South Africa - beef cleared for China

China has approved beef imports to recommence from South Africa following a prolonged suspension due to foot-and-mouth disease.

The Netherlands - Timmermans returns home

After almost a decade in the European Commission, Frans Timmermans has resigned and returned to Dutch politics to lead a Labour-Green coalition in upcoming elections.

New Zealand - drop in milk output

Dairy Companies New Zealand (DCANZ) reports that milk production fell in July by 0.9% and was down 0.1% when measured on a milk solids basis.

US - corn exports to Mexico

The United States Department of Agriculture has announced the export sale of 111,770t of corn (maize) to Mexico this week.