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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 – EU agricultural markets short-term outlook – Spring 2019

EC: Directive (EU) 2019/633 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 17 April 2019 on unfair trading practices in business-to-business relationships in the agricultural and food supply chain

→IEG Policy: Law protecting farmers and food industry from unfair trading practices published

FAO: Food Outlook. Biannual report on global food markets (May 2019)

EC: Romanian Presidency background paper on the CAP Strategic Plans regulation (New Delivery Model)

WTO: EU domestic support notification (2016/2017)

→EU domestic support notification (2015/2016)

→→Corrigendum

→→→IEG Policy: EU’s latest WTO submission shows further rises in coupled aid payments

EuroChoices: ‘EU and US Agricultural Policies Compared’ (Volume 18, Issue 1)

→AEI: Agricultural Policy in Disarray Series (2018 US Farm Bill)

IPBES – Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services : Media Release: Nature’s Dangerous Decline ‘Unprecedented’; Species Extinction Rates ‘Accelerating’

→Media release

→IPBES Global Assessment Summary for Policymakers

→→IEG Policy: Agriculture is one of the biggest threats to ecosystems, landmark UN report finds

→→World Economic Forum: A shocking new report reveals what we’ve done to the natural world

Agribusiness Consulting – Informa: Quantitative modelling of post-Brexit scenarios: technical report 2019 update

CITY – Centre for Food Policy: Rethinking Food Policy: A Fresh Approach to Policy and Practice

Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung, Friends of the Earth Europe & BirdLife Europe: Agriculture Atlas. Facts and figures on EU farming policy 2019

→French version

Food Security Information Network (FSIN): Platform

→Global Report Food Crises 2019 (Interactive report)

→Global Report Food Crises 2018

→→Key messages of Global Report Food Crises 2018

→→→Novethic (FR): Climat et conflits : premières causes des crises alimentaires en 2019

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

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

→Analysis of key policy objectives (briefs)

→→CAP specific objectives explained – Ensuring viable farming income – Brief 1

→→CAP specific objectives explained – Farmer position in value chains – Brief 3

→→CAP specific objectives explained – Agriculture and climate mitigation – Brief 4

→→CAP specific objectives explained – Efficient Soil Management – Brief 5

→→CAP specific objectives explained – Jobs and growth in rural areas – Brief 8

→→CAP specific objectives explained – Health, Food & Antimicrobial Resistance – Brief 9

Council: Future of the CAP post 2020

→June Informal meeting of the agriculture ministers

→Presidency background paper on the CAP Strategic Plans regulation (New Delivery Model)

→Presidency background paper on the Clean Planet for all: A European strategic long-term vision for a prosperous, modern, competitive and climate neutral economy – agricultural aspects

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 – AGRI Committee: Consolidated reports on the CAP proposals after the COMAGRI’s vote

CMO regulation – consolidated version – May 2019

→→IEG Policy: MEPs vote to extend CAP market measures beyond Commission proposal

→→Tomas Garcia Azcarate: New capsule of the CAP: Some reflections about the European Parliament opinions on the future CAP: the single market regulation

→→Farm Europe: A renewed crisis reserve proposed by the EP Agriculture committee

→→Michel Dantin (FR): Réforme du volet économique de la PAC : Renforcer la protection des agriculteurs face aux crises et améliorer les produits de qualité

FMM – Horizontal regulation – consolidated version – May 2019

Strategic Plans regulation – consolidated version – May 2019

→→Arc2020: Agriculture Committee Eviscerates Green & Fair CAP

→→Farm Europe: CAP reform: a positive step forward by EP agricultural Committee

→→LinkedIn: An economist’s take on sustainability challenges at stake (Tassos Haniotis)

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 objectivesSlides

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 chainSlides

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

→→French version

European Committee of Regions: Reform of the CAP

The CAP after 2020

C. LATEST REACTIONS AND CONTRIBUTIONS

CAP Reform: Designing CAP Strategic Plans to maximise environmental and climate potential

What will the European Parliament elections mean for CAP reform?

Arc2020: CAP Reform: State of the Play in April 2019 (part 1)

CAP reform: State of Play April 2019 (part 2)

IDiv: Fitness Check of the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP)

EC- ENRD: Rural Connections Magazine, Spring/Summer 2018 Edition (topic: generational renewal)

IEG Policy: Member states refuse to undergo yearly CAP evaluations after 2020

Direct aid allocations for 2019 illustrate continuing CAP complexity

Hogan announces “Farm Carbon Forest”- initiative as part of future CAP

Commission allows extension to CAP payments application deadline

Eco-schemes present “major opportunity” for environmental actions, says German CAP coalition

Council pushes to reduce environmental conditions for EU farm payments

Commission urged to release report on CAP’s climate impact

“Future CAP represents the best hope for the future of our planet” – Hogan

Council opposes key elements of Commission’s CAP reform plans

Trinity College: Introducing a Development Policy Perspective into CAP Strategic Plans (A. Matthews)

