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  • "North Yorkshire" photo by George Hodan
    As has been the case with the UK's new post-Brexit referendum Ministers, the now head of farming, food, rural affairs and environment has made some unusual utterances in the recent past. Peter Crosskey let's us get to know Andrea Leadsom a little better. [...]
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    Silvia Däberitz, managing director with the European Milk Board, gives us their second article in our #MilkCrisis debate. In this she critiques some of the suggestions so far for dealing with the crisis, while emphasising their own position on overproduction. [...]
  • From left to right: Mr Phil HOGAN, Member of the European Commission; Ms Gabriela MATECNA, Slovak Minister for Agriculture. Credit: "The European Union"
    A seven part E500 million package of aid for the agri sector has been announced. Which sectors and Member States benefit? [...]
  • "Keswick Panorama - Oct 2009" by Diliff - Own work. Licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0 via Wikimedia Commons
    The UK's new Minister with responsibility for farming and food may want to change how CAP and subsidies work. Pillar 1 type payments may be dropped and the delicate balance between farming and nature - especially on farms - may change radically. Miles King explains. [...]
  • Gabriela Matečná, Slovak Republic
Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development
    A new package of supports and a first year review of CAP greening are two of the key items on the agenda for the Agriculture and Fisheries Council meeting on Monday 18th July in Brussels. [...]
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    By Shefali Sharma European Director IATP 12.07.2016 The Institute for Trade Policy’s European Office, along with international group Compassion in World Farming (CIWF), German member of Via Campesina—Arbeitsgemeinschaft bäuerliche Landwirtschaft e.V. (AbL) and [...]
  • Aurelie Trouve, pictured on stage in front of the ARC2020 banner at Wir Haben Es Satt 2016 in Berlin.
    Continuing with our #MilkCrisis debate series, this interview with Aurélie Trouvé, agricultural economist, focuses on the voluntary market control measures announced in March. Trouvé also uses this interview to deal with broader issues of voluntary vs compulsory measures, EU dairy in a global context, and the various solutions on offer. [...]

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