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Latest Agriculture news from the European Union.

EU mulls revision of state aid rules for agri, forestry, fishery sectors 11 January 2022, 22:46 CET
The European Commission invited all interested parties Monday to comment on proposed revised State aid rules for the agricultural, forestry and fishery sectors, to reflect current the EU's strategic priorities.

Forum for the Future of Agriculture Annual Conference (Brussels and live online, from 15 March 2022, 09:00 CET to 15 March 2022, 17:00 CET) —
The Forum for the Future of Agriculture will hold its Annual Conference on March 15, consisting of live broadcasts, moderated panel discussions and dialogues, interactive interventions, networking opportunities and exhibitions, all within an innovative virtual platform.

New common agricultural policy: 2023-27 07 December 2021, 23:46 CET
On 2 December, 2021, the agreement on reform of the common agricultural policy (CAP) was formally adopted. The new legislation, which is due to begin in 2023, paves the way for a fairer, greener and more performance-based CAP. It will seek to ensure a sustainable future for European farmers, provide more targeted support to smaller farms, and allow greater flexibility for EU countries to adapt measures to local conditions.

MEPs give final go-ahead for EU farm reform 25 November 2021, 21:46 CET
The European Parliament gave the final green light Tuesday to reform of the EU's Common Agricultural Policy, with the reformed version aiming to be greener, fairer, more flexible and more transparent.

MEPs back plans for healthier and more sustainable food 23 October 2021, 23:23 CET
MEPs presented plans Wednesday for a revamp of the EU's food systems to produce healthier food, ensure food security, a fair income for farmers and reduce agriculture's environmental footprint.

Wine, fruit, veg sectors to receive additional EU aid 07 October 2021, 18:31 CET
Support measures for the wine sector adopted by the EU Wednesday include increasing support for harvest insurance and mutual funds, and extending by a year the flexibility measures already in place.

Fruit and vegetables market observatory 06 October 2021, 17:56 CET
The aim of the EU fruit and vegetables market observatory is to provide the EU fruit and vegetables sector with more transparency by means of disseminating market data and short-term analysis in a timely manner. The market observatory has an expert group, which is divided in four subgroups on pip fruit, citrus fruit, stone fruit and tomatoes.

Modelling environmental and climate ambition in the agricultural sector with the CAPRI model 03 August 2021, 18:48 CET
During the last 30 years, the Common Agricultural Policy has increased the importance given to improving the environmental and climate performance of the European agriculture, as confirmed by the Future CAP proposal. Furthermore, the Green Deal strategy outlined a comprehensive approach to facilitate the transition towards sustainable food systems that links in a holistic approach all actors in the system, a path sketched out in the Farm to Fork (F2F) and Biodiversity (BDS) Strategies. Reflecting this ambition, this report was a contribution to the 2030 Climate Target Plan impact assessment, based on one of the main models used by the European Commission for agricultural policy analysis (the CAPRI model), which can incorporate some of the policies put forward for accelerating the transition towards sustainable food systems.

Commission acts against 12 EU states over unfair trading practices 05 August 2021, 22:08 CET
The European Commission opened infringement procedures Tuesday against 12 Member States for failing to transpose EU rules banning unfair trading practices in the agri-food sector.

EU code to promote sustainable food system 07 July 2021, 17:44 CET
65 companies and associations signed a new EU Code of Conduct on Responsible Food Business Monday, with a view to increasing the availability and affordability of healthy and sustainable food options.

EU Code of Conduct on Responsible Food Business and Marketing Practices 06 July 2021, 00:19 CET
The European Commission, alongside industry stakeholders, officially launched the EU Code of Conduct on Responsible Food Business and Marketing Practices on 5 July. The Code is an essential part of the EU's efforts to increase the availability and affordability of healthy and sustainable food options that help reduce our overall environmental footprint.

EU looks to phase out cages for farm animals 06 July 2021, 00:31 CET
The EU Commission responded positively Wednesday to a European citizens' petition to 'End the Cage Age' with plans for a legislative proposal by 2023 to prohibit cages for a number of farm animals.

Proposal to phase out cages for farm animals 01 July 2021, 23:34 CET
The European Commission decided on 30 June to positively respond to the European Citizens' Initiative (ECI) 'End the Cage Age'. In its reply, the Commission set out plans for a legislative proposal by 2023 to prohibit cages for a number of farm animals.

EU institutions strike provisional deal for reform of the CAP 25 June 2021, 18:08 CET
Negotiators from the European Parliament and the EU Council reached an informal political agreement Friday on three EU laws that will govern EU farm policy and the CAP for the years 2023 to 2027.

CAP spending not helping to reduce EU farm emissions: report 22 June 2021, 20:59 CET
EU agricultural funding destined for climate action has not contributed to reducing greenhouse gas emissions from farming, according to a special report published Tuesday by the European Court of Auditors.

Actions to boost organic production - guide 25 March 2021, 22:08 CET
The European Commission presented on 25 March an Action Plan for the development of organic production. Its overall aim is to boost the production and consumption of organic products, to reach 25% of agricultural land under organic farming by 2030, as well as to increase organic aquaculture significantly.

Brussels presents plan to boost organic farming 30 March 2021, 23:53 CET
A new plan to boost the production and consumption of organic products, presented Thursday by the EU Commission, aims to reach 25 per cent of agricultural land under organic farming by 2030.

EU agrees farm quotas with US post-Brexit 09 March 2021, 22:11 CET
The European Union and the United States concluded negotiations Monday to adjust the European Union's World Trade Organization (WTO) agricultural quotas, following the UK's withdrawal from the EU.

New strategy to prepare EU for impact of climate change 25 February 2021, 23:45 CET
The European Commission adopted Wednesday a new EU Strategy on Adaptation to Climate Change, setting out a pathway to prepare for the unavoidable impacts of climate change.

Brussels consults on new EU Soil Strategy 04 February 2021, 17:29 CET
The EU Commission launched a public consultation on a new EU soil strategy Tuesday, the last of a set of consultations on different ecosystems which forms part of the EU's biodiversity strategy.

Wine and food boost for EU-Japan trade deal on 2nd anniversary 01 February 2021, 16:38 CET
The EU hailed the success of the EU-Japan trade deal on its second anniversary Monday, as it agreed a number of improvements to the agreement in the area of protected foods, wine and vehicle trade.

Cumulative economic impact of trade agreements on EU agriculture 26 January 2021, 22:15 CET
The EU trade agenda is set to have an overall positive impact on the EU economy and the agri-food sector, according to a new study published today. Trade agreements are due to result in substantial increases in EU agri-food exports, with more limited increases in imports, creating a positive trade balance overall. The study also confirms that the EU's approach to grant a limited amount of lower duty imports (through tariff rate quotas) is the best approach in terms of protecting specific vulnerable agri-food sectors in the EU.

Brussels sets out recommendations for sustainable farming 04 January 2021, 17:41 CET
The EU Commission published recommendations Friday for each EU Member State to assist in the drafting of their Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) strategic plans, accompanied by a Communication.

Eco-schemes feature in EU's greener common farm policy 21 October 2020, 18:33 CET
Farmers will be afforded flexibility on the way to higher environmental standards in farming in the post-2020 common agricultural policy reform package agreed provisionally by EU ministers Wednesday.

'Farm to fork' strategy commits EU to sustainable agri-food sector 20 October 2020, 00:22 CET
The EU Council adopted Monday a set of conclusions on a 'farm to fork' strategy, endorsing the goal of developing a European sustainable food system, from production to consumption.