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US government to invest more than $150m in smaller meat processors

US government to invest more than $150m in smaller meat processors

The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) has announced more than $150 million for existing small and very small meat...

July 16, 2021

New international partnership established to combat weeds

New international partnership established to combat weeds

An international group of scientists and industry professionals, including Rothamsted Research, has launched an ambitious new project to combat weeds...

April 19, 2021

McConalogue meets with US agriculture secretary

McConalogue meets with US agriculture secretary

Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Charlie McConalogue, has met with US agriculture secretary, Tom Vilsack. In the meeting...

April 14, 2021

EU Green Deal strategies to ‘reduce EU agri-product competitiveness’ – USDA

EU Green Deal strategies to ‘reduce EU agri-product competitiveness’ – USDA

The Farm to Fork and Biodiversity Strategies under the EU Green Deal will reduce the competitiveness of EU agricultural produce,...

November 5, 2020

Soil moisture levels remain a concern in parts of the US

Soil moisture levels remain a concern in parts of the US

The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) released its latest Crop Progress Report on Monday (October 26). As of October...

October 30, 2020

Soils are low on moisture in many parts of the US

Soils are low on moisture in many parts of the US

The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) released its latest Crop Progress Report on Tuesday (October 19). 97% of corn...

October 22, 2020

Corn price hits high as condition decreases

Corn price hits high as condition decreases

US corn price has increased this week – moving from 324.50c/bu last Thursday (August 20) to 331.75c/bu last night (August...

August 25, 2020

WASDE: Increase in US corn yields not good for prices

WASDE: Increase in US corn yields not good for prices

US wheat, corn and soybean production forecasts and reports are up, while EU wheat, barley and corn yields are reported...

August 13, 2020

USDA to support US farmers with food purchase plans worth $470 million

USDA to support US farmers with food purchase plans worth $470 million

The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) has put in place supports for the US agricultural sector through the provision...

May 8, 2020

US meat and poultry plants to remain open after Trump order

US meat and poultry plants to remain open after Trump order

US President Donald Trump has signed an order that will keep meat and poultry processing facilities open during the Covid-19...

April 29, 2020

Grain price: Wheat drifting downwards

Grain price: Wheat drifting downwards

Wheat prices drifted downwards this week on LIFFE, MATIF and Chicago Board of Trade (CBOT) markets. In fact CBOT wheat...

February 29, 2020

Where did US corn and soybean figures finish?

Where did US corn and soybean figures finish?

After an extremely difficult spring and a difficult harvest in many parts of the US, the United States Department of...

January 20, 2020

US government to investigate beef pricing margins for unfair practices

US government to investigate beef pricing margins for unfair practices

The US Department of Agriculture (USDA) is to investigate beef pricing margins for evidence of unfair practices as part of...

August 29, 2019

US corn price drops dramatically

US corn price drops dramatically

The price of corn in the US has dropped as stocks and yield have both been estimated up. At close...

August 14, 2019

US EPA glyphosate ruling: ‘No risks to public health’

US EPA glyphosate ruling: ‘No risks to public health’

The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has announced that it “continues to find that there are no risks to public...

May 3, 2019

25 million acres less ploughed in US since 2012

25 million acres less ploughed in US since 2012

The number of farms using intensive tillage practices in the US declined by 25 million acres from 2012 to 2017,...

April 21, 2019

Highlights from the 2017 US census of agriculture revealed

Highlights from the 2017 US census of agriculture revealed

Last week, Thursday, April 11, the United States Department of Agriculture’s (USDA’s) National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) announced the results...

April 16, 2019

US milk production climbs by 1.5% in September

US milk production climbs by 1.5% in September

Milk production in the 23 major states in the US during September rose by 1.5% compared to the same month...

October 25, 2018