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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. ...
05 September 2019
Govt Supports Increased Dairy Processing at La Maison d’affinage Maurice Dufour
CANADA - Today the Honourable Marie-Claude Bibeau, Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, announced an investment of $264,000 in support of dairy processor La Maison d’affinage Maurice Dufour....
Farmers Encouraged to Avail of Deadline Extension for BEAM Scheme
IRELAND - IFA National Livestock Chairman Angus Woods said following a request from the IFA, the Minister for Agriculture Michael Creed has made a necessary extension to the closing date for the BEAM scheme, to Sunday (15 September)....
Long Running Union Campaign Finally Secures Deal on £160m for Scottish Farmers, Crofters
SCOTLAND, UK - A long running Union campaign has finally seen a flawed decision on agricultural funding addressed....
03 September 2019
IFA Calls for Govt Commission of Investigation into Beef Sector
IRELAND - IFA President Joe Healy has called on the Minister for Agriculture Michael Creed to establish a statutory Commission of Investigation into the beef sector to establish processor and retailer margins along the supply chain....
Crucial Role of Non-UK Labour in Scottish Food, Farming
SCOTLAND, UK - A key goal of NFU Scotland is to ensure continued access to non-UK workers, both permanent and temporary, post-Brexit....
02 September 2019
Govt Invests in Research for Dairy Sector
CANADA - Last week, the Honourable Wayne Easter, Member of Parliament for Malpeque, and Sean Casey, Member of Parliament for Charlottetown, on behalf of the Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food Marie-Claude Bibeau, announced an investment of over $1.3...
Ag Minister Urged to Get Meat Factories to Come Forward with Real Proposals
IRELAND - Following Friday's events where farmers were hauled before the courts by meat factories, IFA President Joe Healy said the Minister for Agriculture Michael Creed should stop telling the farm organisations what to do and instead instruct the meat...
30 August 2019
China's Tariff Rate Adjustment for Australian Beef Not Trade Remedy Measure: MOC
CHINA - China's tariff rate adjustment for Australian beef imports is essentially different from the World Trade Organisation's stipulation of trade remedy measures in the general sense, the Ministry of Commerce has said in a statement....
Jail Threats by Meat Plants to be Fully Resisted by IFA
IRELAND - IFA President Joe Healy said the threat of jailing genuine farmers for protesting outside factories would be fully resisted by IFA....
29 August 2019
Service Investigation Initiated Following Mass Infection of Cattle
KAZAKHSTAN - Service investigation has been initiated following mass infection of cattle with unknown disease in the North Kazakhstan region....
28 August 2019
CME: US-Japan Agreement to Lend Itself to More Favorable Access on Ag Front
US - Trade once again splashed the headlines last weekend. The US and Japan agreed in principle to key pieces of a trade deal which is expected to boost agriculture exports to Japan. Japan purchases about $14 billion in US agricultural products and this...
Dairy Industry Restructuring Act Passes First Reading at Parliament
NEW ZEALAND - The Dairy Industry Restructuring Act, or DIRA Bill, has narrowly passed its first reading at Parliament, 63 votes to 57....
IFA Opposes Court Order by Meat Factories Looking to Jail Farmers
IRELAND - IFA understood that meat factories would seek to obtain attachment and committal order in the High Court against farmers who protested at meat plants....
NFUS Urges UK Govt to Urgently Review Stance on Tariffs
SCOTLAND, UK - The UK Government has been urged to scrap its proposed tariff schedule and pursue a post-Brexit approach to international trade that acts in the best interests of Scottish food and farming....
27 August 2019
Govt Supports Increased Dairy Processing at Fromabitibi Inc
CANADA - Yesterday, the Honourable Marie-Claude Bibeau, announced an investment of $81,628 in support of dairy processor Fromabitibi Inc....
Govt Moots Command Dairy
ZIMBABWE - The Government has asked dairy farmers in the country to submit a proposal to be incorporated into the Command Dairy programme in an endeavour to increase milk production in the country and reduce the import bill....
Russia Granted Right to Supply Beef to Brazil, Says Ag Watchdog
RUSSIA - Russian producers have been granted the right to supply beef to Brazil, the agricultural watchdog said in a statement on Tuesday....
IFA Says It's Time to Call Off Mercosur Trade Deal as Amazon Burns
EU - IFA National Livestock Chairman Angus Woods has acknowledged the comments by Taoiseach Leo Varadkar that Ireland will block a Mercosur deal because of the burning of the Amazon rainforests, but he criticised the silence of the EU Commission....
Union Urges Scottish Govt to Improve on Beef Scheme
SCOTLAND, UK - NFU Scotland has called on Scottish Government to recognise the crisis in the beef sector by immediately improving the Beef Efficiency Scheme (BES). ...
26 August 2019
IFA Urges All to 'Make Sure to Apply for €100m Beam Scheme' Before Deadline
IRELAND - IFA President Joe Healy has strongly encouraged all eligible beef and suckler farmers to apply for the €100m BEAM (Beef Exceptional Aid Measure) before the closing date of Sun, 8 September....
Favourable Access for US Beef, Pork a Major Win, Says USMEF
US - On Sunday (25 August), President Trump announced an agreement in principle that will greatly improve access for US red meat in Japan – the largest value destination for US pork and beef exports....
NFUS Urges Govt to Deliver Food, Farming Labour Solutions Before Brexit
SCOTLAND, UK - NFU Scotland has called on the Government to make essential decisions affecting the availability of non-UK labour with urgency....
23 August 2019
Govt Supports Quebec Dairy Processors
CANADA - This week, the Honourable Marie-Claude Bibeau, Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food and Richard Hébert, Member of Parliament for Lac-Saint-Jean and Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Small Business and Export Promotion, announced an...
22 August 2019
Govt Supports Increased Dairy Processing at La Ferme Vallée Verte 1912
CANADA - This week, Jean-Claude Poissant, Parliamentary Secretary to the Honourable Marie-Claude Bibeau, Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, announced an investment of $120,950 in support of dairy processor La Ferme Vallée Verte 1912....
 
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