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Fodder crisis should prompt review of CAP budget cuts, MEP argues

The impact of the current drought and heatwaves on farmers should prompt the EU institutions to reconsider the proposed 5% reduction in the post-2020 Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) budget, a Vice President of the European Parliament has declared.

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Fodder crisis should prompt review of CAP budget cuts, MEP argues

The impact of the current drought and heatwaves on farmers should prompt the EU institutions to reconsider the proposed 5% reduction in the post-2020 Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) budget, a Vice President of the European Parliament has declared.

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NGOs criticise provision of aid to drought-hit farmers

Two environmental organisations warn that the current droughts and heatwaves will become “the new normal” if public authorities continue to focus on direct subsidies for farmers instead of supporting more climate-friendly farming practices.

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Danish cereal production to drop by 40 percent due to drought

Denmark’s cereal production could be cut by almost half compared to previous years as farmers suffer one of the hottest and driest summers on record, a farming organisation has warned
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Stakeholder reactions to the new CAP proposals for 2021-27

One of the few things that can be guaranteed about any proposal for reforming the Common Agricultural Policy is that it will attract a wide spectrum of reactions from stakeholders. 

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Japanese meat imports to rise as domestic output stagnates

Japan’s beef and pork purchases are expected to increase both this year and next against a backdrop of flat local production and rising consumer demand.

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German minister demands EU opens markets for African agri-food products

Removing EU import duties and quotas for agricultural products would create millions of jobs in Africa and thereby help to stem migration flows, according to Germany’s Development Minister Gerd Müller.

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Farm Policy

Europe’s concerns over glyphosate heightened by US ruling

A ruling by a US court that found Monsanto’s glyphosate-based weedkiller caused a school groundsman’s cancer has triggered the German government and retailers in the UK to consider action to restrict the controversial active substance.

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Commission adopts new biosecurity rules to prevent avian flu

The European Commission has adopted new rules that will seek to prevent poultry flocks being infected with avian influenza by migratory wild birds.

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NGOs criticise provision of aid to drought-hit farmers

Two environmental organisations warn that the current droughts and heatwaves will become “the new normal” if public authorities continue to focus on direct subsidies for farmers instead of supporting more climate-friendly farming practices.

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Fodder crisis should prompt review of CAP budget cuts, MEP argues

The impact of the current drought and heatwaves on farmers should prompt the EU institutions to reconsider the proposed 5% reduction in the post-2020 Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) budget, a Vice President of the European Parliament has declared.

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Southern Europe may save EU maize production, but record-high imports loom

Favourable prospects for maize in southern Europe are expected to offset the damage caused by hot and dry weather further north. But reduced cereal harvests will still leave the region reliant on record imports of maize to feed its livestock, analysts have outlined.

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Europe’s concerns over glyphosate heightened by US ruling

A ruling by a US court that found Monsanto’s glyphosate-based weedkiller caused a school groundsman’s cancer has triggered the German government and retailers in the UK to consider action to restrict the controversial active substance.

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Renewable Energy

EPA chief Pruitt exits as ethics woes reach fever pitch

Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Scott Pruitt resigned yesterday (July 5), after proving unable to stem a flood of ethics allegations which have dogged his tenure at the agency.

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EU agri-policy diary (June 25-29): Brexit, nitrate pollution

This week will see national leaders gather in Brussels to take stock of the progress made in the Brexit negotiations and agree on the next steps forward, while Environment MEPs are set to assess member states’ measures to protect water sources from agricultural nitrate pollution.

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Food and beverage sector highly exposed to depletion of natural resources, warns insurer

The food and beverage sector along with oil and gas, mining, and transportation rank highest in terms exposure to the risk of consumption and waste of natural resources, according to a new report by insurer Allianz.

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Brexit

Stakeholder reactions to the new CAP proposals for 2021-27

One of the few things that can be guaranteed about any proposal for reforming the Common Agricultural Policy is that it will attract a wide spectrum of reactions from stakeholders. 

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The new CAP and the new US Farm Bill

The EU is not the only major economic power which is currently in the process of overhauling its agricultural support policy. In the United States too, a major policy review is under way (as of July 2018) which will lead ultimately to a new Farm Bill being approved for the next five years.

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NFU highlights lack of food self-sufficiency to warn against no-deal Brexit

A major British farming union has urged the UK government to prioritise food security in the Brexit negotiations, as it warns that food supplies will only last seven months if the country is unable to import EU products next year.

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