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09 September 2020
UK NFU is urging politicians to protect British farming in post-Brexit trade deals
The NFU calls for political leaders to put their words into actions and give Parliament a say on how future trade deals impact British food and farming....
08 September 2020
British beef and pork makes a splash at two major events in China
Exporters will be flying the flag for UK pork and beef at two major events in China this month – marking the first international showcasing since the coronavirus outbreak....
07 September 2020
China’s meat imports for August fall, but remain higher than 2019
China imported 832,000 tonnes of meat in August, down almost 17 percent from July – but imports remain high as Beijing seeks to counteract a domestic shortfall in pork production....
Australia squares up to Chinese economic coercion
Australia is standing up to China – potentially starting a trend of smaller countries responding to the increasingly coercive Asian economic superpower....
CME update: cattle futures make modest gains as demand wanes
US live cattle futures rose on Friday 4 September, but traders remain uncertain about US demand for beef....
04 September 2020
UK moves closer to no-deal Brexit
The Times reports that the UK sees just a 30 to 40 percent chance of Brexit trade deal before the end of the transition period....
CME update: cattle futures weaken as demand uncertainty continues
US feeder cattle futures hit their lowest point in over a month on 3 September as traders mulled US demand for beef....
Weekly protein digest: fluid milk production shows wide regional variation
Read the latest global dairy industry and beef export updates from Jim Wyckoff....
Cattle marts will be “rocks” during Brexit uncertainty
With less than four months until the end of the Brexit transition period, and still no clarity on a future relationship, livestock marts say they will be "rocks" for UK farmers through the uncertainty....
03 September 2020
World food prices rise for a third month in a row
The FAO reports that the World Food Price Index rose for a third month in a row in August, as prices coarse grains, vegetable oils and sugar strengthened....
CME update: cattle futures sink to July lows as demand slackens
CME live cattle futures dropped to their lowest prices since July on 2 September as uncertainty about how much US demand will decline pressured prices....
Looming corn shortages in China put agriculture sector on edge
Skyrocketing corn prices in China are raising concerns over food security as food inflation reaches its highest level in a decade....
01 September 2020
CME update: cattle futures rebound, breaking their seven-session losing streak
US live cattle futures jumped on 31 August to snap an ongoing losing streak....
31 August 2020
Iowa’s crops suffer worst drought since 2013
Iowa, the biggest corn producer in the United States, is facing its most widespread drought since September 2013, compounding problems for farmers after devastating wind storm earlier in August....
AHDB Dairy explores export opportunities in the Middle East
A series of webinars in September from AHDB will explore the potential export opportunities for the UK's diary sector. ...
CME update: cattle futures extend losing streak
US live cattle futures fell for a seventh straight day on 28 August as traders waited for the seasonal slowing of demand after the Labour Day holiday....
28 August 2020
China says beef import suspension unrelated to China-Australia relations
China suspends beef imports from Australian firm, but says the move is not related to strained diplomatic ties between the two countries....
Taiwan makes moves to secure US trade deal
Taiwan is paving the way for an eventual free trade deal with the United States by announcing an easing of restriction on US beef and pork imports....
CME update: cattle futures continue their losing streak
US live cattle futures dropped for the sixth day in a row on 27 August as cash markets remain weak....
Weekly protein digest:fluid milk supplies falter and beef exports are down
Read the latest US dairy industry and beef export updates from Jim Wyckoff....
27 August 2020
CME update: cattle futures drop as supplies are assessed
CME live cattle futures fell on 26 August as Cattle on Feed report sends ripples through the commodity markets....
26 August 2020
Trump likes to be “tough-on-trade”, but his track record is mixed
Speakers at the Republican convention on 25 August touted President Trump’s tough stance on international trade as an argument for his re-election in November, but results of his policies have been mixed....
CME update: cattle futures close lower as cash markets remain weak
US live cattle futures settled lower on 25 August, pressured by signs of weakness in the cash markets....
25 August 2020
US and China will hold to Phase 1 trade deal after phone call
Top US and Chinese officials reaffirmed their commitment to the Phase 1 trade deal, with China agreeing to meet its obligations to buy American farm and manufactured goods....
CME update: cattle futures fall on unexpected supply boon
US live cattle future sank on 24 August as the market felt pressure from a USDA report showing that cattle supplies were bigger than expected....
24 August 2020
UK and EU blame one another for minimal progress towards a post-Brexit deal
The European Union and Britain made scant progress towards a deal on futures ties in talks last week, with chief negotiators from both sides blaming each other for the stalemate....
Pro Farmer warns that US corn harvest hit hard after storm
Advisory service Pro Farmer says that chances of a record US corn crop have been dashed after severe derecho storm....
CME update: live cattle futures dip ahead of Cattle on Feed report
US live cattle futures fell on 21 August on profit-taking and positioning ahead of the USDA’a Cattle on Feed report....
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