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03 September 2012
Crop Industry News from European Union Call for 'Evidence, not Emotion' on GM
EU - The sustainable intensification of agriculture is essential if Europe is to produce more food and impact less on the environment, the EU’s first-ever chief scientific advisor has told...
29 August 2012
Crop Industry News from European Union European Summer Crops Hit by Drought
EU - The summer crops in South and East Europe have been hit by drought with high temperatures and a lack of rainfall according to the latest Europe Mars Bulletin. ...
28 August 2012
Crop Industry News from European Union Impact of Ethanol of Food Prices Exaggerated
EU - The European Renewable Ethanol Association has rejected claims that ethanol production is driving up food prices. ...
23 August 2012
Crop Industry News from European Union John Deere Tops Innovations Medal Table
EUROPE - According to research conducted by Eichberg Consulting, a German market strategy consultant for agribusiness and trade shows, John Deere leads the list of Europe’s most innovative...
20 August 2012
Crop Industry News from European Union Wild Pollinators Support Farm Productivity, Stabilise Yield
EU - The serious decline in the number of managed honeybees and wild bees reported in Europe over the last few decades has the potential to cause yield decreases with threats to the environment...
09 August 2012
Crop Industry News from European Union MEPs Lodge 7000 Changes to EU Subsidy Reform
EU - The Secretariat of the European Parliament Agriculture Committee has confirmed that in total MEPs have lodged over 7000 changes the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) reforms....
03 August 2012
Crop Industry News from European Union Mixed Weather Takes Its Toll on EU Crops
EU - Contrasting weather conditions in the EU27 are presenting some challenges for the grain crop. While the north and west have experienced unusually wet weather, in the south and east, the...
30 July 2012
Crop Industry News from European Union Advanced Direct CAP Farm Payments Approved
EU - The European Commission Direct Payments Management Committee has backed a proposal by the Commission to permit Member States to advance 50 per cent of the CAP Direct Payments for 2012 aid...
17 July 2012
Crop Industry News from European Union Farm Ministers Look at Strengthening Agricultral Markets
EU - Copa-Cogeca has welcomed EU Farm Ministers talks on the future CAP and called for stronger more efficient measures to better manage the market and help farmers deal with the increasing market...
16 July 2012
Crop Industry News from European Union Importance of Young Farmers Highligted
EU - Eric Driver, delegate from the European Council of Young Farmers (CEJA’s) Irish member organisation Macra na Feirme, had the opportunity to make a presentation on young farmers and food...
12 July 2012
Crop Industry News from European Union EU Cereal Harvest Expected to Increase, Oilseeds Decline
EU - The 2012 cereal harvest in the EU is expected to be slightly higher than in 2011, with the usable production reaching 286 million tonnes (up 0.6 per cent), thus leaving the cereal balance...
11 July 2012
Crop Industry News from European Union Bioeconomy Can Shape Future of Europe's Wealth
EU - As the world’s population increases and greater pressure is put on global resources, we need to think carefully about how we manage the ground beneath our feet, and what changes to land...
Crop Industry News from European Union Transitional Measures in Place Ahead of CAP Reform
EU - The Council adopted a set of amendments to Regulation 73/2009 concerning the application of direct payments to farmers in the year 2013 following a first reading agreement with the European...
05 July 2012
Crop Industry News from European Union EU-27 Cereal Estimates Announced, Copa Cogeca Calls for Flexibility
EU - Copa-Cogeca released new EU-27 cereals estimates for the 2012/13 marketing year this week, claiming EU production is expected to drop slightly by 1.4 per cent, compared to last year, despite...
Crop Industry News from European Union Copa Cogeca Releases New EU-27 Oilseeds Figures, Production Drops
EU - Copa-Cogeca released new EU-27 oilseeds estimates for the 2012/13 marketing year this week (2 July), showing a 3.2 per cent drop in production, compared to last year, mainly as a result...
