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16 March 2021
View news from United Kingdom Livestock app Breedr launches in UK
UK beef producers can finally plan ahead with confidence, following the launch of the world’s first smart, data-driven beef contract which sets a secure price 24 months ahead....
View news from Australia China should improve ties with Australia, says US official
The Biden administration has told China that normalizing relations with Australia is a precondition to Washington taking any substantial step towards improving relations with Beijing, a senior US official said on 16 March....
View news from European Union Women in the field: more women are managing farms across Europe
The number of women in the EU's farming sector has been slowly increasing, with Baltic countries showing the highest proportion of farms that are managed by a woman. ...
View news from United States FACA members testify on opportunities to tackle climate change in US Senate hearing
Four members of the Food and Agriculture Climate Alliance told a US Senate hearing how the farming community can help deliver on climate targets....
15 March 2021
View news from United Kingdom Study: venison carries low risk of food poisoning
Consumers of Scottish venison are at low risk of contracting severe food poisoning, a Scotland-wide study of deer and venison has found....
View news from Brazil Brazil’s government expresses concern about rains disrupting second corn crop
Brazil’s Agriculture Minister Tereza Cristina Dias has expressed concerns that heavy rains are disrupting the planting of the second crop of corn, saying that tight corn supplies are already a concern for meat packers....
View news from Brazil Brazil’s cattle supplies to remain tight, says Safras & Mercado
A shortage of cattle for slaughtering will continue to weigh on Brazilian beef processors for at least a year, says analyst with Safras & Mercado....
View news from Canada Canada's BSE risk status will potentially be lowered
Canada's application for negligible risk status for bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE) passes a key milestone. ...
View news from United States "Farmers need support to mitigate climate change" US NFU member tells Senate Agriculture Committee
Like nearly all American farmers and ranchers, NFU member Clay Pope has experienced more frequent and severe weather extremes in recent years as a result of climate change....
View news from United Kingdom The UK's new Border Operating Model must deliver a level playing field, says NFU
As the government announces its new Border Operating Model for Great Britain, the NFU urges both the UK and EU to work together to agree long-term arrangements as a matter of priority so trade can flow as smoothly as possible while new border infrastructure...
14 March 2021
View news from United Kingdom UK's organic farmers raise concerns about future of ag sector and potential trade deals
Roger Kerr, CEO of Organic Farmers & Growers (OF&G), has penned an open letter in response to the UK's Trade and Agriculture Commission report....
13 March 2021
View news from United States USDA extends free meals to children through summer
The USDA announced a nationwide extension of several waivers to 30 September 2021 that allow children to receive meals this summer when schools are out of session....
12 March 2021
View news from Global Weekly beef and dairy digest: cattle herds increase across the globe
Cattle herds in Latin America, China and Australia are growing while Ukraine's livestock market continues to decline. ...
View news from Ireland Half of meat plant inspections in Ireland show breaches of employment law
Ireland’s Department of Enterprise, Trade Employment says that almost €184,000 in outstanding wages were recovered for employees after inspections....
View news from United Kingdom 10 things to keep in mind about lungworm before turnout
Preventing lungworm outbreaks this grazing season must be made a priority ahead of turnout, says MSD Animal Health veterinary adviser Dr Kat Baxter-Smith....
View news from United Kingdom UK unveils new sustainable farming initiative
The UK is inviting farmers to take the first step towards a greener future by participating in the pilot Sustainable Farming Incentive. ...
View news from United States What's in the American Rescue Plan?
The US House of Representatives has passed HR 1319, the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 - what does this mean for US agriculture? ...
11 March 2021
View news from United States US NFU says that the American Rescue Plan is a step towards a fair, sustainable food system
The US House of Representatives voted in favour of the American Rescue Plan on 10 March, sending it to the White House for President Joe Biden's signature. ...
View news from United Kingdom NFU calls for "fresh approach" when thinking of Red Tractor farming standards
The NFU has submitted a thorough and detailed response to a consultation on how Red Tractor standards should look across the six farming sectors. ...
View news from Canada Canada greenlights new resources for farmers who want to discover biogas
Canada's Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food announced funding of up to $116,800 for the Canadian Biogas Association (CBA) to accelerate sustainable agricultural development....
View news from United Kingdom UK's Ruminant Health & Welfare group identifies priority areas for 2021-2023
Ruminant Health & Welfare has announced four key areas it will be working on over the next two years to help improve cattle and sheep production in the UK....
10 March 2021
View news from Greece Greece delivers food to cattle ship at sea for months
Greece will deliver 50 tonnes of animal feed to the Togo-flagged ElBeik, which has been stuck at sea for nearly three months in the Mediterranean carrying hundreds of cattle rejected by their buyers amid fears of disease....
View news from Ireland Celebrate St Patrick's Day at home with Irish beef
Bord Bia launches "the great St Patrick's Day feast" with top chefs and premium butcher to showcase the best in Irish beef and produce. ...
View news from European Union The EU's suspension of tariffs on Airbus and Boeing could be good for ag sector
The EU's decision to suspend all tariffs linked to the Airbus and Boeing trade disputes is a very encouraging signal for the EU farming community, says Copa and Cogeca. ...
View news from European Union EU says it agrees post-Brexit WTO agriculture quotas with US
The European Union and the United States have concluded negotiations to adjust the EU's World Trade Organisation agricultural quotas following Britain's exit from the bloc, the European Commission said....
09 March 2021
View news from United Kingdom New study shows that metabolic testing could improve fertility in beef herds
Researchers at Scotland's Rural College (SRUC) have found that metabolic profile testing could improve calving performance in beef cattle....
View news from United Kingdom UK supermarket Morrisons aims to source products from net zero carbon farms by 2030
Morrisons has pledged to be the first supermarket group completely supplied by net zero carbon British farms by 2030, five years ahead of the market....
View news from Uruguay Uruguay ranch first Latin American farm to receive Certified Humane label
Ingleby Farms, an open range cattle ranch in Uruguay, is the first Certified Humane beef company in Latin America....
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