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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: Organics sector on the rise as both domestic production and imports see large increases
Market brief – Organic farming in the EU. A fast growing sector
Market brief – Organic imports in the EU products. A first analysis
→→IEG Policy: New tracing system pegs 2018 EU organic food imports at over 3mt
The White House: US Budget proposal for Fiscal Year 2020 – President’s Budget
Farm Policy News: Trump Budget Seeks Subsidy Cuts to Farmers
→→Progressive Farmer: Budget plan tightens Ag spending. White House Wants Cuts to Crop Insurance, Other USDA Programs
→→The Washington Post: What Trump proposed in his 2020 budget
→→Fortune: Trump Just Released His Fiscal Year 2020 Budget Proposal. Here’s Everything You Need to Know
USDA – ERS: Agriculture Improvement Act 2018 (Farm Bill)
Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018: Highlights and Implications
→→Crop Commodity Programs (Title I)
→→→Farmdoc Daily: Understanding the 2018 Farm Bill PLC Yield Update: Which Program Commodities Have a Higher Update Yield at the US Market Level?
→→→→2018 Farm Bill Reference Price Escalator for 2019 Market Year
→→→→→Conservation: Title II
→→Farm Policy News: Farm Bill- Conservation Title, Update from USDA’s Economic Research Service
→→Trade: Title III
→→Nutrition: Title IV
→→Credit: Title V.
→→Rural Development: Title VI (Rural Development) and Title XII (Miscellaneous)
→→Research, Extension, and Related Matters: Title VII.
→→Energy: Title IX (Energy) and Title VII (Research)
→→Crop Insurance: Title XI
→→Organic Agriculture: Title I (Commodities), Title II (Conservation), Title III (Trade), Title V (Credit), Title VII (Research), Title X (Horticulture), and Title XI (Crop Insurance)
→→Dairy & Livestock: Title I (Commodities), Title XII (Miscellaneous)
→→Specialty Crops: Title I (Commodities), Title III (Trade), Title IV (Nutrition), Title VII (Research, Extension, and Related Matters), Title X (Horticulture), Title XI (Crop Insurance), and Title XII (Miscellaneous)
→→Local and Regional Foods
→→Beginning, Socially Disadvantaged, and Veteran Farmers and Ranchers
→→→US CRS: Farm Bill Primer Series: A Guide to Agriculture and Food Programs in the 2014 Farm Bill
→→→→2018 Farm Bill Primer: SNAP and Nutrition Title Programs
→→→→2018 Farm Bill Primer: Veteran Farmers and Ranchers
→→ERS Farm Bill-Related Research
 IATP (Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy): US Farm Bill portal

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 link
Draft Negotiating Box prepared by the Austrian Presidency
MFF progress report 30-11-2018
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
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
Post-2020 multiannual financial framework
EPRS briefing – Future financing of EU policies
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

b) CAP PROPOSALS & OFFICIAL DOCUMENTS
EC: The common agricultural policy at a glance
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: Report on the implementation of the Common Monitoring and Evaluation Framework and first results on the performance of the Common Agricultural Policy
CAP Indicators
A new tool to increase the sustainable use of nutrients across the EU
The future is rural: the social objectives of the new CAP
Shaping of the CAP reform: consultation of stakeholders and citizens
Reflection paper. Towards a sustainable Europe by 2030
The post 2020 Common Agricultural Policy : environmental benefits and simplification
Common Agricultural Policy post 2020 – The green architecture (slides)
The environmental objectives of the future CAP
Parliamentary questions – Climate action and CAP – Answer given by Mr Hogan on behalf of the European Commission
Council: Future of the CAP post 2020
Romanian Presidency drafting suggestions on CAP Strategic Plan Regulation (AGRIFISH Council 18 March 2019)
EP – AGRI Committee: Future of EU farming: Debate on reform proposals with Parliament’s rapporteurs
AGRI Draft reports http://www.europarl.europa.eu/committees/en/agri/draft-reports.html
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
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
European Committee of Regions: Reform of the CAP
The CAP after 2020

