Tag: Agriculture

#Agriculture – Commission gives geographical indication for UK ‘Ayrshire New Potatoes’

#Agriculture – Commission gives geographical indication for UK ‘Ayrshire New Potatoes’

| July 11, 2019

The Commission has approved the addition of ‘Ayrshire New Potatoes’/‘Ayrshire Earlies’ in the register of Protected Geographical Indication (PGI). The newly protected product is planted, grown and harvested in the county of Ayrshire in the South West of Scotland. Ayrshire has been at the heart of the British potato industry since the cultivation of the crop was […]

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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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#FUW president honoured by #GorseddOfBards

#FUW president honoured by #GorseddOfBards

Welsh farmers’ leader Glyn Roberts will be honoured by the Gorsedd of Bards at this year’s National Eisteddfod. The Farmers’ Union of Wales President will be recognized alongside Welsh rugby legends Jonathan Davies and Ken Owens, Anglesey comedian Tudur Owen and Ceredigion harpist Catrin Finch. “This is a great honour, not just for myself,  but […]

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Checks, fines, crisis reserve: MEPs vote on #EUFarmPolicy reform

Checks, fines, crisis reserve: MEPs vote on #EUFarmPolicy reform

| April 11, 2019

The Agriculture Committee has approved the last batch of proposals to improve EU farm policy so that it better meets farmers’ and consumers’ expectations. The Agriculture Committee’s amendments to the so-called Financing, Management and Monitoring regulation were approved by 28 votes in favour to seven against, with two abstentions. Last week, MEPs approved new rules […]

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MEPs call for closer scrutiny of how farming funds are disseminated in #Ukraine

MEPs call for closer scrutiny of how farming funds are disseminated in #Ukraine

| March 7, 2018

The EU has been urged to ‘closely monitor and control’ the distribution of agricultural subsidies in Ukraine. The demand from MEPs comes with a decision imminent on the latest trance of EU farming subsidies to Kiev. A new package of macro-financial assistance, worth some €1bn, has already been agreed by the European Commission but parliament […]

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Where economics fails #EUAgriculture policy, science quietly steps in

Where economics fails #EUAgriculture policy, science quietly steps in

| February 22, 2018

Post-2020, balancing the European Union’s agricultural competitiveness against the pressing issues of food security and environmental sustainability is going to require a formidable display of plate-spinning. This critical discussion will be high on the agenda when European heads of state gather in Brussels on February 23 to discuss the EU’s long-term budget. With post-Brexit budgetary […]

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Imports of #organic products subject to new EU electronic certification system

Imports of #organic products subject to new EU electronic certification system

A new system of electronic certification to better monitor imports of organic products becomes applicable tomorrow (19 April), making the EU a global leader in traceability and in the collection of reliable data on trade of these products. This pioneering e-certification system will contribute to enhancing food safety provisions and reducing potential fraud. It will […]

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