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05 June 2020
Australia gives extra supports to farmers facing biosecurity threats from trespassers
The Victorian Government will continue to back farmers and protect biosecurity with strict enforcement of on-the-spot fines for those caught trespassing onto farms in the name of animal activism....
EU farmland biodiversity continues to decline despite policy efforts
EU auditors report that despite specific CAP measures, biodiversity on EU farmland continues to decline. ...
EU increases funding for farmers as part of recovery effort
The EU has pledged increased funding to support farmers and fishermen in an effort to transition to a green economy after the coronavirus crisis. ...
US NFU backs Carbon Credit Verifier Certification Bill
A bipartisan bill that helps provide certainty to farmers who adopt climate-friendly practices has been introduced to the US Senate. ...
Industry leaders publish open letter on the value of animal agriculture
How livestock is supporting global nutrition, high standards of food safety and public health during the COVID-19 pandemic....
04 June 2020
Pandemic continues to hammer US farmer sentiment
COVID-19 continues to impact farmer sentiment around the country as the majority of producers indicate an additional economic assistance bill is necessary. ...
03 June 2020
Australia’s cattle producers await live export shutdown ruling
After Australia banned live cattle exports in 2011, hundreds of claimants pursued a class action lawsuit against the Commonwealth....
02 June 2020
CME update: live cattle futures close lower despite market optimism
US live cattle futures closed lower on 1 June despite strength in cash markets....
Alberta takes steps to curb agriculture emissions with new ERA Challenge
Alberta's provincial government is accepting proposals for the Emissions Reduction Alberta Challenge....
01 June 2020
US Senator sees US keeping up with trade deal with China despite worsening relations
US Senator Chuck Grassley says he does not expect President Trump to walk away from a Phase 1 trade deal with China despite escalating tensions between the two countries....
28 May 2020
China suspends Irish beef imports after BSE case
China has suspended beef imports from Ireland after a case of Atypical BSE was identified....
27 May 2020
Thailand mulls membership in Asia-Pacific trade pact
Thailand’s cabinet has agreed to set up a committee to consider whether the country should seek membership in an Asia-Pacific trade agreement after widespread opposition in April....
It’s official: Brazil’s JBS, Marfrig and Minerva will export beef to Thailand
JBS SA, Marfrig Global Foods, Minerva Foods and two other Brazilian meat packers have won approval to export beef to Thailand....
26 May 2020
Canada issues update on COVID-19 assistance available to farmers
Minister Bibeau clarifies the financial supports available to Canada's farmers after CEBA expansion. ...
Brazil greenlights beef exports to Thailand
Brazil’s Agriculture Ministry reports that Thailand has agreed to accept Brazilian beef imports....
25 May 2020
Irish farmers sound the alarm over no-deal Brexit
Irish Farmers Association president tells delegation that Brexit still poses a massive threat to Irish farming....
USDA greenlights $1 billion in loan guarantees for farmers
The USDA is making $1 billion in loan guarantees available to rural business and farmers to meet their working capital needs as the health crisis continues. ...
22 May 2020
US reports progress with China in phase 1 trade deal, but tensions remain
US officials report positive developments in trade with Beijing despite souring relations due to COVID-19....
US farmers now eligible for direct assistance from CFAP programme
USDA details financial supports available to farmers who experience losses from COVID-19 through the Coronavirus Food Assistance Programme (CFAP). ...
21 May 2020
Purdue University and Microsoft team up to calculate COVID-19 impact on agriculture
New collaboration between Purdue University and Microsoft calculates agricultural product supply risk stemming from COVID-19 worker illnesses....
Spread of COVID-19 a “huge learning curve” for Irish meat processors
Senior Irish health officials express concerns over recent spike in coronavirus cases at Irish meat plants....
Germany vows to clean up abattoirs after COVID-19 outbreaks among workers
Germany has proposed banning the use of temporary subcontractors at meatpacking plants following a surge in coronavirus infections....
20 May 2020
UK supermarkets threaten to boycott Brazilian products over proposed forest law
British supermarkets have warned Brazil that they might boycott its products if Brazilian lawmakers pass a controversial bill that could ramp up destruction of the Amazon rainforest....
NCBA welcomes new coronavirus relief measures for US cattle producers
The National Cattlemen's Beef Association (NCBA) welcomes new details of the CFAP programme that aim to help cattle producers, but stress that more needs to be done to protect family-owned cow-calf and stocker operations. ...
President Trump proposes halting US cattle imports to protect ranchers
President Trump floats terminating trade deals where the US imports cattle in an effort to assist US ranchers negatively impacted by COVID-19....
UK farming groups react to government global tariff announcement
NFU Scotland, Ulster Farmers Union, NFU Cymru and NFU UK welcome the proposed safeguards for UK agriculture as it leaves the EU. ...
NFU urges MPs to ask government for detail of protecting food standards in trade deals
The NFU is urging UK MPs to ask how the government intends to honour its manifesto pledge that British farming’s high environmental and animal welfare standards will not be undermined in future trade policy, as the Trade Bill begins its passage in the...
19 May 2020
IFA urges cattle marts to re-open if they can maintain COVID-19 precautions
The Irish Farmers Association stresses that mart structures provide an essential service for farmers and need continued support....
 
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