NEW insights into mountain farming in the European Union are outlined by the European Commission in a document launched by Agriculture and Rural Development Commissioner Mariann Fischer Boel at a conference in Austria.
Thu, 10 Dec, 2009
SUGGESTIONS from French and German ministers that milk quotas should be managed at individual producer level on a compulsory basis in every member state was described as totally unacceptable yesterday by the Irish Farmers Association.
Tue, 08 Sep, 2009
THE Irish Creamery Milk Suppliers Association yesterday described as “unbelievably smug and out-of-touch” comments made by European Union Farm Commissioner Mariann Fischer Boel on its dairy policy and the collapse in milk prices.
Thu, 09 Apr, 2009
THE European Commission has rejected calls led by France, Germany and eastern Europe to revise plans to phase out milk quotas. “I am not going to reopen the agreement,” said Commissioner Mariann Fischer Boel at this week’s meeting of EU farm ministers in Brussels.
Thu, 26 Mar, 2009
A DAIRY industry summit is to be held in the Horse and Jockey, Co Tipperary, on Thursday, February 19, to decide the priorities for Agriculture Minister Brendan Smith to pursue in Brussels in order to secure urgent European Union market supports.
Thu, 12 Feb, 2009
THE food wasted in France could feed the under-nourished in the Democratic Republic of Congo and the amount discarded in Italy could put an end to hunger in Ethiopia, according to a new report on the ethics of modern development in agricultural technologies.
Tue, 03 Feb, 2009
CLIMATE change is still one of the gravest long- term threats and could land a hammer blow on agricultural production in parts of Europe and the rest of the world, European Commissioner Mariann Fischer Boel warned in Stockholm yesterday.
Sat, 01 Nov, 2008