The EU, Russia and Ukraine are set to hold trilateral talks over Russian concerns on the economic impact of an EU-Ukraine trade agreement.

Updated: WTO agriculture chief to step down in summer

The World Trade Organisation’s agriculture chief John Adank is expected to step down this summer, which could slow down efforts to conclude the long-delayed Doha Round.

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 said.

Analysis: Production drop will support EU rapeseed prices

Reduced rapeseed production in both the EU and major overseas supplier Ukraine look set to weigh on supplies and support prices for the oilseed in the bloc this year.

Member states rubber-stamp GMO cultivation proposal

EU member states have voted through the proposal identifying what grounds governments can ban the cultivation of genetically modified (GM) crops in their territory.

South Africa confirms chicken import duties on three EU states

South Africa has reinstated anti-dumping duties on frozen chicken imports from Germany, the Netherlands and the UK  in a move which could end up favouring other EU member states.

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...

Ukraine grain exports continue, Russian crop improves

Ukraine has exported 24.7 million tonnes of grain since July 1, the same amount that traders sold abroad in the same period a year earlier, the agricu...

US demand key to Aussie beef export prospects

Strong demand from the US is helping push Australian beef exports to unprecedented levels, and while tight supplies could limit overseas sales in the ...

Agra Europe's top ten articles for February

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

Global beef trade to surge over next decade

Global trade in beef will expand rapidly over the coming decade as India and Brazil tap soaring demand from Asia and other fast-growing regions, accor...

Russia refuses to lift EU trade embargo

Russia’s deputy prime minister, Arkady Dvorkovic, has said the country will not cancel the embargo imposed on countries that introduced sanctions on R...

EU trumps US as world wheat exporter

Wheat exports out of the EU continue to grow, as US sales take a record slump, according to the latest report by the International Grains Council (IGC...

Editorial: EU must finally deliver clarity on its biofuels policy

The EU’s biofuels supply chain has once again called for an end to the political uncertainty surrounding the cap on the use of conventional biofuels in the bloc’s transport energy mix.

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...

Editorial: EU must finally deliver clarity on its biofuels policy

The EU’s biofuels supply chain has once again called for an end to the political uncertainty surrounding the cap on the use of conventional biofuels in the bloc’s transport energy mix.

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Fruit and veg POs faced with ‘legal uncertainty’ - report

Legal uncertainty is the most significant problem facing national authorities and producer organisations (POs) in the EU’s fruit and vegetable sector, according to a new report.

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: Reliable supplier image helps extend US grain export season

US grain and oilseed markets continued to head off bearish supply pressures as maize and soya export sales extended counter-seasonal strength – offering spillover support to a less active wheat market...

New player enters UK livestock breeding market

A new player has entered the UK sheep and cattle breeding market with the launch of Animal Breeding Europe Limited (AB Europe) – a business backed by investments from one of New Zealand’s largest oper...