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Olive oil exports to reach record levels, cereal production expected to recover

With an increase in production and a strong world demand, EU olive oil exports are to reach record levels in 2018/19. Cereal production in the EU is expected to recover over the same period. These are among the main findings of the latest short-term outlook report for EU agricultural markets, published on 17 April 2019 by the European Commission...

EU-U.S. Joint Statement: the United States is Europe's main soya beans supplier with imports up by 121%

New figures released by the European Commission today, show that imports of U.S. soya beans by the European Union increased by 121% over the current market year (July 2018 to mid-April 2019), compared to the same period in the previous year. With a share of 72% of EU soya beans imports, the U.S. is today Europe's number one supplier. Conversely...

Speech by Commissioner Hogan at ENRD conference on ‘NetworX - Inspiring Rural Europe’

Ladies and gentlemen, dear colleagues, I would like to start by congratulating everyone involved with the ENRD on your great achievement of 10 years of successful ‘rural networking’. This forum has played a hugely important role in making sure that our rural communities are talking to each other, and talking to policymakers at all levels:...

Main results Agriculture and Fisheries Council, 15/04/2019

Post 2020 Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) reform package The environmental ambition of the Common Agricultural Policy is a key element of the reform which will benefit not only farmers, but all European citizens who want sustainable food and a greener future. Climate, biodiversity, water quality, animal and plant health are just few of the...

Review of the EU Forest Strategy: Council conclusions

The Council today adopted a set of conclusions on the progress achieved in the implementation of the EU Forest Strategy and on a new strategic framework for forests. The conclusions follow the publication of a Commission report in December 2018, which reviewed the role played by the strategy in its first five years of life. More info via below...

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