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Set Alert for Environment and Conservation

EU palm oil imports dropped by 30%

Six weeks into the marketing year, EU imports of palm oil were down by around a third compared to last season.

EU Indonesia

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

July heatwave cuts yields for EU summer crops - JRC

Unusually hot weather at the end of July further weakened the yield outlook for EU summer crops, the European Commission outlines in its latest crop monitoring report.

EU European Agricultural Policy

Commission implements new countervailing duties on Indonesian biodiesel

The European Commission has introduced provisional countervailing duties on Indonesian companies that export biodiesel to the European Union, claiming that the industry receives illegal subsidies from the government.

Biofuels Trade Disputes

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

Bulgarian tipped to become new Agriculture Commissioner

Bulgaria’s Commissioner could take over the Agriculture and Rural Development portfolio in the next term.

EU Bulgaria

Brazilian citrus industry to restrict use of dimethoate after EU withdrawal notice

Brazil’s citrus sector has restricted the use of the insecticide dimethoate in production of fruit for juice and for export as fresh produce, in response to the European Union’s decision not to renew its authorisation due to risks identified in its reassessment.

Crop Inputs Compliance and Enforcement

Food & Ag Policy Briefing: CAP set for delay, UN climate report, cell-based meat

A lack of clarity over the next EU Multiannual Financial Framework (MFF), largely due to the uncertainty around Brexit, could mean the new Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) will not be implemented until 2023.

CAP Food Technology

Indonesia’s ban on forest clearance made permanent

Indonesia’s moratorium on new forest clearance - first introduced in 2011 and repeatedly extended - has been made permanent.

Environment and Conservation Political
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