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Crop Industry News: European Union

15 September 2014
Crop Industry News from European Union New Agriculture Commissioner Told to Simplify Greening and Direct Payments
EU - Simplification of the direct payments in the Common Agricultural Policy and greening are two of the issues that have been put top of the list of priorities for the new European Commissioner...
12 September 2014
Crop Industry News from European Union EU Adopts Proposals to Improve Health, Tackle Antimicrobial Resistance
EU - The European Commission has adopted proposals on veterinary medicinal products and medicated feed, to improve the health and well-being of animals, to tackle antimicrobial resistance (AMR)...
05 September 2014
Crop Industry News from European Union EU Outlines Measures Taken to Help Agriculture Sector Affected by Russian Import Ban
EU - In order to help agriculture and fishing businesses affects by Russia's import ban, the European Commission (EC) is now monitoring carefully the market prices for affected products in each...
02 September 2014
Crop Industry News from European Union Good Spring Growing Conditions Across EU Lead to Early Harvest
EU - Very good spring growing conditions across much of the EU28 saw an early start to harvest and hopes were high for large, good quality wheat and barley crops and good development of the EU28...
27 August 2014
Crop Industry News from European Union Farmers Issue Support Plea After Russian Ban
EU – European farmers have called for extra support from the Common Agricultural Policy in response to Russia’s import ban....
25 August 2014
Crop Industry News from European Union Hope for Improved Wheat Harvests as Genome Sequence of Soil Bacterium Completed
EU - The Genome Analysis Centre (TGAC) together with the Universidad Nacional de Rio Cuarto (UNRC), Instituto de Agrobiotecnologica Rossario (INDEAR), and other European partners, have completed...
20 August 2014
Crop Industry News from European Union EU Commission Move to Support Agriculture Sector Welcomed
EUROPE - Copa-Cogeca has welcomed the move by European Agriculture Commissioner Ciolos to help support the EU farm sector in response to the crisis hitting the sector as a result of the Russian...
14 August 2014
Crop Industry News from European Union EU Bees at Best Health in Years, Overwintering Losses at Record Low
EU - European bees are much healthier than many recent publications appear to suggest. ...
01 August 2014
Crop Industry News from European Union EU, Industry Partners Launch €3.7 Billion Investments in Renewables
UK - EU and industry leaders have launched a new European Joint Undertaking on Bio-based Industries (BBI). ...
18 July 2014
Crop Industry News from European Union Copa-Cogeca Calls for Stronger Action to Combat Unfair Practices
EU - European agriculture sector organisation Copa-Cogeca has welcomed the fact that the European Commission has recognised that abusive and unfair practices are present in the food chain....
15 July 2014
Crop Industry News from European Union EU Council Meeting Addresses Organic Farming Regulation
EU - At the 3328th Agriculture and Fisheries Council meeting on 14 July, participants discussed the strengthening of the regulatory framework for organic farming, the future of the milk sector...
14 July 2014
Crop Industry News from European Union EU Ag, Fisheries Committee to Discuss Organic Farming
EU - Among the topics on the agenda for discussion by the EU Agriculture and Fisheries Committee at a meeting in Brussels on 14 July will be a policy debate on organic farming....
11 July 2014
Crop Industry News from European Union EU Feed Production Slightly Higher in 2013
EU - Compound feed production in the EU-28 was 155 million tonnes in 2013, up slightly from the year before....
08 July 2014
Crop Industry News from European Union EU Expects Good Cereal Harvest Increased Meat Milk Production
EU - The prospects for 2014 indicate an above average EU cereal harvest for the second year in a row and record level of cereal exports for marketing year 2013/14, according to the Commission's...
01 July 2014
Crop Industry News from European Union First-Ever State of the Ethanol Industry Report Released
EU - The European Renewable Ethanol Industry Association (ePURE) has published its first ever State of the Industry Report, provinding an overview of the situation of renewable ethanol production...
24 June 2014
Crop Industry News from European Union EU-28 Cereals Estimates Released with Promising Outlook
EU - Copa-Cogeca released new EU-28 cereals estimates for the 2014/15 marketing year today, showing a good crop this year, up 2.3 per cent on last years levels....
Crop Industry News from European Union EU Becomes World's Largest Agri-food Exporter
EU - New figures just released show that, in 2013, EU agri-food exports continued to grow as in the previous years and reached a value of €120 billion, which made the European Union the world's...
16 June 2014
Crop Industry News from European Union 35 Years of EU Food Safety Alert System
EU - Europe is more than ever reliant on its Rapid Alert System for Food and Feed (RASFF) to ensure that our food meets some of the highest food safety standards in the world. Besides its main...
Crop Industry News from European Union EU Agriculture, Fisheries Committee Meets This Week
EU - The Agriculture and Fisheries Council meeting will take place in Luxembourg on 16 and 17 June 2014. Among the leading topics on the agenda are the single school food scheme, the dairy market...
13 June 2014
Crop Industry News from European Union EU Energy Ministers set to Reach Key Decision on Biofuels
EU - The EU Energy Council is expected to reach political agreement on measures to incorporate indirect land use change (ILUC) into EU biofuels policies today (Friday), which would effectively...
06 June 2014
Crop Industry News from European Union Torrefaction: The Bioenergy Newcomer
EU - Torrefaction - the slow roasting of biomass material to improve its energy content - has been touted as part of a solution for the large-scale implementation of bioenergy. ...
02 June 2014
Crop Industry News from European Union International Workshop Explores Risks of Emerging GM Technique
EU - EFSA is bringing together experts from across the globe to consider the implications for its risk assessment work from an emerging technique in the genetic modification of plants. More than...
29 May 2014
Crop Industry News from European Union Early-Flowering Crops May Increase Bee Numbers for Late-Flowering Crops
EU - Planting early-flowering crops, such as oilseed rape, boosts the numbers of bumblebees available to pollinate late-flowering crops, such as sunflowers, according to recent research. ...
27 May 2014
Crop Industry News from European Union Commission Clears Acquisition by DLG, Lantmännen of Hage Polska
EU - The European Commission has granted clearance under the EU Merger Regulation to the acquisition of joint control by Lantmännen ekonomisk förening of Sweden and Dansk Landbrugs Grovvareselskab...
23 May 2014
Crop Industry News from European Union NFU Welcomes Withdrawal of Soil Framework Directive
EU - The European Commission has finally withdrawn its proposal for a Soil Framework Directive following years of NFU lobbying....
14 May 2014
Crop Industry News from European Union Young Farmers - What Are Your Needs?
EU - The European Commission has launched a study to identify the needs of young farmers and review agricultural exchange schemes for young farmers....
12 May 2014
Crop Industry News from European Union European Council Adopts Provisions for Animal Plant Financing
EU - The European Council adopted a regulation laying down provisions for the management of expenditure relating to the food chain, animal health and animal welfare, and relating to plant health...
21 April 2014
Crop Industry News from European Union Pollen Collected by Bees Contaminated with Toxic Pesticides
EU - Over two third of the pollen that honeybees collected from European fields and brought to their hives to feed their larvae is contaminated with a cocktail of up to 17 different toxic pesticides....
15 April 2014
Crop Industry News from European Union Sustainable Profitable Agriculture with Biodiversity Conservation
EU - Economically viable agriculture can be combined with effective biodiversity conservation according to a recent EU funded study....
14 April 2014
Crop Industry News from European Union Lords Call for EU Action on Food Waste
ANALYSIS - The report calls for a redistribution of potentially wasted food to different sections of society or to be used in the animal feed chain where appropriate....
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