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24 March 2021
View news from Canada Canada encourages farmers to adopt climate-smart practices
Canada's farmers on on the front lines of worsening climate impacts - so adopting best practices and climate-smart policies is the best way to become resilient. ...
View news from United Kingdom Cow gut study could help tackle Johne's disease
A common, chronic gut disease in ruminants will be the focus of a £1 million study....
23 March 2021
View news from Canada Applications for the Beef Researcher Mentorship Program are open
The Beef Cattle Research Council invites upcoming and new applied researchers in Canada whose studies are of value to the beef industry, such as cattle health and welfare, beef quality, food safety, genetics, feed efficiency, or forages to apply for this...
View news from Australia Thousands evacuated in Australia's worst floods in nearly half a century
Australian authorities issued fresh flood warnings and evacuation orders on 23 March as torrential rains again pummelled several parts of the country, sweeping away homes, roads and livestock in the worst downpour in more than half a century....
View news from Spain More than 1,600 cattle on second Spanish cattle ship to be killed
Spain on Monday ordered the slaughter of 1,610 cattle which have been stuck aboard the Elbeik livestock ship since December, just weeks after hundreds of cattle on another vessel met a similar fate....
View news from United Kingdom NFU UK cautiously welcomes progress on future regulation of gene editing
The NFU believes new precision breeding techniques, such as gene editing, could protect crops and animals from pests and disease, help deliver net zero and allow farmers to produce more home-grown food....
View news from European Union Investors urge EU to prioritise climate in agriculture reform
A $2 trillion group of investors have urged the European Commission to be more ambitious in its planned overhaul of the bloc's huge farming subsidy programme to fight climate change and protect biodiversity....
22 March 2021
View news from Brazil JBS ordered to pay $3.6 million after Brazil beef plant's COVID-19 outbreak
A court has ordered JBS SA to pay 20 million reais ($3.62 million) in damages after an outbreak of COVID-19 at a beef plant in northern Brazil, according to a copy of the ruling seen by Reuters on 19 March....
View news from China China to crack down on use of leanness enhancers in cattle and sheep
China's agriculture ministry said on Friday it will crack down on the use of leanness-enhancing agents in farm animals to guarantee the quality and safety of livestock products....
View news from United States US NFU voices support for Farm Workforce Modernization Act
NFU President Rob Larew says that the Farm Workforce Modernization Act will create a more functional and compassionate farm labor system. ...
View news from United Kingdom Cows with no access to outside may have damaged emotional wellbeing
Allowing dairy cattle to access pasture can promote natural behaviour and improve their health. However, the psychological benefits are poorly understood....
View news from United Kingdom RCVS Knowledge to lead major antibiotic stewardship initiative for farms
A major initiative aimed at equipping vets across the UK with the latest antibiotic stewardship principles for treating specific farm animal species is being rolled out by a leading veterinary educational charity, in collaboration with a number of prominent...
21 March 2021
View news from United Kingdom UK launches new farming magazine for kids
Launched in March 2021, The YoungStock is aimed at any budding young farmer, or child interested in farming and the countryside....
20 March 2021
View news from United Kingdom BBC focuses on farming in new web series
A new series on the BBC will focus on food security and innovations in farm production. ...
19 March 2021
View news from Ukraine Ukraine producers promise to keep key food prices stable
Leading food producers' associations in Ukraine have told the government they will keep domestic prices stable for several popular food items to help stave off inflation already hitting neighbouring Russia....
View news from South Africa South Africa launches fund to boost Black farming
South Africa has set up a 5 billion rand ($340 million) fund to help Black farmers gain access to capital and boost their role in commercial agriculture, state-owned Industrial Development Corporation (IDC) and the government said on 18 March....
View news from Global Weekly beef and dairy digest: USDA issues in-depth reports on US and Canada's cattle markets
Canada's cattle herd continues to decline and US beef exports to Japan reach their annual limit, triggering tariffs. ...
View news from United Kingdom SRUC launches new Herd Health Planning app to connect farmers and vets
A new app created by the Veterinary Services team at Scotland’s Rural College (SRUC) will allow British beef suckler farmers to share real-time cattle data with veterinary surgeons while in the field....
View news from United Kingdom New AHDB report examines the UK's future food trade with the US
New analysis highlights the risks and the opportunities a new trade deal with the US may bring for UK food and farming....
View news from European Union Editorial - EU agriculture requires consistency between the Green Deal and trade policy
In an opinion piece, Cogeca President Ramón Armengol explains that the future of EU agriculture will depend on consistency between the Green Deal and EU trade policy. ...
18 March 2021
View news from United Kingdom Brexit farm workers scheme found fueling risk of slavery in UK
Migrant farm workers in Britain are being trapped and mistreated by employers in conditions ripe for modern slavery, campaigners say, urging the government to review a scheme designed to avoid agricultural labor shortages post-Brexit....
View news from Global Trouw Nutrition webinar considers “Bioavailability and Beyond” when feeding trace minerals
Trouw Nutrition, Nutreco’s animal nutrition division, continues its Global Nutritional Solutions webinar series with a look at trace minerals and bio-availability. The free, one-hour Bioavailability and Beyond webinar will be held on Wednesday, 24 March,...
View news from United Kingdom Great British Beef Week is "going green" as its 11th year focuses on sustainability
British beef farmers are to receive industry-wide recognition at the end of April, with their support for sustainable production practices being the focal point of Great British Beef Week 2021....
View news from United States US meatpacking workers with Tyson Foods and JBS USA receive COVID-19 vaccines
Meatpacker JBS USA said on 15 March that more than 20% of its employees have received a COVID-19 vaccine, while rival Tyson Foods Inc said more than 10% of its workers have received a shot....
View news from United States Despite uncertain outlook for US agriculture markets, University of Missouri analysts are optimistic
Farm income could decline in 2021, in spite of large increases in the value of crop and livestock sales, according to the latest analysis of national and global agricultural trends from the University of Missouri....
17 March 2021
View news from Japan Japan temporarily sets higher tariffs on US beef imports
Japan is temporarily raising tariffs on US beef imports as volumes have exceeded levels agreed to between the two nations for the fiscal year ending on 31 March....
View news from European Union EU farming unions warn that carbon border adjustment mechanism resolution (CBAM) could negatively impact fertilizer prices
Copa and Cogeca have expressed concerns over an amendment to the proposed EU carbon border adjustment mechanism (CBAM), fearing that it will make fertilizer prices skyrocket. ...
View news from United Kingdom New UK border checks delay is a betrayal of vets and Brexit, says OV group
The Managing Director of one of the UK's leading providers of Official Veterinarians and Meat Hygiene Inspectors has strongly criticised the UK Government’s decision to further delay checks on goods entering Great Britain from the European Union....
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