Hogan reveals planned timeline for CAP simplification

The CAP simplification drive will focus first on direct payments, market measures and quality policy, followed by rural development, EU Agriculture Commissioner Phil Hogan has confirmed.

Agra Europe's CAP Monitor now fully updated for 2015

CAP Monitor, Agra Europe’s comprehensive guide to the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP), has now been fully updated to integrate the changes brought by the 2014-2020 CAP reform – with many new provisions having ...

WTO members divided on recent agriculture report

World Trade Organization (WTO) members remain divided on the usefulness of a new report put forward by the ‘Cairns Group’ of agricultural exporters in hope of making progress on the long-delayed Doha Round.

Organic review: Talks re-opened on certain elements thought ‘closed’

Member states are still divided on certain elements of the proposed revamp of EU organic sector rules that the Latvian presidency had previously considered “closed”, it has emerged.

CAP may be reformed again in 2017 - Farm Commissioner

EU Agriculture Commissioner Phil Hogan is open to the possibility of reforming the CAP once more in 2017, with a ‘mid-term review’ in prospect that year, it has emerged.

WTO report provides optimism on reforming agriculture domestic subsidies

A new report on trends in domestic agricultural support provided by the top ten global traders of farm products prepared by the World Trade Organisation (WTO) gives some reason to be optimistic about the prospe...

EU voices concerns on Indian, Swiss export subsidies

The EU and other WTO members this week raised concerns over export subsidy systems in place for agricultural products in India and Switzerland.

Commission signs off on pigmeat support measures

EU pigmeat producers can apply for private storage aid (PSA) from the start of next week, the European Commission confirmed today (March 6) as it form...

EU poultrymeat prospects undimmed by Russian ban

Avian flu outbreaks and a ban on sales to Russia are unlikely to halt progress in the EU poultry sector this year, as new forecasts point to an increa...

Avian flu reaches Minnesota in new threat to US poultry

A serious strain of avian flu has been confirmed in a commercial turkey flock in Minnesota, marking the first such finding in the Mississippi flyway -...

Researchers create genetically modified bTB-resistant cattle

Chinese researchers claim to have created a herd of genetically modified cattle possessing a higher resistance to bovine tuberculosis (bTB).

WHO urges governments to reduce sugar consumption

Countries worldwide should act to cut sugar consumption in both adults and children, the World Health Organisation (WHO) has advised in a new set of g...

Commission shoots down farm lobby super-levy call

The European Commission has rejected a call for the so-called super-levy fine paid by milk producers to be used for investment support in the dairy se...

Agra Europe's top ten articles for February

The most read articles on the Agra Europe website last month.

Analysis: US feed exporters feel effects of bear grain market

The large corn (maize), sugar beet and citrus processing sectors in the US generate a stream of co-products which are highly valued as animal feed ingredients in many parts of the world. The most impo...

Agra Europe's top ten articles for February

The most read articles on the Agra Europe website last month.


CAP still failing to address biodiversity loss, claims EEA

The EU’s CAP has “not changed sufficiently” over its life to reduce overall biodiversity loss, a new report on the state of the environment in the EU from the European Environment Agency (EEA) has sai...

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

China to boost spending on grain, edible oil reserves

China will spend 154.6 billion yuan (€18.2 billion) in 2015 to boost its reserves of grains, edible oils and "other materials," according to China's Ministry of Finance in a report to the National Peo...

Serbian meat sector set for EBRD support

Serbia’s meat sector is to receive a significant injection of funds as part of a project being developed by the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD).