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30 July 2020
Australia's NFF urges UN to clarify its position on agricultural carbon
The Cattle Council of Australia and the National Farmers' Federation are criticising the UN for its claims regarding the meat industry's impact on climate change. ...
Alberta eases animal slaughter rules after COVID-19 outbreaks at meat plants
The Canadian province of Alberta will allow animals to be slaughtered on farms for meat sales to consumers....
China may miss US farm import target for 2020
The ambitious $36.5 billion import target for US farm goods to China is falling further out of reach after seven months of disputes....
29 July 2020
UK Government still sidelining animal welfare concerns in its trade policy
Key animal welfare groups like the RSPCA have lingering concerns over the UK's Trade and Agriculture Commission....
28 July 2020
US warns farmers not to plant unsolicited seeds from China
The USDA has warned farmers against planting unsolicited packages of seeds arriving from China, citing environmental concerns....
Pakistan urges Eid al-Adha worshippers to purchase animals online to prevent coronavirus infections
Pakistani authorities are encouraging people to buy sacrificial animals online or to wear masks when visiting cattle markets....
UK Government revamps farm policy for 2021
The UK Government has launched a new policy that aims to reduce administrative burdens for farmers while delivering on environmental commitments. ...
UK's Liz Truss officially launches Trade and Agriculture Commission
Members of key agriculture, animal health and environmental groups met in Whitehall to agree on the UK's priorities and timetable for a report on potential trade deals and food and animal welfare standards....
27 July 2020
Meat companies concede that not all plant workers can socially distance
Smithfield Foods says that workers cannot be socially distant in all areas of its plants after US Senate testimony....
25 July 2020
USDA to support veteran farmers and ranchers
The USDA has made $15 million available to socially disadvantaged and veteran farmers and ranchers through its 2501 Programme. ...
24 July 2020
UK and EU trade deal faces further setbacks
Britain and the European Union clashed on 23 July over a potential free trade agreement, with the EU saying a formal deal was “unlikely”....
The EU has made a ground-breaking “green recovery” pledge – but questions remain
The EU has pledged a record sum of money to slow climate change, but experts warn that governments must spend the money wisely....
Australian government accepts Federal Court decision on live cattle exports
Farmers groups welcome the government decision to not appeal the Federal Court ruling. ...
23 July 2020
China issues new COVID-19 control guidelines for meat processing firms
China has issued coronavirus control guidelines for meat companies, saying that imported livestock and poultry products need to be virus-free before processing in Chinese plants....
USDA and NFU comment on price fixing investigation
USDA updates public on investigation of 2019 Tyson beef plant closure and COVID-19 pandemic....
Report finds that UK Government fund creates collaborative farming communities
According to a report published on 22 July, UK farmers participating in government-funded groups are creating more collaborative and greener communities across the country....
22 July 2020
Argentina braces for second locust swarm of the year
Argentina’s farmers are on alert for crop damage as a second swarm of locusts arrives from Paraguay....
Defra secretary to prioritise nature as part of the UK’s green recovery from COVID-19
Defra Secretary of State George Eustice has outlined his vision for a green recovery from the coronavirus crisis in a speech to the Green Alliance....
21 July 2020
Canadian government announces new measures to help agriculture sector mitigate the spread of COVID-19
The federal government and provincial government of Manitoba have introduced a new programme to help agricultural processors curb the spread of COVID-19. ...
20 July 2020
Public support of British farmers reaches record high
A survey by OnePoll has shown that support for British food and farming has reached a record high as a result of farmers’ efforts to keep the nation fed throughout the coronavirus pandemic....
UK's Farm Safety Week begins
New report shows that fatal injuries on-farm have decreased by 37.5 percent this year, but there's still a way to go. ...
18 July 2020
Why UK farmers are potentially missing out on an average of £52,000 in R&D tax credit savings
Experts provide insight for how businesses in the agricultural sector can use R&D tax credits to begin to take advantage of their innovation....
16 July 2020
Michigan sets new standards for meat processors
Governor Gretchen Whitmer has issued an executive order laying out more guidelines and safety standards for meatpacking and poultry processing plants in Michigan....
NFU UK advocates for farming's role in flood management
Farmers and growers need to be at the heart of future flood management policy and properly rewarded for their role in nature-based solutions to flooding, the NFU said today....
15 July 2020
Iowa farm billionaire's companies receive US pandemic aid
Iowa-based seed companies owned or partially owned by billionaire Harry Stine won approval for at least six loans from the US Paycheck Protection Program....
Australia's farmers mobilise to accelerate COVID-19 recovery
Australia's National Farmers Federation has released its plan to assist the country's coronavirus recovery efforts. ...
Transforming Africa’s livestock sector is key to food security
Without sustainable growth of its livestock sector, Africa is expected to import up to a fifth of meat and milk within the next 30 years, according to the Malabo Montpellier Panel....
14 July 2020
Brazilian companies sound the alarm on Amazon deforestation
A group of 39 companies have expressed concerns over deforestation in the Amazon rainforest, hinting that they could divest from Brazil’s economy unless the destruction is reversed....
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