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Brian Gardner

Brian is a seasoned agricultural policy analyst who writes for IEG Policy on the CAP and a wide range of other policy issues. He is a former Director and Brussels Correspondent of Agra Europe.

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Do Michael Gove’s ‘green’ Brexit plans have a hollow centre?

A radical redesign of the UK’s agriculture sector, involving abolition of direct income payments and the switching of subsidy payments to support environmental measures, is being planned by the country’s Secretary of State for the Environment Michael Gove.

European Agricultural Policy CAP

Farm commodity outlook will lead to cautious CAP and Farm Bill decisions

Prospects for increased global production, reduced demand and lower prices on world agricultural commodity markets are likely to contribute to a cautious approach to new farm policy measures on both side of the Atlantic. 

CAP Farm Bill

NAFTA collapse could threaten stability in grain and meat markets

If Donald Trump maintains his commitment to abandoning the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), should negotiations on reforming the deal fall flat, it could lead to a major disruption not only of US agricultural trade but also create considerable instability in world agri-food markets. 

United States Mexico

Collapse of NAFTA could threaten stability of global agricultural trade

If Donald Trump maintains his commitment to abandoning the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), should negotiations on reforming the deal fall flat, it could lead to a major disruption not only of US agricultural trade but also create considerable instability in world agri-food markets. 

US Agricultural Policy Trade Agreements

Could 'risk insurance' become a major CAP policy instrument?

Risk insurance has in recent years become a prominent agricultural policy instrument in some of the biggest agricultural producing countries outside Europe. Most notable examples are in the United States and Canada. 

European Agricultural Policy Crop Insurance

Comment: Anti-meat movement arguments on GHG emissions are deeply flawed

Eating meat produced from ruminant grazing animals is a serious threat to the stability of the global environment, according to environmental and animal rights activists.

Cattle & Beef International
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