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21 July 2021
EU farming unions lobby for producers affected by recent catastrophic floods
Copa and Cogeca met Slovenian Presidency and call for continuation of CAP work and swift action in helping those affected by floods....
EU farm income increases over last decade, but the gains aren't evenly spread
Between 2007 and 2018, the average farm income in the EU grew, reaching €35,300 per farm and €22,500 per annual working unit in 2018. However, significant differences can be observed across the EU and based on types of farming, sex, age and level...
20 July 2021
Latin America to defend beef production at UN food summit
Latin American and Caribbean countries, especially big food producers in South America, will join forces to defend the region's livestock production at a United Nations' food summit this month amid concerns over the sector's environmental impact....
AHDB secures funding to help future proof thousands of farm businesses
The Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board (AHDB) has secured £3.9million of funding to help thousands of farmers and growers navigate the fallout of the loss of direct payments and help future proof their businesses....
19 July 2021
A farmers' life is a risky business, says Farm Safety Foundation
As the UK kicks off its annual Farm Safety Week, the Farm Safety Foundation wants to shine a light on the agriculture industry's poor safety record and take steps to make the sector less dangerous....
British supermarkets may shift supply chains to EU if Northern Ireland trade not addressed
British supermarket groups, including Tesco, Sainsbury's and Asda, say they may shift some supply chains from the UK to the European Union unless the future of Britain-Northern Ireland trade is addressed urgently....
Farmers protesting on tractors take to the streets of New Zealand
Farmers in New Zealand drove their tractors to the city on 16 July in a protest demanding the government loosen its environmental policies and climate change regulations which they say are hurting their businesses....
18 July 2021
New study shows that setting ambitious green farming standards can lead to higher environmental benefits
A study published by the Joint Research Centre of the European Commission shows how the choices farmers make to adopt voluntary green practices are affected by how much they are already obliged to contribute to the environment....
16 July 2021
Britain must ditch food habits doing “terrible damage” to health, says new report
Britain must change what it eats and the way it produces food to stop "terrible damage" to people's health and the environment, a government-commissioned report says....
15 July 2021
European Commission releases its Fit for 55 plan to reach climate goals
The European Commission has adopted a package of proposals to make the EU's climate, energy, land use, transport and taxation policies fit for reducing net greenhouse gas emissions by at least 55% by 2030, compared to 1990 levels....
Farmer-owned biogas plant showcases Canada's push for clean agtech
Canada's Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, Marie-Claude Bibeau, was on site at Coop Agri-Énergie Warwick, the first agricultural cooperative dedicated to the production of renewable energy in Quebec, to highlight an investment of up to $758,243,...
Saskatchewan launches new water protection scheme for cow-calf producers
The governments of Canada and Saskatchewan have announced a new beneficial management practice (BMP) for cow-calf producers under the Farm Stewardship Program....
UK opens Future Farming Resilience Fund as part of agricultural transition
The Future Farming Resilience Fund, opening in August 2021, will provide tailored business support for farmers during the UK's transition away from the EU's Common Agricultural Policy....
14 July 2021
USDA greenlights additional pandemic aid for farmers who suffered animal losses
Livestock and poultry producers who could not take slaughter-ready animals to processing plants due to COVID-19 can apply for financial assistance from the USDA and Farm Service Agency from 20 July. ...
How close are we to producing milk in the laboratory?
Aarhus University in Foulum leads a new and exciting project which is to form the basis for producing sustainable milk in the laboratory as an alternative to cow’s milk. The project is funded by the Novo Nordisk Foundation....
13 July 2021
British public want food and farming standards to be protected in future trade deals
Champion and protect British food in trade deals, British public say in new opinion polling. ...
12 July 2021
US pledges $500 million to boost meat processing capacity
The US government will invest at least $500 million to expand beef, pork and poultry processing capacity, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack said on Friday, after consumers faced limits on meat purchases during the COVID-19 pandemic last year....
11 July 2021
Want to learn how to combat food waste at home?
The USDA is providing new resources to inform consumers on how to reduce food waste and lower their environmental footprint....
10 July 2021
New study finds that it can be hard to eat healthy when relying on US food assistance programs
Nearly nine out of 10 Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) participants face barriers in providing their household with a healthy diet throughout the month, based on a US Department of Agriculture (USDA) study....
08 July 2021
EU drafts plan to grow “carbon sinks” in climate change fight
The European Union has drafted plans to build up forests, grasslands and other natural "carbon sinks" that absorb carbon dioxide from the atmosphere to help curb climate change....
07 July 2021
Global Roundtable Commits to Reduce Net Global Warming Impact of Beef 30% by 2030
The Global Roundtable for Sustainable Beef (GRSB), announced the launch of its global sustainability goals – commitments to advance and improve the sustainability of the global beef value chain. Established by GRSB, the goals will be led and implemented...
President Biden seeks to lift limits on farmer deals with meat processors and tractor makers
President Joe Biden wants to give US farmers more power in negotiating the sale of livestock to big processors and in deciding who repairs their tractors, the White House said on 6 July....
UK Government updates its Agricultural Transition Plan
Farmers will be able to earn up to £70 per hectare for actions to improve the health of their soil and livestock farmers will be eligible for a free vet-led annual health and welfare review, Environment Secretary confirmed in an update on the government’s...
06 July 2021
Australia's farmers welcome border reopening plans
The Australian government has released a four-phase plan for re-opening international borders amid the COVID-19 pandemic....
05 July 2021
Australia's red meat levy payer register begins operating
Meat and Livestock Australia (MLA) has this month commenced the development of the cattle and livestock Levy Payer Register....
02 July 2021
US reassesses "Product of USA" label in new transparency effort
The USDA has announced a "top-to-bottom" review of the voluntary "Product of USA" label to strengthen the standard, improve transparency and consumer safety. ...
Brazil beef exports to US rise amid China-Australia trade spat
Strained trade relations between China and Australia have prompted Chinese importers to buy more US beef, making room for Brazil to increase exports to the United States, trade data show....
Weekly beef and dairy digest: global dairy outlook from the USDA
US beef export sales posted a marked decline this week as the Biden administration moves to sell its infrastructure deal in rural America. ...
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