Market Digest: stories from around the world
Phelim O'Neill
Brief news snippets from Romania, Canada, China and Brazil.
20 September 2023 Northern Ireland
UFU losing patience with GB pedigree sales
Alexander Kinnear said the rules associated with export sales are proving unworkable and he described some of the requirements as “an insult to the industry”.
20 September 2023 News
Mercosur and Australia deals by end of the year
Commission president wants Mercosur, Australia and Mexico deals wrapped up by end of the year, while British Labour party wants a new Brexit.
Ireland’s ‘very different’ farming model needs to be accommodated in policy
Consideration needs to be given to the uniqueness of Ireland's farming model in policy decisions, Minister Coveney has said.
20 September 2023 News
Safe use of quads a key focus for HSA at Ploughing 2023
So far this year, there has been seven work-related farming fatalities, the HSA has confirmed.
20 September 2023 News
Green Party backs Cuffe, O’Sullivan and O’Reilly for MEP elections
Farmers will be asked to vote for three Green Party candidates at next year’s European elections.
18 September 2023 News
State of Union not a lightbulb moment
Commission president von der Leyen's State of the Union address was shaped by pragmatism, but creates opportunity for farming voice to be heard.
17 September 2023 News
Global milk supplies up 0.7% this year
The only region to buck the positive supply trend was Australia, where output was down 1.6% for the period from January to July.
13 September 2023 News
Commissioner points to more EU funds for transporting Ukrainian grain
The Commissioner for Agriculture has proposed mobilising more EU funds to ensure Ukrainian grain gets to food-importing nations in Africa and Asia.
13 September 2023 News
Von der Leyen pledges to work with farmers
European Commission president Ursula von der Leyen delivers state of the union address with brief reference to agriculture.
13 September 2023 News
Horizon deal is a step on road to building new EU-UK relationship
UK rejoining EU Horizon programme won't frighten pro-Brexit horses in UK, but is a step towards better EU-UK mutual co-operation.
10 September 2023 News
Slump in UK lamb sales
While both beef and pork sales volumes fell despite the value increasing, sales of lamb fell the most.
6 September 2023 News