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Compiled by the AGRI sector of the Policy Department for Structural and Cohesion Policies (Albert MASSOT MARTI)
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EC – WTO: EU request of suspension of trade concessions (US)
→EP – EPRS: At a glance – US tariffs: EU response and fears of a trade war
→Choices Magazine (AAEA): Theme Overview: U.S.–China Trade Dispute and Potential Impacts on Agriculture
→→Impacts of Possible Chinese 25% Tariff on U.S. Soybeans and Other Agricultural Commodities
→IEG Policy: China confirms new retaliatory tariffs on US farm goods
→Farm Policy News: In Retaliation for U.S. Tariffs, China Targets Soybeans, Corn
→Eur Activ: Summit conclusions detail reform plan for WTO to please Trump
→→China presses Europe for anti-Trump alliance on trade
→→Top US business group assails Trump’s handling of trade dispute
→→When China and the US quarrel, will Europe rejoice?
US House Agriculture Committee: Farm Bill adoption
→US Senate: 2018 Farm Bill – Senate’s Amendments
→Farm Policy News (US): Farm Bill passes the Senate
Farm Bill passes Senate Ag Committee
After House Passage, Farm Bill Perspective from Chairman Conaway
House Narrowly Passes Farm Bill
→Farmdoc Daily (US): Progress and Potential Hurdles for the 2018 Farm Bill
2018 Farm Bill: Two Big Steps Forward & the Top Five Issues for Conference
→Bridges: US House of Representatives Passes Farm Bill, Senate Debates Own Version
EUROSTAT: Farm structure survey 2016 – Of the 10.3 million farms in the EU, two thirds are less than 5 ha in size
OECD: OECD – FAO Agricultural Outlook 2018 – 2027
Press release
→IEG Policy: EU will be the slowest-growing agricultural market of the next decade – OECD-FAO report
Agricultural policy monitoring and Evaluation 2018
Press release
→Les Échos (FR): Les pays riches soutiennent beaucoup trop leur secteur agricole, selon l’OCDE
EC: The grand challenge: a climate-smart, sustainable food system for a healthy Europe. Recommendations from the EC FOOD 2030 Independent Expert Group
Recipe for change – An agenda for a climate-smart and sustainable food system for a healthy Europe : report of the FOOD 2030 expert group (Publication)



EC: Multiannual Financial Framework 2021-2027
EU budget for the future
→→EP News: Confusing EU Budget figures: What are the real cuts and increases?
→→EP News: Post-2020 EU budget: Parliament challenges Commission over scale of cuts (FR)
EC: EU budget: Commission proposes most ambitious Research and Innovation programme yet
Council: Multiannual Financial Framework
EP – EPRS: EU Multiannual Financial Framework
Fondation Robert Schuman: Budget de l’Union européenne : quel compromis possible entre la France et l’Allemagne ?
Eur Activ: Citizens and sustainable development are big losers in EU’s next research programme
IEG Policy: EU budget should be agreed after Brexit but before EU elections, says Commissioner

EC: Legal texts and factsheets
EU budget: the Common Agricultural Policy beyond 2020
Press release
CAP Strategic Plans Regulation (COM (2018) 392) –  Annexes
Horizontal / financing regulation (COM (2018) 393) – Annex
CMO regulation (COM (2018) 394)
EC: Speech by Commissioner Phil Hogan at Copa-Cogeca Praesidia
Post 2020 CAP Impact Assessment – Direct payments
Council: AGRIFISH Council conclusions 18 June