27 June 2012
Crop Industry News from European Union Auditors Organic Report - A Model for EU Regulation?
ANALYSIS - The European Commission is to tighten up on controls on marketing of organic foods across the EU to ensure a fair and even handed approach, writes Chris Harris. ...
25 June 2012
Crop Industry News from European Union EU Gives €5 Million to Maintain Crop Biodiversity
EU - The European Union is contributing €5 million ($6.5 million) towards the Benefit-sharing Fund which helps farmers in developing countries manage crop diversity for food security and climate...
Crop Industry News from European Union EU Commissioners Underline Importance of Sustainable Agriculture
EU - The European Commission organised a joint high-level event at the Rio Summit of the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development, outlining the important role that sustainable agricultural...
20 June 2012
Crop Industry News from European Union NFU Support for Proportionate CAP Fines
EU - European Parliament proposals to introduce more proportionate control and punishment for farmers that fall foul of CAP rules are a step in the right direction, the NFU said. ...
19 June 2012
Crop Industry News from European Union New Measures Needed to Allow Green Growth
EU - At EU Farm Ministers meeting this week, Copa-Cogeca welcomed many aspects of EU Commission proposals on Rural Development Policy under the future Common Agricultural Policy (CAP), but called...
18 June 2012
Crop Industry News from European Union Copa Cogeca Calls for EU Sugar Quotas to Remain Until 2020
EU - At a major CIBE Congress held in France last week (13 June), Copa President Gerd Sonnleitner called for EU sugar production quotas to be kept until at least 2020, saying that there has already...
15 June 2012
Crop Industry News from European Union Support for Young Farmers Is Political Priority for Future
EU - Despite EU and Member State initiatives, the farming population is getting older and the number of young farmers in the EU is still rapidly decreasing, according to a report produced by...
Crop Industry News from European Union EU Feed Industry Commits to Sustainability
EU - The European compound feed industry must increase resource efficiency and add value for customers, said the European Compound Feed Manufacturers’ Federation (FEFAC) in its second edition...
14 June 2012
Crop Industry News from European Union Farming Unions Call for Sugar Quota Extension Until 2020 at the Least
EU - At a major CIBE Congress held in France this week, Copa President Gerd Sonnleitner called for EU sugar production quotas to be kept until at least 2020, saying that there has already been...
06 June 2012
Crop Industry News from European Union Measures Proposed to Ensure Green Transition
EU - At EU Farm Ministers Informal Meeting this week, which focused on enabling the EU agri-food sector to contribute to a green transition of our modern economy, Copa-Cogeca outlined measures...
01 June 2012
Crop Industry News from European Union EFSA Reviews Studies on Some Pesticides and Bee Health
EU - Two teams of researchers recently had innovative behavioural studies published in the journal Science which suggested that low levels of neonicotinoid pesticides can have significant effects...
Crop Industry News from European Union EU Farm Rules Will Cut Food Production, May Harm Environment
EU - EU plans to impose new environmental regulations on farmers across Europe will reduce food production and are likely to harm the environment, says the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs...
30 May 2012
Crop Industry News from European Union Scottish and Irish Unions Unite in CAP Budget Call
SCOTLAND & IRELAND - In a bilateral meeting between NFU Scotland and the Irish Farmers Association, both Presidents called on their respective Governments and MEPs to ensure that the Common Agricultural...
28 May 2012
Crop Industry News from European Union Promoting Farmers, Co-ops in the Food Chain
EU - Copa-Cogeca welcomed a new report by the European Competition Network on the analysis of their activities on the food sector, which highlights the need to strengthen farmers and agri-cooperatives...
14 May 2012
Crop Industry News from European Union EU Rapeseed: Area, Production Forecast Down from Last Year
EU - Rapeseed production in the European Union (EU) for 2012/13 is forecast at 18.0 million tons, down 1.1 million or 6 per cent from last year, and down 1.8 million or 9 per cent...
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