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US-UK trade agreement could 'destroy large parts of British farming', study warns

A new report has highlighted major concerns surrounding a potential UK-US free trade deal after Brexit, as it concludes that such an agreement is unlikely to bring major benefits for the UK while it “could destroy large parts of British farming”.

United Kingdom United States

Lack of progress in Brexit talks, EU Council hears

The EU Council, in its 27 member state format, has called for urgent progress on the issue of the Irish border in ongoing Brexit talks, while the European Commission’s chief negotiator has outlined a potential framework for a future partnership talks with the UK

European Agricultural Policy European Food Law

Ireland set to commence beef sales to China after plants get Beijing approval

Ireland will soon be able to send its first beef shipments to China as the first tranche of production facilities are approved by Beijing, the Irish Agriculture Ministry has indicated.

European Agricultural Policy US Agricultural Policy

UK delays review of CAP subsidy distribution, sparking outrage in Scotland

The British Government has delayed a long-awaited review into the distribution of £190 million in ‘convergence’ payments across the UK, reigniting a row with the Scottish Minister for Agriculture, who called the move “completely unacceptable” and “a betrayal”.

Direct Subsidies CAP

EU agri-policy diary (May 14-18): Brexit progress, future of farming, dual quality food

In the coming week, the European Commission will update the European Council on the progress of the Brexit talks, while the agriculture committee will examine draft opinions on the future of farming and dual quality food products.

EU European Agricultural Policy

UK "urgently needs" food security strategy to prepare for Brexit

The UK government needs to urgently formulate a comprehensive food security strategy in preparation for Brexit, a report published today by the House of Lords states.

Europe United Kingdom

Most British millennials not opposed to genetically modified crops - survey

Only a small minority of young people in the UK objects to genetically modified crops, according to a poll conducted for a grouping of biotechnology companies. The association hopes to see a more favourable regulatory environment installed for such technologies after Brexit.

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UK universities set up agricultural degrees to secure post-Brexit food production

British universities are jointly creating new agricultural degrees and courses to attract more students to the farming industry and meet the needs of the agri-food sector in the post-Brexit era.

Brexit United Kingdom

May determined to deliver Brexit despite opposition within her ranks

British Prime Minister Theresa May stressed that she had the “determination to deliver Brexit” as she was pressured by both wings of the Tory party to change course.

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