EU Agriculture Commissioner Phil Hogan is open to the possibility of reforming the CAP once more in 2017, with a ‘mid-term review’ in prospect that year, it has emerged.

Global cereals, meat, sugar prices decreased in February - FAO

Representative world prices for cereals, meat and sugar fell last month, while those for milk and vegetable oils rose, according to the UN Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO).

Trilateral talks with Russia planned on EU-Ukraine trade deal

The EU, Russia and Ukraine are set to hold trilateral talks over Russian concerns on the economic impact of an EU-Ukraine trade agreement.

WTO agriculture chief to step down in summer

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-delayed Doha Round.

CAP still failing to address biodiversity loss claims EEA

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.

Analysis: Production drop will support EU rapeseed prices

Reduced rapeseed production in both the EU and major overseas supplier Ukraine look set to weigh on supplies and support prices for the oilseed in the bloc this year.

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 se...

Portugal making progress as pigmeat exporter

Portugal continued to make progress as an exporter of pigmeat last year – with higher sales to Venezuela and Angola more than making up for the loss o...

Ukraine grain exports continue, Russian crop improves

Ukraine has exported 24.7 million tonnes of grain since July 1, the same amount that traders sold abroad in the same period a year earlier, the agricu...

McDonald’s moves to curb antibiotic use in chickens

Responding to heightened concerns over antimicrobial resistance, McDonald’s USA has announced it will stop sourcing chickens raised with antibiotics d...

Spanish consumers warned of minced beef loophole

Spanish consumer group, the OCU, is calling for stricter controls on minced beef after its own tests found products often contain high levels of addit...

US demand key to Aussie beef export prospects

Strong demand from the US is helping push Australian beef exports to unprecedented levels, and while tight supplies could limit overseas sales in the ...

Agra Europe's top ten articles for February

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

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.

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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.

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...

New player enters UK livestock breeding market

A new player has entered the UK sheep and cattle breeding market with the launch of Animal Breeding Europe Limited (AB Europe) – a business backed by investments from one of New Zealand’s largest oper...