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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....
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....
17 July 2015
View news from European Union EU Beef Production Turns to Dairy Herd
EU - European beef production is to rely more and more on the dairy herd in future rather than suckler cows, changing the structure of the total EU herd significantly....
16 July 2015
View news from European Union Strong European Food Production Forecast to Strengthen
ANALYSIS – Europe’s farmers are expected to produce more milk, meat and cereals this year, says the European Commission in its latest outlook....
15 July 2015
View news from European Union Seriously Worrying Situation in EU Milk, Pork Sectors Requires Action
EU - Copa and Cogeca has warned EU Farm Ministers in Brussels of the worrying situation in the EU dairy and pig meat sectors, aggravated by the import restrictions imposed by the Russian Federation on EU farm exports, and called for action....
13 July 2015
View news from European Union Could Feeding Livestock Hemp Contaminate Food with Cannabis?
ANALYSIS - European scientists and food safety experts have called for more research and information on the risks to consumers of feeding hemp to livestock and poultry....
10 July 2015
View news from European Union MEPs Vote to Help Dairy Farmers Earn Fair Returns
EU - Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) have voted in favour of two resolutions to help farmers earn a fair return from the food supply chain for milk and vegetable products....
24 June 2015
View news from European Union MEPs Extend Animal Cloning Ban to Feed, Food and Imports
EU - A draft law to ban the cloning of all farm animals, their descendants and products derived from them, including imports, in the EU was voted by the Environment and Agriculture committees last week (Wednesday 17 June)....
16 June 2015
View news from European Union European Feed Production Decreased in 2014
EU - Members of the European Feed Manufacturers' Federation (FEFAC) showed lower compound feed production last year compared with 2013, in final estimates presented at the organisation's Annual General Meeting in Cologne recently....
12 June 2015
View news from European Union Welfare of Dairy Cows on Small Scale Farms
EU - Factors that affect the welfare of cows on small scale dairy farms are the same as those in other systems, EFSA experts have concluded....
04 June 2015
View news from European Union EU Ministers Debate Future of Organic Agriculture
EU - EU agricultural leaders have discussed the future of organic farming, and how to solve problems in the industry....
03 June 2015
View news from European Union Dairy Farmers Propose Market Responsibility Programme
EUROPE – Concerned dairy farmers have presented a Market Responsibility Programme (MRP) to the European Commission in the latest move in the campaign for more crisis management instruments....
02 June 2015
View news from European Union Informal Agreement Reached on EU Animal Health Law
EU - The European Parliament and the Council have reached a provisional agreement on the outstanding issues concerning the proposal for a regulation on animal health law. ...
21 May 2015
View news from European Union Commission Reports Knock Back Country of Origin Labelling Plans
EU - Two reports from the European Commission conclude that the benefits from new mandatory country of origin labelling requirements on food do not clearly outweigh the costs....
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