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Publication of latest #AgriFoodTradeFigures – EU keeps strong on agri-food exports

Publication of latest #AgriFoodTradeFigures – EU keeps strong on agri-food exports

| July 1, 2019

The latest monthly agri-food trade report published today shows that the monthly value of EU agri-food exports in April 2019 reached €12.6 billion, 12.5% above the value registered one year ago in April 2018. Imports were valued at €10.3bn – a 4% increase from April 2018, bringing the monthly agri-food trade surplus to €2.3bn. Export values significantly increased […]

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#DairyMarket – Public stocks of skimmed milk powder now empty

#DairyMarket – Public stocks of skimmed milk powder now empty

| June 24, 2019

At the last tender sale, the remaining 162 tonnes of skimmed milk powder out of a total, original amount of 380,000 tonnes in public stocks were sold, fully emptying as a result the total stocks bought and managed by the Commission. Agriculture and Rural Development Commissioner Phil Hogan said: “Today’s sale of the last remaining […]

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Member states agree to Commission proposal to support #IrishBeefProducers affected by market uncertainty

Member states agree to Commission proposal to support #IrishBeefProducers affected by market uncertainty

| June 21, 2019

EU member states have agreed to a proposal from the European Commission to make €50 million available to Irish beef farmers, which can be matched by national funds to reach a maximum of €100m. The establishment of the fund reflects the Commission recognition of the particular challenges facing the Irish beef and veal sector due […]

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Commissioners Hogan and Andriukaitis participate in third #AfricanUnion and EU agriculture ministerial conference in Rome

Commissioners Hogan and Andriukaitis participate in third #AfricanUnion and EU agriculture ministerial conference in Rome

| June 21, 2019

Agriculture and Rural Development Commissioner Phil Hogan (pictured) and Health and Food Safety Commissioner Vytenis Andriukaitis are participating today (21 June) in Rome in the third AU-EU agriculture ministerial conference.  African Union Commissioner for Rural Economy and Agriculture Josefa Sacko and Commissioner Hogan are formally hosting this high-level event which will result in the first ever AU-EU political declaration. It will include […]

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It’s time public woke up to reality of #LivestockFarming, says former MEP

It’s time public woke up to reality of #LivestockFarming, says former MEP

| June 18, 2019

Food safety standards in Europe, and in particular in the UK, are among the highest in the world, and yet consumer trust and confidence in the food system has never been so low, writes George Lyon, former MEP. Despite the wide availability of cheap, nutritious food, misconceptions around issues such as animal welfare and the use of antibiotics […]

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#FUW calls for #TB taskforce  following compensation review

#FUW calls for #TB taskforce following compensation review

| June 4, 2019

The Farmers’ Union of Wales is calling for much greater emphasis to be given to the economic impacts of a bovine TB breakdown following the announcement by the Minister for Environment, Energy and Rural Affairs, Lesley Griffiths, that there would be a review of the compensation regime in Wales. “To date, discussions and programmes on […]

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#SMEs should play greater role in #Bioeconomy

#SMEs should play greater role in #Bioeconomy

| May 24, 2019

The bioeconomy is a crucial factor in fighting climate change, responding to the growing food demand and boosting rural areas. In its opinion on the Updating of the Bioeconomy Strategy, adopted at its plenary session of 15 May, the EESC calls for better support for SMEs in the form of advice and access to finance. Public-private […]

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