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02 July 2014
View news from European Union Walhorn Arla Merger Approved
EU - The merger between EGM Walhorn and Arla Foods has been approved by the relevant competition authorities....
24 June 2014
View news from European Union EU Becomes World's Largest Agri-food Exporter
EU - New figures just released show that, in 2013, EU agri-food exports continued to grow as in the previous years and reached a value of €120 billion, which made the European Union the world's number one exporter of agricultural and food products....
19 June 2014
View news from European Union Cost Covering Essential For Dairy Future
EUROPE – Europe’s dairy sector is developing positively but more action is needed to ensure a secure future....
17 June 2014
View news from European Union Dairy Farmers Want 'Clear Signal' From Commission
EUROPE – Farmers want a ‘clear signal’ about the future of dairy farming, says pan-European farming body Copa-Cogeca....
16 June 2014
View news from European Union 35th Anniversary for EU Food Safety Alert System
EU - Europe is more than ever reliant on its Rapid Alert System for Food and Feed (RASFF) to ensure that our food meets some of the highest food safety standards in the world. Besides its main role of ensuring food safety since its creation 35 years ago,...
View news from European Union EU Agriculture, Fisheries Committee Meets This Week
EU - The Agriculture and Fisheries Council meeting will take place in Luxembourg on 16 and 17 June 2014. Among the leading topics on the agenda are the single school food scheme, the dairy market and Milk Package and the national implementation of CAP...
12 June 2014
View news from European Union Work Underway on European Vector Database
EUROPE – Two European bodies are collaborating on a common database on vector borne diseases affecting animals and humans....
30 May 2014
View news from European Union New European Parliament Needs to Show its Drive and #Act4Animals
EU - Eurogroup for Animals is currently analysing the results of the European elections to see how many candidates that supported the animal welfare pledge have been elected and hopes that the new Parliament will continue to work to protect the welfare...
20 May 2014
View news from European Union Animal Welfare During Transportation on EU Committee Agenda
EU - The Agriculture and Fisheries Council meeting of May 2014 will take place in Brussels on 19 May 2014, with animal welfare during transportation and reducing food waste on the agenda....
15 May 2014
View news from European Union Arla Foods EGM Walhorn to Merge
EU - The merger between Arla Foods and EGM Walhorn has now been approved by the cooperative owners in both companies....
14 May 2014
View news from European Union EU Dairy Industry Must Cater for Foreign Demands
EU – Rising incomes in Asia are presenting farmers with major opportunities, but Europe’s farmers must adapt to a different type of demand....
View news from European Union Young Farmers - What Are Your Needs?
EU - The European Commission has launched a study to identify the needs of young farmers and review agricultural exchange schemes for young farmers....
12 May 2014
View news from European Union European Council Adopts Provisions for Animal Plant Financing
EU - The European Council adopted a regulation laying down provisions for the management of expenditure relating to the food chain, animal health and animal welfare, and relating to plant health and plant reproductive material....
09 May 2014
View news from European Union Zinc Content in Animal Feed Reduced
EU - The European Food Safety Authority is proposing a reduction of the maximum permitted content of zinc in feed for all animal species....
08 May 2014
View news from European Union Confidence and Profit Key to Future EU Dairy
EU – Europe’s farmers need to be on a strong footing to ensure industry development for growing demand, the EU Commission heard this week....
View news from European Union EU Registration - A Worldwide Quality Benchmark
EU - The EU registration for mycotoxin deactivation products is not only the legal basis for official mycotoxin claims. It is also a detailed evaluation with high standards for the efficacy and safety of a product....
24 April 2014
View news from European Union Innovative Milk Truck Gains Recognition for Sustainability
EU – Reduced fuel consumption and cuts to carbon emissions has gained Arla Foods global recognition for sustainability....
23 April 2014
View news from European Union Europe’s Farmers Welcome New Milk Market Observatory
EU – The European Commission’s Milk Market Observatory has been welcomed as a ‘step in the right direction’ by Europe’s voice for farmers and cooperatives, Copa-Cogeca....
17 April 2014
View news from European Union New Market Monitor Announced for European Milk
EU – The European Commission has announced a dairy market monitoring programme in anticipation of milk quotas being lifted next year....
View news from European Union Will Anything Replace Milk Quotas for the Europeans?
EU - A major step forward in dairy market liberalisation was taken by the European Commission this week with the launch of a milk market ‘observatory’....
View news from European Union How Can EU Food be Produced to Higher Welfare Standards?
ANALYSIS - A five year plan has been launched to encourage the production, sourcing and consumption of food and products from animals to be from higher welfare regimes across Europe....
View news from European Union Project Promises Better Food Safety in Europe
EU - The PROMISE project, set up in 2012, aims to improve food safety across the EU using a scientific approach focusing on microbiological risks and their mitigation....
14 April 2014
View news from European Union Drought Measures, Milk Quotas on EU Ag Committee Agenda
EU - On the agenda for the upcoming Agriculture and Fisheries Council meeting are weather-related crop difficulties in Cyprus and Latvia as well as legal aspects to the end of milk quotas....
10 April 2014
View news from European Union Lords Call for EU Action on Food Waste
ANALYSIS - The report calls for a redistribution of potentially wasted food to different sections of society or to be used in the animal feed chain where appropriate....
View news from European Union Agriculture MEPs Back Move for Promotion of EU Farm Produce
EU - A deal with the EU Council of Ministers on measures to boost sales of EU farm produce within the EU and abroad and to restore consumer confidence in the event of market disruptions has been given the go-ahead by the European Agriculture Committee....
04 April 2014
View news from European Union European Parliament. Supports Common Framework for Whole Food Chain
EU - A Commission proposal creating, for the first time, a common financial framework covering the whole food chain has been endorsed by the European Parliament....
02 April 2014
View news from European Union Compound Feed Production Down Marginally in EU
EU - Compound feed production for 2013 is estimated to have fallen by 0.2 per cent compared to the previous year, while further reduction is forecast for 2014 in a challenging environment for the feed and meat sectors....
View news from European Union Have Your Say on the EU Common Agricultural Policy
EU - The European Commission is calling for applications for groups wishing to join the new Agriculture & Rural Development Civil Dialogue Groups, which will have input into the Common Agricultural Policy. ...
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