The International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) has now published its full report – its monograph – to back up its claim that the herbicide glyphosate is “probably carcinogenic” to humans.

EU agriculture policy diary: the week ahead (August 3-7)

A new EU compensation scheme for fruit and vegetable producers suffering from the effects of Russia’s import ban should come into force in the week commencing August 3.

EU wheat/barley export licences double year-ago levels

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’...

Early harvest data shows UK rapeseed yields above average

Early UK oilseed rape yields are above average so far this year, according to new data, but areas affected by the Cabbage Stem Flea Beetle have seen lower yields.

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...

IGC boosts global maize production outlook

The forecast for global corn (maize) production in 2015/16 has been raised by the International Grains Council (IGC) reflecting an improved crop outlo...

Video: Agra Editorial Director discusses global sugar market

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

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 Rus...

USDA to discuss bird flu vaccine with Asian trade partners

USDA officials will travel to China, Japan, South Korea and Taiwan in September to discuss using vaccines if another outbreak of bird flu surfaces in ...

Spanish, Belgian, French products given EU protection

The European Commission has added three agri-food products to the CAP’s ever-growing list of protected ‘Geographical Indications’ (GIs) – a Spanish be...

Large HPAI outbreak strikes northern Germany

There was a large outbreak of highly pathogenic avian flu (HPAI) in north western Germany this week, according to the World Organisation for Animal He...

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...

Five things you need to know this week... July 31

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 31

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.

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 industry official.

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