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23 November 2015
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....
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 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....
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....
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