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Agricultural policies still threaten commodity market stability

Government support policies will continue to threaten the stability of global agricultural markets in the coming decade, as while overall levels of support have tended to decline since the turn of the millennium, they remain at levels high enough to stimulate production in the face of potentially over-supplied markets. The only possible exception is dairy.

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Firms engaged in palm-oil-related deforestation use shadow companies to dodge commitments - report

Agribusiness multinationals are using shady corporate structures to gain access to palm oil sourced from plantations operating in breach of their sustainability commitments, according to a new report.

EU European Agricultural Policy

EU forest areas have expanded since 1990 – FAO report

Forests and biodiversity areas have expanded within the EU since 1990 in contrast with the global trend of general forest loss.
EU European Agricultural Policy

EPA chief Pruitt exits as ethics woes reach fever pitch

Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Scott Pruitt resigned yesterday (July 5), after proving unable to stem a flood of ethics allegations which have dogged his tenure at the agency.

US Agricultural Policy US Food Policy

Drop in EU cereals production in 2018 due to adverse weather

The EU’s cereal and oilseeds production for 2018 will drop by 6% due to extreme weather conditions, according to Farm association Copa and Cogeca’s newly released estimates.

EU European Agricultural Policy

EU will be the slowest-growing agricultural market of the next decade - OECD-FAO report

Western Europe will be the region of the world with the slowest growth rate in total agricultural and fish production for the next ten years, according to the OECD-FAO Agricultural Outlook 2018-2027.

EU European Agricultural Policy

Webinar: What future for palm oil in Europe?

Palm oil’s versatility means it is widely consumed in a large array of products in Europe, including bread, chocolate bars and ice cream, as well as being a significant feedstock for biofuel production. But concerns over the oil’s environmental impact have resulted in food companies and policy makers moving to limit its use.

European Agricultural Policy European Food Law

Mercosur offer on car tariffs revives hopes of EU trade deal

An offer by the Mercosur bloc to halve tariffs on European cars over seven years has reinvigorated hopes of a breakthrough in the long-running EU-Mercosur trade talks - at a point when the negotiations appeared to be in danger of running out of steam.

European Agricultural Policy European Food Law

EU agri-policy diary (June 25-29): Brexit, nitrate pollution

This week will see national leaders gather in Brussels to take stock of the progress made in the Brexit negotiations and agree on the next steps forward, while Environment MEPs are set to assess member states’ measures to protect water sources from agricultural nitrate pollution.

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