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Japan: ALIC Continues COVID-19 Dairy Support Payments

As part of the 2020 Japanese Fiscal Year (JFY) third supplementary budget the Agriculture and Livestock Industries Corporation (ALIC) received 17.6 billion yen ($161 million) to operate a COVID-19 countermeasure support program for cattle fattening...
In March 2021, Iceland’s Minister of Fisheries and Agriculture announced his intention to allocate ISK 970 million ($7.5 million) in financial support for Icelandic sheep and cattle farmers.
Japan’s Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (MAFF) announced additional support payments for dairy producers to redirect excess milk supplies resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic.
On April 20, Japan’s Agriculture and Livestock Industries Corporation (ALIC) announced additional details of the supports it will provide to cattle fattening operations and dairy companies...
The Government of Japan announced increased support for dairy farmers and processors to mitigate impact of reduced milk consumption in schools following the government’s decision to close schools...
Agricultural trade with Taiwan is being impacted by new quarantine measures, port closures, vessel delays, and suspended flights as U.S. agribusiness exporters struggle to find available space....