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21 January 2020
What’s the best way to improve the UK’s farm productivity?
Tim Mordan from the UK’s Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs gives a policymaker’s perspective on how the UK can improve its farm productivity and safeguard the environment as it leaves the EU trading bloc....
17 January 2020
New Agriculture Bill to boost environment and food production
A future where farmers are properly supported to farm more innovatively and protect the environment is a step closer today following the introduction of the Agriculture Bill....
Trade deals to dictate success of the UK's new Agriculture Bill
Organic Farmers & Growers (OF&G), the largest certifier of UK organic land has reacted to the new Agriculture Bill introduced to Parliament....
16 January 2020
USMEF Emphasises Importance of China Following International Standards for Pork, Beef Trade
US - On 15 January, President Trump and Chinese Vice Premier Liu He signed the US-China "Phase One" trade agreement. The Office of the US Trade Representative (USTR) has posted the agreement text and related fact sheets online....
First Phase of US-China Trade Deal Finalised
US - In an effort to ease tensions between their two countries, President Donald Trump and Chinese Vice Premier Liu He yesterday signed the first phase of a trade agreement. At the time of the signing, the deal’s text had not yet been published. ...
Can the UK farming sector achieve net zero carbon emissions?
Achieving net zero carbon emissions on-farm was one of the hot topics debated at the Oxford Real Farming Conference on 8 January. Panellists from the House of Commons, Chatham House, NFU, Green Alliance UK and the Nature Friendly Farming Network debated...
15 January 2020
NFU Says Livestock Competition Rule Unlikely to Provide Needed Protections to Farmers
US - More than two years after failing to finalise a set of rules to protect American family farmers and ranchers from anticompetitive and abusive business practices from the increasingly consolidated meatpacking and processing industries, the US Department...
13 January 2020
US Hopes for Progress on Pork, Beef Imports in Tsai 2nd Term
TAIWAN - James Moriarty, chairman of the Board of Trustees of the American Institute in Taiwan (AIT), told reporters on 11 January that "the US hopes for progress" on US pork and beef imports to Taiwan during President Tsai Ing-wen’s second term in...
08 January 2020
NFU Urges Govt to be Global Leader of Climate-friendly Food
UK - NFU President Minette Batters will today urge the Government to commit to introducing a food standards commission that scrutinises future trade deals and safeguards British farming’s place as a global leader in climate-friendly food....
24 December 2019
NFU Meets with MPs, Urges Them to Support British Farming's High Standards
UK - NFU President Minette Batters has urged MPs to recognise the importance of Britain’s high farming standards and ensure they are not sacrificed by the UK’s future trade policy, as the NFU held one of its first receptions for politicians after...
23 December 2019
House Approves USMCA; USMEF Welcomes Legislation
US - On 19 December, the US House of Representatives approved implementing legislation for the US-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA)....
20 December 2019
Morocco Allows Imports of Russian Beef to Market
MOROCCO - Rabat and Moscow have concluded an agreement that will allow Russian companies to export beef to the Moroccan market....
19 December 2019
Ag Bill a Necessity, Must Provide Launch Pad to Future Policy Development
SCOTLAND, UK - In evidence to the Rural Economy and Connectivity (REC) Committee in Scottish Parliament yesterday (18 December), NFUS said a bill that allows continuity of CAP payments is a necessity but must provide a launch pad to driving forward future...
18 December 2019
HC Questions Legality of Govt Decision to Import Beef
BANGLADESH - The High Court today questioned the legality of the government's decision to import cattle meat from abroad in spite of its surplus production in the country....
US, China Reach Phase One Trade Agreement; 'US Industry Excited'
US - On Friday (13 December), the Office of the US Trade Representative (USTR) announced that the US and China have reached an historic and enforceable agreement on a Phase One trade deal that requires structural reforms and other changes to China’s...
IFA: Invitation to Retailers Welcome, but Urgent Beef Taskforce Meeting Needed
IRELAND - IFA President Joe Healy has welcomed the fact that retailers have now been invited to attend the next meeting of the Beef Market Taskforce scheduled for 9 January, and that a number of retailers have confirmed they will attend....
17 December 2019
IFA Urges Minister to Call Emergency Meeting of Beef Taskforce
IRELAND - On Saturday (15 December), IFA President Joe Healy said Minister Creed must call an urgent meeting of the Beef Market Taskforce - including the five major retailers - or farmer anger will boil over....
New Livestock Regulations to Boost Trade on Global Stage
KENYA - The new livestock regulations being formulated have been lauded as crucial to opening Kenya to the international market....
16 December 2019
NFU Urges Govt to Ensure Sustainable, Ambitious Future for British Food Production
UK - In response to the General Election result, NFU President Minette Batters said that the NFU intends to start working with the new government and parliament straight away to ensure all areas of Westminster and Whitehall understand and value the importance...
13 December 2019
NFU Board Backs Amended USMCA
US - In a closely divided vote, the National Farmers Union (NFU) Board of Directors opted to support an amended US-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) released earlier this week....
IFA: Minister Must Call in Processors, Retailers on Beef Price
IRELAND - Following a meeting with the Minister for Agriculture Michael Creed yesterday, IFA President Joe Healy said the Minister has to immediately call in the processors and retailers and tell them that the beef price to farmers has to improve....
12 December 2019
Japan Farm Minister Stresses Safety of Wagyu Beef
JAPAN - Agriculture minister Taku Eto stressed the safety of wagyu beef during a visit with Beijing’s top diplomat in Japan to a cutting-edge meat-processing plant with stringent hygiene controls on Wednesday, as Tokyo hopes to resume exports of the...
09 December 2019
IFA Campaign for Higher Beef Prices Continues with Blockade at Tesco
IRELAND - IFA this morning blockaded the Tesco central distribution centre in Donabate, Co Dublin as part of the ongoing farmer campaign for an increase in beef prices....
EU Not Ready to Import Nhabe Beef
BOTSWANA - The European Union's (EU) Head of Cooperation, Mr Federico Berna says EU markets are not ready to import beef from the Ngamiland region....
06 December 2019
IFA Campaign for Beef Price Increase Continues with Blockade in Cork
IRELAND - IFA has stepped up its campaign for an increase in the price of beef by blockading the Lidl distribution centre in Charleville, Co Cork this morning....
04 December 2019
IFA President Makes Price Increase Priority at Beef Task Force
IRELAND - The IFA President Joe Healy said IFA made an immediate and significant cattle price increase the priority issue at the Beef Task Force meeting in Dublin yesterday....
03 December 2019
New EU Commission Must Back Agriculture, IFA Says
EU - Speaking as the new EU Commission took up office, IFA President Joe Healy said this Commission will preside over some of the most important decisions in the history of the EU....
28 November 2019
IFA Says Ag Minister Cannot Allow Beef Sector to be Held to Ransom
IRELAND - IFA President Joe Healy said that Larry Goodman’s ABP group and the unwillingness of the Minister to take charge of the situation has resulted in farmer frustration boiling over, referring to Mr Goodman's behaviour as "petty"....
 
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