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A weekly selection of global news stories that affect demand, supply and prices.
By Eoin Lowry on 01 February 2018
Trump pledges lower taxes and environmental constraints for US farmers
US President Donald Trump has detailed new tax breaks for US farmers and promised further action on red tape, trade agreements, rural broadband and farm supports.
By Thomas Hubert on 09 January 2018
The UK minister in charge of agriculture has signalled that the UK could follow EU production standards post-Brexit at two conferences in Oxford.
By Phelim O'Neill on 07 January 2018
If you fancy a fun-filled summer in the states then look no further than Summer Camp USA.
By Tracey Donaghey on 18 January 2018
Defra secretary Michael Gove is also at variance with his trade counterpart Liam Fox about allowing US poultry imports.
By Phelim O'Neill on 13 November 2017
What looked like the straightforward part of Brexit has been complicated by the intervention of other WTO members.
By Phelim O'Neill on 07 October 2017
As part of his 2017 Nuffield scholarship, Lorcan Allen visited the USA. He found a country struggling with its place in the global trade picture.
By Lorcan Allen on 05 October 2017
A weekly selection of global news stories that impact demand, supply and prices
By Lorcan Allen on 05 October 2017
US milk supply continues to grow
American farmers continued to grow their milk production at an annual pace of more than 2% last month.
By Thomas Hubert on 26 September 2017
US dairy exports at highest level for three years
Exports of US dairy products continue to grow except for butter, which is in high demand on the domestic market, writes John Boylan.
By Contributor on 08 August 2017
Separated at birth: Genie the calf and Gene Simmons
The Dealer had his moment trying to imitate the look of Kiss frontman Gene Simmons in his young rock band years, but never quite achieved it as well as Texan calf Genie.
By The Dealer on 02 August 2017
Chlorinated chicken controversy as UK and US open trade talks
British secretary of state for international trade Liam Fox is in Washington to pave the way for a post-Brexit trade agreement with the US, with concerns over food standards dominating media coverage.
By Thomas Hubert on 25 July 2017
The EU Mercosur trade deal is scheduled for completion in December, while the US has had a BSE scare.
By Amy Forde on 20 July 2017
Co Kilkenny dairy farmer and 2017 Nuffield scholar Eamon Sheehan takes us inside a large dairy herd on America's west coast.
By Contributor on 16 July 2017
French dairy giants swap €770m US organic subsidiary
Danone has sold its US organic business Stonyfield to Lactalis as part of competition requirements attached to its acquisition of the much larger health foods company WhiteWave.
By Thomas Hubert on 03 July 2017
If the EU were to follow the example of the US in banning Brazilian beef then the gap in supply would increase the value of beef from Scotland.
By Phelim O'Neill on 29 June 2017
The overnight announcement by the US that they were suspending imports of beef from Brazil is the latest dramatic development in the unravelling Brazilian beef industry.
By Phelim O'Neill on 23 June 2017
US bans all imports of fresh Brazilian beef
The USDA has banned all Brazilian fresh beef imports to the US amid food safety concerns.
By Lorcan Allen on 29 June 2017
Arable farmers and malting growers are seeing very strong prices on the back of a smaller projected global supply.
By John Sleigh on 22 June 2017
Getting the Irish production system for beef recognised is an achievement, as is Slaney's venture with Lidl but the US will remain a small market for beef in the medium-term.
By Phelim O'Neill on 22 June 2017
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