The European Parliament will adopt its recommendations to the European Commission on the negotiations with the US on a ‘Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership’ (TTIP) in the week commencing July 6.

Governments agree on EU plant health rules revision

Member state governments have reached a common position on a proposed overhaul of EU plant health legislation, agreeing to widen the scope of import requirements to prevent plants deemed ‘high risk’ from enteri...

CAP RDPs adopted for Luxembourg, Murcia and Molise

The European Commission has adopted three more CAP 2014-2020 rural development programmes (RDPs) – for Luxembourg, Spain’s Murcia region and Italy’s Molise region.

Consultation launched for revised EU ‘circular economy’ strategy

The European Commission is seeking input from stakeholders and citizens to feed into a revised EU ‘circular economy’ strategy, set to be proposed later this year.

Seven member states call for more work on organic agreement

Seven member states have put forward a declaration asking the incoming Luxembourg Presidency to continue work on so-called non-authorised substances under the Council agreement recently reached on proposed new ...

Agra Europe's top ten most read articles for July

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

ComAgri rapporteur joins call for GMO proposal rejection

The European Parliament’s agriculture committee (ComAgri) rapporteur on the controversial European Commission proposal on genetically modified (GM) fo...

EU makes €3m available for food fraud research

Food science innovators are being urged to come forward with new research projects to help fight food fraud – and qualify for a share of €3 million in...

French grain crop ratings drop on dry conditions

France’s grain crop conditions saw declines again this week, reflecting the impact of a prolonged dry spell in the EU's top grain producer, farm offic...

Canadian beef sector prepares to meet EU demands

While the doldrums of summer have hit cattle stockyards across the Canadian Prairies, market demands for non-hormone and non-antibiotic supplies appea...

Innovation desperately needed to conserve water in farming

With factors such as a growing population and increased stress on natural resources, innovative water saving solutions for agriculture are set to beco...

Russian ban: Parliament EPP group demands aid extensions

The European Parliament’s biggest political group has urged EU Agriculture Commissioner Phil Hogan to extend emergency aid schemes in place for farmer...

Conference offers hope to UK red meat exporters

UK beef and lamb exporters face serious short term challenges, but should not lose sight of the positive fundamentals which point to a brighter future...

Five things you need to know this week (July 3)

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

Comment: Risk of mycotoxin contamination in crops grows with climate change

Professor Naresh Magan and Dr Angel Medina Vaya of the Cranfield Soil and AgriFood Institute discuss the research they have been undertaking on the potential spread of fungal diseases as a result of c...

Five things you need to know this week (July 3)

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

CAP

NGOs push Commission on Ecological Focus Areas

A group of environmental NGOs have urged the European Commission to release all written correspondence on member states’ greening choices under the new CAP and to conduct a study on the impacts of var...

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

Grain & Oilseed Trade Focus: Funds caught on wrong side of grain ‘weather market’

Funds and other short sellers scrambled to cover their exposed positions in the week ending June 26 as a burgeoning list of global crop weather issues threatened to trim more bushels off assumed grain...

US salmonella outbreaks linked to live poultry contact

Animal health experts in the US are investigating four multistate outbreaks of human Salmonella infections linked to contact with live poultry, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has...

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