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IFA calls for an immediate suspension of EU fertiliser import duties

IFA calls for an immediate suspension of EU fertiliser import duties

The IFA is to ask the European Commission to suspend all EU fertiliser import duties with immediate effect, according to...

May 6, 2015

Australian lamb shortage drives up prices, but consumers not biting

Australian lamb shortage drives up prices, but consumers not biting

Australia’s largest meat processor is to stand down over 200 of its staff in its abattoirs due to a lamb...

May 5, 2015

‘Tillage farmers can look forward to a positive grain yield this year’

‘Tillage farmers can look forward to a positive grain yield this year’

Good weather conditions in Ireland and the UK for the development of winter tillage crops and sowing of spring crops...

May 4, 2015

Bees may develop addiction to certain pesticides

Bees may develop addiction to certain pesticides

Bees may develop an addiction to chemicals used in pesticides, a new study published in the journal Nature has shown. Newcastle...

April 26, 2015

Commission confirm Member States to decide on use of GMOs

Commission confirm Member States to decide on use of GMOs

EU Member States are set to get more freedom to decide on the use of Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs) in food...

April 23, 2015

New EU legislation could give Member States final say over GMO imports

New EU legislation could give Member States final say over GMO imports

A new legal framework for genetically modified organisms (GMOs) imports is to be presented by the European executive at the...

April 21, 2015

Call for legislation for insect products to be animal feed

Call for legislation for insect products to be animal feed

Europe should legislate for insect products to be a sustainable source of animal proteins for food consumption and animal feed, insect...

April 19, 2015

EU forecasts grain yields to decrease from 2014

EU forecasts grain yields to decrease from 2014

A new report by the European Commission has predicted that EU grain yields will decrease this year despite the mild winter...

March 24, 2015

Watch: Latest developments in EU farm policy

Watch: Latest developments in EU farm policy

In there latest Brussels Briefing on Agriculture, Agra Facts journalists Rose O’Donovan and Ed Bray provide an update on the latest...

March 20, 2015

Female vets earn 28% less than their male counterparts

Female vets earn 28% less than their male counterparts

Female vets in Europe earn, on average, 28% less than their male counterparts, a new survey by the Federation of...

March 20, 2015

EU rapeseed acreage significantly down

EU rapeseed acreage significantly down

EU rapeseed production is expected to fall by as much as 7% this year, compared to 2014, according to figures...

March 14, 2015

Ministers to discuss milk market at meeting ahead of quota abolition

Ministers to discuss milk market at meeting ahead of quota abolition

European Agriculture Ministers are to meet next week in the last European Agricultural Council meeting before the abolition of milk...

March 12, 2015

New figures show farmers’ share of consumer prices declining

New figures show farmers’ share of consumer prices declining

Figures provided to Mairead McGuinness, Member of European Parliament (MEP), show that the share farmers receive of the final price...

March 5, 2015

EU Council rules to give Member States GMO authority

EU Council rules to give Member States GMO authority

The European Council has adopted new rules allowing Member States to ban or restrict the cultivation of genetically modified organisms (GMOs)...

March 2, 2015

EU dairy exports grow despite Russian ban

EU dairy exports grow despite Russian ban

Despite losing one of its most important export markets, the European Union (EU) has seen an overall increase in dairy...

February 26, 2015

Agri research to become more farmer focussed

Agri research to become more farmer focussed

Europe has committed to a farmer-up approach when it comes to identifying agricultural research priorities and the implementing of the...

February 25, 2015

Fracking poses a real threat to rural areas – Carthy

Fracking poses a real threat to rural areas – Carthy

The proposed Trans-Atlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) could limit the power of the Governments of Member States within the...

February 24, 2015

New rules to make organic farming more attractive to new entrants

New rules to make organic farming more attractive to new entrants

New proposals to lessen the cost of organic certification for small scale producers form part of an EU Commission regulation...

February 20, 2015