About: dairy

Brexit 18-01-2018

UK agriculture must ‘invest to compete’ after Brexit, say industry leaders

Britain’s agriculture industry must work to “incentivise the implementation of research and development” if it is to compete globally after Brexit, farming leaders told a EURACTIV roundtable in Westminster on Tuesday (16 January).
Agrifood 09-01-2018

Food and drink industry calls for ‘functioning’ single market, Brexit certainty

Europe’s food and drink industry relies heavily on the EU single market to underpin its steady growth rate, but it has warned that Brexit poses a real threat to the future of many businesses.
Agrifood 27-10-2017

Dairy farmers demand EU action on milk prices

Europe’s dairy farmers gathered in front of the European Commission’s headquarters in Brussels on Thursday (26 October) to demand measures to improve their income security in the face of recurring crises in the sector.
Agrifood 31-08-2017

Hard border could spell the end for Northern Ireland’s dairy processors

Controls on the Irish border could make the island’s dairy industry “unworkable”, while tariffs could force Northern Irish milk processors out of business altogether, the sector has warned.
Agrifood 30-08-2017

EU heading for butter shortage by year end

Dairy producers have warned that the EU faces a butter supply crisis by the end of the year, as changing demand and market imbalances send prices to a historic high.
Climate change 08-11-2016

Study: Carbon tax on food could cut GHG missions by 9%

A food tax based on a product's carbon footprint would bring benefits not only for the climate, but also for public health, according to a British study published on Monday (7 November). EURACTIV's partner Journal de l'Environnement reports.
Agrifood 08-11-2016

FAO prepares to open carbon markets to the milk sector

Small-scale milk producers could soon have access to the carbon markets, thanks to a new methodology developed by the UN Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO). EURACTIV's partner Journal de l'Environnement reports.
Trade & Society 03-05-2016

Canada to compensate dairy farmers for Europe trade deal

The Canadian government said on Monday (2 May) it would compensate the country's dairy farmers for increased European imports allowed under a pending free trade deal.
Agrifood 22-02-2016

CAP and animal welfare: Simply incompatible

Livestock production has been at the centre of the intensification in agriculture brought by Europe's Common Agriculture Policy (CAP), writes Olga Kikou. These policies have put farmers under pressure, and created conditions for overproduction, she says.
Agrifood 07-10-2015

Milk production in the EU: Holding on to the fantasy, or facing the truth?

Recent protests about the falling price of milk have turned the spotlight on the dairy sector. But large scale dairy farming has the potential to exacerbate existing problems, writes Olga Kikou.
Agrifood 04-09-2015

Europe must come to grips with the CAP

The European Union has adopted a piecemeal approach to the crises hitting the bloc’s milk and livestock sector,  write Yves Madre and Luc Vernet.
Agrifood 02-09-2015

Disputes reignited over milk prices ahead of EU crisis meeting

Ahead of the meeting between EU agricultural ministers next week, disputes over the regulation of milk prices have once again come to the fore. EURACTIV Germany reports.
Agrifood 31-08-2015

France, Italy, Portugal and Spain to tackle dairy crisis together

Spain's Minister of Agriculture will meet with her French, Italian and Portuguese counterparts this Friday (4 September), in order to present a united front ahead of a Council meeting on 7 September. EURACTIV Spain reports.
Agrifood 29-08-2014

Dairy sector to receive emergency EU funding following Russian trade ban

The European Union will use agricultural funds to help EU producers store butter, Skimmed Milk Powder (SMP) and cheese, to help diminish the impact of the Russian ban on EU food imports, the Commission announced on Thursday (28 August).
Agrifood 22-08-2014

EU ready to support dairy sector hit by Russia food ban

The European Union is ready to support exporters of dairy products hit by Russia's ban on Western food imports, adding to emergency measures already taken for fruit and vegetables, the EU's executive arm said on Friday (22 August).
Agrifood 02-08-2013

China sees liberalised EU as fertile market for milk supplies

The sight of China's companies and even tourists buying up European baby milk products has given farmers a glimpse of what could be the export upside of an at times feared opening up of Europe's dairy market.
Agrifood 12-01-2012

Dairy waste offers greener solution to food packaging

Germany could cover Lake Constance with the clear film applied each year to seal in freshness on food packaging. But what is good for flavour is not necessarily good for the environment.
Agrifood 16-06-2010

EU advised to table rules for dairy contracts

After eight months of brainstorming, an EU expert group has drummed up seven recommendations to stabilise the dairy market and ensure a fair income for producers.
Agrifood 04-12-2009

McCartney tips ‘Meat-free Monday’ to curb warming

In a drive to halt climate change and improve public health, ex-Beatle Paul McCartney has told Europeans to abstain from eating meat at least once a week.
Agrifood 22-09-2009

Angry dairy farmers dump milk at EU headquarters

European dairy farmers set hay on fire and spilled milk in front of the European Commission headquarters in Brussels on Monday (21 September) and warned their protest over low milk prices would intensify.
Agrifood 24-07-2009

EU agrees steps to help dairy prices

The European Union agreed steps yesterday (23 July) to help stabilise falling dairy prices, scrapping the minimum price for cheese to qualify for export subsidies and extending purchases of butter and milk powder. 
Agrifood 23-07-2009

EU to investigate dairy sector profits

The EU has limited scope to help struggling dairy farmers over the next two years, but is investigating whether big supermarkets are using their buying power unfairly against them, a European Commission report on the dairy market situation shows.
Agrifood 26-05-2009

EU offers help to dairy sector, refuses quota rises

Europe's farm chief yielded some ground on Monday amid demands for aid to help the European Union's dairy sector cope with low prices and poor exports, offering to advance EU subsidy payments to all eligible farmers. But she rejected calls from small farmers to restore milk quotas. 
Agrifood 24-03-2009

EU farm chief rejects calls to restore milk quotas

Marianne Fischer Boel, the EU's agriculture commissioner, yesterday (23 March) dismissed calls by Germany and four other EU nations to reinstate milk quotas in an effort to support prices, which have plunged dramatically in recent months.