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19 September 2021
EU maintains its leading position in global agri-food trade
2020 showed a notable improvement in the EU's leading position among the world's largest exporters of agri-food goods and products. ...
17 September 2021
Japan August commodity imports
Following is a table of Japan's imports of selected agricultural and other commodities in August compiled from preliminary customs trade data released on Thursday....
DairyNZ: winter grazing rules must be practical on-farm
Proposed changes to winter grazing regulations released by Government today appear to be a sensible step forward, but DairyNZ will review the fine print to help deliver rules that work on-farm....
16 September 2021
NCBA pressures Congress to protect family-owned businesses
As Co-Chair of the Tax Aggie Coalition, NCBA spearheaded a letter to House Ways and Means and Senate Finance Committee leadership urging them to consider the implications that changes to federal tax policy will have on family-owned agricultural businesses....
15 September 2021
Brazil ban expected to have limited impact on Australian beef
Brazil has suspended exports to China after discovering two cases of ‘atypical BSE’....
Argentine farmers push government to review export caps on beef
Argentina's farming leaders on Monday called on the government to review what they called interventionist policies in the sector, including export caps on beef and grains taxes, following a primary election that badly bruised the ruling party....
EU farmers reject amendments on Farm to Fork Strategy
Following a vote by the AGRI and ENVI Committees in the European Parliament on amendments to the Farm to Fork Strategy, EU farming union Copa and Cogeca has issued a statement criticising the proposed amendments, saying many have not been sufficiently...
14 September 2021
What does China banning Brazilian beef mean for the global beef and pork markets?
Last week Brazil banned exports of beef to China due to two atypical cases of BSE, writes AHDB's Rebecca Wright. ...
13 September 2021
Tricks and tips for cattle processing day
Cattle processing day takes a great deal of planning for ranchers. These tips and tricks we offer can improve the accuracy of records, increase efficiency, and enhance the safety and experience for team members and cattle alike....
10 September 2021
Weekly global protein digest: drought, consolidation, import/export
Market analyst Jim Wyckoff shares highlights from this week's activities in the protein market....
US greenlights $700 million in grants for COVID-19-affected farm and food workers
USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack announced that $700 million in competitive grand funding will be available to help farmers and meat plant workers with pandemic-related health and safety costs....
09 September 2021
Tyson Foods rejects blame for rising meat price conclusions drawn by White House
Tyson Foods categorically rejects the conclusions drawn earlier today by the Secretary of Agriculture and the Director of the National Economic Council in a White House press briefing, according to a September 8, 2021 Tyson press release....
Biden Administration blames meat processors for soaring US meat prices; Tyson rejects notion
The Biden administration plans to take a tougher stance toward meatpacking companies it says are causing sticker shock at grocery stores. However, Tyson responded quickly to reject the conclusions drawn by the White House and the Secretary of Agriculture....
Australia’s grainfed beef not just for export markets
MLA’s quarterly grainfed production and consumption calculation estimates that for the second successive quarter, grainfed beef accounted for 50% of total Australian beef production, and more than half of domestically consumed beef....
Vets warn that proposed EU antibiotics rule puts animal health at risk
A proposed antibiotics rule could, "counteract the EU's efforts to combat [antibiotic resistance]," say thousands of vets and animal health experts. ...
08 September 2021
Opinion - The European Parliament must not make the Farm to Fork strategy untenable for the agri-food sector
Farming unions and cooperatives across the European Union have issued a joint declaration ahead of the ENVI and AGRI Committee meetings in the European Parliament on 9 September....
USDA seeks consumer input on labeling of cell-cultured meat and poultry
The USDA and FSIS are seeking public comments and information on how meat and poultry derived from cell culture should be labelled....
07 September 2021
Chinese beef buyers expect Brazil trade to resume soon despite mad cow cases
Chinese beef importers say the suspension of exports by top supplier Brazil due to two cases of mad cow disease has had no immediate market impact, with some still making purchases in anticipation of a quick resumption of trade....
US court decision could empower consumer non-profits against deceptive advertising
The District of Columbia Court of Appeals has found that consumer non-profit groups have standing to go after corporations engaged in deceptive advertising after ruling in favor of the Animal Legal Defense Fund in its case against Hormel Foods....
American farmers face critical supply chain issues, says AFBF
The American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF) has sent a letter to USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack outlining potential solutions to the on-going supply chain issues facing US farmers. ...
06 September 2021
Tyson Foods and unions cut deal over COVID-19 vaccine mandate
Tyson Foods Inc said on 3 September that labor unions have agreed to support its requirement for US employees to be vaccinated against COVID-19 by November....
US farm income expected to hit an eight-year high on strong crop and livestock prices
US farmers' net income is projected to jump 19.5% this year to an eight-year high of $113 billion, the US Department of Agriculture says....
05 September 2021
Food aid is coming to Louisiana households hit by Hurricane Ida
Families in Louisiana affected by Hurricane Ida will soon be able to receive food packages as part of a short-term relief measure. ...
04 September 2021
Brazil halts China exports after confirming two BSE cases in meat plants
Brazil, the world's largest beef exporter, has suspended beef exports to its No. 1 customer China after confirming two cases of "atypical" bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE) in two separate domestic meat plants, the Brazilian agriculture ministry...
03 September 2021
USDA must foster competition in meat and poultry processing, says NFU
Earlier this week, National Farmers Union (NFU) submitted formal comments to the US Department of Agriculture in response to a request for information on “Investments and Opportunities for Meat and Poultry Processing Infrastructure.”...
Brazil’s Supreme Court weighs landmark case on indigenous land rights
Brazil's Supreme Court heard arguments for and against a cut-off date for land claims that indigenous people say are vital for their survival, while the government advocated for legal certainty for farmers in the agricultural powerhouse....
02 September 2021
Argentine farmers consider grains strike over beef export cap
Argentina’s farming associations are discussing a potential grains trade strike to protest extended limits on beef exports, ramping up tensions with the government over the restrictions....
Brazil investigates suspected case of mad cow disease
Brazil’s agriculture ministry said on 1 September that it is investigating a suspected case of mad cow disease....
 
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