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Crop Industry News: European Union

11 September 2013
Crop Industry News from European Union EU Tackles Invasive Species Impacting Agriculture, Fisheries
EU - The European Commission has proposed a new legislation to prevent and manage the rapidly growing threat from invasive species. There are currently over 12,000 species present in Europe which...
10 September 2013
Crop Industry News from European Union Slovenia, Croatia and Austria Repair Flood Damage
EU - Slovenia, Croatia and Austria are to get €14.6 million in EU aid to help repair damage caused by severe floods in 2012. ...
26 August 2013
Crop Industry News from European Union How to Utilise Food Waste in Better Ways
ANALYSIS - Following reports earlier this year from organisations in the UK and also from the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations highlighting the amount of food that goes...
15 August 2013
Crop Industry News from European Union EC to Recover €180M of CAP Expenditure from Member States
EU - A total of €180 million of EU agricultural policy funds, unduly spent by Member States, is being claimed back by the European Commission under the so-called clearance of accounts procedure....
08 August 2013
Crop Industry News from European Union Abolition of EU Sugar Quota – Future Looks Sweet for Competitive Producers
EU - Recent reforms to the EU Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) included changes to the region’s sugar regulations, with a new sugar regime entering into force in 2017. With the abolition of...
06 August 2013
Crop Industry News from European Union Commission Opens Consultation on Family Farming
EU - The European Commission has launched an e-consultation on the future of family farming....
02 August 2013
Crop Industry News from European Union EU Trade Barriers Lifted with Four Latin American Countries
EU - Trade barriers with Colombia, Honduras, Nicaragua and Panama have been lifted....
25 July 2013
Crop Industry News from European Union Monsanto Focus on Conventional Breeding in Europe
EU - Monsanto is to invest several hundred million dollars in Europe over a decade to expand their conventional seed production and breeding. By doing so, Monsanto will retain all pending genetically...
24 July 2013
Crop Industry News from European Union Looking to Genetic Improvements for Sustainable Agriculture
ANALYSIS - The EU needs to increase its production and productivity of plant biomass for food and feed and decrease its dependence on imports according to a new report from the European Academies...
16 July 2013
Crop Industry News from European Union European Commission to Seek Answers to Food Waste
EU - The European Commission is calling for information about the European food production and consumption system in a bid to cut down food waste. ...
12 July 2013
Crop Industry News from European Union Biofuels 'Should Not Compete with Food'
EU - Fuel from food crops have been pitched as a way to reduce carbon emissions from transport, however questions have been raised about how green these biofuels really are. ...
11 July 2013
Crop Industry News from European Union EFSA Marks First 10 Years, Preparing for Future Challenges
EU - The European Food Safety Authority has shown that great advances have been made over the last year in key scientific areas such as risk-based approaches to meat inspection, chemical mixtures,...
05 July 2013
Crop Industry News from European Union EU Cereal Production Forecast Higher
EU - Despite weather extremes EU-27 cereal production in 2013 expected to be higher than last year....
Crop Industry News from European Union Short-term Outlook for Arable Crop, Meat and Dairy Markets
EU - The Short-term outlook is based on reflections of market experts within the Directorate General for Agriculture and Rural Development of the European Commission, using the latest data available....
01 July 2013
Crop Industry News from European Union Croatia Joins EU: Milestone in Construction of a United Europe
EU - On Monday 1 July, Croatia becomes the 28th Member State of the European Union. ...
28 June 2013
Crop Industry News from European Union Political Agreement Reached on New Direction for CAP
EU - The European Parliament, the EU Council of Ministers and the European Commission have reached an agreement on reforming the common agricultural policy (CAP) post 2013. Most measures will...
27 June 2013
Crop Industry News from European Union Luxembourg Council Meeting Focused on CAP Reform
EU - Reform of the CAP formed the main topic of discussion at the EU Agriculture and Fisheries Council this week....
Crop Industry News from European Union EU Institutions Strike Deal on Reform of Farming Policy
EU - Measures to boost green farming and offer additional support to young farmers are part of a provisional agreement between Parliament, Council and the Commission to reform the EU's agriculture...
25 June 2013
Crop Industry News from European Union Insufficient Data Stops EFSA from Concluding on Safety of GM Maize
EU - The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) said it cannot reach a conclusion on the safety of genetically modified (GM) maize 3272 after the applicant failed to provide key information to...
Crop Industry News from European Union Copa-Cogeca Oilseed Estimates Show Good Harvest Despite Weather
EU - New EU27 oilseeds estimates for the 2013/14 marketing year released by Copa-Cogeca show a good EU-27 oilseeds harvest this year, despite the adverse weather conditions, with production rising...
17 June 2013
Crop Industry News from European Union Europe Mops Up After Floods
ANALYSIS - At the beginning of the month Central and Eastern Europe experienced some of the worst floods it had ever seen, writes Chris Harris. ...
06 June 2013
Crop Industry News from European Union EFSA: Bee Study Does Not Affect Neonicotinoid Conclusions
EU - EFSA has identified several weaknesses in a study, published by the UK Food and Environment Research Agency (FERA), which suggested that neonicotinoid pesticides do not have a major effect...
04 June 2013
Crop Industry News from European Union EFSA Assesses Risks to Bees from Fipronil
EU - The insecticide fipronil poses a high acute risk to honeybees when used as a seed treatment for maize, EFSA has concluded in a report requested by the European Commission....
29 May 2013
Crop Industry News from European Union No Cap Deal Could Delay Reform for Years
EU - Copa and Cogeca Presidents warned EU Farm Ministers in Dublin today that if no agreement on Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) reform is reached by June, a deal could be delayed for years, increasing...
16 May 2013
Crop Industry News from European Union Response to EU Commission Package on Healthier Animals, Plants for Safer Food Chain
EU - At a high-level conference organized with the Irish Presidency, Copa-Cogeca and other key stakeholders presented detailed views on the EU Commission package designed to strengthen animal...
15 May 2013
Crop Industry News from European Union EU Brings Reform of CAP Step Closer
EU - On the first day of the European Council meeting for agriculture on Monday, ministers were briefed on the state of play of the trilogues on the reform of the common agricultural policy. ...
13 May 2013
Crop Industry News from European Union EU Food and Feed Regulations to be Revised
EU - The European Commission has put forward proposals to change the current legislation governing all official controls in the food and agriculture industries. ...
10 May 2013
Crop Industry News from European Union Seed Legislation Vital For Sustainable and Productive Farming
EU – Pan-european producer body, Copa-Cogeca has outlined views on the Commission’s animal and plant health package....
09 May 2013
Crop Industry News from European Union EC Adopts Smarter Rules for Safer Food
EU - The European Commission has proposed a landmark package to modernise, simplify and strengthen the agri-food chain in Europe....
07 May 2013
Crop Industry News from European Union Bees Survival: Ban More Pesticides?
EU - Neonicotinoids are currently under intense scrutiny. But a ban of a broad variety of pesticides may be required to protect bees, humans and the environment....
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