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14 February 2013
Crop Industry News from European Union NFU President Secures Role as EU Food Chain Chairman
EU - Farmers and co-operatives from across the EU have endorsed NFU President Peter Kendall for a further two year term as Chairman of the Copa-Cogeca Food Chain Working Party to represent all...
11 February 2013
Crop Industry News from European Union Reactions to EU Budget Deal
EU - The cut to the EU’s long term budget for 2014-20 agreed by the Heads of Government for the first time in history will mean the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) will also be reduced. ...
Crop Industry News from European Union Moving Towards Global Feed LCA Guidelines
EU - The European Feed Manufacturer's Association (FEFAC) and AFIA are joining forces to harmonize the methodology for environmental footprinting of compound feed and to publish the first Feed...
07 February 2013
Crop Industry News from European Union NFU Calls for Fairness Ahead of Crunch Meeting
EU - European leaders will meet in Brussels this week to try and reach a unanimous agreement on the EU’s long-term budget for the period 2014- 2020. ...
06 February 2013
Crop Industry News from European Union FEFAC Congress to Address Staying Profitable in Volatile Times
EU - The European feed association, FEFAC, and IZBA, representing the Polish feed industry, have announced the XXVI FEFAC Congress in Krakow, Poland, on 5 to 8 June 2013 with the theme 'How to...
05 February 2013
Crop Industry News from European Union Reform of the EU's Agricultural Policy
EU - Agricultural spending accounts for about 40 per cent of the European Union's annual budget and has been at the heart of EU policy since the very start of the European project, writes European...
Crop Industry News from European Union Agricultural Reform: What to Consider When Deciding the Budget
EU - We should not forget about farming's economic and social impact when reforming the EU's common agricultural policy, according to the EP's agricultural committee chair Paolo De Castro. ...
28 January 2013
Crop Industry News from European Union Brussels Common Policy Reforms Met With Satisfaction
EU – Progress and improvements have been made by the Agricultural Committee in the latest round of CAP reforms, but there are still many individual issues that need addressing. ...
Crop Industry News from European Union Agriculture Council Meeting to Discuss Common Agricultural Policy
EU - The Agriculture and Fisheries Council meeting of January 2013 takes place in Brussels today (28 January 2013), under the presidency of Mr Simon Coveney, Irish Minister of Agriculture, Food...
Crop Industry News from European Union Can EU Afford CAP Reforms?
ANALYSIS - The European Members of Parliament have on the surface given the go-ahead to a fairer, greener Common Agricultural Policy, writes Chris Harris....
25 January 2013
Crop Industry News from European Union EU Strategy to Tackle Food Security Under Climate Change
EU - The Joint Programming Initiative on Agriculture, Food Security and Climate Change (FACCE JPI) Strategic Research Agenda has been launched following dialogue between high-level international...
24 January 2013
Crop Industry News from European Union Significant Progress on European Sugar Talks
EU - Members of the European Parliament’s Agriculture Committee have voted to support an extension of the EU’s sugar regime until the 2019/2020 marketing year in a move backed by the NFU....
Crop Industry News from European Union Flexibility and Fairness Bywords for CAP Reform
EU – Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) changes must distribute funds more fairly and offer flexibility on ‘Greening’ measures, concluded Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) at a meeting...
17 January 2013
Crop Industry News from European Union MEPs Set for Marathon CAP Vote
EU - The NFU has urged Members of European Parliament (MEPs) to strip out the bureaucracy of CAP reform proposals and focus on providing the conditions for farmers to thrive, ahead of a marathon...
16 January 2013
Crop Industry News from European Union Public Consultation on Future of Organic Production
EU - The European Commission has launched an online consultation aimed at all citizens interested in organic production in Europe....
11 January 2013
Crop Industry News from European Union Rabobank Report: Look East for European Growth
EU - Food and agri companies should look to the new EU member states for growth, according to a new report from Rabobank Food and Agribusiness Research. ...
04 January 2013
Crop Industry News from European Union New 'Fair Price' Regulation Arrives
EU - Guaranteeing quality to consumers and a fair price for farmers are the twin aims of the new Council Regulation on quality schemes for agricultural products that came into force January 3....
02 January 2013
Crop Industry News from European Union CAP discussed at latest Agriculture and Fisheries Meeting
EU - Ministers discussed and debated direct payments, the single CMO and rural development within the framework of the common agricultural policy (CAP) reform, at the latest Agriculture and Fisheries...
28 December 2012
Crop Industry News from European Union EU Commission to Aid Italian Ag Sector Following Earthquakes
EU - The European Commission has authorised an Italian state aid scheme of €2.66 billion to support the recovery of the Italian agricultural sector from the damage caused by the earthquakes...
Crop Industry News from European Union Eurostat Publishes Annual Pocketbook
EU - Eurostat has published its pocketbook, 'Agriculture, Fishery and Forestry Statistics: Main results – 2010-11', detailing a wide range of statistics from the 27 Member States. ...
20 December 2012
Crop Industry News from European Union MEPs Make Sense of Record CAP Amendments
EU - The European Parliament’s Agriculture Committee’s key decision makers on the CAP reform have now informally agreed the content of around 100 compromise amendments....
13 December 2012
Crop Industry News from European Union EU Agricultural Worker Income up 1.0 per cent
EU - EU27 real agricultural income per worker1 has increased by one per cent in 2012, after an increase of eight per cent in 2011, according to first estimates issued by Eurostat, the statistical...
07 December 2012
Crop Industry News from European Union Commission Delays Start to New Rules on CAP Direct Payments
EU - A decision to delay the implementation of new rules governing CAP direct payments is the right one, the NFU said today (7 December)....
12 November 2012
Crop Industry News from European Union Smaller than Forecast EU Harvest Means Balance Tight
EU - With Member States starting to publish provisional harvest estimates for 2012, the total market year (MY) 2012/13 EU27 grain crop is now expected to reach 270.8 MMT. This is 1.8 MMT less...
09 November 2012
Crop Industry News from European Union Creation of Bilateral Group for Jobs and Growth
EUROPE - A report from the British National Farmers Union expected by the end of the year is expected to call on the EU and US to step up trade talks and move towards a form of free trade agreement....
Crop Industry News from European Union NFU Calls for Reassurance on CAP Delays
EU - The European Parliament's agriculture committee has delayed an important vote on the CAP until the end of January – prompting the UK National Farmers Union (NFU) to raise concerns of a...
31 October 2012
Crop Industry News from European Union Farming Unions Reject EU Budget Proposals
EU - Copa-Cogeca has rejected new Cypriot Presidency’s proposals on the future EU budget 2014-20, warning they represent a significant cut in farm spending and risk threatening food security...
29 October 2012
Crop Industry News from European Union Agriculture Industry Unites Behind Technology Roadmap
UK - Two years on from the Foresight Report into the Future of Food and Farming, four national organisations are working together to shape the science that will deliver food for future generations. ...
25 October 2012
Crop Industry News from European Union EU Approves Maize which Opens Doors to US DDGS
US - The US Grains Council is pleased to learn of the official approval of the Syngenta corn variety MIR 162 Agrisure Vipterra in the European Union, opening the way for exports of US corn co-products,...
Crop Industry News from European Union CAP Reform Agreement Possible by End of Year
EU - The Agriculture and Fisheries Council has said that an agreement on the reform of the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) is possible by the end of the year....
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