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16 August 2019
IFA Encourages Farmers to Apply for New €100m BEAM Scheme
IRELAND - IFA National Livestock Chairman Angus Woods has strongly encouraged all eligible beef and suckler farmers to apply for the new €100m BEAM scheme (Beef Exceptional Aid Measure)....
15 August 2019
Union Calls for Greater Origin Labelling on Processed Beef
SCOTLAND, UK - In a letter to the Defra Minister George Eustice, NFU Scotland has made it clear that shoppers must have the ability to identify where the beef they are buying comes from, whether fresh or processed. ...
13 August 2019
Talks Make Some Progress on Issues for Beef Farmers
IRELAND - The beef talks in Backweston have concluded after more than 12 hours of discussions between the various parties....
12 August 2019
IFA President Urges Retailers to Attend Beef Talks
EU - IFA President Joe Healy has said that retailers and the EU Commission must be included in the talks that the Minister for Agriculture Michael Creed has convened for today (12 August)....
09 August 2019
Illegal Cattle Markets Sprouting in Sylhet Ahead of Eid-ul-Azha
BANGLADESH - With Eid-ul-Azha approaching fast, illegal cattle markets are being set up in various areas across Sylhet sadar upazila....
IFA Urges Green Party to Support Beef, Dairy Sectors
IRELAND - Thomas Cooney, IFA Environment Chairman has rejected Green Party calls for less of Ireland’s sustainable dairy and beef produce, as a solution to the climate challenge....
Scottish Farming’s Success Story on Tackling Climate Change Lost in Global Report
SCOTLAND, UK - Scottish farming’s responsible approach to tackling climate change is being lost in the headlines generated by the latest report into Climate Change and Land Use from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). ...
08 August 2019
IFA Says Move Made by Meat Industry Ill-advised, Counterproductive
IRELAND - IFA President Joe Healy has described the move by Meat Industry Ireland to take legal action as heavy-handed, ill-advised and counterproductive in terms of finding a solution to the very serious issues affecting beef farmers....
07 August 2019
US-EU Beef Agreement Provides More Reliable, Consistent Access to EU Market, Says USMEF
US - On 2 August, at the White House, US Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer signed an agreement granting the United States a country-specific share of the European Union’s duty-free high-quality beef quota. ...
06 August 2019
EU Agriculture Not Viable for Future
EU - The current reform proposals of the EU Commission on the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) are unlikely to improve environmental protection, say researchers led by the German Centre for Integrative Biodiversity Research (iDiv), the Helmholtz Centre...
EU-US Beef Deal Worries Austrian Farmers
AUSTRIA - Austrian cattle farmers are concerned that the recently-announced beef deal between the European Union (EU) and the United States could impact their livelihoods, according to an industry interest group....
05 August 2019
MCI to Allow Free Cattle Markets in Capital
PAKISTAN - After getting a low bid in two consecutive attempts as compared to last year, the Mayor of Islamabad Shaikh Anser Aziz has principally approved to allow ‘free cattle markets’ in the capital city....
EU, US Sign Agreement on Imports of Hormone-free Beef
EU - On Saturday (3 August), the EU and the US, represented respectively by Stavros Lambrinidis, EU Ambassador to the United States and Jani Raappana, Deputy Head of Mission, for the Finnish Presidency of the Council of the EU, and Robert Lighthizer,...
02 August 2019
IFA Says Ag Minister's Appeal for Agri Sector to 'Make Sure You are Ready for Brexit' is Bizarre
IRELAND - IFA President Joe Healy has described the appeal by the Minister for Agriculture, Michael Creed to the Agri-Food sector to make sure it is ready for Brexit as "bizarre"....
01 August 2019
SA Resumes Beef Exports to China
CHINA - South Africa has resumed beef exports to China after the latter lifted a ban that was imposed after an outbreak of Foot and Mouth Disease (FMD) in January....
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....
 
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