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04 March 2021
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....
02 March 2021
CME update: live cattle futures hit five-week low on technical selling and weak beef prices
Technical selling on 1 March drove CME live cattle futures to their lowest prices in more than five weeks....
Canada's annual farm income on track for record year
Agriculture continues to be a strong driver of Canada’s economy, with farmers playing a key role in ensuring Canadians have access to affordable, high-quality food....
Weak US dollar benefits some farm commodities, but not all
Fluctuating currency values can boost export opportunities for many agricultural commodities, but they can create headwinds for others - new CoBank report. ...
01 March 2021
Chinese investment in Australia plummets amid tensions
Chinese investment in Australia fell by 61% in 2020 to the lowest level recorded by the Australian National University in six years, coinciding with a worsening diplomatic dispute....
22 February 2021
China redoubles focus on food security in newly released policy document
China will put greater pressure on its regions to boost grain yields and step-up support for its domestic seed industry as it strengthens its focus on food security after the COVID-19 pandemic, a major policy document issued late Sunday showed....
19 February 2021
Weekly beef and dairy digest: CEOs warn of food inflation as crop prices rise
As the US embarks on its economic recovery from COVID-19, food companies warn that skyrocketing grain prices could inflate food prices for consumers. ...
USDA unveils plans to assist farmers, ranchers and communities affected by severe winter storms
The US Department of Agriculture (USDA) reminds rural communities, farmers and ranchers, families and small businesses affected by the recent winter storms that USDA has programs that provide assistance....
17 February 2021
Lawsuits likely in Mexico over proposed corn import, glyphosate bans
The Mexican government's plan to stop importing genetically modified (GMO) corn as well as the widely-used herbicide glyphosate will likely face legal challenges this month to reverse the proposal, according to the new head of Mexico's top farm lobby....
12 February 2021
Hemp for a Sustainable Future – Teagasc award at BTYSTE 2021 announced
Cian Walsh, a transition year student at St. Brogan's College, Kilbrogan, Bandon, County Cork, has been announced as the winner of the Teagasc award at the BT Young Scientist and Technology Exhibition 2021 (BTYSTE)....
11 February 2021
A closer look at the UK's free trade agreement with Japan
A UK-Japan Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement had been agreed in principle by the two parties, so what does it include? ...
05 February 2021
UN food price index hits 6½-year high, prompting fears of global food inflation
Global food prices rose for an eighth consecutive month in January, reaching their highest level since July 2014....
01 February 2021
White House plans to review terms of US-China trade deal
The Biden administration will review all national security measures put in place by the former administration, including the US-China Phase 1 trade deal signed in January 2020....
20 January 2021
CME update: cattle futures gain ground ahead of monthly USDA report
US live cattle futures strengthened on 19 January as traders began positioning ahead of the 22 January monthly Cattle of Feed report from the USDA....
18 January 2021
Mexico’s ag industry warns that bans on GMO corn and glyphosate could shrink food supplies
Mexico’s agriculture and livestock industries are pushing back on a government plan to pivot away from genetically modified corn imports, saying that the move would upend the country’s food supply....
15 January 2021
CME update: cattle futures falter as corn prices surge
US feeder cattle futures fell on 14 January, retreating back towards a three-month low on prospects for increased input costs for farmers due to skyrocketing corn prices....
14 January 2021
CME update: live cattle futures end mixed on concerns about feed costs
Nearby US cattle futures weakened on 13 January, weighed down by prospects for rising feed costs due to higher prices for corn, soybeans and wheat....
13 January 2021
CME update: live cattle futures end mixed as cash markets weaken
US cattle futures ended mixed on 12 January as traders weighed sluggish cash markets and soaring feed costs....
11 January 2021
Argentina lifts corn export ban and adopts 30,000 tonne sales cap instead
Argentina has lifted a suspension on corn exports announced in December and will opt instead for a temporary 30,000 tonne daily cap on sales abroad....
FAO reports that world food prices have been rising for seven straight months
The World food price index shows that global food prices rose for a seventh consecutive month in December across all major categories except sugar....
09 January 2021
A Thai landfill has been converted to an urban farm to feed the poor during COVID-19
An urban farm developed on a former landfill site in northern Thailand has boosted the food security and livelihoods of poor families during the coronavirus pandemic – and can be a model for unused spaces in other cities....
08 January 2021
Argentina’s government says that it is “evaluating” corn export suspension
Argentina’s government said it would review a decision to temporarily suspend corn exports after a meeting between the farming minister and leaders of the country’s main agricultural associations....
07 January 2021
UK sets up consultation for gene editing crops and livestock
Plans to consult on gene editing – which could unlock substantial benefits to nature, the environment and help farmers with crops resistant to pests, disease or extreme weather and to produce healthier, more nutritious food – will be set out today...
06 January 2021
Argentina’s farmers will strike over corn export suspension from Monday
Argentine farmers will hold a 72-hour strike from 11 January to protest a government decision to temporarily suspend corn exports....
05 January 2021
Argentina’s meat industry believes that recent corn export suspension will not lower local food prices
Argentina's recently announced suspension of corn exports will not have its intended effect, which was to lower the cost of local staples like steak, the country's CICCRA meat industry chamber said on 4 January....
31 December 2020
Argentina suspends corn exports to safeguard domestic food supplies
In a surprise move, Argentina’s agriculture ministry has suspended sales of corn for export until 28 February as part of a strategy to ensure domestic food supplies....
22 December 2020
Farm lobby supports Australia's WTO case against China
Australia's National Farmers Federation has voiced its support for a rules-based trading system as Australia begins a WTO dispute settlement process with China....
10 December 2020
New report shows Australia's agriculture sector weathering the challenges of 2020
The National Farmers' Federation released its 2020 report card and says that Australia's agriculture sector is poised for growth in 2021. ...
 
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