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08 September 2021
Opinion - The European Parliament must not make the Farm to Fork strategy untenable for the agri-food sector
Farming unions and cooperatives across the European Union have issued a joint declaration ahead of the ENVI and AGRI Committee meetings in the European Parliament on 9 September....
USDA seeks consumer input on labeling of cell-cultured meat and poultry
The USDA and FSIS are seeking public comments and information on how meat and poultry derived from cell culture should be labelled....
07 September 2021
Chinese beef buyers expect Brazil trade to resume soon despite mad cow cases
Chinese beef importers say the suspension of exports by top supplier Brazil due to two cases of mad cow disease has had no immediate market impact, with some still making purchases in anticipation of a quick resumption of trade....
US court decision could empower consumer non-profits against deceptive advertising
The District of Columbia Court of Appeals has found that consumer non-profit groups have standing to go after corporations engaged in deceptive advertising after ruling in favor of the Animal Legal Defense Fund in its case against Hormel Foods....
American farmers face critical supply chain issues, says AFBF
The American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF) has sent a letter to USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack outlining potential solutions to the on-going supply chain issues facing US farmers. ...
06 September 2021
Tyson Foods and unions cut deal over COVID-19 vaccine mandate
Tyson Foods Inc said on 3 September that labor unions have agreed to support its requirement for US employees to be vaccinated against COVID-19 by November....
US farm income expected to hit an eight-year high on strong crop and livestock prices
US farmers' net income is projected to jump 19.5% this year to an eight-year high of $113 billion, the US Department of Agriculture says....
05 September 2021
Food aid is coming to Louisiana households hit by Hurricane Ida
Families in Louisiana affected by Hurricane Ida will soon be able to receive food packages as part of a short-term relief measure. ...
04 September 2021
Brazil halts China exports after confirming two BSE cases in meat plants
Brazil, the world's largest beef exporter, has suspended beef exports to its No. 1 customer China after confirming two cases of "atypical" bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE) in two separate domestic meat plants, the Brazilian agriculture ministry...
03 September 2021
USDA must foster competition in meat and poultry processing, says NFU
Earlier this week, National Farmers Union (NFU) submitted formal comments to the US Department of Agriculture in response to a request for information on “Investments and Opportunities for Meat and Poultry Processing Infrastructure.”...
Brazil’s Supreme Court weighs landmark case on indigenous land rights
Brazil's Supreme Court heard arguments for and against a cut-off date for land claims that indigenous people say are vital for their survival, while the government advocated for legal certainty for farmers in the agricultural powerhouse....
02 September 2021
Argentine farmers consider grains strike over beef export cap
Argentina’s farming associations are discussing a potential grains trade strike to protest extended limits on beef exports, ramping up tensions with the government over the restrictions....
Brazil investigates suspected case of mad cow disease
Brazil’s agriculture ministry said on 1 September that it is investigating a suspected case of mad cow disease....
US NFU weighs in on WOTUS rule re-write
The National Farmers Union has told the EPA and the Army Corps of Engineers that farmers needs and concerns must be heard as the Waters of the US rule is re-written. ...
01 September 2021
Argentina extends beef export cap until the end of October
Farm sector tensions in Argentina are rising after the government decided to extend beef export restrictions until the end of October....
Opinion - There is much to be expected from the Slovenian Presidency when it comes to agriculture
Ramón Armengol, President of Cogeca, gives his take on the Slovenian Presidency's Programme for agriculture in the EU. ...
31 August 2021
US ag exports continue to set blistering pace for FY 2021
The US Department of Agriculture's Quarterly Trade Forecast shows US agriculture exports continuing their record setting pace for the rest of 2021 and sustain their growth into 2022....
UK government rejects call for new visas to ease post-Brexit truck driver shortage
Britain's government has rejected calls from retail and logistics companies to temporarily ease post-Brexit immigration rules which they say are contributing to a shortage of truck drivers and acute supply chain disruption....
30 August 2021
The French R&D framework for beef production
Highly ranked for its integration and strength, France has one of the best frameworks for beef research and development in Europe. Well-functioning systems connect people and knowledge, and help farmers tackle top-of-mind challenges, both current and...
UK food chain urges government to address workforce shortages with COVID-19 Recovery Visa
A new cross-industry report is calling for the UK government to implement a 12-month COVID-19 Recovery Visa to address workforce shortages in the agri-food sector. ...
Brazil’s indigenous people protest ahead of crucial land ruling
Indigenous groups in Brazil are demonstrating against a Supreme Court ruling that could leave lands previously held by the tribes open to agricultural development....
As shakes and chicken go off UK menus, food firms urge government to act
Britain's leading employers are pushing the government to urgently increase funding to retrain workers and allow Europeans back into key sectors as supply chains buckle under the weight of COVID-19 and Brexit....
29 August 2021
Coalition urges US Congress to prioritize climate solutions for agriculture in budget reconciliation
The National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition (NSAC) and 62 other farming, environmental and rural development organizations sent a letter to Congress calling for a strong reconciliation package that prioritizes climate-friendly farming. ...
28 August 2021
Rural America gets record-breaking investment in FY 2021
USDA investments and support for rural working capital needs will help create or save more than 12,000 jobs in rural America....
27 August 2021
Weekly beef and dairy digest: potential Oregon ballot initiative has major implications for cattle ranchers
In this week's digest, Jim Wyckoff explores recurring labor and supply chain issues in the food industry and the rules governing cell-cultured meat. ...
US proposes increased zoonotic disease surveillance as part of American Rescue Plan
The USDA has unveiled a proposed framework to overhaul surveillance for viruses like SARS-CoV-2 and other emerging zoonotic diseases and build an early warning system....
25 August 2021
USDA issues new guidance on the Packers and Stockyards Act
The National Farmers Union is welcoming new USDA guidance on enforcement of the Packers and Stockyards Act provision, saying that it helps promote economic competition. ...
USDA updates CFAP 2 aid for livestock and poultry contract producers
The USDA is including contract livestock and poultry producers in the latest update of COVID-19 assistance. ...
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