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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: Report on the implementation of the Common Monitoring and Evaluation Framework and first results on the performance of the Common Agricultural Policy (COM (2018) 790)

Reduction of poverty rates in rural areas among findings of CAP assessment

CAP Indicators

EC: Proposal for a Regulation amending Regulations (EU) No 1305/2013 and (EU) No 1307/2013 as regards certain rules on direct payments and support for rural development in respect of the years 2019 and 2020 (COM (2018) 817)

COP24 – Katowice: UN Climate Summit 3- 14 December

→→Meetings

→→Documents & decisions

→EP: International Climate Negotiations – Issues at stake in view of the COP 24 UN Climate Change Conference in Katowice and beyond (study)

→→EPRS – briefing: COP24 climate change conference in Katowice

→EC: 2050 long-term strategy

→→Communication – A clean planet for all – A European strategic long-term vision for a prosperous, modern, competitive and climate neutral economy (COM (2018) 773, 28 November)

→→Press release – The Commission calls for a climate neutral Europe by 2050

→→→IEG Policy: Commission adopts low emission economic strategy and defines role of farming

→→→EU Observer: Climate-neutral EU by 2050 needs us to change lifestyle

→→→→CO2 storage still needed for carbon-neutral EU in 2050

→→→Eur Activ: New EU plan comes out fighting for ‘climate neutrality’ by 2050

→→→→EU’s 2050 climate plan sees ‘benefits of up to 2% of GDP’

→EC: Climate change on your plate

→EC: Report on the implementation of the EU Strategy on adaptation to climate change (COM (2018) 738, 12 November)

→→EC Staff Working document – Adaptation preparedness scoreboard Country (COM (2018) 460, 12 November)

→EC – JRC: Climate change: the human and economic outlook for Europeans

→→Climate impacts in Europe

→EP: Resolution of 25 October 2018 on the 2018 UN Climate Change Conference in Katowice, Poland (COP24)

→EP – Pol Dep A: Study on ‘ International Climate Negotiations. Issues at stake in view of the COP 24 UN Climate Change Conference in Katowice and beyond’

→→At a glance – International Climate Negotiations

→European Environment Agency (EEA): Cooperation is key to improve climate change adaptation across Europe’s border regions

→OECD: OECD at UN Climate Change Conference (COP24)

→→Climate News

→→Can we reduce emissions without hurting jobs or a company’s financial performance?

→Springer Nature Climate Change: Broad threat to humanity from cumulative climate hazards intensified by greenhouse emissions

→ESRI: Cumulative exposure to climate change

IPCC:

→→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

→US National Climate Assessment (NCA): Fourth National Climate Assessment

→→Global Change.gov: Fourth National Climate Assessment

→→The New York Times: U.S. Climate Report Warns of Damaged Environment and Shrinking Economy

→→Phys.org: New climate report is ‘an immediate call to action’

→US Congressional Research Service (CRS): Green Climate Fund: Resource Mobilization, Recent Projects

→Science Magazine: Climate change and marine mass extinction https://www.sciencemagazinedigital.org/sciencemagazine/07_december_2018/MobilePagedReplica.action?u1=60044760&pm=2&folio=1112#pg32

→The Guardian: ‘We are last generation that can stop climate change’ – UN summit

→→We have 12 years to limit climate change catastrophe, warns UN

→Eur Activ: ‘Loss and Damage’ emerges as crunch item at COP24

→→COP24 diary – day #3

→→COP24 diary – day #5

→→COP24 diary – day #9

→→What will make a difference at COP24?

