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Crop Industry News: European Union

03 February 2015
Crop Industry News from European Union Is There a Risk of Winter-kill for EU Cereal Crops?
UK - The latest EU crop monitoring (MARS) report points to low levels of winter kill across the EU so far this winter....
28 January 2015
Crop Industry News from European Union Latvia Presents Framework to EU Council
EU - The Latvian Presidency has presented its work programme in the agriculture and fisheries sector to the EU Council. ...
27 January 2015
Crop Industry News from European Union EU Barley Exports Gathering Pace
EU - Barley export commitments from the EU seem to be gathering pace once more, reflecting the increased competitiveness of grains priced in Euros....
14 January 2015
Crop Industry News from European Union GM Crops: Greater Control for EU Member States Granted
ANALYSIS - Strict EU regulations on GM crops became a little less so yesterday as MEPs agreed to give Member States the right to ban the growing of GM crops that have been approved as safe, writes...
02 January 2015
Crop Industry News from European Union EU Supports Cambodia's Agricultural Progress
EU - The European Union (EU) has announced it has allocated EUR 410 million (around USD 510 million), under its bilateral cooperation with Cambodia over the period 2014-2020 to continue its support...
22 December 2014
Crop Industry News from European Union European Union Takes Steps to Encourage Organic Production
EU - The Presidency of the agriculture council is making progress addressing the concerns of member states over the future of organic production in the EU....
17 December 2014
Crop Industry News from European Union EU Grain Storage 'Insufficient'
EU - Research by Rabobank and Copa-Cogeca shows investment must be stepped up to improve infrastructures and storage capacity in the EU grain and oilseeds sector....
Crop Industry News from European Union Drop in EU Rapeseed Blamed on Neonicotinoid Seed Treatment Ban
EU - A drop in EU rapeseed production in 2015 was forecast at Copa-Cogeca oilseeds working party as first results of the neonicotinoid seed treatment ban start to emerge. ...
16 December 2014
Crop Industry News from European Union Cereals Forecast Down for 2015, Concerns Over Lack of Crop Protection
EU - New figures for 2015 EU cereals harvest released by Copa-Cogeca show slight drop for next year and concern rising over lack of crop protection products....
15 December 2014
Crop Industry News from European Union New GM Soya to get Approval Soon
EU - The European Union is expected to approve a new GM soyabean for import after the customary split vote among member countries last week....
09 December 2014
Crop Industry News from European Union EU Member States 'Toiling with Implementing New CAP Arrangements'
EU - NFU Scotland’s President Nigel Miller and its Chief Executive Scott Walker used their time in Brussels to meet with fellow farming unions and Commission officials to investigate how new...
05 December 2014
Crop Industry News from European Union Agreement Reached on EU Legislation for GM Crops
EU - EU member states have reached an agreement on new legislation allowing them to restrict, or ban, the cultivation of crops containing genetically modified organisms (GMOs) on their own territory,...
01 December 2014
Crop Industry News from European Union Wasp vs Wattle - Is Biocontrol the Answer for Europe?
EU - The bud-galling wasp may be just a few millimetres long, but some scientists believe this small insect could solve a big European problem....
28 November 2014
Crop Industry News from European Union EU Farmers Reimbursed €868 Million
EU – Farmers across Europe are being reimbursed a total of €868 million in direct aid by the Common Agricultural Policy....
17 November 2014
Crop Industry News from European Union Anger Rises at Loss of EU Scientific Advisor
ANALYSIS - Last week the European Commission president, Jean Claude Juncker decided to abolish the post of chief scientific advisor....
13 November 2014
Crop Industry News from European Union Support for Flexibility of EU Countries to Ban GMO Crops
EU - Long-awaited draft plans to allow EU member states to restrict, or ban, the cultivation of crops containing genetically modified organisms on their own territory - even if it is allowed...
12 November 2014
Crop Industry News from European Union Should EU Member States be able to Decide on GMO for Themselves?
EU - Should member states be able to overrule the EU when considering the cultivation of genetically modified organisms (GMO) in their territory?...
06 November 2014
Crop Industry News from European Union Winter Weather: What to Expect
ANALYSIS - 'Worst winter in decades' is how a lot of the tabloids usually put it, however, this year they may have got it right, writes Gemma Hyland....
29 October 2014
Crop Industry News from European Union EU Maize Price Stays Below Wheat, Barley
EU - Prices for maize delivered to Rotterdam (a key commodities hub of the EU) have maintained a discount to feed wheat and feed barley for the second consecutive week - but only just, reports...
23 October 2014
Crop Industry News from European Union New Director for Agriculture at EU
EU - Christina Borchmann has been appointed as Director of "Audit of agricultural expenditure" in the Directorate-General for Agriculture and Rural Development....
20 October 2014
Crop Industry News from European Union EU Export Commitments Escalate
EU - This week has seen a substantial increase (945Kt) in EU soft wheat export commitments, with the 2014/15 season cumulative total now at 8.4Mt, according to the HGCA Grain Market Daily....
17 October 2014
Crop Industry News from European Union Russian Trade Ban Discussed at EU Agriculture Council
EU - The 3337th Council meeting Agriculture and Fisheries Council meeting held in Luxembourg earlier this week under the presidency of Maurizio Martina, Minister for Agricultural, Food and Forestry...
Crop Industry News from European Union How Do We Increase Food Production and Support Renewables?
EU - Global demand for food is expected to increase by 70 per cent by 2050, while a steep increase in biomass use will also put pressure on agriculture....
10 October 2014
Crop Industry News from European Union Mixed Prospects in EU Short-term Outlook for Arable Crop, Meat and Dairy Markets
EU - EU cereal harvest is forecast to set a new record in 2014, with strong exports and stocks expected to increase substantially, according to the latest short-term outlook from the European...
09 October 2014
Crop Industry News from European Union Software Tool Delivers GM Data Analysis with Single Click
EU - New software from the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) provides stakeholders with a tool for carrying out complex data analysis as part of the risk assessment of genetically modified...
Crop Industry News from European Union Strong Potato Yields Expected to Bolster EU Supply
ANALYSIS - The European potato supply is growing, fueled by a 3-4 per cent increase in acres and almost perfect growing conditions, reports Sarah Mikesell, TheCropSite senior editor. ...
03 October 2014
Crop Industry News from European Union Endocrine Disruptors – Risk or Hazard?
ANALYSIS - As the European Commission launched its consultation on endocrine disruptors as pesticides, crop protection industry experts spelt out concerns that a catch all hazard based approach...
02 October 2014
Crop Industry News from European Union FAO Urges Europe to Support Sustainable Farming
EU - Speaking at an informal meeting of European Union agriculture ministers in Milan this week, FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva said European governments must help combat hunger...
Crop Industry News from European Union What is the Best Way to Ensure Food Security?
EU - Copa-Cogeca called at EU Farm Ministers Informal meeting this week for measures that benefit the environment at the same time as being economically viable in order to meet the needs of a...
16 September 2014
Crop Industry News from European Union Efforts Made to Reduce Government-imposed Trade Barriers
EU - American Farm Bureau Federation President Bob Stallman is leading a delegation of the organization’s leaders to Europe this week to discuss efforts to increase trade through comprehensive...
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