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Direct payments can ‘limit land availability by keeping older farmers in business’

Direct payments can ‘limit land availability by keeping older farmers in business’

Pillar I measures under the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) can “limit land availability by keeping older farmers in business”, according...

April 12, 2021

Survey: Farmers’ views sought on future EU environmental programmes

Survey: Farmers’ views sought on future EU environmental programmes

The views of farmers on future environmental programmes are being sought as part of research being brought to the European...

March 31, 2021

‘It’s sink or swim’: Small farms convert to organic ‘or they disappear from the market’

‘It’s sink or swim’: Small farms convert to organic ‘or they disappear from the market’

Small farms can either convert to producing organically in the future “or they disappear from the market”, as is the...

March 30, 2021

Ireland will struggle to meet EU target for organic production – commission

Ireland will struggle to meet EU target for organic production – commission

Countries with under 3% of their agricultural lands under organic production will struggle to meet EU targets for the sector,...

March 29, 2021

Commission presents action plan for the development of organic production

Commission presents action plan for the development of organic production

The European Commission has today (Thursday, March 25) presented an action plan for the development of organic production. The action...

March 25, 2021

Commission publishes guidelines on land-based wildfire prevention

Commission publishes guidelines on land-based wildfire prevention

Following International Day of Forests last Sunday (March 21), the European Commission has published new guidelines to facilitate a better...

March 24, 2021

84% of Europeans feel farming ‘shapes and maintains the rural landscape’

84% of Europeans feel farming ‘shapes and maintains the rural landscape’

Farming ‘shapes and maintains the rural landscape and protects natural resources’ for 84% of the respondents to a European-wide survey....

March 24, 2021

EU Ombudsman finding on Mercosur deal welcomed

EU Ombudsman finding on Mercosur deal welcomed

The finding from the EU Ombudsman, Emily O’Reilly – that the European Commission’s failure to carry out a sustainability impact...

March 22, 2021

Ireland allocated €2.7 million in EU school fruit, vegetables and milk scheme

Ireland allocated €2.7 million in EU school fruit, vegetables and milk scheme

The European Commission has published the budget of the EU school fruit, vegetables and milk scheme for the school year...

March 19, 2021

European Commission gives green light to €45 million beef schemes

European Commission gives green light to €45 million beef schemes

The European Commission has given the green light for the two schemes worth €45 million announced earlier this week by...

March 19, 2021

EU to look at legal options in response to UK’s NI Protocol move

EU to look at legal options in response to UK’s NI Protocol move

The EU will respond to the UK’s unilateral move on the Northern Ireland Protocol “in accordance with the legal means established...

March 4, 2021

Public invited to contribute to preparation of new EU Soil Strategy

Public invited to contribute to preparation of new EU Soil Strategy

The European Commission has launched an online public consultation on the development of a new EU soil strategy. This is...

February 3, 2021

Public consultation on new EU Forest Strategy

Public consultation on new EU Forest Strategy

As part of the European Green Deal, the European Commission has launched an online public consultation on the development of...

February 2, 2021

EU Commission must be answerable over ‘great border blunder’ – independents

EU Commission must be answerable over ‘great border blunder’ – independents

The Irish government should haul European Commission President Ursula Von Der Leyen and the commission “over the coals over the...

February 2, 2021

Mercosur tariff rate quota should protect Irish beef farmers – EU commission

Mercosur tariff rate quota should protect Irish beef farmers – EU commission

The European Commission has said that the trade tariff rate quota in the Mercosur deal should protect Irish beef farmers...

January 29, 2021

Minister writes to EU to seek extension on BEAM

Minister writes to EU to seek extension on BEAM

Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine Charlie McConalogue has written to the European Commission to seek additional “fair and...

January 28, 2021

EU Commission finds positive impact of trade deals on agri-food sector

EU Commission finds positive impact of trade deals on agri-food sector

The EU trade agenda is set to have an overall positive impact on the EU economy and the agri-food sector,...

January 27, 2021

Sustained growth in EU agri-food trade in first 10 months of 2020

Sustained growth in EU agri-food trade in first 10 months of 2020

The latest monthly report on agri-food trade published today (Monday, January 25) shows a sustained growth over January-October 2020. EU...

January 25, 2021