→→Europe stuck on climate ambition at COP24

→Eur Activ (FR): L’alimentation, coupable et victime du réchauffement

EC – JRC: New study: Trade supports over 36 million jobs across the EU

Press release – Factsheet – New report provides further evidence of link between trade and jobs

→→EU Exports to the World: Effects on Employment (1st report)

→→EU Exports to the World: Effects on Income (2nd report)

EC: The 2018 EU Agricultural Outlook conference – Documentation & videos

EU Agricultural outlook for markets and income 2018-2030 (report)

Text

→→IEG Policy: “Blockchain presents opportunities for farmers, but is not a panacea” – Agricultural Outlook Conference

→→→Digital technologies open “new dimension” in agriculture – Agricultural Outlook Conference

World Scientific: Agriculture & Food Systems to 2050. Global Trends, Challenges and Opportunities (e-book)

→→→Full book

→→Global Challenges for Future Food and Agricultural Policies (e-book – 2019)

2. DOSSIERS

2.1. TOWARDS THE CAP BEYOND 2020

MFF POST 2020: PROPOSALS AND GENERAL COMMENTS

EC: Multiannual Financial Framework 2021-2027

EU budget for the future

EC: EU budget for the future

Communication – Towards a swift agreement on a long-term budget for Europe’s priorities

Factsheet – Paving the way for a modern, balanced and fair budget

Council: Multiannual Financial Framework

→Austrian Presidency: Multiannual Financial Framework (2021-2027) : Policy debate (Update November 2018)

EP: Interim report on the Multiannual Financial Framework 2021-2027 – Parliament’s position with a view to an agreement (resolution of 14 November 2018)

News: Long-term EU budget: MEPs lay down funding priorities for post-2020 budget

→→IEG Policy: Parliament votes to maintain CAP funds in next EU budget

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

→→Politico: European Parliament approves Horizon Europe stance

European Courts of Auditors (ECA): The Commission’s proposal for the 2021-2027 Multiannual Financial Framework – Briefing Paper

Notre Europe – Jacques Delors Institute: Negotiating the next Multiannual Financial Framework in an electoral year: which consequences?

Food Drink Europe: Statement on the Multiannual Financial Framework

Politico: 5 big EU budget headaches

CAP PROPOSALS & OFFICIAL DOCUMENTS

EC: Legal texts and factsheets

EU budget: the Common Agricultural Policy beyond 2020

Memo

Press release

European Commission communicates new CAP proposals on the ground

→→CAP Strategic Plans Regulation (COM (2018) 392)  Annexes

→→Horizontal / financing regulation (COM (2018) 393) Annex

→→CMO regulation (COM (2018) 394)

Council: Future of the CAP post 2020

AGRIFISH Council conclusions 18 June

Austrian Presidency – CAP Strategic Plans – Progress report

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)

Draft report of CAP Plans (Esther Herranz report)

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 interventions  Slides

The sectoral approach in the CAP beyond and possible options to improve the EU food value chain Slides

EPRS: Briefing – CAP strategic plans

European Committee of Regions: Reform of the Common Agricultural Policy: Local and regional leaders call for a fair, sustainable and inclusive CAP

Press releaseRegions have to be back at the heart of the Common Agricultural Policy to meet the challenges ahead for Europe

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 Link

→→Eur Activ (FR): La Cour des comptes doute de l’ambition verte de la PAC

LATEST REACTIONS AND CONTRIBUTIONS

IEG Policy: Farming organisation meets MEP ahead of vote on CAP reform

→CAP reform: Update on the budgetary framework for the CAP post 2020 negotiations

NABU – BirdLife: Workshop 22 Nov ember on “How a bill becomes a better CAP” – Presentations

IEEP: CAP 2021-27: Proposals for increasing its environmental and climate ambition (study)

→CAP reform: How to improve the CAP’s environmental performance post 2020

Arc2020: CAP | Will Environment Committee Flex its New Found Muscles?

