Common Agricultural Policy

Michael Gove: ‘Historic opportunity’

Government launches post-Brexit farming consultation

By Michelle Perrett

Environment secretary Michael Gove has said there is a “historic opportunity” to deliver a farming policy which works for the whole industry, as he launched a new consultation today.

Growth opportunities for agribusinesses was among the key topics addressed by Owen Paterson and other speakers at the Oxford Farming conference

Oxford Farming conference – in quotes

By Laurence Gibbons

Opportunities for growth among agribusinesses, the Common Agriculture Policy (CAP), population growth and new technologies were key topics addressed at the Oxford Farming Conference, earlier this week (Tuesday 7 January).  Here, we capture in quotes a...

Clare Cheney, director general, Provision Trade Federation

Nobody does IT better - except the Dutch

By Clare Cheney

An article on government spending in The Times on April 24 cited eye-watering examples of overspending involving billions of taxpayers' money over the years on purchasing goods and services.

The EU sugar regime is blunting firms' competitiveness, it is claimed

EC plans farm policy revamp to include sugar reform

By Dan Colombini

The future of pricing of agricultural commodities lies in the balance today as the European Commission (EC) announces plans to reform the Common Agricultural Policy, with major reform of the sugar regime expected to feature in the package.

Clean bill of health

Clean bill of health

The European Commission has published draft legislation outlining how it will streamline, simplify and modernise its Common Agricultural Policy


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