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26 March 2021
New USDA initiative gives pandemic relief to previously overlooked farmers
The USDA announced the creation of the Pandemic Assistance for Producers, a new initiative to offer financial assistance to farmers and ranchers affected by pandemic-related disruptions....
What are the implications of the UK’s proposed policy on animal transport?
The UK’s Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (EFRA) committee is exploring the logistics of moving animals across UK borders now that they are outside of the EU trading bloc. What are the main sticking points?...
25 March 2021
UK's bovine TB policy must keep effective disease control methods, says NFU
Any changes to the government’s 25-year bovine TB eradication strategy must be based on science and evidence that can prove effective in reducing incidents of the disease, says the NFU....
24 March 2021
Cow gut study could help tackle Johne's disease
A common, chronic gut disease in ruminants will be the focus of a £1 million study....
23 March 2021
More than 1,600 cattle on second Spanish cattle ship to be killed
Spain on Monday ordered the slaughter of 1,610 cattle which have been stuck aboard the Elbeik livestock ship since December, just weeks after hundreds of cattle on another vessel met a similar fate....
22 March 2021
JBS ordered to pay $3.6 million after Brazil beef plant's COVID-19 outbreak
A court has ordered JBS SA to pay 20 million reais ($3.62 million) in damages after an outbreak of COVID-19 at a beef plant in northern Brazil, according to a copy of the ruling seen by Reuters on 19 March....
19 March 2021
Weekly beef and dairy digest: USDA issues in-depth reports on US and Canada's cattle markets
Canada's cattle herd continues to decline and US beef exports to Japan reach their annual limit, triggering tariffs. ...
18 March 2021
US meatpacking workers with Tyson Foods and JBS USA receive COVID-19 vaccines
Meatpacker JBS USA said on 15 March that more than 20% of its employees have received a COVID-19 vaccine, while rival Tyson Foods Inc said more than 10% of its workers have received a shot....
15 March 2021
Canada's BSE risk status will potentially be lowered
Canada's application for negligible risk status for bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE) passes a key milestone. ...
12 March 2021
10 things to keep in mind about lungworm before turnout
Preventing lungworm outbreaks this grazing season must be made a priority ahead of turnout, says MSD Animal Health veterinary adviser Dr Kat Baxter-Smith....
What's in the American Rescue Plan?
The US House of Representatives has passed HR 1319, the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 - what does this mean for US agriculture? ...
11 March 2021
UK's Ruminant Health & Welfare group identifies priority areas for 2021-2023
Ruminant Health & Welfare has announced four key areas it will be working on over the next two years to help improve cattle and sheep production in the UK....
10 March 2021
Greece delivers food to cattle ship at sea for months
Greece will deliver 50 tonnes of animal feed to the Togo-flagged ElBeik, which has been stuck at sea for nearly three months in the Mediterranean carrying hundreds of cattle rejected by their buyers amid fears of disease....
08 March 2021
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. ...
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. ...
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....
04 March 2021
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....
03 March 2021
How to identify and control poison hemlock
Poison hemlock (Conium maculatum) was originally brought to the United States in the 1800s as an ornamental garden plant (another good idea gone awry) and is now found throughout North America. ...
02 March 2021
Tyson offers vaccinations to thousands of meat plant workers in Iowa
Tyson Foods Inc, the largest US meat processor, is offering COVID-19 vaccinations to thousands of its frontline workers at its Iowa meat processing plants this week....
01 March 2021
Spanish government orders cattle on pariah ship to be culled
More than 850 cows that have spent months on a ship in the Mediterranean are no longer fit for transport and should be killed, Spain's Agriculure Ministry said on 27 February....
26 February 2021
UK farmers should test before treating calves with wormer this spring
Experts from the Control of Worms Sustainably (COWS) group are urging dairy and suckler beef producers with autumn-born calves, to think carefully about their worm control programme this spring....
Spanish cattle ship returns to port after spending months at sea
A shipload of Spanish cattle that had been drifting for months due to concerns over the bovine bluetongue disease docked in Spain on Thursday, the government said, but the fate of the animals remains unclear....
25 February 2021
Iowa lawmakers urge USDA Secretary to expand COVID-19 relief programs for family cattle feeders
Senator Joni Ernst and members of the Iowa Delegation are urging Secretary Vilsack to expand coronavirus aid programs for Iowa's family cattle feeders. ...
24 February 2021
US Senate confirms Tom Vilsack as USDA secretary
The US Senate voted to confirm Tom Vilsack as head of the Department of Agriculture on 23 February, returning the former Iowa governor to the job he held under ex-President Barack Obama....
22 February 2021
US administration stresses that risk of transmitting COVID-19 through food packaging is still negligible
Acting USDA Secretary Kevin Shea and Acting FDA Commissioner Janet Woodcock, MD say that there is no credible evidence of food or food packaging transmitting SARS-CoV-2 bacteria. ...
20 February 2021
USDA updates its COVID-19 strategy
The USDA has deployed 127 disaster, public health specialists to assist with federal COVID-19 response. ...
18 February 2021
Biden Administration extends foreclosure moratorium and mortgage forbearance
The USDA has extended the evictions and foreclosure moratorium to 30 June 2021 and issues additional guidance for servicing loans impacted by COVID-19, bringing relief to rural residents....
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