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24 October 2012
Crop Industry News from European Union EU Agricultural Reform - What is Going on?
EU - A year after the Commission published proposals to reform the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP), negotiations continue among the European decision-makers, reports the UK's National Farmers'...
23 October 2012
Crop Industry News from European Union EFSA Provides Séralini et al with Data on GM Maize NK603
EU - Following a written request by Professor Gilles-Eric Séralini, EFSA has today given the researcher access to all available data relating to the Authority’s evaluation of genetically modified...
Crop Industry News from European Union EC Reviews Measures on Imports from Japan
EU - Experts meeting in the European Commission's Standing Committee on the Food Chain and Animal Health (SCoFCAH) endorsed a Commission proposal to revise rules on import conditions of food...
22 October 2012
Crop Industry News from European Union EU Biofuels U-turn ‘Ill-Conceived'
EU - The NFU is calling for joined-up policies that support the production of both food and renewable fuel, after European Commission proposals emerged which would change the key targets underpinning...
19 October 2012
Crop Industry News from European Union EU Biofuels Policy set to Decimate Biofuels Industry
EU - The EU farmers and biofuels industries remains steadfastly opposed to the European Commission’s proposal to limit biofuels made from certain arable crops and to add indirect land use...
18 October 2012
Crop Industry News from European Union EU and Malawi Work Together to Improve Agricultural Production
EU & MALAWI - EU Commissioner for Development, Andris Piebalgs, and the President of Malawi, Joyce Banda, have signed two agreements, which will help Malawi to reach the Millennium Development...
17 October 2012
Crop Industry News from European Union EU Has Duty to Increase Production Says NFU
EU - The European Union has a moral duty to realise its production potential after a series of poor harvests across the world have left food prices high and volatile impacting the poorest people...
Crop Industry News from European Union Future, Food, Farmers Campaign Launched on World Food Day 2012
EU - The European Council of Young Farmers, CEJA, chose World Food Day yesterday, to mark the official launch of its campaign “Future…Food…Farmers”. This campaign calls for generational...
Crop Industry News from European Union Biofuels Emission: Proposals Can’t Ignore Science
EU - The European Commission will today publish legislative proposals on indirect land-use change (ILUC), which occurs when biofuels are grown on agricultural or pasture land, displacing food...
16 October 2012
Crop Industry News from European Union Pressure Stepped Up Against EU Crop-Based Biofuels plans
EU - Copa-Cogeca, together with key EU biofuel industry organisations, stepped up pressure against the EU Commission plans to impose iluc factors and a five per cent limit on the use of crop-based biofuels,...
15 October 2012
Crop Industry News from European Union EU Feed Federation to Contribute on Energy Directive Revision
EU - On request of the EU feed and food chain partners as well as the competent Commission services, FEFAC has published its preliminary public opinion on the announced amendment of the Biofuels...
11 October 2012
Crop Industry News from European Union Copa-Cogeca Warn Against New EU Biofuel Plans
EU - In a letter sent to the EU Commission, Copa-Cogeca attacked EU Commission plans to impose iluc factors and a five per cent limit on the use of crop-based biofuels, warning the U-turn is...
08 October 2012
Crop Industry News from European Union EU Farm Leaders Call for Strong, Market Orientated Farm Policy
EU - In a major declaration adopted at their 2012 Congress, European farm leaders called on EU heads of state, governments, the EU Commission and Parliament to ensure that there is a strong,...
05 October 2012
Crop Industry News from European Union EFSA Publishes Review on GM Maize, Herbicide Study
EU - The European Food Safety Authority has concluded that a recent paper raising concerns about the potential toxicity of genetically modified (GM) maize NK603 and of a herbicide containing...
Crop Industry News from European Union Improving Sustainable Agriculture
EU - European Union Commissioner for Development Andris Piebalgs and the President of the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), Kanayo F. Nwanze, have signed a Memorandum of...
01 October 2012
Crop Industry News from European Union Copa-Cogeca Releases Final EU-27 Cereal Estimates, Production Drops
EU - Copa-Cogeca released final EU-27 cereals estimates for the 2012/13 marketing year last week, claiming EU production is expected to drop by 2.2 per cent, highlighting the need to maintain...
28 September 2012
Crop Industry News from European Union EFSA to Deliver Review on GM Maize, Herbicide Study
EU - The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) will next week deliver its preliminary review of a new study which states concerns over the potential toxicity of a herbicide containing glyphosate...
Crop Industry News from European Union Increasing Transparency of Farm Subsidies
EU - The Commission has adopted a proposal designed to apply new rules with regard to the publication of information on the beneficiaries of European agricultural funds. This legislative review...
26 September 2012
Crop Industry News from European Union EuroTier: Unique Programme for Animal Husbandry
EU - This year over 2,300 exhibitors from 51 countries will be represented at the Exhibition Grounds in Hanover for EuroTier 2012....
Crop Industry News from European Union Significant Progress on Ag Policy Made
EU - “I believe that we are moving in the right direction,” stated Cyprus’ Minister of Agriculture, Natural Resources and Environment, Sofoclis Aletraris, at the end of the first day of...
Crop Industry News from European Union Measures to Manage Markets Must be Stepped Up
EU - Copa-Cogeca has called on EU Farm Ministers to step up EU measures to manage the market under the future Common Agriculture Policy (CAP), in order to ensure a balanced market situation for...
24 September 2012
Crop Industry News from European Union EFSA Consults over Pesticides and Bees
EU - The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has launched an open consultation on the draft Guidance on the Risk Assessment of Plant Protection Products on Bees (including Apis mellifera, Bombus...
21 September 2012
Crop Industry News from European Union Young Farmers Ask for Financial Support under Farm Subsidies
EU - Addressing Members of the European Parliament during a lunch co-organised by MEP Elisabeth Köstinger and CEJA on 18 September 2012 in Brussels, CEJA President Joris Baecke called on MEPs...
Crop Industry News from European Union Council Looks to Reform Agriculture and Fisheries Policies
EU - The Common Agriculture Policy (CAP) reform and the Common Fisheries Policy (CFP) reform will be the focal points of the two day meeting of the Agriculture and Fisheries Council, which will...
20 September 2012
Crop Industry News from European Union Sugar Quotas Dominate EU Farm Subsidy Talks
EU - Quotas for sugar beet producers must be prolonged to allow beet producers time to adapt to new market realities, and EU farm spending should be frozen in real terms for 2014-2020, said many...
14 September 2012
Crop Industry News from European Union Market Backdrop Drives EU Flour Milling towards Tipping Point
EU - The European flour market is fragmented both in terms of participants and regions, resulting in increasing internal competition and a struggle for survival, according to Rabobank....
Crop Industry News from European Union Rising Raw Material Costs Threaten Production
EU - FEFAC, the European Feed Manufacturers' Federation has stressed the need for consumers to pay higher end product costs to reflect the dramatic increases in vegetable proteins and energy...
12 September 2012
Crop Industry News from European Union Protecting the Next Generation of EU Farmers
EU - Addressing all 27 EU Ministers for Agriculture, young farmer representative Joris Baecke urged the Council to adopt and strengthen proposed measures for young farmers in the future CAP....
07 September 2012
Crop Industry News from European Union EFSA Functioning Well
EU - The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) continues to demonstrate its value as the cornerstone of risk assessment for food and feed in the EU and fulfil its obligations to operate in an...
03 September 2012
Crop Industry News from European Union Cereals: Satisfactory Forecasts for EU Harvest
EU - At European level, despite the drought in certain Member States, current forecasts for agricultural products are at 279 million tonnes of cereals, according to figures presented by the European...
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