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It’s time public woke up to reality of #LivestockFarming, says former MEP

It’s time public woke up to reality of #LivestockFarming, says former MEP

| June 18, 2019

Food safety standards in Europe, and in particular in the UK, are among the highest in the world, and yet consumer trust and confidence in the food system has never been so low, writes George Lyon, former MEP. Despite the wide availability of cheap, nutritious food, misconceptions around issues such as animal welfare and the use of antibiotics […]

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#FUW calls for #TB taskforce  following compensation review

#FUW calls for #TB taskforce following compensation review

| June 4, 2019

The Farmers’ Union of Wales is calling for much greater emphasis to be given to the economic impacts of a bovine TB breakdown following the announcement by the Minister for Environment, Energy and Rural Affairs, Lesley Griffiths, that there would be a review of the compensation regime in Wales. “To date, discussions and programmes on […]

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#SMEs should play greater role in #Bioeconomy

#SMEs should play greater role in #Bioeconomy

| May 24, 2019

The bioeconomy is a crucial factor in fighting climate change, responding to the growing food demand and boosting rural areas. In its opinion on the Updating of the Bioeconomy Strategy, adopted at its plenary session of 15 May, the EESC calls for better support for SMEs in the form of advice and access to finance. Public-private […]

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#Agriculture – Commission publishes overview of EU feed supply

#Agriculture – Commission publishes overview of EU feed supply

| May 21, 2019

The European Commission has published its latest ‘EU Feed Protein Balance Sheet‘, which provides a comprehensive overview of EU feed supply. The publication of this balance sheet is a direct follow-up of the report on the development of plant proteins in the European Union published in November 2018 to reflect on how to further develop their production […]

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#FUW president honoured by #GorseddOfBards

#FUW president honoured by #GorseddOfBards

Welsh farmers’ leader Glyn Roberts will be honoured by the Gorsedd of Bards at this year’s National Eisteddfod. The Farmers’ Union of Wales President will be recognized alongside Welsh rugby legends Jonathan Davies and Ken Owens, Anglesey comedian Tudur Owen and Ceredigion harpist Catrin Finch. “This is a great honour, not just for myself,  but […]

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#YoungFarmers – €1 billion to facilitate access to finance

#YoungFarmers – €1 billion to facilitate access to finance

The European Commission and the European Investment Bank (EIB) have launched a €1 billion loans package targeting specifically young farmers. In 2017, 27% of the loan applications submitted to banks by EU young farmers were rejected, compared to only 9% for other farms. The €1 billion package announced by Agriculture Commissioner Phil Hogan (pictured) and EIB […]

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Checks, fines, crisis reserve: MEPs vote on #EUFarmPolicy reform

Checks, fines, crisis reserve: MEPs vote on #EUFarmPolicy reform

| April 11, 2019

The Agriculture Committee has approved the last batch of proposals to improve EU farm policy so that it better meets farmers’ and consumers’ expectations. The Agriculture Committee’s amendments to the so-called Financing, Management and Monitoring regulation were approved by 28 votes in favour to seven against, with two abstentions. Last week, MEPs approved new rules […]

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