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Colin Ley

Colin Ley is a freelance journalist and agricultural communications professional who writes for IEG Policy on a range of topics, specialising notably in French agriculture and agri-politics.

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Interview: Brexit could be a catalyst for change in UK livestock sector

There is no way that UK livestock farmers will be asked to face an overnight New Zealand-style switch to no direct subsidies at the end of 2022, according to Edinburgh-based agribusiness consultant Tim Byrne, who argues that Britain’s commitment to environmental issues rules out such a change.

Sheep & Goats Cattle & Beef

Interview: “Don’t expect a sudden subsidy switch post-Brexit”

There is no way that UK farmers will be asked to face an overnight New Zealand-style switch to no direct subsidies at the end of 2022, according to Edinburgh-based agribusiness consultant Tim Byrne, who argues that Britain’s commitment to environmental issues rules out such a change.

European Agricultural Policy Agribusiness

Europe and Asia combine to boost Canadian wood pellet exports

Canada’s wood pellet producers are enjoying strong sales growth in Europe and Asia with domestic output set to be further increased this year to enable exporters to keep pace with rising global demand.

US Agricultural Policy European Agricultural Policy

Brazilian livestock sector set to benefit from investment in corn ethanol production

A recently announced upgrade to a Brazilian corn-based ethanol plant could not only launch the country’s renewable energy sector into a new phase but also provide additional benefits for the livestock sector and animal feed exporters, according to a leading US agribusiness executive.

Agribusiness Biofuels

Brazil heading for massive corn ethanol and animal feed expansion

Brazil’s renewable energy sector is currently dominated by sugarcane-based ethanol production. But with a recently announced upgrade to the country’s first corn ethanol plant, coupled with the government’s renewable energy ambitions, the industry has entered a new phase.

Biofuels Corn

‘Norwegian Model’ creates stable farm prices - but UK is ‘unlikely’ to follow it post-Brexit

Norway’s farm trading relationship with the EU could work for the UK but only if the British government is willing to regulate farm prices post-Brexit and encourage the country’s producers to increase their share of the home market at the expense of export earnings.

European Agricultural Policy Brexit
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