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14 October 2015
View news from European Union Ailing Dairy, Pig Sectors Get EU Promo Boost
EUROPE - Programmes worth €111 million have been set up by the EU to find new markets and promote consumption both outside and inside the Union in 2016. ...
View news from European Union New Copa President Calls for EU-US Free Trade Deal
EU - New Copa President Martin Merrild has underlined the need to step up talks to get a free trade deal between the EU and US (TTIP) in a visit to the USA today, stressing that benefits are to be had on both sides of the Atlantic. ...
12 October 2015
View news from European Union What are the Risks of Using Insects as Food or Feed?
EU - Interest is growing in the potential benefits of using insects in food and animal feed, but what would be the risks from production, processing and consumption of this alternative source of protein?...
08 October 2015
View news from European Union Arla Farmers Should Watch New Antibiotics Standards
EUROPE – A cooperative’s own farm assurance programme is to be rolled out across its UK suppliers this month, bringing new standards on antibiotics and medicine usage....
06 October 2015
View news from European Union Bluetongue Gathering Momentum Across Europe
EUROPE – Two strains of the destructive Bluetongue Virus (BTV) are putting sheep and cattle at risk in central France and the Balkans....
02 October 2015
View news from European Union EU Air Quality Policy Will Hit the Livestock Sector Hard
EU - Copa and Cogeca have called for realistic and achievable targets to be included in the Review of EU Air quality Policy, warning that emission reduction targets for methane and ammonia are unrealistic and will severely damage the EU livestock sector...
30 September 2015
View news from European Union New Copa President Outlines Top Priorities for Farmers
EU - Copa has elected a new President, Martin Merrild from Denmark, to lead European farmers for the next two years, with top priorities including a cut in red tape and better prices for farmers....
29 September 2015
View news from European Union European Beef Prices Slide, Great Britain Remains Top
EUROPE – Europe’s top six most expensive beef countries all witnessed prime deadweight cattle prices slide week ending 13 September....
24 September 2015
View news from European Union Photography Competition Highlights Innovation in Farming
EU - There are only a few days left to enter Elanco's European-wide photography competition, highlighting innovation in farming, which ends at midnight on Sunday 27 September....
22 September 2015
View news from European Union EU, Iceland Enhance Meat and Dairy Trade
EU - The European Commission and Iceland have signed two agreements on the further liberalisation of trade in agricultural products and foodstuffs and one on the protection of Geographical Indications (GIs)....
View news from European Union €500 million Agricultural Aid Package Not Enough, say MEPs
EU - The European Commission's €500 million aid package revealed last week is a step in the right direction but it might be not enough to get farmers struggling with falling prices back on their feet, many MEPs told Commissioner Phil Hogan in a debate...
21 September 2015
View news from European Union EU Farm Ministers Agree Extra Measures for Agricultural Markets
EU - EU Farm Ministers have agreed new extra measures in the EU aid package designed to help solve the bad situation in the EU agricultural markets. Copa and Cogeca welcomed the measures as a positive step but warned it still falls short of what is needed....
17 September 2015
View news from European Union Mission 2020: Europe Needs Innovation and Milk Marketing
EU - Europe needs innovative, entrepreneurial farmers to drive efficiency and marketing and this must be matched by efforts in the processing sector....
16 September 2015
View news from European Union Guidelines Issued on Use of Antimicrobials in Veterinary Medicine
EU - The European Commission has published guidelines that aim to prevent the overuse and misuse of antibiotics by sharing best-practices in Member States....
11 September 2015
View news from European Union EU Vote Supports Expansion of Animal Cloning Ban
EU - Parliament beefed up the European Commission’s initial proposal to ban animal cloning to include the cloning of all farm animals, their descendants and products derived from them, including imports into the EU, in a vote on Tuesday....
08 September 2015
View news from European Union Europe Agriculture Crisis: Will €500 Million Be Enough?
ANALYSIS – An estimated 6,000 farmers and 2,000 tractors brought Brussels to a standstill yesterday as bureaucrats formulated strategies to stabilise the sector....
View news from European Union EU Debates Farm Animal Cloning Ban
EU - Amendments to a European Commission proposal to ban the cloning of farm animals in the EU are the subject of an MEP debate and vote today (Tuesday 8) September....
07 September 2015
View news from European Union National Bans on GM Food, Feed Imports Rejected
EU - The agriculture committee rejected the European Commission's draft law that would give member states the power to restrict or prohibit the use of EU-approved GM food or feed on their territory....
04 September 2015
View news from European Union Preparations Intensify Ahead of EU Agricultural Meeting
EU - Agricultural ministers and organisations have been meeting all over the EU in preparation for an extraordinary meeting of ministers on 7 September....
21 August 2015
View news from European Union "Milk Market Burns": Farmers Kick Up a Stink Across Europe
EU - Highly publicised and at times disruptive farmer protests have taken place across Western Europe this summer in a variety of guises....
17 August 2015
View news from European Union Most EU Food Waste Avoidable
EU - European consumers waste 16 per cent of all food reaching them, according to a new study from the European Commission Joint Research Centre (JRC)....
View news from European Union Nomad Foods Expands Reach with Findus Sverige Acquisition
EUROPE - Nomad Foods Limited has announced that it plans to buy Findus Sverige AB and its subsidiaries for approximately £500 million. ...
14 August 2015
View news from European Union Russian Ban on EU Agriculture – 12 Months On
EU - On 6 August 2014, Moscow announced an embargo on imports of a range of agricultural products from the EU, applicable from 7 August. One year on, it is clear that the EU agri-food sector has been remarkably resilient. ...
View news from European Union German Minister Attacks French Dairy Protests
ANALYSIS - Aggressive protest action by French farmers in blocking the country’s borders in protest over poor milk and meat prices has brought a backlash from both Germany and the Netherlands....
05 August 2015
View news from European Union Europe Farmer Protests Spread West
EUROPE – Farmers across the UK have followed French demonstrations by staging a series of protests showing dismay at the current state of farmgate prices....
04 August 2015
View news from European Union Russian Ban, Strong Sterling Hamper UK Beef Exports
EUROPE – UK beef exports have been hammered down 11 per cent by a weak euro and Russian trade sanctions....
31 July 2015
View news from European Union Advanced Direct Payments Demanded for Struggling Dairy Farmers
EUROPE – Farmers are calling on the European Commission to allow member states to advance direct payments to support struggling dairy farmers during a markets crisis....
22 July 2015
View news from European Union EU Dairy Market Adjusting to Quota Removal
EU - Following the end of milk quotas in the EU, milk production is expected to rise by just one per cent this year....
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