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08 April 2016
View news from European Union EU's Young Farmers Held Back by Lack of Land, Credit
EU - Nearly 61 per cent of EU young farmers consider the availability of land for purchase and 57 per cent the availability of land for rent as the most difficult challenges they face, often due to issues such as land ownership laws, inheritance rules...
04 April 2016
View news from European Union New EU Animal Health Law to Improve Ag Competitiveness
EU - The EU has adopted a new Animal Health Law, which Health and Food Safety Commissioner Vytenis Andriukaitis said was another weapon in the fight against animal diseases and antimicrobial resistance....
23 March 2016
View news from European Union EU Politicians Call Again for Country of Origin Labels for Meat, Milk
EU - Food safety MEPs reiterated their support for introducing mandatory country of origin labelling of meat and milk, in a non-binding resolution voted on Tuesday. ...
22 March 2016
View news from European Union EU Agri-Food Exports Rise in January
EU - Agri-food exports from the EU rose to €9.3 billion in January, a tiny amount above January levels in previous years, the latest EU Monitoring EU Agri-Food Trade statistical report shows....
21 March 2016
View news from European Union New EU Regulation to Boost Use of Fertiliser from Farm Waste
EU - The EU Commission has proposed a Regulation which will significantly ease the access of organic and waste-based fertilisers to the EU single market, bringing them on a level playing field with traditional, non-organic fertilisers, which are typically...
15 March 2016
View news from European Union EU Ag Council Advocates Dairy Production Limits to Tackle Crisis
EU - The European Commission has activated unprecedented measures to combat the crisis in agricultural markets, after a meeting of ministers which was met by farmer protesters in Brussels this week....
View news from European Union New Markets Compensated for Loss of Russia for EU Beef Exports
EU - In 2015, EU exports of live bovine animals showed an increase of close to 60 per cent year-on-year, mainly thanks to the re-opening of the Turkish market, according to the EU's latest Short Term Outlook for arable crops, dairy and meat markets....
14 March 2016
View news from European Union EU Vote for More Antibiotic Responsibility, Research Welcomed
EU - EU farmers' organisation Copa and Cogeca have welcomed a vote by MEPs to update EU law on veterinary medicines but outline some concerns....
10 March 2016
View news from European Union Farmer Organisations Push for Action on Crisis Ahead of EU Meeting
EU - Presidents of the UK farming unions will meet UK ministers in Brussels to discuss ways to respond to the deepening European agricultural crisis ahead of a high-profile meeting of Europe’s Agriculture ministers on Monday March 14 2016. ...
07 March 2016
View news from European Union Assessing the Environmental Impact of Meat Production
EU – A new European project is being established to map, understand and reduce the environmental impact of packed fresh meat from beef, pork and lamb....
02 March 2016
View news from European Union Farmers Need Contingency Plan for Brexit
UK - A contingency plan for agriculture should the UK vote to leave the European Union on June 23 is absolutely essential, according to the Farmers’ Union of Wales....
29 February 2016
View news from European Union EU Scientists Develop New Ways to Prevent Foodborne Illness
EU - The global fight against food poisoning and the requirement for high quality products have pushed European scientists into developing new technologies in food processing....
24 February 2016
View news from European Union New EU Animal Health Laws Aim to Halt Disease Spread
EU - Measures to prevent and halt outbreaks of animal diseases such as avian flu or African swine fever, informally agreed by MEPs and the Council in June 2015, were backed by the EU Parliament's Agriculture Committee on Tuesday. ...
19 February 2016
View news from European Union Curb Use of Antibiotics in Farming, EU Politicians Urge
EU - To fight the growing resistance of bacteria to today’s antibiotics, the use of existing antimicrobial drugs should be restricted, and new ones should be developed, said Environment and Public Health Committee MEPs on Wednesday....
View news from European Union EU Animal Welfare Rules Need Better Enforcement
EU - Reacting to EU Ministers talks on the setting up of a new EU animal welfare platform, Copa and Cogeca have highlighted the high welfare standards that exist in the EU and the need to ensure that they are simplified and better enforced rather than...
18 February 2016
View news from European Union Record Value for EU Agri-food Exports in 2015
EU - EU agri-food exports in December 2015 achieved a value of €11.2 billion, thus exceeding the value of previous years for the same month by almost €1 billion. ...
15 February 2016
View news from European Union New Tools to Protect Europe’s Ag Sector from Terrorism
EU - The EU-funded PLANTFOODSEC project has developed an extensive virtual toolbox to help protect both agriculture and plant life from biological weapons that could contaminate Europe’s food supply chain....
12 February 2016
View news from European Union Antibiotic-Resistant Foodborne Pathogens Continue to Spread in EU
EU - Bacteria in humans, food and animals continue to show resistance to the most widely used antimicrobials, says the latest report on antimicrobial resistance in zoonotic bacteria in Europe from the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA)....
11 February 2016
View news from European Union EU, Colombia to Increase Trade in Organic Products
EU & COLOMBIA - The Government of Colombia and the European Commission announced today the start of negotiations towards a bilateral agreement on trade in organic products between the European Union and Colombia....
08 February 2016
View news from European Union EU Crop Sowing Figures Good News for Animal Producers
EU - New Copa and Cogeca figures show good EU cereals plantings this year due to favourable weather conditions, but grain prices remain low whilst the EU rapeseed harvest is expected to be down, partly as a result of the the neonicotinoid seed treatment...
01 February 2016
View news from European Union European Commission Makes Farm Incomes Priority
ANALYSIS - Farmers’ incomes are to be given top priority this year by the European Commission as it seeks to ensure “a fair return for producers for their products”....
27 January 2016
View news from European Union EU Urged to Address Low Beef Farmer Income
EU - Copa and Cogeca met with senior EU Commission officials this week to underline the low incomes facing EU beef producers and to warn against the possibility of relaunching the free trade talks with the Latin American trade bloc Mercosur and, saying...
21 January 2016
View news from European Union European Feed Industry Sees Poor Outlook for 2016
EUROPEAN UNION - Compound feed production in the EU-28 in 2015 grew very slightly by 0.2 per cent compared with 2014, but a downward trend is expected in 2016 in a depressed EU livestock market, according to the European feed Manufacturers' Federation...
20 January 2016
View news from European Union More Simplifying Measures for EU Farm Payments
EU - A new suite of measures to simplify the EU's Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) were welcomed this week by farming organisation Copa-Cogeca....
View news from European Union Ukraine Lifts Ban on Imports of EU Beef, Veal
EUROPEAN UNION - Ukraine has lifted its longstanding beef trade restrictions relating to BSE in cattle....
14 January 2016
View news from European Union EU Commits Millions to Combat Animal Diseases in 2016
EU - The EU has committed close to €161 million to support eradication, control and surveillance programmes that aim to eliminate animal diseases and zoonoses as well as further strengthen the protection of human and animal health....
08 January 2016
View news from European Union Most Europeans Think CAP is Important
EUROPEAN UNION - Over 80 per cent of survey respondents consider the role of the EU's Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) "very or fairly important" for stimulating jobs and growth and for supporting the role of the farmer in the food chain, according to...
05 January 2016
View news from European Union Fight Against Food Fraud Strengthened by New Research
EU - Impressive progress has been made in better understanding food fraud and developing online tools that will help the food sector tackle this threat....
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