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.

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 sector.

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.

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.

Ninth round of EU-Japan trade talks wraps up

EU-Japan trade talks last week were constructive, but didn’t produce any “major breakthroughs”, Commission sources have told Agra Europe.

Report claims WTO agriculture chief to step down

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-d...

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...

US beef producers avoid E. coli vaccines due to cost

Vaccinating cattle against pathogenic E.coli O157:H7 might reduce human infections by 85% or more, according to recent studies.

Russian meat investments reined in by crisis

Russia’s leading meat companies are making significant cuts to their investment programmes for 2015 as the country's worsening economic difficulties p...

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.

CAP

Hogan asks MEPs for input on CAP simplification

EU Farm Commissioner Phil Hogan has asked MEPs to submit ideas and proposals on simplification of the CAP by March 13.

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...

Northern Ireland to seek brucellosis-free status

Northern Ireland is to ask the European Commission to declare it free of brucellosis after completing three years without an outbreak of the disease.