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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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1. KEY DOCUMENTS

EC: Competition/Agriculture: Commission publishes first report on application of competition rules in the agricultural sector
Report
Commission staff working document
EC: Endocrine disruptors: A strategy for the future that protects EU citizens and the environment
Commission Communication on endocrine disruptors: Questions and Answers
Communication
→→IEG Policy: Commission adopts communication on endocrine disruptors
→→Le Monde (FR): La « stratégie » de l’UE pour minimiser l’exposition aux perturbateurs endocriniens
EC: EU Farm Economic overview (based on 2016 and 2016 FADN data)
Press release: Latest report shows income increase in the EU farming sector
→→IEG Policy: CAP subsidies account for almost a third of EU farming incomes
→→→Commission report shows increase in EU farming incomes
→→→UK farmers have most valuable holdings in the EU
EC – Eurostat: Farm Structure Survey 2016
Eurostat – Statistics explained: Farm structure statistics – December 2015 data
Eurostat – Press release: Farm structure survey 2016 – Of the 10.3 million farms in the EU, two thirds are less than 5 ha in size – Only 11% of farm managers are under 40 years old
IEG Policy: Rental prices for EU farmland have risen by a quarter over the last decade
→→Family members perform three-quarters of EU farm work
→→Majority of EU farms remains small in terms of size and production – Eurostat
EC: A sustainable bioeconomy for Europe: strengthening the connection between economy, society and the environment (updated paper)
Speech by Commissioner Hogan at Conference on Revised EU Bioeconomy Strategy
→→ENRD: Rural Bioeconomy portal
→→IEG Policy: CAP strategic plans must include national bioeconomy strategies – Phil Hogan
→→→Food systems should be ‘integral part’ of EU bioeconomy strategies
→→→Bio-economy aims to help the farming community diversify revenue sources
→→Eur Activ: EU emphasises ‘ecological limitations’ of new bioeconomy plan
USDA: World Agricultural supply and demand estimates (WASDE) 2018
FAO: Food Outlook – Biannual Report on Global Food Markets, November 2018
INRA: Land use and food security in 2050 : a narrow road (study)
IEG Policy: Agricultural area decreased the most in Europe out of all OECD countries 

2. DOSSIERS

2.1. TOWARDS THE CAP BEYOND 2020

A. MFF POST 2020: PROPOSALS AND GENERAL COMMENTS

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
→Austrian Presidency: Multiannual Financial Framework (2021-2027) : State of play or here 
Outcome of the Council Meeting of 16 October
EP: Draft opinion on the proposal for a Council regulation on the Multiannual Financial Framework 2021-2027 – Parliament’s position with a view to an agreement – Committee on Budgets
Draft opinion (Peter Jahr) on the Interim report on MFF 2021-2027 – Committee on Agriculture
Oral question of Czesław Adam Siekierski, on behalf of the Committee on Agriculture and Rural Development, on the Common agricultural policy (CAP) financing
News – Long-term EU budget: MEPs lay down funding priorities post-2020 budget
European Parliament resolution of 30 May 2018 on the 2021-2027 multiannual financial framework and own resources
European Courts of Auditors (ECA): The Commission’s proposal for the 2021-2027 Multiannual Financial Framework – Briefing Paper
Ministers of Agriculture from Finland – France – Greece – Ireland – Portugal – Spain : Joint Memorandum on the future MFF / CAP
CAP Reform: Member State CAP allocations and progress on the MFF
EU Observer: The big European budget battle – who is fighting for what?
Terra Nova (FR): Budget européen 2021-2027 : doter l’Europe des moyens de nos ambitions

