A highly controversial European Commission proposal to allow national ‘opt outs’ of imports of EU-authorised GM crops will no doubt be rejected by the European Parliament’s environment, public health and food safety committee on Tuesday (October 13).

EU project targets 15% cut in beef farm emissions

Four EU member states are launching a new initiative aimed at reducing the carbon footprint of beef production by 15% over 10 years.

EU grants 650,000 tonnes of sugar export licences for 2015/16

The European Union announced that it has approved export licences for 650,000 tonnes of out-of-quota sugar for the 2015/16 (Oct/Sep) season.

US imposes extra duties on butter and cream on EU and others

The US has introduced temporary extra import duties on butter and cream from the EU and other WTO members – from October 5 to December 31 – as imports this year have exceeded a ‘special safeguard’ trigger level...

World wheat supply forecasts keep growing 

Global wheat production witnessed further increases with upgrades for Australia, Canada and the EU, while the US saw the sharpest decline according to the latest USDA report. 

EU dairy production to increase slowly, price drop to continue – Commission

Despite low prices, milk deliveries in the EU are expected to slightly increase in 2015 and “most probably in 2016”, while prices will continue their downward trend, the European Commission has said.

TPP Agreement: Interactive dashboard of confirmed agri-food market access offers

The announcement this week that the 12 countries involved in talks over a Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) have come to an agreement is expected to hav...

EU nutrition and health claims legislation to be evaluated

The European Commission has published a so-called ‘roadmap’ for an evaluation of EU nutrition and health claims legislation, giving interested parties...

Biggest week of season for EU soft wheat export licences

The EU awarded the highest number of soft wheat exports licences for the 2015/16 marketing year so far in the week ended October 6, with Lithuania tak...

EU meat production to make gains across the board, says Commission

Building on the recovery seen in 2014, EU meat output will see further increases this year - with expansion not only for pork and poultry, but also fo...

‘Stop TTIP’ citizens initiative reaches 3 million signatures

A ‘European Citizens Initiative’ (ECI) demanding that the European Commission stop negotiations towards an EU-US Transatlantic Trade and Investment Pa...

Global food prices steady in September, after recent decline

Agricultural commodities are going through a period of “lower and less volatile prices” with month-on-month prices for September slightly up, the UN F...

EFSA ‘opinion’ deems insects safe for food and feed

If non-processed insects for food and feed are fed with currently permitted feed materials, there should be no more risks than those associated with o...

Five things you need to know this week…October 9

The biggest stories on the Agra Europe website this week.

TPP has potential to define global trade in 21st Century

Trade ministers from the 12 nations negotiating a Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade agreement have ironed out their differences and reached an agreement in what could prove to be a historic accord...

Five things you need to know this week…October 9

The biggest stories on the Agra Europe website this week.


Commission presents new EU forest strategy implementation plans

The European Commission has put out a new implementation ‘strategy’ that aims to “update the challenges” faced by the bloc’s forest sector up until 2020.

Updated CAP Monitor looks at the changes coming for 2014-2020

CAP Monitor is now fully revised and updated, offering a full section-by-section guide to the new CAP for 2014-2020

Trade Focus: Wheat rally confounds the bears – for now

US and EU wheat futures edged up to new seven-week highs last week as the USDA fed bulls, already gorged on CIS dry weather news and a much lower than expected US crop estimate for 2015 – nearly 2.3 m...

KTG Agrar sells stake in Russian pigmeat business

KTG Agrar, one of Germany’s largest agricultural companies, has announced the sale of its stake in a Russia-based pigmeat venture, saying it will focus instead on activities within the EU.

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