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The EU-spec SPP increased again in week ended 11th June read more
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Latest News     27 June 2016  
Referendum view from the National Beef Association
Chris Mallon, Chief Executive of the National Beef Association, has made a statement on the EU Referendum
FUW seeks assurances on family farm support following Brexit vote
Farmers’ Union of Wales President Glyn Roberts has written to all political party leaders outlining key priorities for Welsh agriculture and family farms, and seeking assurances these will be taken into account in drafting policies and negotiating positions over the coming weeks, months and years.
Landworkers’ Alliance demand recognition for small-farms in post Brexit policies
It is with some concern that The Landworkers’ Alliance (LWA) looks forward at the possibilities for British food and agricultural policy post-Brexit.
Farming sector should encourage more women into the industry
The farming sector needs to encourage more female participation in the industry and promote the significant role of women already working in agriculture. Those were the key messages at today’s Women in Agriculture event hosted by Scotland’s Rural College at the Royal Highland Show.
EU –Darth Sidious in disguise?

Talking about the EU when you think about it, probably been one of the greatest magic tricks of the past century . . .

EU farm groups say vote marks sad day for EU and UK farmers
Reacting to the vote by the UK in favour of Brexit in the EU referendum, Copa & Cogeca said it marks a sad day for EU and UK farmers alike and we will work to ensure that the farming Community does not pay the price for International politics.
European vote changes political landscape
The vote for the UK to leave the EU, and the subsequent announcement that the Prime Minister David Cameron is to step down in October marks a hugely significant time in the political and social landscape of the country, says NFU Scotland.
Leave vote poses huge questions for Britain’s agricultural supply industry
In April, the Board of the Agricultural Industries Confederation (AIC) halted all planning based upon a Referendum ‘Leave’ vote, as the number of unknowns and variables were too complex to even identify, let alone build possible strategies upon.
Brexit timing must be carefully considered says FUW
The Farmers’ Union of Wales has welcomed the Prime Minister’s decision to delay invoking Article 50 of the Treaty of Lisbon and has called for the UK and EU to agree on a sensible timetable for Brexit after the UK electorate voted to leave the EU - or risk dire consequences for both the UK and the remaining 27 Member States.
Bidwells comments on referendum result
Jonathan Armitage, Head of Agri-Business at Bidwells, has commented on the referendum result.
Politics

Referendum view from the National Beef Association
Chris Mallon, Chief Executive of the National Beef Association, has made a statement on the EU Referendum
FUW seeks assurances on family farm support following Brexit vote
Farmers’ Union of Wales President Glyn Roberts has written to all political party leaders outlining key priorities for Welsh agriculture and family farms, and seeking assurances these will be taken into account in drafting policies and negotiating positions over the coming weeks, months and years.
Landworkers’ Alliance demand recognition for small-farms in post Brexit policies
It is with some concern that The Landworkers’ Alliance (LWA) looks forward at the possibilities for British food and agricultural policy post-Brexit.
Farming sector should encourage more women into the industry
The farming sector needs to encourage more female participation in the industry and promote the significant role of women already working in agriculture. Those were the key messages at today’s Women in Agriculture event hosted by Scotland’s Rural College at the Royal Highland Show.
EU farm groups say vote marks sad day for EU and UK farmers
Reacting to the vote by the UK in favour of Brexit in the EU referendum, Copa & Cogeca said it marks a sad day for EU and UK farmers alike and we will work to ensure that the farming Community does not pay the price for International politics.
European vote changes political landscape
The vote for the UK to leave the EU, and the subsequent announcement that the Prime Minister David Cameron is to step down in October marks a hugely significant time in the political and social landscape of the country, says NFU Scotland.
World

Severe food insecurity widespread in Yemen
Vast swathes of Yemen - 19 out of 22 governorates - are facing severe food insecurity according to a new joint  assessment by the UN and partners, which warns that the situation within affected areas is likely to deteriorate if conflict persists.
Policy must balance agricultural production with environmental outcomes says Australian union
Australia’s National Farmers’ Federation (NFF) has called on political parties to commit to policies that will support Australian farmers to sustainably produce food and fibre to meet growing domestic and global demands.
Extended rail provisions bring certainty for Canadian farmers for 2016 crop year
The Canadian Federation of Agriculture (CFA) commends Members of Parliament for unanimously passing a motion to prolong for one year the rail transport provisions enacted temporarily in 2014 under the Fair Rail for Grain Farmers Act.
Forest and farm producer organisations are drivers of sustainable global development
Forest and farm producer organisations are key players in meeting the world’s growing demand for food and forest products, improving the lives of rural communities, and achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).  That is the key take-away of a new FAO publication launched at the European Development Days in Brussels.
FAO urges more efforts to address rural hunger and poverty, reduce migration pressure
Sustainable rural development is key to addressing hunger, poverty and the other root causes of migration, a growing phenomenon which is undermining  many countries’ ability to achieve their development goals, FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva said today.
NFF reiterates calls for backpacker tax to be ended amid public confusion over tax office error
Australia’s National Farmers Federation has today reaffirmed its call for certainty on the ‘backpacker tax’ following confusion surrounding its start date based on misinformation published on the Australian Taxation Office (ATO) website.

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