B. CAP PROPOSALS & OFFICIAL DOCUMENTS

EC: Legal texts and factsheets
EU budget: the Common Agricultural Policy beyond 2020
Memo
Press release
CAP Strategic Plans Regulation (COM (2018) 392)  Annexes
→→Horizontal / financing regulation (COM (2018) 393) Annex
CMO regulation (COM (2018) 394)
EC: European Commission communicates new CAP proposals on the ground
EC: Remarks by Commissioner Phil Hogan on Simplification and Subsidiarity, July AGRI Council, Brussels
Speech by Commissioner Phil Hogan at Meeting with German Federal and Regional Agriculture Ministers
LinkedIn: CAP objectives explained: Ensuring viable farm income (Tassos Haniotis)
Council: Future of the CAP post 2020
AGRIFISH Council conclusions 18 June
Finnish Delegation: Conditionality: Finding a simpler way to ensure environmental performance (position paper)
EP – AGRI Committee: Future of EU farming: Debate on reform proposals with Parliament’s rapporteurs
AGRI Draft reports
Draft report on the HZR proposal (New regulation on the financing, management and monitoring of the CAP) (Muller report)
Draft report on the CMO amending proposals (Andrieu report) (FR version)
→→Agence Europe: European Parliament rapporteurs to present draft reports on CAP post-2020 on 21 November
EP – Research for AGRI: Briefing on ‘Towards the Common Agricultural Policy beyond 2020: comparing the reform package with the current regulations’ : Think Tank publication & Research4Agri Blog
Briefing
Annex (Dashboards)
EP – Research for AGRI: Workshop on ‘The CAP beyond 2020: appraisal of the EC legislative proposals’
The CAP Strategic Plans beyond 2020: assessing the architecture and governance issues in order to achieve the EU wide objectives – Slides
The CAP support beyond 2020: assessing the future structure of Direct payments and Rural Development interventionsSlides
The sectoral approach in the CAP beyond and possible options to improve the EU food value chain Slides
EP-EPRS: CAP horizontal regulation: Financing, management and monitoring of the common agricultural policy for 2021-2027
LIFE programme for 2021-2027: Financing environmental and climate objectives
European Court of Auditors (ECA): Special report no 10/2018: Basic Payment Scheme for farmers – operationally on track, but limited impact on simplification, targeting and the convergence of aid levels
Briefing paper: Future of the CAP
Opinion 7/2018 concerning Commission proposals for regulations relating to the Common Agricultural Policy for the post-2020 period or here
→→IEG Policy: EU auditors slam Commission’s CAP reform plan for falling short of ambitions and objectives
→→Arc2020: ARC Exclusive – Auditors Heavily Criticise Commission’s CAP Plans
Federal Ministry of Food and Agriculture (BMEL) – Scientific advisory boards: For an EU Common Agricultural Policy serving the public good after 2020: Fundamental questions and recommendations
French Ministry of Agriculture (FR): Déclaration commune de FR et DE sur la future PAC
→German Ministry of Agriculture (DE): Common declaration of FR and DE on the future CAP
Reuters: France, Germany call for stable EU farm budget post-Brexit
→Euractiv: Berlin joins opposition to EU Commission’s proposed cuts for CAP 

C. LATEST REACTIONS AND CONTRIBUTIONS

IEG Policy: CAP Strategic Plans regulation will lead to “accountability gap”, academics warn
CAP operational programmes would help regulate dairy sector
Direct payments will remain “untargeted” and “unequal” after 2020, says academic
2018 summer drought shows the need for CAP to deliver on climate change – Hogan
Direct payments need to be better targeted to reflect new priorities beyond farm income
CAP reform should extend vine planting rights – EFOW
Slovenia will “resist” cuts in Rural Development funding, says Agriculture Minister
CAP reform: State aid rules and the CAP 2020 legislation
Market and trade effects of the next CAP reform
Evaluating the legislative basis for the new CAP Strategic Plans
CEETTAR (European Organisation of Agricultural, Rural and Forestry Contractors): CAP Reform: CEETTAR pleads for a definition of land-based contractors
IEG Policy: Post 2020 CAP should include definition of land-based contractors
European Review of Agricultural Economics: Employment effects of CAP payments in the UK non-farm economy
Arc2020: Ensuring an environmentally aware CAP: A battle of measures
How Farm Policy Can Attract and Keep Young and New Entrants
World Bank: Poverty, Inequality, and Agriculture in the EU (Policy Research Working paper)
IEG Policy: CAP payments have helped to reduce poverty and inequality – study
Independent.ie – Farm Ireland: Commission won’t approve state aid without more measures for young and retiring farmers – Hogan
VOX – CEPR Policy Portal: The Common Agricultural Policy beyond 2020: How to avoid seven more years of money for nothing
→IEG Policy: Direct payments likely to remain “enormous waste of resources” after 2020, researchers warn
Wikiagri (FR): Future Pac, Jean-Marie Séronie pour un premier pilier axé sur la gestion des risques et des soutiens à l’actif
Agroéconomie (FR): Demain une PAC encore commune?

