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EU measures to stabilize farmers’ income: Low uptake coupled with overcompensation, say auditors

EU measures to stabilize farmers’ income: Low uptake coupled with overcompensation, say auditors

| December 6, 2019

EU instruments helping farmers to insure their income against falling prices and production losses have only partially met their objectives, and their uptake remains low and uneven, according to a new report from the European Court of Auditors. In addition, some exceptional measures have not been properly targeted and can lead to disproportionate compensation payments, say […]

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Save #Bees and #Farmers, says alliance of 90 civil society organizations

Save #Bees and #Farmers, says alliance of 90 civil society organizations

| November 27, 2019

A record-breaking Bavarian citizens’ initiative collected 1.7 million signatures – or 18% of the eligible citizens – earlier this year to protect bees and biodiversity. Inspired by this success, an alliance of 90 civil society organizations is launching a European Citizens’ Initiative (ECI) entitled Save Bees and Farmers on 25 November. The aim of the […]

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#Environment needs saving through innovation, not starvation

#Environment needs saving through innovation, not starvation

| October 18, 2019

As the winter times come closer, people resume their arguments about the thermostat at home. While there is great convenience that comes with heating, it also comes at an environmental cost. Environmental protection and development is, undoubtedly, both a necessary and noble cause, and while we may sometimes disagree with the fearmongering or reactionism that […]

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#UFU disillusioned by revised UK import tariff schedule

#UFU disillusioned by revised UK import tariff schedule

| October 10, 2019

The Ulster Farmers’ Union is disillusioned by Government’s revised UK import tariff schedule which includes a zero percent tariff on certain agriculture goods, opening opportunity for lower standard imports to enter the UK if we leave the EU without a deal. UFU President Ivor Ferguson said: “The lack of changes to the UK’s temporary tariff […]

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#FUW threatens legal action if borders allow ‘back-door’ for tariff-free imports

#FUW threatens legal action if borders allow ‘back-door’ for tariff-free imports

| September 27, 2019

The Farmers’ Union of Wales says it is prepared to challenge any failures by the UK government to properly enforce customs controls in a way which allows a ‘back-door’ for tariff-free imports after Brexit, and will do so through the courts if necessary. Speaking after an industry meeting in Builth Wells held to discuss the […]

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EU leading in #GlobalAgriFoodTrade

EU leading in #GlobalAgriFoodTrade

| September 6, 2019

In a report published on 5 September,, the EU confirms for yet another year its position as largest global exporter of agri-food products, with EU exports reaching €138 billion in 2018. Agriculture products represent a solid share of 7% of the value of EU total goods exported in 2018, ranking fourth after machinery, other manufactured […]

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#Trade – #EUAgri-FoodExports continue growing at record pace

#Trade – #EUAgri-FoodExports continue growing at record pace

| July 23, 2019

The latest monthly agri-food trade report published on 22 July shows that a strong increase in exports observed from the beginning of the year continues. According to the latest monthly data available (May 2019), agri-food exports are now doing 13% better than a year ago. The best performing exports include pork meat, spirits and liqueurs, wine […]

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