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22 February 2016
Crop Industry 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
Crop Industry 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...
09 February 2016
Crop Industry 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,...
01 February 2016
Crop Industry 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”....
22 January 2016
Crop Industry 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....
19 January 2016
Crop Industry 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...
11 January 2016
Crop Industry 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...
08 January 2016
Crop Industry 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....
31 December 2015
Crop Industry News from European Union World Population Growth to Support EU Meat Exports Over Next Decade
EU - The EU has published a medium-term Agricultural Outlook for the years up to 2025....
22 December 2015
Crop Industry News from European Union Food Safety Concern as Campylobacter Infections Still Rising in EU
EU - Human cases of listeriosis and campylobacteriosis rose once again in 2014, continuing an upward trend that began in 2008....
21 December 2015
Crop Industry News from European Union Income Per EU Agricultural Worker Down by 4.3 Per Cent
EU - Real agricultural income in the European Union (EU) has fallen by 6.0 per cent in 2015 compared with 2014, while agricultural labour input has dropped by 1.8 per cent....
17 December 2015
Crop Industry News from European Union First EU Sheep Group Meeting Described as 'Positive'
IRELAND - IFA National Sheep Chairman, John Lynskey said IFA put forward a strong case on the need for additional direct supports for the sheep sector at the first meeting of the EU Commission...
07 December 2015
Crop Industry News from European Union EU Agri-Food Exports at Record Level
EU - After a slow-down in August, the value of EU agri-food exports has resumed the positive trend (+13 per cent), as monthly exports in September exceeded imports by €2 billion. ...
24 November 2015
Crop Industry News from European Union Bluetongue Outbreaks Expand into More European Countries
EUROPE - Further outbreaks of Bluetongue have been reported around Europe in the past week....
23 November 2015
Crop Industry News from European Union EU Farmers to Get Money Back as Crisis Fund Not Spent
EU - European farmers will be reimbursed €410 million, which was deducted from farmers' CAP Direct Payments for the 2015 budget year....
19 November 2015
Crop Industry News from European Union More Measures Announced to Ease CAP Burden
EU - EU Agriculture Commissioner Phil Hogan described to ministers measures he intends to take to simplify the EU's Common Agricultural Policy (CAP), at a meeting of the EU Agriculture & Fisheries...
18 November 2015
Crop Industry News from European Union EU Sheep Meeting Calls for More Promotion
EU - Suggested measures have been put forward for maintaining the health of the EU sheep sector, at a high level meeting discussing the challenges facing the industry....
16 November 2015
Crop Industry News from European Union EU Agricultural Exports Increase in Value
EU - EU agri-food exports to third countries increased in value by more than 6 per cent compared to the preceding 12-month period, according to annual data....
11 November 2015
Crop Industry News from European Union Lamb Competition, Pricing Concerns Taken to EU Meeting
UK - NFU livestock board chairman Charles Sercombe will take the concerns of UK sheep farmers to Brussels at the first meeting of the European reflection group on sheep....
06 November 2015
Crop Industry News from European Union New Report Unveils Dishonest Meat Labelling
EU - Croquettes containing half the quantity of meat declared on the label, sulphites used to make minced beef look fresher and chicken sold as veal in kebabs are but a few of the deceptive practices...
30 October 2015
Crop Industry News from European Union EU Parliament Rejects National Bans on GM Feed
EU - The European Parliament has comprehensively rejected a European Commission plan to allow individual member states to ban genetically modified food or feed on their territories....
20 October 2015
Crop Industry News from European Union Germany Gets Lion's Share of EU Farm Aid Package
EU - The main elements of the €500 million aid package for EU farmers have now been published in the Official Journal, with Germany receiving the largest allocation, followed by France and...
Crop Industry News from European Union Survey Highlights Consumer Misunderstanding of Food Waste
EU - A Flash Eurobarometer survey on food waste has confirmed that few Europeans understand the meaning of 'use by' and 'best before' dates....
19 October 2015
Crop Industry News from European Union Promo Boost to Help Consumers Appreciate EU-Farmed Products
EUROPE - Programmes worth €111 million have been set up by the EU to find new markets and promote consumption both outside and inside the Union in 2016. ...
16 October 2015
Crop Industry News from European Union EU Rejects National Bans on GM Food, Feed
EUROPE - Individual countries within the EU should not be allowed to decide to ban GM food and feed products, Environment Committee MEPs decided this week....
Crop Industry News from European Union EU Politicians Agree to Strengthen Organic Rules
EUROPE - Organic farmers, processors, traders and importers must meet higher but realistic sustainability criteria and undergo strict food fraud checks to boost trust in the EU organic label,...
14 October 2015
Crop Industry News from European Union Copa President Calls for EU-US Free Trade Deal
EU - New Copa President Martin Merrild has underlined the need to step up talks to get a free trade deal between the EU and US (TTIP) in a visit to the USA today, stressing that benefits are...
Crop Industry News from European Union EU Workshops to Discuss Future of Sheepmeat Sector
EUROPE - Agriculture Commissioner Phil Hogan has today confirmed the establishment of a new series of workshops to examine the future of the EU sheep sector. ...
13 October 2015
Crop Industry News from European Union Could Insects be Used for Animal Feed?
EU - Interest is growing in the potential benefits of using insects in food and animal feed, but what would be the risks from production, processing and consumption of this alternative source...
06 October 2015
Crop Industry News from European Union Bluetongue Gathering Momentum Across Europe
EUROPE – Two strains of the destructive Bluetongue Virus (BTV) are putting sheep and cattle at risk in central France and the Balkans....
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