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UTP rules will help to ensure fair prices for farmers – Copa and Cogeca

The Commission’s proposals to tackle unfair trading practices is a step in the right direction to ensure fair market prices for farmers and address the current power imbalances in favour of the more concentrated food retail and processing sectors, the EU’s main farming body has argued.

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CAP Monitor is the unique guide to the European Union’s Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) and is available to all European Agriculture Policy channel subscribers.

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Do not drive crop-based biofuels out of the market – Visegrad Group+3 declaration

No proposal to force crop-based biofuels out of the market should be accepted, as that would be a step in the wrong direction away from the Paris Agreement, according to a statement signed by Eastern European countries.

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EU dairy exporters to gain from Mexico trade deal

The recent conclusion of the EU-Mexico trade agreement is set to deliver a trade boost for European dairy exporters, with tariff-free access for skimmed milk powder (SMP) and other products, as well as geographical indication protection for certain cheeses.

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Brexit will cut CAP subsidies and farmers’ incomes in all EU-27 countries – report

The UK’s withdrawal from the EU will lead to annual reductions in CAP funding of €2.7 billion to €5.05 billion and cause the average farm income in the bloc to drop by 3.6% to 6.7%, according to estimates released by Farm Europe.

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EU faces tricky balancing act in renegotiating tariff-free beef quota

The EU will face a considerable challenge in satisfying the US while also avoiding issues with other important trading partners in Latin America and Australasia when it starts to renegotiate import quotas for hormone-free beef.

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EU-Mexico deal ‘gives away’ cheese names, hurts Mexico, U.S. dairy says

The EU-Mexico trade deal that appears to enact new restrictions on the use of common cheese names is ringing alarm bells for U.S. dairy producers.

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EU dairy exporters to gain from Mexico trade deal

The recent conclusion of the EU-Mexico trade agreement is set to deliver a trade boost for European dairy exporters, with tariff-free access for skimmed milk powder (SMP) and other products, as well as geographical indication protection for certain cheeses.

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Farm Policy

EU faces tricky balancing act in renegotiating tariff-free beef quota

The EU will face a considerable challenge in satisfying the US while also avoiding issues with other important trading partners in Latin America and Australasia when it starts to renegotiate import quotas for hormone-free beef.

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EU-Mexico deal ‘gives away’ cheese names, hurts Mexico, U.S. dairy says

The EU-Mexico trade deal that appears to enact new restrictions on the use of common cheese names is ringing alarm bells for U.S. dairy producers.

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Do not drive crop-based biofuels out of the market – Visegrad Group+3 declaration

No proposal to force crop-based biofuels out of the market should be accepted, as that would be a step in the wrong direction away from the Paris Agreement, according to a statement signed by Eastern European countries.

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Environment & Conservation

Do not drive crop-based biofuels out of the market – Visegrad Group+3 declaration

No proposal to force crop-based biofuels out of the market should be accepted, as that would be a step in the wrong direction away from the Paris Agreement, according to a statement signed by Eastern European countries.

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First case of African Swine Fever reported in Hungary

African Swine Fever has been detected in Hungary for the first time, adding to concerns over the westerly spread of the disease in Europe.

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CAP direct payments are 'promoting pollution' – report

The Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) is funding some of the most polluting livestock farms, without proper monitoring or assessment, according to a new report by Greenpeace.

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Renewable Energy

Do not drive crop-based biofuels out of the market – Visegrad Group+3 declaration

No proposal to force crop-based biofuels out of the market should be accepted, as that would be a step in the wrong direction away from the Paris Agreement, according to a statement signed by Eastern European countries.

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Irish citizens’ proposal for agricultural carbon tax is a ‘no go’ for farmers

A proposal from the Irish Citizens' Assembly's to introduce a tax on agricultural emissions in Ireland has drawn sharp criticism from the country’s main farming organisations, who call the measure a “no go” and a “completely daft idea”.

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European Parliament backs key climate change regulations for agriculture and forestry

By 2030, the EU’s greenhouse gas emissions from farming, transport, buildings and waste should be reduced by 30% and the CO2 emitted and absorbed by forestry and land use need to be balanced out.

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Brexit

EU dairy exporters to gain from Mexico trade deal

The recent conclusion of the EU-Mexico trade agreement is set to deliver a trade boost for European dairy exporters, with tariff-free access for skimmed milk powder (SMP) and other products, as well as geographical indication protection for certain cheeses.

European Agricultural Policy European Food Law

Brexit will cut CAP subsidies and farmers’ incomes in all EU-27 countries – report

The UK’s withdrawal from the EU will lead to annual reductions in CAP funding of €2.7 billion to €5.05 billion and cause the average farm income in the bloc to drop by 3.6% to 6.7%, according to estimates released by Farm Europe.

Farm Incomes Brexit

National co-financing of CAP direct payments would close Brexit budget gap – Alan Matthews

A co-financing model for the CAP’s income support would free up resources that can close the EU’s funding gap caused by Brexit and improve the ownership, efficiency and added value of the bloc’s farming subsidies, Professor Emeritus Alan Matthews has argued.

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