The EU should increase anti-dumping and anti-subsidy measures to guard against unfair imports from third countries, the European Parliament has said.

EU farm lobby sets out demands for new MEPs

Copa-Cogeca has called on European Parliament in 2014-2019 to push agricultural research and innovation and uphold the bloc’s high production standards in trade deals, so farmers can get a better return from th...

Comment: World market projections suggest bumpy ride for EU sugar sector transition

Transition of the European Union’s sugar industry to a more liberal market is unlikely to be smooth or straightforward.

Hungary told to comply with EU ban on agriculture cartels

The European Commission has called on Hungary to reverse a law that it claims stops the country’s competition authority from sanctioning cartels on agricultural products.

Russia to ease tax burden on small farmers

The Russian government is considering adjusting its taxation system to ease the burden on domestic farmers, according to local reports.

US to investigate Mexican sugar ‘dumping’

The US Commerce Department will investigate a complaint filed last month that Mexican sugar suppliers have been dumping their sugar into the US market or are benefiting from government subsidies, even as Mexica...

Irish dairies pull back from quotas over-kill

Ireland finished the milk quota year just 0.94% over-quota after farmers made "substantial efforts" to manage their supplies, according to preliminary...

Kazakhstan looks to reduce reliance on Black Sea ports for grain sales

Kazakhstan will look to boost grain sales to countries such as Iran and China instead of usual major buyers such as the EU in order reduce its depende...

Global banana market opening up to competition

The market share of the world’s largest banana trading companies is dropping, opening the door to opportunities for other companies, the UN’s Food and...

EU ready to sign political and trade pact with Moldova

The EU is ready to sign an ‘Association Agreement’ (AA) with Moldova, French foreign minister Laurent Fabius and German foreign minister Frank Walter ...

Mercosur ‘agrees’ on market access offer for EU

The EU and ‘Mercosur’ group are likely to begin formal negotiations on tariff reductions later this year, as the South American countries have reporte...

Nutreco struggles to find buyer for Iberian units

Netherlands-based feed company Nutreco is struggling to find a suitable buyer for its Iberian compound feed and meat businesses despite signs of impro...

MEPs reject proposal for mandatory inspection fees

Plans to introduce compulsory EU-wide fees to recoup the cost of inspecting food business operators were rejected by MEPs last week despite a last-dit...

Analysis: New packaging rules transform EU food labelling requirements

European food packaging is becoming more and more crowded with facts and figures about the food contents contained within.

2014-2020 CAP reform: Still not a done deal!

The adoption of five EU regulations in December marked the end of a two-year decision-making process on reforming the CAP, yet that was still not the end of the story – as they did not clarify how all...

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ABF sugar division suffering from lower prices and increased EU competition

Associated British Foods (ABF) said its sugar division has been “severely affected” this year by the decline in sugar prices and increased competition in Europe ahead of the abolition of EU quotas in ...

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

Clash on funding for EU agri-food promotion schemes

EU policy-makers are trying to finalise a revision of the EU’s policy on promoting agri-food products, but a clash on co-financing rates is threatening agreement, it has emerged.

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JBS overtakes rival to top meat export rankings

Major changes are underway at Brazil’s two largest meat processing companies, JBS and Brasil Foods (BRF), whose owners have been wrestling with new challenges in the wake of recent mergers and acquisi...