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11 March 2020
UK loses "A" grade in global test of animal welfare leadership
The UK has dropped a grade in the global assessment of countries’ records on animal welfare due to Brexit parliamentary delays which have held up planned laws such as animal sentience and export regulation....
09 March 2020
Report confirms TB strategy retains culling option
UK - The UK government has announced plans for the next stage of its 25-year bovine TB eradication strategy including field trials of a cattle vaccine, plans to vaccinate more badgers against the disease and improved testing to intercept bTB earlier....
Genome editing’s potential to reshape agriculture for a better future
Mention genome editing out loud and many involved in the agricultural industry will twitch in fear while others can foresee the precise benefits it can bring....
Angola receives 75,000 cattle from Chad as part of debt repayment
Official sources announce that Angola will receives a total of 75,000 head of cattle from Chad over the next six years as part of a debt payment from 2017. ...
06 March 2020
Union calls for govt to drop tariff proposals
SCOTLAND, UK - NFU Scotland submitted its response to the UK Government’s consultation on the future of UK tariffs yesterday (Thursday, 5 March), in which it reinforced the message that any compromise on standards for products being imported would have...
05 March 2020
04 March 2020
Gujarat govt seizes 138kg of beef on daily basis
INDIA - The Gujarat state government admitted that on average, 138 kg of beef transported in five vehicles are caught by the police department everyday....
NFUS outlines policy vision for 2021 to 2024
SCOTLAND, UK - Launching its newest policy document for Scottish agriculture, NFU Scotland is crystal clear that change to the current system is a necessity for the industry to adapt to the many challenges it faces....
UK Rural Payments Agency issues update on farm payment schemes
The Rural Payments Agency (RPA) has now paid almost 99 percent of eligible farmers under the Basic Payment Scheme (BPS)....
Safeguarding standards in an uncertain future
Climate-friendly farming will be a huge component of the UK’s free trade posture after Brexit, but lack of government leadership could permanently weaken the agriculture sector....
28 February 2020
US authorities to lift ban on Brazilian beef imports
Last Friday, USDA-FSIS announced that it would lift the ban on imports of Brazilian fresh beef, reports Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division, Inc....
27 February 2020
Flooding, food standards and environmental land management – Defra Minister George Eustice addresses the UK’s NFU Conference
The NFU Conference political session, held on 26 February, gave recently appointed Defra Minister George Eustice an opportunity to share his vision for the future of UK farming. ...
26 February 2020
Irish, UK farmers have common cause on high food standards, says IFA
IFA President Tim Cullinan, who attended the National Farmers Union Conference in Birmingham yesterday, said that it’s clear that Irish and UK farmers have a common cause on high UK food standards and fair competition....
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....
China lifts ban on US beef imports in accordance with phase-one deal
China lifted a 19-year import ban on US beef, giving the US farmers much broader access to China's rising market, which is also in accordance with the agreed phase one trade deal signed in January....
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....
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