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17 June 2013
View news from Spain Producer Organisations Take Hold of A Fifth of Milk Output
SPAIN – More good news has been announced for the Spanish Milk Package in the confirmation of two more producer organisations, taking the national share of collectively sold and negotiated milk to a fifth of Spain’s milk output....
12 June 2013
View news from Spain Government Milk Promotion Scheme Underway
SPAIN – A range of promotional activities will be held across the country this week as part of the Ministry of Agriculture’s ‘I like Milk’ scheme, a project to champion dairy products as a healthy food....
05 June 2013
View news from Spain Success In Milk Sector: Prices and Deliveries Up in March
SPAIN – Farmgate prices and deliveries increased in March showing some recovery in the milk sector, according to FEGA, the Spanish Agricultural Guarantee Fund....
17 May 2013
View news from Spain Beef and Dairy Cattle Receive More Funding Per Head
SPAIN – The Spanish Federation of Select Livestock (FEAGAS) has announced headage payment increases for cattle grown to produce premium beef and milk sold under ‘Denominación de Origen’ labelling....
14 May 2013
View news from Spain Farmers Union Demands Milk Contract Mediator
SPAIN – The Union of Small Farmer and Ranchers (UPA) has called for milk contract disputes to be arbitrated by a mediator. ...
26 April 2013
View news from Spain COAG Want French System for Milk Negotiations
SPAIN – Farmers are demanding mediators to negotiate milk contracts to bring an end to industry decline. ...
24 April 2013
View news from Spain Cheese Consumption Falls As Mature Varieties Grow in Popularity
SPAIN – Results of Spanish household spending in 2012 shows that families are developing a taste for mature varieties of cheese, while buying less cheese overall....
23 April 2013
View news from Spain Cáceres to Receive Bluetongue Help
SPAIN – Ranchers in north Cáceres have been provided with vaccine packages worth a total of €750,000 from the Ministry of Agriculture as efforts to overcome Bluetongue virus are stepped up....
17 April 2013
View news from Spain Four Regions Declared Brucellosis Free
SPAIN – After 20 years of eradication efforts, four autonomous areas have been officially declared bovine Brucellosis free....
09 April 2013
View news from Spain Survey Finds Milk Consumption and Spending Down for 2012
SPAIN – On average the amount spent on milk last year contracted slightly, finishing at 3.48 per cent of all food spending....
04 April 2013
View news from Spain March Rains Cause Problems For Thousands of Farmers
SPAIN - Widespread heavy rainfall has plagued farmers with many producers unable to access fields and carry out crop work....
27 March 2013
View news from Spain Marketing Strategy to Build on Milk Package Improvements
SPAIN – Government ministers have heralded recent dairy reforms as a success and say there more improvement is possible through national marketing strategy. ...
22 March 2013
View news from Spain Policy Measures Attributable For Milk Delivery and Price Rise
SPAIN – Policy changes are starting to take effect in the Spanish milk market as deliveries are up 2.89 per cent and farm gate prices up 1.81 per cent on December....
04 March 2013
View news from Spain UFAW Symposium: Science in the Service of Animal Welfare
SPAIN - UFAW is holding an International Animal Welfare Science Symposium at Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona in Barcelona, Spain, on 4 and 5 July 2013....
01 March 2013
View news from Spain Plant By-products Transformed Into Animal Feed
SPAIN - Basque Country's AZTI-Tecnalia has proven the viability and nutritional value of feed from plant products that are currently managed as waste. These residual products (fruit, vegetables, potatoes, coffee and bread etc.), when no longer used on...
21 February 2013
View news from Spain Dairy Bill Seeing Limited Effects
SPAIN - Angry unions have announced that despite the government and several industry players signing 'sustainable dairy agreement', last week, little improvement has been seen in milk marketing and pricing in the supermarkets. ...
19 February 2013
View news from Spain Three Cooperatives Join to Create New State-wide Association
SPAIN - Three dairy associations have amalgamated, pooling over 15 per cent of Spanish milk quota as part of national policy efforts to centralise producer bargaining power. ...
14 February 2013
View news from Spain Agreement Aims to Put Balance Back in Milk Chain
SPAIN – An agreement has been signed between the ministry and major milk processing and delivery companies to promote an efficient and sustainable milk value chain as part of the ‘milk plan’, a government policy to safeguard Spanish dairy farmers....
07 February 2013
View news from Spain 'Abusive' Milk Contracts Cause Outrage
SPAIN – The union of small farmers and ranchers (UPA) has accused dairy companies of imposing ‘irregular’ contracts upon producers by entering into agreements that ignore objectives set out in the milk package. ...
04 February 2013
View news from Spain Ministers Review Steps to Dairy Reform
SPAIN – Government reaction to farmer lobbying over the dairy crisis has resulted in positive steps being made to protect producers and sustain the industry although fears have arisen around short term security of supply....
31 January 2013
View news from Spain Industry Reviews Sector Progression
SPAIN – Farmers' fears may be eased by news of progress following a meeting in which dairy sector reform was reviewed by politicians and industry leaders. ...
17 January 2013
View news from Spain Bluetongue Free Status Declared
SPAIN – After inspection of the Campo de Gibraltar region found no trace of serotype 8 of the Bluetongue disease, the last area affected with the virus, a free status has been granted across the whole of the country....
14 January 2013
View news from Spain Dairy Farms Halve in Number This Century
SPAIN – The number of dairy farmers has reduced by around 23,000 since the year 2000 meaning a crucial sector is under threat....
10 January 2013
View news from Spain Government Confirm Additional Subsidy
SPAIN - A new allocation of single farm payment entitlements from the national reserve has been approved by royal decree as part of dairy sector restructuring policy. ...
03 January 2013
View news from Spain Sustainability Features in Ministry Spending Plan
SPAIN – Biodiversity, climate change and sustainable development are expected to receive a boost after the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Environment (MAGRAMA) revealed that 4.3 million euros will be targeted at these areas....
31 December 2012
View news from Spain Farm Review Shows Income Has Regressed 20 Years
SPAIN - Challenging weather, welfare legislation, market regulation and rising costs of production characterised 2012, according to a COAG (Coordinator of Farmers and Ranchers Organisations) agricultural review which stated 2012 farm income equaled figures...
21 December 2012
View news from Spain Spain Reiterates Calls for Brussels to Maintain Milk Quotas
SPAIN - Agriculture Minister Arias Cañete reiterated the importance of European Milk Quota maintenance to the European Council of Agriculture, which are scheduled to terminate in 2015. ...
17 December 2012
View news from Spain Milk Producers to Receive Payment Allocation of €31 million
Following a Brussels meeting of the Direct Payments Management Committee, the Spanish government will allocate single payment entitlements from the national reserve to dairy farmers worth a total of 31 million euros in an additional single installment....
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