Germany

Arla officially opens €190m German dairy plant expansion

Arla officially opens €190m German dairy plant expansion

Arla Foods has officially opened a €190 million expansion of its dairy production facility in Germany in a bid to...

May 31, 2022

German federal minister suggests cut in biofuels to enhance food security

German federal minister suggests cut in biofuels to enhance food security

A proposal made by a German federal minister suggests that global food-supply shortages could be eliminated by limiting the domestic...

May 28, 2022

Sales of German meat increase across the EU after Asian ban

Sales of German meat increase across the EU after Asian ban

German meat producers have seen an increase in sales to EU countries after Asian countries banned German imports after outbreaks...

October 22, 2020

3 more cases of African swine fever in German wild boars

3 more cases of African swine fever in German wild boars

Three more cases of African swine fever (ASF) have been detected in wild boars in Germany. According to Reuters, the...

October 5, 2020

China bans German pork imports after African swine fever case

China bans German pork imports after African swine fever case

China has said it will ban any imports of German pork after a case of African swine fever (ASF) was...

September 14, 2020

Over 1,000 employees in German meat plant test positive for Covid-19

Over 1,000 employees in German meat plant test positive for Covid-19

Germany’s Covid-19 transmission rate has risen sharply following outbreaks in meat processing plants among other areas, according to health authorities...

June 22, 2020

German farmers take to roads in extensive tractor protests

German farmers take to roads in extensive tractor protests

German farmers are the latest primary producers to take to the roads in protest in a number of locations around...

October 22, 2019

World War II bomb explodes in field – leaving 10m crater

World War II bomb explodes in field – leaving 10m crater

A crater left by a World War II bomb was discovered in a field in Germany on Sunday evening, June...

June 26, 2019

Cows die on German farm following overnight release

Cows die on German farm following overnight release

Four cows have died with up to 40 others in severe difficulty on an organic dairy farm in Germany, due...

September 13, 2018

Pics: A new Deutz-Fahr tractor off the line every 12 minutes

Pics: A new Deutz-Fahr tractor off the line every 12 minutes

After three years of planning and construction, the new Deutz-Fahr tractor factory – the so-called ‘Deutz-Fahr Land’ – is now producing...

May 18, 2017

Claas to build new €15 million machinery test centre

Claas to build new €15 million machinery test centre

Machinery giant Claas will build a major new equipment test centre at its base in Harsewinkel, Germany. The new facility will “significantly...

May 10, 2017

Chart: Fendt holds 4 of the 5 top positions in German tractor rankings

Chart: Fendt holds 4 of the 5 top positions in German tractor rankings

Registration statistics in Germany, for 2016, show that four Fendt tractor models are among the top-five models (of all brands)...

April 28, 2017

Dairy cow numbers falling in Germany

Dairy cow numbers falling in Germany

Dairy cattle numbers in Germany are dropping, the Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board (AHDB) in the UK has reported. The...

January 9, 2017

Germany proposes to ban sending heavily pregnant cows to slaughter

Germany proposes to ban sending heavily pregnant cows to slaughter

Germany has submitted a proposal to the European Commission to ban sending heavily pregnant cows to slaughter amid animal welfare...

September 11, 2016

CAP payments could be cut in wake of Brexit – Merkel’s No 2 says

CAP payments could be cut in wake of Brexit – Merkel’s No 2 says

German’s Vice Chancellor has called into question the future of farmers CAP payments from the EU. Sigmar Gabriel, who is...

July 4, 2016

Lidl to list GMO-free dairy products in its German stores

Lidl to list GMO-free dairy products in its German stores

Lidl is to introduce several GMO-free dairy products in its German stores this year, with GMO-free milk being listed from...

July 4, 2016

Has Germany put the kibosh on next week’s EU glyphosate vote?

Has Germany put the kibosh on next week’s EU glyphosate vote?

Germany looks set to abstain in an EU vote next week on the continued use of glyphosate in weed killers,...

May 15, 2016

Commission takes Germany to court over nitrates causing water pollution

Commission takes Germany to court over nitrates causing water pollution

Germany has been referred to the Court of Justice of the EU for failing to take stronger measures to combat water...

May 4, 2016