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Investment in cannabis a global challenge during COVID-19

As the world finds itself facing a sharp economic downturn due to the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic, access to capital will continue to be a challenge for the cannabis industry.
China imports soya bean from Brazil as tensions rise with US

China imports soya bean from Brazil as tensions rise with US

The world’s top soya bean importer, China, imported just over 5,93 million tons of the commodity from Brazil in April, compared with 5,79 million tons last year, according to data from the General Administration of Customs in China.

Much controversy in the UK over farm jobs for Brits

The UK government has urged unemployed citizens to apply for seasonal farm work, however, many applicants have expressed frustration about being overlooked for these agriculture jobs while others have bemoaned the working and living conditions these job entailed.

Alarm about souring of Australia-China trade relations

The Australian National Farmers’ Federation has expressed concern about disruptions to agricultural trade between Australia and China, following the suspension of beef supplies from four Australian abattoirs by the Chinese government.

New Zealand schools to teach pupils to avoid dairy and meat

New Zealand has implemented a new climate change curriculum in schools that advises learners to avoid consuming dairy and meat.

Relief aid for US farmers to mitigate massive losses

It is estimated that billions of dollars worth of food is going to waste in the US as farmers are faced with massive surpluses in production due to disruptions to the supply chain.

Oil price crash, COVID-19 weaken grains and oilseed markets

The coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic has had a serious impact on international grains and oilseed markets.

Sharp increase in Brazilian exports despite COVID-19 crisis

Brazil has increased its agricultural export presence in eight countries around the world in recent weeks, amid large-scale lockdowns of populations aimed at containing the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic.

North American agri suffers as beef processing plants close

The increasing closure of meat processing plants in the US and Canada amidst the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic, will have a marked impact on the agricultural economies in those countries.

Spike in sales of citrus, baking goods amid global lockdowns

The lockdowns that have been put in place in many countries around the world, due to the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic, have seen consumer demand for certain commodities increase sharply.

Global fibre demand falters due to COVID-19 uncertainty

The impact of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) global pandemic is being felt across the global fibre industry, with production, logistics and retail sales being brought to a grinding halt.

Global COVID-19 lockdowns boost urban farming

Lockdown restrictions in many countries around the world due to the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) global pandemic have resulted in the growing trend of people growing fruit and vegetables at home.

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