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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"....
26 November 2019
IFA Hands in Letters of Protest Over Beef Price, Breaches of Sector Agreement
IRELAND - IFA President Joe Healy and members of the National Council of the IFA handed in letters of protest to Meat Industry Ireland and the Minister for Agriculture Michael Creed yesterday over the failure of meat factories to increase beef prices...
ASA Ruling Following NFUS Complaint Sees Inaccurate Posters Withdrawn
SCOTLAND, UK - Driven by members, NFU Scotland lodged a formal complaint with the Advertising Standards Agency (ASA) in June about a poster campaign in Scotland that erroneously claimed that 'eating animals' contributes more to climate change than transport....
22 November 2019
'Politicking' Holding Back Prosperity, Progress, Says NFUS
SCOTLAND, UK - NFU Scotland’s President Andrew McCornick used the annual AgriScot event, held at Ingliston this week (20 November 2019) to demand that progress replaces political stagnation and uncertainty....
15 November 2019
Rabobank Protein Outlook 2020: Seeking Opportunities in an Uncertain World
RaboResearch Food & Agribusiness published its annual global animal protein outlook. In general, African swine fever (ASF) overwhelms the outlook for 2020 – as it has done during 2019 – and will pull down overall growth, as well as bring uncertainty...
12 November 2019
New Zealand's Zero Carbon Bill a Mixed Bag for Farmers
New Zealand's Zero Carbon Bill is described as "mixed bag" for farmers, according to DairyNZ Chief Executive Dr Tim Mackle. He's urging all political parties to work together to find consensus on a pathway forward....
06 November 2019
Global Food Consumption Growth, Changes in Consumer Preferences
Due to two major developments in the past two decades at a global level - income growth and changes in consumer preferences- food consumption has been growing at a faster pace than world population. ...
16 October 2019
US President Trump Addresses Farmers, Ranchers from Oval Office
US - Working with the National Association of Farm Broadcasting (NAFB), officials from the White House shared remarks from President Donald Trump to US farmers, ranchers, and the agricultural community amid the harvest season....
11 October 2019
The Five Freedoms: A history lesson in animal care and welfare
The Five Freedoms have been the basis of animal welfare since the 1960s. Learn about what they are and why they have endured, writes Melissa Elischer, Michigan State University Extension...
26 September 2019
US and Japan Agree to Trade Deal
ANALYSIS - US farmers and ranchers can sleep a little better tonight. The US-Japan Trade Agreement was signed on Wednesday by US President Donald Trump and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe in New York. ...
25 September 2019
Ireland Must Brexit-Proof Budget to Support Irish Farmers
The Irish Farmer's Association (IFA) is meeting with Ireland's parliament members today as part of their campaign to secure Government commitments in the October budget that will support farmers, given the immediate threats and long-term challenges facing...
18 September 2019
NFU Presidents Demand Meeting with Farming Minister Over Beef Crisis
UK - NFU and NFU Cymru have asked Farming Minister George Eustice for an urgent meeting to discuss the worsening crisis in the UK beef market....
17 September 2019
IFA Advises Farmers to Apply for BEAM as Minister Extends Deadline
IRELAND - IFA Livestock Chairman Angus Woods has welcomed the extension of the Beef Exceptional Aid Measure (BEAM) scheme deadline to 5pm on Friday. He said IFA requested this extension from Minister Creed last week....
16 September 2019
Farmer Unity Important in Achieving Outcome in Beef Talks
IRELAND - IFA President Joe Healy said that after a difficult weekend of negotiations, a realistic and deliverable agreement has been reached, and will be recommended by all organisations....
IFA: As Beef Talks Resume, Time for Posturing, Grandstanding to Stop
IRELAND - Last week, IFA President Joe Healy welcomed the recommencement of beef talks which took place on Saturday morning. He said it was time to stop the grandstanding and the posturing, and to get down to real talks....
12 September 2019
USMEF Arranges Meeting Between Montana Senator, Chinese Retailers
CHINA - USMEF facilitated a roundtable meeting between US Sen. Steve Daines (R-Montana) and representatives from China’s imported beef distribution and retail sector during the legislator’s recent visit to Beijing....
IFA Urges Ag Minister to Get Tough with Factories
IRELAND - IFA President Joe Healy said it is time for the Minister for Agriculture Michael Creed to tell the meat barons to stop posturing and come forward with proposals to resolve the current impasse in the beef sector....
11 September 2019
IFA: Trade Role for EU Commissioner Vital in Context of Brexit Threat
IRELAND - IFA President Joe Healy said the appointment of Phil Hogan as EU Trade Commissioner comes at a critical time for the farming and food sectors in Ireland....
SA Starts Exporting Beef to China
CHINA - South Africa has begun exporting beef to China after the ban following the outbreak of foot-and-mouth disease (FMD) early this year was lifted, as reported by the Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (DAFF) yesterday....
10 September 2019
Union Board Calls on Administration to Strengthen Ag Markets
US - In a pair of unanimously approved resolutions, the National Farmers Union (NFU) Board of Directors called on the administration and Congress to address mounting financial difficulties that have been exacerbated by recent policy decisions. ...
09 September 2019
Balochistan Govt Upgrading Dairy, Livestock Sectors
PAKISTAN - The Balochistan government has chalked out a comprehensive plan to upgrade the dairy and livestock sectors to exploit their full potential and generate economic activities across the province....
Weather Delays, Brexit Uncertainty Continue to Disrupt Scotland’s Harvest
SCOTLAND, UK - For many Scottish growers, a week of continuous rain has brought harvest to a halt and the volume of rain makes accessing fields with heavy harvesting equipment challenging....
06 September 2019
NFUS Meets PM on Aberdeenshire Farm
SCOTLAND, UK - On a visit to an Aberdeenshire farm, the Prime Minister Boris Johnson has confirmed that the UK Government will accept the funding recommendations of the Bew Review into intra-UK agricultural funding. ...
 
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