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02 July 2021
EU agrees three-month ceasefire with UK in "sausage war"
The European Union has agreed to a ceasefire with the United Kingdom in a post-Brexit dispute dubbed the "sausage war" by extending a grace period for shipments of certain meat products from Britain to Northern Ireland....
US farm groups applaud Senate passage of Growing Climate Solutions Act
The American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF) and National Farmers Union (NFU) welcome the Senate passage of the bipartisan Growing Climate Solutions Act and await the House version of the bill....
01 July 2021
Brazil's JBS brings forward goal of eliminating deforestation in supply chain
Brazilian meat company JBS SA , the world's second largest food producer, said on 30 June it aims to eliminate illegal deforestation from its supply chain by 2025, moving up its previous goal for doing so by five years....
Analysis suggests that UK's Sustainable Farming Incentive won't offset direct payments
Results from a new AHDB analysis show that most UK farmers will not be able to completely offset the loss of direct payments with participation in Sustainable Farming Incentive (SFI)....
30 June 2021
Bill curtailing indigenous land rights advances in Brazil's Congress
A bill allowing commercial agriculture and mining on protected tribal reservations in Brazil advanced in Congress on Tuesday 29 June in what indigenous leaders said could be the biggest setback since their land rights were guaranteed in the 1988 Constitution....
The US and UK have suspended their trade dispute - here's what it means for the UK ag sector
Market analysis from AHDB's Dr Phil Hadley shares what the tariff suspensions could mean for UK food and farming....
US judge blocks $4 billion debt relief program for minority farmers
A US federal judge has temporarily blocked a part of the Biden administration's federal stimulus relief package that forgave agricultural debts to farmers of color....
29 June 2021
Australia's meat sector hails UK trade deal as "historic"
The Australian red meat industry’s European market access priorities have received a real boost in the last fortnight with the agreement in-principle (AIP) of an Australia-United Kingdom Free Trade Agreement (A-UK FTA)....
European Commission Vice President sees resolution to UK chilled meat issue this week
The Commission’s Vice-President Maros Sefcovic said on 28 June said he was confident that agreement could be reached within the European Union in the coming 48 hours to avoid a ban on chilled meat product exports from Britain to Northern Ireland....
China is world’s largest imported beef market in 2021
China has defended its newfound mantle as the world’s largest imported beef market this year. ...
EU farming unions voice support for proposed animal welfare labelling system
Copa and Cogeca have welcomed proposed labelling conditions for the Commission's Animal Welfare platform, saying that the proposals reflect the diversity of livestock farming within the EU....
US Supreme court limits union organizing power in its farm-access ruling
The US Supreme Court again tightened the reins on organized labor in its ruling on the Cedar Point Nursery vs Hassid case, declaring that a decades-old California regulation that let union organizers enter agricultural properties without an employer’s...
28 June 2021
“Your Shot at Free Meat For a Year” Sweepstakes by JBS USA, Pilgrim's Encourages Vaccination
JBS USA and Pilgrim’s announced the “Your Shot at Free Meat for a Year” program to encourage the vaccination of Americans in the rural communities where the company operates....
27 June 2021
US joins Global School Meals Coalition
The US is set to join a global coalition that will improve the nutrition, health and education of vulnerable children and adolescents worldwide....
25 June 2021
Weekly global protein digest—June 24, 2021
Market analyst Jim Wyckoff shares news and information from US and around the globe. ...
23 June 2021
American Farm Bureau Urges US Senate to Address Increasing Volatility in Cattle Markets
American Farm Bureau Federation President Zippy Duvall commented on the scheduled US Senate Agriculture Committee hearing on price volatility in cattle markets....
EU's ag policy is failing to fight climate change
A new report from the European Court of Auditors (ECA) has found that the trading bloc's agricultural spending has not translated into climate-friendly farming....
EU highlights need for labor protections for seasonal workers
The European Labor Authority (ELA) has launched its "Rights for all seasons" campaign to show the need for fair working conditions for seasonal employees. ...
22 June 2021
OECD says that food supply success during COVID-19 belies wasteful farm policies
Emergency measures by governments helped keep food supply functioning during the COVID-19 pandemic, but agricultural policies continue to pour out subsidies inefficiently without encouraging sustainable production, according to new analysis from OECD....
Brazil considers law to track cattle suppliers as part of efforts to curb deforestation
Brazil, home to the world's largest commercial cattle herd, will propose a new law to track cattle suppliers that sell animals to meat producers like JBS and Marfrig, as ranching is a key driver of deforestation....
UK farmers urge PM to outline his plan for the future of British agriculture and trade
The National Farmers Union is encouraging the Prime Minister and his government to showcase a comprehensive strategy to manage the impact of opening the UK market to major agricultural exporters. ...
Australia's Senate establishes inquiry on labelling practices for faux meat
Australia's National Farmers Federation (NFF) has welcomed the upcoming Senate inquiry into faux meat labelling, saying that current labelling practices risk misleading consumers....
EU farming unions call for livestock to be included in upcoming agriculture promotion policy
Excluding livestock products from the EU Promotion Policy would be both an environmental and economic aberration, says Copa and Cogeca....
21 June 2021
USDA likely to reinstate organic animal welfare protections
The USDA has announced that it will be reinstating animal welfare standards on farms producing organic meat governed by the Organic Livestock and Poultry Practices (OLPP) final rule. ...
UK wants an additional three-month “grace period” in EU meat export spat
Britain asked the European Union for a further three months to resolve a dispute over whether chilled meat products such as sausages, produced in the mainland United Kingdom, can continue to be sold in Northern Ireland....
Beef producers with grand plans for a better beef brand
Tasmanian producers Sam and Stephanie Trethewey are pedalling hard to get their beef brand to market....
19 June 2021
Canada ups investment in youth agriculture programs
The governments of Canada and Ontario are developing a program that fosters leadership skills and inspires careers in Canada's agriculture sector....
18 June 2021
Stung by pandemic and JBS cyberattacks US ranchers build new beef plants
US cattle ranchers and investors are sinking hundreds of millions of dollars into new beef plants after temporary closures of massive slaughterhouses at the start of the COVID-19 pandemic left farmers with nowhere to send animals destined to be turned...
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