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Cargill adopts 2030 supply chain greenhouse gas reduction targets

A new goal of reducing company supply chain greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 30% per ton of product by 2030 compared to 2017 levels, was announced by Cargill as part of its efforts to combat climate change Tuesday (Dec. 3).

US Agricultural Policy European Agricultural Policy

Oil company Total says palm oil tax may lead to processing plant closure

Patrick Pouyanne, chief executive of the oil company Total, has criticised the French Parliament's decision on November 15, 2019 to remove tax breaks on palm oil in biofuels, saying the survival of its hydrotreated vegetable oils (HVO) plant in southern France was now at stake.

European Food Law European Agricultural Policy

French Parliament votes to end tax breaks for palm oil in biofuel

The French Parliament has voted to remove tax breaks for the use of palm oil as a biofuel, a day after a ruling in favour of maintaining the advantage led to howls of protests from environmentalists.

European Food Law European Agricultural Policy

EU rapeseed expected to “partially recover” next year

Analysts expect EU rapeseed production to increase from the 2019 disaster season in 2020, but remain below the volumes harvested in 2018.

EU European Agricultural Policy

Researchers analyse EU soil policies to boost CAP’s environmental performance

On October 23, researchers from the Landmark project presented policy recommendations to the European Commission to help the bloc achieve more sustainable management of agricultural land and to increase the green credentials of the next Common Agricultural Policy (CAP).

EU European Agricultural Policy

Food & Ag Policy Briefing: New US tariffs in effect, Brexit ‘breakthrough’, WTO Appellate Body hiatus ‘inevitable’

Many European agri-food products became more expensive in the United States over the weekend, as new 25% import tariffs came into effect.

Trade Disputes Brexit

Indonesia plans to challenge EU palm oil measure at WTO

The Indonesian Government seeks to file a case against the EU over palm oil at the World Trade Organisation (WTO) in early November, a high-level official has revealed.

EU Indonesia

Food & Ag Policy Briefing: Wojciechowski wins over MEPs, US tariff fall out, JBS under the spotlight

A much-improved performance by Janusz Wojciechowski saw Poland’s EU agriculture Commissioner-designate convince members of the European Parliament’s AGRI committee that he is the right person for the job, following a second hearing last week.

CAP Budget and Financing

France’s high court rules against tax benefits for palm oil based biodiesel

Tax incentives on biofuels that use palm oil look set to be dropped from January 2020 following a French high court ruling today.

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