Baltic farmers’ organisations: Letter to President Juncker – The new MFF must end the unfair treatment of Baltic farmers

→IEG Policy: Baltic farmers issue letter asking EU institutions for convergence of CAP direct payments

→→Commission proposal for direct payments is “unacceptable”, says Lithuanian President

Primary Food Processors (PFP): PFP Position on the Future of Food & Farming

Eur Activ: Efficient spending at the roots of MEPs divisions over new CAP

EU official: Specific conditions will make agriculture spending more efficient

France hoping for a greener future CAP

(FR) Une nouvelle PAC plus flexible se profile

(FR) La PAC post-2020, un bégaiement en pire?

Politiques agricoles – Lucien Bourgeois (FR): La PAC permettrait une stratégie agroalimentaire française plus ambitieuse

Quelle politique pour l’agriculture?  

2.2. US – CHINA TRADE DISPUTE: LATEST NEWS:

US White House: Statement from the Press Secretary Regarding the President’s Working Dinner with China

Xinhuanet: Xi, Trump reach consensus, agree not to impose new additional tariffs

Diplomacy: Xi Jinping and Donald Trump agree to trade truce, no additional tariffs, China state media says

Farm Policy News: Weekend in Buenos Aires: USMCA Signed, and China Has Agreed to Start Purchasing Ag Products

Global Meat: US farmers set to benefit from China tariff cuts 

Eur Activ: Trump and Xi’s truce upholds watered down G20 communiqué

IEG Policy: More challenges to US steel, aluminium tariffs move forward at WTO

The Washington Post: US, China put brakes on trade dispute with cease-fire

VOX: The US and China reach a compromise — but the trade standoff is far from over

Europe Econpol: Who is Paying for the Trade War with China? (Policy Briefing)

2.3. BREXIT UPDATES:

GENERAL ISSUES

Council: Conclusions of special meeting of the European Council (Art. 50) (25 November 2018)

Political declaration setting out the framework for the future relationship between the European Union and the United Kingdom

Draft Agreement on the withdrawal of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland from the European Union and the European Atomic Energy Community

Communication – Preparing for the withdrawal of the United Kingdom from the European Union on 30 March 2019: a Contingency Action Plan (COM (2018) 880, 13/11/2018)

COREPER agreement on tariff rate quotas included in the WTO schedule of the Union following the withdrawal of the United Kingdom from the Union

EC: Press statement by Michel Barnier at the Plenary session of the European Parliament on the Article 50 negotiations with the United Kingdom (29 November)

Press statement by Michel Barnier following the General Affairs Council (Article 50)

Factsheet – Preparing for the withdrawal of the United Kingdom from the European Union on 30 March 2019

CommunicationPreparing for the withdrawal of the United Kingdom from the European Union on 30 March 2019: a Contingency Action Plan (COM/2018/880 final)

Negotiating documents on Article 50 negotiations with the United Kingdom

European Court of Justice (ECJ): Case C‑621/18 (Wightman and Others) on Article 50 TEU – The United Kingdom is free to revoke unilaterally the notification of its intention to withdraw from the EU

Advocate General proposes that the Court of Justice should declare that Article 50 TEU allows the unilateral revocation of the notification of the intention to withdraw from the EU

Case C-621/18

Judgement – Full text                   

→→IEG Policy: European Court of Justice confirms the UK can unilaterally cancel Brexit

→→→UK may unilaterally reverse Brexit decision, says ECJ judge

→→EU Observer: EU judges urged not to let Britain halt Brexit

→→Politico: UK can withdraw Brexit notification, ECJ rules

EP: EP Group leaders on Brexit: “the agreement is not open to renegotiation”

→IEG Policy: EU Parliament says Brexit agreement not open to renegotiation

Gov UK: Exiting the European Union – Publications

UK Parliament: Brexit: Withdrawal Agreement and Political Declaration report published by Lords Select Committee

Adjournment of the House of Lords Debate on the Withdrawal Agreement and Political Declaration

Brexit Committee’s united verdict on the Prime Minister’s deal: Uncertainty, not clarity

Response of business to Prime Minister’s Brexit deal

Brexit deal: Economic analyses

Brexit: a reading list of post-EU Referendum publications by the UK Parliament and the Devolved Assemblies (26 November)

The backstop explained

Brexit and the “meaningful vote”: The Final Countdown?