CAP reform: France’s puzzling interest in increasing the CAP budget
CAP strategic planning: scope and implications
The greening architecture in the new CAP
The Article 92 commitment to increased ambition with regard to environmental- and climate-related objectives
Arc2020: Future of CAP – is the Commission ambitious or backsliding?
BirdLife: BirdLife priorities for Austrian Presidency
→IEG Policy: Half of the future CAP budget should go to environment and climate protection – green NGOs
EU Observer: Dutch PM urges ‘less is more’ EU model
Progressive CAP alternative only hope for sustainability
LinkedIn: Tassos Haniotis on Future CAP Impact Assessment
Barilla Center for Food and Nutrition: Reforming the EU’s Common Agricultural Policy in the context of the Sustainable Development Goals
Polytechnic University of Valencia: Evaluation of risk management tools for stabilising farm income under CAP 2014-2020
IEG Policy: CAP Reform comparison 2015-20 vs 2021-27: Direct Payments
CAP Reform comparison 2015-20 vs 2021-27: Market Support
CAP Reform comparison 2015-20 vs 2021-27: Rural Development
Commission frees itself of responsibility with new CAP proposals – opinion
Will the Commission’s proposals lead to a future-proof CAP?
Biggest obstacle to efficient CAP is tight budget – Commissioner Hogan
Dominance of direct payments will hinder shift to results-based CAP, warns OECD
Will the Commission’s proposals lead to a future-proof CAP?
Half of all EU agriculture ministers want to increase future CAP budget
Division emerges between net payers and net beneficiaries at Agrifish Council
CAP proposals will lead to “another decade of biodiversity decline”, NGO warns
Interview: Added value of digital technologies for farmers lacks clarity
Eur Activ: CAP reform’s eco-schemes: eco-logic or eco-nomic? Why not both?
COPA-COGECA Magazine: Focus on Future of CAP and EU budget
The Independent: Very few farmers will be affected by €60k farm payment CAP proposal’ – Commission officials
The big switch to performance-based farming targets
IFOAM – FiBL: Towards a new public goods payment model for remunerating farmers under the CAP Post-2020
Agrisalon (FR): Une vingtaine de pays demandent le maintien du budget de la PAC
Jean-Marie Séronie : « Ce n’est pas le budget en soi qui fait une réforme ! »
Wikiagri (FR): Et si l’on tuait la Pac pour une politique de libre-échange ?
Mediapart Blog (FR): Une occasion manquée pour l’agriculture européenne


Council: European Council conclusions 29 June
Council authorises opening of negotiations with WTO members on Brexit-related adjustments
Letter from the EU and the UK to WTO members
→→IEG Policy: Hard talking on UK and EU WTO tariff quotas finally about to start
Council laments lack of progress on backstop for Northern Ireland in Brexit talks
→→Borderlex: WTO and Brexit: UK separation process gears up, EU releases its TRQ offer
UK Parliament: European Union (Withdrawal) Bill 2017-19: Ping Pong
Parliament must be able to express its view in the event of no deal
Clarity on costs crucial to meaningful vote on Brexit
Grieve 2: an amendable motion?
Brexit divisions – Commons votes on the European Union (Withdrawal) Bill
European Union (Withdrawal) Bill: Commons Consideration of Lords Amendments
Parliament’s right to a meaningful vote: Amendments to the EU (Withdrawal) Bill
Last chance for compromise? Devolution and the EU (Withdrawal) Bill
AmCham EU: Weekly – Third country investors urge Brexit progress at June EU Council Summit
Borderlex: Comment: Hard decisions ahead for UK on future trading arrangements
‘No deal’ Brexit scenario: EU focus is on preparedness, not contingency planning
Brexit Notes: Article 50 talks see minimal progress as even European business starts panicking
IEG Policy: Ireland endorsed by the EU in Brexit negotiations – Juncker states
UK government to ponder new EU alignment plan as Brexit talks heat up
Hogan raises prospect of second referendum as “tide is going out” on Brexit hardliners
ECDPM: Beyond Brexit, Volume 7, Issue 3 (Summer 2018)
Eur Activ: Brexit: are they insane?

