FarmWeb News - 15/02/2018

Thursday 15 Feb 2018

The repercussions from the recent decision to re-license the weed killer, glyphosate, continue. The EU parliament is to set up a special committee to review authorisation procedures generally and the glyphosate case in particular. The committee will also consider if the relevant EU agencies are adequately funded and staffed.

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FarmWeb News - 01/02/2018

Thursday 01 Feb 2018

Defra has confirmed that farmers will continue to receive the current level of subsidy support until 2022, an additional two years beyond what was promised after the Brexit vote. However, farmers are being urged to use the time to review their business models and land management to reflect subsidies that are likely to focus more on the environment.

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FarmWeb News - 18/01/2018

Thursday 18 Jan 2018

Figures released by the Food and Drink Federation show that UK food and drink exports rose by 15% in the third quarter 2017. Exports to non-EU countries rose at a faster rate, 18%. The share of exports taken by non-EU markets has risen to 41.8% with exports to China rising by 38% to £420m in the first nine months of 2017. Annual food and drink exports exceed £20bn.

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FarmWeb News - 04/01/2018

Thursday 04 Jan 2018

Figures from Defra show that 19,274 badgers were shot, in 19 areas, from September to November 2017, in the latest cull to control the spread of TB in cattle. This is more than were culled in the whole of the previous four years. Defra has indicated that the culls will continue and will be expanded into more areas. TB testing in High Risk Areas is set to increase to once every six months.

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