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Common Agricultural Policy

Direct Subsidies

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US, China clash over US compliance ruling at WTO DSB meeting

The US and China tussled over the adoption of an Appellate Body decision on US non-compliance with a dispute panel ruling about various countervailing duty investigations while requests for dispute panels were granted to probe India's sugar subsides during an August 15 meeting of the World Trade Organization's (WTO) Dispute Settlement Body (DSB).

US Agricultural Policy European Agricultural Policy

Defra promises ‘no deal’ support as farming campaign group warns of widespread bankruptcies

The UK’s Department for the Environment, Food & Rural Affairs (Defra) has insisted it “will not hesitate” to provide direct support for certain agriculture sectors in the event of a ‘no-deal’ Brexit, following the publication of a report claiming up to half of farms in the UK could go bankrupt under such a scenario.

Farm Incomes Brexit

Some Agriculture MEPs have personal interests in CAP subsidies

A number of MEPs deciding on the EU’s future agricultural policy will continue to benefit financially from farming activities, raising concerns about potential conflicts of interests.

EU European Agricultural Policy

Almost 40% of EU farmers do not receive CAP subsidies

Updated statistics from the European Commission provide insights into the distribution of direct payments and their importance for EU farmers’ incomes.

EU European Agricultural Policy

CAP proposals represent “clear step backwards” on environment - research

The European Commission’s proposals to reform the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) are unlikely to improve farmers’ environmental and climate actions, a scientific assessment has found.

EU European Agricultural Policy

USTR Lighthizer continues to push for WTO reforms

The US remains insistent that there needs to be reforms to the WTO dispute settlement process, the appellate process and other commitments made by member countries, the top US trade official has told members of a key congressional panel.

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Rural Development

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Defra promises ‘no deal’ support as farming campaign group warns of widespread bankruptcies

The UK’s Department for the Environment, Food & Rural Affairs (Defra) has insisted it “will not hesitate” to provide direct support for certain agriculture sectors in the event of a ‘no-deal’ Brexit, following the publication of a report claiming up to half of farms in the UK could go bankrupt under such a scenario.

Farm Incomes Brexit

CAP proposals represent “clear step backwards” on environment - research

The European Commission’s proposals to reform the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) are unlikely to improve farmers’ environmental and climate actions, a scientific assessment has found.

EU European Agricultural Policy

EU supports agri-food sector in Bosnia and Herzegovina

The EU has allocated millions of euros for investments in the food and farming sectors in Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH).

EU Bosnia And Herzegovina

EU agriculture should move towards agroecology, says EESC

The EU needs to put greater emphasis on agroecology and short supply chains to preserve its agriculture and make it more resilient, says the European and Economic Social Committee (EESC).

EU European Agricultural Policy

Poverty rate in EU rural areas declines

Rural areas in the EU now have less poverty and more people employed than a few years ago, updated official indicators show.

EU European Agricultural Policy

Food & Ag Policy Briefing: New AGRI & ENVI committee chairs, EU under fire over pesticide regs, plant-based/dairy friction

In an eventful week in Brussels, a German MEP was elected chair of the influential European Parliament agriculture committee (AGRI) and a Frenchman was made chair of the food safety committee (ENVI).

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Market Support

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US, China clash over US compliance ruling at WTO DSB meeting

The US and China tussled over the adoption of an Appellate Body decision on US non-compliance with a dispute panel ruling about various countervailing duty investigations while requests for dispute panels were granted to probe India's sugar subsides during an August 15 meeting of the World Trade Organization's (WTO) Dispute Settlement Body (DSB).

US Agricultural Policy European Agricultural Policy

UK farmers push for greater self-sufficiency

The National Farmers’ Union (NFU) has called on the UK government to boost the country’s food self-sufficiency, which the organisation says currently stands at around 61%.

European Agricultural Policy European Food Law

Canadian provinces to support potato growers

Ottawa and the government of Prince Edward Island have earmarked up to C$15.6 million (US$11.8m) to help farmers following the poor potato harvest in 2018.

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Budget & Financing

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Romanian government develops retail chain for fruits and vegetables

The Romanian government is introducing its own retail chain for local fruits and vegetables to improve farmers’ opportunities to sell their produce, local media have reported.

Romania European Agricultural Policy

Almost 40% of EU farmers do not receive CAP subsidies

Updated statistics from the European Commission provide insights into the distribution of direct payments and their importance for EU farmers’ incomes.

EU European Agricultural Policy

Next CAP could be delayed to 2023

A two-year delay in the implementation of the next Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) cannot be ruled out anymore, according to internal sources.

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