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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

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

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

Food allergy and ingredients labelling lead concern among Irish food operators

Senior executives from Irish food businesses have said the biggest concern facing their businesses from a regulatory standpoint is compliance with allergy and ingredients labelling, research carried out by the Food Safety Authority of Ireland (FSAI) has found.

European Food Law Ireland

UK sheep sector calls for tariff relief in event of 'no deal' Brexit

The British sheep sector has expressed serious concern at the new UK government’s “turbo charging” of ‘no deal’ Brexit preparations and called for “extreme urgency” in actioning plans to protect farmers from high export tariffs. 

Brexit Market Support

Will new UK government seek a less ‘European’ regulatory framework for agri-food?

The United Kingdom may be about to embark on an unparalleled experiment in agricultural policy deregulation, following the appointment of Boris Johnson as the country’s prime minister.

Brexit Biotechnology
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