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18 November 2011
Crop Industry News from European Union EU Fertilizer Market to Grow to €15.3 Billion by 2018
EU - Fertilizers are vital nutrients necessary for all plants. They are essential for high-yield harvest. In 2010, about one quarter of all fertilizers used in Europe were applied on grassland...
17 November 2011
Crop Industry News from European Union Need for a More Flexible and Productive CAP
EU - History and budget merge in the Common Agricultural Policy, making it one of the most important action plans for the EU. The discussion about the future CAP is not only crucial for farmers...
15 November 2011
Crop Industry News from European Union Ag Council Discusses Direct CAP Payments, Sugar Regime
EU - At the Agriculture and Fisheries Council, there were discussions on direct payments as the result of the CAP reform and the prolongation of the sugar regime to 2020....
14 November 2011
Crop Industry News from European Union BASF's New GM Potato To Be Lauched in EU
EU - Jim Tiede, chairman of the Idaho Potato Commission and one of the growers caught up in the debacle over the first US biotech potato launch, will be an observer as Europe reacts to a new...
11 November 2011
Crop Industry News from European Union Biorefineries for a Bio-Based Economy in Europe
EU - Fossil resources are limited, but the global demand for fuels and chemicals is continuously rising. In addition to European and national legislations that set ambitious targets for greenhouse...
09 November 2011
Crop Industry News from European Union Agricultural Diversity in the EU Through Figures
EU - Which Member States are the main producers of cereals? Which Member State produces the most drinking milk and the most cheese and where is the most beef, pork and poultry meat produced?...
08 November 2011
Crop Industry News from European Union Residue Compliance Continues to Rise
EU - A report from the European Food Safety Authority shows that compliance rates over pesticide residues in food in the EU are continuing to rise, with 97.4 per cent of the samples analysed...
01 November 2011
Crop Industry News from European Union A Step In The Right Direction For GMO Legislation
EU - Two independent reports evaluating the European Union's legislation on Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs) conclude that there is broad support for the legislation's objectives and show...
17 October 2011
Crop Industry News from European Union Europe's CAP Reform Proposals Disappointing
EU - Proposals by the European Commission to overhaul the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) have left most EU politicians and stakeholders disappointed....
14 October 2011
Crop Industry News from European Union Member States Respond To CAP Reform
Following yesterday's proposals for the reform of the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP), TheCropSite looks at the responses for member states. ...
13 October 2011
Crop Industry News from European Union EU Farmer Subsidies to Continue to 2020
EU - The European Union's agriculture chief made the argument that European farmers must receive support to cope with increasingly volatile world food prices as he laid out plans for an agricultural...
12 October 2011
Crop Industry News from European Union Proposals Focus On Greening The CAP
This morning, European Commissioner for Agriculture and Rural Development, Dacian Ciolos presented the major reform proposals for the future of the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) from 2014....
11 October 2011
Crop Industry News from European Union Number of Agricultural Holdings in EU27 Fall by 20% in 7 Years
EU - In 2010 there were just over 12 million agricultural holdings and an utilised agricultural area (UAA) of 170 million hectares in the EU27....
10 October 2011
Crop Industry News from European Union Copa and Cogeca Presidents Unveil Views on Future CAP
EU - At a major Seminar on the future Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) today, Copa and Cogeca Presidents unveiled their views on the upcoming CAP reform. EU farmers' role in producing food must...
29 September 2011
Crop Industry News from European Union MEPs Commit to Agricultural R&D
EU - MEPs have voted to substantially increase research spending to meet the twin challenges of increased food demand and diminishing resources. ...
19 September 2011
Crop Industry News from European Union Court Rulings Re-Ignite Debate on GM Crops
EU - ECJ rules on two cases involving GM maize, and both sides say decisions work in their favour....
07 September 2011
Crop Industry News from European Union European Court Protects Honey from GM Contamination
EU - The European Court of Justice today upheld the rights of beekeepers and consumers to keep honey free from GM contamination....
12 August 2011
Crop Industry News from European Union EU Harvest Under Way after Long Awaited Rain
EU - While many parts of the EU27 have experienced good growing conditions this season, and the likes of Bulgaria and Romania excellent growing conditions, the lack of rain in the major producing...
27 July 2011
Crop Industry News from European Union EU Harvest Underway; Yields Are Variable
EU - Cereal harvesting is moving ahead in the main producers of Europe. ...
22 July 2011
Crop Industry News from European Union Feed Organisations Warn of Supply Disruption
EU - COCERAL, FEDIOL and FEFAC acknowledge entry into force of 'technical solution' as a first step but warn that comprehensive action will be needed to avoid supply disruption....
14 July 2011
Crop Industry News from European Union CME Europe Introduces Alt Fuel and Veg Oil Contracts
EU - CME Clearing Europe, CME Group's European clearing house, today announced that it will begin clearing a new alternative fuel product, German Specification T2 Ethanol Swaps, and a new vegetable...
11 July 2011
Crop Industry News from European Union Year-Long Council Effort Yields EU Success
EU - The US Grains Council and the United Sorghum Checkoff Program have succeeded in a year-long effort to resolve an obsolete provision in European Union (EU) tariff regulations that has hindered...
Crop Industry News from European Union MEPs Back MS Right to Ban GM Cultivation
EU - Member States should have the flexibility to ban or restrict the cultivation of genetically modified (GM) crops and should be able to cite environmental motives for doing so, according to...
08 July 2011
Crop Industry News from European Union Food Labels to be Clearer for Consumers
EU - Food shoppers will be able to make better informed, healthier choices as the result of new EU food labelling rules approved by MEPs on Wednesday, according to the European Parliament. ...
Crop Industry News from European Union Parliament Paves Way For GMO Crop Bans
The European Parliament this week backed plans to let member states choose whether to ban the cultivation of genetically-modified crops on their territory, giving a detailed list of grounds on...
Crop Industry News from European Union Drop Forecast for EU Wheat Harvest
EU - The 2011 EU wheat harvest will be down by 3.5 per cent on last year, according to estimates released by European farm organisation Copa-Cogeca....
07 July 2011
Crop Industry News from European Union EU to Send Food Aid to North Korea
EU - The European Union will give food aid to North Korea as the humanitarian crisis there worsens. ...
06 July 2011
Crop Industry News from European Union New Deere Combines for Europe Improve Productivity
EU - Specifically designed for European crops and conditions, John Deere's new W and T-Series combine range for the 2012 harvest season features models from 260 to 431hp (maximum rating at ECE...
Crop Industry News from European Union NFU Warns GM Vote Ignores Science
EU - The British National Farmers Union has warnd that the European Parliament is setting a dangerous precedent for EU legislation by ignoring scientific advice on genetically modified crop varieties. ...
27 June 2011
Crop Industry News from European Union EC Adopts Regulation to Control GM in Feed
EU - On 24 June, the European Commission (EC) adopted a regulation that harmonises the implementation of the zero tolerance policy on non-authorised genetically modified (GM) material in feed....
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