Saturday 28 May 2022

No vaccination of EU poultry against bird flu this year

The Agriculture Ministers of the 27 EU countries have unanimously approved a strategy to enable vaccination of chickens against bird flu. Two trials are currently being conducted in France, and the Netherlands also has a trial for...

EU consultation on 'agricultural money' for much more European biogas

The 27 EU-LNV ministers can discuss his plan for extra income support for farmers with Agriculture Commissioner Janus Wojciechowski on Tuesday. Last Friday, he proposed to allocate 1.4 billion euros from the second pillar of the EU rural fund...

EU eases customs process to accelerate Ukrainian exports

The European Parliament has approved the temporary suspension of EU import duties on Ukrainian products to support the country's exports. An agreement has also been reached with the ministers of the 27 EU countries to...

EFSA cannot take over all national tests for new substances

The European Food Safety Agency (EFSA) has insufficient budget to fully adopt the assessment of new agricultural products from all 27 EU countries. On questions from the Dutch MEP Bert-Jan Ruissen (SGP)...

American fields polluted with PFAS from contaminated sewage sludge as manure

In the United States, some 20 million acres of cropland may have been contaminated by PFAS-contaminated sewage sludge that has been used as fertilizer. This is according to a new report by environmental researchers at EWG.

Italian farmers will soon also be able to sell electricity from solar panels

Italian farmers can now also sell the self-generated electricity from their solar panels to energy companies. Italian Agriculture Minister Stefano Patuanelli confirmed this to EU Commissioner Wojciechowski during the LNV ministerial meeting last week. The...

EU countries again postpone Green Deal part in agriculture

The new European compulsory crop rotation in fields that would come into effect next year will probably be postponed. The European Commission and the 27 EU countries support the German proposal to extend that part of the Green Deal for a year...

'The EU is not a breadbasket for the world, but an expensive supermarket'

The environmental protection organization World Wildlife Fund (WWF) believes that agriculture in the European Union makes only a limited contribution to the global food supply. The EU is not a granary but an expensive supermarket, the organization says.

No vaccination of EU poultry against bird flu this year

The Agriculture Ministers of the 27 EU countries have unanimously approved a strategy to enable vaccination of chickens against bird flu. Two trials are currently being conducted in France, and the Netherlands also has a trial for...

EU consultation on 'agricultural money' for much more European biogas

The 27 EU-LNV ministers can discuss his plan for extra income support for farmers with Agriculture Commissioner Janus Wojciechowski on Tuesday. Last Friday, he proposed to allocate 1.4 billion euros from the second pillar of the EU rural fund...

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