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Common Agricultural Policy

Direct Subsidies

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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).

European Agricultural Policy CAP

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.

EU European Agricultural Policy

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.

EU European Agricultural Policy

Commission rejects demands to increase coupled support

The Agriculture Ministers of seven Central and Eastern European countries have asked for higher limits and fewer restrictions on EU farm subsidies coupled to production, but the European Commission said their demands are “not appropriate”.

EU European Agricultural Policy

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.

EU European Agricultural Policy

How will the ‘no deal’ import tariffs impact key UK agricultural markets?

The UK has announced it will suspend the application of import duties on 87% by value of products entering the country under a ‘no deal’ Brexit scenario. But what will change for the agricultural sectors that will see import duties applied?

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Rural Development

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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).

European Agricultural Policy CAP

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.

EU European Agricultural Policy

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.

EU European Agricultural Policy

EU agriculture policy diary (March 11-15): CAP reform, spirit drinks, UTPs

National delegations will continue their negotiations on the post-2020 Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) and the European Parliament is set to approve new rules against unfair trading practices.

EU European Agricultural Policy

Commission follows up on Task Force for Rural Africa recommendations

The EU’s Task Force for Rural Africa unveiled its final report and recommendations today, triggering the European Commission to announce several follow-up actions

EU Middle East and Africa

Gender equality “must be mainstreamed” in next Common Agricultural Policy

Female farmers have called for greater recognition of their specific challenges and more support from the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) to advance gender equality in Europe’s rural areas

EU European Agricultural Policy
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Market Support

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Commission rejects demands to increase coupled support

The Agriculture Ministers of seven Central and Eastern European countries have asked for higher limits and fewer restrictions on EU farm subsidies coupled to production, but the European Commission said their demands are “not appropriate”.

EU European Agricultural Policy

Brazil requests Chinese sugar quota to avoid WTO dispute

Brazil has asked China to open a sugar import quota of 3 million tonnes at a lower tariff, in order to avoid a dispute with the World Trade Organization (WTO), according to market participants.

European Agricultural Policy US Agricultural Policy

Food & Ag Policy Briefing: Funding proposals, UTPs law passes Parliament, UK announces Brexit tariff plan

US agriculture organizations have responded with dismay at proposed cuts to farm program funding in the Trump administration’s FY 2020 budget, but food safety programs could see an increase.

Crop Insurance Food Safety and Standards
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Budget & Financing

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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.

EU European Agricultural Policy

Commission rejects demands to increase coupled support

The Agriculture Ministers of seven Central and Eastern European countries have asked for higher limits and fewer restrictions on EU farm subsidies coupled to production, but the European Commission said their demands are “not appropriate”.

EU European Agricultural Policy

NGOs urge Council to increase CAP’s environmental and climate ambition

Environmental organisations have set out four key “tests” which Agriculture Ministers need to meet to effectively raise the environmental and climate ambitions of the post-2020 Common Agricultural Policy (CAP).

EU European Agricultural Policy
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