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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 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. ...
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...
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