Federal Ministry of Food and Agriculture (BMEL): For an EU Common Agricultural Policy serving the public good after 2020. Fundamental questions and recommendations

IPES – Food: Towards a Common Food Policy for the EU (Report)

→IEG Policy: Coalition pushes for Common Food Policy with dedicated Commissioner

→Eurovia: Open Letter to the lead candidates for the role of European Commission President requesting a EU Food Policy

Pour une autre PAC (FR): PAC post 2020 : changements prévus et débats institutionnels

→Campagnes solidaires (FR): Paysans mutins, paysans demain – Occupons l’Europe

2.2. BREXIT UPDATES:

GENERAL ISSUES

Council: Conclusions of the European Council meeting of 21 and 22 March 2019: Opening statements

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)

Continuum economics: Brexit: No Middle Ground for Any Deal

UK Parliament: Negotiations on the UK leaving the EU during the EU extension period

EU Observer: May to step down after fourth EU vote

Politico: Theresa May makes concession on second Brexit referendum

Britain divides but doesn’t rule

UKTPO: How is Brexit uncertainty disturbing UK-Japan trade relations?

EurActiv: No-deal Brexit could impact foreign and security policy, Barnier warns

Academia.edu: Withdrawal from the European Union: Legal Analysis and Models for Future Cooperation

Les Échos (FR): L’Asie en développement subirait l’impact du Brexit et du commerce BAD

Brexit : le Labour entérine l’échec des négociations avec Theresa May

AGRICULTURAL ISSUES

EC: EU agriculture and Brexit (EC portal)

Remarks of Commissioner Phil Hogan at Press Conference on Brexit Preparedness

EC – Eurostat: UK AGRI Fact Sheet

UK Farm Economic Focus

Gov UK: Farm Business Income

AHDB: Understanding Brexit – an impact assessment

UKTPO: Not just a technical exercise: a look at new UK pesticides regulation

Agribusiness Consulting – Informa: Quantitative modelling of post-Brexit scenarios: technical report 2019 update

NFU: UK farmers navigating change in Europe. An agenda for the future

Farmers Guardian: ‘Farmers are rebelling against inaction’ – Irish farmers protest over Brexit losses

IHS Markit: Trade Policy Insights: Brexit impact on agriculture and the food supply chain

→The Maritime Executive: What Brexit Will Mean for Agriculture and the Food Supply Chain

IEG Policy: Irish beef farmers secure Brexit support package

2.3. CHINA: LATEST POLICY DEVELOPMENTS AND (US – CHINA) TRADE ISSUES:

Nature Communications: Closing yield gaps for rice self-sufficiency in China

Mercator Institute for China Studies (MERICS): Chinese FDI in Europe: 2018 trends and impact of new screening policies

Brink News: Can the Belt and Road Initiative Be Green?

Has the Belt and Road Initiative Become a Political Liability for China?

Modern Diplomacy: China needs further reforms to make growth sustainable, greener and more inclusive

The origin of the Four Modernizations and President Xi Jinping’s current choices

IEG Policy: Key developments emerge at WTO over national security exemptions, China ag subsides

US notches another win over China at WTO, this time on TRQs

Challenging ag trade environment likely to continue, experts say

China, Japan trade deals, USMCA priorities for Doud, McKinney

South China Morning Star: Chinese PhDs and MBAs give up city life for farming, driven by desire to improve agriculture and livelihoods

Eur Activ: China defiant as US tariff war escalates

China defends rejigged ‘Belt and Road’ initiative against EU criticism

The National: How Africa became collateral damage in US-China trade war

China Daily: Chinese innovation driving Africa’s growth

Nature: Chinese investments fuel growth in African science

How China is redrawing the map of world science

China charts a path into European science

South America is embracing Beijing’s science silk road

Global Meat: USA increases duties on Chinese meat exports

Farm Policy News: U.S., China Trade Dispute Escalates, While Some Trade Aid Details Emerge

U.S., China at Trade Impasse- President Trump Offers Policy Help for Farmers

President Trump Threatens More Tariffs on Chinese Goods- Implementation Planned for Friday

Trade Process Moves Forward on China, USMCA, and Japan, as Farmers Feel Strain

U.S., China Trade Talks- Planned Timeline and Agricultural Issues

Farmdoc Daily: WTO Dispute Panel Report on China’s Administration of Tariff Rate Quotas (TRQs) for Certain Agricultural Products

Continuum economics: How Bad Is the Latest U.S.-China Trade Blow Up?

Asia TImes: Who will blink first in renewed trade war?

NBC News: US Farmers won’t be compensated for millions of dollars of soybeans lost after floods and trade war

Bloomberg: U.S. Soy Exporters Say the Loss of Chinese Market Share May Be Permanent

LA Times: Trump’s withdrawal from TPP trade deal is hurting U.S. exports to Japan

Reuters: Trade war and sagging prices push U.S. family farmers to leave the field

Biotech crops among sticking points in U.S.-China trade deal

The Washington Post: The WTO just ruled against China’s agricultural subsidies. Will this translate to a big U.S. win?

