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22 March 2017
View news from European Union EU Milk Reduction Scheme: Nearly 852,000 T Reduced
EU - Nearly 44,000 farmers from across the EU have applied for support from the EU for agreeing to voluntarily reduce their production of milk in the last quarter of 2016....
View news from European Union IFA Calls for Immediate Ban on Brazilian Meat
EU - IFA President Joe Healy has called for an immediate ban on Brazilian meat imports into the EU. He said the latest shocking revelations on the failure of Brazil to meet EU standards and controls in the meat sector raises very serious concerns around...
21 March 2017
View news from European Union 'Onerous' Letter Campaign by European Dairy Farmers
EU - Nowadays, "onerous letters" are landing on the desks of Europe's Agriculture Ministers and Agriculture Commissioner Hogan....
10 March 2017
View news from European Union Minister Must Fast-track EU Milk Reduction Scheme Payments, Says IFA
EU - IFA National Dairy Committee Chairman Sean O’Leary has said the EU Commission yesterday revealed the EU production reduction scheme would be underspent by around 20 per cent....
08 March 2017
View news from European Union IFA Leader Says Keeping GDT in Perspective is Crucial
EU - Speaking yesterday in Brussels at the March COPA Milk Meeting, IFA National Dairy Committee Chairman Sean O’Leary said that, despite yesterday’s 6.3 per cent fall in the GDT auction index, farm organisations from all over Europe reported significant...
07 March 2017
View news from European Union EU Dairy Returns More Relevant Than GDT, Says IFA
IRELAND - Commenting on the first ever GDT Annual Report, published yesterday for 2016, IFA National Dairy Chairman Sean O’Leary noted that GDT traded only 636,000t of product during 2016 – down 36 per cent on the peak levels of trade of 2014, and...
03 March 2017
View news from European Union Arla Pays Additional €124M to Company's Farmers
EU - Arla’s Board of Representatives has decided to distribute a total of €124 million to the farmer-owners as the annual supplementary payment, also known as the 13th payment. On average, that amounts to one eurocent per kilo of milk supplied by...
01 March 2017
View news from European Union Closest Possible Trading Relationship with UK, Strong CAP Key Brexit Issues
EU - Reacting to a report by the Oireachtas Committee on Agriculture on the impact of Brexit on farming, IFA President Joe Healy said the two key issues for the agriculture sector are the closest possible trading relationship between the UK and EU, and...
24 February 2017
View news from European Union EU Agri-food Exports Reach Record High in 2016
EU - Agri-food exports from the European Union reached record high in 2016, according to annual 2016 figures....
23 February 2017
View news from European Union EU Report Reveals Antibiotic Resistance Remains High
EU - Bacteria found in humans, animals and food continue to show resistance to widely used antimicrobials, says the latest report on antimicrobial resistance (AMR) in bacteria by the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) and the European Centre for Disease...
13 February 2017
View news from European Union Still No Intervention Stock Shifted; PSA Closed
EU - In the latest (4th) tender process for SMP intervention stock, nothing was sold again. ...
View news from European Union Commission Must Act on Fertiliser Prices as EU Farmers' Body Backs IFA Campaign
EU - Speaking from Brussels, IFA President Joe Healy has welcomed the support from the official European Farmer and Co-op representative body (COPA/COGECA) for the campaign to remove duties and tariffs on fertiliser prices....
09 February 2017
View news from European Union IFA Accuses Yara of Ripping Off Farmers with Fertiliser Price Hike
EU - IFA President Joe Healy has accused European fertiliser manufacturers of ripping off farmers by jacking up prices since the beginning of the season....
08 February 2017
View news from European Union UK is Largest Dairy Customer for EU-27
EU - After Brexit, the UK would be the EU’s largest customer for dairy products, if trade continued at recent levels. ...
06 February 2017
View news from European Union More Stable Year for EU Dairy; Exports Essential
EU - European dairy markets are expected to become more balanced in 2017, providing more stability than has been seen over the past two years. ...
02 February 2017
View news from European Union EC Launches Public Consultation on the Future of CAP
EU - Modernising and simplifying the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP), one of the European Union's longstanding policies, will allow it to better respond to today's social, political, environmental and economic challenges....
26 January 2017
View news from European Union EU Admits No 'One-Size-Fits-All' Solution to Antibiotic Use Reduction
EU - The European Medicines Agency (EMA) and European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) have issued a joint opinion on EU measures to reduce antimicrobial use in animals, and especially the recognition that there is no ‘one-size-fits-all’ solution....
25 January 2017
View news from European Union EU Creates New Platform for Animal Welfare
EU - the Commission adopted the creation of an expert group on animal welfare to be called the Platform on Animal Welfare....
View news from European Union European Milk Producers Demand Major Milk Powder Action
EU - Like a threatening cloud, milk powder is looming over Europe and Africa. It is a heavy burden on both sides of the planet, suppressing slowly recovering milk prices back to dumping levels....
23 January 2017
View news from European Union Project Aims to Bring 'Internet of Things' to Agriculture
EU - The Internet of Food & Farm 2020 (IoF2020) project started on 1 January, and will investigate a large-scale implementation of Internet of Things (IoT) in the European farming and food sector....
20 January 2017
View news from European Union European Milk Crisis Far from Over
EU - Lakes of milk, piles of butter... and now a mountain of milk powder! The European Commission is looking to put 400,000 tonnes of skimmed milk powder from intervention on to the market in the coming months. For heavily-hit dairy farms, these milk...
19 January 2017
View news from European Union AHDB Dairy's FMP Indicator Still Showing Premium
EU - AHDB Dairy’s Forward Market Performance (FMP) indicator is continuing to show a premium over current prices. The latest numbers show that, despite wholesale prices increasing over the last few months, those trading futures still believe demand...
17 January 2017
View news from European Union EU 'Could Do Better' at Tackling Food Waste
EU - Although a number of EU policies have the potential to combat food waste, their potential is not being exploited, according to a new report from the European Court of Auditors....
View news from European Union Dairy Sector Remains Significantly in the Red
EU - Milk prices cover only 59 per cent and 67 per cent of production costs in the Netherlands and Germany respectively....
13 January 2017
View news from European Union EU Slaughtering Increase in 2016
EU - According to Eurostat, EU cow slaughterings (January-September) increased 8 per cent compared to 2015 and have been at their highest level for a number of years....
11 January 2017
View news from European Union IFA President Presses for Early Implementation of EU Food Chain Report
EU - Speaking from Brussels, where the Agriculture Committee of the European Parliament discussed the EU Food Chain report on increased price transparency and independent enforcement to strengthen farmers’ position with retailers, IFA President Joe...
09 January 2017
View news from European Union No SMP Sold as Buyers Seek Intervention Deals
EU - Buyers have been testing the European Commission to see if they can get a good deal on intervention stock....
03 January 2017
View news from European Union Millions of Tons of Food Could be Saved with Better Logistics
EU - Each year, around 88 million tonnes of food is discarded in the EU, but Kristina Liljestrand, researcher at Chalmers University of Technology in Sweden, has ideas that could improve the situation....
 
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