In this Brussels Briefing on Agriculture, AGRA FACTS journalists Rose O’Donovan and Ed Bray provide an update on the latest developments in the European Union’s farming policy:

Organic reform plans: Member States called for significant changes at the Agriculture Council on November 10;
CAP budget: Farming Ministers call on Finance Ministers to support their opposition to activating next year’s agricultural crisis reserve;
Baltic States and Finland restated a plea for support for their dairy producers hit by Russia’s import ban; and,
MEPs in the ENVI Committee voted to allow countries to ban genetically modified crops on environmental grounds.