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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”.
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
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.
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”.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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