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29 September 2020
AHDB data shows UK shoppers restricting purchases due to COVID-19
Price is on the rise as a key purchase driver as new AHDB research reveals a third of UK consumers have seen a change in household employment status in the wake of COVID-19....
UK's meat export market at risk as government delays securing Third Country status
The United Kingdom must be formally listed as a Third Country by the EU in order to continue selling meat and other food products in that market, says BMPA...
Industrial action at Australian port strains agriculture sector
The recovery of Australia's farm sector has been thrown in jeopardy as crucial port reduces capacity as part of ongoing industrial action. ...
CME update: cattle futures inch up as cash markets look more optimistic
US live cattle futures closed higher on 28 September, reversing their low opening as strong packer margins raised expectations for higher cash cattle trade for this week....
Agriculture at the heart of Alberta's economic recovery
Record crop yields and strengthened cattle prices are leading Alberta’s economic recovery after a difficult start to 2020 due to COVID-19 and low energy prices....
28 September 2020
Beijing urges frozen food importers to shun countries with severe COVID-19 outbreaks
Beijing has called on importers to shun frozen food from countries contending with ongoing coronavirus outbreaks....
Synlait Milk forecasts higher earnings despite drop in annual profit
New Zealand’s Synlait Milk reported a 9 percent drop in annual profit on 28 September, but forecasts strong underlying core earnings for 2021 based on its core infant and lactoferrin business....
New Zealand’s a2 Milk projects weaker revenue for end of 2020
New Zealand’s a2 Milk Company Ltd forecast lower first-half revenue on 28 September as lockdown measures in Australia’s Victoria state hurt its informal Chinese sales channel more than expected....
Canadian government revamps youth agriculture education
The federal government of Canada and the provincial government of Manitoba are supporting additional educational and outreach resources for Agriculture in the Classroom, a key initiative that teaches young Canadians about farming. ...
CME update: cattle futures weaken as cattle placements look stronger than expected
US cattle futures closed lower on 25 September, with the front-month live cattle contract falling from its highest level in more than a month on some end-of-week profit taking....
USDA earmarks $1 million to study COVID-19 in US beef supply chain
The US Department of Agriculture is funding a $1 million research project to identify how the SARS-CoV-2 virus might be transmitted in the nation’s beef supply chain....
27 September 2020
EU farming union warns that No-deal Brexit would compound COVID-19 impact
As negotiations between the UK and European Union continue to falter, Copa warns that No-deal could result in devastating blows to the Europe and Britain's agriculture sectors. ...
26 September 2020
Soil restoration forms crucial component of Australia's green energy strategy
Australia's National Farmers Federation welcomes the Low Emissions Technology Statement (LETS), saying that enhancing soil carbon will allow the agriculture sector to contribute to Australia's emissions goals. ...
25 September 2020
NCBA seeks its own solution to cattle market transparency
Senator Deb Fischer has introduced the Cattle Market Transparency Act, hoping to provide additional price transparency for US cattle producers. ...
China’s August soybean imports from Brazil jump 22 percent from 2019
China’s August imports of soybeans from Brazil rose 22 percent from a year ago as buyers increased their purchases to capitalise on higher margins in early 2020....
CME update: cattle futures move up as supplies grow tighter
US live cattle futures rose to their highest in more than a month on 24 September as cash markets stabilised and traders feared that cattle supplies will tighten in the coming months....
UK Lords back welfare safeguard in Agriculture Bill
UK vets and activists welcome move that could prevent food imports produced at lower animal welfare standards. ...
Weekly protein digest: EU beef consumption on downward trend
Read the latest beef and dairy industry updates from Jim Wyckoff....
24 September 2020
EuroTier China exhibition sends positive signal to livestock and exhibition sectors: fairs with in-person knowledge-sharing also possible in the pandemic
EuroTier China brought a trade show featuring both physical and virtual platforms to over 12,000 visitors over three days. Trade show offered physical and virtual platforms; The German ministry of agriculture co-sponsored opening ceremony and contributed...
CME update: cattle futures gain ground ahead of USDA report
US live cattle futures rose on 23 September as traders weighed improving slaughter rates against expectations of higher placements in the USDA’s Cattle on Feed report....
JBS launches "Together for the Amazon" initiative
The new programme from JBS uses blockchain technology to strengthen livestock supplier monitoring and establishes the JBS Fund for the Amazon, contributing to social development and environmental conservation. ...
How the UK can cut dairy emissions without cutting down on dairy consumption
Reducing the number of dairy cows across the UK doesn't have to mean less milk, cheese and yoghurt on grocery shelves. ...
UK Vets urge animal welfare amendment as Agriculture Bill progresses through the House of Lords
The British Veterinary Association (BVA) has welcomed a crucial clause in the Agriculture Bill that imposes a requirement for agricultural and food imports to the UK to meet domestic standards....
Researchers at Iowa State explore the resilience of agriculture supply chains
A new project from Iowa State University will investigate how the COVID-19 crisis has impacted the US food supply chain, with an eye for short- and long-term solutions to prevent future disruptions. ...
23 September 2020
CME update: cattle futures sag ahead of monthly USDA report
CME live and feeder cattle futures fell on 22 September in anticipation of Friday’s Cattle on Feed report from the USDA....
German police crack down on undocumented workers in abattoirs
German police have searched more than 40 businesses and homes in five different states as part of an investigation into foreign workers being illegally brought into the country to work in the meat packing industry....
Marfrig executive pledges to reduce direct emissions by over 40 percent by 2035
A top executive with Brazil’s Marfrig Global Foods, the world’s top hamburger producer, says the company expects to achieve a 43 percent reduction in direct emissions by 2035....
UK Government must do more to support the economic recovery of rural England, say citizen groups
The UK's Rural Coalition, an alliance of organisations including the RICS, the NFU, the CPRE, the Country Land and Business Association and the National Housing Federation, are calling on the Government to shore up the economic recovery of rural England....
 
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