BBC News: Why is the white hot Chinese tech sector cooling down?

Ozone layer: Banned CFCs traced to China say scientists

Institut Montaigne (FR): Réforme de l’OMC – Une Chine réticente

Chine-Europe : un divorce à l’italienne?

Boursorama (FR): Quand les miels chinois frelatés envahissent les rayons

3. EUROPEAN COMMISSION AND OTHER EUROPEAN INSTITUTIONS

Council – Romanian Presidency:

Agenda priorities

Programme

Media Guide

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”

Press release – EU adopts new rules on fertilisers

Press release – Council adopts new rules which simplify reporting obligations in environmental legislation

EC: Commission’s contribution to the informal EU27 leaders’ meeting in Sibiu (Romania) on 9 May 2019

EC: Published initiatives

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

EC: Delegated decision (proposal) supplementing Directive 2008/98/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council as regards a common methodology and minimum quality requirements for the uniform measurement of levels of food waste

EC: Commission implementing regulation laying down rules for the application of Regulation (EU) No 1308/2013 as regards analysis methods for determining the physical, chemical and organoleptic characteristics of grapevine products and notifications of Member States decisions concerning increases in natural alcoholic strength

→IEG Policy: Commission finalises simplification measures for wine and spirit drinks

EC: Direct payments to agricultural producers – graphs and figures. Financial year 2017

→CAP Reform: Capping direct payments – a modest proposal

 EC: African swine fever

Chronology of main initiative taken

Map of areas subject to control measures

Regulatory committee presentations

→→World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE): Standing Group of Experts on African swine fever in Europe

→→European Union reference laboratory for African Swine Fever: African Swine Fever (ASF) antibody detection

→→Frontiers in Veterinary Science: First Oral Vaccination of Eurasian Wild Boar Against African Swine Fever Virus Genotype II

→→Science: African swine fever marches across much of Asia

→→Farm Policy News: African Swine Fever: Opportunities and Concerns

→→IEG Policy: USDA set to grant license for experimental ASF vaccine

→→Gro Intelligence: Beset by Swine Fever, China Turns to US for Pork Supplies

→→Sésame – INRA (FR): Grippe aviaire : pourquoi ça bat de l’aile?

EC – Speeches: Speech by Commissioner Phil Hogan at ENRD conference on ‘NetworX – Inspiring Rural Europe’

Speech by Commissioner Phil Hogan at the Forum for the Future of Agriculture 2019

Speech by Commissioner Phil Hogan at joint EIB & European Commissioner Conference on ‘Addressing price volatility and financing needs of young farmers and agriculture’

→→FI Compass: ‘Addressing price volatility and financing needs of young farmers and agriculture’ (event documents)

Keynote speech by Commissioner Phil Hogan at ‘Our Forests, Our Future’ conference, Brussels

→→EC: Progress in the implementation of the EU Forest Strategy. ‘A new EU Forest Strategy: for forests and the forest sector’

→→EESC: EU Forest Strategy: fit for purpose? – Related Presentations

→→→IEG Policy: Post-2020 CAP will reward EU farmers for planting trees

EC – Press releases: Young farmers: €1 billion to facilitate access to finance

Investment Plan for Europe: EIB supports food production modernisation in Central and South Eastern Europe

European Commission seeking for feedback on State aid rules agriculture and forestry

→→Review of agricultural State aid guidelines (consultation)

→→→IEG Policy: EU launches public consultation on state aid rules for agriculture and forestry

EC – Studies: Bio-based products: From idea to market “15 EU success stories”

Evaluation study of the instruments applicable to State aid in the agricultural and forestry sectors and in rural areas

EC: EU platform on Food Losses and Food Waste

→IEG Policy: Commission sets out EU method to measure food waste

EC: EU – Japan Economic Partnership agreement

EU – Japan Summit 25/4/2019

→→IEG Policy: EU-Japan leaders take stock of historic trade deal

→→→Additional US beef market access to Japan hailed as trade win

→→→Groups warn US agriculture faces market share ‘collapse’ in Japan without deal

EC – EUROSTAT: EU trade in agricultural goods: € 275 billion

Extra-EU trade in agricultural goods

Where does our honey come from?

→→IEG Policy: EU remains slight net importer of agricultural products

EC: Monitoring EU agri-food trade: development until January 2019

EU agri-food trade break record for start of 2019

→→IEG Policy: EU maize imports reach new record level

EC: A new perspective on rural land management

EC – EIP AGRI: Newsletter

EFSA: EU and my Food (campaign)

Update of the Scientific Opinion on the risks to plant health posed by Xylella fastidiosa in the EU territory

→→IEG Policy: Still no cure for Xylella fastidiosa, so control measures are crucial – EFSA

EC- ENRD: Rural Connections Magazine, Spring/Summer 2018 Edition (FR) Magazine Rural Connections, édition printemps/été 2018

ENRD Workshop on ‘Combatting Rural Depopulation: Creating new opportunities for vibrant rural areas’

→→IEG Policy: CAP support needs to go beyond farming to tackle rural depopulation – event

EP: AGRI Fact Sheets of the European Union – Updated

EP – EPRS: Briefing – The EU fruit and vegetable sector: Main features, challenges and prospects

At a Glance – Understanding farmer income

EP: AGRI Committee Newsletter

AGRI meetings – documents

Publications

Research for AGRI – Updates

Research for AGRI : News – March – Issue 1

EP: STOA Annual report 2018

Farming without plant protection products Can we grow without using herbicides, fungicides and insecticides?

