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11 March 2021
NFU calls for "fresh approach" when thinking of Red Tractor farming standards
The NFU has submitted a thorough and detailed response to a consultation on how Red Tractor standards should look across the six farming 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. ...
01 March 2021
Chinese investment in Australia plummets amid tensions
Chinese investment in Australia fell by 61% in 2020 to the lowest level recorded by the Australian National University in six years, coinciding with a worsening diplomatic dispute....
26 February 2021
Weekly beef and dairy digest: US beef exports slip and dairy volumes falter
The US beef and dairy industry begins to regain its footing after devastating winter storms last week. ...
24 February 2021
UK's MilkSure training programme hands over administration to the BCVA
The BCVA says that changes to the scheme will make it more accessible for dairy farmers and vets. ...
19 February 2021
Weekly beef and dairy digest: CEOs warn of food inflation as crop prices rise
As the US embarks on its economic recovery from COVID-19, food companies warn that skyrocketing grain prices could inflate food prices for consumers. ...
05 February 2021
Weekly beef and dairy digest: meatpackers face investigation
Global food prices reach their highest level in more than six years and major meat companies face scrutiny for alleged worker safety violations. ...
02 February 2021
Research suggests that lower-protein diets and forage legumes can reduce the environmental impact of milk production
Research from Harper Adams University has found that dairy farmers can reduce their nitrogen emissions and become more sustainable by switching cows to lower-protein diets. ...
What's on the horizon for UK agriculture?
The latest Agri-Market Outlook from the AHDB explores the UK farm sector's prospects for 2021. ...
01 February 2021
New reports shows UK shoppers backing British farmers
A new report from the AHDB finds that consumer attitudes towards UK farmers have grown more positive amid a challenging year and significant upheavals in the agriculture sector. ...
29 January 2021
Weekly beef and dairy digest: Impact of US government takes action against COVID-19
Recent government actions in the US could have profound impacts on the dairy industry and China's agriculture sector begins to restructure. ...
22 January 2021
Weekly beef and dairy digest: Indonesia moves to fill a domestic beef shortage and the USDA publishes latest round of reports
Indonesia expects meat and buffalo consumption to rise by 64 percent in 2021, while the USDA predicts restricted red meat supplies in the United States. ...
Student scoops the UK's National Dairy Award
A final year student from Harper Adams University has beat off six other finalists and one of the highest number of entries to scoop this year’s RABDF Dairy Student of the Year Award, sponsored by Mole Valley Farmers....
20 January 2021
Canada compensates dairy farmers who experienced market upsets due to new trade deals
Canada's Agriculture Minister is taking the next step in compensating Canada's dairy farmers under the Dairy Direct Payment Program. ...
19 January 2021
Is local or imported dairy the sustainable option for the Sahel?
Research from CIRAD has explored the environmental and socioeconomic impacts of European exports of milk to West Africa, and finds that competition from imports could undercut local dairies. ...
15 January 2021
Weekly beef and dairy digest: US beef exports to EU feel pandemic pain
USDA revises export figures for 2021 and the EU increases its US beef import quota. ...
13 January 2021
NFU UK voices agreement with The Times opinion piece on sustainable meat
National Farmers Union (NFU) Deputy President Stuart Roberts has written to The Times about eating sustainably and why going meat-free for January may not bring the expected climate benefits....
11 January 2021
FAO reports that world food prices have been rising for seven straight months
The World food price index shows that global food prices rose for a seventh consecutive month in December across all major categories except sugar....
08 January 2021
Weekly beef and dairy digest: exports up year on year and JBS is in the crosshairs over labour practices
JBS and other meat processors in Brazil are facing allegations of sourcing cattle from farms that use slave labour and US beef exports remain steady despite pandemic pressures. ...
18 December 2020
16 December 2020
AHDB launches new "Eat balanced; enjoy the food you eat" campaign across the UK
The UK's AHDB has launched a £1.5 million campaign to encourage consumers to "eat balanced; enjoy the food you eat". ...
11 December 2020
Weekly beef and dairy digest: USMCA gets its first test and China bans more Australian beef
US beef exports continue their steep decline and the USDA issues its assessment of SE Asia's diary prospects....
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....
08 December 2020
New three-way crossbreeding programme for spring-grazing dairy herds
VikingGenetics has launched a new, three-way crossbreeding programme in the UK, suited in particular to spring calving herds on grazing systems....
07 December 2020
New Zealand’s Fonterra lifts lower end of 2020-2021 farmgate milk price forecast
Dairy company Fonterra lifted the lower end of its 2020-2021 forecast range on 4 December, increasing the price it pays farmers for milk....
02 December 2020
RAU lecture stresses that next decade is key for biodiversity, climate change and humanity
The role that food, farming and forestry must play in meeting the challenges of climate disruption, nature depletion and human health was explored in an enlightening discussion at the Royal Agricultural University’s (RAU) annual Bledisloe Lecture....
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