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13 May 2020
SmartAgriHubs project launches "Respond" open call
The SmartAgriHubs project is launching Respond, its first open call....
NFU calls for MPs to advocate for food and farming in Agriculture Bill debate
The UK's NFU has convened a sweeping coalition of farming, environmental and animal welfare organisations to write to all 650 MPs to urge them to ensure the new Agriculture Bill includes vital safeguards for food safety, animal welfare and environmental...
Neogen Viroxide Super granted Canadian approval to fight COVID-19
Neogen Corporation announced that Health Canada has granted temporary approval for Neogen to supply Neogen Viroxide Super disinfectant to aid in the country’s fight against COVID-19....
12 May 2020
Alberta announces additional supports for agriculture sector
As COVID-19 continues to cause mass disruptions to Canada's agriculture industry, the Government of Alberta is introducing a series of new AgriRecovery supports to help farmers and ranchers....
11 May 2020
US union opposes reopening processing plants as more workers die
The largest union representing US meatpacking workers said it opposed the reopening of plants as the Trump administration had failed to guarantee workers’ safety....
Trudeau cautions that premature reopening could send Canada “back into confinement”
Prime Minister Trudeau warns that if provinces more too quickly to reopen their economies, second wave COVID-19 infections could send the country “back into confinement this summer.”...
CME update: cattle futures prices rise as Trump administration investigates beef market
US live cattle futures rose on 8 May along with cash prices as the US government probed the beef market....
08 May 2020
Trump watchful of China amid expected results of Phase 1 trade deal
President Trump told reporters that he would be able to report whether China is fulfilling its obligations under a Phase 1 trade deal between the two countries within two weeks....
07 May 2020
US and UK hoping to secure a quick trade deal as virus hammers global economy
The United States and United Kingdom launched formal negotiations on a free trade agreement on 5 May, promising to work quickly to secure a deal that could counteract the worst economic impacts of COVID-19....
Misleading metrics – how standard climate measures obscure the impact of cattle emissions
Emerging research demonstrates that using climate impact measures like GWP100 and CO₂ Equivalence to measure greenhouse gas emissions can overestimate the climate burden of cattle production....
06 May 2020
New Zealand’s new climate change curriculum worries farmers
New Zealand’s new climate change curriculum advises students to eat less dairy and meat, upsetting members of its critical farming community....
Ag Barometer index drops below 100 as coronavirus disrupts agriculture
COVID-19 concerns, declining commodity prices and supply chain woes sink producer sentiment to a three-year low. ...
Canada approves one tenth of the requested COVID-19 aid for agriculture sector
Canada will invest $252 million CAD to help farmers and food processors weather the coronavirus slump....
05 May 2020
Brazilian officials warn of agriculture protectionism amid pandemic
According to a draft report obtained by Reuters, Brazilian officials expect the COVID-19 outbreak to spur a rise in global agricultural protectionism as countries attempt to secure national food supplies....
EU takes crucial steps to shore up agri-food sector
The European Commission takes action by enacting exceptional measures to support the agriculture and food sectors affected by the COVID-19 crisis. ...
US politicians call for a stop of mass suffocation of animals at slaughterhouses
Members of Congress urge Secretary Perdue to stop mass suffocation and prolonged animal deaths at US slaughterhouses. ...
04 May 2020
Greenpeace calls for EU to scrap the CAP
Greenpeace calls for a new farm subsidy system for post-coronavirus Europe....
As coronavirus infections rise in meat plants, Canada lets companies decide when to close
Reporting from Reuters finds that Canada’s public health officials are allowing decisions on meat plant closures to be made by packing companies, despite provincial authority to enforce stoppages....
01 May 2020
Mexico-EU trade deal closer to being finalised
The European Union and Mexico have finalised a major upgrade to their free trade deal, agreeing to grant reciprocal market access to one another’s tenders for public contracts....
29 April 2020
President Trump signs executive order to keep meat processing plants open during COVID-19
On 28 April, President Trump ordered meat processing plants to stay open to protect the US food supply despite concerns of coronavirus outbreaks....
Members of US Congress urge swift and fair coronavirus relief for farmers and ranchers
Hundreds of House members, led by Republicans from Arkansas, Georgia, Illinois and Minnesota, sent a letter to President Trump requesting that COVID-19 relief be implemented as quickly and fairly as possible. ...
Front line food relief amid COVID-19 part 2 – Westside Campaign Against Hunger
How are local food relief organisations coping with the ongoing pandemic?...
28 April 2020
NCBA urges improvements to Paycheck Protection Programme
The National Cattlemen's Beef Association is leading a coalition of more than 35 different agricultural groups in sending a letter to leaders on Capitol Hill advising specific improvements to the Paycheck Protection Programme. ...
USMCA expected to take effect from 1 July
US Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer has notified Congress that the new US-Mexico-Canada trade agreement (USMCA) will take effect on 1 July – a month later than expected....
The UK's TB response during coronavirus
The Ulster Farmers' Union union has responded to members'queries during COVID-19. ...
27 April 2020
IFA says EU Commission package completely inadequate, particularly for beef
EU - IFA President Tim Cullinan said the package announced last week by EU Agriculture Commissioner Janusz Wojciechowski will not be nearly enough to support agriculture, particularly beef farmers, through the current crisis....
Democrat Senators call for Attorney General to investigate price fixing in the US cattle market
Senator Doug Jones and his colleagues are calling for US Attorney General William Barr to investigate reports of price fixing in the cattle market in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic. ...
USDA and APHIS to help manage supplies at meat processors amid coronavirus
USDA and APHIS will establish a coordination centre to assist livestock producers affected by processing plant closures. ...
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