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Concerns expressed over Commission attempts to cut EU Agriculture Budget

Concerns expressed over Commission attempts to cut EU Agriculture Budget

Concerns were expressed by EU Agriculture Ministers at this weeks’ council meeting over the EU Commission proposal to cut support...

November 13, 2014

Ministers to discuss barriers facing young farmers at Council

Ministers to discuss barriers facing young farmers at Council

European Ministers for Agriculture will discuss issues facing young farmers at a Council meeting in Brussels today. The meeting will...

November 10, 2014

EU research turning food waste into feed

EU research turning food waste into feed

Global demand for food is expected to increase by 70% by 2050, while a steep increase in biomass use will...

October 19, 2014

‘EU agriculture will struggle to grow’

‘EU agriculture will struggle to grow’

EU agriculture will struggle to grow, create jobs and investment, unless it changes its policy paradigm, according to Professor Alan...

October 14, 2014

Poultry production grows, despite competition

Poultry production grows, despite competition

Poultry meat production keeps on increasing, in spite of the higher availability of other meats, according to the latest EU research....

October 11, 2014

EU set for record cereal harvest

EU set for record cereal harvest

The EU cereal harvest is forecast to set a new record in 2014, with strong exports and stocks expected to increase...

October 10, 2014

UFU attends COPA COGECA congress of EU farmers

UFU attends COPA COGECA congress of EU farmers

An Ulster Farmers’ Union (UFU) delegation was in Brussels this week to participate in the COPA Cogeca Congress of European...

October 10, 2014

Dairy herd restocking brings more beef to EU market

Dairy herd restocking brings more beef to EU market

After three years of continuous decline, the EU beef production is likely to increase in 2014 by more than 110...

October 8, 2014

Further €165 million package for fruit and veg market support

Further €165 million package for fruit and veg market support

The European Commission has announced new measures for perishable fruit and vegetables in the wake of the Russian ban on...

September 30, 2014

European Commission ignores antibiotics warning

European Commission ignores antibiotics warning

European Commission proposals updating regulations on farm antibiotics use ignore advice from the Lancet Infectious Diseases Commission to phase out...

September 22, 2014

Sheep meat imports into the EU down

Sheep meat imports into the EU down

Imports of sheep meat into the European Union as a whole were down 2% on the year in the first...

September 22, 2014

Netherlands dairy herd up 6% in 2 years

Netherlands dairy herd up 6% in 2 years

The May 2014 census results for the Netherlands indicate that total cattle numbers were up 2%, compared with a year...

September 13, 2014

Fears trade deal could start a race to the bottom

Fears trade deal could start a race to the bottom

Concern is mounting that the TTIP deal with the US could have a negative impact on European food and farming standards...

September 11, 2014

TTIP – a win: lose scenario for agri food in the EU

TTIP – a win: lose scenario for agri food in the EU

There is now strong evidence to show that the proposed trade deal between the EU and the US – the...

September 11, 2014

Almost all Europeans say protecting the environment is important to them

Almost all Europeans say protecting the environment is important to them

Three years on from the most recent similar Eurobarometer survey, it is clear that, despite the economic crisis, Europeans’ concern...

September 9, 2014

Polish farmers take to the streets in Brussels over Russian ban

Polish farmers take to the streets in Brussels over Russian ban

Polish farmers took to the streets yesterday in Brussels calling for additional support following the recent Russian ban on food...

August 31, 2014

Brussels must not be allowed to fudge butterfat re-alignment argument

Brussels must not be allowed to fudge butterfat re-alignment argument

This week’s aid package announcement by Brussels may well turn out to be a double-edged sword for the Irish dairy...

August 29, 2014

EU announces ‘exceptional’ support measures

EU announces ‘exceptional’ support measures

The European Commission has announced the first ‘exceptional’ support measures for EU producers of perishable fruit and vegetables affected by...

August 18, 2014