The Court of Justice of the European Union: Opinion 1/17 on the compatibility of Investment Court System with EU Treaties

→CJEU: The mechanism for the resolution of disputes between investors and States provided for by the free trade agreement between the EU and Canada (CETA) is compatible with EU law

→EC: European Court of Justice confirms compatibility of Investment Court System with EU Treaties

→→IEG Policy: EU Court rules CETA arbitration system is compatible with EU law

The Court of Justice of the European Union: Judgement of 2 May 2019 on the and use of signs capable of evoking the region with which a protected designation of origin (PDO) is associated (Case 614/17)

→IEG Policy: EU Court rules images on a label can make people think product covered by GI

EC: Commission to launch new market observatories for wine and fruit and vegetables

→EC: Fruit and vegetables Dashboard – Tomato

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

Protein balance sheet

→→EC: Commission publishes overview of EU feed supply

→→→IEG Policy: Commission publishes new EU Feed Protein Balance Sheet

→→→→EU wheat and barley to recover from drought year

→→→→EU farmers set to expand maize production after weighing drought risks

4. AGRI-FOOD ISSUES

IEG Policy: News

California jury hits Bayer with $2 billion verdict in glyphosate cancer case

Eurojust and Europol operation smashes fake olive oil gang with 20 arrests

Belgium and Poland demand exceptional CAP support for apple and pear producers

EU repeals anti-dumping duties on US ethanol imports

Most German farmers dissatisfied with EU agricultural policy, survey finds

Nearly one in ten Dutch organic farmers do not follow EU rules

EU ombudsman criticises Commission for blocking access to GMO info

Minister confirms France to end glyphosate use by 2021

Eur Activ: Commission calls for bioeconomy strategies to be expanded and implemented

Digitalising agriculture: Opportunities and market control

Farmers launch rallying cry for European elections

Portuguese EU candidates concerned about CAP cuts

German farmers denounce poor management of nitrate pollution case

EU curbs trans fats from 2021 to boost heart health

Commission repeals US anti-dumping duties on ethanol, irritates industry 

EU clean water laws under attack from industry lobbyists

FAO: Food Price Index

World Food Situation

AMIS – Agricultural Market Information System: Market Monitor – Issues

Market Monitor

→→Latest Market Monitor No 68 (May 2019)

International Grains Council (IGC)

International Farm Network (IFCN) Dairy Research Network: Webpage

IFCN Dairy Report 2018

→→IEG Policy: China and Africa to lead growth in global dairy consumption

→→→Dairy industry still sees trade, updated support programs as keys to survival

→→→USDA says dairy remains a priority for 2018 Farm Bill implementation

COPA – COGECA: WeFarm4EU – Feeding Europe’s future… Together with you

WeFarm4EU Manifesto

EU Code of conduct on agricultural data sharing by contractual agreement

→→IEG Policy: More associations sign up to EU Code of Conduct on agricultural data sharing

FEAL Project: Multifunctional Farming for the sustainability of European Agricultural Landscapes

Final Conference

→→IEG Policy: Increasing farmers’ knowledge on landscapes can improve life in rural areas – project

WTO: DDG Wolff: Trading system must evolve to keep up with change in agricultural markets

→IEG Policy: Solutions on WTO Appellate Body reform still elusive

→→WTO ag working groups poised to shift to negotiation on key issues

→→Uncertainty reigns supreme at WTO as US holds firm on demands

→→US improves offer to get countries to live up to notifications at WTO

CAP Reform: The looming EU- US WTO Spanish ripe olives dispute

Kantar World Panel: Newsletter 177

Newsletter 176

Brand Footprint report

OECD: New OECD Agriculture website now live!