2.2. PREPARING COP24: LATEST DOCUMENTS ON CLIMATE CHANGE ISSUES

COP24 – Katowice: UN Climate Summit 3- 14 December
→EPRS – briefing: COP24 climate change conference in Katowice
EP: Resolution of 25 October 2018 on the 2018 UN Climate Change Conference in Katowice, Poland (COP24)
News Paris agreement: MEPs call for stepping up EU climate commitments
→→ Bridges: EU Parliament Pushes for Tougher Emissions Reduction Targets for 2030
IPCC: https://www.ipcc.ch/index.htm
Global warming of 1.5 °C – An IPCC special report on the impacts of global warming of 1.5 °C above pre-industrial levels
Summary for policymakers
→→ICTSD – Bridges Weekly: IPCC Report Demonstrates Disastrous Risks from Climate Change, Calls for Scaling Up Global Action
→→World Economic Forum: What difference would just half a degree of global warming make?
→→Eur Activ: ‘Most important years in history’: Major UN report sounds last-minute climate alarm
→→→The good, the bad and the ugly: The IPCC special report on global warming of 1.5°C
→→→Human activities to suffer dramatically from 2°C increase
→→Climate Research: Biophysical and economic implications for agriculture of +1.5° and +2.0°C global warming using AgMIP Coordinated Global and Regional Assessments
Nu3: Food Carbon print index 2018
→IEG Policy: Study calculates CO2 emitted by food production in each country
London School of Economics and Political Science: Aligning national and international climate targets (report)
→Eur Activ: Only 16 countries meet their commitment to Paris Agreement, new study finds
Nature – Climate Change: Options for keeping the food system with environmental limits
Impact of anthropogenic CO2 emissions on global nutrition
→→IFPRI: The effect of climate change across food systems: Implications for nutrition outcomes
→→IEG Policy: Feeding 10 billion people by 2050 can be done within planetary limits – study
→→IFPRI: Options for keeping the food system within environmental limits
→→Carbon Brief: Rising CO2 levels could push ‘hundreds of millions’ into malnutrition by 2050
→→Palgrave Communications: Economic shifts in agricultural production and trade due to climate change
→→Phys.org: Climate change will reshape the world’s agricultural trade
→→Science: Increase in crop losses to insect pests in a warming climate
→→Le Monde (FR): Les émissions de CO2 menacent notre alimentation
Changing Markets: Growing the Good: The Case For Low-Carbon Transition in the Food Sector
→Eur Activ: Governments lack policies to support food sector in low carbon transition – report
EC – EU Science Hub: EC: Worrying effects of accelerating climate change on the Mediterranean Basin (study)
European Environment Agency (EEA): Climate change and water — Warmer oceans, flooding and droughts
European Climate Foundation: Net Zero 2050 – A vision and evidence base for the transition to net-zero emission societies in Europe and beyond, by mid-century at the latest
Net Zero 2050 : Zero emissions pathways to the Europe we want
Eur Activ: Net zero emissions feasible by 2050 if EU economy goes cross-sectoral, new report says
World Economic Forum: They won this year’s Nobel for economics. Here’s why their work matters
Our World in Data: CO₂ and other Greenhouse Gas Emissions
Global inequalities in CO₂ emissions
Gro Intelligence: Climate Turns in Argentina’s Favor as New Soybean Crop Is Planted
IEG Policy: Denmark should shift to “agriculture without animals” to cut emissions, says professor
Eur Activ: Behind-the-curtain of the EU’s 2050 climate plan
BBC: Trump: Climate change scientists have ‘political agenda’
Vimeo – AFD (FR): Peut-on encore limiter le réchauffement de la planète à 1,5°C ?
Eur Activ (FR): Des satellites au secours du climat
En coulisse, la bataille pour le climat fait rage

