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03 May 2013
Crop Industry News from European Union EC to Recover €230M of CAP Expenditure from Member States
EU - A total of €230 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....
29 April 2013
Crop Industry News from European Union EU to Ban Neonicotinoid Pesticides
EU - The EU Commission can today impose a two-year restriction on pesticides containing neonicotinoid chemicals, following a vote amongst EU member states, writes Gemma Hyland....
Crop Industry News from European Union Europe Needs Genetically Engineered Crops, Scientists Say
EU - The European Union cannot meet its goals in agricultural policy without embracing genetically engineered crops (GMOs). That is the conclusion of scientists who write in Trends in Plant Science....
26 April 2013
Crop Industry News from European Union CAP Agreement Expected in June
EU - Political agreement on the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) reform package in June this year was one of the conclusions reached at the latest meeting of the Agriculture and Fisheries Council....
24 April 2013
Crop Industry News from European Union European Biofuels Industry United Against EU ILUC Proposals
EU - Five industry associations from across the EU have agreed a joint position paper opposed to the European Commission’s proposals on indirect land use change (ILUC). The European Parliament’s...
Crop Industry News from European Union Cattle and Crop Farmers Could Benefit From Joint Maize Venture
EU - Cereal growers faced with difficulties sourcing combinable spring cropseed should look at joining forces with beef and dairy farmers to grow forage maize crops, according to breeder Caussade...
19 April 2013
Crop Industry News from European Union Legislate to Curb EU Supply Chain Abuses, says NFU
EU - The European Commission must act quickly on unfair practices in the food supply chain through legislation, the NFU said today....
17 April 2013
Crop Industry News from European Union Inadequate Data Prevents EFSA Decision on Safety of GM Maize 98140
EU - The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has been unable to come to a decision over the safety of genetically modified (GM) maize 98140 because the applicant failed to supply essential...
09 April 2013
Crop Industry News from European Union Report Shows 'Urgent Need' to Eliminate Bee-killer Pesticides in Europe
EU - Today Greenpeace launched a continent-wide campaign to save Europe’s bees with the release of a comprehensive scientific review of the factors putting pollinators and agriculture in Europe...
03 April 2013
Crop Industry News from European Union New Director-General for Agriculture and Rural Development
EU - The Commission has decided to make Jerzy Bogdan PLEWA Director General of the Agriculture and Rural Development Directorate-General (DG AGRI). ...
01 April 2013
Crop Industry News from European Union Copa-Cogeca Attacks Plans to Cut EU Farmers Payments by Five Per Cent
EU - Copa-Cogeca has criticised new proposals to cut EU farmers direct payments under the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) by five per cent in 2013. The cut had not been planned for and risks...
Crop Industry News from European Union REA Recommends Extension of Renewable Targets
EU - The Renewable Energy Association (REA) welcomes two reports published by the European Commission: a Green Paper on a 2030 framework for climate and energy policies and a progress report...
28 March 2013
Crop Industry News from European Union EU Institutions Urged to Include Findings in Final CAP Agreement
EU - Copa-Cogeca has urged EU institutions to ensure that findings on the reports by the EU Commission are fully reflected in the final agreement on the future Common Agricultural Policy (CAP)...
23 March 2013
Crop Industry News from European Union Latest CAP Discussions Hailed as 'A Step in the Right Direction'
EU – Farm ministers and union representatives have welcomed the deal struck between member states this week on the cornerstones of the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP)....
22 March 2013
Crop Industry News from European Union Copa-Cogeca Announces Results on Water Management Solutions
EU - Celebrating International Water Day, which is dedicated in 2013 to water cooperation, Copa-Cogeca showcased results from its workshop organised together with the European Water Platform...
21 March 2013
Crop Industry News from European Union NFU Responds to Latest CAP Talks
EU - Europe’s farm ministers have agreed on a negotiating position for the future Common Agricultural Policy which largely goes against the NFU’s call for a more “common” policy....
19 March 2013
Crop Industry News from European Union EU Oilseeds Estimates Show Good Recovery
EU - New EU27 oilseeds estimates for the 2012/3 and 2013/4 marketing years released by Copa-Cogeca today show EU-27 oilseeds production is expected to recover this season, rising by 8.5 per cent...
Crop Industry News from European Union Copa-Cogeca EU-27 Concern Over Lack of Seed Availability
EU - Copa-Cogeca has released new EU-27 cereals estimates for the 2012/3 and 2013/4 marketing years, showing EU soft wheat production is forecast to rise by 3.7 per cent on last years levels....
Crop Industry News from European Union GM Crops: Is European Farming at Risk?
ANALYSIS - The genetically modified (GM) debate has been reignited with the launch of a new campaign, hoping to halt the authorisation of 25 new GM crops in Europe, writes Gemma Hyland....
Crop Industry News from European Union NFU Warns of Renewable Export Dangers
EU - The NFU has warned of the potential for damaging impacts on farmers in England and Wales and on global land use patterns if biofuel production is exported from Europe....
15 March 2013
Crop Industry News from European Union NFU Delighted as MEPs Vote to Extend EU Sugar Regime
EU - MEPs in Strasbourg have voted in favour of an extension to the EU sugar regime until the end of the 2019/2020 marketing year....
Crop Industry News from European Union Mixed Feelings over CAP Vote
EU - To deliver secure supplies of high-quality food while protecting the environment better, the new EU farm policy must make "greening" measures mandatory but flexible and help farmers to cope...
14 March 2013
Crop Industry News from European Union New Online Shop for European John Deere Fans
EU - A new online merchandise shop has been launched on the John Deere website for customers and fans of the brand in Europe. Featuring an updated design and improved user interface, it replaces...
12 March 2013
Crop Industry News from European Union ‘Severe’ Seed Shortages a Priority as NFU Lands Top EU Role
EU - The NFU will head the fight to end “severe” seed shortages in Europe after Andrew Watts was elected as chairman of an influential committee in Brussels....
08 March 2013
Crop Industry News from European Union COPA Press For Strong CAP in Run Up to Vote
EU – As the EU Minister’s reform vote approaches, Copa-Cogeca has called for a rapid and positive decision on the new CAP and the EU budget 2014-2020....
07 March 2013
Crop Industry News from European Union Final Push Ahead of Historic CAP Vote
EU - The NFU is asking UK MEPs to fight for a simple, fair, competitive and productive Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) when they take part in a crucial and historic vote on the future of EU...
06 March 2013
Crop Industry News from European Union EU Commission Expects Increase in Cereal Harvest in 2013
EU - Total cereal production in EU-27 is projected at 287.6 million tons, an increase of 5.6 per cent compared to the 2012 harvest, according to preliminary forecasts cereal harvest in 2013,...
01 March 2013
Crop Industry News from European Union NFU Conference: EU Recession Requires Efficient Farming
EU – As the economic recession prompts the Commission to cut budgets, Gerd Sonnleitner, Copa President, has outlined that farmers will be required to manage with less subsidy support while...
28 February 2013
Crop Industry News from European Union NFU Conference: NFU Demand Fair and Simple CAP Reforms
EU – Fairness and simplicity must be primary goals of current Common Agricultural Policy budgetary reforms, said NFU President, Peter Kendall, addressing the National Farmers Union Conference...
15 February 2013
Crop Industry News from European Union Agriculture Committee Votes on Farm Policy Reform Plans
EU - Agriculture Committee Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) have set out their position on EU farm policy reform in texts voted on Wednesday 13 and Thursday 14 February, after more than...
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