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Report shows impact of war in Ukraine on EU agri-food trade

Report shows impact of war in Ukraine on EU agri-food trade

The total value of EU agri-food trade reached €32.6 billion in March 2022, an increase of 12% compared to March...

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Ireland to host European Dairy Farmers’ Congress next month

Ireland to host European Dairy Farmers’ Congress next month

Ireland will host the 30th European Dairy Farmers’ Congress in June this year, addressing challenges and opportunities faced by farmers,...

May 18, 2022

Sustainability high up on European beef farmers’ agendas

Sustainability high up on European beef farmers’ agendas

Sustainability appears to be high up on the agenda of European beef farmers as they engage with the Beef Innovation...

March 16, 2022

DAFM announces participation in €8m EU research call

DAFM announces participation in €8m EU research call

The Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine (DAFM) will participate in a European (EU)-led research call worth €8 million...

February 16, 2022

Agri-food imports to Europe ‘mainly complementary’ report finds

Agri-food imports to Europe ‘mainly complementary’ report finds

A recent study published by the European Commission that looked at the impact of agri-food imports on agricultural production in...

January 21, 2022

CAP: Irish MEPs weigh in on the farm-reform package

CAP: Irish MEPs weigh in on the farm-reform package

After a lengthy legislative process, members of the European Parliament (MEPs) finally had the opportunity to vote on reform of...

November 23, 2021

‘Anti-agriculture agendas’ evident in Europe – Sinn Féin MEP

‘Anti-agriculture agendas’ evident in Europe – Sinn Féin MEP

A Sinn Féin MEP and member of the EU Committee on Agriculture and Rural Development has said there are “anti-agriculture...

October 31, 2021

LIFE programme to host 2 events during SERE2021

LIFE programme to host 2 events during SERE2021

The LIFE programme – the EU’s funding instrument for environment and climate action – is set to host two virtual...

August 30, 2021

Dairy farmers across Europe to demonstrate for higher prices

Dairy farmers across Europe to demonstrate for higher prices

Dairy farmers from across Europe will take part in a number of demonstrations and actions throughout the month of June...

June 1, 2021

CEJA president steps down with successor announced

CEJA president steps down with successor announced

Jannes Maes has announced that he will step down as CEJA president in order to pursue a new professional opportunity,...

January 19, 2021

€40m pilot scheme needed for suckler farmers ‘to meet societal demands’

€40m pilot scheme needed for suckler farmers ‘to meet societal demands’

Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine Michael Creed has been called on by the Irish Natura and Hill Farmers’...

January 8, 2020

‘If we are asking farmers to do more they need the resources to do that’ – Minister Creed

‘If we are asking farmers to do more they need the resources to do that’ – Minister Creed

The existing Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) for farmers is going to rollover for a period of 12 months. Systems within...

October 28, 2019

130,000 pigs culled in Bulgaria due to ASF outbreak

130,000 pigs culled in Bulgaria due to ASF outbreak

Around 130,000 pigs have killed on large commercial farms in Bulgaria over the past few weeks, amid a “worrying escalation...

August 6, 2019

EIB approves €3.4 billion for new investment in business and agriculture

EIB approves €3.4 billion for new investment in business and agriculture

The board of directors of the European Investment Bank (EIB) approved a total of €3.4 billion of new financing that...

May 20, 2019

EU agri-food exports hit record levels following 4 years of increase

EU agri-food exports hit record levels following 4 years of increase

The value of EU agri-food exports in January has increased for the fourth year in a row to hit new...

April 12, 2019

Backstop measures ‘complementary’ to tabled deal – Varadkar

Backstop measures ‘complementary’ to tabled deal – Varadkar

Taoiseach of Ireland Leo Varadkar has given his backing to the package of legally-binding measures agreed between the European Union...

March 12, 2019

Glyphosate debate: ‘If we can’t trust science, what do we base policy on?’

Glyphosate debate: ‘If we can’t trust science, what do we base policy on?’

The European debate on glyphosate has led one Irish MEP to question what policy should be based on, if policymakers...

October 13, 2017

Butter is better than ever as prices hit a new record high

Butter is better than ever as prices hit a new record high

Butter prices across Europe have climbed to a record high, with wholesale averages reaching €439 per 100kg last week. The...

May 17, 2017