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22 April 2021
View news from United States CME update: cattle futures sag on technical selling
US cattle futures closed lower on 21 April on lackluster cash markets, soaring feed costs and technical selling....
View news from European Union EU agrees to wide-ranging climate law to speed emissions cuts
The European Union clinched a deal on 21 April on a landmark climate change law that puts new, tougher greenhouse gas emissions targets at the heart of all EU policymaking....
View news from United States US NFU voices support for proposed Growing Climate Solutions Act
The recently introduced Growing Climate Solutions Act can improve the credibility of US carbon markets, says the National Farmers Union. ...
View news from Brazil Brazil’s meat lobby says new tariff waiver allows cheaper corn imports from US and Ukraine
Brazil’s decision to temporarily waive tariffs on grain imports could pave the way for cheaper corn from the Ukraine and US that could undercut Mercosur-based grain growers, says ABPA leader....
21 April 2021
View news from United States CME update: cattle futures bounce after eight-session losing streak
US live cattle futures closed higher on 20 April for the first time in nine sessions as brisk demand for beef prompted a round of bargain-buying....
View news from United States Tyson Foods expands onsite COVID-19 vaccinations to employees' families
Tyson Foods Inc says that US employees' family members will be able to receive COVID-19 vaccines at all future vaccination events the company holds, a sign of increasing supplies and expanded eligibility for shots in the general public....
View news from Argentina Argentina re-establishes a meat export registration system, sparking fears of limits on shipments
Argentina has set up a meat export registration system, stoking fears among cattle ranchers of possible export limits as the government tries to hold down domestic food prices in the face of double-digit inflation....
View news from United Kingdom Calling all UK AgriTech start-ups
Harper Adams University is launching Cultivate, an AgriTech pre-accelerator to support early stage ag-tech businesses with mentoring and expertise. ...
View news from Brazil Brazil's JBS expands into plant-based protein with Vivera acquisition
JBS has purchased Vivera, Europe’s third-largest plant-based protein producer for €341 million, to appeal to those who want to eat less meat. ...
View news from Australia Validating red meat origins in response to product fraud
In response to rising product fraud and increased demand for traceability, MLA and Oritain recently completed a joint project developing the capability to validate the authenticity of Australian red meat and lamb product in foreign markets....
20 April 2021
View news from United States CME update: live cattle futures extend their slide
US live cattle futures fell on 19 April, extending their slight to eight straight sessions on long liquidation and signs that surging wholesale beef prices may have reached a seasonal top....
View news from United Kingdom What's the impact of dietary protein on heifer growth and milk yield?
Protein feeding strategies to help lower the carbon footprint and financial costs of heifer rearing are the focus of a new trial involving Nottingham University and Mole Valley Farmers....
View news from Brazil JBS invests $301 million to upgrade meat plants in Brazil
Meat packing giant JBS SA will invest $301 million (1.7 billion reais) between 2021 and 2023 to update seven meat processing plants in Southern Brazil....
View news from European Union Agriculture contributes over €170 billion to EU GDP, says Eurostat data
In 2020, the agricultural sector contributed an estimated €171.9 billion towards the EU’s GDP, the equivalent of 1.3% of the total....
View news from European Union How you can help the EFSA prepare its animal transport assessment
The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) is preparing its scientific assessment on the welfare of animals during transport in the EU. ...
19 April 2021
View news from Uganda Ugandan districts ban livestock movements over FMD
Animal health authorities in the Kiruhura district have banned the sale and movement of livestock and their products to stem the spread of foot-and-mouth disease (FMD)....
View news from United States CME update: cattle futures fall on demand concerns
US cattle futures ended weaker on 16 April, with the June live contract notching its seventh straight losing session....
View news from United States Proposed White House budget could boost farm funding by 16%
President Joe Biden released his proposed federal budget on 9 April and farming, food safety, infrastructure and climate action are set to get a boost. ...
View news from United States New speaker series showcases agriculture's role in global nutrition
Farm Journal Foundation kicked off its annual Speaker Series with an event highlighting agriculture’s unique role in addressing challenges to global nutrition....
View news from Ireland Irish beef: what's the outlook for 2021?
Irish cattle slaughter (incl. cows and calves) reached 1.9 million head in 2020, up 2% from the year before, according to data from the Central Statistics Office. This contributed to a 2% rise in Irish beef production for the year, with 633,400 tonnes...
18 April 2021
View news from United Kingdom What the NFU is doing to create a safer, cleaner, greener rural Britain
With Coronavirus restrictions lifting and the number of people visiting the countryside increasing, the National Farmers Union is working hard to make sure farms are kept safe and profitable....
17 April 2021
View news from United Kingdom How will UK farm businesses react to changing land use?
Climate change, new policies and other pressures will change how land is used around the UK in the coming years, says the Central Association of Agricultural Valuers (CAAV)....
16 April 2021
View news from Canada Canada greenlights funding for livestock producers who were affected by abattoir slowdowns
The Canadian government is providing financial assistance to cattle and hog producers who were affected by the slowdown of slaughterhouses during the COVID-19 crisis in 2020. ...
View news from United States CME update: cattle futures end lower as slaughter and export numbers disappoint
US live and feeder cattle futures ended lower on 15 April, falling back from major gains last week....
View news from Netherlands Michelin-rated chef's $20 takeaway burger a hit in Amsterdam
The Waldorf Astoria hotel in Amsterdam, with a two Michelin star chef and rooms starting at $700, initially balked at the idea of offering burgers for delivery. Then reality hit....
View news from Global Weekly beef and dairy digest: US beef sales abroad continue to slip
Read the USDA outlook for beef and veal and see an in-depth analysis of Brazil's meat industry. ...
View news from Global Global corporations seek unified and market-based approaches ahead of climate summit
Corporate executives and investors say they want world leaders at next week's climate summit to embrace a unified and market-based approach to slashing their carbon emissions....
View news from Canada Canada's migrant farmworkers remain at risk of COVID-19 one year into the pandemic
Migrant farm workers form a critical part of Canada's agriculture labor force, but one year after the COVID-19 crisis began, many remain vulnerable to the disease and could struggle to obtain vaccinations....
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