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Set Alert for Brexit

Defra promises ‘no deal’ support as farming campaign group warns of widespread bankruptcies

The UK’s Department for the Environment, Food & Rural Affairs (Defra) has insisted it “will not hesitate” to provide direct support for certain agriculture sectors in the event of a ‘no-deal’ Brexit, following the publication of a report claiming up to half of farms in the UK could go bankrupt under such a scenario.

Farm Incomes Brexit

US farm lobby defends agricultural practices in discussion about UK trade deal

The head of the American Farm Bureau Federation has defended controversial agricultural practices in the US amid concerns that the UK might have to adopt them to secure a trade deal post-Brexit.

European Agricultural Policy European Food Law

Johnson's pro-Brexit aide obtained €250,000 in CAP payments

Dominic Cummings, UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson's senior adviser tasked with delivering Brexit, has been accused of hypocrisy for benefiting from large amounts of EU farming subsidies.

EU United Kingdom

Food & Ag Policy Briefing: CAP set for delay, UN climate report, cell-based meat

A lack of clarity over the next EU Multiannual Financial Framework (MFF), largely due to the uncertainty around Brexit, could mean the new Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) will not be implemented until 2023.

CAP Food Technology

UK food industry seeks competition waiver under no-deal Brexit

British food companies have asked the UK government for exemptions to competition law so that they can work together to avoid food shortages after a no-deal Brexit.

United Kingdom European Agricultural Policy

EU meat buyers avoiding long-term contracts with UK suppliers over tariff fears

Buyers in continental Europe are already shying away from UK meat because of fears of no-deal Brexit tariffs.

Brexit Markets

Next CAP could be delayed to 2023

A two-year delay in the implementation of the next Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) cannot be ruled out anymore, according to internal sources.

EU European Agricultural Policy

Food & Ag Policy Briefing: CBD rules still confusing, US adamant on ag in EU trade talks

The lack of clarity on rules concerning the production and marketing of food and drink products containing cannabidiol (CBD) was again highlighted in the United States last week.

Agribusiness Animal Health

Details on €100m Brexit fund for Irish beef farmers unveiled

The Irish Government has provided clarity on the conditions and rates for the aid package that will help beef farmers cope with Brexit.

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