Producer to Producer: Tell Your Antibiotic Story
National Livestock Producers Association | April 1, 2020
Cattle producers have made substantial progress in rethinking how to use antibiotics in animal care and a short video is now available to share their news.
Farmers and ranchers understand the need for careful stewardship of antibiotics, and work hard to use them judiciously and responsibly so we all will have them when we need them. Many believe there is a disconnect between what they are doing every day and what the public hears.
Business Giants Including Tesco Urge Ministers to End Supply Chain Deforestation by 2030
EDIE | March 31, 2020,
Tesco, McDonald's and WWF are among the businesses and NGOs urging the UK Government to set a legally binding 2030 target to end deforestation in agriculture and forest product supply chains.
The call to action is being made by the Global Resources Initiative (GRI) taskforce, in a new recommendations report sent to Ministers on Monday evening (30 March).
Businesses including Cargill, Tesco, McDonald’s and Legal & General; NGOs including WWF and the Forest Coalition; and the UK’s Green Finance Institute, are among the organisations to have contributed to the report. The report begins by highlighting the importance of forest conservation to not only nature and biodiversity, but to meeting climate targets and achieving the economic social sustainability measures set out by the UN in its Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). On the latter, it highlights the fact that 1.6 billion people globally depend on forest systems for their livelihood. On climate change, it reiterates the UN’s assertation that forests could account for 30% of the solutions need to mitigate climate change.
Beef and Sheep Price Collapse Leaves Farm Sector Facing Financial Crisis
Ciaran Moran and Martin Coughlan, Farming Independent | March 31 2020
Farmers and food producers are facing a financial crisis as prices and markets continue to collapse due to the impact of the Covid-19 emergency. Food producers are battling the closure of lucrative markets worth hundreds of millions to the sector, Bord Bia has warned. The meat industry alone has seen at least a third of its €1bn market in the UK wiped out overnight with the closure of restaurants and food-service outlets, said Bord Bia CEO Tara McCarthy.
Beef Industry Looks Past COVID-19 Scare
AgInfo.net Farm & Ranch Report | March 30th, 2020
In response to the ongoing efforts to provide relief to Americans impacted by the COVID-19 crisis, NCBA Vice President of Government Affairs Ethan Lane issued the following statement:
“As the country reels both economically and emotionally from the spread of COVID-19, NCBA has been hard at work ensuring that cattle producers remain able to focus on the national infrastructure priority of keeping high-quality beef available to consumers.
“Meeting that challenge requires federal officials at the Departments of Agriculture, Transportation, Interior, Treasury, and more to have a full understanding of how our product gets from the pasture to the plate – and we’re extremely proud to tell that story.