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Brussels Briefing on Agriculture – All you need to know for December 2014 & January 2015

December 17, 2014 - Food & Agriculture

In this Brussels Briefing on Agriculture, AGRA FACTS  journalists Rose O’Donovan & Ed Bray provide an update on the latest developments in the European Union’s farm policy:

– 2015 European Commission Work Programme:

  • Organic reform plans will be scrapped, if MEPs & Council do not strike a deal in six months
  • Overhaul of the school food schemes has been put on hold
  • Seed law set to be withdrawn

– Future of the dairy & pig meat sectors: EU Farm Commissioner Phil Hogan called on farmers to reduce milk production to avoid superlevy penalties next year & showed openness to the idea of introducing private storage for pigmeat in January
– Commission has approved the first wave of nine Rural Development programmes

Featuring statements by Phil Hogan, Commissioner for Agriculture & Rural Development and the European Commission’s First Vice-President Frans Timmermans.

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