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CAP Monitor

Introduction to CAP Monitor

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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Agriculture MEPs closer to forming common position on future CAP

Leading Agriculture MEPs have worked out nearly all the necessary compromise amendments on the EU regulations for the post-2020 Common Agricultural Policy (CAP).

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CAP needs to become more efficient, ECA President says

The EU’s farming subsidies should become more linked to results to increase their efficiency and save money, the head of the European Court of Auditors (ECA) has declared.

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Commission has no transition plan ready to deal with CAP reform delay, says Hogan

The European Commission has not worked out any transitional arrangements to cope with a possible delay in the CAP reform process, EU Agriculture Commissioner Phil Hogan has revealed.

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Any extension of Article 50 “must ensure more orderly Brexit”, says food industry

European food and agriculture organisations have today said that any extension of the Article 50 process by which the UK withdraws from the EU must “provide a more orderly withdrawal and therefore predictability to operators”

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Brazil’s agriculture minister to follow US trade talks with China trip

Brazilian agriculture minister Tereza Cristina will follow up this week’s trip to Washington with a visit to China in the first week of May, where she will attempt to secure authorization for more meat plants to export to the Asian country among other things. 

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WTO ag working groups remain focused on domestic ag supports

Domestic support issues drew the most interest in an initial round of World Trade Organization (WTO) Committee on Agriculture (COA) working group sessions.

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French plan to ban exports of non-EU approved pesticides delayed

The French National Assembly, the country's lower house of Parliament, has postponed by three years, a government move to ban the manufacture of agrochemicals that do not hold approval within the EU but are exported to countries outside the EU.

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Investigation launched into EU’s approvals of five pesticides

European Ombudsman Emily O’Reilly has opened an inquiry into the EU approval process for five agrochemical active ingredients, and the use of the confirmatory data procedure (CDP), following two complaints from environmental group Pesticide Action Network (PAN) Europe.

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Jury finds Monsanto’s glyphosate herbicide likely caused cancer

Exposure to Bayer-owned Monsanto's glyphosate-based weedkiller was likely a substantial factor in causing a California man to develop cancer, a federal jury concluded on Tuesday (March 19).
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Environment & Conservation

French plan to ban exports of non-EU approved pesticides delayed

The French National Assembly, the country's lower house of Parliament, has postponed by three years, a government move to ban the manufacture of agrochemicals that do not hold approval within the EU but are exported to countries outside the EU.

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Investigation launched into EU’s approvals of five pesticides

European Ombudsman Emily O’Reilly has opened an inquiry into the EU approval process for five agrochemical active ingredients, and the use of the confirmatory data procedure (CDP), following two complaints from environmental group Pesticide Action Network (PAN) Europe.

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Council opposes key elements of Commission’s CAP reform plans

National Agriculture Ministers continue to object to important provisions of the proposed Regulations on the Strategic Plans, the Common Market Organisation and horizontal aspects.

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Renewable Energy

EU farmers complain about “loopholes” in Commission draft on low ILUC palm oil

Small-scale palm oil producers are not independent from large-scale palm oil plantations and cannot guarantee they are not responsible for deforestation, EU farmers have said.

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EU greenlights US soybean imports for biofuels

US soybeans can be used in the European Union to make biofuels at least until July 2021, the EU executive has announced.

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Food and Ag Policy Briefing: Shutdown continues, Brexit ‘plan B’, crop protection, CAP

A review of the most significant talking points in the food and agriculture policy sphere for the past seven days.

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CAP needs to become more efficient, ECA President says

The EU’s farming subsidies should become more linked to results to increase their efficiency and save money, the head of the European Court of Auditors (ECA) has declared.

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Any extension of Article 50 “must ensure more orderly Brexit”, says food industry

European food and agriculture organisations have today said that any extension of the Article 50 process by which the UK withdraws from the EU must “provide a more orderly withdrawal and therefore predictability to operators”

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Commission has no transition plan ready to deal with CAP reform delay, says Hogan

The European Commission has not worked out any transitional arrangements to cope with a possible delay in the CAP reform process, EU Agriculture Commissioner Phil Hogan has revealed.

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