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April 09, 2020 00:07:23
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14 - F2F postponement debate, CAP negotiations, EFSA report

Due to pressure caused by the COVID-19 outbreak, farmers association COPA-COGECA has backed the further postponement of the Farm to Fork strategy, but this stance has been heavily criticised, agriculture sherpas rubber-stamped a partial negotiating mandate to discuss with MEPs the transition period for EU farming subsidies and we take a look at EFSA's annual report on pesticide residues found in food in the EU. ...

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April 02, 2020 00:06:57
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13 - Seasonal workers, CAP and COVID-19, Farm to Fork

The lack of agricultural workforce remains a concern for the entire European food supply chain, Parliament's plenary vote on the post-2020 CAP to be hold after the summer break, EPP group called for another postponement of the Farm to Fork (F2F) strategy ...

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March 31, 2020 00:14:11
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12 - Special Edition - The effects of COVID-19 on agriculture in the EU

In this special edition of the agrifood podcast, we explore the consequences of the recent coronavirus outbreak on the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP), focusing on what this outbreak shows about the EU farming system, how farmers can best be supported during times of crisis, and what effect this crisis will have on the on-going CAP post-2020 negotiations. ...

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March 26, 2020 00:06:15
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11 - COVID-19 fallout, seasonal workers, CAP contingency plan

EU agriculture ministers have called for further measures to address the difficulties faced by the agri-food sector due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Europe’s farming sector could face a dramatic shortfall in workers, and lawmakers in the European Parliament have called on the European Commission to prepare a strategy anticipating the difficulties that might arise in implementing the CAP during the crisis. ...

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March 19, 2020 00:05:34
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10 - F2F delayed, CAP deadline, COVID-19

The launch of the new EU food policy will be delayed by another month, EU countries have now been offered the option to extend the deadline to submit applications for CAP payments and food supply chain in Germany functions despite COVID-19.  ...

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March 12, 2020 00:04:56
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9 - F2F Leak, Circular Economy Plan, COVID-19

This week: The latest leaked draft of the Farm to Fork strategy features several notable changes from the previous version, how the new circular economy action plan will work alongside the Farm to Fork strategy and EFSA's conclusion that there is currently “no evidence that food is a likely source or route of transmission” of the novel coronavirus, COVID-19. ...

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