c) LATEST REACTIONS AND CONTRIBUTIONS
CAP Reform: Update on the budgetary framework for the CAP post 2020 negotiations
Measuring farmers’ dependence on public payments
Hogan addresses COMAGRI on environmental ambition in CAP
AGRIFISH Council on CAP reform negotiations in mid-March
IPES Food: Towards a Common Food Policy for the EU
Full report – Towards a Common Food Policy for the European Union
→→IEG Policy: Call for EU to adopt Common Food Policy to mirror CAP
→→Centre d’études et de prospective (CEP) (FR): Vers une politique alimentaire commune pour l’Union européenne : les propositions d’IPES-Food
IEEP: CAP 2021-27: Using the eco-scheme to maximise environmental and climate benefits
CAP 2021-27: Proposals for increasing its environmental and climate ambition
→→CAP Reform: How to improve the CAP’s environmental performance post 2020
BirdLife and al.: OPEN LETTER on ‘Environmental ambition of the CAP: Test for the Council and the CAP budget’
→IEG Policy: NGOs urge Council to increase CAP’s environmental and climate ambition
Greenpeace: Feeding the problem – The dangerous intensification of animal farming in Europe
Most EU agricultural payments go to intensive livestock farming – Greenpeace study
IDDRI: An agroecological Europe in 2050: multifunctional agriculture for healthy eating
IEG Policy: Commission has no transition plan ready to deal with CAP reform delay, says Hogan
Agriculture MEPs closer to forming common position on future CAP
Council opposes key elements of Commission’s CAP reform plans
CAP needs to become more efficient, ECA President says
Commission rejects demands to increase coupled support
Gender equality “must be mainstreamed” in next Common Agricultural Policy
CAP risks losing “double control” under reform proposals, MEPs hear
Eur Activ: Is there room for women farmers in the CAP?
Hogan: No risk of re-nationalising the next CAP
Arc2020: CAP | How Does Commission’s Proposed Eco Scheme Compare to Greening?
Fondation Robert Schuman: The Common Agricultural Policy and the challenge of subsidiarity
Wikiagri (FR): Parlement européen, la réforme de la PAC 2021-2027 au point mort
Le MOCI (FR): Agriculture / Export : les enjeux de la réforme de la PAC européenne
Agri-mutuel (FR): J.-M. Séronie : « Décentraliser les décisions pour éviter la renationalisation »
Agroéconomie (FR): Deux ans pour sauver la PAC

2.2. BREXIT UPDATES:

GENERAL ISSUES
Council: Conclusions of the European Council meeting of 21 and 22 March 2019: Opening statements
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
Press statement by Michel Barnier following the General Affairs Council (Article 50)
EC: 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)
Factsheet – Preparing for the withdrawal of the United Kingdom from the European Union on 30 March 2019
Communication – Preparing for the withdrawal of the United Kingdom from the European Union on 30 March 2019: Implementing the Commission’s Contingency Action Plan (COM (2018) 890, 19/12/2018)
EC: National Brexit information in Member States
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
UK Government: Prime Minister May’s letter addressed to Donald Tusk, President of the Council, (20 March)
UK Parliament: What’s next for Brexit? House of Commons holds indicative votes
The draft EU/UK Withdrawal Agreement: key legal and political questions
Brexit: Recent Developments (7 March)
E-petition 239706 relating to leaving the European Union
The Brexit timetable: One promise. Two weeks. Three key votes
Order paper 13 March – Text to be voted
The Customs Tariff (Establishment) (EU Exit) Regulations
Check temporary rates of customs duty (tariffs) on imports after EU Exit
UKTPO: Compromise that pleases no one: What we can learn about the future UK-EU trade relationship from the ‘level playing field’ commitments in the Withdrawal Agreement
Kantar World Panel: The Impact of Brexit on UK Grocery Industry and Shoppers
Bruegel: EU budget implications of a no-deal Brexit
Office of the US Trade Representative: US – UK Negotiations
→IEG Policy: US seeks to eliminate tariffs and “restrictive rules” in UK trade deal
→UKTPO: The US negotiating objectives for the UK-US trade deal clearly put America First
Spiegel: Ivan Rogers on Brexit. “What Surprises Me Is the Extent of the Mess”

