ACP/EU Post Cotonou Negotiations: Towards the Finish LineBy Elizabeth Morgan With its conclusion delayed from 2019, the post Cotonou Negotiations between the African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) Group of States and the European Union (EU) was scheduled to conclude this March and reviewed at a meeting of the ACP Council. When the COVID-19 pandemic was declared, the…June 17, 2020In “Indepth”Caribbean 2020 Foreign Trade Policy AgendaBy Elizabeth Morgan As work resumes, the Caribbean will have a full international trade policy agenda for 2020. As of January 1, Prime Minister Mia Mottley of Barbados assumed the Chair of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) for six months. St. Vincent and the Grenadines continues its year as Chair of…January 8, 2020In “CARICOM”CARIFORUM Ministers meet in Guyana todayThe Twenty-Third Meeting of the Council of Ministers of the Caribbean Forum of African, Caribbean and Pacific States (CARIFORUM) will be held in Georgetown, Guyana today, Thursday 17 March 2016 under the chairmanship of the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Haiti, H.E. Lener Renauld. The Opening Ceremony,…March 17, 2016In “Guyana”Share this on WhatsApp EU AML/CFT Listing of Countries Among Priority Issues of… The successor agreement must, inter alia: The successor to Cotonou Partnership Agreement between the African Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) States and the European Union must take into account the inherent and exogenous vulnerabilities of the Caribbean Forum of the ACP States (CARIFORUM) as critical elements in the negotiations. A Statement of the CARIFORUM Council of Ministers said that successor agreement also had to the take into account the development priorities of the ACP, including CARIFORUM’s priorities, and must aim at sustainable, inclusive and resilient development of the ACP regions. The Council of Ministers met in St. Kitts and Nevis, 26-27 March, 2018. CARIFESTA XV in Antigua and Barbuda postponed to 2022 take into account the inherent and exogenous vulnerabilities of CARIFORUM States as critical elements in these negotiations;secure continued access to development financing for CARIFORUM States;take into account the development priorities of the ACP, including CARIFORUM’s priorities, and must aim at sustainable, inclusive and resilient development of the ACP regions.CARIFORUM States will remain actively engaged in the ACP preparatory process leading up to the adoption of the ACP negotiating mandate. Statement of the CARIFORUM Council of Ministers Share this:PrintTwitterFacebookLinkedInLike this:Like Loading… Jun 26, 2020 CARIFORUM States share common values and common interests with the African and Pacific States of the ACP Group and remain committed to further building the partnership with the EU. Short-Term Digital Transformation Plan to be Ready by July… Jun 18, 2020 The successor agreement must be a legally binding agreement built on the acquis and negotiated with the EU at the all- ACP level. In this regard, CARIFORUM has agreed its negotiating positions within the context of the ACP negotiating framework. Oct 16, 2020 With my #CARIFORUM Colleagues in St.Kitts for critical discussions on #Brexit and #ACP #PostCotonou pic.twitter.com/D8aQCrEbES— Hon. Kamina J Smith (@kaminajsmith) March 27, 2018 At the opening ceremony, CARIFORUM Director General, Mr. Percival Marie, said that the meeting was timely and extremely vital. “The meeting is held at a crucial time when post Cotonou negotiations between the African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) group of States and the European Union are about to commence. This meeting is also held when the European Union and the United Kingdom are in discussions on the exit of the United Kingdom from the European Union,” said the Director General. “We are also in discussion with the United Kingdom in a rollover agreement between the Caribbean region and the United Kingdom to ensure that there is a smooth transition without any loss of trading opportunities between the Caribbean and the United Kingdom when the United Kingdom would have left the European Union,” he added. You may be interested in… CARPHA Partners with, PAHO to Ensure Caribbean States’… Please see Statement below: THE CARIFORUM COUNCIL OF MINISTERS MEETING IN SPECIAL SESSION IN ST. KITTS AND NEVIS ON THE 26th and 27th MARCH 2018: RECOGNISING the changing global context in which negotiations for the successor to Cotonou Partnership Agreement between the ACP and the European Union will take place; FURTHER RECOGNISING the fundamental importance and relevance of recent global agreements including Agenda 2030, the Paris Declaration on Climate Change and International Agreements on development financing; AFFIRMED THAT: The Intra ACP and ACP-EU relationships are important, meaningful and valuable for CARIFORUM States. Oct 9, 2020
Jemez Riders News:The Jemez Riders are organizing a cleanup event 8 a.m. to noon for this Saturday, June 6th. Volunteers will be located at both the Anderson Overlook and the Y Parking Area handing out supplies. There will be safety vests, trash bags, trash grabbers, gloves, sunscreen, water and donuts available. Jemez Riders Atomic City, USA t-shirts will be given to the first 10 volunteers who show up to help out. For those not able to volunteer, be patient when traveling down the Main Hill Road on Saturday morning. 8:00 – 12:00.
