Green MEPs pushing for Mercosur deal changes to benefit farmers
Noel Bardon
Ireland’s two Green Party MEPs have cited environmental concerns relating to beef imported from less environmentally friendly countries as a reason to change the terms of Mercosur.
28 March 2022 News
MEPs vote for food security impact assessment of EU Green Deal
MEPs also rejected calls to cut livestock numbers to cut down on the demand for land and grain.
9 March 2022 News
‘Decisive action’ needed to ensure EU food security – MEPs
Members of the European Parliament’s AGRI committee penned a letter to Agriculture Commissioner Janusz Wojciechowski on Wednesday calling on him to urgently review the EU’s approach to food security.
Reliance on imported gas the ‘weakness’ of EU food security - Commission
MEPs have heard that the EU agri-food sector’s dependence on importing inputs has been revealed as a threat to food security with the invasion of Ukraine.
2 March 2022 News
Farmers with mica-affected sheds asked to come forward
If you have defective farm buildings built post 2014, you could be compensated.
16 February 2022 News
EU’s Green Deal may see livestock production fall by 15%
Dutch scientists have analysed the impact of environmental policy on farm incomes and production across the EU.
26 January 2022 News
‘Work to be done’ following EU animal transport vote – IFA
The Irish Farmers Journal looks at the reaction of farm organisations and MEPs following a vote on animal transport recommendations in Strasbourg.
20 January 2022 News
MEPs back amendments on calf exports
Irish MEPs Billy Kelleher and Colm Markey called for their fellow MEPs to agree animal transport proposals based on science and the reality of farming.
20 January 2022 News
Animal transport rules should protect animals, not punish farmers - EPP
One of the European Parliament’s largest political blocks has said that there is room for improvement on current EU animal transport regulations, but called for measures that won’t punish farmers.
20 January 2022 News
How Irish MEPs will vote in controversial animal transport rules
A European Parliament vote in Strasbourg could have a major impact on Ireland's calf export trade.
19 January 2022 News
Europe likely to suggest changes to CAP eco schemes
The European Commission has commenced the task of assessing the CAP strategic plans submitted by member states, says Agriculture Commissioner Janusz Wojciechowski.
19 January 2022 News
Crucial EU vote on calf exports
The future of Irish calf exports is set to be decided by the European Parliament today (Thursday) as it votes on animal transport proposals.
19 January 2022 News