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US dairy industry raises concerns over regional food names in TTIP negotiations

US dairy industry raises concerns over regional food names in TTIP negotiations

Geographical indicators and common food name issues have been flagged by the US dairy sector as ‘issues’ during a Trans-Atlantic Trade...

February 6, 2015

No ‘silver bullet’ solution for dairy sector

No ‘silver bullet’ solution for dairy sector

There is no easy fix to the challenges that will face Europe’s dairy sector throughout 2015 and beyond, according to...

February 2, 2015

No dairy crisis in dairy sector – EU Commission

No dairy crisis in dairy sector – EU Commission

Europe’s dairy industry is not in crisis, according to Joost Korte, the Deputy Director-General of the European Commission’s DG Agriculture...

January 30, 2015

Watch the latest news on EU farm policy

Watch the latest news on EU farm policy

In this Brussels Briefing on Agriculture, AGRA FACTS journalists Rose O’Donovan and Ed Bray provide an update on the latest...

January 29, 2015

Milk prices have dropped over 30% (10p/L) in Northern Ireland

Milk prices have dropped over 30% (10p/L) in Northern Ireland

The dairy sector in Northern Ireland continues to feel the impact of a 30% fall in milk prices, according to...

January 28, 2015

EU Parliament to host third dairy industry hearing

EU Parliament to host third dairy industry hearing

The European Parliament’s agriculture committee is fully aware of dairy farmers’ deep concerns regarding their prospects for 2015 and beyond,...

January 26, 2015

EU must not turn its back on biofuels says Copa-Cocega

EU must not turn its back on biofuels says Copa-Cocega

Crop and tillage based biofuels are vital for animal feed, the environment, jobs and fuel, according to Copa-Cocega General Secretary...

January 26, 2015

MEPs vote today on new GMO rules

MEPs vote today on new GMO rules

The European Council has agreed to a proposal to give Member States more flexibility to deal with GMO regulation on...

January 13, 2015

EU beef separating into premium and ground beef market – Rabobank

EU beef separating into premium and ground beef market – Rabobank

The EU beef market is increasingly separating into a premium and ground beef market with divergent price developments, according to...

January 6, 2015

EU outlook for 2015 to be dominated by dairy, says ICOS

EU outlook for 2015 to be dominated by dairy, says ICOS

The first quarter of 2015 promises to be very busy from an EU agri-legislation front. As January looms, the new...

December 27, 2014

Calls for agriculture projects to be included in €315 billion European investment plan

Calls for agriculture projects to be included in €315 billion European investment plan

Calls have been made to include EU agriculture projects in the €315 billion, Juncker Investment plan adopted by EU heads of...

December 22, 2014

Milk Quota Abolition – 100 Days to go!

Milk Quota Abolition – 100 Days to go!

Today marks 100 days until milk quota abolition in Europe. It’s hard to believe that this restrictive market control regime...

December 21, 2014

VIDEO: Update latest developments in EU farm policy

VIDEO: Update latest developments in EU farm policy

The latest Brussels Briefing on Agriculture from AGRA FACTS journalists Rose O’Donovan and Ed Bray provides an update on the latest...

December 21, 2014

Farming workers’ incomes down across the EU

Farming workers’ incomes down across the EU

Farming incomes per worker in the EU decreased by 1.7% in 2014 according to first estimates issued by Eurostat, the statistical office of...

December 16, 2014

EU consumers to benefit from better food labelling this week

EU consumers to benefit from better food labelling this week

New EU food labelling rules, adopted by the European Parliament and the Council in 2011, are set to ensure that consumers...

December 12, 2014

European farmers warn Hogan new CAP could be a bureaucratic monster

European farmers warn Hogan new CAP could be a bureaucratic monster

The reformed Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) could become a bureaucratic monster the new EU Agriculture Commissioner Hogan has been warned. European...

December 9, 2014

Positive outlook for dairy farming in Europe, new report says

Positive outlook for dairy farming in Europe, new report says

The medium-term outlook for dairy farming in Europe is good, according to a new report by the European Commission. The...

December 8, 2014

‘Today’s farmers are new Renaissance men’

‘Today’s farmers are new Renaissance men’

“Today’s farmers are new Renaissance men: they must possess the right mix of science, economics, entrepreneurialism, and environmental awareness to...

November 16, 2014