Interview: EU dairy 'superlevy' should be 'returned to farmers in full'

EU farmers’ union Copa, part of Copa-Cogeca, late last month confirmed the appointment of Martin Merrild as its president for the next two years.

UK confirms flat-rate compensation payments for dairy farmers

Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland will share their EU emergency aid allocations out among dairy farmers, based on the last milk production year, the UK government has announced.

France claims ‘progress’ in pigmeat talks with Russia

French farm minister Stephane Le Foll visited Moscow last week in a bid to help reopen the Russian market to at least some EU pigmeat products.

EU project targets 15% cut in beef farm emissions

Four EU member states are launching a new initiative aimed at reducing the carbon footprint of beef production by 15% over 10 years.

France boosts estimate for record wheat crop even further

The French agriculture ministry has further increased its forecast for soft wheat production this year to a record high 41 million tonnes but expects maize output to fall to a nine-year low.

Trade Focus: Mid-east wheat buying surges amid price rise

A further rise in wheat prices last week failed to deter and possibly even helped swell volumes for a surge in import tender activity after its recent quiet phase.

Farm cooperatives need EU investment support - Copa-Cogeca

Agri-cooperatives should be among the projects supported by the European Commission and European Investment Bank (EIB) in their effort to boost invest...

Scotland adds new controls to stay bTB-free

New legislation aimed at keeping Scotland free of Bovine Tuberculosis (bTB) has come into effect.

EU grants 650,000 tonnes of sugar export licences for 2015/16

The European Union announced that it has approved export licences for 650,000 tonnes of out-of-quota sugar for the 2015/16 (Oct/Sep) season.

US imposes extra duties on butter and cream on EU and others

The US has introduced temporary extra import duties on butter and cream from the EU and other WTO members – from October 5 to December 31 – as imports...

First of its kind plant genetics data library to be created

Members of the International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture (ITPGRFA) have rubber-stamped plans to set up an international...

EU dairy production to increase slowly, price drop to continue – Commission

Despite low prices, milk deliveries in the EU are expected to slightly increase in 2015 and “most probably in 2016”, while prices will continue their ...

World wheat supply forecasts keep growing 

Global wheat production witnessed further increases with upgrades for Australia, Canada and the EU, while the US saw the sharpest decline according to...

Five things you need to know this week…October 9

The biggest stories on the Agra Europe website this week.

TPP has potential to define global trade in 21st Century

Trade ministers from the 12 nations negotiating a Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade agreement have ironed out their differences and reached an agreement in what could prove to be a historic accord...

Five things you need to know this week…October 9

The biggest stories on the Agra Europe website this week.


EU agriculture policy diary: the week ahead (October 12-16)

A highly controversial European Commission proposal to allow national ‘opt outs’ of imports of EU-authorised GM crops will no doubt be rejected by the European Parliament’s environment, public health ...

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

Global food prices steady in September, after recent decline

Agricultural commodities are going through a period of “lower and less volatile prices” with month-on-month prices for September slightly up, the UN Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) has said.

California sets strict new rules on livestock antibiotics

California Governor Jerry Brown has signed a bill that curbs the use of livestock antibiotics with the strictest set of controls found anywhere in the US.

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