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19 February 2016
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...
07 January 2016
View news from European Union Dutch Dairy to Pay Farmers to Limit Milk Supply
EUROPE - One of the major European dairies, Friesland Campina, has just introduced an important instrument for countering further increases in production in the milk market. ...
05 January 2016
View news from European Union Fight Against Food Fraud Strengthened by New Research
EU - Impressive progress has been made in better understanding food fraud and developing online tools that will help the food sector tackle this threat....
24 December 2015
View news from European Union World Population Growth to Support EU Meat Exports Over Next Decade
EU - The EU has published a medium-term Agricultural Outlook for the years up to 2025....
22 December 2015
View news from European Union Food Safety Concern as Infections Still Rising in EU
EU - Human cases of listeriosis and campylobacteriosis rose once again in 2014, continuing an upward trend that began in 2008....
21 December 2015
View news from European Union Dairy Farmers Sending Milk to EU President in Protest
EU - The European Milk Board (EMB) is leading farmers' protests against EU Commission President Jean Claude Juncker, which have taken the form of fresh milk sent to his office....
View news from European Union Growing Global Import Demand to Drive EU Dairy Sector
EU - The EU has published a medium-term Agricultural Outlook for the years up to 2025, with the dairy outlook suggesting the market will remain at risk of market imbalances....
18 December 2015
View news from European Union More Money Possible for School Milk in Europe
EU - The European Council Special Committee on Agriculture has endorsed a new compromise position for a revised EU School Milk Scheme....
View news from European Union EU Production Growth Dampens Dairy's Eventual Recovery
GLOBAL - The world's milk surplus should reduce over the first half of 2016 as production slackens in some regions, but the market recovery will be slow, according to Rabobank's quarterly dairy report....
17 December 2015
View news from European Union Income Per EU Agricultural Worker Down by 4.3 Per Cent
EU - Real agricultural income in the European Union (EU) has fallen by 6.0 per cent in 2015 compared with 2014, while agricultural labour input has dropped by 1.8 per cent....
10 December 2015
View news from European Union Dairy Farmers Discontented with Hogan's Leadership
EUROPE - A majority of Dutch dairy farmers have said in a poll that EU agriculture commissioner Phil Hogan should quit, whilst dairy farmers in Germany staged a spontaneous protest as he visited the region....
07 December 2015
View news from European Union EU Agri-Food Exports at Record Level
EU - After a slow-down in August, the value of EU agri-food exports has resumed the positive trend (+13 per cent), as monthly exports in September exceeded imports by €2 billion. ...
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