The EU granted soft wheat export licences totalling 324,102 tonnes in the week ending July 28 – down by around 1,000t from the previous week but up from 262,000t in the same week in 2014/15.

German dairy industry slams French blockade and aid package

Germany’s main dairy industry association has attacked French farmers for blocking the entry of German lorries carrying agri-food goods this week, also criticising national support measures announced by France’...

Extensions of emergency EU aid for fruit/veg and dairy confirmed

EU emergency support schemes for fruit, vegetable and dairy farmers are to be extended into 2016, to help those worst affected by Russia’s ongoing import embargo, the European Commission confirmed today (July 3...

Video: Agra Editorial Director discusses global sugar market on BBC News

Agra Europe Editorial Director Chris Horseman recently appeared on the BBC's World Business Report discussing the recent drop in the price of sugar globally.

Commission adopts streamlined EU customs rules

The European Commission has adopted legislation to modernise and simplify the EU customs system to boost cross-border trade and improve co-operation between member states.

Russia may be ‘overstocked’ for certain agri-food products this year

A significant increase in domestic production of agricultural products coupled with lower sales due to reduced consumer spending power, could mean Russia has an excessive amount of food in storage in the coming...

EU/Mercosur to exchange market access offers 'by October'

An EU-Mercosur trade deal could be agreed by the end of this year as members of the Latin American trade bloc have almost finalised the terms of their...

EPA/EBA sugar imports down year-on-year - Commission

Total sugar imports into the EU from countries pursuant the EPA/EBA agreements in the 2014/15 marketing year have reached 1.710 million tonnes– some 2...

EU dairy farmer price woes continue, more SMP into intervention

Average EU farm gate prices for milk last month were an estimated 9% lower than the average of the past five years, with further cuts expected, the Eu...

German wheat and barley exports to drop on reduced demand

International demand for German wheat and barley will fall sharply this marketing year as leading customers switch back to French supplies.

Mycotoxins a ‘growing concern’ for EU feed silage

EU livestock farmers must be increasingly vigilant about mycotoxin contamination in maize silage, to avoid animal disease and negative economic impact...

Italy drawing up new rules to tackle 'agricultural mafia'

New regulations are being drawn up in Italy to tackle criminal activity in the agricultural and food industry, where illicit profits rake up an estima...

Canada 'could triple' beef sales to Japan through TPP

Canadian beef exports to Japan could double or even triple if Canada is successful in signing onto the Trans-Pacific Partnership, according to an indu...

Five things you need to know this week… July 24

The biggest news stories on the Agra Europe website in the past seven days.

Analysis: Dairy and sugar still TTP sticking points

Sensitive farm products such as dairy and sugar remain the key agricultural issues holding up agreement on a Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) as talks between the 12 nations involved continue in Hawaii...

Five things you need to know this week… July 24

The biggest news stories on the Agra Europe website in the past seven days.


Agri-environment schemes reduce beef farm nitrate leaching – study

Ireland’s national CAP agri-environment scheme has the potential to reduce nitrate leaching from beef farming, a new study has said.

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

First case of Xylella fastidiosa detected outside of Italy

A first case of the plant bacterium ‘Xylella fastidiosa’ detected outside of Italy has been confirmed in Corsica, France.

Russia to 'destroy' illegally imported food products

Illegally imported agri-food products from Western markets into Russia will be subject to “immediate destruction”, according to new rules drawn up by the country’s agriculture ministry.

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