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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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Movement on US-Indonesia dispute at WTO DSB meeting

World Trade Organization (WTO) arbitration will evaluate whether to grant a US request to suspend some $350 million in trade concessions to Indonesia for the latter's non-compliance with earlier WTO rulings, members decided during a meeting of WTO's dispute settlement body (DSB) Aug. 15.

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Can more relevant pasture systems help meet the ecological challenge of ruminants?

Grazing livestock are generally seen by environmentalists as a major environmental problem. Being largely ruminants, they emit large quantities of greenhouse gases (GHG) – principally methane – and they occupy land that could be producing food grains to feed the human population.

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Fodder crisis should prompt review of CAP budget cuts, MEP argues

The impact of the current drought and heatwaves on farmers should prompt the EU institutions to reconsider the proposed 5% reduction in the post-2020 Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) budget, a Vice President of the European Parliament has declared.

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Movement on US-Indonesia dispute at WTO DSB meeting

World Trade Organization (WTO) arbitration will evaluate whether to grant a US request to suspend some $350 million in trade concessions to Indonesia for the latter's non-compliance with earlier WTO rulings, members decided during a meeting of WTO's dispute settlement body (DSB) Aug. 15.

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Philippines breaks 22-year hiatus to receive beef from Northern Ireland

Beef has been shipped from Northern Ireland to the Philippines for the first time in 22 years.

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"No deal" Brexit would be disastrous, say meat processors

Meat processors in Northern Ireland have joined with beef and sheep farmers to warn that 'No Deal' would be a disastrous outcome from the ongoing Brexit negotiations.

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Farm Policy

USDA files new, ‘non-smiley’ symbols for GMO disclosure with patent office

USDA has filed six new symbols that are less “smiley” than the three controversial alternatives originally included along with the proposed rule for the National Bioengineered Food Disclosure Standard (NBFDS) for labeling of GMO foods with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), to “certify that a product…is a bioengineered food.”

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Philippines breaks 22-year hiatus to receive beef from Northern Ireland

Beef has been shipped from Northern Ireland to the Philippines for the first time in 22 years.

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World’s soils need improvement to boost food production, says FAO

About one third of the Earth’s soil is degraded and its’ improvement is essential to boost food production to prevent hunger and malnutrition, the director general of the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) has said.

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Environment & Conservation

Germany relaxes greening conditions to support drought-hit farmers

German Minister for Agriculture Julia Klöckner will allow exemptions to certain environmental rules in order to help farmers overcome a sharp increase in animal feed prices, but has so far refused to provide any further emergency aid to the drought-afflicted producers.

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Can more relevant pasture systems help meet the ecological challenge of ruminants?

Grazing livestock are generally seen by environmentalists as a major environmental problem. Being largely ruminants, they emit large quantities of greenhouse gases (GHG) – principally methane – and they occupy land that could be producing food grains to feed the human population.

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World’s soils need improvement to boost food production, says FAO

About one third of the Earth’s soil is degraded and its’ improvement is essential to boost food production to prevent hunger and malnutrition, the director general of the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) has said.

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Renewable Energy

EPA chief Pruitt exits as ethics woes reach fever pitch

Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Scott Pruitt resigned yesterday (July 5), after proving unable to stem a flood of ethics allegations which have dogged his tenure at the agency.

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EU agri-policy diary (June 25-29): Brexit, nitrate pollution

This week will see national leaders gather in Brussels to take stock of the progress made in the Brexit negotiations and agree on the next steps forward, while Environment MEPs are set to assess member states’ measures to protect water sources from agricultural nitrate pollution.

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Food and beverage sector highly exposed to depletion of natural resources, warns insurer

The food and beverage sector along with oil and gas, mining, and transportation rank highest in terms exposure to the risk of consumption and waste of natural resources, according to a new report by insurer Allianz.

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"No deal" Brexit would be disastrous, say meat processors

Meat processors in Northern Ireland have joined with beef and sheep farmers to warn that 'No Deal' would be a disastrous outcome from the ongoing Brexit negotiations.

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Brexit warning over Brazilian poultry even as EU seizures drop

Recent rejections of tainted Brazilian poultry are likely to hamper the country’s efforts to normalise trade with the EU, while also showing the need to maintain strict UK controls after Brexit, a food recall expert has warned.

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Stakeholder reactions to the new CAP proposals for 2021-27

One of the few things that can be guaranteed about any proposal for reforming the Common Agricultural Policy is that it will attract a wide spectrum of reactions from stakeholders. 

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