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Record value for EU agri-food exports in 2015

Record value for EU agri-food exports in 2015

EU agri-food exports to non-EU countries last year reached a record value of €129 billion, according to a new European...

‘Diplomatic offensive’ by Phil Hogan may bear Mexican fruit

‘Diplomatic offensive’ by Phil Hogan may bear Mexican fruit

The European Commissioner for Agriculture Phil Hogan has completed his ‘diplomatic offensive’ in Central America to try open up new...

Organic agriculture comes up trumps in US research

Organic agriculture comes up trumps in US research

US research has concluded that organic agriculture will be an important resource in facing challenges such as climate change. That...

UK beef sales face ‘another challenging year’

UK beef sales face ‘another challenging year’

Currency exchanges, the mild winter and price-competitive poultry have all fed into the decline in value of UK retail beef...

European bilateral agreement with Mexico for organic produce imminent

European bilateral agreement with Mexico for organic produce imminent

Mexico and the European Commission have begun negotiations towards a bilateral agreement on trade in organic products. Both sides confirmed...

Herbicide reduction can maintain crop yields, new research shows

Herbicide reduction can maintain crop yields, new research shows

Research carried out by the European Commission’s “Science for Environment Policy” suggests a herbicide-light approach to farming does not have...

120m tonne milk increase driven by Asia-Pacific

120m tonne milk increase driven by Asia-Pacific

Global milk production over the coming decade will increase by more than 120m tonnes, two-thirds of which will be produced...

Dairy farmers should scrap farm subsidies – New Zealand dairy leader

Dairy farmers should scrap farm subsidies – New Zealand dairy leader

Subsidies have resulted in Irish dairy farmers propping-up other farmers around Europe who should be allowed to fail. That’s according...

Analysis: Global Dairy Trade gives transparency but does not set world dairy prices

Analysis: Global Dairy Trade gives transparency but does not set world dairy prices

The world largest dairy exporter, Fonterra, traded less than one-third of its products through the Global Dairy Trade (GDT) auctions...