EC: Speech by Commissioner Hogan at Brexit event in Rosslare Port, Ireland
UK House of Commons: Sixth report – The future for food, farming and the environment
European Dairy Association (EDA): Brexit: Don’t spill the Milk
Food Research Collaboration: FRC Brexit Policy Brief – Food, Brexit and Northern Ireland: critical issues
A better Brexit for farm animals: what the Government must do to protect welfare standards
→→ IEG Policy: Brexit assurances on animal welfare “must be written into law”, say policy advisors
Green Alliance: Protecting standards in UK food and farming through Brexit
→IEG Policy: Cheap imports after Brexit will threaten UK food and farming standards – report
IEG Policy: Brexit border challenge threatens Ireland’s food and agriculture industry
Spirits makers call for “swift progress” on GIs in Brexit negotiations
UK agrisupply firms create hubs inside EU27 amid Brexit uncertainty
UK set to abandon aid ‘capping’ plan after Brexit
Ouest-France (FR): Conséquences du Brexit. Les fruits anglais pourrissent, faute de bras
Eur Activ (FR): Les champs anglais manquent de bras à cause du Brexit


European Council: June Summit
Council – Austrian Presidency: Programme of the Austrian Presidency
Council – Bulgarian Presidency:
Programme of the Bulgarian Presidency of the Council
Bulgarian Presidency EU
EC: Published initiatives
EC: Contribute law making (New ‘Better regulation’ portal and REFIT platform)
EC: EC proposes annual reduction of direct payments to finance crisis reserve
→IEG Policy: Commission proposes annual reduction in direct payments to finance “Crisis Reserve”
EC: Directive (EU) 2018/851 amending Directive 2008/98/EC on waste (OJ 150, 14/6/2018)
→IEG Policy: Food waste and packaging laws adopted
EC: Legal proposals on innovation and research (including Horizon Europe)
EC: Framework for selecting and testing of food products to assess quality related characteristics: EU harmonised testing methodology
→IEG Policy: Commission presents common testing methodology for dual quality of food
EC: Monitoring Agri trade policy (MAP 2018 -1) – Agri-food trade in 2017: another record year for EU agri-food trade
Press release – EU continues to top global agri-food trade
EU agri-food exports increase 3.7% year-on-year
Monitoring EU Agri-Food Trade: Development until March 2018
EC: Trade barriers: EU removes record number in response to surge in protectionism – Press release
Report on trade and investment barriers (1 January 2017 – 31 December 2017)
→→IEG Policy: Commission removed 45 trade barriers in 2017, mostly in agri-food
EC: Report on Brazilian meat safety controls – Beef, horse and poultry meat – follow up of recommendations of audit report DG SANTE
→IEG Policy: Report concludes there is ‘work to do’ on Brazil’s meat safety controls
EC: Annual report on trade and investment barriers
Press release – Trade barriers: EU removes record number in response to surge in protectionism
→IEG Policy: Commission removed 45 trade barriers in 2017, mostly in agri-food
EC: 3rd Meeting of the Platform on animal welfare (21 June)
JRC: World Atlas of Desertification (WAD)
→IEG Policy: Land degradation will cut crop yields by a tenth by 2050, EU report warns
European Court of Justice (ECJ): Case C-543/16, Judgment of the Court (Ninth Chamber) of 21 June 2018, European Commission v Federal Republic of Germany, Nitrates Directive
→IEG Policy: EU court finds Germany breached the bloc’s nitrates legislation
EUROSTAT: Statistics explained – Comparative price levels of consumer goods and services
→IEG policy: Food products are most expensive in Denmark, cheapest in Romania – Eurostat
EFSA Journal: Scientific opinion on pesticides in foods for infants and young children
EFSA: Report for 2016 on the results from the monitoring of veterinary medicinal product residues and other substances in live animals and animal products
Neonicotinoids: EFSA evaluates emergency uses
EFSA: Guidance for the identification of endocrine disruptors in the context of Regulations (EU) No 528/2012 and (EC) No 1107/2009
EP: Agri Committee Newsletter
Research for AGRI – Updates
Research for AGRI – News, June 2018
EP: Study on ‘Research for AGRI – Agricultural trade: assessing reciprocity of standards‘ & in the EP Think Tank
→→IEG Policy: Advances in international trade standards offset by rising WTO complaints – ComAgri report
Study on ‘Strategic Coherence of Cohesion Policy: Comparison of the 2007-13 and the 2014-20 Programming Periods’ & in the EP Think Tank
EP – Press releases: Superbugs: MEPs advocate further measures to curb use of antimicrobials
Agriculture MEPs want to speed-up approval process for safe new pesticides
Globalisation must work for EU farmers too, Agriculture MEPs say
MEPs deplore lack of concrete deals at the EU summit
Future ACP-EU partnership: MEPs agree on concrete objectives
EP – EPRS: At a glance – FTA negotiations to start with Australia and New Zealand
EP: Briefing on ‘Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) at the UN High Level Political Forum (HLPF), New York, 16 – 18 July 2018’
EC: Commodity Price Dashboard
EU prices for selected representative products
Peaches and nectarines dashboard
Tomatoes dashboard
EC: EU Milk Market Observatory
Dairy Dashboard
Latest updates
Prices / margins
EC: EU Meat Market Observatory
Poultry meat Dashboard
Sheep & Goat Dashboard
Pig Dashboard
Eggs dashboard
Pig meat latest updates
Beef and veal dashboard
Meat latest updates
EC: EU Sugar Market Observatory
Price reporting
Monthly trade statistics
Trade statistics
EC: EU Crops Market Observatory
Cereals dashboard
Oilseeds dashboard
Cereals balance sheet
Cereals trade
Oilseeds balance sheet
Oilseeds exports and imports
Balance sheets for cereals, oilseeds, proteins and rice
Balance sheet rice
Olive oil dashboard