Brexit Glossary

Draft Withdrawal Agreement: 7 documents you should bookmark

Withdrawal Agreement: The financial settlement

Brexit and the economy: Government analysis of the long-term impact

Government’s White Paper scenario cannot be used to inform meaningful vote

Bank of England: EU withdrawal scenarios and monetary and financial stability. A response to the House of Commons Treasury Committee (report)

European Policy Centre (EPC): Brexit: From revelation to re-accession (discussion report)

UK Trade Policy Observatory (UKTPO): What should we make of the Government’s Brexit estimates?

The UK’s post-Brexit Trade Relationship with the European Union: Through a glass, darkly

The vulnerability of different parliamentary constituencies to Brexit economic shocks

IEG Policy: New services drafts edge the UK towards establishing its post-Brexit WTO position

Politico: Theresa May delays Brexit vote over risk of ‘significant’ defeat

Brexit: What happens next?

The Irish Times: EU agriculture chief Phil Hogan rails against Tory MP’s food threat

AGRICULTURAL ISSUES

IEG Policy: UK’s post-Brexit seasonal farm worker scheme is “fundamentally flawed”, says charity

Academic warns of “legal and cultural steps” within the EU to discourage UK food imports

IPPR: Brexit and the UK’s environmental ambitions

→IEG Policy: “Sustainable Economy Act” would keep UK food and environment standards high post-Brexit

IEEP: Emerging agricultural policy frameworks in the UK (Briefing)

COCERAL: Position Paper – Recommendations on Brexit and the Future of Trade Relations

Notre Europe – Jacques Delors Institute: Brexit

3. EUROPEAN COMMISSION AND OTHER EUROPEAN INSTITUTIONS

European Council: European Council meeting (13 and 14 December 2018)

Annotated draft agenda

Council – Austrian Presidency:

Priorities

Keynote address before the European Parliament – presentation of the Austrian Presidency’s priorities

Programme of the Austrian Presidency

Council: Regulation on veterinary medicinal products and repealing Directive 2001/82/EC

Regulation on the manufacture, placing on the market and use of medicated feed, amending Regulation (EC) No 183/2005 of the European Parliament and of the Council and repealing Council Directive 90/167/EEC

EC: Published initiatives

EC: Contribute law making (New ‘Better regulation’ portal and REFIT platform) &

EC: Second draft general budget 2019

EC: United States is Europe’s number one soya beans supplier with EU imports up by 100%

→IEG Policy: EU soybean imports from US have doubled, Commission reports

→→US soy group upbeat on US-China trade truce

→→NGOs and industry welcome EU Protein Plan, but highlight shortcomings

→→Algae and insect producers want to be included in the EU protein plan

→Arc2020: EU Protein Plan | Positive Reactions but with Caveats

EC: Monitoring EU Agri-Food Trade: Development until September 2018

Slowdown in EU exports while imports from Brazil and the USA increased

EC – Speeches: Phil Hogan speech at CEJA 60th Anniversary Celebration (Ypres)

Speech by Commissioner Phil Hogan at CEPS Conference: ‘European agricultural policy for the 2020s’

→→IEG Policy: Hogan admits EU member states hold the key for generation renewal in farming

→→→Supporting young farmers: the generation gap in European agriculture

→→CEJA: Young farmers in the EU – Countries’ Maps

→→→CEJA anniversary

EC: Preserving our soil to protect our food

→EC Brief: Efficient soil management

→EP Study; Research for AGRI Committee – Preserving agricultural soils in the EU

EC: Report on progress in the implementation of the EU Forest Strategy – ‘A new EU Forest Strategy: for forests and the forest sector’ (COM (2018) 811)

