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23 September 2014
View news from European Union Biomin's FUMzyme® Receives EU Positive Vote for Authorisation
EU - FUMzyme® from the well-established Mycofix® product line of BIOMIN, is slated to become the first-ever purified enzyme authorized by the EU as substances with proven mycotoxin counteracting properties....
18 September 2014
View news from European Union How Do We Manage Vector-Borne Disease in Livestock?
ANALYSIS – Prediction and vaccination are two important tools when dealing with the increased risk of vector-borne diseases as agriculture adapts to changing climates....
15 September 2014
View news from European Union New Agriculture Commissioner Told to Simplify Greening and Direct Payments
EU - Simplification of the direct payments in the Common Agricultural Policy and greening are two of the issues that have been put top of the list of priorities for the new European Commissioner for agriculture Phil Hogan....
View news from European Union Bluetongue Outbreak Spreads Rapidly Through Romania
EUROPE - The bluetongue outbreak has continued to spread through sheep herds in Italy and Bulgaria this week. The disease has now also been detected in eastern Romania where it has spread up from the Bulgarian boarder....
12 September 2014
View news from European Union New EU Laws on Veterinary Medicines Planned
EU - New proposals have been put forward that will make veterinary medicines more available in the EU to treat and prevent diseases in animals....
08 September 2014
View news from European Union Europe Confirms Storage Aid on Cheese
EUROPE - Private storage aid (PSA) for cheese and a public intervention period extension for Butter and Skimmed Milk Powder (SMP) were announced on Friday as part of a raft of measures to protect EU dairy prices following Russia’s import ban....
05 September 2014
View news from European Union Italy and Romania Report More Blueongue as Over 300 Sheep Die
EUROPE – Bluetongue disease notifications have flooded in from Romania and Italy this week, confirming over 300 deaths in sheep....
View news from European Union Germans and Dutch Will Feel Pinch of Russian Ban
EU – Russia’s import ban will be damaging to European cheese markets but particularly so in Holland and Germany, say Italian dairy analysts....
View news from European Union Production Cuts and Unity Required by Dairy Sector
ANALYSIS - Dairy stakeholders are urging European unity in the dairy supply chain as they see their market struggle to adjust to a life without Russian custom....
04 September 2014
View news from European Union EU Animal Feed Body to Work Closer with Romania, Bulgaria
EU - The European Feed Manufacturers Federation (FEFAC) is strengthening cooperation with the feed manufacturing associations in Romania and Bulgaria...
02 September 2014
View news from European Union Russian Ban Warrants Milks Production Cuts, Says Industry Body
EU – European farmers should be made to produce less milk to relieve a congested dairy market amid Russia’s import ban, the European Commission heard last week....
29 August 2014
View news from European Union Russian Ban Forces European Market Action
EU - The European Commission responded to Russian import sanctions with Private Storage Aid (PSA) for Butter, Skimmed Milk Powder and certain cheeses after producer calls for market intervention intensified this week....
View news from European Union Cheddar Should Be in Private Storage Aid
EU - Cheddar's exclusion from the European Commission's market support measures, announced yesterday, would be detrimental to the UK dairy industry....
View news from European Union Europeans Respond to Russian Dairy Ban
EU - Certain dairy products will be placed into storage to relax supply concerns following Russia's import ban. ...
28 August 2014
View news from European Union Macedonia and Romania Report Deepening Bluetongue Problem
EUROPE – Bluetongue virus has become established in central Romania and spread west across Macedonia over the last week, veterinary officials have confirmed....
View news from European Union Immediate EU Response Needed for Russian Exports Ban
EU - Irish Farmers Association (IFA) President Eddie Downey has called on the Minister for Agriculture, Simon Coveney, to take immediate steps to force an effective response from the EU Commissioner for Agriculture, to the Russian ban on food exports....
27 August 2014
View news from European Union Farmers in Outcry Over Prices After Russian Ban
EU – European farmers have called for extra support from the Common Agricultural Policy in response to Russia’s import ban....
19 August 2014
View news from European Union Copa Cogeca Welcomes EU Commission Move to Support EU Agriculture Sector
EUROPE - Copa-Cogeca has welcomed the move by European Agriculture Commissioner Ciolos to help support the EU farm sector in response to the crisis resulting from the Russian ban on agricultural products....
08 August 2014
View news from European Union Food Waste Promise with New Consumer App
EU - A new app called Foodloop aims to help consumers buy good food at the best price and thus reduce food waste....
05 August 2014
View news from European Union Dairy Farming No Longer Top Of Profit Tree
EU – Dairy farmers no longer enjoy higher incomes over their livestock and arable counterparts, a new report from the European Commission has shown....
View news from European Union EU Supplies Emergency FMD Vaccine to Algeria and Tunisia
EU - The European Commission is sending, as an emergency response, a total of 1,1 million doses of foot-and-mouth disease (FMD) vaccines to the Algerian and Tunisian authorities, in support of the FMD control campaign carried out following the spread...
18 July 2014
View news from European Union Copa-Cogeca Calls for Stronger Action to Combat Unfair Practices
EU - European agriculture sector organisation Copa-Cogeca has welcomed the fact that the European Commission has recognised that abusive and unfair practices are present in the food chain....
16 July 2014
View news from European Union EU Council Meeting Addresses Organic Farming Regulation
EU - At the 3328th Agriculture and Fisheries Council meeting on 14 July, participants discussed the strengthening of the regulatory framework for organic farming, the future of the milk sector and future fishing opportunities....
11 July 2014
View news from European Union Dutch Farmers Sold For 8 Cents Under Cost of Production in 2013
NETHERLANDS – Milk markets last year saw dutch farms sell milk for an average of eight cents per litre under production costs....
View news from European Union EU Ag, Fisheries Committee to Discuss Organic Farming
EU - Among the topics on the agenda for discussion by the EU Agriculture and Fisheries Committee at a meeting in Brussels on 14 July will be a policy debate on organic farming....
View news from European Union EU Feed Production Slightly Higher in 2013
EU - Compound feed production in the EU-28 was 155 million tonnes in 2013, up slightly from the year before....
10 July 2014
View news from European Union Methodology Released to Compare Environmental Impact of Dairy Foods
EU – A framework to gauge the environmental impact of Europe’s dairy sector will be rolling out across the industry, the European Dairy Association (EDA) has announced....
08 July 2014
View news from European Union EU Expects Good Cereal Harvest Increased Meat, Milk Production
EU - The prospects for 2014 indicate an above average EU cereal harvest for the second year in a row and record level of cereal exports for marketing year 2013/14, according to the Commission's Summer 2014 Short-Term Agricultural Outlook....
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