Value Adding Pathways in Agriculture and Food Trade

European Coordination – Via Campesina: Open letter to European Parliament candidates on the right to produce and be nourished without GMOs

The European Citizens’ Initiative: Open initiatives

Press release

Initiative registered on ‘Pro ‘Nutriscore’ labelling on food products, to guarantee that consumers are provided with quality nutritional information and to protect their health’

→Initiative registered on ‘Cohesion policy for the equality of the regions and sustainability of the regional cultures’

Initiative registered on ‘the fast, fair and effective solution to climate change’

→→SUMOFUS: Save the bees! Stop ignoring fatal risks to bees when licensing pesticides

→→→IEG Policy: EU petition calls for mandatory reduction in pesticide use to save bees

→→→→NGOs, beekeepers lobby EU agriculture ministries for bee-friendly pesticides

NIFU – SusValueWaste: “From Waste to Value” – The Book is Out

Global sustainability: The paradox of productivity: agricultural productivity promotes food system inefficiency

Agricology: Wildlife-friendly farming increases crop yield: evidence for ecological intensification

The Lancet: Health effects of dietary risks in 195 countries, 1990–2017: a systematic analysis for the Global Burden of Disease Study 2017

Global diet and health: old questions, fresh evidence, and new horizons

The Economist: Global meat-eating is on the rise, bringing surprising benefits

In Spain’s election, the emptying countryside matters

Food Security: Hungry for free trade? Food trade and extreme hunger in developing countries

Journal of Rural Studies: Automated pastures and the digital divide: How agricultural technologies are shaping labour and rural communities

ING Think: Food tech: Technology in the food industry

→IEG Policy: Europe’s food industry is embracing rise of robots, says new report

Digital trends: Blockchain is overhyped, but it’s also perfect for California’s drought problem

Civil Eats: Does Your Food Label Guarantee Fair Farmworkers’ Rights? This One Does

AgroInsurance International: World News Summary from AgroInsurance

UK CMA (Competition & Markets Authority): Anticipated merger between J Sainsbury PLC and Asda Group Ltd – Final report

Arc 2020: April Newsletter

May Newsletter

Rural dialogues – Let’s talk!

IATP: International regulatory cooperation and the public good

United States | The Real Future of Agriculture

Missing the Mark(et)

Regulating agricultural futures markets to benefit producers, processors and consumers

News; IATP April Articles

European Review of Agricultural Economics: Advance articles

Measuring the impact of agricultural production shocks on international trade flows

Global Trade and Customs Journal: Latest Issues

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

No Terroir in the Cold? A Note on the Geography of Geographical Indications

 Agriculture: Volume 9, Issue 4

Volume 9, Issue 3

Foods: Volume 8, Issue 4

Volume 8, Issue 3

Land: Volume 8, Issue 4

Assessing Food Systems and Their Impact on Common Pool Resources and Resilience

Land Use Policy: Pathways of incorporation of young farmers into livestock farming

CIBE – CEFS: Open Letter to the EU Commission and the Agri Council 14 May 2019

→IEG Policy: Sugar producers urge Brussels to keep tariff in Mercosur talks

Politico: I’m the bees’ man: Juncker on Article 50 day

Gro Intelligence: NDVI: The Indispensable Data to Forecast Crop Yields

As Wheat Crops Flourish Worldwide, Prices Slump

Want to Build a Better Yield Model? Here’s Your First Step

Wageningen University: Newsletter April 2019

IFPRI: Global Food Policy Report 2019

IFPRI Insights

Compact 2025 End Hunger and Undernutrition – Brief 1 May

Compact 2025 End Hunger and Undernutrition – Brief 15 May

Price deficiency payments and minimum support prices: A study of selected crops in India

Sociology of Development: The (Economic) Development of Healthy Eating – Habits Gender, Nutrition, and Health Outcomes in 31 Countries

Nutrition Bulletin: The portion size effect and overconsumption – towards downsizing solutions for children and adolescents – An update

Nature: Russia joins in global gene-editing bonanza

IPES-Food: Latest reports

Ag Funder: Europe AgriFood Tech Investing Report 2018

International Olive Council (IOC): Newsletter 136 – April 2019

Olive Oil times: MedDiet Prevents Overeating, Study Finds

USDA: Regional Food Hub Resource Guide

USDA Agricultural Projections to 2028

→→Farm Policy News: ERS Analysis: Southeast Asia- Growing Meat Demand, Feedstuffs Imports

Crop Progress

→→Farmdoc Daily: Late Planting and Projections of 2019 U.S. Corn and Soybean Acreage

→→→Reconsidering USDA’s Corn Projections

→→→Corn Price Increases and Prevented Planting

→→→International Benchmarks for Corn Production

→→→Managing When Planting Is Delayed

→→Gro Intelligence: Early Signals From 2019’s US Crop Progress Reports                     

→→Réussir cultures & grains (FR) : Céréales : les marchés continuent de digérer le rapport baissier de l’USDA

USDA – ERS: Amber Waves

U.S. Exports for Most Major Meat Commodities Grew in 2018

U.S. Hired Farm Workforce Is Aging

US CRS: Latest publications

U.S. Farm Income Outlook for 2019

Major Agricultural Trade Issues in the 116th Congress

2018 Farm Bill Primer: ARC and PLC Support Programs

2018 Farm Bill Primer: Marketing Assistance Loan Program

2018 Farm Bill Primer: The Farm Safety Net

2018 Farm Bill Primer: Title I Commodity Programs

2018 Farm Bill Primer: Program Eligibility and Payment Limits

U.S. Farm Program Eligibility and Payment Limits Under the 2018 Farm Bill (P.L. 115-334)