News – EU forest strategy on track to achieve its 2020 aims

EC – JRC: Newsletter December 2018

Commission launches Knowledge Centre to fight malnutrition

→→Knowledge Centre to fight malnutrition

EFSA: Evaluation of the health risks related to the presence of cyanogenic glycosides in foods other than raw apricot kernels (draft)

Public consultation: draft Scientific Opinion on evaluation of the health risks related to the presence of cyanogenic glycosides in foods other than raw apricot kernels (25 January)

→→IEG Policy: EFSA looks at acute cyanide risk from foods

European Court of Justice (ECJ): Judgment in Case C-493/17 Heinrich Weiss and Others – The ECB’s PSPP programme for the purchase of government bonds on secondary markets does not infringe EU law

Judgement in Case T‑459/16 Kingdom of Spain vs Commission – Mediterranean permanent pastures as eligible surfaces for direct payments (FR)

EP: News – EU-Japan relations: new trade agreement dawn of a new era

Resolution of 9 November containing a motion for a non-legislative resolution on the draft Council decision on the conclusion of the Agreement between the European Union and Japan for an Economic Partnership

Resolution of 23 November containing a motion for a non-legislative resolution on the draft Council decision on the conclusion, on behalf of the European Union, of the Strategic Partnership Agreement between the European Union and its Member States, of the one part, and Japan, of the other part

→→IEG Policy: European Parliament backs ground-breaking EU-Japan free trade agreement

→→EC: EU – Japan Economic partnership agreement

→→EC: Factsheets about the agreement

→→Food Drink Europe, COPA-COGECA, CELCAA: Statement – EU agri-food chain partners call on MEPs to adopt EU-Japan agreement

→→→IEG Policy: Food industry and farmers call on MEPs to back EU-Japan trade pact

→→Borderlex: Newsletter 12 December on the EU – Japan EPA

EP – News: Pesticides: MEPs propose blueprint to improve EU approval procedure

→→EP – EPRS: At a Glance – Transparency of EU risk assessment in food chain

→→IEG Policy: Andriukaitis defends risk assessment proposal in heated parliamentary debate

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: Further talks needed to agree ambitious anti-unfair trading rules, Paolo De Castro says

→→→Politico: Council of the EU and Parliament fail to reach deal on unfair trading practices

→→→→Parliament wants more agri-food firms to benefit from new law on unfair trading practices

EP – Draft reports: Draft report on the implementation of Council Regulation No 1/2005 on the protection of animals during transport within and outside the EU

→IEG Policy: Next CAP should reinforce conditionality of farm payments to improve animal welfare – Parliament report

→EP – EPRS: Implementation assessment – Regulation (EC) No 1/2005 on the protection of animals during transport and related operations

EP: AGRI Committee Newsletter

AGRI meetings – documents

Research for AGRI – Updates

Research for AGRI : News – December 2018 – Issue 1

EP: Research for REGI – Impact of the Economic Crisis on Social, Economic and Territorial Cohesion of the European Union

EIP – AGRI: Newsletter

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

EU retailers want negotiators to stick to Commission draft on UTPs

EU agrees rules on safeguards from excessive imports from third countries

EU sugar industry pessimistic in assessment of post-quota market situation

Neonicotinoid ban may result in EU sugar yield losses of up to 50%

French President singles out political change in Brazil as obstacle to EU-Mercosur trade deal

EU set to impose tariffs on rice from Cambodia and Myanmar

EU member states fail to agree on rice tariffs for Cambodia and Myanmar

USDA sets 2019 trade missions to expand US ag exports

EU and Mercosur hold round of talks in Uruguay

Indian government adopts policy to boost farm exports

Bayer posts 300 glyphosate safety study summaries online in transparency move

EU ambassadors greenlight draft rules on more environment-friendly fertilisers

Biotech chief says show how EU countries vote on approvals

FAO: Food Price Index

→→Gro Intelligence: Global Price of a Basket of Groceries Hits Two-Year Low

World Food Situation

The future of the food and agriculture. Alternative pathways to 2050

→→Food and agriculture projections to 2050 – Database

→→Brief – The future of the food and agriculture. Alternative pathways to 2050

2018 Europe and Central Asia – Regional overview of Food Security and Nutrition

→→News – Europe and Central Asia – Regional overview of Food Security and Nutrition

