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02 March 2021
View news from United States CME update: live cattle futures hit five-week low on technical selling and weak beef prices
Technical selling on 1 March drove CME live cattle futures to their lowest prices in more than five weeks....
View news from Canada Canada's annual farm income on track for record year
Agriculture continues to be a strong driver of Canada’s economy, with farmers playing a key role in ensuring Canadians have access to affordable, high-quality food....
View news from United States Weak US dollar benefits some farm commodities, but not all
Fluctuating currency values can boost export opportunities for many agricultural commodities, but they can create headwinds for others - new CoBank report. ...
View news from United Kingdom UK ranks sixth in the world for food security - new report
The 2020 Global Food Security Index (GFSI) has found that the UK ranked sixth out of 113 countries in food security and the overall strength of its food system....
01 March 2021
View news from Australia Chinese investment in Australia plummets amid tensions
Chinese investment in Australia fell by 61% in 2020 to the lowest level recorded by the Australian National University in six years, coinciding with a worsening diplomatic dispute....
View news from Spain Spanish government orders cattle on pariah ship to be culled
More than 850 cows that have spent months on a ship in the Mediterranean are no longer fit for transport and should be killed, Spain's Agriculure Ministry said on 27 February....
View news from United Kingdom AHDB launches Carbon Week to support UK farmers
AHDB is bringing UK farmers an essential guide to carbon and carbon footprinting in a series of free webinars starting on 1 March. ...
View news from European Union Farming unions react to EU's strategy on climate change
EU farming union Copa and Cogeca have welcomed the release of the European Union's climate change adaptation strategy. ...
View news from Russian Federation EuroTier 2021: Strong future ahead for Russian dairy industry
FOREIGN investors looking for good returns on their capital should look closely at the Russian dairy industry as the future holds very strong growth potential there, writes Chris McCullough with live coverage from EuroTier 2021....
28 February 2021
View news from Global Insect protein expected to crawl ahead in 2020s
Rabobank predicts that demand for insect protein could reach 500,000 metric tonnes by 2030. ...
27 February 2021
View news from United Kingdom What impact does the Brexit trade agreement have on Agriculture?
Analysis from Bidwell's Environment Partner Ian Ashbridge outlines the impact that the UK's Free Trade Agreement with the EU has on agriculture. ...
26 February 2021
View news from Global Weekly beef and dairy digest: US beef exports slip and dairy volumes falter
The US beef and dairy industry begins to regain its footing after devastating winter storms last week. ...
View news from United Kingdom UK farmers should test before treating calves with wormer this spring
Experts from the Control of Worms Sustainably (COWS) group are urging dairy and suckler beef producers with autumn-born calves, to think carefully about their worm control programme this spring....
View news from Spain Spanish cattle ship returns to port after spending months at sea
A shipload of Spanish cattle that had been drifting for months due to concerns over the bovine bluetongue disease docked in Spain on Thursday, the government said, but the fate of the animals remains unclear....
View news from European Union EU moves to become climate-resilient
The European Union has developed a new strategy on adapting to climate change, setting out the pathway to prepare for the unavoidable impacts of climate change....
View news from France French government faces opposition over meat-free school canteens
The mayor of Lyon faces sharp criticism after deciding that only vegetarian meals would be temporarily served in schools due to meat supply problems....
View news from United Kingdom Editorial - The UK's "thin" deal with the EU will not cover the cracks
The latest analysis from Peter Hardwick of the British Meat Processors Association highlights the challenges the UK's meat sector faces due to Brexit red tape. ...
25 February 2021
View news from United States Iowa lawmakers urge USDA Secretary to expand COVID-19 relief programs for family cattle feeders
Senator Joni Ernst and members of the Iowa Delegation are urging Secretary Vilsack to expand coronavirus aid programs for Iowa's family cattle feeders. ...
View news from United Kingdom UK's Welfare in Transport consultation may not deliver for livestock
The UK's National Farmers Union has responded to Defra's Welfare in Transport consultation, saying that the proposals would cause undue delays and increase costs without delivering meaningful welfare benefits for livestock and poultry. ...
View news from Japan UK eyes opportunities for red meat exports to Japan
Exports of beef from the UK to Japan enjoyed significant growth in 2020 – bringing a £5.4 million boost to the red meat sector....
View news from United States FACA expands its membership and begins developing climate policy
The Food and Agriculture Climate Alliance is expanding its membership and has announced new policy working groups focused on developing a set of specific proposals to address the climate crisis. ...
View news from Global Compassion in World Farming is accepting entries for its 2021 awards
Compassion in World Farming is welcoming entries for its annual Good Farm Animal Welfare Awards programme and will focus on welfare-friendly innovation and sustainability. ...
24 February 2021
View news from United Kingdom UK Environment Secretary outlines approach for future agriculture policy
Defra Secretary George Eustice has said that the UK can work towards self-sufficiency in food production and that farmers can face the future with confidence. ...
View news from United States US Senate confirms Tom Vilsack as USDA secretary
The US Senate voted to confirm Tom Vilsack as head of the Department of Agriculture on 23 February, returning the former Iowa governor to the job he held under ex-President Barack Obama....
View news from Thailand CP Foods partners with Chiang Mai University to develop insect-based animal feed
CP Foods has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Chiang Mai University to develop insect-based protein from black soldier fly larvae to drive Thai agriculture towards sustainable growth....
View news from European Union OSI tackles biggest carbon emitters for maximum reduction in emissions
OSI's Cool Farm Tool can help cattle farmers track and curb carbon emissions....
View news from Global McDonald’s: Regenerative grazing for resilient beef farms
McDonald’s UK and FAI Farms Ltd pioneer Adaptive Multi-Paddock Grazing (AMP) to build soil, reduce inputs, increase biodiversity and farm resilience....
23 February 2021
View news from United States USRSB to shore up feedyard and auction market sectors with new sustainability modules
The US Roundtable for Sustainable Beef (USRSB) has unveiled additional sustainability resources for the feedyard and auction market sectors. ...
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