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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. ...
03 December 2015
View news from European Union "Concrete Proposals Needed" from US in EU Market Access Talks
EU - European agricultural organisation Copa-Cogeca said in a high-level meeting with US Secretary of State for Agriculture Tom Vilsack that there are many opportunities to be had in transatlantic trade talks, but more progress is needed on red tape and...
25 November 2015
View news from European Union European Milk Board Demands Commissioner's Exit
EU - The European Milk Board (EMB) has written an open letter to Jean-Claude Juncker, President of the European Commission, demanding that agriculture commissioner Phil Hogan be removed from office....
24 November 2015
View news from European Union Arla Holds Amba Milk Price for December
EUROPE - Arla Foods amba is maintaining its on-account milk price at 23.04 pence per litre, during December 2015....
23 November 2015
View news from European Union EU Farmers to Get Money Back as Crisis Fund Not Spent
EU - European farmers will be reimbursed €410 million, which was deducted from farmers' CAP Direct Payments for the 2015 budget year....
View news from European Union Bluetongue Outbreaks Expand into More European Countries
EUROPE - Further outbreaks of Bluetongue have been reported around Europe in the past week....
18 November 2015
View news from European Union More Measures Announced to Ease CAP Burden
EU - EU Agriculture Commissioner Phil Hogan described to ministers measures he intends to take to simplify the EU's Common Agricultural Policy (CAP), at a meeting of the EU Agriculture & Fisheries Council on Monday....
16 November 2015
View news from European Union Further Bluetongue Outbreaks Reported in Europe
EUROPE - Eleven outbreaks of bluetongue were reported last week in France, and four were reported in Hungary....
13 November 2015
View news from European Union EU Agricultural Exports Increase in Value
EU - EU agri-food exports to third countries increased in value by more than 6 per cent compared to the preceding 12-month period, according to annual data....
12 November 2015
View news from European Union More Protests Highlight Dairy Crisis Across Europe
EU - Numerous protests and symbolic demonstrations have been held across Europe by member organisations of the European Milk Board (EMB), to highlight the dairy price crisis....
06 November 2015
View news from European Union Report Unveils Dishonest Meat Labelling Across Europe
EU - Croquettes containing half the quantity of meat declared on the label, sulphites used to make minced beef look fresher and chicken sold as veal in kebabs are but a few of the deceptive practices unveiled in a new report....
29 October 2015
View news from European Union EU Parliament Rejects National Bans on GM Feed
EU - The European Parliament has comprehensively rejected a European Commission plan to allow individual member states to ban genetically modified food or feed on their territories....
27 October 2015
View news from European Union Further Bluetongue Outbreaks Reported in France, Romania
EUROPE - Several further outbreaks of Bluetongue were reported last week in France and Romania....
26 October 2015
View news from European Union Arla Foods' Amba Milk Price Unchanged for November
UK - Arla Foods amba on-account price will remain unchanged from 26 October 2015 for its 12,700 owners, including around 3,000 from the UK, at 23.04 pence per litre. ...
23 October 2015
View news from European Union European GM Opt-Out Would Put Rural Jobs at Risk
EU - A feed industry assessment has suggested that an "opt-out" proposal for member states to be allowed to prohibit the use of GM feed in their countries would lead to reduced competitiveness of the livestock sector....
View news from European Union Last EU Milk Quotas Exceeded by Over Two Million Tonnes
EU - Declarations by individual nations show that twelve EU countries overshot their milk quota in the last year of the restrictions....
19 October 2015
View news from European Union Germany Gets Lion's Share of EU Farm Aid Package
EU - The main elements of the €500 million aid package for EU farmers have now been published in the Official Journal, with Germany receiving the largest allocation, followed by France and the UK....
16 October 2015
View news from European Union Survey Highlights Consumer Misunderstanding of Food Waste
EU - A Flash Eurobarometer survey on food waste has confirmed that few Europeans understand the meaning of 'use by' and 'best before' dates....
15 October 2015
View news from European Union EU Politicians Agree to Strengthen Organic Rules
EUROPE - Organic farmers, processors, traders and importers must meet higher but realistic sustainability criteria and undergo strict food fraud checks to boost trust in the EU organic label, said agriculture MEPs on Tuesday. ...
View news from European Union EU Meat Production Growth to Slow
EU - Overall meat production growth in the EU is expected to slow in 2016, according to the EU Commission’s latest Short-term Outlook report....
View news from European Union EU Committee Rejects National Bans on GM Food, Feed
EUROPE - Individual countries within the EU should not be allowed to decide to ban GM food and feed products, Environment Committee MEPs decided this week....
View news from European Union Dairy Farmers Call for Production Cuts to Halt Price Freefalls
EU - Dairy farmers from more than ten countries, led by the European Milk Board (EMB), gathered in Italy this week to discuss how to take action against rising milk production....
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