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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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Members must work to break impasse in ag trade talks: WTO deputy director-general

Work by World Trade Organization (WTO) members to improve transparency and advance stalled ag trade talks is vital to fostering the continued expansion of global trade in agricultural goods, WTO Deputy Director-General Alan Wolff said April 20 in a speech to the China Agricultural Outlook Conference.

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Download the new EU & US Organics Sector special report!

With sales growth of around 10% annually, the organics sector is on a strong upward curve. This special report for IEG Policy subscribers looks at the challenges and opportunities for the future of the organic industry in the EU, US and around the world.

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Latest SMP tender dents EU stockpile

EU officials have achieved something of a breakthrough in their attempts to sell off the bloc’s 370,000 plus tonne stockpile of skimmed milk powder.

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Members must work to break impasse in ag trade talks: WTO deputy director-general

Work by World Trade Organization (WTO) members to improve transparency and advance stalled ag trade talks is vital to fostering the continued expansion of global trade in agricultural goods, WTO Deputy Director-General Alan Wolff said April 20 in a speech to the China Agricultural Outlook Conference.

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Download the new EU & US Organics Sector special report!

With sales growth of around 10% annually, the organics sector is on a strong upward curve. This special report for IEG Policy subscribers looks at the challenges and opportunities for the future of the organic industry in the EU, US and around the world.

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Mercosur negotiators coming to Brussels next week for further talks

A team of negotiators from Mercosur will arrive in Brussels in the week commencing April 23, led by the Paraguayan Presidency to discuss the outstanding sticking points of the trade agreement with the EU.

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Farm Policy

Download the new EU & US Organics Sector special report!

With sales growth of around 10% annually, the organics sector is on a strong upward curve. This special report for IEG Policy subscribers looks at the challenges and opportunities for the future of the organic industry in the EU, US and around the world.

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Italy criticises EU's regulation on dual origin labelling

Italian growers and cooperatives’ organisations have harshly criticised the approval of a regulation proposed by the European Commission for labelling the origin of the main ingredient in processed food.
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EU proposal to delist Brazilian meat plants backed; industry prepares for WTO challenge

EU member states have backed a Commission proposal to delist 20 Brazilian meat and poultry establishments – potentially putting a big dent in Brazilian exports to the bloc.

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Environment & Conservation

Download the new EU & US Organics Sector special report!

With sales growth of around 10% annually, the organics sector is on a strong upward curve. This special report for IEG Policy subscribers looks at the challenges and opportunities for the future of the organic industry in the EU, US and around the world.

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EU agriculture policy diary: (April 23-27) : EU-China Trade relations, further work on CAP and food waste

Next week the Parliament Committees of Agriculture, Environment and International Trade will be busy with preparatory work on the future Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) and other matters.

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Timeline: Is Europe gradually abandoning palm oil?

The popularity of palm oil, a versatile ingredient used in about half of all products on Europe’s supermarket shelves, is gradually waning. Growing awareness of the environmental destruction caused by palm oil harvesting, and the health concerns around the oil, is leading ever more companies to remove it from their lines and policymakers to tighten the regulatory noose.

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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”.

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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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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

Scottish young farmers want to remain in EU, but see opportunities in Brexit

More than two-thirds of Scottish young farmers prefer their country to remain in the EU, yet many of them also see Brexit as an opportunity for positive change, new survey results have revealed.

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Commonwealth focus unlikely to transform UK agri-food trade

With the UK’s legal withdrawal from the EU now less than a year away, attention is increasingly turning to possible new or revived trade networks which might replace the EU as an engine of trade growth for the United Kingdom.

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China opens market to Irish beef, offering potential post-Brexit boost

China has agreed to lift its ban on beef from Ireland, potentially offering an important new outlet if Irish trade with the UK is harmed by Brexit.

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