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14 January 2013
View news from Spain Dairy Farms Halve in Number This Century
SPAIN – The number of dairy farmers has reduced by around 23,000 since the year 2000 meaning a crucial sector is under threat....
10 January 2013
View news from Spain Government Confirm Additional Subsidy
SPAIN - A new allocation of single farm payment entitlements from the national reserve has been approved by royal decree as part of dairy sector restructuring policy. ...
03 January 2013
View news from Spain Sustainability Features in Ministry Spending Plan
SPAIN – Biodiversity, climate change and sustainable development are expected to receive a boost after the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Environment (MAGRAMA) revealed that 4.3 million euros will be targeted at these areas....
31 December 2012
View news from Spain Farm Review Shows Income Has Regressed 20 Years
SPAIN - Challenging weather, welfare legislation, market regulation and rising costs of production characterised 2012, according to a COAG (Coordinator of Farmers and Ranchers Organisations) agricultural review which stated 2012 farm income equaled figures...
21 December 2012
View news from Spain Spain Reiterates Calls for Brussels to Maintain Milk Quotas
SPAIN - Agriculture Minister Arias Cañete reiterated the importance of European Milk Quota maintenance to the European Council of Agriculture, which are scheduled to terminate in 2015. ...
17 December 2012
View news from Spain Milk Producers to Receive Payment Allocation of €31 million
Following a Brussels meeting of the Direct Payments Management Committee, the Spanish government will allocate single payment entitlements from the national reserve to dairy farmers worth a total of 31 million euros in an additional single installment....
13 December 2012
View news from Spain Dairy Regulations Keep Progressing
SPAIN - The Spanish Government has announced that the dialogue between ministers and the dairy sector has been successful in providing necessary structural reforms. ...
12 December 2012
View news from Spain Cordoba Organisations Speak Out for Dairy Sector
SPAIN - Industry organisations from the Cordoba region in southern Spain have hosted a press conference to draw attention to the plight of the dairy sector and put forward plans to aid sector recovery....
11 December 2012
View news from Spain Regional Council Announce Farmgate Price Rise
SPAIN - The Galician regional council (Xanu) have said they will guarantee a farmgate milk price rise from current prices of 29 cents per litre up to 36 c/l following weeks of unrest in the dairy sector over processors' prices....
06 December 2012
View news from Spain Dairy Sector Receives 31million Subsidy Boost
SPAIN - Days before the Galician elections the government has clarified a rise in dairy subsidies which the agriculture minister has said is still open to modification....
05 December 2012
View news from Spain Union Speaks up Against Milk Imports
SPAIN - A combination of industry collusion, French milk imports and large distributors not behaving fairly to producers has been blamed for not allowing dairy prices to recover by Roman Santella,Livestock Secretary of the Union of Small Farmers and...
View news from Spain Monitoring Committee Holds Third Round of Stabilisation Talks
SPAIN - The Minister of Agriculture, Food and Environment, Arias Cañete, has chaired a third meeting of the monitoring committee, a collective aiming to reach a cooperation agreement regarding the efficiency of value chains and marketing of milk and...
30 November 2012
View news from Spain Industry Agrees to Suspend Strike
SPAIN - Farming bodies have reached agreements with producers to suspend the milk strike in Galicia. ...
View news from Spain Quota Abandonment Detrimental to Competitiveness
SPAIN - Milk quota termination in the European Union (EU), expected in 2015, may aggravate the problems of competitiveness of European producers, Miguel Arias Cañete, the Spanish Minister of Agriculture, Food and Environment, has warned....
29 November 2012
View news from Spain Galicia Strike Boycotts Six Million Litres of Milk
SPAIN - The Galicia Dairy strike 'completely paralysed' milk deliveries in the region and meant 6million litres of milk were not collected,according to The President of Galician Federation of Dairies, Pedro Ruis. ...
28 November 2012
View news from Spain Spanish Water Reserves at 51.8 per cent Capacity
SPAIN - Water reserves are at 51.8 per cent of total capacity with currently 28,666 cubic meters of water stored throughout Spain. ...
View news from Spain Industry Coordinator Hopes to Resolve Dairy Crisis
SPAIN - The price offered to producers for their milk by supermarkets and dairies has caused disharmony in recent weeks with the Galicia region (Spain's premier dairy region) seeing its farmers strike due to outrage over some of the lowest prices in Europe...
27 November 2012
View news from Spain Galicia Dairies Take First Ever Strike Action
SPAIN - In a protest against low prices that do not cover production costs, the Galicia region has seen its first ever milk strike which commenced at 00:00pm November 27. ...
26 November 2012
View news from Spain Young Farmers Make Dairy Saving Demands
SPAIN - The union of young farmers has demanded remunerative prices and the maintenance of the quota system. ...
22 November 2012
View news from Spain Spain to Lose 16 per cent of Funds in Proposed EU Budget
SPAIN - The Coordinated Agricultural Organisations (CAO) have said that the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) budget for 2014-2020 could reduce the nation's funding by 16 per cent....
View news from Spain Ministry Performs FMD Mock Test
SPAIN - Involving 50 veterinary and risk assessment experts the Ministry of Agriculture Food and the Environment have carried out an experiment in Toledo evaluating the preparation of veterinary services to respond to emergencies and train and coordinate...
15 November 2012
View news from Spain Spanish Households Increased Food Consumption, Expenditure
SPAIN - The Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Environment has published the latest data from the Consumer Panel in households, which shows that during October 2011 to September 2012, the total expenditure on food in Spanish households has amounted to...
View news from Spain Young Farmers Speak Out for National Industry
SPAIN - Castile and Lyon Young Farmers are criticising the industry for offering 'ruinous' prices at a time when costs are rising and prices are better abroad. ...
07 November 2012
View news from Spain Science in the Service of Animal Welfare: Priorities Around the World
SPAIN - The UFAW International Animal Welfare Science Symposium aims to provide a forum for all those active or interested in animal welfare science and its application around the world. It is also a place to meet and discuss current topics in this field...
05 November 2012
View news from Spain Spain Amends Quota Management System
SPAIN - The Council of Ministers approved a Royal Decree amending the current standard requirements relating to the milk quota management system in Spain....
22 October 2012
View news from Spain Spanish Producers Protest over Dairy Crisis
SPAIN - Spanish dairy producers and organisations are demonstrating over the crisis in the dairy sector. ...
02 October 2012
View news from Spain Renewed Pressure on Spanish Dairy Sector
SPAIN - Spain's current milk quota gives the sector the capacity to produce around 6.36 million tonnes of dairy products annually. However, due to high costs, actual production is currently struggling to break the 6 million tonnes barrier. This compares...
25 September 2012
View news from Spain 2013 Welfare Conference: Call for Abstracts
SPAIN - The UFAW International Animal Welfare Science Symposium will be held in Barcelona in July 2013; the organisers have put out a first call for abstracts. ...
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