IEG Policy: News
Trump proposes moving food safety programs from FDA to USDA in reorg plan
US, EU, others tangle over dispute settlement process at WTO DSB meeting
EU-New Zealand trade talks officially launched
Tackling UTPs should not overlook supermarkets’ “power abuse”
EU doubles SMP tenders in effort to eliminate stockpiles
Question hanging over whether new plant breeding techniques are GMOs
Interview: Farmers should get ‘fair share’ of profits from Big Data use
Deal reached on new rules to fight antimicrobial resistance
MEPs to demand EU adopts sustainability criteria for soybean and palm oil imports
Agriculture MEPs call for revision of EU pesticide authorisation system
GI protection will be most challenging part of trade talks with Australia, says EU Commissioner
Drop in EU cereals production in 2017 due to adverse weather
Webinar: What future for palm oil in Europe?
EU updates high-risk import list
EAT-Lancet Commission on Food, Planet, Health: Transforming the food system is the key to improving human health and the health of the planet (report)
→IEG Policy: Global targets to be proposed for transforming food systems
WTO: Symposium on the Agricultural Policy Landscape 13-14 June (Documentation – Presentations)
FAO: Food Price Index (until May 2018)
World Food Situation
Child labour in agriculture is on the rise, driven by conflict and disasters
AMIS: Market Monitor – Issues
International Grains Council (IGC): News
Trase: Transparent supply chains for sustainable economies
GM Crops & Food Journal: Farm income and production impacts of using GM crop technology 1996–2016
IEG Policy: Modified crops cultivation brought yield and financial gains to farmers for 20 years – research
Agricultural and Resource Economics: Vol 18, Issue 1
Vol. 17, Issue 2
Assessing food retail competitors with a multi-criteria GIS-based method
Impact of trade and international transport on environmental quality, a study in Latin American and Caribbean countries
Choosing not to choose: A meta-analysis of status quo effects in environmental valuations using choice experiments
Product-country image and crises in the Spanish horticultural sector: Classification and impact on the market
Spatial analysis of agricultural land prices
Is the place of purchase important in shaping consumers’ preferences towards olive oil?
The implication of economic and social stakeholders in the rural development: an unsatisfactory need
Values of gender equality and specialization: Differences between EU regions
Science of the Total Environment: Two contrasted future scenarios for the French agro-food system
Farm Europe: The EU recognises the role of EU-sourced biofuels in the future renewable energy mix, but…
French version
G7 can tackle five priorities with one investment: agricultural research
Commission throws the ball to EU capitals on future of short food chains
EU Observer: Is EU retail sector equipped for 21st century?
Cryptovest: Walmart, Nestlé, 8 Other Companies Launch Food Trust to Leverage Blockchain
European Dairy Association (EDA): Fairness in the milk supply chain and Unfair Trading Practices (UTPs)
Dairy Flash (June)
FEFAC: Outcome 63rd FEFAC Public General Assembly
Annual Report
Bloomberg: There’s Good Reason for Russia to Worry About Expected Bad Weather
BEUC: Food labels can fool you: BEUC publishes EU snapshot
Wageningen University – Latest publications: Searching for the entrepreneurs among new entrants in European Agriculture
All insects are equal, but some insects are more equal than others
Food choice motives, attitude towards and intention to adopt personalised nutrition
Unravelling social norm effects: How and when social norms affect eating behavior
Kantar World Panel: Newsletter 153Newsletter 152
New Omnichannel report
IATP: Publications – June
Immigration, Trade, and the Farm Bill: Fires from the Same Spark
The conversation: South Africa needs to reverse corporate capture of agricultural policy
LinkedIn: Measuring the Economic Impact of Farmers’ Markets on Local Economies in the Basque Country
CAPRI: Newsletter
CIHEAM: Newsletter
FAO: Infosylva
Reuters: US. agriculture secretary says farmers understand China trade fight
US Commerce: U.S. Department of Commerce Finds Dumping and Subsidization of Imports of Ripe Olives from Spain
→IEG Policy: “Unacceptable” US tariffs are already hurting Spanish olive producers, says Commission
Farm Policy News (US): Corn, Soybean Prices Flounder; Sec. Perdue Reiterates Promise to Stand with Farmers
Ag Economy: Land Values and Farm Income Considerations
Quick Take: Recent USDA Trade Data
Farmdoc Daily (US): Five-Year Income Projections for Grain Farms
Interest Rates in 30-Year Perspective: The Case of U.S. 10-Year Treasury Rates
Has the Era of Decreasing Per Acre Corn Costs Come to an End?
International Benchmarks for Soybean Production
Implications of USDA Reports for Corn and Soybeans
Understanding Budget Implications of Cover Crops
USDA – Amber Waves: Trends in food recalls – Infographic
Current indicators of Farm Sector Financial Health
Arc2020: May NewsletterJune Newsletter
IFPRI: Insights July 2
Compact 2025 End Hunger and Undernutrition
Agriculture: Volume 8, Issue 6
Foods: Volume 7, Issue 6
American Journal of Agricultural Economics: Advance articles
European Review of Agricultural Economics: Advance articles
ELO: ELO launches new study on Wild Boar Populations in Europe
Gro Intelligence: Gro Intelligence Weekly
29 June
22 June
15 June
28 May
The New York Times: Bringing Farming Back to Nature
Global Meat: News

