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13 May 2020
View news from European Union SmartAgriHubs project launches "Respond" open call
The SmartAgriHubs project is launching Respond, its first open call....
05 May 2020
View news from European Union EU takes crucial steps to shore up agri-food sector
The European Commission takes action by enacting exceptional measures to support the agriculture and food sectors affected by the COVID-19 crisis. ...
04 May 2020
View news from European Union Greenpeace calls for EU to scrap the CAP
Greenpeace calls for a new farm subsidy system for post-coronavirus Europe....
27 April 2020
View news from European Union IFA says EU Commission package completely inadequate, particularly for beef
EU - IFA President Tim Cullinan said the package announced last week by EU Agriculture Commissioner Janusz Wojciechowski will not be nearly enough to support agriculture, particularly beef farmers, through the current crisis....
23 April 2020
View news from European Union EU unveils €80 million support package for farmers amid COVID-19
After the European Commission unveils its aid package for the agri-food sector, farmers say that the support isn’t fit-for-purpose....
16 April 2020
View news from European Union EU auditors take first steps to mitigate the COVID-19 pandemic
Mitigating the COVID-19 outbreak using EU structural funds requires a balance between more flexibility and accountability, say Auditors....
09 April 2020
View news from European Union Panic buying – can our food system cope with demand?
With media outlets showing empty grocery stores and hinting at potential food shortages due to panic buying, Farm Gate host ffinlo Costain sits down with Roland Bonney of FAI Farms and Jo White of Behaviour Change for Animals to discuss the psychology...
08 April 2020
View news from European Union EU farm chief delays import curbs and green reforms
The European Union’s chief agriculture official said it was premature to restrict beef imports after industry groups called for additional support measures while battling COVID-19....
06 April 2020
View news from European Union Delving into “less and better” meat
When talking about sustainable meat, we often hear the phrase “less and better” as the guiding principle – but what does that mean in reality?...
05 April 2020
View news from European Union Free remote Ration Performance Monitoring service now open to all
Alltech and Keenan have announced the launch of a new InTouch service that allows UK dairy and beef farmer to benefit from independent nutritional advice and support, free of charge for the next three months....
03 April 2020
View news from European Union European Commission announces aid for farmers amid coronavirus pandemic
On 2 April, the European Commission proposed a package of measures to soften the blow of the coronavirus pandemic on the EU economy....
24 March 2020
View news from European Union EU border delays put mounting pressure on meat trade
As the EU mulls possible slaughterhouse shutdowns and staffing issues as the coronavirus pandemic worsens, advocates call for restrictions on live exports....
19 March 2020
View news from European Union Mild winter expected to cause early and prolonged fly season, prof warns
Farmers should be prepared to protect their stock from flies earlier this year with the mild weather expected to increase fly numbers and prolong the season, a leading biologist is warning....
13 February 2020
View news from European Union Fear of BSE keeps EU food standards high
Memories of the 1990s mad cow disease crisis means the EU will likely reject US demands for relaxing strict food safety rules, even with President Trump threatening tariffs on cars if EU countries don't begin imports of more US farm products. ...
27 January 2020
View news from European Union Protect your herd against a drop in fertility and milk yield
Now is the optimum time for farmers to protect their herd against a leptospirosis infection which could significantly impact fertility and milk yield....
16 December 2019
View news from European Union Salmonella Most Common Cause of Foodborne Outbreaks in EU
EU - Nearly one in three foodborne outbreaks in the EU in 2018 were caused by Salmonella. This is one of the main findings of the annual report on trends and sources of zoonoses published today by the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) and the European...
03 December 2019
View news from European Union New EU Commission Must Back Agriculture, IFA Says
EU - Speaking as the new EU Commission took up office, IFA President Joe Healy said this Commission will preside over some of the most important decisions in the history of the EU....
25 November 2019
View news from European Union Potential for US Export Growth to Europe a Hot Topic at Anuga
EU - Growing momentum for US beef in the European Union was in evidence at the Anuga food trade show, where USMEF promoted US red meat and met with existing and potential customers from several key international markets....
06 November 2019
View news from European Union Global Food Consumption Growth, Changes in Consumer Preferences
Due to two major developments in the past two decades at a global level - income growth and changes in consumer preferences- food consumption has been growing at a faster pace than world population. ...
10 October 2019
View news from European Union European Commission: Milk Collection Up in 2019, Beef Production Down
EU - EU milk collection should slightly grow in 2019, while gross beef production is expected to decline, according to the the European Commission. ...
09 October 2019
View news from European Union EU Beef Exports Rising as Overall Production Declines
The EU beef industry has seen a slight reduction in total production during the first half of 2019. Slaughter numbers were down, but average carcase weights were higher. Despite the fall in production, exports rose, writes Charlie Reeve, analyst with...
27 August 2019
View news from European Union IFA Says It's Time to Call Off Mercosur Trade Deal as Amazon Burns
EU - IFA National Livestock Chairman Angus Woods has acknowledged the comments by Taoiseach Leo Varadkar that Ireland will block a Mercosur deal because of the burning of the Amazon rainforests, but he criticised the silence of the EU Commission....
12 August 2019
View news from European Union IFA President Urges Retailers to Attend Beef Talks
EU - IFA President Joe Healy has said that retailers and the EU Commission must be included in the talks that the Minister for Agriculture Michael Creed has convened for today (12 August)....
06 August 2019
View news from European Union EU Agriculture Not Viable for Future
EU - The current reform proposals of the EU Commission on the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) are unlikely to improve environmental protection, say researchers led by the German Centre for Integrative Biodiversity Research (iDiv), the Helmholtz Centre...
05 August 2019
View news from European Union EU, US Sign Agreement on Imports of Hormone-free Beef
EU - On Saturday (3 August), the EU and the US, represented respectively by Stavros Lambrinidis, EU Ambassador to the United States and Jani Raappana, Deputy Head of Mission, for the Finnish Presidency of the Council of the EU, and Robert Lighthizer,...
01 August 2019
View news from European Union IFA Urges End to Beef Import Scandal; EU Beef Prices Being Damaged
EU - IFA’s National Council and Livestock Committee members yesterday held a protest at the EU Food & Veterinary Offices, in Grange, Co. Meath....
29 July 2019
View news from European Union Beef Roadshow in Europe Promotes Quality, Versatility
EU - An ambitious project aimed at improving awareness of US beef in the European Union was successfully implemented this summer by USMEF, which partnered with distributors to conduct nine US Beef Roadshow events over the course of nine days in five different...
12 July 2019
View news from European Union IFA Welcomes Dail Vote, Says Opposition to Mercosur Deal Growing Across Europe
EU - IFA President Joe Healy welcomed yesterday's Dail vote rejecting the EU Commission Mercosur deal. He said the Dail vote sends a very strong message to the Taoiseach and the Government that Ireland must reject this deal....
 
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