AMIS: Market Monitor – Issues

Crop Watch: November 2018 Crop Watch bulletin (Vol. 18, No. 4)

Global Open Data for Agriculture & Nutrition (GODAN):

→AIMS: GODAN:

→→IEG Policy: Data sharing in food and agriculture can ‘increase yields and income by 30%

WTO: Agreement on Agriculture & developments

→IEG Policy: WTO ag working group proposal floated

G-20: G20 Leaders’ declaration building consensus for fair and sustainable development (Buenos Aires, 30 November)

→IEG Policy: G20 leaders commit to food security, limiting AMR and tackling climate change

→Eur Activ: G20 struggles to agree on watered down declaration

OECD: Concentration in seed markets (report)

→IEG Policy: Concentration in seed markets has not reduced innovation or increased prices – OECD

Development Research Centre of China’s State Council (DRC): Home

Rural Economy

Climate change and Green Growth

→→IEG Policy: Rapidly changing diets and environmental constraints weigh on China’s food system

→→→Food security and growing populations main challenges for Asian food and agriculture

BEUC: Precautionary principle under attack: please delete so-called ‘Innovation Principle’ from Horizon Europe research funding programme (Letter to MEPs)

→IEG Policy: Campaigners plea to MEPs to reject ‘innovation principle’

IPES-Food: Latest reports

Kantar World Panel: Newsletter 10 December

American Journal of Agricultural Economics (AJAE): Advance articles

European Review of Agricultural Economics: Advance articles

Journal of Agricultural Economics (JAE): Articles – Early view on-line

Economic modelling: Modeling asymmetric price transmission in the European food market

Encyclopaedia on Food Security and Sustainability: Food Trade and Global Value Chain

SUFISA Project: Sustainable Finance for Sustainable Agriculture and Fisheries

Sufisa-Newsletter No 6 – Quarter 3/2018

Deliverable 2.4 – Producer Survey Report

Gro Intelligence: How Slumping Oil Prices Batter Agricultural Markets

US-China Trade Relations Ease—for Now

India Struggles to Meet Rising Wheat Demand

Arc2020: Flash Letter December

Eur Activ: Commission to determine EU tariffs on Myanmar, Cambodia rice IFPRI: Compact 2025 End Hunger and Undernutrition – 5 December

IFPRI Insights – 3 December

Insights 12 December

Agricultural policy in disarray: An overview

Unraveling reforms? Cotton in the 2018 Farm Bill and beyond

Poverty, hunger, and US agricultural policy: Do farm programs affect the nutrition of poor Americans?

Primary Food Processors (PFP): Web page

Position papers

European Dairy Association (EDA): EDA Letter to EU Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker on Single Market

Eucolait (European Association of Dairy Trade): Mid-term Break

Freshfel: Headlines, Number 6, 2018

Choice Magazine (AAEA): America’s Dairy Industry Facing Difficulties from Long-Running Structural Changes

USDA – Economic Research Service (ERS): Amber Waves

→→Farm Households Divide Their Time Between On-Farm and Off-Farm Labor

→→Reduced Exports to China in Fiscal Year 2019 May Drive U.S. Agricultural Trade Balance to Lowest Level Since 2007

→→Productivity Increases With Farm Size in the Heartland Region

→→Monthly Timing of SNAP Spending Less Smooth for Some Households

→→Trends in the Adoption of Genetically Engineered Corn, Cotton, and Soybeans

Farm Labor

→→Farm Labor Markets in the United States and Mexico Pose Challenges for U.S. Agriculture (report)

2018 Farm Sector Income Forecast

→→Highlights From the November 2018 Farm Income Forecast – Farm Sector Profits Expected To Decline in 2018

→→→Farm Policy News: 2018 Farm Sector Income Forecast, November

→→→Agricultural Economics Insight: Despite MFP Payments, US Farm Economy Still Stuck in the Ditch. Can Positive Trade News Turn it Around?

