Commission issues 2016 CAP budget plans

The European Commission has put forward its 2016 EU budget proposal, which includes a total allocation of just over €61.5 billion for the CAP.

MEPs vote to merge CAP school milk and fruit schemes

The proposed merger of the CAP’s school milk and school fruit/vegetable schemes should go ahead as planned, despite the European Commission putting the proposal “on hold”.

Drop-off in weekly EU soft wheat and barley licences

EU soft wheat export licences were at their lowest weekly level for seven weeks in the seven days ending May 27 and the fourth lowest for the 2014/15 marketing year, while barley licences were down by 300,000t ...

Interview: Competitive EU wheat prices likely to stay

The 2014/15 marketing year has already seen EU wheat exports reach a record high and the bloc has overtaken the US as the world's leading exporter of the grain.

Russia ban: Commission defends EU fruit/vegetable measures

EU measures taken to help fruit and vegetables producers in response to Russia’s import ban have been mostly successful, helping to stabilise markets while not being able to help all those affected, according t...

Organic review: Lead MEP presents draft report

The European Commission proposal on a revamp of the EU’s organic sector leaves too much power in the hands of the Commission, with too many important elements left to ‘delegated acts’, the European Parliament’s...

France and Ireland secure upgrade to BSE risk status

France and Ireland will this week secure an upgrade to their risk status for bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE), potentially opening up more marke...

EFSA calls for data on banned neonicotinoids

The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has issued a call for data on the risks posed to bees by three banned neonicotinoid insecticides – Bayer's c...

EU boosts outlook for soft wheat yields

The European Commission has further raised its forecast for EU soft wheat yields, boosted by beneficial growing conditions across the bloc – particula...

Labelling meat from clones ‘would entail huge costs’

Labelling meat and milk from offspring or descendants of clones would bring huge costs to EU producers, a senior Commission official warned MEPs on Tu...

Campylobacter targets missed in UK, but hope for 2016

UK retailers have so far failed to reach their targets for reducing campylobacter with more than seven out of ten fresh chickens still showing some le...

FAO, wholesalers partner to reduce food waste

The UN Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) has partnered with World Union of Wholesale Markets (WUWM) to promote sustainability in the wholesale s...

Rise in basic food production key to fall in global hunger - UN

Increases in the amounts of basic foodstuffs such as cereals, oilseeds, meats, sugar and dairy products have contributed to a lower global prevalence ...

Editorial: Battle over GI recognition in world trade steps up

Geographical Indications on agri-food products are becoming an increasingly hot topic in trade talks, with growing international recognition for them seemingly at odds with North American Intellectual...

Trade Focus: Is wheat’s ‘weather market’ running out of steam?

Chicago Board of Trade (CBOT) wheat futures reacted to further rain on harvest-near wheat in the US Plains with six-week highs at one stage last week, aggregating an 11% gain on the month to date.

Editorial: Battle over GI recognition in world trade steps up

Geographical Indications on agri-food products are becoming an increasingly hot topic in trade talks, with growing international recognition for them seemingly at odds with North American Intellectual...

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Commission adopts 24 CAP rural development programmes

The European Commission has adopted 24 new CAP 2014-2020 rural development programmes (RDPs), it has announced.

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

COCERAL names new president

Jaana Kleinschmit, general manager of the German grain trade association, has been named new President of COCERAL, the European association of cereals, rice, feedstuffs oilseeds, olive oil, oils and f...

Embargo carves slice out of Russian poultry imports

Russian chicken meat imports fell by 45% in the first quarter of this year as the country’s ban on key Western suppliers helped accelerate efforts to become more self sufficient.