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Common Agricultural Policy

Direct Subsidies

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Scots, Welsh to sue UK government for agri-food losses under Brexit ‘no deal’

The Scottish and Welsh departments of agriculture have piled further pressure on the UK government by promising to sue the UK Department for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) for “billions” of pounds if the UK leaves the EU on March 29 with no deal.

Brexit Rural Development

Scottish Government reverses harsh funding cut for farmers in disadvantaged areas

After attracting harsh criticism from local farmers, Scotland’s farming chief has said that the loss in funding for producers in difficult areas will be lower than previously announced.

Brexit United Kingdom

French Court of Auditors slams “obsolete” direct payments system

A new evaluation concludes that the EU’s main farming subsidies suffer from a lack of evaluation and contribute to high inequalities, while their effects on the farm economy and environment are “uncertain at best”.

EU European Agricultural Policy

Scottish government confirms 60% cut in farm payments for disadvantaged areas

Scottish farmers have called it “completely unacceptable” that the financial support for producers in less favourable areas will be cut by more than half over the next two years.

United Kingdom EU

UK farming union leader calls for “net zero” agricultural emissions by 2040

British farmers must aim to achieve net zero greenhouse gas emissions within the next two decades in order to compete on the global agri-food market, the leader of a UK farming union has declared.

United Kingdom European Agricultural Policy

CAP “designed to maintain status quo" - report

A new report sponsored through EU funds has developed an assessment tool to evaluate the impact of the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) on the resilience of European farming systems.

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Rural Development

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Four French wines resistant to fungal infections win first price for innovation

Four French wine varieties produced by France's National Institute for Agronomic Research (INRA) to resist to fungal infections have been awarded the first prize for innovation in the national contest, Sival.

EU European Agricultural Policy

Report calls for transformation of global diets to deliver sustainable food systems

Diet and food production must radically change to improve health and avoid potentially catastrophic damage to the planet, a report published in the Lancet medical journal warns.

European Food Law European Agricultural Policy

Lack of data on EU forests slowing down policy-making – Phil Hogan

The lack of data on EU forests is one of the main obstacles preventing the European Commission from coming up with policy recommendations for an update of the EU forest strategy, the bloc's Agricultural chief has said.

EU European Agricultural Policy

Scots, Welsh to sue UK government for agri-food losses under Brexit ‘no deal’

The Scottish and Welsh departments of agriculture have piled further pressure on the UK government by promising to sue the UK Department for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) for “billions” of pounds if the UK leaves the EU on March 29 with no deal.

Brexit Rural Development

Forest strategy should be updated before the end of the year, says coalition

A coalition of agricultural and forestry organisations has called on the EU institutions to update the EU Forest Strategy before the end of 2019.

EU European Agricultural Policy

Scottish Government reverses harsh funding cut for farmers in disadvantaged areas

After attracting harsh criticism from local farmers, Scotland’s farming chief has said that the loss in funding for producers in difficult areas will be lower than previously announced.

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Market Support

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Spain leads EU orange production and exports – Eurostat

Spain and Italy account for more than three-quarters of the EU’s total orange production, of which 90% is sold to other member states, the latest official data reveal.

EU Spain

Commission further draws down SMP stocks with biggest tender yet

The EU has sold over 80,000 tonnes of intervention SMP at its biggest-ever tender sale, making it more than likely that the once-huge stockpile will have disappeared completely by late January.

Market Support CAP

EU sugar markets likely to recover in Q1 2019

A drop in sugar production and higher world market prices may herald a recovery of the EU sugar market in the coming months, EU Farm Commissioner Phil Hogan has said.

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Budget & Financing

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Deployment of digital technology will be conditional for approval of CAP strategic plans

The new Common Agriculture Policy (CAP) delivery model will make it conditional for member states to roll out connectivity in rural areas as a prerequisite for their approval, the EU Farm Chief has said.

EU European Agricultural Policy

UK agricultural organisations warn against the “catastrophic” fallouts of a no-deal Brexit

Agricultural organisations in the UK are becoming increasingly mobilized to warn the country's government of the grave dangers of a no-deal scenario on Brexit.

EU European Agricultural Policy

Bolsonaro and Macri boost hopes for EU-Mercosur trade agreement

Hopes that an EU-Mercosur trade deal can be pushed over the line were revived today (January 16) as the Presidents of Argentina and Brazil voiced strong support for advancing the South American bloc's trade agenda.

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