UN climate summit kicks off - binding commitments sought

The agriculture sector is “part of the solution” in tackling climate change, EU farmers’ lobby Copa-Cogeca has asserted, as the long-awaited UN climate summit gets underway in Paris.

Updated: Member states emerge divided on re-opening EU-Mercosur trade talks

EU member states have put their weight behind concluding “a comprehensive and ambitious” trade deal with the South American Mercosur trading bloc, but certain EU governments have reservations with respect to ag...

Russia set to reveal list of 'banned' Turkish agri-food products

Russia has unveiled a package of sanctions designed to hurt the Turkish economy in retaliation for the downing of one of its war planes over Syria last week, which includes a ban on the import of food products ...

Commission releases guidelines on CAP reform agreement on Producer Organisations

The European Commission has released guidelines for farmers clarifying how they can cooperate to jointly sell a variety of agricultural products without breaching EU competition rules, under measures agreed und...

UK's Total Factor Productivity for agriculture rose in 2014

Increased crop production following two years of unfavourable weather conditions was largely responsible for a 5.6% increase in the UK agriculture sector’s Total Factor Productivity in 2014.

Trade Focus: Bear market drags on for grains and oilseeds

November has been another sombre month for grain and oilseed producers marked by a further downward shift in values across all the main markets - and some new 6½ -year lows for soyabeans.

MEPs unite to call for new animal welfare strategy

MEPs have overwhelmingly backed a resolution urging the Commission to draw up a new animal welfare strategy for the 2016-20 period, and calling for th...

EU, G20 pledges and warnings ahead of WTO Doha Round summit

EU member state governments have voiced their “strong support” for the beleaguered multilateral trading system, backing the European Commission to pus...

Argentina’s new Agriculture Minister confirms plan to scrap grains tax

Argentina’s new disignated Agriculture Minister Ricardo Buryaile has confirmed that the country will abolish taxes on maize and wheat, while reducing ...

CAP Monitor and other updates to your Agra Europe service

There have been a number of additions and updates to Agra Europe recently.

EU agriculture policy diary: the week ahead (November 30 - December 4)

The long-awaited UN climate summit, where world governments will try to agree on a new, legally-binding climate action treaty for the coming years, wi...

MPB phases in return to pig auctions

France’s main pig auction site - the Marché du Porc Breton (MPB) in Brittany – resumed trading on Thursday (November 26) after a break of nearly two m...

'Business as usual' for Russia-Turkey grain trade

In the wake of Russia setting import restrictions on Turkish goods, pressure has been mounting around wheat trade between the two countries.

Five things you need to know this week... November 27

The biggest news stories on the Agra Europe website in the past seven days.

Analysis: New Argentine President boosts chances of EU-Mercosur trade deal

In his first press conference since becoming the President of Argentina on Sunday (November 22), Mauricio Marci has vowed to “make progress” in talks between the EU and the Mercosur group of Latin Ame...

Five things you need to know this week... November 27

The biggest news stories on the Agra Europe website in the past seven days.


OECD urges 'greening' of Dutch farming

While the Netherlands was an early leader in championing green environmental policy, intensive farming practices and high fertiliser and pesticide use have contributed to bringing down the country’s o...

Updated CAP Monitor looks at the changes coming for 2014-2020

CAP Monitor is now fully revised and updated, offering a full section-by-section guide to the new CAP for 2014-2020

New global guidelines on pesticide management issued

New guidelines for correct implementation of parts of a UN code of conduct on pesticide management have been published by the UN Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) – which has warned that many na...

Animal by-product imports putting Finnish livestock at risk, report warns

Finland could be jeopardising the health of its livestock by importing animal by-products (ABPs) to be used as feed by the fur farming industry, a new report claims.

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