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09 March 2021
View news from United Kingdom Northern Ireland contends with official vet shortage amid Brexit protocol changes
A senior Ulster Unionist peer has called for urgent action to address an increasingly serious shortage of vets carrying out official meat inspections in Northern Ireland....
View news from European Union Editorial - synthetic meat may not be the answer to agriculture's climate woes
"To say that a diet free of 'real meat' and a Europe without livestock are answers to the challenges posed by climate change is inaccurate and could prove catastrophic for our nutrition, our territories, our environment, diversity and our culture."...
08 March 2021
View news from Global Comprehensive handbook on measuring and reducing GHG emissions
The greenhouse gases nitrous oxide and methane, which are largely produced in agriculture, play a decisive role in climate change. ...
View news from France French farmers highlight low earnings and high suicide rate in protests
French farmers hung dozens of inflatable dummies clad in overalls from nooses in trees in Paris on 4 March in a protest against a squeeze on earnings they say is suffocating the agricultural industry....
View news from Global Why empowering women and girls is critical for sustainable food security
Empowering women and girls is crucial to ensure sustainable food security in the aftermath of COVID-19, say UN food agency heads on International Women’s Day...
View news from United States US Senate passes the American Rescue Plan
The American Rescue Plan, the US' new COVID-19 relief package, passed the US Senate on 6 March. ...
View news from Global 17% of food wasted at consumer level – UN report
UN research estimates that 17% of food available to consumers was wasted in homes, retail outlets and restaurants in 2019....
View news from Australia Australia's proposed agriculture workforce strategy is "food for thought", says NFF
Australia's National Farmers Federation (NFF) says that the release of the National Agriculture Workforce Strategy comes as farmers seek immediate and longer-term answers to crippling worker shortages. ...
07 March 2021
View news from United States What happened at the US NFU Convention last week?
The US National Farmers Union enacted new policy positions and voiced support for American faming and ranching families at its 119th Convention last week....
06 March 2021
View news from United Kingdom New web series from UK's AHDB explores the realities of post-Brexit trade
AHDB is hosting a series of digital events during March looking at what leaving the EU has meant in practice for the UK's agricultural and horticultural sectors....
05 March 2021
View news from Global Weekly beef and dairy digest: US meat industry moves to vaccinate workers against COVID-19
The US is considering updates to its abattoir infrastructure, and global food prices increase for the ninth consecutive month. ...
View news from Global FAO’s world food price index rises in February for ninth consecutive month
World food prices have been rising for nine months straight, with February’s index hitting the highest level since July 2014....
View news from United Kingdom UK meat and dairy sector shows continued growth in January 2021
Data from UK retailers for January 2021 shows increases in overall sales of red meat and dairy compared to the same period last year. ...
View news from Brazil New research shows that Brazil’s agriculture sector feeds 10% of the world’s population
A study published by Brazil’s state-run agricultural research agency Embrapa found that Brazilian farmers fed some 10% of the world’s 7.76 billion people last year....
View news from United States US takes action to address food insecurity amid the COVID-19 crisis
The Biden-Harris administration is taking action to increase support for families struggling to put food on the table....
View news from Canada Government of Canada invests $7.8 million in worker safety at meat plants
The Government of Canada has earmarked $7.8 million to help meat companies implement changes to safeguard the health and safety of workers due to the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic....
04 March 2021
View news from Brazil Indigenous groups in the Amazon sue retailer Casino over rainforest destruction
Indigenous people from Brazil and Colombia have sued retailer Casino in a French court on 3 March over the selling of beef linked to land grabbing and deforestation in the Amazon....
View news from Australia How to protect your farm data from cyber attacks
Producers and small businesses in Australia’s red meat and livestock industry can help protect their data from common cyber-attacks with a new, easy-to-read guide to cyber security now available to download for free....
View news from Ireland Ireland may need 140 extra vets to certify beef exports to UK
Ireland’s Department of Agriculture estimates that an additional 130 to 140 vets are needed to handle the extra herd health certificates on beef exports to the United Kingdom from 1 April....
View news from United States As US meatpackers announce vaccine plans, workers groups highlight slow progress
COVID-19 vaccines are making their way into the arms of US meat and agriculture workers, but companies and union officials say progress needs to be faster after coronavirus outbreaks idled slaughterhouses and sickened thousands of workers....
View news from Australia Australia's NFF says that farmgate output of $100 billion by 2030 is possible
As the Australian government forecasts the best year on record for the agriculture sector, the National Farmers Federation says that farmgate output could rise to $100 billion by 2030....
03 March 2021
View news from United States American Farm Bureau voices support for cattle market transparency
The American Farm Bureau Federation (AFB) is calling on lawmakers to require increased transparency in US cattle markets. ...
View news from United Kingdom UK farming and animal welfare organisations react to Trade and Agriculture Commission report
The Trade and Agriculture Commission has issued an interim report as UK agriculture begins its post-Brexit restructuring....
View news from Canada Canada promotes educating youth on agriculture with classroom initiative
Canada kicks off its Agriculture Literacy Month with $1.6 million in support for Agriculture in the Classroom. ...
View news from Japan Japanese companies go high-tech in the battle against food waste
Japanese companies are ramping up the use of artificial intelligence and other advanced technology to reduce waste and cut costs in the pandemic, and looking to score some sustainability points along the way....
View news from United States How to identify and control poison hemlock
Poison hemlock (Conium maculatum) was originally brought to the United States in the 1800s as an ornamental garden plant (another good idea gone awry) and is now found throughout North America. ...
02 March 2021
View news from United States Trouw Nutrition Acquires Texas Plant, Expands US Hi-Pro Feeds Operations
Trouw Nutrition, the animal nutrition division of Nutreco, is a global leader in innovative feed specialties, premixes, feed additives, and nutritional services for the animal nutrition industry has announced today that it has completed the acquisition...
View news from United States Tyson offers vaccinations to thousands of meat plant workers in Iowa
Tyson Foods Inc, the largest US meat processor, is offering COVID-19 vaccinations to thousands of its frontline workers at its Iowa meat processing plants this week....
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