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CAP Monitor

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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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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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Interview: ‘Despite livestock rule setback, future for US organic sector looks positive’

A recent dispute over an organic livestock management rule has put the sector at odds with the Washington administration over whether animal welfare provisions should extend to organics.

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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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Trade Policy

EU cites salmonella concern as reason for Brazilian poultry import ban

The European Commission has explained its decision to ban imports from some of Brazil’s largest poultry suppliers, effectively accusing the South American country of doing too little to address risks posed by Salmonella.

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Interview: ‘Despite livestock rule setback, future for US organic sector looks positive’

A recent dispute over an organic livestock management rule has put the sector at odds with the Washington administration over whether animal welfare provisions should extend to organics.

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US metal duties, EU steel investigation elicit concerns, criticism at WTO safeguards meeting

Criticism of the US' recent imposition of tariffs on imports of certain steel and aluminum products, and separately on imports of certain solar cells and washing machines, came from many corners during an April 23 meeting of the World Trade Organization's (WTO) Safeguards Committee. Meanwhile, an EU safeguard investigation into certain steel imports and other various safeguard matters were also discussed.

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Farm Policy

EU Directive has improved chickens’ housing, welfare and health – Commission report

A set of EU animal welfare rules has led to improvements in the housing and management of broilers, which had a positive influence on the health and welfare of the birds, a Commission report has found.

Animal Welfare Animal Health

Crop protection companies collaborate on global malaria prevention strategies

Cases of malaria are now back on the increase, but new initiatives led by national administrations, the private sector and non-governmental organisations such as the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation are leading the fightback.

European Agricultural Policy European Food Law

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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Environment & Conservation

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.

EU European Agricultural Policy

Germany promises regulatory action to restrict glyphosate

Germany’s agriculture minister has announced plans for a draft regulation which would ban the use of glyphosate in private gardens, parks and sports facilities. “Massive” restrictions on the use of the herbicide on German farms are also proposed, but with some exemptions.

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Renewable Energy

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”.

Environment and Conservation Tax Policy

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.

Environment and Conservation EU

Think tank highlights link between biofuels and EU protein production

Crop-based biofuels can play an important role in helping the EU to address its long-standing protein production deficit, an agricultural think tank has argued.

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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.

Direct Subsidies Budget and Financing

Technological border proposed by UK government dismissed by Brussels

Fresh reports point to the fact the UK’s proposals to avoid a hard border with Ireland based on technological solutions have been dismissed by Brussels in a systematic way.

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Food industry threatened by disorderly exit from EU, Parliamentary report warns

A UK House of Commons committee has warned in a new report that failure to negotiate an orderly trading relationship with the EU after Brexit could be “disastrous” for the food and drink sector.

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