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Brussels Briefing on Agriculture – All you need to know for November 2014

November 12, 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:

  • Organic reform plans: Member States called for significant changes at the Agriculture Council on November 10 
  • CAP budget: Farm Ministers call on Finance Ministers to support their opposition to activating next year’s agricultural crisis reserve
  • Baltic States and Finland restated a plea for support for their dairy producers hit by Russia’s import ban
  • MEPs in the ENVI Committee voted to allow countries to ban genetically modified crops on environmental grounds

Featuring statements by Phil Hogan, Commissioner for Agriculture & Rural Development, and Maurizio Martina, the Italian Agriculture Minister.

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