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Green groups denounce being excluded from “last chance” CAP reform talks

Environmental organisations complain that they are not being represented at Council discussions on the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) reform, while they fear that the proposals on the table will fail to make the EU farming sector more sustainable.

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Industry lobby accused of boycotting EU climate change policies

A leaked internal memo by the lobby representing national industry and employers’ organizations has been accused of wanting to derail EU climate change policy. 
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Sharp drop in sale volumes at latest SMP tender

The EU's campaign to dispose of its SMP intervention stockpile lost some momentum this week, with below-average sale volumes at the latest intervention tender.

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Belgium to cull four thousand pigs to prevent ASF spread

Belgium will announce in the coming days the culling of 4,000 pigs in the confined area following the discovery of nine boars suffering from African Swine Fever (ASF), the country’s federal minister has said.

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Brazil boosts inspection to avoid African Swine Fever

Brazil is to step up inspection at borders to prevent the entry of African Swine Fever (ASF), which has been rapidly spreading in Europe, Asia and Africa.
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MEPs demand tougher action on Ukrainian poultry loophole

The European Commission is coming under growing pressure to close a loophole that is allowing large volumes of Ukraine poultrymeat to enter the EU without paying tariffs.

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Belgium to cull four thousand pigs to prevent ASF spread

Belgium will announce in the coming days the culling of 4,000 pigs in the confined area following the discovery of nine boars suffering from African Swine Fever (ASF), the country’s federal minister has said.

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Finland considers building border wall to prevent ASF outbreak

Finnish authorities are considering the construction of a wall on the Finnish-Russian border to halt wild boars that can bring African Swine Fever (ASF) into the country.

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Are EU farmers losing the international productivity race?

Agricultural productivity in the European Union is slipping behind productivity gains in other major farm producing and exporting nations, most notably the United States, Brazil and China, according to research by the agro-chemical industry.

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Environment & Conservation

Centre right MEPs insist on science-based pesticide approvals

The European Parliament’s largest political group, the centre right European People’s Party (EPP), is demanding that the EU takes a science-based approach towards pesticide authorisation.

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Green groups denounce being excluded from “last chance” CAP reform talks

Environmental organisations complain that they are not being represented at Council discussions on the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) reform, while they fear that the proposals on the table will fail to make the EU farming sector more sustainable.

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Are EU farmers losing the international productivity race?

Agricultural productivity in the European Union is slipping behind productivity gains in other major farm producing and exporting nations, most notably the United States, Brazil and China, according to research by the agro-chemical industry.

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Renewable Energy

MEPs say limit subsidies to only deforestation-free foodstuffs

The European Parliament is calling for the EU to restrict subsidies under the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) and other programmes to only deforestation-free foodstuffs and animal feed in a bid to meet international climate and sustainable development commitments.

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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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Call for UK and US to abolish farm tariffs, align food standards post-Brexit

The United Kingdom and the United States should abandon all tariffs on bilateral agricultural trade and also adopt a purely science-based approach to sanitary and phytosanitary issues under a new ‘model’ bilateral trade agreement, according to a new report published on Tuesday (September 18).

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UK migration committee backs return of Seasonal Agriculture Workers Scheme

The UK’s Migration Advisory Committee (MAC) has backed the reintroduction of a Seasonal Agriculture Workers Scheme (SAWS) to overcome shortages in the farm labour market post-Brexit, and also proposed that such workers should be paid more than the national minimum wage.

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Brexit and subsidiarity pose risks to future of CAP - analyst

The EU needs to maintain strong policy control over major issues such as climate change, biodiversity, animal health and food safety as well as resist any post-Brexit temptation to devolve too much power back to member states, according to a leading French CAP expert.

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