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Montevideo, October 20th 2018 - 17:23 UTC

Tag: UK farmers

  • Wednesday, August 8th 2018 - 09:50 UTC

    UK farmers call to make food security a priority for a post Brexit scenario

    NFU president Minette Batters said government must show farmers and members of the public that our ability to produce food in this country is truly important.

    British farmers have called on the government to make food security a top priority on the day the country’s cupboards would run bare if households relied only on British produce. A long-term decline in self-sufficiency that has stagnated at around 60% in recent years means around three quarters of the shortfall is imported from the rest of the European Union.

  • Monday, May 28th 2018 - 08:09 UTC

    Farmers' concerns on post-Brexit labour contracting reach PM's May desk

    The “significant number” of EU nationals the sector employed meant it was vital the government “ensures an adequate supply of permanent and seasonal labor”

    The UK food and farming industry wants assurances from the government that it will still be able to recruit enough staff from the EU after Brexit. The demand came as part of a manifesto drawn up by more than 100 organizations across the industry and sent to the PM. It urges the government to publish a white paper setting out its immigration plans “as a matter of priority”.

  • Tuesday, April 10th 2018 - 09:09 UTC

    Sharing cash for farmers, one of the biggest post Brexit challenge, say experts

    The UK received £3.4 billion in Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) payments in 2016, with England allocated significantly less per person than the other nations.

    Quitting the European Union means the UK will have to go back to the drawing board over devolution, constitutional experts have warned. Wrangles over sharing out cash for farmers will be one of the biggest challenges ministers face, according to the Institute for Government (IfG).

  • Thursday, January 4th 2018 - 08:05 UTC

    UK farmers growing concern about a post Brexit scenario

    Concerns have been raised that a deal with the US could include chlorine-washed chicken and hormone-fed beef.

    Post-Brexit trade deals could pose the biggest peacetime threat to the UK's food security if welfare standards and farmers are not protected, MPs say. Imports of food produced with lower welfare standards should not be allowed, the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Agro-ecology warns.

  • Saturday, May 28th 2016 - 06:38 UTC

    UK and Eire farmers warn about falling farm-gate prices, and celebrate exclusion of Mercosur beef

    NFUS livestock committee chairman Charlie Adam said that processors must start working with farmer representatives, rather than dictating to them

    Following a meeting to discuss common concerns, the British Isles' farming unions – NFU Scotland, the English NFU, NFU Cymru, the Ulster Farmers Union and the Irish Farmers Association – issued a joint statement warning buyers that the downward pressure on farm-gate prices was “sapping confidence” out of the sector.

  • Tuesday, September 13th 2011 - 05:16 UTC

    BPU Meat Uruguay responds to UK Hereford beef labelling controversy

    Terence Johnson “Uruguay is within the top five countries in the world for food safety”

    On September 10th MercoPress reproduced a piece from Meat Trade News Daily (UK farmers claim Uruguay’s ‘Hereford’ meat labelling is ‘misleading’) in which the UK National Farmers Union, NFU called on Asda supermarkets to change its labelling policy after it emerged that its meat marked ‘Hereford Prime Beef Sirloin Steak’ is sourced 6,800 miles away in Uruguay.

  • Wednesday, March 9th 2011 - 21:21 UTC

    UK farmers come out strongly against Mercosur “cheap meat imports”

    Britain’s NFU Livestock Board Chairman Alistair Mackintosh

    Farmers in the UK have warned the EU against a trade deal with Mercosur which could see Brazil and Argentina given access to the European meat market, potentially flooding the market with cheap imports and undermining domestic producers.