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25 February 2020
British farm standards must be benchmark in future trade deals, says NFU President
NFU President Minette Batters will today challenge the Government to show global leadership on international trade and insist that British farm standards are the benchmark for any food imports in future trade deals....
24 February 2020
Brazil reports that the US will allow fresh imports of Brazilian beef
On Friday, Brazil’s Agriculture Minister announced that the United States reopened its market for fresh Brazilian beef exports with immediate effect....
NFU USA advocates for a publicly accessible and transparent process for future trade deal assistance
After reports that recent trade deals may have a more modest impact on agricultural exports than initially thought, President Trump tweeted that, "aid will be provided by the federal government," if necessary. ...
20 February 2020
Hawaii announces new rules that protect farm animals transported by sea
After the deaths of 21 pregnant cows on a barge travelling from Oahu to Kauai, the Hawaii Department of Agriculture (HDOA) formally commits to new welfare regulations. ...
Canada's House of Commons expected to approve USMCA by Easter
The Vice President of the Canadian Global Affairs Institute is confident the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement will be approved by the House of Commons by Easter....
19 February 2020
Results are in on Alberta’s farmer-led research
The Provincial Government of Alberta spent January consulting with Alberta’s farmers about the role research plays in the agriculture sector. ...
NFU USA recommends improvements to maximise environment benefits of EQIP
As the USDA continues to implement the 2018 Farm Bill, the NFU urges the agency to strengthen the conservation programme to better support farmers. ...
UK enacts new visa policy, NFU reacts
UK Government announces changes to the Seasonal Workers Pilot scheme, recruiting 10,000 seasonal workers to boost the agriculture sector during the busies months. ...
18 February 2020
US milk industry merger nears completion with a $425 million agreement
Dairy Farmers of America will acquire the assets of bankrupt milk processing firm Dean Foods if regulators get on board....
14 February 2020
Brazil moves FMD vaccination campaign forward to March
Brazil’s Secretary of Agriculture announces that the state government for Rio Grande do Sul will move the foot-and-mouth vaccine campaign forward from May to the first half of March....
UK National Farmers Union welcomes new Defra secretary
New Defra Secretary of State urged to seize the opportunities for British farming. ...
13 February 2020
UK Environment Secretary out amid cabinet reshuffle
Theresa Villiers, head of the Department of Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) has been removed from her post amid a cabinet reshuffle....
Fear of BSE keeps EU food standards high
Memories of the 1990s mad cow disease crisis means the EU will likely reject US demands for relaxing strict food safety rules, even with President Trump threatening tariffs on cars if EU countries don't begin imports of more US farm products. ...
12 February 2020
UK Agriculture Bill should restrict lower animal welfare imports, urges RSPCA
Supporting UK farmers to reach higher welfare standards is very welcome but not enough....
11 February 2020
President’s Budget Shortchanges Farm Programmes for Fourth Year in a Row
US - President Donald Trump yesterday released his proposed spending for fiscal year 2021. The $4.8 trillion budget would cut both mandatory and discretionary funding for the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) and other federal agencies while boosting...
Improved Countryside Stewardship Scheme Opens for 2021 Agreements
The application window for the Countryside Stewardship (CS) scheme has opened today, providing the chance for more farmers and land managers to get ready for the future and be paid for environmental work....
07 February 2020
Farmers, Crofters Need to be Given Tools to Succeed, Says NFUS President
SCOTLAND, UK - Speaking at NFU Scotland’s Conference, President Andrew McCornick has called on legislators and policy makers to deliver for Scottish agriculture as Brexit enters its final stage...
04 February 2020
Mongolia, India to Implement Joint Dairy Development Programme
MONGOLIA - Minister of Food, Agriculture and Light Industry Ch.Ulaan received Ambassador of India to Mongolia M.P.Singh on 3 February....
USDA Issues Third and Final Round of Trade Assistance
US National Farmers Union lobbies for long-term solutions for the farm economy's woes. ...
UK Agriculture Bill Moves Closer to Implementation
After a second reading in the House of Commons, legislation that could transform British farming moves a step forward. ...
03 February 2020
Brexit Day Signals Fresh Lobbying Impetus
SCOTLAND, UK - Following three and a half years of political stagnation, the UK finally left the European Union at 11pm on Friday, 31 January....
31 January 2020
Verified Grass Fed Standard Must Deliver for Farmers, Says IFA
IRELAND - IFA National Dairy Committee Chairman Tom Phelan said that the 'Grass Fed standard' developed by Bord Bia should only be considered by processors for certain products, if it’s guaranteed to deliver an extra margin in a particular market place....
How UK Conservatives are protecting the farming sector after Brexit
In this podcast, ffinlo Costain sits down with Sam Hall, the Director of the Conservative Environment Network (CEN), to discuss the network’s plans for the UK’s food production, agricultural land use and the environmental opportunities arising from...
30 January 2020
USMCA Nears Completion with US President's Signature
US - During a ceremony held yesterday (29 January) at the White House, President Donald Trump signed the US-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) into law. Though the agreement has already been approved by Mexico, it will not be fully implemented until it is...
Scottish Farmers, Crofters Reminded That CAP Rules Remain in Place After Brexit Day
SCOTLAND, UK - NFU Scotland is reminding members that when the UK leaves the EU this Friday (31 January) the rules, with which they currently comply, will still apply....
29 January 2020
Dairy Industry Digests Plan to Consolidate Governance
AUSTRALIA - As a major restructure looms for the Australian dairy industry, some state-based advocacy organisations are concerned the proposal misses the mark....
US Beef Industry Sustainability Framework Recognises JBS USA's Supply Chain Stewardship
JBS USA becomes first beef company to achieve recognition for supply chains stewardship and sustainability. ...
NFU to Lead Rally in Effort to Back Future of British Farming
UK - Hundreds of farmers from across the country will gather in London in March to join the NFU in a rallying call to Government, urging them to commit that future UK trade policy will not allow imports of food produced to standards that would be illegal...
 
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