EU governments must commit sufficient funds to the EU’s 2016 budget to avoid payment backlogs in the following years, including for CAP rural development schemes, the European Commission has warned.
After more than 30 years, EU milk production quotas have finally ended.
Agriculture and agricultural policy and legislation has a key role to play in achieving the forthcoming UN ‘Sustainable Development Goals’ (SDGs), many at a conference in Brussels have claimed.
The European Commission has put forward plans to reduce most 2015 CAP direct payments by 1.39%, to fund the so-called ‘Crisis Reserve’ for the 2016 CAP budget.
Ahead of general and presidential elections this October in Argentina, in which the controversial Cristina Fernández de Kirchner will not be eligible to contest for a third term, the case for urgent farm reform...
A comprehensive improvement of farm animal welfare within the EU is urgently needed, both from a scientific perspective and also to address societal concerns over current methods of farm animal husbandry.
EU soft (common) wheat stocks will be lower than previously expected in 2015/16 due to increased use of the grain as animal feed, the European Commiss...
The EU dairy sector is “prepared” for the new quota-free market that starts tomorrow (April 1), says the European Dairy Association (EDA), yet there a...
US soya plantings are forecast at a record 84.635 million acres this spring, according to the US Agriculture Department; below market expectations.
New EU rules on the labelling of fresh, chilled and frozen meat enter into force on Wednesday (April 1) after a lengthy transition period.
Eleven member states have asked the European Commission for an extension on the admissibility for CAP Pillar Two (P2) rural development payments from ...
US broiler meat exports slipped back in January as two key markets closed in response to recent avian flu outbreaks.
British MEP Catherine Bearder has called on the Commission to introduce specific animal welfare rules for farmed rabbits – claiming current legislatio...
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- EU milk quotas end - sector is ready, says Commission
- Farming key in achieving UN sustainable development goals – conference
- Commission proposes 1.39% cut to 2015 P1 payments to fund ‘Crisis Reserve’
- Glyphosate ‘probably carcinogenic’ claim rejected by German risk assessor
Agriculture plays a relatively minor and declining role in the Swiss economy. Its share in gross domestic product is less than 1%, while its contribution to employment among a population of 8 million ...
EU milk production quotas, in place for over three decades, will be abolished next week, with the European Commission “very positive” about the prospects for the European dairy sector.
CAP Monitor is now fully revised and updated, offering a full section-by-section guide to the new CAP for 2014-2020
Wheat prices fell and maize made only modest gains last week as traders paid more attention to weak old crop fundamentals than a less slack constellation developing for 2015/16 supplies.