With improving milk prices, average prices paid for dairy replacement cows came off the floor, based on the USDA’s quarterly estimates. Preliminary July 2019 U.S. quarterly replacement dairy cow prices averaged $1,240 per head, up $100 from April 2019 but still $80 less than July 2018. Even with the increase, the U.S. average was near a two-decade low and 42% per head less than the latest peak of $2,120 in October 2014.advertisementadvertisementAmong major dairy states (Table 1), highest July 2019 average prices were $1,350 in Arizona and Texas. Lowest average prices were $1,050 per head in Ohio and $1,070 in Virginia.Texas and Oregon saw the biggest jump in replacement cow prices compared to April, up $250 and $210, respectively. Compared to the previous year, July 2019 average prices were down $300 in Utah and $250 in Colorado and New Mexico.The USDA estimates are based on quarterly surveys (January, April, July and October) of dairy farmers in 23 major dairy states, as well as an annual survey (February) in all states, according to Mike Miller with USDA’s National Ag Statistics Service. The prices reflect those paid or received for cows that have had at least one calf and are sold for replacement purposes, not as cull cows. The report does not summarize auction market prices.Dairy heifer exports: Stronger days ahead?Foreign demand for U.S. dairy replacement heifers has remained lukewarm. While there was nothing exceptional about June export numbers, the sale of 1,085 head was the second-highest monthly total of the year. Of those, 979 went to Mexico and 59 moved to Canada. The remaining 47 head were exported to Colombia. June total shipments were valued at $1.6 million.advertisementThrough the first six months of 2019, dairy replacement heifer exports stand at 6,917 head, the smallest total for that period since 2016.Despite the disappointing start to the year, 2019 dairy cattle exports could still finish the year strong, according to Tony Clayton, Clayton Agri-Marketing Inc., Jefferson City, Missouri.China’s demand for protein is being complicated by African swine fever, leading to the depopulation of the country’s swine herd. In response to less pork, China’s dairy cattle are being slaughtered at a higher rate to provide beef.One source of China’s dairy replacement cattle is Australia, and available supplies of quality dairy cattle from there are diminishing. That leaves potential market openings for U.S. dairy replacements in China, as well as other Australian markets, including Pakistan and Indonesia.Clayton said a shipload of U.S. cattle has been confirmed for Pakistan for this October. There are other shipments looming for markets in Egypt and other Middle East countries this fall. Indonesia is pushing for a cattle health agreement with the U.S., and cattle could be headed there some time in 2020.June cull cow prices mostly steadyJune 2019 cull cow prices (beef and dairy combined) averaged $65.90 per hundredweight (cwt), up 30 cents from May and the highest average since July 2018. However, average prices through the first six months of 2019 are down about $4.85 per cwt from the same period a year ago and the lowest for the January-June average since 2010. advertisement Dave NatzkeEditorProgressive DairyEmail Dave [email protected]