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Scottish farmers call for clearer origin labelling on processed beef

Scotland’s National Union of Farmers (NFU) has called on the UK government to introduce clear origin labelling for processed beef.

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UK farmers rush to sell wheat and barley before Brexit deadline

British farmers are trying to sell off their large barley and wheat harvests before October 31 to avoid the potential market chaos of a no-deal Brexit.

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Brexit scheme for Irish beef farmers open to applications

Irish beef farmers can now apply for funding to help them cope with the impact of Brexit, which is already putting downward pressure on the prices for their products.

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Mercosur and EFTA may announce conclusion of FTA this week

The European Free Trade Association (EFTA) may announce an agreement with the Mercosur countries later this week.

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EU rice tariffs hurt Cambodian farmers, federation says

EU duties have caused a sharp decline in Cambodia’s rice exports to the bloc, which has been “acutely felt” by almost 500,000 farming families, the country’s rice sector has claimed.

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Phil Hogan slams Boris Johnson on backstop and Brexit

In a sharp rebuttal of UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s criticism, EU Agriculture Commissioner Phil Hogan said the EU “will not buckle” on his demand to remove the backstop provision.

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Farm Policy

Ireland failed to fully implement EU pesticide rules, audit finds

Progress on reducing the use of pesticides on Irish farms is difficult to measure because of a lack of targets and indicators, EU investigators have found

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Increase in Spain’s organic farming area

The Spanish organic agricultural area increased by 8% to 2.24 million hectares in 2018, strengthening its EU leadership, according to the Spanish ministry of agriculture (Mapa).

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Scottish farmers call for clearer origin labelling on processed beef

Scotland’s National Union of Farmers (NFU) has called on the UK government to introduce clear origin labelling for processed beef.

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Environment & Conservation

Climate change endangers German potato, wheat and maize production, NGO warns

Droughts will become more and more frequent in Germany, with severe consequences for the country’s farming sector and food production, a prominent environmental group has warned.

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Ireland failed to fully implement EU pesticide rules, audit finds

Progress on reducing the use of pesticides on Irish farms is difficult to measure because of a lack of targets and indicators, EU investigators have found

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Mercosur and EFTA may announce conclusion of FTA this week

The European Free Trade Association (EFTA) may announce an agreement with the Mercosur countries later this week.

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Renewable Energy

Malaysia tries to woo UK on post-Brexit palm oil policies

Malaysia’s prime minister has called for the UK to move away from the EU’s critical stance on palm oil when it leaves the bloc later this year.

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US, China clash over US compliance ruling at WTO DSB meeting

The US and China tussled over the adoption of an Appellate Body decision on US non-compliance with a dispute panel ruling about various countervailing duty investigations while requests for dispute panels were granted to probe India's sugar subsides during an August 15 meeting of the World Trade Organization's (WTO) Dispute Settlement Body (DSB).

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Commission implements new countervailing duties on Indonesian biodiesel

The European Commission has introduced provisional countervailing duties on Indonesian companies that export biodiesel to the European Union, claiming that the industry receives illegal subsidies from the government.

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No-deal Brexit: How will European agri-food trade adjust?

Trade flows in agriculture and food products in western Europe and beyond are set for significant upheaval at the end of October when the UK leaves the European Union. The precise impacts are hard to predict with any accuracy - but they are likely to create considerable shockwaves.

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Phil Hogan slams Boris Johnson on backstop and Brexit

In a sharp rebuttal of UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s criticism, EU Agriculture Commissioner Phil Hogan said the EU “will not buckle” on his demand to remove the backstop provision.

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Italian food exports stagnate, Brexit uncertainty blamed

Italy’s overall food exports stagnated in June for the first time this year, mainly due to a 17.1% drop in sales to the UK, which was caused partly by a devaluation of the British pound, said Italy’s farmers’ group Coldiretti, which reiterated its warning of an impending crisis in the case of a No Deal Brexit.

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