AGRICULTURAL ISSUES
EC: EU agriculture and Brexit (EC portal)
→IEG Policy: EU opens Brexit portal for agri-food as Hogan says “EU won’t buckle” 
Eurostat: UK AGRI Fact Sheet
UK Farm Economic Focus
Gov UK: Farm Business Income
NFU: UK applied Tariff Policy in event of no deal Brexit (see ‘UK Parliament ‘above)
IEG Policy: UK announces new agri-food tariffs and TRQs for ‘no deal’ Brexit
→→How will the ‘no deal’ import tariffs impact key UK agricultural markets?
→→EU will apply usual trade tariffs on UK in event of ‘no deal’ Brexit
→→UK’s plans to drop tariffs “could breach WTO rules”, EU farm chief says
→CAP Reform: UK announces proposed applied tariff schedule in event of no deal Brexit
→UKTPO: What should we make of the UK’s ‘No Deal’ tariffs?
IEG Policy: European Council grants conditional Article 50 extension
Any extension of Article 50 “must ensure more orderly Brexit”, says food industry
French and Irish farmers voice support for Barnier’s Brexit position
UK to scrap up to 90% of tariffs after no-deal Brexit, exempting some agri-food products
Brexit uncertainty intensifies as Parliament keeps agri-food sector guessing
EU urged to address animal by-product disposal after Brexit
UK to follow EU agri-food rules for 9 months under no-deal Brexit
UK commits to delaying EU exit, but still no sign of UK-EU deal
UK government ‘backtracks’ on pre-Brexit promise to sheep sector
The Guardian: The UK can’t accept backward US food standards – or chlorinated chicken
Eur Activ: Spaniards seek alternative markets to mitigate impact of no-deal Brexit
Wikiagri (FR): Le Brexit agricole ne fera que des perdants

  1. EUROPEAN COMMISSION AND OTHER EUROPEAN INSTITUTIONS

Council – Romanian Presidency:
Agenda priorities
Programme
Indicative calendar of meetings
General Affairs Council 8/1/2019 – Romanian presidency priorities
Draft Declaration on “A smart and sustainable digital future for European agriculture and rural areas”
EC: Published initiatives
EC: Contribute law making (New ‘Better regulation’ portal and REFIT platform)  & Link
EC: Farming in the EU
EC: Females in the field: more women managing farms across Europe
EC: Sustainability at the water source
EC: €250 million available to support healthy eating habits for European schoolchildren
→IEG Policy: EU releases €250 million to support healthy eating in schools
EC – Eurostat: Agriculture, forestry and fishery statistics
Agriculture statistics at regional level
Agricultural production – crops
→→IEG Policy: EU cereal production increased slightly with less land
Agricultural production – orchards
→→Structure of orchards in 2017 Two-thirds of the EU’s fruit plantation area is concentrated in Spain, Italy and Poland
→→Olive trees cover 4.6 million hectares in the EU
→→Area under olive trees, 2017
→→Area under olive trees by age class, EU-28, 2017
→→→IEG Policy: EU olive tree area declined slightly, but produced more
EC: New opportunities for the EU plant protein market
→IEG Policy: How the EU legal framework is being adapted to accommodate new food proteins
EC: Delegated act on sustainable criteria for biofuels (adopted on 13 March)
→IEG Policy: Commission confirms palm oil phase-out for biofuels
EC: Task Force Rural Africa
Report: An Africa-Europe agenda for rural transformation – Task Force Rural Africa
Factsheet: Africa-Europe Alliance – Towards a sustainable African agri-food sector
A Rural Agenda for the new Africa-Europe Alliance – Task Force Rural Africa, GFFA Berlin, 18 January 2019
→→IEG Policy: Commission follows up on Task Force for Rural Africa recommendations
EC: EIP – AGRI Newsletter
EC- JRC: Territorial Facts and Trends in the EU Rural Areas within 2015-2030
→Centre d’études et de prospective (CEP) (FR): Une analyse de la diversité des espaces ruraux européens et de leurs perspectives d’évolution à l’horizon 2030
EFSA: Multi‐country outbreak of Salmonella Poona infections linked to consumption of infant formula
EP: First seat projections for the next European Parliament
EP – Plenary: Climate change: Parliament’s blueprint for long-term CO2 cuts (Press release)
European Parliament resolution of 14 March 2019 on climate change – a European strategic long-term vision for a prosperous, modern, competitive and climate neutral economy in accordance with the Paris Agreement 
From farms to supermarkets: MEPs approve new EU rules against unfair trading   (Press release)
European Parliament legislative resolution of 12 March 2019 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
→→EC: Fairness in the food supply chain: Commission welcomes Parliament’s support to ban unfair trading practices
→→IEG Policy: European Parliament approves new EU rules to tackle unfair trading practices
→→EP: Food: protecting farmers and small firms from unfair trading practices (article)
EP: AGRI Fact Sheets of the European Union – Updated
EP: Research for AGRI Committee – Impacts of the digital economy on the food chain and the CAP (study)
Power Point presentation
→IEG Policy: Artificial Intelligence more likely to transform agri-food sector than blockchain, MEPs hear
EP – EPRS: EU policies – Delivering for citizens – Agriculture
Unfair trading practices in the food supply chain
US duties on imports of Spanish ripe olives
Special Reports of the European Court of Auditors – A Rolling Check-list of recent findings
EP: AGRI Committee Newsletter
AGRI meetings – documents
Publications
Research for AGRI – Updates
Research for AGRI : News – February – Issue 1
The Court of Justice of the European Union: Judgment in Cases T-716/14 (Anthony C. Tweedale v European Food Safety Agency – EFSA) and T-329/17 (Hautala and Others v EFSA)
T-716/14 Judgment
T-329/17 Judgment
Press release: EFSA’s decisions refusing access to the toxicity and carcinogenicity studies on the active substance glyphosate are annulled
→→IEG Policy: EU Court annuls EFSA decision not to release glyphosate data
→→→Landmark EFSA ruling lays ground rules for new transparency law
 European Court of Auditors (ECA: The control system for organic products has improved, but some challenges remain (Special Report 4/2019)
→IEG Policy: EU control system for organic products has improved, auditors find
 EC: Commission to launch new market observatories for wine and fruit and vegetables
 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

