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Common Agricultural Policy

Direct Subsidies

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Podcast: CAP Reform & Farm Bill progress

Proposals for the next Common Agricultural Policy have been submitted by the European Commission, while the new US Farm Bill is making its way through the Legislative Branch, meaning it is a significant time for the farming sectors on both sides of the Atlantic.

European Agricultural Policy US Agricultural Policy

Defra steps up ‘no deal’ contingency planning amid Brexit chaos

The UK’s Department for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) has stepped up contingency planning for the eventuality of the UK leaving the EU with no deal in place, Environment Secretary Michael Gove said today.
EU European Agricultural Policy

US offers proposal eyeing tariff reductions, expanded market access at WTO ag meeting

A proposal stressing the need for further tariff reductions and greater market access to advance agricultural trade negotiations at the World Trade Organization (WTO) was offered by the US at a July 16 special session of WTO's Committee on Agriculture.

US Agricultural Policy WTO

Commission makes advanced payments to farmers hit by adverse weather events

The EU Farm Commissioner has supported the idea of increasing advance payments to countries hit by adverse weather events, be they drought or floods.
EU European Agricultural Policy

France and Germany demand to maintain CAP budget “at current level”

The Agriculture Ministers of France and Germany have announced that they oppose the European Commission’s planned cuts in the EU’s farming subsidies and aim to keep the agricultural policy budget stable after the UK leaves the bloc.

CAP Budget and Financing

Baltic states demand to end “unfair competition” caused by CAP subsidies

Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania have reiterated their demands to equalise the direct payment amounts received by farmers in different member states, as they see it as essential to ensure a level-playing field on the EU’s agri-food market.

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Rural Development

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Podcast: CAP Reform & Farm Bill progress

Proposals for the next Common Agricultural Policy have been submitted by the European Commission, while the new US Farm Bill is making its way through the Legislative Branch, meaning it is a significant time for the farming sectors on both sides of the Atlantic.

European Agricultural Policy US Agricultural Policy

Commission makes advanced payments to farmers hit by adverse weather events

The EU Farm Commissioner has supported the idea of increasing advance payments to countries hit by adverse weather events, be they drought or floods.
EU European Agricultural Policy

Austrian Council Presidency outlines agriculture priorities to member states

Within the next six months, Austria’s chairmanship of the Agriculture and Fisheries Council will focus on making progress in the interinstitutional discussions on the post-2020 CAP reform and reaching an agreement on the new rules against unfair trading practices.

EU European Agricultural Policy

France and Germany demand to maintain CAP budget “at current level”

The Agriculture Ministers of France and Germany have announced that they oppose the European Commission’s planned cuts in the EU’s farming subsidies and aim to keep the agricultural policy budget stable after the UK leaves the bloc.

CAP Budget and Financing

Baltic states demand to end “unfair competition” caused by CAP subsidies

Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania have reiterated their demands to equalise the direct payment amounts received by farmers in different member states, as they see it as essential to ensure a level-playing field on the EU’s agri-food market.

CAP Direct Subsidies

Commission MFF proposal tries to square the circle amid Brexit and new challenges

In proposing the next EU budget, the Commission could have simply taken out the UK envelope and asked member states to co-finance the difference, a representative from the EU executive said.

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Market Support

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Podcast: CAP Reform & Farm Bill progress

Proposals for the next Common Agricultural Policy have been submitted by the European Commission, while the new US Farm Bill is making its way through the Legislative Branch, meaning it is a significant time for the farming sectors on both sides of the Atlantic.

European Agricultural Policy US Agricultural Policy

US offers proposal eyeing tariff reductions, expanded market access at WTO ag meeting

A proposal stressing the need for further tariff reductions and greater market access to advance agricultural trade negotiations at the World Trade Organization (WTO) was offered by the US at a July 16 special session of WTO's Committee on Agriculture.

US Agricultural Policy WTO

Commission makes advanced payments to farmers hit by adverse weather events

The EU Farm Commissioner has supported the idea of increasing advance payments to countries hit by adverse weather events, be they drought or floods.
EU European Agricultural Policy
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Budget & Financing

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Farmers in Central Europe call for extraordinary measures to cope with drought

Farmers’ associations from several EU countries have raised common concerns about the 2018 harvest season due to prolonged drought in Central and Northern Europe, a new report has warned. 
EU European Agricultural Policy

Meat and dairy companies emit more greenhouse gas than oil multinationals

Annual greenhouse gas emissions from the five largest meat and dairy corporations are greater than those of big oil corporations, a new study has found. 
EU European Agricultural Policy

US offers proposal eyeing tariff reductions, expanded market access at WTO ag meeting

A proposal stressing the need for further tariff reductions and greater market access to advance agricultural trade negotiations at the World Trade Organization (WTO) was offered by the US at a July 16 special session of WTO's Committee on Agriculture.

US Agricultural Policy WTO
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