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13 February 2017
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....
23 December 2016
View news from European Union US Renews Fight Against EU Ban on Hormone-treated Beef
EU - The United States said Thursday (22 December) it was relaunching a trade fight against a European Union ban on imports of hormone-treated American beef, raising the possibility of imposing tariffs on European goods....
20 December 2016
View news from European Union EU Milk Prices Discussed at Agricultural Outlook Conference
EU - According to DG AGRI officials, EU milk prices are not expected to go above 32 cents per kilo until 2018, as accumulated stocks of Skimmed Milk Powder (SMP) released onto the market will limit the price upturn. It would take at least two or even...
14 December 2016
View news from European Union EU Beef, Pork Products Mean Quality, Safety and Tradition
EU - The global trend for new and interesting food means people’s food tastes are becoming increasingly varied. Consumers want safe, high quality products, and tender meat that’s juicy and aromatic - qualities for which European pork and beef is ranking...
25 November 2016
View news from European Union EU Report Reveals Case for More Dairy Producer Organisations
EU - The European Commission has published the second report on the operation of the so-called Milk Package, a series of measures launched in 2012 to strengthen the position of European dairy producers in the supply chain....
22 November 2016
View news from European Union Ongoing Bluetongue Virus Outbreaks in Europe
EU - Bluetongue Virus (BTV) continues to be a problem in Europe, with France reporting more than 90 outbreaks in the last few weeks, according to Sandrine Moine, PhD, R&D Manager at Thermo Fisher Scientific. Diagnostic tests can quickly and reliably identify...
16 November 2016
View news from European Union Beef Vulnerable to EU Trade Deals, Study Shows
EU - The European Commission has presented a study to EU agriculture ministers this week on the impacts of 12 future trade agreements on the agri-food sector, highlighting sensitive products such as beef....
15 November 2016
View news from European Union Ag Markets Task Force Calls for New Rules on Unfair Trading Practices
EU - The Agricultural Markets Task Force (AMTF) has presented recommendations on how to improve the positions of farmers in the food supply chain to the EU's Agriculture Commissioner Phil Hogan....
28 October 2016
View news from European Union European Dairy Farmers Still Suffering from Severe Cash Flow Problems
EU - With producer prices at critical levels for two and a half years, the new Milk and Dairy Products Working Party Chairman of European farming organisation Copa & Cogeca, Thierry Roquefeuil, launched a debate on the milk market situation with members...
25 October 2016
View news from European Union Evaluation of EU's Antimicrobials Plan Shows Continued Efforts Needed
EU - The EU's evaluation of its Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) Action Plan (2011-2016) has shown that while progress has been made, continued efforts are required to address the problem....
View news from European Union EU Agri-Food Exports Still Rising in August, but Milk Powder Exports Down
EU - The latest data show the monthly value of EU agri-food exports in August 2016 reached €10.6 billion, exceeding the export values in August of previous years....
21 October 2016
View news from European Union New Study Shows Ways to Reduce Ammonia Pollution from Cattle
EUROPE - Improved barn design, cleaning processes, and manure treatment could reduce ammonia emissions from commercial dairy cattle barns by 17 to 50 per cent, according to a new study published in the journal Science of the Total Environment....
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