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.


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...
Farmer is working on the organic farm with dairy cow
Press Release
07.09.2015 - 15:24

EPP Group demands solution for milk farmers

The European dairy sector is witnessing a substantial reduction in market prices due to severe market disturbances. In a letter to the European Commissioner for Agriculture, Phil Hogan, the EPP Group...
Person picking carrots on field
Press Release
01.07.2015 - 11:18

Russian Embargo: EPP Group urges more support for farmers

The EPP Group today urged the European Commission to extend the measures in favour of farmers affected by the Russian embargo that were implemented until 30 June. EPP Group Members of the...
Olive oil
Press Release
20.05.2015 - 13:36

EPP Group urges financial support for olive producers

Commenting on the Resolution on the ‘Xylella fastidiosa’ disease adopted in the European Parliament (EP) today, Giovanni La Via MEP, Chairman of the EP Committee on Environment, Public...
Monetary crop
Press Release
24.03.2015 - 16:08

CAP: better controls to benefit farmers

Monitoring EU spending on the Common Agricultural Policy is consuming a growing amount of time and money. Checking 40 million transactions and other CAP controls costs around four billion Euros a...
Corn Hybrid Selection genetic biotechnology
Press Release
04.12.2014 - 12:08

Breakthrough in negotiations on GMO crop growing ban

EU Parliament and Member States reached a deal on national bans on GMO crop growing In late-night negotiations, the European Parliament and Member States agreed on a new procedure allowing Member...



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