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EU Commission authorises 2 genetically modified crops

EU Commission authorises 2 genetically modified crops

The European Commission has today (Thursday, May 19) authorised two genetically modified (GM) crops (one maize and one soya bean)...

May 19, 2022

EU Commission urged to show flexibility around new fertiliser regulations

EU Commission urged to show flexibility around new fertiliser regulations

In view of the upcoming Fertilising Product Regulation set for July 16, 2022, the European fertilisers industry is urging the...

May 11, 2022

Commissioner: EU not planning to reduce meat production

Commissioner: EU not planning to reduce meat production

The European Commission is not planning to reduce meat production, according a social media post by the EU Commissioner for...

May 11, 2022

EU approves €169m support scheme for Spanish milk suppliers

EU approves €169m support scheme for Spanish milk suppliers

The European Commission has given the green light to a €169 million scheme to support various milk producers across Spain....

April 28, 2022

ICMSA: Polish action on fertiliser in stark contrast to Ireland

ICMSA: Polish action on fertiliser in stark contrast to Ireland

Farmers are on the point of despair waiting for government supports for rocketing fertiliser prices, according to the Irish Creamery...

April 21, 2022

EU Commission approves €836m support scheme for Polish farmers

EU Commission approves €836m support scheme for Polish farmers

The European Commission has approved a support scheme for the Polish agriculture sector worth €836 million. The commission rubberstamped the...

April 20, 2022

EU emissions proposal is ‘bureaucratic nightmare’ for farmers – MEP

EU emissions proposal is ‘bureaucratic nightmare’ for farmers – MEP

The European Commission’s proposal to update the Industrial Emissions Directive (IED) will do little to address environmental challenges, according to...

April 6, 2022

EU short-term outlook: Dairy herd reduction of 1.5%

EU short-term outlook: Dairy herd reduction of 1.5%

Rising costs slowed down milk yield growth (1.2%) in the EU in 2021 and led to a stronger than expected...

April 5, 2022

EU Commission: Commodity prices to remain high this year

EU Commission: Commodity prices to remain high this year

The EU Commission has stated that the availability of food, feed and fertilisers is not a primary concern this year....

April 5, 2022

MEP ‘alarmed’ by proposed extension of EU emissions directive

MEP ‘alarmed’ by proposed extension of EU emissions directive

An Irish MEP said that he is “alarmed” by reports that the EU Commission may extend the scope of the...

April 5, 2022

Ukraine invasion: Huge uncertainty for Europe’s food and agri businesses

Ukraine invasion: Huge uncertainty for Europe’s food and agri businesses

Europe’s food and agri-businesses are frantically working through the major implications created by the war in Ukraine, according to Thijs...

March 21, 2022

CAP strategic plans must be approved at earliest opportunity – minister

CAP strategic plans must be approved at earliest opportunity – minister

The Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine has stated that the EU Commission must approve the Common Agricultural Policy...

March 21, 2022

EU approves marketing of methane-reducing feed additive

EU approves marketing of methane-reducing feed additive

European Union (EU) member states approved today (Wednesday, February 23) the marketing in the EU of an innovative feed additive,...

February 23, 2022

EU Commission questioned on CAP transparency

EU Commission questioned on CAP transparency

The European Ombudsman has written to the EU Commission president to seek clarity on lobbying on the new Common Agricultural...

February 22, 2022

Carbon farming: Floor price needed to incentivise trading

Carbon farming: Floor price needed to incentivise trading

A panel discussion on the opportunities of carbon farming was held this week (Tuesday, February 1, 2022) in the European...

February 2, 2022

ICSA: EU policy on red meat ‘not based on robust evidence’

ICSA: EU policy on red meat ‘not based on robust evidence’

The Irish Cattle and Sheep Farmers’ Association (ICSA) has slammed a food promotion policy by the EU Commission which links...

January 4, 2022

Commission to consider reducing tariffs amid fertiliser price increases

Commission to consider reducing tariffs amid fertiliser price increases

A Sinn Féin MEP has questioned the European Commission, members of which attended a sitting of the European Parliament Agricultural...

December 1, 2021

EU Commission extends flexibilities on CAP funding checks

EU Commission extends flexibilities on CAP funding checks

With pandemic restrictions still in place across the EU, the European Commission has adopted rules to extend flexibilities for carrying...

May 11, 2021