2.3. BREXIT UPDATES:

GENERAL ISSUES
Council: European Council 18/10/2018
European Council conclusions
EP – PD: 2018 Brexit Budgetary Briefing
EP – EPRS: Brexit negotiations – Briefing
EC: Speech by Michel Barnier at the closing session of Eurochambre’s European Parliament of Enterprises 2018
EU Observer: Brexit deal ‘within reach’ says Barnier
Politico: Michel Barnier: UK could reapply for EU membership once it is ‘a third country’
4 takeaways from the Brexit crunch that wasn’t
Brexit divorce agreement collapses after Raab and Barnier meet
UK Parliament: Case for a Referendum on the Outcome of EU Withdrawal Negotiations
Future trade with the EU: Mutual recognition
A User’s Guide to the Meaningful VoteGuide
→→House of Commons Library: The ‘meaningful vote’: A user’s guide
European Policy Centre – The Wonk: Brexit: When the music has to stop
Eur Activ: The Brief – How meaningful can a Brexit vote be?
EU to offer Irish border compromise in Brexit talks – sources
EU’s Barnier says ‘yes’, Irish border issue could sink Brexit deal
May and EU consider extending transition to break Brexit impasse
French businesses prepare for no-deal Brexit
ICTSD – Bridges Weekly: Brexit Process Enters Pivotal Phase As Leaders Debate Options for “Backstop”
Cambridge 2018 – Ivan Rogers: Britain’s former Brussels representative unpacks the consequences

AGRICULTURAL ISSUES
Council: Draft Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council on the Apportionment of Tariff Rate Quotas following the Withdrawal of the United Kingdom
IEG Policy: Council agrees position on TRQs after Brexit
UK Parliament: Time short for addressing urgent Brexit challenges for NI farming
World Trade Organisation Update: Written statement – HCWS1034
→→ IEG Policy: UK to enter into negotiations with WTO partners on Goods Schedule after TRQ objections
→→ Extending the Brexit ‘transition’ has a by-product: more time to sort out tariff quotas
UK Parliament – House of Lords: Brexit and plant and animal biosecurity (report)
UK Food and Drink Federation (FDF): Q3 2018 Food & Drink Business Confidence Survey
Global Meat News: No-deal Brexit would ‘damage’ British poultry industry
The Conversation: Rise of the ‘megafarms’: how UK agriculture is being sold off and consolidated
IEG Policy: The Brexit end-game: examining possible outcomes for the agri-food sector
New US trade deal with Canada and Mexico should put UK food sector on red alert
New packaging tax and prospect of “no deal” Brexit burden UK food industry
No longer-term guarantees for UK agricultural support, ministers admit
Animal exports could stop temporarily under no-deal Brexit, Lords committee hears
No-deal Brexit ‘dangerous’ for UK livestock industry, say industry experts
Gove ensures farm funding will not be “Barnett-ised” after Brexit
UK fruit and vegetable sector “likely to contract” after Brexit, says government adviser

