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 European Commission has revealed.

Commission adopts four CAP P2 plans, two from Spain

The European Commission has approved four new 2014-2020 CAP rural development programmes (RDPs) – two from Spain and one from both Italy and France.

More fruit and veg products need EU support, says Copa-Cogeca

EU umbrella farm union Copa-Cogeca has sent a letter to the bloc’s Agriculture Commissioner Phil Hogan calling for more products to be included in the recent extension of measures to support struggling EU fruit...

Thai firm in major deal to buy Russian poultry business

Thailand’s Charoen Pokphand Foods (CPF) has entered into an agreement to acquire a leading integrated poultry business in Russia from Dutch firm Agro Invest Brinky.

Cyprus Halloumi cheese poised for EU ‘PDO’ status

The famous Cypriot cheese ‘Halloumi’ is set to be given the EU ‘Protected Designation of Origin’ (PDO) label later this year, with an independent control body to verify production in the northern Turkish part o...

Ukraine's Black Sea grain exports to fall 5%

Ukraine's grain export from its Black Sea ports are likely to fall to 32.8 million tonnes in the 2015/16 season from a record 34.6mt a season earlier, analyst UkrAgroConsult said on Tuesday (July 28).

UK ‘Bramley Apple Pie Filling’ granted EU protection

The UK’s ‘Traditional Bramley Apple Pie Filling’ has been given the EU’s Traditional Specialty Guaranteed (TSG) status, the European Commission announ...

Updated: General Council approves Vitalis as next WTO agriculture chair

The WTO General Council approved in-coming New Zealand ambassador Vangelis Vitalis as the next chair of the World Trade Organization’s agriculture neg...

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.

Commission slashes EU maize yield forecast

The European Commission has lowered its yield forecasts for all major crops at EU28 level from last month due to “suboptimal weather conditions” – wit...

Kazakhstan WTO accession approved - member by October

WTO members have formally approved Kazakhstan’s accession, meaning the country will become a member once its own parliament ratifies the move – having...

High US slaughter rate concerns Canadian hog producers

Hog prices in the Canadian Prairies may have reached a summer peak but producers there are concerned at the pressure being exerted by the higher than ...

US corn hits one-month low on crop improvements

Chicago Board of Trade (CBOT) corn futures slid to a one-month low on Tuesday (July 28) as pressure from ideal weather conditions hit the US Midwest, ...

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: Australian growth prospects dim as sugar row escalates

The divisions in the Australian sugar industry are deepening now that a federal parliamentary inquiry has found the government should introduce a highly contentious code of conduct.

Five things you need to know this week… July 24

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


Emergency Farm Council likely in September - market situation

EU agriculture ministers are set to meet in early September for an extraordinary Agriculture Council meeting, due to the ongoing difficulties in agricultural markets across the bloc, it has emerged.

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.

USDA adjusts dairy import licencing scheme

The USDA has announced changes to the Dairy Tariff-Rate Import Quota Licensing Program – one of the tools the department uses to administer the tariff-rate quota (TRQ) system for US imports of dairy p...

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