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08 April 2021
View news from Uganda OPINION – African agriculture is ready for a digital revolution
Akinwumi Adesina, president of the African Development Bank and Patrick Verkooijen, CEO of the Global Center on Adaptation believe that data delivered by mobile phones can help Africa’s farmers adapt to climate change and boost the economy. ...
View news from United States Strong commodity prices and improved financial conditions in the US boost Ag Economy Barometer
The US Ag Economy Barometer rose dramatically in March 2021, reversing four months of declines as farmers across the country became more optimistic about the future....
07 April 2021
View news from Brazil Land management strategies could be the key to cutting climate emissions
New research that assessed 12 different strategies for reducing climate emissions from beef production found that using improved ranching management practices could lead to a 50% reduction in emissions in some regions....
View news from United States CME update: live cattle futures climb on sustained beef demand
US live cattle futures rose on 6 April, supported by strong consumer beef demand and a firming cash beef market....
View news from United Kingdom UK offers training scheme for potential cattle TB testers
Several veterinary practices in England are now looking to recruit people from across the agricultural community to help support them in fulfilling their cattle TB testing responsibilities....
View news from Ireland Irish offer expertise in building sustainable national food systems
Irish agriculture minister Charlie McConalogue has unveiled Sustainable Food Systems Ireland (SFSI), an initiative that shares Irish agri-food expertise internationally....
View news from United States USDA enrolls 5 million acres of land in conservation effort
The USDA and private landowners have partnered to protect more than 5 million acres of wetlands, grasslands, and prime farmland....
View news from Kyrgyzstan Unlocking the potential of Kyrgyzstan’s livestock sector
Agriculture is the leading employment sector in Kyrgyzstan and it boasts 9.1 million hectares of pasture, but its beef and dairy sectors have languished since it gained independence from the Soviet Union in 1991 – Azis Kyrgyzbaev explains why....
View news from United States Trends in nutrition for 2021 and beyond
The pandemic and other factors in 2020 have not only changed the way consumers relate to food but also how they evaluate their food choices and perceive nutrition in general. ...
06 April 2021
View news from United States CME update: live cattle futures set new contract highs as demand surges
Strong meat demand pushed US live cattle futures to new contract highs on 5 April....
View news from United Kingdom Student research looks at whether insects are the next new meat replacement
Student research from Harper Adams University is exploring how people react to consuming insects. ...
View news from United States USTR vows to keep battling “significant” foreign trade barriers
The US government has vowed to continue battling what it sees as significant trade barriers that are harming American companies and farmers, and singled out China as the "world's leading offender" in creating overcapacities in several sectors....
View news from Australia A future focused trade site at Beef Australia 2021
A variety of new technologies and tools addressing today’s challenges and the future needs of the industry will be on show at Meat & Livestock Australia’s (MLA) Beef Australia 2021 trade site....
05 April 2021
View news from United States Mineral and vitamin nutrition for beef cattle
Proper mineral and vitamin nutrition contributes to strong immune systems, reproductive performance, and calf weight gain. ...
View news from United States Tacos, steak and bacon, oh my! New research says certain foods can instantly improve mood
A new survey of 2,000 nationally representative Americans analyzed the relationship between our moods and the food we eat and found it really is a complicated relationship to say the least....
View news from United Kingdom How do livestock farms benefit from genome editing?
Animal breeding could become more efficient with an approach that combines DNA-editing techniques with new reproductive technologies....
04 April 2021
View news from Global New report shows that LEAF Marque businesses are leading the transition to climate-friendly farming
Global sustainable farming organization, LEAF (Linking Environment and Farming), has released its latest Global Impacts Report, showing that businesses that embrace the LEAF Marque certification are delivering sustainable, climate positive farming and...
03 April 2021
View news from United Kingdom Making mental health a priority for young farmers
Charities across the UK have developed Rural+, new training modules designed to support young farmers' mental health and well-being. ...
02 April 2021
View news from United States CME update: live cattle futures retreat from previous highs
CME live cattle futures closed lower on 1 April as traders booked profits ahead of the long Easter weekend....
View news from Argentina High prices lift Argentina's March grains exports revenue to 18-year high
Argentina brought in $2.77 billion from agricultural exports in March, the CIARA-CEC chamber of export companies said on Thursday, as high grains prices pushed revenue from international shipments to an 18-year high....
View news from Australia RSPCA Australia publishes welfare scorecards to raise awareness of rules governing slaughterhouses
The RSPCA has released a detailed report and interactive map that highlights the current state of animal welfare regulation at Australia's abattoirs....
View news from United States USDA and National Farmers Union welcome the American Jobs Plan
The National Farmers Union says it is "encouraged" by the newly-announced American Jobs Plan, saying that it provides much-needed investment in rural infrastructure. ...
01 April 2021
View news from United Kingdom Loved-up Brits choose meat and dairy this Valentine's
UK meat and dairy felt the love in lockdown, helping boost food and drink retail sales to record levels this Valentine's Day – up £85 million on last year....
View news from United States Editorial - why US farmers are worried about Bill Gates (and other non-farming land owners)
In a blogpost from the US National Farmers Union, Hannah Packman explains why farming communities are growing wary of farmland moving into non-farming ownership....
View news from United Kingdom Leading UK ag college wants to create sustainable farming school
Harper Adams University hopes to launch the UK's first School of Sustainable Food and Farming....
View news from United States CME update: US feeder cattle futures face pressure from grains complex
US feeder cattle futures dropped on 31 March, reacting to limit-up gains in corn and soybean futures that will translate to higher livestock feed costs as grain users compete for tight supplies....
31 March 2021
View news from United States US Senators reintroduce legislation to reform livestock transport
A bipartisan group of senators reintroduced the Modernizing Agricultural Transportation Act to address ongoing concerns over hours of service and electronic monitoring rules....
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