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.