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New EU ‘trade enforcement officer’ might be ‘game-changer’ on Mercosur

New EU ‘trade enforcement officer’ might be ‘game-changer’ on Mercosur

The president of the Irish Creamery Milk Suppliers’ Association (ICMSA), has said the very first item the newly appointed EU Chief Trade...

July 27, 2020

European farmworker employers reminded of settled status deadline

European farmworker employers reminded of settled status deadline

With just one year to go before the UK Government’s Settled Status Scheme closes, farmers employ seasonal and permanent workers...

July 13, 2020

Future of EU-UK trade deal remains unclear

Future of EU-UK trade deal remains unclear

The future of trade deal negotiations between the UK and the EU remains unclear, with the UK’s chief negotiator writing...

May 26, 2020

EU-UK negotiations set to kick-off next month

EU-UK negotiations set to kick-off next month

It is expected that the first formal meeting between EU and UK free-trade deal negotiators will take place early next...

February 27, 2020

EU 27 agree to UK request for Brexit ‘flextension’

EU 27 agree to UK request for Brexit ‘flextension’

The 27 EU member states have agreed to a request from the UK for a further extension to Brexit departure...

October 29, 2019

‘As far as the people of this area are concerned the DUP is not interested’

‘As far as the people of this area are concerned the DUP is not interested’

Apart from workers here having to apply for certain status [because of Brexit] there is now also the economic viability...

September 1, 2019

EU Commission rejects criticism of EU-US beef agreement

EU Commission rejects criticism of EU-US beef agreement

The European Commission has rejected claims that the agreement between the EU and the US on beef trade is a...

August 12, 2019

EU and US sign agreement on imports of hormone-free beef

EU and US sign agreement on imports of hormone-free beef

The EU and US have signed an agreement reviewing the functioning of an existing quota to import hormone-free beef into...

August 5, 2019

McIntyre: ‘What the big pesticides report should have said’

McIntyre: ‘What the big pesticides report should have said’

The European Parliament’s committee on pesticides has reached the wrong conclusions and disregarded key evidence, a new report concludes. Anthea...

April 13, 2019

Politicians in line of fire at UFU annual dinner

Politicians in line of fire at UFU annual dinner

Ulster Farmers’ Union (UFU) president Ivor Ferguson has derided Northern Ireland’s politicians for allowing the Stormont Executive and Assembly to...

April 9, 2019

Infant formula – what are the prospects?

Infant formula – what are the prospects?

According to the international food marketing and research body Gira, the global infant formula market was estimated at 2.7 billion...

April 7, 2019

Paying for cattle on the basis of meat yield just doesn’t stack up

Paying for cattle on the basis of meat yield just doesn’t stack up

At least one farm stakeholder group in the Republic of Ireland is now calling for cattle to be paid for...

January 1, 2019

European Commission to implement no-deal action plan

European Commission to implement no-deal action plan

With the UK’s EU departure date just over 100 days away, the European Commission has ramped up preparations for a...

December 19, 2018

Beef and sheep farmers need Brexit certainty now

Beef and sheep farmers need Brexit certainty now

Assuming Theresa May gets a Brexit deal across the line with her parliamentary colleagues over the coming weeks, then the...

December 3, 2018

‘Guess what, rural businesses are totally unprepared for Brexit – but can’t blame them’

‘Guess what, rural businesses are totally unprepared for Brexit – but can’t blame them’

So only 20% of rural businesses across the UK are Brexit-proofed. Or, put another way, 80% aren’t. These are astonishing...

December 1, 2018

Is the Brexit deal a case of perfect timing?

Is the Brexit deal a case of perfect timing?

They say that timing is everything in life. And where Theresa May is concerned, the fact that she has left...

November 19, 2018

It’s time to sort out the UK’s post-Brexit farm support budget

It’s time to sort out the UK’s post-Brexit farm support budget

Stakeholder groups can talk about the post-Brexit support policies required by the farming industry until they are blue in the...

November 11, 2018

Could Brexit be an opportunity for UK GM advancements?

Could Brexit be an opportunity for UK GM advancements?

As is always the case, UK farmers are being encouraged to do everything in their power to control input costs...

November 10, 2018