  1. AGRI-FOOD ISSUES

IEG Policy: News
WTO ag working groups remain focused on domestic ag supports
Trade turbulence continues to hit global growth: OECD
FDA, USDA sign MOU to jointly oversee cell-based meat
Reducing animal production is unavoidable, conference hears
European dairy sector must focus on global exports, argues Commission adviser
US trade agenda to stay active in 2019 with bilaterals, China: USTR
House members to Lighthizer: No ag in US-EU talks ‘unacceptable’
EU and US reach tentative agreement on beef quotas
Malmström: EU agrees trade reforms by China are essential
EU data protection rules hamper blockchain development
Big Data can help to improve agricultural insurances – event
Animal welfare group says chicken welfare “cannot be ignored”
Simple climate label for all food products long way off, conference hears
Digitisation in beekeeping can receive boost under next CAP, Commission says
EU member states back further relaxation of PAP exports
Jury finds Monsanto’s glyphosate herbicide likely caused cancer
FAO: Food Price Index
World Food Situation
AMIS – Agricultural Market Information System: Market Monitor – Issues
Latest Market Monitor No 66 (March 2019)
International Grains Council (IGC):
Crop Watch: Bulletin February 2019
OECD: New OECD Agriculture website now live! 
Digital Opportunities for Trade in the Agriculture and Food Sectors
Employment in agriculture and food trade (Working Paper)
The Evolution of the Treatment of Agriculture in Preferential Trade Agreements (Working Paper)
WIPO (World Intellectual Property Organization): Geneva Act of the Lisbon Agreement on Appellations of Origin and Geographical Indications
→IEG Policy: EU agrees to join international agreement on GIs
OECD- EUIPO: Trends in Trade in Counterfeit and Pirated Goods
→IEG Policy: OECD-EUIPO report says 6.8% of EU imports fake
→BOIP: Trends in Trade in Counterfeit and Pirated Goods
Kantar World Panel: Newsletter
World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE): Standing Group of Experts on African swine fever in Europe
EC: Latest data of ASF regionalisation
WTO: WTO issues panel report regarding Chinese agricultural subsidies
AgroInsurance International: World News Summary from AgroInsurance
Food Drink Europe: Data & Trends of the European Food and Drink Industry 2018
Arc 2020: March Newsletter
Organic Agriculture and the SDGs – Scientific Evidence from Comparative Research
CAP – “Stabilizing the Status Quo” Say SURE-Farm Researchers
SURE’s Study
PLOS One: The distributional impact of a green payment policy for organic fruit
→Centre d’études et de prospective (CEP) (FR): Quels impacts des subventions au prix à la consommation des produits biologiques ?
American Journal of Agricultural Economics (AJAE): Advance articles
European Review of Agricultural Economics: Advance articles
Volume 46, Issue 2
Technical catching-up and decoupled payments in a selection of French farms
The trade effect of private standards
The relationship between price and retail concentration: evidence from the US food industry
Global Trade and Customs Journal: Latest Issues
Journal of Agricultural Economics (JAE): Articles – Early view on-line
 Agriculture: Volume 9, Issue 2
Foods: Volume 8, Issue 2
European Scientist: Over-fertilisation reduces crop yields
TEAGASC: National Farm Survey 2017 Sustainability Report
 Gro Intelligence: Financial Traders Sell Futures Ahead of US Planting Season
Weather-Station Data Shows Risk to Argentine Soybeans
The Big Egg Challenge: Meeting Demand for Cage Free
Provincial Data Shows China’s Shifting Agricultural Trends
IFPRI: Global Food Policy Report 2019
IFPRI Insights
→Compact 2025 End Hunger and Undernutrition – Brief 6 March 20 March
Agriculture for nutrition: Direct and indirect effects
CAPRI (Collective Action and Property Rights): March Newsletter
CMI – The Center for Mediterranean Integration: Mediterra: Migration and Inclusive Rural Development in the Mediterranean
Macrogeo: Migration is a big chance for the European agriculture of tomorrow. Interview with Sébastien Abis
IPES-Food: Latest reports
Eur Activ: Is there room for women farmers in the CAP? (Special report)
Young people and women in EU farming
‘EU’s best asset’ needs to be safeguarded, not only improved
Olive Oil Times: Bell-Carter Cancels Table Olive Contracts in California
Europe Challenges US Tariffs on Spanish Olives
FEFAC: +0.8% in EU compound feed production in 2018
NPR: Inside Italy’s Olive Oil Crisis
