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Organic farming acreage in the UK on the rise again

Organic farmland in the UK has increased for the first since 2008, according to the latest statistics on organic farming released by the country’s Department for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA).

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CAP reform will be difficult to implement and conclude on time, experts warn

Academics have warned Agriculture MEPs that the CAP reform proposals will be challenging to implement in practice for the member states, while they doubt if a full agreement on the future policies can be reached before the European elections next year.

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EU dairy producers say future CAP should be market-based and respect competition law

The Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) post 2020 should continue its evolution towards a greater market orientation, the European Dairy Association (EDA) stated.
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Trade Policy

US Senators call for protection of US cheese from EU GIs

As the US, Mexico and Canada finish re-negotiating the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), senators are urging the Trump administration to protect the use of common cheese names.

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EU member states to have final say on Mexico, Mercosur trade deals

Pending new EU trade agreements with Mexico and Mercosur will need to be ratified by Europe’s national and regional governments, and not simply by the European Council and Parliament, EU ministers agreed today.

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EU launches trade negotiations with Australia and New Zealand

EU member states have cleared the way for the bloc to start negotiations on free trade agreements with Australia and New Zealand, at the same time urging the European Commission to safeguard the interests of their domestic farming industries in the discussions.

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Farm Policy

EU member states greenlight new organic rules for the bloc

The EU Council adopted new EU rules on organic production and the labelling of organic products. 
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Glyphosate residues are safe for humans and animals, EFSA review

Current exposure levels to the pesticide glyphosate do not pose a risk to human health nor to the health of cattle, sheep, pigs, horses and chickens, the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has found. 
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Organic farming acreage in the UK on the rise again

Organic farmland in the UK has increased for the first since 2008, according to the latest statistics on organic farming released by the country’s Department for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA).

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Environment & Conservation

Council approval means EU food waste and packaging targets adopted

The EU has got new targets on food waste and packaging after the Council cleared the so-called circular economy package of measures on 22 May, clearing the way for adoption.

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EU member states greenlight new organic rules for the bloc

The EU Council adopted new EU rules on organic production and the labelling of organic products. 
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Glyphosate residues are safe for humans and animals, EFSA review

Current exposure levels to the pesticide glyphosate do not pose a risk to human health nor to the health of cattle, sheep, pigs, horses and chickens, the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has found. 
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Renewable Energy

EU agri-policy diary (May 21-25): Foreign Affairs Council on trade and EU Green Week 2018

Next week the Foreign Affairs Council is expected to adopt a decision recommending the opening of negotiations on free trade agreements with Australia and New Zealand. 
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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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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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Brexit

US-UK trade agreement could 'destroy large parts of British farming', study warns

A new report has highlighted major concerns surrounding a potential UK-US free trade deal after Brexit, as it concludes that such an agreement is unlikely to bring major benefits for the UK while it “could destroy large parts of British farming”.

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Lack of progress in Brexit talks, EU Council hears

The EU Council, in its 27 member state format, has called for urgent progress on the issue of the Irish border in ongoing Brexit talks, while the European Commission’s chief negotiator has outlined a potential framework for a future partnership talks with the UK

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Ireland set to commence beef sales to China after plants get Beijing approval

Ireland will soon be able to send its first beef shipments to China as the first tranche of production facilities are approved by Beijing, the Irish Agriculture Ministry has indicated.

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