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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

EU Commission developing contingency plan to ensure food supply in times of crisis

EU Commission developing contingency plan to ensure food supply in times of crisis

The European Commission has launched a consultation on a contingency plan to ensure food supply and food security across the...

March 1, 2021

Debt is hampering many farmers’ attempts to plot a viable future

Debt is hampering many farmers’ attempts to plot a viable future

A study carried out by the European Commission’s Joint Research Centre (JRC) has confirmed that existing debt is preventing a significant...

December 17, 2020

EC President sets tasks for McGuinness in new financial portfolio

EC President sets tasks for McGuinness in new financial portfolio

President of the European Commission (EC) Urusla von der Leyen has set out her objectives for the role of Ireland’s...

September 16, 2020

Report: Slight increase in EU agri-food trade despite Brexit and Covid

Report: Slight increase in EU agri-food trade despite Brexit and Covid

Continued strong exports of EU pork and wheat helped to mitigate the trade challenges of Covid-19 and Brexit in the...

September 10, 2020