International Olive Council (IOC): Newsletter February 2019, No 134
The New York Times: Getting Real About Rural America . Nobody knows how to reverse the heartland’s decline (Paul Krugman)
The Guardian: How the world got hooked on palm oil?
Choices Magazine (AAEA): Examining Food Loss and Food Waste in the United States
When in Doubt, Throw It Out! The Complicated Decision to Consume (or Waste) Food by Date Labels
USDA: USDA Agricultural Projections to 2028
Farm Policy News: USDA Agricultural Projections to 2028- Focus on Corn, Soybeans
USDA – FAS: GAIN report – Spain – Diversifying Export Destinations Ignite Growth in Spain’s Pork and Beef Sectors
USDA – ERS: Amber Waves
Grocery Store Prices Rose for the First Time in 3 Years in 2018
Drought-Tolerant Corn in the United States: Research, Commercialization, and Related Crop Production Practices
The Release of China’s Rice Stocks Could Impact Global Feed Markets
2019 Farm Sector Income Forecast
→→Farm Policy News: 2019 Farm Sector Income Forecast, March
Office of the US Trade Representative (USTR): US Issues WTO Counter Notification concerning India’s market price support for various pulses
US wins WTO Dispute Finding China Provides Excessive Government Support to Its Grain Producers
IATP (Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy): The state of the USDA: A quiet dismantling
US CRS: Latest publications
US House – Committee of Agriculture: Peterson Statement at the House Agriculture Committee Hearing on the State of the Rural Economy
→Farm Policy News: At House Ag Committee, Secretary Perdue Addresses the State of the Rural Economy
Senate Ag Committee Hearing with Secretary Perdue
Bloomberg: U.S. Signals Agriculture Battle With EU Before Trade Talks
Farm Policy News (US): U.S., China Trade: Progress Reported as Secretary Pompeo Visits Iowa
President Trump Asks China to Lift Agricultural Tariffs
U.S., China Trade: Progress Reported as Secretary Pompeo Visits Iowa
U.S., China Trade Deal Cannot Be Taken for Granted
U.S., China Trade Talks Persist, While Flooding Compounds Stress on the Ag Economy
Farmdoc Daily (US): Factors Impacting Feeding Cost of Gain and Cattle Finishing Net Returns
WTO Dispute Panel Report on China’s Agricultural Support
Low Hog Prices to Start the Year
Global Meat: News
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Dairy Reporter: News
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The Beef / Dairy Site: Newsletter  & Link
Académie d’agriculture de France (FR): Le mensuel
PAC et transition agro-écologique et alimentaire : Bilan et perspectives dans quatre États de l’Union européenne (Allemagne, Espagne, Pays-Bas, Roumanie)
Sésame – INRA (FR): En route pour la sino-mondialisation
INSEE (FR): Du rural éloigné au rural proche des villes : cinq types de ruralité
→Centre d’études et de prospective (CEP) : Une nouvelle façon de caractériser les espaces ruraux
Centre d’études et de prospective (CEP) (FR): Bulletin de veille
La lutte contre le gaspillage alimentaire en France et aux États-Unis
Rapport de l’OPCC sur le changement climatique dans les Pyrénées : impacts, vulnérabilités et adaptation
Commerce international : emplois exposés et abrités en France entre 1999 et 2015
Chambres d’Agriculture (FR): Lettre économique Mars 2019
FranceAgriMer (FR): Web site
Actualité
Prospective « Fruits du futur » – Rapport
Prospective Filière du végétal d’ornement édition octobre 2014 • Synthèse
Revue Internationale de Droit économique (FR): La concurrence des normativités au cœur de la labellisation du bien-être animal
Agri Mutuel (FR): Newsletter A la une
« Des protéines européennes pour les Européens »
Eur Activ (FR): Le marché unique, un atout de l’UE qui passe souvent inaperçu
Les Échos (FR): Les Pays-Bas tournent la page de l’agriculture intensive
Notre économie de marché est-elle compatible avec une agriculture responsable ?
La vie des idées (FR): Malaise dans l’agriculture française
Le Parisien (FR): Énormes pertes pour Auchan : le modèle de l’hypermarché est à revoir
La Croix (FR): Une agriculture plus verte
Alternatives économiques (FR): Territoires: L’appel du rural
FrenchWeb (FR): L’AgTech française peut-elle rivaliser à l’échelle internationale ?
Marianne (FR): Comment Microsoft se fraie un chemin dans l’agriculture française
Le Point (FR): Didier Guillaume: la transition agro-écologique de l’agriculture est “irréversible”
France Info (FR): L’Europe sans bla-bla : comment l’Europe assure notre sécurité alimentaire

