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13 May 2016
View news from European Union EU Politicians Vote to Support Origin Labels on Meat, Dairy
EU - Country of origin labelling should be made mandatory for meat and milk, MEPs reiterated once again in a non-binding resolution voted on Thursday....
View news from European Union Scientists Call for Review of EU Rules Preventing Insect Use in Animal Feed
EU - The EU-funded PROTEINSECT project has recommended a comprehensive review of European legislation to allow for insect larvae to be used as a source of protein in animal feed....
12 May 2016
View news from European Union Farm Groups Urge Vigilance Over Beef's Exclusion from EU-Mercosur Talks
EU - Farming groups have welcomed the exchange of trade offers between the EU and South American trade bloc Mercosur, after beef was excluded from the offer as a sensitive product....
11 May 2016
View news from European Union Hogan Tells Union Beef Won't Feature in EU Trade Deal with South America
WALES, UK - EU Agriculture Commissioner Phil Hogan has told farming union NFU Cymru that beef will not be part of the current trade deal negotiations between the EU and Mercosur....
06 May 2016
View news from European Union Voluntary Milk Supply Reduction Losing Support in Europe, Union Suggests
EU - Ulster Farmers’ Union dairy chairman, William Irvine, says a plan to allow dairy cooperatives and farmers to agree to cut milk production on a temporary basis is losing support in Europe. ...
05 May 2016
View news from European Union EU Commission Urged to be Prudent over TTIP Impact on Beef
EU - EU farmers' organisation Copa & Cogeca urged the EU Commission this week to exercise caution in the free trade talks between the EU and US (TTIP) after a new study revealed that a potential trade deal could have a severe impact on the EU beef sector....
04 May 2016
View news from European Union New European Collaboration to Work Towards Sustainable Agriculture
EU - A new research collaboration plans to quantify the sensitivity of ecosystems to environmental pressures in representative agriculturally dominated landscapes in Europe....
28 April 2016
View news from European Union EU Dairy Cow Numbers Forecast to Decline This Year
EU - Forecasted figures from a number of EU countries suggest cattle numbers are to fall marginally this year, AHDB Dairy has reported....
27 April 2016
View news from European Union BIOMIN Commits to New Project Aimed at €3B in EU Crop Losses Due to Mycotoxins
EU - Mycotoxins, fungal metabolites that afflict cereals and other crops, cost the European agriculture industry around €3 billion each year and pose harm to human and animal health through the feed and food chain. BIOMIN has joined a scientific research...
View news from European Union Cost-Effectiveness of EU Animal Disease Programmes Unclear
EU - EU animal disease programmes do a good job of containing disease, but it is hard to tell whether they are cost-effective, concludes a new report from the European Court of Auditors....
22 April 2016
View news from European Union EU Agri-Food Trade Continues to Increase
EU - EU agri-food exports in February 2016 were worth €10.2 billion, which is well above export values in January 2016 and even slightly above exports in February 2015, according to the latest monthly statistical report....
20 April 2016
View news from European Union EU Dairy Intervention Ceilings Officially Raised
EU - The volume limits for Skimmed Milk Powder (SMP) and butter to enter intervention at a fixed price will be officially raised tomorrow (20 April), following publication of the official EU regulations, according to UK levy board AHDB Dairy....
14 April 2016
View news from European Union New EU Rules for Voluntary Limits on Milk Production Finalised
EU - New EU rules providing the opportunity for farmers to jointly and voluntarily limit milk production have now been finalised and published....
12 April 2016
View news from European Union Concerns Over Mercosur-EU Trade Talks Continue
EU - Following a meeting of the EU Farm Council in Luxembourg yesterday, farming organisations have welcomed opposition among farm ministers to a proposed EU trade deal with Latin American bloc Mercosur....
08 April 2016
View news from European Union EU's Young Farmers Held Back by Lack of Land, Credit
EU - Nearly 61 per cent of EU young farmers consider the availability of land for purchase and 57 per cent the availability of land for rent as the most difficult challenges they face, often due to issues such as land ownership laws, inheritance rules...
04 April 2016
View news from European Union New EU Animal Health Law to Improve Ag Competitiveness
EU - The EU has adopted a new Animal Health Law, which Health and Food Safety Commissioner Vytenis Andriukaitis said was another weapon in the fight against animal diseases and antimicrobial resistance....
View news from European Union EU to Provide Milk to Syrian Children in Farmer Aid Measures
EU - The European Commission adopted a €30 million programme to provide 350,000 Syrian children with drinking milk, as part of the already substantial aid provided by the EU to those in need as a consequence of the crisis in the region....
30 March 2016
View news from European Union FrieslandCampina Drops April Milk Price
EUROPE - European dairy co-operative FrieslandCampina has lowered its guaranteed price for raw milk for April 2016 to 27.50 euro per 100 kilogrammes of milk, a reduction of 1 euro compared with March....
24 March 2016
View news from European Union Arla Cuts Milk Price Again
EUROPE - The Arla Foods amba on-account price will reduce, with effect from 1 April, by one euro cent per kg, equating to a UK standard litre price reduction of 0.75 pence....
View news from European Union EU Dairy Price Reports Showing Slight Uplift
EU - The latest average dairy product prices reported by EU member states to the EU Milk Market Observatory for the week ending 13th March showed slight uplifts for the first time in weeks, according to Irish Farmers' Association (IFA) National Dairy...
23 March 2016
View news from European Union EU Politicians Call Again for Country of Origin Labels for Meat, Milk
EU - Food safety MEPs reiterated their support for introducing mandatory country of origin labelling of meat and milk, in a non-binding resolution voted on Tuesday. ...
22 March 2016
View news from European Union EU Agri-Food Exports Rise in January
EU - Agri-food exports from the EU rose to €9.3 billion in January, a tiny amount above January levels in previous years, the latest EU Monitoring EU Agri-Food Trade statistical report shows....
21 March 2016
View news from European Union New EU Regulation to Boost Use of Fertiliser from Farm Waste
EU - The EU Commission has proposed a Regulation which will significantly ease the access of organic and waste-based fertilisers to the EU single market, bringing them on a level playing field with traditional, non-organic fertilisers, which are typically...
17 March 2016
View news from European Union Voluntary Production Cut Measures "Insufficient to Bring Market Stability"
EU - EU Agriculture Ministers this week backed a new package of measures to help farmers, including ailing dairy markets, but the European Milk Board (EMB) has said the measures do not go far enough....
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....
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