further cementing the UK's leadership in animal welfare....
04 June 2021
JBS says that all facilities are back online after weekend cyberattack
All of meatpacker JBS SA's global facilities are fully operational after a weekend cyberattack disrupted much of its North American and Australian operations....
03 June 2021
Tyson CEO steps down and operating chief King takes the helm
Tyson Foods Inc said on 2 June Chief Executive Officer Dean Banks would step down due to personal reasons after just eight months in the job, turning the helm over to the company's operations head Donnie King....
JBS plants across North America and Australia reopen
JBS SA employees started returning to work at meat plants on 2 June, a day after the company's beef operations stopped following a ransomware attack, disrupting meat production in North America and Australia....
02 June 2021
US says ransomware attack on JBS likely came from Russia
Brazil's JBS SA told the U.S. government that a ransomware attack on the company that disrupted meat production in North America and Australia originated from a criminal organization likely based in Russia, the White House said on 1 June....
 
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