Farm Commodity Provisions in the 2018 Farm Bill (P.L. 115-334)

Proposed Relocation/Realignment of USDA’s ERS and NIFA

Agricultural Conservation in the 2018 Farm Bill

2018 Farm Bill Primer: Dairy Programs

2018 Farm Bill Primer: Support for Urban Agriculture

IEG Policy: The US Farm Bill: A Policy Background

US Farm Bill 2018

Public News Service: Opponents: Ideology Wins Over Analysis in USDA Reorganization Push

Choices Magazine (AAEA): Innovations for a Shrinking Agricultural Workforce

Proposed Changes Would Increase the Cost and Decrease the Benefit of Listing Species as Endangered

→Theme Overview: The Role of Guest Workers in U.S. Agriculture

American Journal of Agricultural Economics (AJAE): Advance articles

Volume 101, Issue 3, April 2019

The New York Times: Short of Workers, U.S. Builders and Farmers Crave More Immigrants

UC Davis: California Farmers Have Raised Wages, But Still Unable to Find Enough Workers

Bloomberg: Ag Economy Is So Bad That Farmers Hang on to Old Deere Tractors

FOX Business: Sanders calls for breaking up big agriculture monopolies

Farm Policy News (US): Welcome News on Trade, But Unresolved Issues Linger

Federal Reserve Ag Credit Surveys- 2019 First Quarter Farm Economy Conditions

House Agriculture Subcommittee Hearing: “Reviewing the State of the Farm Economy”

Farmdoc Daily (US): Considering Policy Reversion: The Parity Paradox

Accumulating Assets

Time to Price 2019 Soybeans?

Global Meat: News

Dairy Reporter: News

The Beef / Dairy Site: http://www.thebeefsite.com/newsletter/ & http://www.thedairysite.com/newsletter/

The New York Times: Syrian Refugees Toil on Turkey’s Hazelnut Farms With Little to Show for It

INRA – Sésame (FR): Sésame 5

Vous me ferez bien un prix ?

[Monde numérique] Et si on reprenait nos esprits?

INRA – La mission Agro biosciences (FR): Revenu agricole : pourquoi noircir le tableau?

Agroéconomie (FR): PAC et élections européennes: Les agriculteurs ont le droit de savoir !

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

Anthropology of Food (FR): Viande et architecture

Institut de Recherches Économiques et Sociales (IRES): Éclairages 014 : Le pouvoir d’achat des familles modestes : la rupture de 2008

INSEE (FR): Les comportements de consommation en 2017

IRD (FR): La nutrition dans un monde globalisé

IDDRI: Réussir la transition agro-écologique en Europe (projet en cours)

Amorcer la transition vers l’agroécologie : les filières céréalière et laitière françaises à l’aube de changements majeurs?

Études Rurales (FR): Les semences

Le Figaro (FR): L’UE autorise les agriculteurs bio à vendre leurs propres semences

Ingénieurs sans frontières (FR): Pour une sécurité sociale alimentaire

Chambres d’Agriculture (FR): La Lettre économique – Avril 2019

L’amertume du sucre (Quentin Mathieu)

→→La Niouz’ Agri (FR): L’entretien (Quentin Mathieu)

FranceAgriMer (FR): Web site

Actualité

Agri Mutuel (FR): Newsletter A la une

Blé, maïs et soja bondissent avec la météo et les ventes américaines

Y a-t-il une autre vie après l’agriculture?

La fin des quotas betteraviers vire au « sentier de désillusions »

Se couvrir contre les risques, un réflexe à adopter par les agriculteurs

Agriculture Stratégies (FR): Stocks de poudre de lait : la stratégie de la Commission aurait coûté 2,3 milliards d’euros aux éleveurs européens

France Info (FR): INFOGRAPHIES. Europe : à qui profite la politique agricole commune?

BFM.TV (FR): De la Champagne au Québec: les jeunes agriculteurs pénalisés par l’envol du prix des terres

Eur Activ (FR): Les Pays-Bas lancent une nouvelle agriculture compatible avec la biodiversité

Sans ses « experts », la France va perdre des postes d’influence au Parlement européen

Les Échos (FR): Jacques Attali : « Notre modèle actuel d’alimentation ne peut pas durer »

En finir pour de bon avec la politique agricole commune

Panier Local: Les circuits courts – 23 modèles inspirants

Réussir cultures & grains: Céréales : révision à la hausse des rendements européens pour la récolte 2019

Terre-net (FR): Jean-Marie Séronie : « Les aides PAC actuelles disparaîtront un jour »

Tout savoir des dernières décisions des eurodéputés avant le scrutin européen

Wikiagri (FR): Notre système alimentaire ne fonctionne que si les prix agricoles sont maintenus au plus bas

Didier Guillaume, le Docteur Jekyll et Mister Hyde de la lutte contre l’agribashing

European Scientist: Le chauffage des serres est-il antinomique avec l’agriculture biologique

Public Eye (FR): Brésil: Au royaume des barons de l’agro-industrie

Iris – Analyses (FR): Brésil : où va la puissance agro-alimentaire avec Bolsonaro?

