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#Agriculture – Commission approves new geographical indication from the United Kingdom

#Agriculture – Commission approves new geographical indication from the United Kingdom

| February 21, 2019

The Commission has approved the addition of ‘The Vale of Clwyd Denbigh Plum’ from the United Kingdom in the register of Protected Designation of Origin (PDO). The newly protected product grows in the Vale of Clwyd in Denbighshire in North Wales. The Denbigh plum is the only plum variety native to Wales. Historically, this fertile […]

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New rules to promote #WaterReuse in #Farming

New rules to promote #WaterReuse in #Farming

| February 13, 2019

Water scarcity is a growing problem in Europe. MEPs want to secure the EU’s freshwater sources by promoting water reuse in agriculture. Population growth, urbanisation and tourism have all contributed to the water shortages and droughts that are increasingly affecting many areas of Europe, especially the Mediterranean region. Water sources are under stress and the […]

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MEPs back plans to promote water reuse for #AgriculturalIrrigation

MEPs back plans to promote water reuse for #AgriculturalIrrigation

| January 25, 2019

Plans to counter water scarcity by facilitating the reuse of treated wastewater for agricultural irrigation were backed by the Environment Committee this week. The legislation defines minimum quality standards for reclaimed water to be used for agricultural irrigation. It also sets out obligations for production, distribution and storage operators, as well as risk management measures. […]

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Publication of latest agri-food trade figures: Record #EUAgriFoodExports

Publication of latest agri-food trade figures: Record #EUAgriFoodExports

| January 11, 2019

The latest monthly agri-food trade report shows that EU agri-food export values reached a record high in October 2018. Valued at €13.1 billion, total exports were 2.9% above the previous highest level registered in March 2017.  The monthly agri-food trade surplus stood at €3bn – a 13% increase from October 2017, and the second biggest surplus on […]

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#EUAgriculturalOutlook – Changing consumer habits to shape agricultural markets by 2030

#EUAgriculturalOutlook – Changing consumer habits to shape agricultural markets by 2030

| December 10, 2018

The Commission has published in the framework of the 2018 EU Agricultural Outlook Conference projections for the European agricultural markets to 2030 for a wide range of agri-food products, including meat, arable crops, milk and dairy products, and fruit and vegetables. The evolution of agricultural income and the environmental aspects of EU agriculture are also […]

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€191 million to promote #AgriFoodProducts at home and abroad

€191 million to promote #AgriFoodProducts at home and abroad

| November 20, 2018

The 2019 programmes for the promotion of EU agri-food products will focus primarily on markets outside the EU with the highest potential for growth. The European Commission adopted the 2019 promotion policy work programme on 14 November, with €191.6 million to be made available for programmes selected for EU co-financing – an increase of €12.5m […]

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#DairyMarket – Skimmed milk powder stocks reduced by half

#DairyMarket – Skimmed milk powder stocks reduced by half

| November 13, 2018

Half of the skimmed milk powder bought into public stock since 2015 (190,000 out of 380,000 tonnes) has been put back into the market without jeopardizing its functioning and the recovery of the sector. The latest tender sale of 30,000 tonnes took place on 8 November. The latest EU price report for the dairy market […]

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