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14 October 2021
View news from European Union "It's time to listen to the data on the Farm-to-Fork strategy," say EU farm groups
Farming groups across the European Union have signed a joint declaration saying that the European Commission must acknowledge the significant trade-offs in the Farm-to-Fork strategy. ...
12 October 2021
View news from European Union A closer look at the EU's reforms to the Common Agricultural Policy
New policy analysis from AHDB looks at how the CAP is changing and how it compares with the UK's agriculture strategy....
11 October 2021
View news from European Union EU farmers remain concerned over Farm-to-Fork policy
EU farming union Copa and Cogeca says that the EU is deliberately delaying the publication of a technical report from the Joint Research Council on the Farm-to-Fork strategy and side-lining farmers in policy discussions....
02 October 2021
View news from European Union EU and US join Global Methane Pledge ahead of COP 26 conference
The European Union and United States have joined the Global Methane Pledge, an initiative to reduce global methane emissions that will be launched at the UN Climate Change Conference (COP 26) in November. ...
19 September 2021
View news from European Union EU maintains its leading position in global agri-food trade
2020 showed a notable improvement in the EU's leading position among the world's largest exporters of agri-food goods and products. ...
15 September 2021
View news from European Union EU farmers reject amendments on Farm to Fork Strategy
Following a vote by the AGRI and ENVI Committees in the European Parliament on amendments to the Farm to Fork Strategy, EU farming union Copa and Cogeca has issued a statement criticising the proposed amendments, saying many have not been sufficiently...
09 September 2021
View news from European Union Vets warn that proposed EU antibiotics rule puts animal health at risk
A proposed antibiotics rule could, "counteract the EU's efforts to combat [antibiotic resistance]," say thousands of vets and animal health experts. ...
08 September 2021
View news from European Union Opinion - The European Parliament must not make the Farm to Fork strategy untenable for the agri-food sector
Farming unions and cooperatives across the European Union have issued a joint declaration ahead of the ENVI and AGRI Committee meetings in the European Parliament on 9 September....
01 September 2021
View news from European Union Opinion - There is much to be expected from the Slovenian Presidency when it comes to agriculture
Ramón Armengol, President of Cogeca, gives his take on the Slovenian Presidency's Programme for agriculture in the EU. ...
23 August 2021
View news from European Union New research finds dramatic decrease in antibiotic use for animals in the EU
A new report from the European Food Safety Agency (EFSA), European Medicines Agency (EMA) and European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) finds that the EU's use of antibiotics in food-producing animals is now lower than it is in humans....
17 August 2021
View news from European Union EU shoppers value provenance when buying meat
The rules governing origin labelling for meat provide relevant information for EU consumers and do not pose trade barriers, according to new analysis from the European Commission....
12 August 2021
View news from European Union Opinion - EU's assessment of the Farm to Fork strategy presents inconvenient truths
The EU's Joint Research Center has released a report on the impact of the Biodiversity and Farm to Fork strategies on agriculture, and EU farming union Copa and Cogeca warns that the policy will result in an unprecedented reduction in agriculture capacity....
09 August 2021
View news from European Union AHDB: EU cattle prices remain firm
Finished cattle prices on the continent have continued to rise since January 2021, having been on an upward trajectory since July last year., writes Bethan Wilkes, analyst at AHDB. ...
21 July 2021
View news from European Union EU farming unions lobby for producers affected by recent catastrophic floods
Copa and Cogeca met Slovenian Presidency and call for continuation of CAP work and swift action in helping those affected by floods....
View news from European Union EU farm income increases over last decade, but the gains aren't evenly spread
Between 2007 and 2018, the average farm income in the EU grew, reaching €35,300 per farm and €22,500 per annual working unit in 2018. However, significant differences can be observed across the EU and based on types of farming, sex, age and level...
18 July 2021
View news from European Union New study shows that setting ambitious green farming standards can lead to higher environmental benefits
A study published by the Joint Research Centre of the European Commission shows how the choices farmers make to adopt voluntary green practices are affected by how much they are already obliged to contribute to the environment....
16 July 2021
View news from European Union Positive projections for EU agriculture in latest short-term outlook
Europe's agriculture sector is expected to flourish as restaurants and food services come back online and COVID-19 vaccination ramps up across the trading bloc. ...
15 July 2021
View news from European Union European Commission releases its Fit for 55 plan to reach climate goals
The European Commission has adopted a package of proposals to make the EU's climate, energy, land use, transport and taxation policies fit for reducing net greenhouse gas emissions by at least 55% by 2030, compared to 1990 levels....
13 July 2021
View news from European Union European farmers' confidence index inches up in 2021
Prior to the CAP agreement, the European farmers’ confidence index showed a slight but promising increase in 2021....
08 July 2021
View news from European Union EU drafts plan to grow “carbon sinks” in climate change fight
The European Union has drafted plans to build up forests, grasslands and other natural "carbon sinks" that absorb carbon dioxide from the atmosphere to help curb climate change....
07 July 2021
View news from European Union Winners of the 5th European Award for Cooperative Innovation have been announced
More than 100 agricultural and forestry cooperatives submitted projects for the European Award for Cooperative innovation, with six farm sustainability initiatives taking the main prize....
05 July 2021
View news from European Union EU's agriculture trade posts sharp increases in March 2021
After a slow start to 2021, EU agri-food trade reached a value of €75.8 billion between January and March, 4% less than the same period in 2020. ...
02 July 2021
View news from European Union EU agrees three-month ceasefire with UK in "sausage war"
The European Union has agreed to a ceasefire with the United Kingdom in a post-Brexit dispute dubbed the "sausage war" by extending a grace period for shipments of certain meat products from Britain to Northern Ireland....
29 June 2021
View news from European Union EU farming unions voice support for proposed animal welfare labelling system
Copa and Cogeca have welcomed proposed labelling conditions for the Commission's Animal Welfare platform, saying that the proposals reflect the diversity of livestock farming within the EU....
28 June 2021
View news from European Union EU's efforts to manage milk market disturbances missed the mark
A new report from the European Court of Auditors finds that the trading bloc's support measures for milk producers who were affected by the Russian import ban was not sufficiently targeted. ...
23 June 2021
View news from European Union EU's ag policy is failing to fight climate change
A new report from the European Court of Auditors (ECA) has found that the trading bloc's agricultural spending has not translated into climate-friendly farming....
View news from European Union EU highlights need for labor protections for seasonal workers
The European Labor Authority (ELA) has launched its "Rights for all seasons" campaign to show the need for fair working conditions for seasonal employees. ...
22 June 2021
View news from European Union EU farming unions call for livestock to be included in upcoming agriculture promotion policy
Excluding livestock products from the EU Promotion Policy would be both an environmental and economic aberration, says Copa and Cogeca....
 
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