Dairy Reporter: News

The Beef / Dairy Site: Newsletters
Centre d’études et de prospective (CEP) (FR): Bulletin de veille juin 2018
Investissements dans la R&D agricole dans les pays à hauts revenus
Géocarrefour (FR): Le nouvel intérêt des villes intermédiaires pour les terres agricoles : actions foncières et relocalisation alimentaire
FranceAgriMer (FR): Web site & Actualité
Observatoire de la formation des prix et des marges des produits alimentaires – Rapport 2018
Eur Activ (FR): De nombreuses filières agricoles continuent de travailler à perte
Oléagineux English
Viande bovine English
Oeufs et ovoproduitsEnglish
Produits laitiers (bilan)
Agriculture Stratégies (FR): Newsletter
Agrisalon (FR): À la une 2 juillet4 juillet
Après les quotas, les géants européens du sucre tirent la langue
Ouest-France (FR): L’usage des pesticides ne baisse pas en France
Revue Laitière Française (FR): Newsletter No 55
Réussir cultures et grains (FR): Newsletter 26/6
Toute l’Europe (FR): Sébastien Abis : “Le meilleur casque bleu européen aujourd’hui, c’est l’agriculture”
Capital (FR): Comment Amazon compte révolutionner la distribution alimentaire
La distribution mise sur ses marques propres pour se démarquer
Wikiagri (FR): Le vrai du faux, pourquoi les pesticides sont aujourd’hui au cœur de la tourmente


