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10 July 2020
UK creates Trade and Agriculture Commission amid trade negotiations
The UK's new Trade and Agriculture Commission represents farmers, retailers and consumers and will advise the government on trade, animal welfare and environmental standards. ...
CME update: cattle futures make modest gains
US live cattle futures closed slightly higher on 9 July on expectations for steady and stronger cash cattle prices for the week....
RAMP UP Act promises to strengthen regional meat processors across the US
New bipartisan legislation aims to expand the capacity of small and medium-sized meat processors and strengthen the US meat supply chain. ...
EU's agriculture sector fares well despite pandemic
Despite the emerging COVID-19 crisis during the opening months of 2020, the European Union's agri-food trade remained strong and stable. ...
Tips on handling cattle in hot weather
As a summer heat wave descends on the Midwest, Nebraska Extension is urging producers to help reduce stress on cattle during hot weather....
09 July 2020
Meat, eggs and poultry play key role in improved nutrition
New research from UC Davis highlights the pivotal role of animal protein for family nutrition in developing countries. ...
CME update: futures and boxed beef prices weaken
US live and feeder cattle futures weakened on 8 July alongside prices for boxed beef....
Brazil investigates COVID-10 outbreaks in 10 meat plants in Mato Grosso
Brazilian labour prosecutors are probing COVID-19 outbreaks in at least 10 meat processing plants across Mato Grosso state....
NFU warns of long road to recovery after statement from UK Chancellor
“It remains clear that the entire nation and economy will be facing a long recovery to bounce back from the coronavirus pandemic."...
08 July 2020
CME update: abundant livestock supplies push cattle futures lower
US cattle futures ended mostly lower on 7 July following pressure from abundant supplies....
SmartAgriHubs begins open call for digital agriculture innovation
The Restart and Expand projects from SmartAgriHubs promises to bring over 150 partners in the European agri-food sector together to foster innovation, sustainability and success....
Carbon Cowboys join Farm Gate podcast in exclusive interview
In an exclusive interview, the film director and producer, Peter Byck, talks to Farm Gate reporter, ffinlo Costain, about his latest series of short films....
RSPCA hails Aldi's commitment to not sell lower-welfare products as UK debates new policies
Higher animal welfare standards hang in the balance as the House of Lords debates the new Agriculture Bill....
UK's landmark Agriculture Bill moves forward
The transformative Agriculture Bill that will replace the EU's Common Agriculture Policy in the UK has returned to the House of Lords. ...
Pirbright: pooled milk can be used for FMD surveillance
A case study undertaken by scientists at The Pirbright Institute is the first to confirm that milk obtained from in-line milk samplers on a large-scale dairy farm can be used to detect circulating foot-and-mouth disease virus (FMDV) in cattle....
07 July 2020
US trade groups urge China to increase purchases of US goods
The US Chamber of Commerce and other trade associations urged top American and Chinese officials to renew their efforts to implement the Phase 1 trade agreement between China and the US....
CME update: cattle futures surge to two-month high
US live cattle futures reached a two-month high on 6 July on follow-through buying from last week....
JBS reports 2.2 percent of workers at Brazil plant as COVID-19 positive
Brazilian meatpacking giant JBS says that 2.2 percent of workers at its Goiania beef plant have been placed on mandatory leave after testing positive for COVID-19....
Canada hopes to empower Indigenous entrepreneurs bringing agriculture to new communities
Canada will bring additional opportunities for British Columbia's Indigenous entrepreneurs who are interested in developing food and agriculture businesses. ...
UK veterinary college explores how to help farmers in crisis
A research team at Hartpury University in the UK is carrying out a study to find out how farmers can be supported in times of crisis in the future, after assessing the impact of the COVID-19 crisis. ...
How to manage rights of way on farmland
What UK landowners need to know about rights of way on their land. ...
06 July 2020
Irish survey data shows worrying rise in dairy overheads
The results from Ireland's National Farm Survey (NFS), which show modest gains in farm family incomes, may not be as positive as they initially appear. ...
Meat processors are driving farmers out of business - IFA
Irish Farmers Association President Tim Cullinan says factories have to stop driving farmers out of business and increase beef prices to fair levels. ...
Jogurty Magda becomes the first Polish dairy company to fully switch to plant-based
Sales of dairy alternatives in Poland increased by 26 percent in 2019 alone, as Poles are more and more willing to use plant-based milk, yoghurt or butter substitutes....
RSPCA urges UK government to prioritise animal welfare as Agriculture Bill reaches Lords
Higher animal welfare laws hang in the balance as next week’s Lords vote looms as the House of Lords prepares to vote on crucial amendments to the Agriculture Bill to protect millions of farm animals, the RSPCA urges the government to keep its promises....
Watch Out for Poisonous Weeds in Hay and Pasture
Noxious and toxic weeds are always a concern to livestock producers. Whether these weeds present themselves in hay or pastures, the only real way to know if they are present is to scout and know the risk, writes Justin Brackenrich, Penn State University...
05 July 2020
Latest AHDB outlooks outlines farming’s potential future
The impact of the COVID-19 crisis, unusually dry weather and uncertainty surrounding the UK’s future trading relationships are all explored in the latest Agri-Market Outlook....
03 July 2020
China puts additional tariffs on Australian beef
China has increased tariffs on Australian beef imports and hints at increased tariffs on whole milk powder later in 2020....
 
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