Agriculture and Rural Development

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...

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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...

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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...

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Milk pot farmer hand cow in meadow

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....

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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.

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Young agricultural worker posing in a cowshed
Press Release
19.10.2017 - 16:36

EPP Group supports young farmers

The 4th edition of the European Congress of Young Farmers took place at the European Parliament in Brussels on October 18 and 19, in the context of a joint initiative by the Portuguese EPP Group MEP...
Picturesque patchwork quilt farmland aerial view over fields rural villages
Press Release
14.06.2017 - 13:06

Greening of CAP: imported protein feed not desired solution

"The European Commission's proposal of prohibiting the use of plant protection products on ecological focus areas is not environmentally-sound", said Albert Deß MEP, the EPP Group...
Farmer and businessman examining plant in field
Press Release
15.03.2017 - 12:24

No more food scandals: better controls to protect consumers

The EPP Group today backed legislation establishing more and better controls and inspections throughout the food chain. The goal is to improve consumer trust in the products they receive and to avoid...
One euro coin among wheat grains
News
12.12.2016 - 12:00

Agriculture: fighting market price volatility effectively

Long winters, wet springs, hot summers: Europe's farmers have always been exposed to natural risks. In the past few years, macro-economic factors such as exchange rates, energy and fertiliser...
Kneeling farmer in barn holding tray of eggs
Press Release
08.11.2016 - 11:38

CAP: solutions for stable prices for Europe's farmers

Concrete solutions to fight price volatility for Europe's farmers who are increasingly exposed to risks and who are highly dependent on natural factors which are sometimes beyond their control,...
A fair food chain for all
Press Release
09.06.2016 - 11:15

EPP Group proposes solutions to solve the agriculture crisis

Sinking producer prices have led European farmers into a deep crisis. The prices paid for milk have gone down by one third in just three years, for example. The EPP Group proposes several measures to...

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