A deal on revising the EU’s biofuels policy could be reached by the end of this month, as the Council has agreed a “final offer” for the European Parliament, including a compromise on ‘indirect land use change’ (ILUC).
The European Patent Office (EPO) has granted patents to a conventionally bred broccoli and a tomato, in what is being deemed a landmark case for the future of plant patenting in the EU.
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.
Troubled French slaughterhouse group Abattoirs Industriels de la Manche (AIM) won a partial reprieve this week as a French commercial court accepted a staff buyout plan.
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.
EU governments must commit sufficient funds to the EU’s 2016 budget to avoid payment backlogs in the following years, including for CAP rural developm...
South Africa has reopened its market to UK poultry products some four months after imposing a ban due to concerns over avian flu.
US soya plantings are forecast at a record 84.635 million acres this spring, according to the US Agriculture Department; below market expectations.
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...
Several European associations in the poultry and eggs sector have joined forces to create a new umbrella lobby group, to better represent and promote ...
There may not be a deal on a Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) until after the US elections in 2016, Australian Trade Minister Andrew Robb has said.
EU authorities are launching a new system for monitoring veterinary drug residues in animals and animal products.
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 f...
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.