3. EUROPEAN COMMISSION AND OTHER EUROPEAN INSTITUTIONS

Council – Austrian Presidency:
Priorities
Keynote address before the European Parliament – presentation of the Austrian Presidency’s priorities
Programme of the Austrian Presidency
Council: Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM), 18-19/10/2018
EP – EPRS: The EU and Asia – Briefing
Council: EU action to restrict plastic pollution: Council agrees its position
→EP: News – Plastic Oceans: MEPs back EU ban on throwaway plastics by 2021
EC: Published initiatives
EC: Contribute law making (New ‘Better regulation’ portal and REFIT platform)  &
EC: Corrigendum to Regulation (EU) 2018/848 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 30 May 2018 on organic production and labelling of organic products and repealing Council Regulation (EC) No 834/2007 (OJ L 262 of 19 October 2018)
Corrigendum to Regulation (EU) 2018/848 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 30 May 2018 on organic production and labelling of organic products and repealing Council Regulation (EC) No 834/2007 (OJ L 260 of 17 October 2018)
Regulation (EU) 2018/848 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 30 May 2018 on organic production and labelling of organic products and repealing Council Regulation (EC) No 834/2007
EC: European Citizens’ Initiative: Commission registers ‘Mandatory food labelling Non-Vegetarian / Vegetarian / Vegan’ initiative’
Official Register
→IEG Policy: Europe-wide petition demanding vegan and vegetarian labelling to launch
EC – Speeches: Keynote Address by Commissioner Phil Hogan at Copa-Cogeca Farmers Congress 2018, Linz, Austria
EC: Monitoring EU agri-food trade: Development until August 2018
IEG Policy: EU exports are stable with wine, sugar and spirits performing well
EC: Report: EU trade agreements deliver on growth and jobs, support sustainable development
Report on implementation of EU Free Trade Agreements 2017
→→IEG Policy: EU releases second annual report on state of its free trade agreements
EC: Chafea – Promotion of agricultural products
Simple and Multi programmes
Commission decision on simple programmes 2018
→→IEG Policy: Commission disburses €172 million to promote EU agri-food products in and outside the EU
EC: European Commission state aid decision to cover damages caused by wolves and other protected animals
IEG Policy: Commission amends state aid rules to fully reimburse damage to farmers caused by wild animals
EC: Brazil – Residues and contaminants in live animals and animal products (Audit Report)
→IEG Policy: Brazil will extend antibiotic tests on meat after critical EU report
EC: EU farm policy (CAP) – evaluation of its impacts on habitats, landscapes and biodiversity – Roadmap
EU farm policy (CAP) – evaluation of its impacts on water – Roadmap
EC: Food safety – Draft implementing decision on crisis management plan for food animal feed
Food safety – Plant Health – Draft implementing directive on import rules to protect plants
Food safety – Plant Health – Draft implementing regulation on minimum plant health checks on plants
EC: Mid-term evaluation of the EU-Africa fund – Roadmap
EC: Vertical Block Exemption Regulation – Evaluation Roadmap
EC: Nitrates Directive – Latest Commission implementing report
→IEG Policy: Agriculture main cause of “poor chemical condition” of Germany’s groundwater – NGO
→→Commission sends Italy and Spain a warning over nitrate pollution
EC – EU Science Hub: Towards the reduction of added sugars in food
EC – Eurostat: Sales of pesticides by type of pesticide
Pesticide sales
News – Sales of pesticides in the EU
→→IEG Policy: Spain, France and Italy have highest pesticide sales in the EU
→→→MEP calls for more action on sustainable pesticide use
European Medicines Agency (EMA): Sales of veterinary antimicrobial agents in 30 European countries in 2016 – Trends from 2010 to 2016
JRC: Newsletter, November 2018
EP: AGRI Committee Newsletter
AGRI meetings – documents 
 →AGRI Hearings – A comparative analysis of global agricultural policies. Lessons for Europe? – 25-09-2017 – Video
Research for AGRI – Updates
Research for AGRI – News, October 2018
Research for AGRI – Urban and Peri-urban Agriculture in the EU
EP: Draft Resolution on the proposal for a directive of the European Parliament and of the Council on unfair trading practices in business-to-business relationships in the food supply chain
News – Food supply chain: A step closer to ending unfair trading
EP procedure file
Legislative train schedule
→→IEG Policy: De Castro gets green light to start talks on UTPs law
→→→Consumer group calls on MEPs to reject bid to start talks with Council on UTPs
→EuroCommerce: Make sure UTP negotiations help farmers – and consumers
UTP Directive in European Parliament plenary: Frontal attack on retailers will hurt consumers and do nothing for farmers
→→IEG Policy: Retailers’ chief calls on MEPs not to let talks with Council start on UTP law
EP: Resolution on animal welfare, antimicrobial use and the environmental impact of industrial broiler farming (25 October)
News – Broiler welfare: Parliament calls for better industrial poultry farming
→→EG Policy: MEPs adopt resolution to up the welfare of broiler chickens
→→→Labelling of processed poultry from third countries should be mandatory, say MEPs
EP: Research for REGI Committee – Externalities of Cohesion Policy
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
Pigmeat latest updates
Beef and veal dashboard
Meat latest updates
EC: EU Sugar Market Observatory
Dashboard
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

