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29 June 2016
View news from European Union EU Urged to Provide More Measures to Alleviate Market Pressure
EU - Ministers continued to press the EU's Commission to develop more support measures for farmers, at a meeting of the EU's agriculture and fisheries ministers on 27 and 28 June....
28 June 2016
View news from European Union EU Compound Feed Production Up in 2015
EU - Compound feed production in the EU-28 in 2015 reached 157.3 million tonnes, which is 0.6 per cent more than in 2014, according to data provided by members of feed producers' organisation FEFAC....
09 June 2016
View news from European Union Parliament Calls for EU Action to Help Farmers Fight Unfair Trading Practices
EU - MEPs urge the EU Commission to put forward proposals against unfair trading practices in the food supply chain, so as to ensure fair earnings for farmers and a wide choice for consumers, in a resolution voted on Tuesday 7 June....
23 May 2016
View news from European Union EU Agri-Food Exports Up in March
EU - EU agri-food exports to third countries in March 2016 were worth €11.3 billion, about €1 billion higher than in February 2016, according to the latest monthly report on agri-food trade....
19 May 2016
View news from European Union New Animal Breeding Rules Adopted at EU Council
EU - New rules on animal breeding were adopted at the meeting of the EU's agriculture ministers this week in Brussels, aimed at simplifying and harmonising the rules across the EU....
13 May 2016
View news from European Union EU Politicians Vote to Support Origin Labels on Meat, Dairy
EU - Country of origin labelling should be made mandatory for meat and milk, MEPs reiterated once again in a non-binding resolution voted on Thursday....
View news from European Union Scientists Call for Review of EU Rules Preventing Insect Use in Animal Feed
EU - The EU-funded PROTEINSECT project has recommended a comprehensive review of European legislation to allow for insect larvae to be used as a source of protein in animal feed....
12 May 2016
View news from European Union Farm Groups Urge Vigilance Over Beef's Exclusion from EU-Mercosur Talks
EU - Farming groups have welcomed the exchange of trade offers between the EU and South American trade bloc Mercosur, after beef was excluded from the offer as a sensitive product....
05 May 2016
View news from European Union EU Commission Urged to be Prudent over TTIP Impact on Beef
EU - EU farmers' organisation Copa & Cogeca urged the EU Commission this week to exercise caution in the free trade talks between the EU and US (TTIP) after a new study revealed that a potential trade deal could have a severe impact on the EU beef sector....
04 May 2016
View news from European Union New European Collaboration to Work Towards Sustainable Agriculture
EU - A new research collaboration plans to quantify the sensitivity of ecosystems to environmental pressures in representative agriculturally dominated landscapes in Europe....
27 April 2016
View news from European Union Cost-Effectiveness of EU Animal Disease Programmes Unclear
EU - EU animal disease programmes do a good job of containing disease, but it is hard to tell whether they are cost-effective, concludes a new report from the European Court of Auditors....
22 April 2016
View news from European Union EU Agri-Food Trade Continues to Increase
EU - EU agri-food exports in February 2016 were worth €10.2 billion, which is well above export values in January 2016 and even slightly above exports in February 2015, according to the latest monthly statistical report....
12 April 2016
View news from European Union Concerns Over Mercosur-EU Trade Talks Continue
EU - Following a meeting of the EU Farm Council in Luxembourg yesterday, farming organisations have welcomed opposition among farm ministers to a proposed EU trade deal with Latin American bloc Mercosur....
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...
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