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COVID-19: European Commission approves €200 million in Irish state aid

The European Commission authorised an Irish investment scheme of €200 million to support the country’s economy in dealing with the fallout caused by the coronavirus pandemic.

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European Commission pledges support to farmers and fishermen amid COVID outbreak

The European Commission has today proposed a €100 billion loan package to member states, called SURE, to keep people employed and businesses running during the COVID crisis, including particular aid to fishermen and farmers.

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Agriculture and COVID-19: ‘Italian farmers found new ways to reach consumers’

IHS Markit is talking to farmers navigating the unchartered waters of the coronavirus pandemic – next up we look at a network of Italian food producers mobilising their sector to deliver directly to those in lockdown.

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Dual origin labelling law takes effect

An EU regulation specifying that the source of the main ingredient in a food must be stated if it differs from the origin labelled on the product itself took effect April 1.

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Agriculture and COVID-19: ‘Italian farmers found new ways to reach consumers’

IHS Markit is talking to farmers navigating the unchartered waters of the coronavirus pandemic – next up we look at a network of Italian food producers mobilising their sector to deliver directly to those in lockdown.

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Council greenlights EU-Vietnam trade deal

EU member states have given the final green light to the bloc’s trade agreement with Vietnam, which foresees tariff-free market access for agri-food products and protection for Geographical indications.

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Dual origin labelling law takes effect

An EU regulation specifying that the source of the main ingredient in a food must be stated if it differs from the origin labelled on the product itself took effect April 1.

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Vet medicine residue levels in Europe indicate high compliance with safety levels

A new EFSA report on the presence of veterinary medicine residues and contaminants in animals and animal-derived food summarizes monitoring data collected in 2018. A total of 657,818 samples were checked by 28 EU member states.

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EU relaxes agrochemical residue testing rules during coronavirus outbreak

The European Commission has relaxed rules on the monitoring of pesticide residues in food products for two months to cope with personnel shortages due to the coronavirus pandemic.

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Environment & Conservation

Green groups demand EU phase-out of synthetic pesticides by 2035

The EU’s agriculture sector and farming policies need to move away from synthetic pesticides to have any hope of reversing the decline of biodiversity, a group of civil society organisations have argued.

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Council greenlights EU-Vietnam trade deal

EU member states have given the final green light to the bloc’s trade agreement with Vietnam, which foresees tariff-free market access for agri-food products and protection for Geographical indications.

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Food and Ag Policy Briefing: France looks to recruit “land army”, US reduces inspections, IHS Markit podcasts online

Lockdowns grew as COVID-19 swept through Europe and the US last week, leading French Agriculture Minister, Didier Guillaume, to appeal to “the army in the shadows” to come out and help with food production.

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Renewable Energy

New industry group seeks to promote ‘agrivoltaics’ through CAP reform and F2F Strategy

The European solar industry organisation wants to push agrivoltaics to “the top of the European agricultural political agenda”.

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Indonesia says WTO process against EU palm oil curb to start soon

Indonesia’s government said that it expects to begin a World Trade Organization (WTO) process to resolve a dispute with the European Union over palm oil by the end of January 2020.

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Palm oil spat with Indonesia hurts EU spirit and dairy exports

A row over EU restrictions on Indonesian palm oil has escalated into a far broader trade dispute that is affecting European liquor and dairy sales.

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Brexit

UK citizens fear for meat standards in future US trade deal, survey finds

More than four fifths (81%) of the British public are worried about meat quality standards being relaxed by ministers in pursuit of trade deals with the US and the rest of the world, according to a survey commissioned by Unison, the UK’s largest union.

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UK could further expand seasonal farm workers scheme in 2021

More agricultural workers from outside of the EU could be allowed into Britain once free movement with the EU ends.

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Spain tries to appease protesting farmers with new food price law

The Spanish government introduced a new law to ensure that farmers are not forced to sell their produce at a loss.

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