4. AGRI-FOOD ISSUES

IEG Policy: News

FAO: Food Price Index
World Food Situation
IEG Policy: Food prices fall in October led by dairy and meat
AMIS: Market Monitor – Issues
Market Monitor No 63, November 2018
One Soil: Interactive map with AI detecting fields and crops
→IEG Policy: Precision farming start-up shares free agricultural data for 43 countries
COPA – COGECA: Press release – Back to normal for the European wine-growing sector following historic low in 2017
YouTube
→→IEG Policy: EU wine production back to normal after historic 2017 low
Global Panel: Preventing nutrient loss and waste across the food system: Policy actions for high-quality diets (Policy Brief No 12, November 2018)
VOX – CEPR Policy Portal: The impacts of export taxes on agricultural trade
ETC Group: Blocking the chain : Industrial food chain concentration, Big Data platforms and food sovereignty solutions
OECD: Innovation, Agricultural Productivity and Sustainability in China
The Economic Effects of Public Stockholding Policies for Rice in Asia
World Economic Forum: Nearly half our calories come from just 3 crops. This needs to change
These super crops could help tackle global hunger
Is that a farm on your roof? Agriculture is thriving in some unexpected places
China has made a shocking food production discovery – electro culture
How can we make entrepreneurship serve the greater good?
Choices Magazine (AAEA): Engaging Consumers in the Dynamic Local Foods Marketplace
America’s Dairy Industry Facing Difficulties from Long-Running Structural Changes
IPES-Food: Latest reports
Breaking away from industrial food and farming systems: Seven case studies of agroecological transition (report)
From unity to diversity: A paradigm shift from industrial agriculture to diversified agroecological systems
KU Leuven – LICOS: Jobs and Agricultural Policy: Impact of the Common Agricultural Policy on EU Agricultural Employment, LICOS Discussion Papers
→Centre d’études et de prospective (CEP) (FR): Évaluation de l’impact de la PAC sur les flux de main-d’œuvre agricole
Wageningen University & Research: Unfair Trading Practices in the Food Chain: Regulating Right?
Newsletter October 2018
TSC – The Sustainable Consortium: TSC Impact report 2018 Transparent Food Supply Chains 
Kantar World Panel: Newsletter October 2018
November 2018
American Journal of Agricultural Economics: Advance articles
European Review of Agricultural Economics: Advance articles
Volume 45, Issue 5
Agroinsurance: World News Summary, October 2018
IFPRI: Compact 2025 End Hunger and Undernutrition – 10 October 2018
24 October 2018
7 November 2018
Unraveling reforms? Cotton in the 2018 Farm Bill
AFD (Agence Française de Développement): Waste, how much does it cost?
CIHEAM: Newsletter
Agriculture: Volume 8, Issue 10
Foods: Volume 7, Issue 10
Gro Intelligence: Gro Intelligence Weekly – 12 October
Lentils and Chickpeas: How Does Your Superfood Grow?
Canada’s Spring Wheat Seeing Lower Yields, Higher Production
SOL: Alea iacta es: how Spanish olives will force a radical change of the CAP (J. Berthelot) (FR)
Eur Activ: Ecuador to rally banana exporters to fight hard discounter Aldi
Agriculture expert: Like organic, transition to digital farming needs support
Food Tank: Seeds of Resistance, Harvests of Hope: Farmers Halt a Land Grab in Mozambique
ENRD: Newsletter October 2018
Corteva Agriscience: Women in Agriculture Say Barriers to Equality Persist, Removal Could Take Decades, Study Reveals
→IEG Policy: Women in agriculture still face “widespread” gender discrimination – study
Citizens for Science in Pesticide Regulation – A European Coalition: Manifesto
IEG Policy: Coalition calls for change to EU pesticides’ approval rules
Arc2020: November Newsletter
October Newsletter
→→Too Much, Too Soon. Why Switzerland Voted Against a More Sustainable Food System
→→If Not Meat Then What? Climate Change, Regenerative Ag and Viable Rural Areas
International Olive Council: Market Newsletter, October (FR)
Eco-Logical: Spanish Organic sector 2018
Farmlandgrab.org: China hungers for Brazil’s grain
US CRS – Latest publications: Agriculture and Related Agencies: FY2019 Appropriations
Expiration of the 2014 Farm Bill
Expiration of the 2014 Farm Bill: Some Potential Implications
→→Farm Policy News: Expiration of the 2014 Farm Bill, CRS Report
→→Agricultural Economic Insight: Similar Farm Bill Choices, Different Farm Economy
Farm Policy News (US):

Farmdoc Daily (US):

