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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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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.

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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.

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‘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

French retail chief criticises Macron’s food price rise plan

Michel-Edouard Leclerc, the head of France’s E.Leclerc supermarket chain, has warned both the government and the country’s producers that there is currently “no mechanism” to enable the retail end of the food chain to pass price increases on non-farm items back to the agricultural community.

Traceability & Supply Chain Farm Incomes

NZ agriculture minister vows not to 'take advantage' of Brexit

New Zealand’s farm minister, Damien O’Connor, has promised not to “take advantage” of the situation around Brexit in his country’s pursuit of new trade deals with both the EU and the UK.

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New Zealand agriculture minister pledges not to "take advantage" of Brexit

New Zealand’s farm minister, Damien O’Connor, has promised not to “take advantage” of the situation around Brexit in his country’s pursuit of new trade deals with both the EU and the UK.

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