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Set Alert for Brexit

Farmers' union leader urges maintenance of high UK food standards

The UK’s food standards must be the benchmark for any future UK trade deal - and a Trade and Standards Commission should be created to ensure that food that does not meet UK regulations cannot be imported into Britain.

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UK expands seasonal farm workers scheme to address labour shortages

The UK government will allow British farms to recruit four times more non-EU workers for the 2020 harvest.

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Farm subsidies in England to be ‘delinked’ from land in 7-year phase-out period

The link between subsidies paid to farmers in England and the area of land they manage is to be definitively broken as from 2022, the UK government has announced.

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Macron opposes CAP budget cuts, promises compensation for US tariffs

French President Emmanuel Macron has told farmers that he will safeguard an “ambitious” CAP budget and secure support for wine producers hit by US tariffs.

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WTO notes shift in EU farm support back into distorting ‘Blue Box’

Recent changes in the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) have allowed some EU farm subsidies to shift away from income support decoupled from prices and production, into a type that can distort trade but with constraints, a new World Trade Organization (WTO) report says.

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Food and Ag Policy Briefing: CAP reform under spotlight, Trump proposes USDA budget cuts, US-China ‘Phase one’ deal applied

The European Commission received both praise and criticism for its proposals and decisions on the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP).

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Sen. Boozman: US should push for more rice market access in any UK trade deal

The UK’s exit from the European Union (EU) presents an opportunity to negotiate expanded US rice market access to the nation under a US-UK trade agreement, Sen. John Boozman (R-Ark.) and other lawmakers said in a letter this week to US Trade Representative (USTR) Robert Lighthizer.

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Wine and spirit sales to US hit records despite Airbus tariffs

Exports of European wines and spirits to the US reached a new high in 2019, as the Airbus tariffs only affected sales in the last quarter of the year.

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A much-admired misfit: how the UK left its mark on the CAP

After nearly 50 years of almost continuous expansion, the European Union has, for the very first time, undergone a contraction.

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