USDA – ERS: Amber Waves
New National Menu Labeling Provides Information Consumers Can Use To Help Manage Their Calorie Intake
An Exploration of Crop Markets: A Deeper Look Into the USDA Crop Baseline Projections (ERS report)
→→Farm Policy News: ERS Report- “An Exploration of Crop Markets: A Deeper Look Into the USDA Crop Baseline Projections”
US Meat Export Federation: Statistics 2018
Food and Water Watch (US): Coalition letter to Members of US Congress requesting ‘Food and Agribusiness Merger Moratorium and Antitrust Review Act of 2018’
One Illinois (US): Soybeans face long-term decline. Trump trade war pushes China to buy from Brazil, Argentina
Open Democracy: The US-China trade war and Brazil
Politico: Trump tariffs lead to bleak 2019 farm forecasts

Global Meat: News

Dairy Reporter: News

The Beef Site Newsletter & The Dairy Site Newsletter
FARM – Le blog de la Fondation (FR): Un monde agricole désarticulé (Bertrand Hervieu)
Académie d’Agriculture de France: Biologie de synthèse et agronomie
Centre d’études et de prospective (CEP) (FR): Bulletin de veille 16/10/2018
FranceAgriMer (FR): Web site & Actualite
Filière sucre
Info riz
Bilan vin effervescent 2017
Note de conjoncture plantes aromatiques
Agrisalon (FR): À la une
Le soja affecté par la guerre commerciale sino-américaine
Mais et soja plient avec la météo et les ventes américaines
Les frets secs déraillent, les pétroliers grimpent
Que mangerons nous en 2050 ? L’agroalimentaire face à ses tiraillements
Terre Net (FR): « Les aides Pac actuelles disparaîtront un jour » (Jean-Marie Séronie)
Revue Laitière Française (FR): Newsletter octobre
Pleinchamp.com: L’agriculture urbaine face à la réglementation, Fiscalité-Juridique
AgrIDées (FR): Le Haut Conseil de la Coopération Agricole : une journée sur la gouvernance des coopératives
La « loi agriculture et alimentation », censurée uniquement pour ses « cavaliers »!
Eur Activ (FR): Opération anti-accaparement foncier en Auvergne Rhône-Alpes
Reporterre (FR): La ferme où les robots remplacent les paysans
Racine – Flash Info (FR): Décodage de la Loi “pour l’équilibre des relations commerciales dans le secteur agricole et alimentaire et une alimentation saine et durable
Le Figaro (FR): Loi anti-gaspillage alimentaire : quel bilan après 18 mois?
Contre le fléau du gaspillage alimentaire, un collège installe «une table de troc»

5. ENVIRONMENTAL ISSUES

INRA: Towards chemical pesticide-free agriculture (Report)
→IEG Policy: Paper maps route for transition to pesticide-free farming
Nature Communications: Diverging importance of drought stress for maize and winter wheat in Europe
Nature sustainability: The water footprint of different diets within European subnational geographical entities
Global Food Security: The role of trade in the greenhouse gas footprints of EU diets
→IEG Policy: Trade in agri-food products has “marginal” share in EU food emissions – study
Eur Activ: The Brief – Climate cabal
‘Risk data hub’ to enhance EU resilience to climate hazards
Drinks giants rail against EU bottle cap plan
Behind-the-curtain of the EU’s 2050 climate plan
OECD: Global Material Resources Outlook to 2060. Economic Drivers and Environmental Consequences
Science Magazine: Pesticide affects social behaviour of bees
Neonicotinoid exposure disrupts bumblebee nest behaviour, social networks and thermoregulation
Global pattern of nest predators is disrupted by climate change in shorebirds
ICTSD: Emerging Opportunities for the Application of Blockchain in the Agri-food Industry
Gro Intelligence: How Scientists Are Helping Farm Crops Adapt to Climate Change
Review of Environmental Economics and Policy: Advance articles
Sustainability: Volume 10, Issue 10
Environments: Issue 5, Issue 10
Water: Volume 10, Issue 10
Forests: Volume 9, Issue 10
Energies: Volume 11, Issue 10
The Guardian: Air pollution is the new tobacco. Time to tackle this epidemic
Ban entire pesticide class to protect children’s health, experts say
Fruit, veg and family life – why Spaniards are living longer
Natures, Sciences, Sociétés (FR): Regards d’écologues sur le premier site naturel de compensation français

