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09 March 2021
New study shows that metabolic testing could improve fertility in beef herds
Researchers at Scotland's Rural College (SRUC) have found that metabolic profile testing could improve calving performance in beef cattle....
UK supermarket Morrisons aims to source products from net zero carbon farms by 2030
Morrisons has pledged to be the first supermarket group completely supplied by net zero carbon British farms by 2030, five years ahead of the market....
Uruguay ranch first Latin American farm to receive Certified Humane label
Ingleby Farms, an open range cattle ranch in Uruguay, is the first Certified Humane beef company in Latin America....
Northern Ireland contends with official vet shortage amid Brexit protocol changes
A senior Ulster Unionist peer has called for urgent action to address an increasingly serious shortage of vets carrying out official meat inspections in Northern Ireland....
Editorial - synthetic meat may not be the answer to agriculture's climate woes
"To say that a diet free of 'real meat' and a Europe without livestock are answers to the challenges posed by climate change is inaccurate and could prove catastrophic for our nutrition, our territories, our environment, diversity and our culture."...
08 March 2021
Comprehensive handbook on measuring and reducing GHG emissions
The greenhouse gases nitrous oxide and methane, which are largely produced in agriculture, play a decisive role in climate change. ...
French farmers highlight low earnings and high suicide rate in protests
French farmers hung dozens of inflatable dummies clad in overalls from nooses in trees in Paris on 4 March in a protest against a squeeze on earnings they say is suffocating the agricultural industry....
Why empowering women and girls is critical for sustainable food security
Empowering women and girls is crucial to ensure sustainable food security in the aftermath of COVID-19, say UN food agency heads on International Women’s Day...
US Senate passes the American Rescue Plan
The American Rescue Plan, the US' new COVID-19 relief package, passed the US Senate on 6 March. ...
17% of food wasted at consumer level – UN report
UN research estimates that 17% of food available to consumers was wasted in homes, retail outlets and restaurants in 2019....
Australia's proposed agriculture workforce strategy is "food for thought", says NFF
Australia's National Farmers Federation (NFF) says that the release of the National Agriculture Workforce Strategy comes as farmers seek immediate and longer-term answers to crippling worker shortages. ...
07 March 2021
What happened at the US NFU Convention last week?
The US National Farmers Union enacted new policy positions and voiced support for American faming and ranching families at its 119th Convention last week....
06 March 2021
New web series from UK's AHDB explores the realities of post-Brexit trade
AHDB is hosting a series of digital events during March looking at what leaving the EU has meant in practice for the UK's agricultural and horticultural sectors....
05 March 2021
Weekly beef and dairy digest: US meat industry moves to vaccinate workers against COVID-19
The US is considering updates to its abattoir infrastructure, and global food prices increase for the ninth consecutive month. ...
FAO’s world food price index rises in February for ninth consecutive month
World food prices have been rising for nine months straight, with February’s index hitting the highest level since July 2014....
UK meat and dairy sector shows continued growth in January 2021
Data from UK retailers for January 2021 shows increases in overall sales of red meat and dairy compared to the same period last year. ...
New research shows that Brazil’s agriculture sector feeds 10% of the world’s population
A study published by Brazil’s state-run agricultural research agency Embrapa found that Brazilian farmers fed some 10% of the world’s 7.76 billion people last year....
US takes action to address food insecurity amid the COVID-19 crisis
The Biden-Harris administration is taking action to increase support for families struggling to put food on the table....
Government of Canada invests $7.8 million in worker safety at meat plants
The Government of Canada has earmarked $7.8 million to help meat companies implement changes to safeguard the health and safety of workers due to the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic....
04 March 2021
Indigenous groups in the Amazon sue retailer Casino over rainforest destruction
Indigenous people from Brazil and Colombia have sued retailer Casino in a French court on 3 March over the selling of beef linked to land grabbing and deforestation in the Amazon....
How to protect your farm data from cyber attacks
Producers and small businesses in Australia’s red meat and livestock industry can help protect their data from common cyber-attacks with a new, easy-to-read guide to cyber security now available to download for free....
Ireland may need 140 extra vets to certify beef exports to UK
Ireland’s Department of Agriculture estimates that an additional 130 to 140 vets are needed to handle the extra herd health certificates on beef exports to the United Kingdom from 1 April....
As US meatpackers announce vaccine plans, workers groups highlight slow progress
COVID-19 vaccines are making their way into the arms of US meat and agriculture workers, but companies and union officials say progress needs to be faster after coronavirus outbreaks idled slaughterhouses and sickened thousands of workers....
Australia's NFF says that farmgate output of $100 billion by 2030 is possible
As the Australian government forecasts the best year on record for the agriculture sector, the National Farmers Federation says that farmgate output could rise to $100 billion by 2030....
03 March 2021
American Farm Bureau voices support for cattle market transparency
The American Farm Bureau Federation (AFB) is calling on lawmakers to require increased transparency in US cattle markets. ...
UK farming and animal welfare organisations react to Trade and Agriculture Commission report
The Trade and Agriculture Commission has issued an interim report as UK agriculture begins its post-Brexit restructuring....
Canada promotes educating youth on agriculture with classroom initiative
Canada kicks off its Agriculture Literacy Month with $1.6 million in support for Agriculture in the Classroom. ...
Japanese companies go high-tech in the battle against food waste
Japanese companies are ramping up the use of artificial intelligence and other advanced technology to reduce waste and cut costs in the pandemic, and looking to score some sustainability points along the way....
 
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