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Fines Over Farm Stocks

  • April 15th, 2007
  • Posted by Emma Cillekens

emma-agriculture.jpgNine member states of the European Union have been fined following a crack down on stockpiling of agricultural products.

As Emma Cillekens reports from Brussels, the European commission is putting its money where its mouth is in terms of cutting back on surplus agricultural storage. … Read More »

Australia In New Quest For Trade Deal

  • April 11th, 2007
  • Posted by 7thmin

wto-reduced.gifA high level international trade meeting in New Delhi will see the United States put under pressure to cut its domestic support for farm production. … Read More »

Last of the Butter Mountain

  • March 30th, 2007
  • Posted by 7thmin

catle-in-field-small.jpgThe European union has demolished its famous butter mountain, a distinctive part of the stockpile of unsold, subsidised farm products which for decades caused trouble between Europe and its trading competitors, especially Australia. … Read More »

Moving Ahead On New-look, Still-costly Farming

  • March 30th, 2007
  • Posted by 7thmin

belgium-fram-reduced.jpgPlans for moving out of production-based agricultural support to direct payments and regional development schemes have been taken one step further – amid evidence of strong public support. … Read More »

Farm Money, and Health Checks on Feed and Food

  • March 14th, 2007
  • Posted by 7thmin

belgium-fram-reduced.jpgTwo announcements from the European Commission this week (13.3.07) promise detailed disclosures on farm support, and upgraded controls on disease and contamination.

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Introducing: New Contributors to EUAustralia

  • February 23rd, 2007
  • Posted by 7thmin

subscribers-cockatoo1.jpgThree new writers have come on board providing their own perspectives on Europe, writes EUAustralia Online editor Lee Duffield. … Read More »

Wine: Vignobles de France malgre les ifs-and-buts

  • February 11th, 2007
  • Posted by 7thmin

wine-pic-10.jpgArgument continues within the French wine market over the value, even need for the generic marketing designation, “Vignobles de France”, but it looks to be the makings of an earnest counter-attack against “New World” incursions. … Read More »

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