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26 December 2020
UK awards £21 million to farm sector to boost productivity
More than 3,800 farmers are expected to benefit from £21 million investment in productivity-boosting equipment from the UK Government's Countryside Productivity Small Grants (CPSG) scheme. ...
25 December 2020
500 hectare planting boost for England’s Community Forests
Over 500 hectares of trees will be planted in ten Community Forests over the next five months thanks to new £12.1 million fund....
18 December 2020
UK organic farmers can get extra support ahead of Brexit
Leading initiatives support imports and exports of organic goods after Brexit. ...
17 December 2020
Australian inquiry lends support to growth plan for ag sector
An inquiry in Australia's parliament has voiced support for the farm sector's growth vision for 2030. ...
16 December 2020
EU farming unions pen open letter urging the European Commission to adjust policy to reflect market realities
European agri-food associations urge the Commission to adjust the 2021 Annual Work Programme with a less dogmatic approach to make efficient use of its promotion budget for sustainable agri-food goods....
15 December 2020
Brazil confirms that two meat suppliers’ exports to China have been suspended
China has temporarily suspended meat imports from two Brazilian companies over COVID-19 concerns....
No-deal Brexit could limit affordable food options for UK consumers - Lloyd's Register
Lloyd's Register, an independent quality assurance and food and beverage specialist, is urging the UK agriculture industry to work closely with retailers to ensure British farm goods remain affordable after the Brexit transition period....
14 December 2020
Ireland establishes support scheme for Irish firms in case of no-deal Brexit
Ireland is working on a financial support scheme to help food exporters maintain their share in the British market in the event of a “no-deal” exit for Britain from the European Union, Foreign Minister Simon Coveney was quoted as saying on Sunday...
CME update: cattle futures rise on technical and bargain buying
US live cattle futures advanced for a third straight session on 11 December, supported by technical and bargain buying....
Perdue Farms asks CDC for help as US states unveil individual vaccine plans
US poultry company Perdue Farms is urging the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to work to coordinate states’ policies over who will receive the COVID-19 vaccines first, warning that individual, patchwork plans could threaten the success of...
Biden USDA Secretary choice will face little opposition in US Senate
President-Elect Joe Biden’s choice for US Secretary of Agriculture, Tom Vilsack, will face limited to no opposition when the Senate eventually votes on him. Vilsack won unanimous approval the last time he led USDA under former President Barack Obama....
Biden’s pick for Agriculture Secretary will likely reassure farmers but disappoint activists
President-elect Joe Biden plans to nominate former Iowa Governor Tom Vilsack for USDA secretary – a move that will likely reassure commodity crop farmers but disappoint climate activists and small-holder advocates....
NFU US says new USDA rule fails to protect farmers from discriminatory practices
A new rule issued by the US Department of Agriculture makes it easier for corporations to engage in anti-competitive behaviour and fails to protect farmers from the fallout of corporate consolidation....
13 December 2020
Australia's NFF welcomes new climate change measures and reduced emissions targets
The National Farmers' Federation says that Australia's suite of climate change action measures recognise the agriculture sector's capacity to reduce emissions and mitigate climate change. ...
11 December 2020
UK NFU says there is still a place for beef and dairy in sixth Carbon Budget
The UK's Climate Change Committee has released its sixth Carbon Budget, but appears to overlook the nuances of British meat and dairy....
US challenges Canada’s dairy tariff-rate quotas under USMCA
The US says it is challenging Canada’s allocation of dairy tariff-rate quotas in the US-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) dispute settlement system....
Irish farmers will take the biggest economic hit because of Brexit – IFA
When speaking to a government committee on agriculture, Irish Farmers Association President Tim Cullinan warned that farmers will face major challenges due to market upsets stemming from Brexit....
10 December 2020
EU farming unions call for clarity as Brexit negotiations reach a conclusion
Copa and Cogeca and other key EU farming bodies have made five urgent requests regarding EU and UK trade relations as Brexit negotiations come down to the wire. ...
UK meat companies raise concerns about customs certifications ahead of Brexit deadline
The UK's largest meat companies have penned a letter to cabinet officials saying that they fear a drop in exports due to costly and cumbersome customs certification once the UK leaves the EU. ...
09 December 2020
Debate over “essential work” lingers amid US COVID-19 vaccine push
As US companies push to get workers vaccinated, states disagree on who is essential....
Biden expected to nominate ex-Governor Vilsack for USDA secretary
US President-elect Joe Biden plans to have former Iowa Governor Tom Vilsack reprise his role as USDA secretary....
08 December 2020
China suspends beef imports from sixth Australian supplier
China has suspended imports of beef from Australia’s Meramist Pty Ltd from 7 December....
07 December 2020
UK NFU welcomes ambitious new climate target
The UK Government has announced an interim climate target, aiming to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by at least 68 percent by 2030. ...
EU grants market access for UK organics sector for additional 12 months
The European Union has recognised the contributions of the UK organics sector, ensuring that UK organic products will have continued access to EU markets after the Brexit transition period ends. ...
06 December 2020
NFU US welcomes new representatives to the House Agriculture Committee
Georgia Representative David Scott has been selected to lead the House Agriculture Committee as its next chairman....
05 December 2020
Opinion - What does the EU's extended silence on its Farm to Fork strategy mean for farmers and consumers?
As EU farmers and farming unions wait for Brussels to publish its impact assessment of the new Farm to Fork policy, Copa and Cogeca Secretary General Pekka Pesonen raises concerns over the policy's hazy details....
04 December 2020
Weekly beef and dairy digest: Canada revamps ag policy and US exports lag
Jim Wyckoff's latest analysis looks into changes in Canada's farm policy and how the US-China relationship could change under the incoming Biden administration. ...
EU farming unions ask for clarity on CAP negotiations
European farmers and agri-cooperatives asked Vice-President Timmermans for clarification around the Commission’s position on CAP negotiations...
 
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