Climate Home News: Leaked final government draft of UN 1.5C climate report – annotated
Warming of 2C ‘substantially’ more harmful than 1.5C – draft UN report
Bridges: EU to Raise its Paris Climate Pledge, Canada and China Finalising National Carbon Pricing Schemes
Eur Activ: 14 European countries call for stronger EU climate action
Climate action should be a condition for future EU trade deals
Relief Web: Climate insurance and water-related disaster risk management – Unlikely partners in promoting development?
IEG Policy: Ireland may be forced to limit cow numbers to reduce emissions
World Economic Forum: 90% of plastic polluting our oceans comes from just 10 rivers
If we don’t protect the ocean, humanitarian disaster awaits
Environmental Health Perspectives: Metabolic Effects of a Chronic Dietary Exposure to a Low-Dose Pesticide Cocktail in Mice: Sexual Dimorphism and Role of the Constitutive Androstane Receptor
Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty (AGCS): Measuring and managing environmental exposure
→IEG Policy: Food and beverage sector highly exposed to depletion of natural resources, warns insurer
GM Crops & Food Journal: Environmental impacts of genetically modified (GM) Crop use 1996–2016: Impacts on pesticide use and carbon emissions
ELO: Wild boar population in Europe (report)
→IEG Policy: Rising wild boar numbers are a threat to agriculture and biodiversity – ELO report
Nature: One wolf shot in Denmark is too many
Beeweek: The 2018 European Week of Bees and Pollination
OECD: Cost-benefit analysis and the environment
Synergies and trade-offs between adaptation, mitigation and agricultural productivity
Financing Climate Futures: Rethinking Infrastructure
The Guardian: Genetically modified animals: Despite its potential to battle disease and hunger, genetically engineered food is still controversial
Europe faces ‘biodiversity oblivion’ after collapse in French birds, experts warn
Aquacross: The business benefits of engaging with the Sustainable Development Goals
Review of Environmental Economics and Policy: Advance articles
Sustainability: Volume 10, Issue 6
The Generative Potential of Tensions within Belgian Agroecology
Environments: Issue 5, Issue 6
Climate: Volume 6, Issue 2
Water: Volume 10, Issue 6
Forests: Volume 9, Issue 6
Energies: Volume 11, Issue 6
Journal de l’environnement (FR): Une sortie du glyphosate laissée aux mains des professionnels


Borderlex: Newsletter July
Australia & NZ FTAs Special
Newsletter June
Comment: The WTO can be reformed with or without the US
IEG Policy: Trump trade moves muddy outlook for US-China, NAFTA talks
Nature: US – Chinese trade war puts scientists in the cross hairs
Science in East Asia – by the numbers
OECD: International Migration Outlook 2018
New OECD work on the state of trade facilitation reforms around the world
Policy Coherence for Sustainable Development 2018
Bruegel: China’s new role in the global economy
IPPR: Building the workforce of the future: Learning from Grow with Google
Bridges weekly: Volume 22, Number 23
Volume 22, Number 22
Volume 22, Number 21
WTO Members Intensify Debate Over Resolving Appellate Body Impasse
CESifo Economic Studies: Advance articles
Volume 62, Issue 2
Economies: Volume 6 Issue 2
CESifo Economic Studies: Advance articles
ECDPM: Weekly Compass 8 May 22 May
The Review of Economic Studies: Volume 85 Issue 3, July
Advance articles
European Review of Economic History: Advance articles
The Economist: Rulers of the world: read Karl Marx!
World Economic Forum: These charts show where the world’s refugees came from in 2017 – and where they’re heading
The two big uncertainties shaping our future


Les controverses européennes à Bergerac (10 -12 Juillet): Programme
Agri-business Intelligence: Webinar – A watch list for buyers: Potential market-movers for grains and oilseeds in 2018 (11 July)
CMCC – Bioecon webinar: Improving the design of Payment for Ecosystem Services Schemes (17 July)  Register
RISE Foundation: The Future of European Livestock (13 September)
OECD: Competition workshops (2018)

With acknowledgements to IEG Policy, Politico, CAP, Euractiv, Centre d ‘études et de prospective,, FranceAgriMer and Tomás Garcia Azcárate (EAGRA)

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