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Crop Industry News: European Union

14 April 2014
Crop Industry News from European Union Drought Measures, Milk Quotas on EU Ag Committee Agenda
EU - On the agenda for the upcoming Agriculture and Fisheries Council meeting are weather-related crop difficulties in Cyprus and Latvia as well as legal aspects to the end of milk quotas....
10 April 2014
Crop Industry News from European Union Agriculture MEPs Back Move for Promotion of EU Farm Produce
EU - A deal with the EU Council of Ministers on measures to boost sales of EU farm produce within the EU and abroad and to restore consumer confidence in the event of market disruptions has been...
07 April 2014
Crop Industry News from European Union European Parliament Supports Common Framework for Whole Food Chain
EU - A Commission proposal creating, for the first time, a common financial framework covering the whole food chain has been endorsed by the European Parliament....
03 April 2014
Crop Industry News from European Union Have Your Say on the EU Common Agricultural Policy
EU - The European Commission is calling for applications for groups wishing to join the new Agriculture & Rural Development Civil Dialogue Groups, which will have input into the Common Agricultural...
27 March 2014
Crop Industry News from European Union New Plans for European Organic Farming
EU - Maintaining consumer confidence, maintaining producer confidence and making it easier for farmers to switch to organics are the main objectives of a new EU Regulation on organic production...
26 March 2014
Crop Industry News from European Union EU Council Addresses Organic Production, Meat Labelling
EU - Yesterday's meeting of the Agriculture and Fisheries Council included discussions on harmonising and simplifing rules on organic farming, divergent views of country-of-origin labelling of...
21 March 2014
Crop Industry News from European Union Agricultural Marketing to be Discussed at Next EU Council Meeting
EU - The next Agriculture and Fisheries Council meeting in Brussels, 24 March 2014, will address agricultural and fisheries matters. The Council will be chaired by Mr Athanasios Tsaftaris, Minister...
20 March 2014
Crop Industry News from European Union EU Feed Industry Moves Towards More Responsible Soybeans Sourcing
EU - The European feed manufacturers association, FEFAC, has issued an update on its 'roadmap' for sourcing responsible soybeans, showing where progress has been made and where more needs to...
18 March 2014
Crop Industry News from European Union EU Ag Sector Role in Economic Crisis Outlined at Major Conference
EU - The agriculture sector is key for helping the EU survive the economic crisis, speakers at a high-level European conference on the future Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) said in Seville....
Crop Industry News from European Union First Package of Delegated Acts for Ag Policy Reform Criticised
EU - Copa-Cogeca has criticised the first package of delegated acts for the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) reform approved by the EU Commission this week, warning it will make it difficult...
11 March 2014
Crop Industry News from European Union Europeans Support Ag Policy Aims, Traceability of Milk, Meat
EU - The latest survey from Eurobarometer reveals broad support among Europeans for new Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) and a small majority are willing to pay slightly more to have product...
06 March 2014
Crop Industry News from European Union Latest EU Outlook: Good Harvests; Rising Milk, Meat Output
EU - In its latest short-term agricultural market outlook, the European Commission expects good harvests, rising meat and milk production....
03 March 2014
Crop Industry News from European Union Advanced Biofuels Offer Significant Economic Gains
EU - Expansion in the use of biofuels driven by the European Union’s Renewable Energy Directive (RED) has led to concerns that this may be contributing to deforestation and land use change....
25 February 2014
Crop Industry News from European Union MEPs Criticised on Vote to Impose Inspection Costs
EU - Copa-Cogeca has expressed serious concerns about European Parliaments Environment Committee vote to impose a fee on farmers and agri-cooperatives for the cost of inspections carried out...
24 February 2014
Crop Industry News from European Union Food Authority Criticised For Bacillus Safety Tests
EU – The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has been criticised by a British veterinary body over its evaluation of the safety of bacillus species in the food chain....
18 February 2014
Crop Industry News from European Union Copa-Cogeca Stresses Policy Reform Must Respect 2013 Agreements
EU - In a high-level meeting with the Greek Presidency yesterday (17th), Copa President Albert Jan Maat stressed that the EU must not go beyond the political deal on Common Agricultural Policy...
17 February 2014
Crop Industry News from European Union Copa-Cogeca Urges Member States to Reject EU Sugar Plans
EU - Copa-Cogeca has urged Member States to reject new EU Commission plans which would upset the EU sugar market balance and call into question the new CAP reform agreement. ...
14 February 2014
Crop Industry News from European Union Vote on Proposal to Strengthen EU Animal, Plant Health Rules Welcome
EU - Copa-Cogeca has welcomed European Parliaments vote on new legislation designed to strengthen EU animal and plant health rules and tackle more effectively pests and outbreaks of animal diseases...
28 January 2014
Crop Industry News from European Union MEPs Reject GM Maize Modification
EU - The genetically modified maize “Pioneer 1507” should not be placed on the market for cultivation, because its insect-resistant pollen might harm non-target butterflies and moths, says...
27 January 2014
Crop Industry News from European Union Biodiesel Industry Calls for Ambitious 2020 Targets
EU - The European Commission (EC) has 'missed an opportunity' to tackle Europe’s most pressing environmental challenges, according to the European Biodiesel Board (EBB), following the release...
Crop Industry News from European Union Water Innovation Projects Receive €50 million in Funding
EU - Eleven new projects aiming to promote innovative solutions for water-related challenges have been approved for EU research funding. ...
24 January 2014
Crop Industry News from European Union Agricultural Commodity Prices Expected to Remain Firm
EU - Based on a number of assumptions, a new report from the European Commission forecasts that agricultural commodity prices will remain firm over the medium term, supported by growing global...
Crop Industry News from European Union Finding the Value Route in EU Bioplastics
EU - European Food & Agri companies are expected to take on key positions in the growing global market for bioplastics. Opportunities arise from their access to bioplastic feedstock, such as...
22 January 2014
Crop Industry News from European Union European Parliament Calls for Crack Down on Food Fraud
EU - European Members of Parliament have called on European countries to fix penalties for food fraud at at least twice the economic gain the fraudster gets from the crime....
09 January 2014
Crop Industry News from European Union Honeybee Declines Cause Huge Risk to EU Crops
ANALYSIS - New research has highlighted the huge risk to crops due to diminishing honeybee populations across Europe, writes Gemma Hyland....
06 January 2014
Crop Industry News from European Union EU See Sense on Tractor and Trailer Testing
EU - New burdensome EU proposals on tractor and trailer testing look to have been defeated in the European Union after intensive lobbying from UK farming unions....
30 December 2013
Crop Industry News from European Union Good EU Harvest for 2013 Confirmed
EU - Copa-Cogeca has released final EU-27 cereals estimates for the 2013/14 marketing year, confirming a good 2013 grain harvest and quality, up 4.5 per cent on last years levels....
27 December 2013
Crop Industry News from European Union Estimates Confirm EU Rapeseed Production back to Normal Levels
EU - New EU27 oilseeds estimates for the 2013/4 marketing year released by Copa-Cogeca confirm EU rapeseed production is back to normal levels this year, up 4.2 per cent on last years level....
23 December 2013
Crop Industry News from European Union EU Commission Progresses Research Plans on Agriculture Sustainability
EU - The European Commission has published the first set of calls for research projects under 'Horizon 2020' for 2014 and 2015. Two feed-related topics are included in the programme aimed to...
19 December 2013
Crop Industry News from European Union New Tool for Management of Varroa Mites in Bee Hives
EU - There has been a significant decline in European honey bee colony numbers over recent years and hive infestations of the mite, Varroa destructor, are an important factor in contributing...
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