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Food companies are getting “too big” and farmers are paying the price, says report

Mergers that create giant food companies allow the new entities to shape policies that fit their needs rather those of food producers or consumers, the European Commission has been warned in a report today.

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Omnibus regulation finally agreed by the three EU institutions

Under the auspices of the Estonian Council Presidency, member states and the Parliament reached a preliminary agreement on the so-called Omnibus regulation, a set of financial rules governing the use of the EU budget, including in the field of agriculture. 
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EU agri-policy diary (Oct 16-20): SCA considers Omnibus deal and EU Council hears state of play of Brexit talks

On Monday (October 16), the Council’s Special Committee on Agriculture (SCA) will discuss the preliminary agreement reached this week (October 12) between member states and the European Parliament on the simplification and upgrade of the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP), the so-called Omnibus regulation. 

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Perdue discusses WTO quota issue, future agri-food trade with UK MPs

US agriculture secretary Sonny Perdue has met with British MPs to discuss post-Brexit UK-US agri-food trade and reaching an agreement on Tariff Rate Quotas (TRQ) at the World Trade Organization (WTO). 

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“Deadlock” on financial bill still blocks EU-UK Brexit negotiations

Brexit negotiations between the EU and the UK government have reached a “standstill” on the controversial divorce bill and positions remain still far apart on guaranteeing citizens’ rights, the two chief negotiators said today (October 12).

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Asian markets lift restrictions on EU beef

Taiwan and Japan are lifting restrictions on beef from some EU member states – a move the European Commission says should pave the way for more market openings in Asia.
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Academic study says Bayer-Monsanto tie-up should be blocked

The proposed merger between Bayer and Monsanto should be blocked under EU competition rules, as divesting particular assets would not address the underlying concerns, a new study has found.

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Industry questions dual quality food claims

The food industry is questioning the validity of claims about so-called ‘dual quality foods’ whereby brands sold in Eastern Europe are supposedly of inferior quality to those in the West. FoodDrinkEurope Director General, Mella Frewen, welcomed the European Commission’s plans to develop a standard EU methodology to test for quality differences at the 13 October Bratislava Summit for equal quality of products for all.
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EU agri-policy diary (Oct 16-20): SCA considers Omnibus deal and EU Council hears state of play of Brexit talks

On Monday (October 16), the Council’s Special Committee on Agriculture (SCA) will discuss the preliminary agreement reached this week (October 12) between member states and the European Parliament on the simplification and upgrade of the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP), the so-called Omnibus regulation. 

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Environment & Conservation

ASF close to eradication in Czech Republic, confined to EU eastern border

The African Swine Fever (ASF) epidemic on the EU’s eastern border is not moving west, two European Commission representatives told the Parliament Agriculture Committee (ComAgri) this week, but there has been some progression south due to the situation in Moldova. 
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Income loss attached to crop-based biofuels cap pegged at €20 billion

Crop-based biofuel producers have been urged to keep fighting for the best deal under the EU's draft directive on renewable energy (REDII) with the warning that the proposed reduction in the crop cap to 3.8% by 2030, if approved, will remove €20 billion from EU farm incomes and rural processing businesses.

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New EU anti-dumping rules will rely on country report as a basis to launch WTO complaints

A series of reports profiling a country’s economy with a breakdown by sector will provide a reliable tool for EU industry to lodge complaints in the bloc’s revamped rules on anti-dumping, according to European Commission sources. 

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Renewable Energy

MEPs want exception for some crop-based biofuels in revised renewable energy rules

ComAgri MEPs approved an opinion on the revision of the renewable energy directive asking that so-called highly sustainable crop-based biofuels be kept for use in the transport sector after 2030. 

 
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New anti-dumping duties on Argentinian, Indonesian biodiesel now in force

New rules lowering anti-dumping duties on biodiesel from Argentina and Indonesia have entered into force, after being published in the EU Official Journal.

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Biofuel demand raises food commodity prices, but impact on developing world limited - study

Biofuel policies have exerted, and will continue to exert, an upward pressure on food commodity prices, with limited negative repercussions on developing countries, a new study has found.
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Brexit

EU agri-policy diary (Oct 16-20): SCA considers Omnibus deal and EU Council hears state of play of Brexit talks

On Monday (October 16), the Council’s Special Committee on Agriculture (SCA) will discuss the preliminary agreement reached this week (October 12) between member states and the European Parliament on the simplification and upgrade of the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP), the so-called Omnibus regulation. 

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Perdue discusses WTO quota issue, future agri-food trade with UK MPs

US agriculture secretary Sonny Perdue has met with British MPs to discuss post-Brexit UK-US agri-food trade and reaching an agreement on Tariff Rate Quotas (TRQ) at the World Trade Organization (WTO). 

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“Deadlock” on financial bill still blocks EU-UK Brexit negotiations

Brexit negotiations between the EU and the UK government have reached a “standstill” on the controversial divorce bill and positions remain still far apart on guaranteeing citizens’ rights, the two chief negotiators said today (October 12).

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