Calls growing to stop nationalisation of CAP

By |maj 28th, 2018|agriculture, CAP reform, direct aid, European Commission, European farmers, European Parliament, News|

There is growing criticism in France of increased subsidiarity of the future Common Agricultural Policy for the 2021-2027 period, which the Commission seems to favour, EURACTIV.fr reports.

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European beet producers’ growing concerns over sugar prices

By |maj 23rd, 2018|agriculture, European farmers, News, sugar, sugar beet, sugar industry, sugar quota|

The end of sugar quotas coincides with the collapse of prices on the world market. This is currently more of a problem  for sugar refiners than sugar beet growers, who are still protected by contracts. EURACTIV.fr reports

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Livestock farmers cry wolf, call on EU to act

By |maj 17th, 2018|agriculture, European Commission, European farmers, European institutions, France, José Bové, News, wolves|

Livestock farmers and MEPs met in Brussels this week to demand a change in the EU's policy on the protection of wolves. Farmers are angered by the European Commission’s position, which they say favours wolves over livestock. EURACTIV.fr reports

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Will Europe reform the value chain in the food industry?

By |marec 5th, 2018|agri-food sector, agriculture, Competition policy, competition regulation, European Commission, European farmers, News, trade relations, unfair trading practices|

Trade relations in the agricultural sector remain a source of tensions between large retailers and farmers, while a legislative proposal is expected at European level. EURACTIV.fr reports.

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Back to the future: An agricultural conundrum

By |december 12th, 2017|CAP, common agricultural policy, digital farming, European farmers, future of farming, News, Precision farming, young farmers|

A drive through the rural areas of the EU is an adventure in landscapes, cuisine, culture and history. The countryside has also been a driver of economic and societal development in the EU since its foundation. With almost 40% of the EU budget going to...

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