US Congressional Research Service (CRS) – Latest publications: FY2018 and FY2019 Agriculture Appropriations: Federal Food Safety Activities

FY2018 and FY2019 Appropriations for Agricultural Conservation

The Emergency Food Assistance Program (TEFAP): Background and Funding

Senate Passes Farm Bill Conference Report, 87-13

Farm Policy News (US): USDA Lowers Agricultural Export Forecast and Trade Aid Payments Begin, as Markets Continue to Adjust

Farm Bill Moving Forward

Federal Reserve: Observations on the Ag Economy- November 2018

U.S. Agricultural Export Data for the First Ten Months of 2018

Farmdoc Daily (US): Will Pork Industry Have a Better 2019?

Dairy Margin Protection Program in the next Farm Bill

Protection Provided by Price Loss Coverage

Adjusting USDA’s Net Farm Income Forecast Based on Historic Performance

Introducing The Fault Lines of Farm Policy

Soybean Export Potential in 2018-19

The Geography of Exceptional Soybean Yields

Agro Insurance International: Worlds News Summary November 2018

Rabobank Research: Outlook 2019: Trade War Turbulence, With Softs Landing (report)

Global Animal Protein Outlook 2019 – Growth Slows Down… as Doubts Gear Up (report)

CGIAR: CGIAR Research Program on Policies, Institutions, and Markets (PIM) – Booklets

Flagship 1: Technological innovation and sustainable intensification

Flagship 2: Economy wide factors affecting agricultural growth and rural transformation

Flagship 3: Inclusive and efficient value chains

Flagship 4: Social protection for agriculture and resilience

Flagship 5: Governance of natural resources

Flagship 6: Cross-cutting gender research and coordination

Global Meat: News

Dairy Reporter: News

The Beef / Dairy Site: Newsletter beef  & dairy

Centre d’études et de prospective (CEP) (FR): Bulletin de veille

FranceAgriMer (FR): Web site & Link

Chaire UNESCO – Alimentations du Monde (FR): « SoWhat ? » Des systèmes agricoles et alimentaires “alternatifs” ? (Policy Brief No 8)

Académie d’Agriculture de France: Le mensuel No 39, Décembre 2018

Politiques agricoles – Lucien Bourgeois (FR): Europe – PAC

La PAC permettrait une stratégie agroalimentaire française plus ambitieuse

Agir agri (FR): PAC: Le pire est de ne pas avoir de stratégie

Le Parisien (FR): Pesticides : «Il y a bien plus de cancers de la prostate en milieu agricole»

Agri-mutuel (FR): Newsletter 12 Décembre

Revue Laitière Française (FR): Newsletter No 60 10 Décembre

Réussir cultures & grains (FR): Newsletter 11 Décembre

Wiki-agri (FR): Trois études récentes sur la perception de l’agriculture par notre société

Zones défavorisées, 26 communes de l’Aude et 17 du Gers contre-attaquent

Eur Activ (FR): Le secteur agricole attend beaucoup de la bio économie

SOS Faim (FR): La place des agricultures conventionnelles pour lutter contre les changements climatiques. Un entretien avec Philippe Baret

5. ENVIRONMENTAL ISSUES

Science for Environment Policy: What are the health costs of environmental pollution (Brief)

→→Infographic

What encourages farmers to participate in collective biogas investment?

