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Greek peach producers in despair about new US tariffs

The trade tensions between the EU and the US is threatening one of Greece’s most successful export sectors, tinned peaches.

Partial trade agreement averts further US tariffs on China

A partial trade agreement between the US and China has been reached, with phase one of the negotiations concluded this week.
The 2019 Polagra Food and Polagra Tech International Trade Fair in Poznań, Poland

50 000 visitors for Poland’s largest food fair

More than 50 000 visitors attended the recent Polagra Food and Polagra Tech International Trade Fair for food and catering products, as well as food technology, held at the Poznań...
Warming climate puts trendy Austrian wine at risk

Warming climate puts trendy Austrian wine at risk

One of the world’s trendiest wines, Grὕner Veltliner, produced in vineyards on the hills surrounding the town of Langenlois in Lower Austria, is under threat from a rapidly changing climate.
Farmer protest brings traffic to a standstill in The Hague

Farmer protest brings traffic to a standstill in The Hague

Farmers in the Netherlands caused an unprecedented traffic jam as they converged on The Hague in their tractors last week to protest against Dutch Liberal Party MP Tjeert de Groot...
Dry weather puts pressure on EU’s sugar beet harvest

Dry weather puts pressure on EU’s sugar beet harvest

As the sugar beet harvest gets underway in the EU this week, producers have expressed concern that the combination of dry weather, low prices, and restrictions on pesticide-use will negatively...
Concern as milk production in Australia reaches 22-year low

Concern as milk production in Australia reaches 22-year low

Milk production in Australia declined 5,7% to 8,8 billion litres in the 2018/2019 season, falling to below the nine-billion litre mark for the first time in over two decades.
Pork shortages set to place a damper on Chinese festivities

Pork shortages set to place a damper on Chinese festivities

Shortages and soaring prices of pork in China, due to the widespread African swine fever outbreaks, have resulted in traders struggling to secure sufficient pork supplies for the upcoming holiday...
Romanian live sheep exports continuing despite EU warnings

Romanian live sheep exports continuing despite EU warnings

Despite warnings from the EU, Romania is continuing with the controversial exportation of an estimated 70 000 live sheep to the Persian Gulf region this year.
Agriculture pushing Amazon deforestation to record levels

Agriculture pushing Amazon deforestation to record levels

More than 7 700 forest fires have been reported in Brazil in the past week alone, according to data from the country’s national institute for space research, Instituto Nacional de...
No-deal Brexit could cost UK agri sector around R15,7 billion a year

No-deal Brexit could cost UK agri sector around R15,7 billion a...

In the event of a ‘no-deal Brexit’, UK farmers will struggle to survive unless they receive a significant increase in government support.
Taking rooftop farming to the next level in Paris

Taking rooftop farming to the next level in Paris

Paris’ flagship farming project is nearing completion, with the city preparing to become home to one of the world’s largest urban agricultural operations.

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Illegal vaccines compound China’s African swine fever crisis

Illegal vaccines compound China’s African swine fever crisis

China’s agricultural ministry has warned farmers against the use of illegal and experimental vaccines as the country continues to struggle to contain the African swine fever epidemic.

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