We demain (FR): Essor des supermarchés coopératifs : une carte pour les localiser dans toute la France

La Niouz’ Agri (FR): ‘L’enjeu sûrement le plus important de cette nouvelle PAC est la transition écologique (…) Il faudrait passer des contrats volontaires avec les agriculteurs qui s’y engagent’ (Jean-Marie Séronie)

La France agricole (FR): L’agriculture au menu des pourparlers États-Unis/Japon

E-RSE (FR): La consommation responsable dans l’agroalimentaire : une opportunité de croissance?

Pleinchamp.com (FR): Agribashing, un terme à proscrire pour comprendre la relation agriculture et société

RFI (FR): En Roumanie, les «petits» producteurs débordent d’ambitions

Le Figaro (FR): Européennes: les agriculteurs font passer un «grand oral» aux candidats

France3 (FR): Élections européennes : quelle est la position de chaque parti sur la politique agricole commune?

FARM (FR): Entre l’agriculture et les autres secteurs, de fortes inégalités de revenu

Tout Lyon Affiches (FR): Agriculture : le défi des élections européennes

5. ENVIRONMENTAL ISSUES

EC – Eurostat: In 2018, CO2 emissions in the EU decreased compared with 2017

EC: Eurobarometer survey on attitudes of EU citizens towards biodiversity

Bruegel: The distributional effects of climate policies

CAP Reform: Climate policy in agriculture and carbon leakage

The GHG emissions challenge for agriculture

IEEP: Net-zero agriculture in 2050: how to get there?

IEEP Manifesto Analysis

Arc2020: Is Carbon Neutrality Possible with Agroecology?

Gro Intelligence: Saving the Planet, and Your Big Mac Too

How to Model Agricultural Greenhouse Gas Emissions Using Gro Data

Agricultural Systems: Environmental footprints of beef cattle production in the United States

Amazon Watch: Complicity in Destruction II – How Northern consumers and financers enable Bolsonaro’s assault on the Brazilian Amazon

→IEG Policy: New report highlights beef and soy as leading cause of Brazilian deforestation

→EU Brazil Trade: Scientists & Indigenous groups unite to call for stricter EU trade with Brazil

Land degradation and development: Cost of agricultural productivity loss due to soil erosion in the European Union: From direct cost evaluation approaches to the use of macroeconomic models

→EC: Soil erosion costs European farmers €1.25 billion a year

AMFEP, EFG, CEFIC, CEFS, CEMA, CIBE: Open Letter to Member States on the EU Court Ruling on Mutagenesis

IEG Policy: US, other countries push for biotech crop flexibility

Fundacion Global Nature: Labels in the agrifood industry and biodiversity: Food and Biodiversity (project)

Politico: Mud and guts: Europe’s forgotten environmental crisis

The Nation: More Than 90 Percent of Americans Have Pesticides or Their Byproducts in Their Bodies

The Conversation: Australia: Five-yearly environmental stocktake highlights the conflict between economy and nature

EU Observer: Climate policy in Nordics: how to maximise global impact?

Use 25% of budget on climate change, urge EU states

Bloomberg: Brazil Tells the World: The Amazon Rainforest Is Ours, Not Yours

World Economic Forum: Could carbon pricing be the secret to meeting the Paris Agreement?

CMCC: Newsletter

WWF: EU elections 2019

Science for Environment Policy: Bioeconomy perceptions of the circular economy, Germany

New tool assesses the life-cycle impact of emerging technologies — despite data gaps

Towards a bioeconomy: quantifying the residual biomass potential in the EU-27

Urban self-sufficiency: how rooftops could contribute to cities’ energy, food and water demands, Spain

Science Daily: Warming Arctic permafrost releasing large amounts of potent greenhouse gas

Trade could be key to balancing conservation of freshwater sources and food security

Science Magazine: Can a dire ecological warning lead to action?

Genomics breeds new legal questions

Sticky pesticide could prevent harmful runoff

Rewilding complex ecosystems

Review of Environmental Economics and Policy: Advance articles

Environments: Volume 6, Issue 4

Volume 6, Issue 3

Sustainability: Volume 8, Issue 9

Volume 11, Issue 8

Volume 11, Issue 7

Volume 11, Issue 6

→→The Universal Precautionary Principle: New Pillars and Pathways for Environmental, Sociocultural, and Economic Resilience

CEWater: Volume 11, Issue 4

Volume 11, Issue 3

Climate: Volume 7, Issue 4

Volume 7, Issue 3

Energies: Volume 12, Issue 9

Volume 12, Issue 8

Volume 12, Issue 7

Eur Activ: Juncker insists 2030 climate target is EU’s top priority, not 2050 plan

