Agriculture and Rural Development

Young plant

New rules for a simpler and fairer EU farming policy which will strengthen farmers’ position in a fairer supply chain have been endorsed by the...

Farmer and businessman examining plant in field

The EPP Group today backed legislation establishing more and better controls and inspections throughout the food chain. The goal is to improve...

Farmer in a field with combine harvester in the background

The EPP Group in the European Parliament is by far the strongest defender of the interests of European farmers. During the last reform of the CAP, it...

A fair food chain for all

In school yards and football fields we know what fair play means, but when it comes to business it’s not that easy anymore. How to tackle...



The Committee on Agriculture and Rural Development mainly deals with the Common Agricultural Policy but also processes legislation on forestry, on veterinary and plant-health matters, animal feeding stuffs provided such measures are not intended to protect against risks to human health, and on animal husbandry and welfare.


A fair food chain for all
03.06.2016 - 12:31

Fair trade for farmers

In school yards and football fields we know what fair play means, but when it comes to business it’s not that easy anymore. How to tackle unfair trading practises (UTPs) is a burning question,...
Milk pot farmer hand cow in meadow
Press Release
26.05.2016 - 10:23

Milk: effective instruments needed to solve the crisis

The dairy sector in Europe is going through a difficult period of low prices and very tight margins: too many farmers are producing too much milk. For Albert Dess MEP, the EPP Group Spokesman in the...
One euro coin among wheat grains
Press Release
12.04.2016 - 13:22

Farmers' crisis: new measures needed

"As the farmers’ situation is alarming, new measures are needed to replace the defunct intervention price system", said Albert Deβ MEP, the EPP Group Spokesman on Agriculture, as...
Kneeling farmer in barn holding tray of eggs
Press Release
07.04.2016 - 15:29

Agriculture: strong support for young farmers

“Without young farmers, agriculture has no future and without a strong agricultural sector, the European project will collapse”, said Nuno Melo MEP on the occasion of the 3rd European...
wallet and money
07.12.2015 - 10:15

Better spending - more value for taxpayers' money

Better value for taxpayers' money. This is the core idea behind the topic of performance-based budgeting that the EPP Group Bureau is discussing this week in Prague. "The EU budget is an...
Monetary crop
Press Release
15.09.2015 - 18:15

Good first step for European farmers

The Agriculture and Rural Development Commissioner Phil Hogan presented a package of measures to support European farmers with cash-flow difficulties and to stabilise markets and the functioning of...



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