US Agriculture Secretary Vilsack addresses MEPs on TTIP

While “very difficult” concessions must take place with respect to agriculture under the EU-US Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP), both sides “ultimately want the same thing” and will get a deal done, US Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack has...

England’s CAP Delivery Programme 'not a good deal for farmers'

A lack of effective collaboration between the bodies responsible for the Common Agricultural Policy Delivery Programme in England and other factors combined to undermine its ability to deliver a successful rura...

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 ...

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.

Chinese move on pork hailed in Northern Ireland

China has provisionally approved imports of pork from Northern Ireland – a move the industry says should help offset some of the problems caused by Ru...

Australia lowers wheat forecast by 5%

Australia cut its wheat forecast for the 2015/16 season as dry weather, frost and fire damage curbed output, the world's fourth largest exporter said ...

Commission releases guidelines on CAP reform agreement on POs

The European Commission has released guidelines for farmers clarifying how they can cooperate to jointly sell a variety of agricultural products witho...

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 ...

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 ...

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.


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, will get underway on Monday (November 30).

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...

Uruguay secures beef trade breakthrough with Russia

Uruguay and Russia have signed a new agreement on beef that could help reverse recent declines in trade and help the South American country regain lost market share.

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