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15 March 2016
View news from European Union EU Ag Council Advocates Dairy Production Limits to Tackle Crisis
EU - The European Commission has activated unprecedented measures to combat the crisis in agricultural markets, after a meeting of ministers which was met by farmer protesters in Brussels this week....
View news from European Union New Markets Compensated for Loss of Russia for EU Beef Exports
EU - In 2015, EU exports of live bovine animals showed an increase of close to 60 per cent year-on-year, mainly thanks to the re-opening of the Turkish market, according to the EU's latest Short Term Outlook for arable crops, dairy and meat markets....
View news from European Union Dairy Intervention Volumes Raised After EU Meeting
EU - The European Commission is to raise the volume limits for the dairy intervention schemes, as part of a package of measures announced after a farm council meeting....
14 March 2016
View news from European Union EU Vote for More Antibiotic Responsibility, Research Welcomed
EU - EU farmers' organisation Copa and Cogeca have welcomed a vote by MEPs to update EU law on veterinary medicines but outline some concerns....
10 March 2016
View news from European Union Farmer Organisations Push for Action on Crisis Ahead of EU Meeting
EU - Presidents of the UK farming unions will meet UK ministers in Brussels to discuss ways to respond to the deepening European agricultural crisis ahead of a high-profile meeting of Europe’s Agriculture ministers on Monday March 14 2016. ...
07 March 2016
View news from European Union Assessing the Environmental Impact of Meat Production
EU – A new European project is being established to map, understand and reduce the environmental impact of packed fresh meat from beef, pork and lamb....
02 March 2016
View news from European Union Farmers Need Contingency Plan for Brexit
UK - A contingency plan for agriculture should the UK vote to leave the European Union on June 23 is absolutely essential, according to the Farmers’ Union of Wales....
29 February 2016
View news from European Union EU Scientists Develop New Ways to Prevent Foodborne Illness
EU - The global fight against food poisoning and the requirement for high quality products have pushed European scientists into developing new technologies in food processing....
24 February 2016
View news from European Union New EU Animal Health Laws Aim to Halt Disease Spread
EU - Measures to prevent and halt outbreaks of animal diseases such as avian flu or African swine fever, informally agreed by MEPs and the Council in June 2015, were backed by the EU Parliament's Agriculture Committee on Tuesday. ...
23 February 2016
View news from European Union Arla Foods Amba Price Maintained Through March
EUROPE - Dairy cooperative Arla Foods amba is maintaining its on-account milk price at 21.81 pence per litre, through March 2016, for its 12,700 owners....
19 February 2016
View news from European Union Curb Use of Antibiotics in Farming, EU Politicians Urge
EU - To fight the growing resistance of bacteria to today’s antibiotics, the use of existing antimicrobial drugs should be restricted, and new ones should be developed, said Environment and Public Health Committee MEPs on Wednesday....
View news from European Union EU Animal Welfare Rules Need Better Enforcement
EU - Reacting to EU Ministers talks on the setting up of a new EU animal welfare platform, Copa and Cogeca have highlighted the high welfare standards that exist in the EU and the need to ensure that they are simplified and better enforced rather than...
18 February 2016
View news from European Union Record Value for EU Agri-food Exports in 2015
EU - EU agri-food exports in December 2015 achieved a value of €11.2 billion, thus exceeding the value of previous years for the same month by almost €1 billion. ...
17 February 2016
View news from European Union EU Ministers Highlight Continued Crisis in Dairy, Pigmeat Sectors
EU - During a meeting of the EU's Agriculture and Fisheries Council this week, Ministers took stock of the agricultural market situation, in particular the current difficulties in the milk and pig sectors....
15 February 2016
View news from European Union New Tools to Protect Europe’s Ag Sector from Terrorism
EU - The EU-funded PLANTFOODSEC project has developed an extensive virtual toolbox to help protect both agriculture and plant life from biological weapons that could contaminate Europe’s food supply chain....
12 February 2016
View news from European Union Antibiotic-Resistant Foodborne Pathogens Continue to Spread in EU
EU - Bacteria in humans, food and animals continue to show resistance to the most widely used antimicrobials, says the latest report on antimicrobial resistance in zoonotic bacteria in Europe from the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA)....
11 February 2016
View news from European Union EU, Colombia to Increase Trade in Organic Products
EU & COLOMBIA - The Government of Colombia and the European Commission announced today the start of negotiations towards a bilateral agreement on trade in organic products between the European Union and Colombia....
08 February 2016
View news from European Union EU Crop Sowing Figures Good News for Animal Producers
EU - New Copa and Cogeca figures show good EU cereals plantings this year due to favourable weather conditions, but grain prices remain low whilst the EU rapeseed harvest is expected to be down, partly as a result of the the neonicotinoid seed treatment...
03 February 2016
View news from European Union Friesland Campina Maintains Milk Price for February
EUROPE - Dutch dairy cooperative Friesland Campina has set its guaranteed price for raw milk for February 2016 at 29.25 euros per 100 kilogrammes of milk, remaining at the same level as in January 2016....
01 February 2016
View news from European Union EU Extends Storage Aid for Butter, Skimmed Milk Powder
EU - The private storage aid for butter and skimmed milk powder will be extended until 30 September 2016, following the approval by Member States of a proposal made by the European Commission....
View news from European Union European Commission Makes Farm Incomes Priority
ANALYSIS - Farmers’ incomes are to be given top priority this year by the European Commission as it seeks to ensure “a fair return for producers for their products”....
27 January 2016
View news from European Union EU Urged to Address Low Beef Farmer Income
EU - Copa and Cogeca met with senior EU Commission officials this week to underline the low incomes facing EU beef producers and to warn against the possibility of relaunching the free trade talks with the Latin American trade bloc Mercosur and, saying...
21 January 2016
View news from European Union European Feed Industry Sees Poor Outlook for 2016
EUROPEAN UNION - Compound feed production in the EU-28 in 2015 grew very slightly by 0.2 per cent compared with 2014, but a downward trend is expected in 2016 in a depressed EU livestock market, according to the European feed Manufacturers' Federation...
20 January 2016
View news from European Union More Simplifying Measures for EU Farm Payments
EU - A new suite of measures to simplify the EU's Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) were welcomed this week by farming organisation Copa-Cogeca....
View news from European Union Ukraine Lifts Ban on Imports of EU Beef, Veal
EUROPEAN UNION - Ukraine has lifted its longstanding beef trade restrictions relating to BSE in cattle....
14 January 2016
View news from European Union EU Commits Millions to Combat Animal Diseases in 2016
EU - The EU has committed close to €161 million to support eradication, control and surveillance programmes that aim to eliminate animal diseases and zoonoses as well as further strengthen the protection of human and animal health....
13 January 2016
View news from European Union More EU Funding Allocated for School Milk
EU - New measures to strengthen and boost funding for an EU scheme to provide fruit, vegetables and milk products in schools were backed by the agriculture committee on Monday. ...
08 January 2016
View news from European Union Most Europeans Think CAP is Important
EUROPEAN UNION - Over 80 per cent of survey respondents consider the role of the EU's Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) "very or fairly important" for stimulating jobs and growth and for supporting the role of the farmer in the food chain, according to...
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