About: milk quotas

Development Policy 02-03-2018

How EU powdered milk threatens African production

The secondary effect of the common agricultural policy (CAP) on African agriculture is a source of concern for MEPs. In recent years exports of powdered milk have soared, threatening the African dairy sector. EURACTIV.fr reports.
Agrifood 24-10-2017

Spreading thin: France grapples with butter shortage, price hike

France is facing a shortage of butter in supermarkets, as producers are scrambling to meet increased demand. The price hike should last for months. EURACTIV’s partner Ouest-France reports.
Agrifood 21-09-2017

Spain to join the gastro-nationalism wave on origin of milk

Spain has notified the European Commission on 5 September it will create a new law to include the origin of milk on the label of milk and dairy products, adding fuel to the gastro-nationalism debate.
Agrifood 01-06-2017

Farming innovation is staple for Europe’s food security

As the United Nations celebrate World Milk Day, Ramiro Cabral highlights a seemingly impossible challenge: producing more food in a manner that uses less land, water, feed and energy, all the while ensuring animal welfare.
Agrifood 27-09-2016

One in seven German farmers apply for milk reduction aid

Thousands of German farmers are set to cut their milk production in order to qualify for EU funding. EURACTIV Germany reports.
Agrifood 28-07-2016

German farmers: ‘Aid is not going to help active farms’

The aid package coming the way of milk farmers will only be of help if funds are not tied to targets on reducing production, the Secretary-General of the German Farmers' Association told EURACTIV.de. However, he did downplay the impact Brexit will have on the sector.
Agrifood 25-07-2016

New CAP is still struggling to find new export markets

Agriculture Commissioner Phil Hogan has launched a “diplomatic campaign” to find new markets for EU products. But external trade complexity and an unbalanced internal market pose serious challenges for the executive.
Agrifood 19-07-2016

EU throws fresh cash at struggling dairy farmers

The European Commission on Monday (18 July) announced a new €500 million aid package to tackle the unprecedented crisis in the EU’s dairy market.
Agrifood 11-07-2016

Baltic farmers: Russian embargo creates need for new export markets

Hit hard by the Russian food embargo, farmers from the Baltic countries and Finland have urged EU politicians to be more effective in finding new markets, as well as continue  dialogue with Moscow to overcome the food ban deadlock.
Agrifood 15-03-2016

EU backs milk production cuts to tackle low prices

The European Union voiced support on Monday (14 March) for temporary cuts in milk production by farmers in member states in a bid to reverse the plunge in prices that has shaken the dairy industry.
Phil Hogan
Agrifood 16-02-2016

France fails to win immediate EU support on farming crisis

France failed to secure further relief measures for its struggling livestock farmers at a meeting of European Union agriculture ministers on Monday (15 February), as it tries to contain protests sparked by persistent low prices.
Agrifood 20-01-2016

Hogan: Farmers’ rough ride set to continue for six months

Collapsed milk prices, the China crisis and the Russian ban on imports all mean that Europe needs new markets, said European Commissioner for Agriculture Phil Hogan. He wants to form a group of experts that can plot a course out of the mire. He spoke with EURACTIV's partner Tagesspiegel. 
Agrifood 10-12-2015

German Farmers’ Association accused of hypocrisy

The German Farmers' Association (DBV) has complained of the "drastic worsening" of conventional farming, attributing blame to non-German and non-EU causes. But Green and environmental organisations criticised the call for help as "hypocritical". EURACTIV Germany reports.
Agrifood 15-10-2015

‘Bargain bin’ milk could hurt developing economies

A proposed boost to German dairy-exports has been criticised for the potential economic damage it could do to developing countries, EURACTIV Germany reports. 
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 24-09-2015

Farming in mountainous areas: A fragile balance

SPECIAL REPORT / There is one type of agriculture that is more demanding and laboursome than others, but essential from a social point of view, and that is mountain farming. EURACTIV Italy reports.
Agrifood 22-07-2015

France promises emergency aid to farmers

French President François Hollande on Tuesday (21 July) promised measures to help livestock and dairy farmers who have been protesting for weeks over what they say is a squeeze on their profits by retailers and food processors.
Agrifood 01-04-2015

EU puts end to 30 years of milk quotas

European Union milk quotas were lifted yesterday (31 March), after more than 30 years, creating expansion opportunities for some dairy farmers, while potentially threatening the livelihood of others.
Milk
Agrifood 10-03-2015

European farmers fear instability as milk market deregulated

Billions of euros and thousands of jobs will flow from the historic deregulation of Europe's dairy sector, a string of Irish ministers promised at the opening this week of a vast new plant to make dried milk for developing markets.
Agrifood 21-06-2013

Italian farmers face fines for violating milk quota

The European Commission has ordered Italy to collect €1.4 billion in fines from dairy companies for exceeding EU milk production limits over a period of 15 years, money the government has already paid to the bloc.
Agrifood 27-11-2012

Dairy farmers’ protest blocks EU quarter

The area of the European institutions will remain blocked today (27 November) by protests of more than 2,500 farmers from across the EU against milk quotas and prices which they claim are well below production costs.