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29 March 2021
UK meat and seafood exports to EU recovered in February, says government official
Britain's meat and seafood exports to the European Union recovered in February from the January slump that followed the country's exit from the EU's single market and customs union, a government official said, citing preliminary data....
27 March 2021
UK grocers call on government to align trade and environmental targets
UK retailers Co-op, Iceland, Waitrose, Nestle, and Pilgrim's Pride are urging the government to align its trade policies with its environmental ambitions. ...
26 March 2021
JBS strikes a positive tone on China meat imports outlook
Brazilian meatpacker JBS SA anticipates strong demand for meat this year from China as ASF troubles linger....
Weekly beef and dairy digest: US cold storage figures are better than expected
This week's beef and dairy update includes analysis of Mexico's beef herd and global milk production reports. ...
19 March 2021
Ukraine producers promise to keep key food prices stable
Leading food producers' associations in Ukraine have told the government they will keep domestic prices stable for several popular food items to help stave off inflation already hitting neighbouring Russia....
South Africa launches fund to boost Black farming
South Africa has set up a 5 billion rand ($340 million) fund to help Black farmers gain access to capital and boost their role in commercial agriculture, state-owned Industrial Development Corporation (IDC) and the government said on 18 March....
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. ...
New AHDB report examines the UK's future food trade with the US
New analysis highlights the risks and the opportunities a new trade deal with the US may bring for UK food and farming....
Editorial - EU agriculture requires consistency between the Green Deal and trade policy
In an opinion piece, Cogeca President Ramón Armengol explains that the future of EU agriculture will depend on consistency between the Green Deal and EU trade policy. ...
18 March 2021
Despite uncertain outlook for US agriculture markets, University of Missouri analysts are optimistic
Farm income could decline in 2021, in spite of large increases in the value of crop and livestock sales, according to the latest analysis of national and global agricultural trends from the University of Missouri....
17 March 2021
2020 a "grate" year for UK cheese
The latest UK consumer data from Kantar shows cheese sales increasing by 15% in volume and 17% in value....
16 March 2021
Livestock app Breedr launches in UK
UK beef producers can finally plan ahead with confidence, following the launch of the world’s first smart, data-driven beef contract which sets a secure price 24 months ahead....
China should improve ties with Australia, says US official
The Biden administration has told China that normalizing relations with Australia is a precondition to Washington taking any substantial step towards improving relations with Beijing, a senior US official said on 16 March....
15 March 2021
Brazil’s government expresses concern about rains disrupting second corn crop
Brazil’s Agriculture Minister Tereza Cristina Dias has expressed concerns that heavy rains are disrupting the planting of the second crop of corn, saying that tight corn supplies are already a concern for meat packers....
The UK's new Border Operating Model must deliver a level playing field, says NFU
As the government announces its new Border Operating Model for Great Britain, the NFU urges both the UK and EU to work together to agree long-term arrangements as a matter of priority so trade can flow as smoothly as possible while new border infrastructure...
12 March 2021
Weekly beef and dairy digest: cattle herds increase across the globe
Cattle herds in Latin America, China and Australia are growing while Ukraine's livestock market continues to decline. ...
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
US NFU says that the American Rescue Plan is a step towards a fair, sustainable food system
The US House of Representatives voted in favour of the American Rescue Plan on 10 March, sending it to the White House for President Joe Biden's signature. ...
10 March 2021
The EU's suspension of tariffs on Airbus and Boeing could be good for ag sector
The EU's decision to suspend all tariffs linked to the Airbus and Boeing trade disputes is a very encouraging signal for the EU farming community, says Copa and Cogeca. ...
EU says it agrees post-Brexit WTO agriculture quotas with US
The European Union and the United States have concluded negotiations to adjust the EU's World Trade Organisation agricultural quotas following Britain's exit from the bloc, the European Commission said....
09 March 2021
Northern Ireland contends with official vet shortage amid Brexit protocol changes
A senior Ulster Unionist peer has called for urgent action to address an increasingly serious shortage of vets carrying out official meat inspections in Northern Ireland....
08 March 2021
French farmers highlight low earnings and high suicide rate in protests
French farmers hung dozens of inflatable dummies clad in overalls from nooses in trees in Paris on 4 March in a protest against a squeeze on earnings they say is suffocating the agricultural industry....
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. ...
17% of food wasted at consumer level – UN report
UN research estimates that 17% of food available to consumers was wasted in homes, retail outlets and restaurants in 2019....
06 March 2021
New web series from UK's AHDB explores the realities of post-Brexit trade
AHDB is hosting a series of digital events during March looking at what leaving the EU has meant in practice for the UK's agricultural and horticultural sectors....
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. ...
FAO’s world food price index rises in February for ninth consecutive month
World food prices have been rising for nine months straight, with February’s index hitting the highest level since July 2014....
UK meat and dairy sector shows continued growth in January 2021
Data from UK retailers for January 2021 shows increases in overall sales of red meat and dairy compared to the same period last year. ...
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