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It’s time to put the value of the Basic Payment into context

It’s time to put the value of the Basic Payment into context

I am pretty sick and tired of environmental and conservation groups telling us all that we need farm support measures...

November 3, 2018

Farmers ‘happy’ with Roundup despite landmark US verdict

Farmers ‘happy’ with Roundup despite landmark US verdict

A landmark lawsuit in the US linking glyphosate – the key ingredient in Monsanto’s Roundup – to cancer has led to...

August 13, 2018

London remains committed to fundamentally changing farm support in the UK

London remains committed to fundamentally changing farm support in the UK

By all accounts, the UK government remains on track to fundamentally change the nature of the support made available to...

July 22, 2018

Farmers and the National Living Wage…is it possible to keep everyone happy?

Farmers and the National Living Wage…is it possible to keep everyone happy?

There has been a lot of talk this week about the possible impact of increases in the National Living Wage...

July 22, 2018

Britain’s biggest dairy firm warns of ‘dairy dilemma’ post-Brexit

Britain’s biggest dairy firm warns of ‘dairy dilemma’ post-Brexit

Pan-European dairy cooperative Arla Foods says border breakdown could leave UK consumers with less choice and higher prices. Arla Foods...

July 18, 2018

Texels could provide tremendous potential for post-Brexit profitability

Texels could provide tremendous potential for post-Brexit profitability

Sheep farmers are being reminded of the added-value opportunity that exists from using pedigree Texel rams across their flocks beyond...

July 16, 2018

UK proposes free trade relationship in Brexit white paper

UK proposes free trade relationship in Brexit white paper

The Government has published its long-anticipated Brexit white paper earlier today, proposing the establishment of a free trade area for...

July 12, 2018

General welcome for action on unfair trading practices

General welcome for action on unfair trading practices

Italian MEP Paolo De Castro has presented his draft report on the proposed Directive to fight unfair trading practices in...

July 10, 2018

Farming needs Brexit certainty …and it needs it right now

Farming needs Brexit certainty …and it needs it right now

As soon as Theresa May gets the bones of a Brexit deal across the line with her ministerial colleagues, then...

July 8, 2018

Copa-Cogeca celebrates International Co-operatives Day in Brussels

Copa-Cogeca celebrates International Co-operatives Day in Brussels

Together with EU Farm Commissioner Phil Hogan and MEPs, the European farm co-operative organisation Copa-Cogeca are celebrating he United Nations’ International...

July 7, 2018

Rothamsted draws down EU research funding

Rothamsted draws down EU research funding

Rothamsted Research has drawn down European Union (EU) funding, which will kick-start a new programme of agricultural innovation at the...

July 5, 2018

Copa and Cogeca says ‘smart farming’ offers ways to save on water resources

Copa and Cogeca says ‘smart farming’ offers ways to save on water resources

Copa and Cogeca has underlined the great strides that European farmers and cooperatives have made in improving the quality of...

July 5, 2018

Calls to revitalise EU sheep sector or risk facing a ‘rural exodus’

Calls to revitalise EU sheep sector or risk facing a ‘rural exodus’

Copa and Cogeca, the combined umbrella grouping that represents the views of farmers within the European Union (EU), has drawn...

July 1, 2018

EU report to tackle unfair trading practices in the food chain

EU report to tackle unfair trading practices in the food chain

Copa and Cogeca is supporting the European Parliament’s draft report on the EU Commission’s plan to fight unfair trading practices...

July 1, 2018

More than 1,600 EU vets so far respond to second RCVS Brexit survey

More than 1,600 EU vets so far respond to second RCVS Brexit survey

Over 1,600 EU-qualified veterinary surgeons and veterinary nurses have already responded to a second survey by the Royal College of...

June 29, 2018

Northern Ireland could continue getting EU funding post-Brexit

Northern Ireland could continue getting EU funding post-Brexit

Northern Ireland should continue getting EU regional funds post-2020, when the Brexit transition period ends, the Regional Development Committee stated...

June 20, 2018

Biosecurity: Big issues facing post-Brexit disease control

Biosecurity: Big issues facing post-Brexit disease control

Brexit could be an opportunity to bolster the UK’s biosecurity efforts – but much could be at stake if the...

May 8, 2018

Confusion risks NI being shoehorned into English farm policies

Confusion risks NI being shoehorned into English farm policies

Northern Ireland risks seeing major agricultural policies designed with rural England in mind shoe-horned into its post-Brexit legislation, Queen’s University...

May 1, 2018