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21 August 2020
JBS plant in Brazil has been ordered to impose a 1.5-meter worker distancing after coronavirus outbreak
A beef plant in Pontes e Lacerda owned by JBS SA has been ordered by a labour court to impose a 1.5-meter distance between workers in the production line to stop the spread of COVID-19....
17 August 2020
JBS pursues US share listing plan after COVID-19 fallout
Brazil’s JBS SA is reviving plans to list shares on Wall Street after dealing with the fallout of the coronavirus pandemic....
14 August 2020
JBS in the black for the second quarter despite COVID-19 shocks
Brazilian meat packing giant JBA SA posted better than expected results, achieving net profits nearly twice as high as analysts’ average estimates....
12 August 2020
FAI Farms Ltd completes successful management buyout
FAI Farms, a leading research, data and consultancy business working to provide practical solutions for climate and food security, announces their successful completion of a management buyout....
11 August 2020
New UK company brings sustainable farming to shoppers
Two entrepreneurs who started their business at the Royal Agricultural University (RAU) are growing a community of consumers passionate about having a say in where their food comes from....
10 August 2020
JBS offers 5,200 new jobs in Brazil as part of pandemic response
Food processing giant JBS SA is hiring an additional 5,200 workers in Brazil in a bid to boost output for its export base while contending with ongoing COVID-19 cases among workers....
29 July 2020
Nordea sheds €40 million of JBS shares, citing poor environmental and health and safety record
Nordea Asset Management has dropped shares of JBS SA worth about €40 million for all of its funds in July based on the company’s environmental record and response to the COVID-19 pandemic....
Reduced COVID-19 rates in meat plants could be attributed to decreased testing
The slowdown in coronavirus cases at meat plants could indicate that industry control efforts are working, but decreased COVID-19 testing seems more likely....
28 July 2020
Amazon enters the UK grocery delivery space
Amazon has announced that it will begin free deliveries of groceries in the London area on 28 July....
27 July 2020
Meat companies concede that not all plant workers can socially distance
Smithfield Foods says that workers cannot be socially distant in all areas of its plants after US Senate testimony....
Feeding the Future with Beef Cattle – a Sustainable Approach to Responsible Food Production
What does the science say? What is the data telling us? These questions driving conversations around human health and the novel coronavirus are also informing how stakeholders in the feed-to-food chain think about livestock production and sustainability,...
26 July 2020
PFLA publishes updated Certification Standards
The Pasture-Fed Livestock Association has published its latest set of Certification Standards, listing what cattle and sheep producers must do to apply the "Pasture for Life" marketing symbol on their produce....
20 July 2020
Neogen's NeoKlor receives OMRI certification for water disinfection
Neogen's AquaPrime NeoKlor has been reviewed by OMRI and meets USDA National Organic Program standards. ...
16 July 2020
NCBA hits back at new Burger King campaign
NCBA CEO Colin Woodall highlights the misleading claims of Burger King's #CowsMenu campaign....
13 July 2020
Biosecurity basics for facilities
What we used to think of as burdensome, extra steps in the daily conduct of business have now become the primary concerns with being able to work at all amid a global pandemic....
09 July 2020
Brazil investigates COVID-19 outbreaks in 10 meat plants in Mato Grosso
Brazilian labour prosecutors are probing COVID-19 outbreaks in at least 10 meat processing plants across Mato Grosso state....
07 July 2020
JBS reports 2.2 percent of workers at Brazil plant as COVID-19 positive
Brazilian meatpacking giant JBS says that 2.2 percent of workers at its Goiania beef plant have been placed on mandatory leave after testing positive for COVID-19....
30 June 2020
Agriculture sector must renew the fight against climate change
Syngenta Groups stresses that the agriculture sector's resilience has been tested by the coronavirus crisis, making the fight against more climate change more vital than ever. ...
29 June 2020
Early first cut brings fermentation and protein concerns
Current analysis of grass silage suggests that farmers will have to carefully consider ration protein levels and secondary fermentation risks this season. ...
28 June 2020
Keeping grassland thistle-free
Fields filled with 10 percent thistles produce 10 percent less grass to feed to livestock says Corteva Agriscience’s weed biology specialist Dr Nicola Perry....
25 June 2020
Compassion in World Farming announces the winners for the Good Farm Animal Welfare Awards
The prestigious annual Good Farm Animal Welfare Awards ceremony hosted by Compassion in World Farming should have taken place on 16 June at the Tower of London, but, like so many other events it was a casualty of COVID-19 and was cancelled....
24 June 2020
Multiple Brazilian meat exporters sign Chinese customs declarations
Brazilian beef, pork and chicken exporters have signed declarations stating that goods heading to China are free from coronavirus contamination, as per requests from Chinese authorities....
New rapid Actiphage test for Johne's disease and bovine TB makes progress
Funding supports research and development of new test for hard-to-detect mycobacterial diseases. ...
20 June 2020
JBS reports on its $368 million investment in global sustainability initiatives for 2019
Meat packing giant JBS claims to have made significant investments across four key sustainability pillars including environmental stewardship, responsible procurement, animal welfare and social responsibility....
17 June 2020
Improving and conserving the carabao population in the Philippines using the Applied Biosystems™ Axiom™ technology
The future of agriculture lies in diversity. Many parts of the world depend on crops and livestock different from those bred in the United States and Europe, and the agricultural sciences are finally catching up to that reality....
16 June 2020
US meatpacking workers hesitant to return to work despite executive order
US meatpacking unions report that scores of employees remain off the job due to either quarantine or fears of contracting COVID-19, despite an order from President Trump mandating their return to work....
13 June 2020
12 June 2020
Action against JBS, Cargill, Tyson and National Beef alleges price inflation to consumers
The four largest beef packers in the US – National Beef, JBS USA, Tyson and Cargill – are at the centre of a class action lawsuit filed by Central Grocers that alleges cattle market manipulation....
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