→→IEG Policy: Farmers may be prepared to start producing manure-based biogas collectively – Danish study

Copper distribution in European topsoils: An assessment based on LUCAS soil survey

→→IEG Policy: Research finds EU vineyards, olive groves and fruit orchards contain the most copper

Nature Communications: Options for keeping the food system with environmental limits

→FAO: Tackling climate change through livestock

→World Economic Forum: The unbelievably simple way to cut greenhouse gas emissions in half

USDA – ERS: Trends in the Adoption of Genetically Engineered Corn, Cotton, and Soybeans

Primary Food Processors (PFP): PFP Statement on Recent Court Ruling on mutagenesis Clarity is much needed

The Wonk.eu: Distributional effects of climate policies

Review of Environmental Economics and Policy: Advance articles

Review of Economic Studies: Deforestation in the Amazon: A Unified Framework for Estimation and Policy Analysis

Arc2020: EU | Provisional Agreement on Cadmium Limit of 60 Mg/Kg Agreed

6. OTHER ISSUES

Intergovernmental Conference on the Global Compact for Migration: Marrakech Conference

→IOM UN Migration : Web page

→→World Migration report 2018

→Eur Activ: Marrakesh UN forum adopts migration pact despite withdrawals

EC – JRC: Data challenge provides insights on migration and local integration

Office of the US Trade Representative: U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA)

→Bloomberg: Trump Signs Nafta Replacement, But Hurdles Remain in Congress

→Business Insider: Trump is about to play a dangerous game of chicken with Democrats to try to ram through his trade deal with Mexico and Canada

→Vox: USMCA, Trump’s new NAFTA deal, explained in 500 words

Europe Econpol: Newsletter

The Comprehensive and Progressive Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP): Text

→Government of Canada: What is the CPTPP?

→New Zealand – Foreign Affairs & Trade: The Comprehensive and Progressive Trans-Pacific Partnership – Overview

→The diplomat: The CPTPP Trade Agreement Will Enter Into Force on December 30

OECD: For Good Measure – Advancing Research on Well-being Metrics Beyond GDP 

LinkedIn: Why Global Trade Matters to Insurance

Journal of World Trade: Latest issues

European Public Law: Latest issues 

The German Marshall Fund (GMF): For Europeans, Pompeo’s Speech in Brussels Is a Missed Opportunity

Africapolis.org: Informing policies for Africa’s urban future

EU’s Fundamental Rights Agency (FRA) : Being Black in the EU

ECDPM: Governing a new broad instrument for EU external action: The ins and outs of the institutional power struggle (briefing)  

Borderlex: Newsletter 10 December

Science Magazine: For China, a CRISPR first goes too far

AmCham EU: Weekly 3 December

CESifo Economic Studies: Advance articles

CESifo Working Papers

→→Early-life Circumstances Predict Measures of Trust among Adults: Evidence from Hunger Episodes in Post-War Germany

The Review of Economic Studies: Advance articles

Behavioural Economics (collection)

European Review of Economic History: Advance articles

Notre Europe – Institut Jacques Delors (FR): Home page

7. EVENTS

CMCC – SISC Webinar: IPCC Special Report on impacts of global warming of 1.5°C: An overview of the main outcomes (18 December) 

ELO: Land and Soil Management Award (applications until 31 December 2018)

ELO: Innovation Conference – After the ECJ: The Future of Plant Breading (9 January)

Public Policy Exchange: Food Safety in EU – Maintaining High Standards and Ensuring Transparency of Information (29 January 2019)  Brochure

Fondation Daniel et Nina Carasso: Les 2e Rencontres de l’alimentation durable (Paris, 29 Janvier)

JRC: Science meets Parliaments (6-7 February 2019)

E! Sharp Live 2019: What does Europe means tor Europe?

EAEE: Agricultural Land Markets – Recent Developments, Efficiency and Regulation (EAEE Seminar) (4-5 April 2019)

FFA : Forum for the Future of Agriculture 2019 (FFA) (9 April 2019, Brussels) 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)

Happy new year 2019 from the AGRI team – Policy Department of Structural and Cohesion Policies

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