6. OTHER ISSUES

EC: EU – Vietnam Trade agreement
Commission presents EU-Vietnam trade deal for conclusion
Center for Science in the Public Interest: European Union Issues Crucial Ruling on Regulating Gene-Edited Organisms as GMOs
→Cornell – Alliance for Science: EU will regulate gene-edited organisms as GMO
→EU Law Analysis: EU law and genetic mutations: does a recent CJEU ruling show an irrational fear of mutation?
→Science Media Centre: Expert reaction to Court of Justice of the European Union ruling that GMO rules should cover plant genome editing techniques
WTO: International statement on agricultural applications of precision biotechnology – Communication from Argentina, Brazil, Canada, Guatemala, Honduras, Paraguay, and the USA
→IEG Policy: Perdue lauds work at WTO to facilitate biotech regulation
Sustainable Pulse: The Creator of GMO Potatoes Reveals The Dangerous Truth – Exclusive Interview
IEG Policy: EU Ombudsman probes Commission refusal to review decision on GM crops
VIB: European scientists unite to safeguard precision breeding for sustainable agriculture
ECDC (European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control) – The Lancet: Attributable deaths and disability-adjusted life-years caused by infections with antibiotic-resistant bacteria in the EU and the European Economic Area in 2015: a population-level modelling analysis and here
Fast Company: Why the cooperative model needs to be at the heart of our new economy
Notre Europe –Jacques DelorsInstitute: Spitzenkandidaten: L’Infography (FR)
→European Parliament 2019: The Parliament and Europe to come (FR)
EU and US sanctions: which sovereignty?
Social Europe: from slogan to reality
Friends of Europe: EU – Africa High Level Group of personalities – For strategic and effective EU – Africa relations
Econpol: Newsletter – Global trade and protectionism – what next for the EU?
European Journal of International Law: Volume 29, Issue 3
Our World in Data: Newsletter
Now it is possible to take stock – did the world achieve the Millennium Development Goals?
Twice as long – life expectancy around the world
UKTPO: The Real Donald Trump: A Free Trader in Protectionist Clothing or Vice Versa?
World Bank: World Bank’s Income Groups
EU Observer: A deep dive into the EU regional funds
Eur Activ; Expert: US-China dispute ‘is not a trade but economic war’
IEG Policy: Global repercussions as new trans-Pacific trade deal enters into force
WTO reform needed but not everything targeted by the ‘Ottawa 13’ is in crisis
Clashes emerge at WTO session on US metals duties, Chinese intellectual property rules
Efforts to reform the WTO intensify, but can key players be persuaded?
Gov.UK: Impact assessment of the EU-Japan economic partnership agreement (EPA) on the UK
OECD: Trade News
Trade Policy and Global Economy. Scenario 1 : Reducing tariffs
Trade Policy and Global Economy. Scenario 2 : Increasing tariffs
ICTSD – Bridges weekly: Volume 22, Number 37, 8 November 2018 – US Midterm Elections: Incoming Congress to Face Slate of Trade Policy Considerations
Volume 22, Number 36, 1 November
Volume 22, Number 35, 25 October
Volume 22, Number 34, 18 October
Volume 22, Number 33, 11 October
WTO Modernisation: Ministers Arrive in Ottawa for High-level Trade Talks
Borderlex: Newsletter 29 October
Newsletter 16 October
Eur Activ: China responds to Trump’s barriers by opening its wallet
AmCham EU: Weekly
CESifo Economic Studies: Advance articles
Newsletter
The Review of Economic Studies: Advance articles
European Review of Economic History: Advance articles

7. EVENTS

IATP Webinar: “New NAFTA”: New red tape for regulators? (16 November)
Bird Life / NABU / EEB: How a bill becomes a better CAP?, International Workshop, Brussels, 22/11/2018
Politico: Agriculture & Food Summit 2018 (Paris, 27 November 2018) Registration
ELO: Biodiversity Conference and European Bee Award (4 December) Registration and agenda of Conference
Public Policy Exchange: Food Safety in EU (29 January 2019)
EAEE: Agricultural Land Markets – Recent Developments, Efficiency and Regulation (EAEE Seminar) (4-5 April 2019)
EAAE -EC – JRC: 172nd European Association of Agricultural Economists (EAAE) Seminar: Agricultural policy for the environment or environmental policy for agriculture? (28-29 May 2019, Brussels)
Area: Prix area 2018
OECD: Competition workshops (2018)

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


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