  1. ENVIRONMENTAL ISSUES

United Nations: Human health in dire straits if urgent actions are not made to protect the environment, warns landmark UN report
Global Environment Outlook 6
IEEP: Net-zero agriculture in 2050: how to get there?
Institute for Climate Economics (I4CE): Agriculture, Forests and Climate – publications
Estimating greenhouse gas emissions from food consumption: methods and results
Food policies and climate: a literature review
→→Le Monde (FR): Toute la chaîne alimentaire mondiale pèse pour un tiers des émissions de CO2
FAO: The State of the World’s Biodiversity for Food and Agriculture
OECD: Navigating pathways to reform water policies in agriculture
World Economic Forum: US faces fresh water shortages due to climate change, research says
Land Use Policy: Agroforestry creates carbon sinks whilst enhancing the environment in agricultural landscapes in Europe
Ecosystem Services: Agroforestry is paying off – Economic evaluation of ecosystem services in European landscapes with and without agroforestry systems
Centre d’études et de prospective (CEP) (FR): Rémunérer les services écosystémiques pour préserver les paysages agroforestiers en Europe atlantique et continentale
Yale Environment 360: Planting 1.2 Trillion Trees Could Cancel Out a Decade of CO2 Emissions, Scientists Find
Society of Chemical Industries (SCI): SCI Event: Climate Change and Agriculture: All you need to know in a day
→IEG Policy: Change what we eat or face climate consequences, Professor warns
 EU Observer: EU spends €71m promoting meat, despite climate goals
 The Hill: The US Green New Deal would benefit independent family farmers
Phys.org: High-tech agriculture: Farmers risk being ‘locked in’ to unsustainable practices
Food tank: Plastic, Plastic Everywhere: Microplastics in the Food System
Global Change Biology: Closing the global ozone yield gap: Quantification and cobenefits for multistress tolerance
AGU 100: A Probabilistic Risk Assessment of the National Economic Impacts of Regulatory Drought Management on Irrigated Agriculture
Irish Examiner: Dutch dairy cull reduces phosphate output
Nature: Briefing
Cyanobacterial antimetabolite 7-deoxysedoheptulose blocks the shikimate pathway to inhibit the growth of prototrophic organisms
Science for Environment Policy: Monetising the biodiversity benefit of reducing nitrogen pollution in the air
Science Daily: Biodiversity crisis: Technological advances in agriculture are not a sufficient response
Science Magazine: China tightens rules on gene editing & Link
Animal cultures matter for conservation & Link
Review of Environmental Economics and Policy: Advance articles
Sustainability: Volume 11, Issue 5
 CEWater: Volume 11, Issue 2
 Climate: Volume 7, Issue 2
 Energies: Volume 12, Issue 5
Washington Examiner: Trump’s new GMO food labels leave greens fuming
Eur Activ: Summit leak reveals EU rift on climate change
(FR) La ligne de fracture entre l’Est et l’Ouest persiste sur le climat
(FR) La biodiversité toujours plus altérée par le commerce international
(FR) Le sillon fertile de l’agriculture
(FR) Fragilisé, l’accord de Paris reste plébiscité
Ouest-France (FR): Jean Jouzel : « Le monde agricole a un rôle à jouer contre le réchauffement climatique »
GEO: La sécheresse frappe l’Amérique centrale menacée par El Niño
UP Magazine (FR: La mutation du secteur agricole par la production d’énergie

