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01 August 2019
IFA Urges End to Beef Import Scandal; EU Beef Prices Being Damaged
EU - IFA’s National Council and Livestock Committee members yesterday held a protest at the EU Food & Veterinary Offices, in Grange, Co. Meath....
31 July 2019
Zimbabwe Receives $11m Boost for Beef, Dairy
ZIMBABWE - More than 7,000 smallholder beef and dairy farmers are benefiting from a US$11 million five-year USAID-funded programme which is targeting to boost milk yields and improve livelihoods....
Union Welcome for Wide Ranging Report into Future of Scottish Agriculture
SCOTLAND, UK - NFU Scotland has welcomed the findings of a wide-ranging inquiry into the future of Scottish agriculture, published this morning (31 July). ...
30 July 2019
IFA Calls for More Funding, Support for Beef Sector in Crisis
IRELAND - IFA President Joe Healy yesterday said that given the increasing threat of a no-deal Brexit, substantially more EU and Government funding and supports will be needed for the beef sector....
29 July 2019
IFA Urges Ag Minister to Reject Flawed Policy to Cut Suckler Herd
IRELAND - IFA National Livestock Chairman Angus Woods has described proposals to cut the national suckler cow herd from the Climate Change Advisory Council (CCAC) as, "unacceptable, lazy and flawed"....
26 July 2019
Feed Potatoes Get Timely Boost
SCOTLAND, UK - NFU Scotland has welcomed the decision by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) to lift the ban on feeding crop treated with maleic hydrazide (MH) to livestock....
Union Welcomes Early Loan Scheme Announcement Amid Ongoing Brexit Uncertainty
SCOTLAND, UK - NFU Scotland has welcomed the early announcement that the National Basic Payment Support Scheme (NBPSS) will operate again this year, providing vital financial support for Scottish farmers and crofters at a time of great uncertainty....
25 July 2019
Suckler Cow Cut Proposal Based on Flawed Logic, IFA Says
IRELAND - IFA President Joe Healy has described proposals in the recently published Climate Advisory Council (CAC) report to significantly reduce the national suckler herd, as being based on the flawed logic of looking at emissions from food production...
24 July 2019
IFA Reacts to Ag Minister's Launch of Renewed TB Strategy
IRELAND - IFA Animal Health Chairman Pat Farrell said IFA National Council have strongly rejected proposals by the TB forum to increase TB controls and costs on farms while refusing to address the shortcomings in the current compensation schemes....
Focus Must Turn to Securing Best Possible Brexit Deal
SCOTLAND, UK - Following the announcement of Boris Johnson as the new Prime Minister, NFU Scotland has called on all parties to focus on the urgent matter in hand of securing the best possible outcome in the interests of Scottish agriculture in what will...
23 July 2019
Farming Unions: Measures Needed to Address Current Beef Price Crisis
UK - The Presidents of the four UK farming unions met at the 100th Royal Welsh Show at Llanelwedd, in Wales, to call for urgent and collaborative action across the whole supply chain to support farmers affected by the ongoing beef price crisis....
Livestock Producers Receive Tax Relief for 2019
CANADA - The Government of Canada yesterday released an initial list of designated regions in British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba and Quebec where livestock tax deferral has been authorized for 2019 due to extreme weather conditions....
19 July 2019
NIFA, ERS Relocation Detrimental to Researchers, Family Farmers, and Consumers
US - The US Department of Agriculture's (USDA) relocation of two major research agencies is "misguided" and "detrimental to family farmers and ranchers and rural communities", according to the nation’s oldest general farm organisation....
IFA Calls for Urgent Measures to Address EU Brexit Beef Crisis
IRELAND - IFA President Joe Healy said the EU Commission must act now on the EU Brexit beef crisis, stop substandard beef imports into Europe and also make the €1bn available immediately for direct aid and market supports....
18 July 2019
Uganda to Issue 'Birth Certificates' for Cattle: Minister
UGANDA - The Ugandan government has announced plans to register all farmers and their cattle, including issuing "birth certificates" for the animals, so it can trace their products....
New Study Provides Insight into Brexit Impacts for Beef, Lamb Sectors
UK - A new report released today (18 July) reveals the full extent of Brexit’s potential implications for British beef and lamb supply chains....
17 July 2019
Bangladesh to Stop Cattle from India
BANGLADESH - The government has decided to halt smuggling of cattle from India to ensure fair price for local farmers and traders during the Eid-ul-Azha....
Govt To Compensate Farmers Who Lost Cattle to Theileriosis
ZIMBABWE - The government has undertaken to compensate all farmers in Mashonaland East province who lost their cattle to Theileriosis also known as January disease....
16 July 2019
Israeli Ministry Blocks Imports of Palestinian Dairy, Meat Products
PALESTINIAN TERRITORY - As of 1 August, Israeli Authorities will prohibit the export of Palestinian meat and dairy products into East Jerusalem, a decision passed on 1 July this year. ...
15 July 2019
Urgent Changes Needed in Minister's Proposed €100m Beef Scheme, Says IFA
IRELAND - IFA President Joe Healy said urgent changes are needed to the details of the €100m scheme proposed by Minister Creed last week. IFA set out six principles for the distribution of the fund and the scheme should fully reflect these....
12 July 2019
Govt Investing in Future of Canadian Beef
CANADA - This week, Marie-Claude Bibeau, Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, attended the Calgary Stampede where she announced an investment of $8.3 million for six projects that will help support Canada’s world-class beef industry. ...
IFA Welcomes Dail Vote, Says Opposition to Mercosur Deal Growing Across Europe
EU - IFA President Joe Healy welcomed yesterday's Dail vote rejecting the EU Commission Mercosur deal. He said the Dail vote sends a very strong message to the Taoiseach and the Government that Ireland must reject this deal....
11 July 2019
Farmer Costs in TB Programme Up 15% as Forum Proposes Additional Controls, Costs for Farmers
IRELAND - IFA Animal Health Chairman, Pat Farrell said the TB Forum established by the Minister for Agriculture, Michael Creed has failed to deliver on the key objective of addressing stakeholder issues....
10 July 2019
Chinese, German Scientists Collaborate to Cut Livestock Emissions
CHINA - Chinese and German scientists are working together to further reduce greenhouse gas emissions from raising livestock, China Daily reported Tuesday....
Govt Likely to Lose Dail Vote on Mercosur
EU - Following an IFA lobby day of TDs & Senators on the sell-out EU Mercosur trade deal, and last night’s debate in the Dáil, IFA President Joe Healy said Fianna Fail has confirmed that they will vote against the Government on a Sinn Fein motion re...
09 July 2019
IFA Set to Intensify Opposition to Mercosur Deal
EU - IFA will be intensifying its campaign against the Mercosur trade deal this week....
Azerbaijan to Increase Control Over Food Safety of Meat, Dairy Products
AZERBAIJAN - Azerbaijan will strengthen the system of food safety control over the production and import of meat and dairy products, Chairman of Azerbaijan's Food Safety Agency Goshgar Tahmazli told reporters, Trend reports....
NFU Urges Additional Improvements to USMCA
US - As Congressional leadership and the Trump administration work towards a compromise on the US-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA), the country’s oldest general farm organisation is urging additional improvements to the deal that could help to reduce...
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