Climate change will be key issue in EU elections, poll shows

Greens save glyphosate from EU ban calls, as deal with EPP triumphs

Crunch time for factory farming in Europe

Merkel sends first strong message for climate neutrality by 2050

Germany, Poland snub EU appeal for greater climate ambition

Netherlands launches 2030 vision to protect biodiversity in agriculture

→(FR) Les aléas climatiques ont déjà couté 500 milliards d’euros à l’Europe

→(FR) «Nous devons protéger l’environnement, mais notre puissance économique aussi»

AmCham EU: Weekly – Green Week: Achieving a clean planet for all 2050

Energy and Environmental Science: Techno-economic analysis and life-cycle greenhouse gas mitigation cost of five routes to bio-jet fuel blendstocks

Nature Sustainability: Global forecasts of shipping traffic and biological invasions to 2050

 Nature Communications: Model and manage the changing geopolitics of energy

Prominence of the tropics in the recent rise of global nitrogen pollution

Humans are driving one million species to extinction

Put equity first in climate adaptation

How Australia’s election will decide its role in climate change

Nature Research: The Deforestation Bill as a Threat to Biodiversity

Nature – Scientific Reports: Assessment of Glyphosate Induced Epigenetic Transgenerational Inheritance of Pathologies and Sperm Epimutations: Generational Toxicology

→Ouest-France (FR): COMMENTAIRE. Le glyphosate et après…

→Sciences et Avenir (FR): Glyphosate : le Sénat analyse pourquoi les expertises divergent, et propose des recommandations

Des Moines Register: EPA reaffirms finding that glyphosate does not cause cancer

The Guardian: Death by a thousand cuts’: vast expanse of rainforest lost in 2018

California defies Trump to ban pesticide linked to childhood brain damage

‘Decades of denial’: major report finds New Zealand’s environment is in serious trouble

Reuters: Climate change has U.S. fund managers adjusting agriculture investments

The Washington Post: I oversaw the U.S. nuclear power industry. Now I think it should be banned. The danger from climate change no longer outweighs the risks of nuclear accidents

BBC: UK Parliament declares climate change emergency

RTBF (FR): La sécheresse menace dans une partie de l’Europe

Science et Avenir (FR): L’intérêt du “non labour” confirmée

Actu environnement (FR): Les agriculteurs français se lancent dans les paiements pour services environnementaux

6. OTHER ISSUES

Bertelsmann Stiftung: EU Single Market boosts per capita incomes by almost 1,000 euros a year

→Eur Activ: Germany, wealthy regions are biggest winners of EU single market

OECD: OECD Employment Outlook 2019

→The European union: A People-Centred Agenda – An International Perspective

→→Eur Activ: OECD calls for bigger EU budget to deal with digital revolution

 Project Syndicate: In Defense of Europe (Michel Barnier)

 CEPS: EU parliamentary democracy: How representative?

Office of the US Trade Representative (USTR): Web site

Nature: The devastating biological consequences of homelessness

China set to introduce gene-editing regulation following CRISPR-baby furore

World Economic Forum: Longer lifespans are changing the shape of the world’s population pyramid

Africa is creating one of the world’s largest single markets. What does this mean for entrepreneurs?

Economies: Volume 7, Issue 2

Volume 7, Issue 1

SIEPS: Juncker’s Political Commission: Did it Work?

Perspectives on the future of the EU

EurActiv: Social security reform postponed until next European Parliament

Royal Society Open Science: Communicating uncertainty about facts, numbers and science

Journal of World Trade: Latest issues

European Public Law: Latest issues

German Marshall Fund (GMF): Brussels Should Avoid the Temptation of Trade Appeasement

Borderlex: Newsletter 29 April

Newsletter 13 May

Newsletter 20 May

CESifo: EEAG Report on the European Economy 2019, Chapter 4: Looking Outward: Western Disarray, China Rising

Newsletter April

CESifo Economic Studies: Website

Advance articles

The Review of Economic Studies: Advance articles

Volume 86, Issue 3, May 2019

European Review of Economic History: Advance articles

Volume 23, Issue 2, May 2019

Bloomberg: Where $17 Billion in Shifted Tariffs Might Land

Notre Europe / Institut Jacques Delors (FR): Le Parlement européen, un Parlement diffèrent

Les Échos (FR): Conflit commercial : les investisseurs se préparent au pire

La croissance mondiale victime de la guerre commerciale

7. EVENTS

CMCC: Webinar – Exploiting forest biodiversity to increase CO2 sequestration (28 May)

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)

Euractiv: Modernisation de l’agriculture. Quel équilibre entre innovation et sécurité alimentaire ? (Paris, 4 Juin 2019)

CEPS: The Power of the EU Purse: Mastering the Multiannual Financial Framework (Brussels, 13-14 June)

IFOAM: 2019 European Organic Congress (Bucharest, 20-21 June)

Care-T-Farms: Social agriculture and care-farm: work opportunity, social partnership and inclusion (25 June)

EAAE – European Association of Agricultural Economists: XVI EAAE Congress (Prague, 25-28 August 20o19)

Wageningen University: Mansholt Lecture – The future of proteins (18 September 2019)

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