  1. OTHER ISSUES

 European Central Bank: Sovereignty in a globalised world (Mario Draghi’s speech, Bologna University, 22 February 2019)
CPB: World Trade Monitoring December 2018 (25 February 2019)
Bruegel: The European Union’s response to the trade crisis
OECD: New OECD trade website
OECD Economic Outlook and Interim Economic Outlook
OECD sees global growth slowing, as Europe weakens and risks persist
→→IEG Policy: Trade turbulence continues to hit global growth: OECD
→→Reuters: Global economic growth forecasts cut again by OECD
→→Voice of America: OECD Sees Slowdown in Global Economic Growth
Office of the US Trade Representative (USTR): Web site
US will terminate GSP designation of India and Turkey (Press release)
2019 Trade Policy Agenda and 2018 Annual Report of the President of the United States on the Trade Agreements Program
→→Fact sheet: The President’s Trade Agenda and Annual Report (Press release)
→→→IEG Policy: US trade agenda to stay active in 2019 with bilaterals, China: USTR
EU Observer: All about the European Parliament elections 2019
European Journal of Political Research: Electoral competition in Europe’s new tripolar political space: Class voting for the left, centre‐right and radical right
Industry4Europe: Let’s put industry at the core of the EU’s future! A joint call to the Heads of State and Government
 The Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU): Cause for concern? The top 10 risks to the global economy 2019
→World Economic Forum: The top 10 risks to the global economy, according to the Economist Intelligence Unit
World Economic Forum: Migration can support economic development if we let it. Here’s how
The digital skills gap is widening fast. Here’s how to bridge it
TechRepublic: Special report: The rise of Industrial IoT
Politico: Juncker: Trump ‘gave me his word’ not to impose car tariffs
SIEPS: The Franco-German dialogue on the future of the EU
Notre Europe – Institut Jacques Delors: The reform of the EMU: What social dimension?
 Science Magazine: Moratorium for germline editing splits biologists & Link
How farming reshaped our smiles and our speech & Link
Reuters: France, Germany agree on joint proposal for euro zone budget
Journal of World Trade: Latest issues
European Public Law: Latest issues
 Borderlex: Newsletter March
CESifo: Newsletter
CESifo Economic Studies: Advance articles
The Review of Economic Studies: Advance articles
Volume 86, Issue 2, March 2019
European Review of Economic History: Advance articles

  1. EVENTS

EAEE: Agricultural Land Markets – Recent Developments, Efficiency and Regulation (EAEE Seminar) (4-5 April 2019)
Pre FFA event: The future of crop protection (RISE & ELO) (8 April)
 FFA : Forum for the Future of Agriculture 2019 (FFA) (9 April 2019, Brussels)
Public Policy: Food Safety in the EU. Maintaining High Standards and Ensuring Transparency of Information (11 April)
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)


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