Agricultural subsidies http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/27092/all en Cash crisis sucks life out of EU farm policy reform http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130121/cash-crisis-sucks-life-out-eu-farm-policy-reform <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* EU leaders likely to cut future farm budget by 10 pct</p> <p>* Politicians diluting farm policy reforms in response</p> <p>* Plans to leave more land fallow and rotate crops at risk</p> <p>* Move to liberalise EU sugar sector also facing delay</p> <p>By Charlie Dunmore</p> <p>BRUSSELS, Jan 21 (Reuters) - European Union politicians will scale back or ditch reforms to the farm subsidy system as they seek to mollify powerful farmers' lobbies angry at subsidy cuts forced on them by the bloc's debt crisis.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130121/cash-crisis-sucks-life-out-eu-farm-policy-reform" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Agricultural economics Agricultural subsidies Business Economy of the European Union European Union Thomson Reuters Mon, 21 Jan 2013 13:15:53 +0000 5737206 at http://www.globalpost.com EU lawmakers vote to limit funds for biggest farms http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130123/eu-lawmakers-vote-limit-funds-biggest-farms <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Parliament committee adopts position on farm policy reform</p> <p>* Politicians seek to delay sugar sector reform to 2020</p> <p>* MEPs and governments to start talks on reform in March</p> <p>* Farm budget for 2014-2020 yet to be finalised</p> <p>By Charlie Dunmore</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130123/eu-lawmakers-vote-limit-funds-biggest-farms" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Agricultural economics Agricultural subsidies Business Economy of the European Union European Union Politics Technology Thomson Reuters Wed, 23 Jan 2013 17:15:24 +0000 5738387 at http://www.globalpost.com Spanish farmers protest for EU subsidies http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130207/spanish-farmers-protest-eu-subsidies <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Farmers demonstrated in Madrid on Thursday against an overhaul of the European Union's agricultural policy in which they fear losing hundreds of millions of euros in subsidies each year.</p> <p>Hundreds of protesters, some dressed as cows and others in the orange T-shirts of their Union of Small Farmers which organised the demonstration, blew whistles and set off firecrackers as they marched through the streets of the Spanish capital.</p> <p>The farmers fear that subsidies from the European Union will be cut at a time when their revenues have fallen due to the economic crisis.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130207/spanish-farmers-protest-eu-subsidies" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Agricultural economics Agricultural subsidies Business Subsidies AFP Thu, 07 Feb 2013 18:46:13 +0000 5749258 at http://www.globalpost.com EU parliament moves to 'green' Europe's farms http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130313/eu-parliament-moves-green-europes-farms <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>European lawmakers on Wednesday approved plans for a radical overhaul of the EU's Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) by capping subsidies and tying them to environmental concerns.</p> <p>Members of the European Parliament notably agreed a sea-change in the European Union's controversial farming subsidies -- tying 30 percent of direct subsidies to respect for the environment.</p> <p>The measures include crop diversity, maintaining permanent pastures, and creating ecological fallows that are havens for plants, animals and insects on arable land.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130313/eu-parliament-moves-green-europes-farms" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Agricultural economics Agricultural subsidies Business Economy of the European Union European Union Politics AFP Wed, 13 Mar 2013 18:19:01 +0000 5782523 at http://www.globalpost.com EU states agree farm reform, but deal not yet done http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130320/eu-states-agree-farm-reform-deal-not-yet-done <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>European Union agriculture ministers agreed a plan to reform the bloc's often contested farm policy, its top budgetary item, after marathon talks winding up late Tuesday.</p> <p>Ireland, which currently holds the rotating EU presidency, hailed the deal struck after two days of talks as "an enormous step forward" and "a watershed moment" in months of efforts to reform the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) that accounts for 38 percent of the EU budget.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130320/eu-states-agree-farm-reform-deal-not-yet-done" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Agricultural economics Agricultural subsidies Business Economy of the European Union AFP Wed, 20 Mar 2013 11:30:31 +0000 5788629 at http://www.globalpost.com Big farms set to lose in EU agriculture subsidy shake-up http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130624/big-farms-set-lose-eu-agriculture-subsidy-shake <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Charlie Dunmore and Nigel Hunt</p> <p>LUXEMBOURG (Reuters) - European Union negotiators gathered on Monday for talks to finalize reforms of the bloc's 50 billion euro-a-year farm policy that could remove almost half of the subsidies now given to some of its largest grain and livestock producers.</p> <p>Many of the proposals are meant to make the 50-year-old common agricultural policy (CAP) more fair and environmentally friendly, to justify the huge sums paid to farmers each year.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130624/big-farms-set-lose-eu-agriculture-subsidy-shake" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Agricultural economics Agricultural subsidies Business Economy of the European Union Environment European Union Thomson Reuters Mon, 24 Jun 2013 11:32:29 +0000 5865614 at http://www.globalpost.com EU reaches deal to overhaul farm subsidies http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130626/eu-reaches-deal-overhaul-farm-subsidies <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>European institutions on Wednesday agreed to reform the Common Agricultural Policy to favour small farms over big business and promote environmentally friendly farming in an overhaul of the EU's most costly programme.</p> <p>The Irish presidency of the European Union announced on its Twitter account it had reached an agreement between member states and the European Parliament and the European Commission.</p> <p>The deal is to be confirmed by Parliament committee later on Wednesday.</p> <p>The CAP accounts for about 38 percent of the EU's budget.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130626/eu-reaches-deal-overhaul-farm-subsidies" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Agricultural economics Agricultural subsidies Economy of the European Union Environment European Union Human Interest AFP Wed, 26 Jun 2013 14:05:03 +0000 5868084 at http://www.globalpost.com EU reaches deal to overhaul farm subsidies http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130626/eu-reaches-deal-overhaul-farm-subsidies-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>European institutions on Wednesday agreed to reform the Common Agricultural Policy to favour small farms over big business and promote environmentally friendly farming in an overhaul of the EU's most costly programme.</p> <p>The Irish presidency of the European Union announced on its Twitter account it had reached an agreement between member states and the European Parliament and the European Commission.</p> <p>The deal is to be confirmed by Parliament committee later on Wednesday.</p> <p>The CAP accounts for about 38 percent of the EU's budget.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130626/eu-reaches-deal-overhaul-farm-subsidies-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Agricultural economics Agricultural subsidies Economy of the European Union Environment European Union Human Interest AFP Wed, 26 Jun 2013 14:05:26 +0000 5868088 at http://www.globalpost.com EU hails 'fairer' farm subsidy reform http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130627/eu-hails-fairer-farm-subsidy-reform <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>A reform of EU farm subsidies agreed this week will favour young farmers and smallholders over big business as well as more eco-friendly farming in a "paradigm shift" for Europe, a top official said on Thursday after three months of talks.</p> <p>"We wanted to have a fairer and more economical Common Agricultural Policy (CAP), as well as one that is more in touch with the modern world," the EU's Agriculture Commissioner Dacian Ciolos told reporters in Brussels.</p> <p>"This is the start of a paradigm shift for the CAP," he said.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130627/eu-hails-fairer-farm-subsidy-reform" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Agricultural economics Agricultural subsidies Economy of the European Union Human Interest AFP Thu, 27 Jun 2013 17:02:15 +0000 5869439 at http://www.globalpost.com Lithuania urges final push on EU farm reform http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130923/lithuania-urges-final-push-eu-farm-reform <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Lithuania, which currently holds the rotating EU presidency, on Monday urged a final push on a major reform of the bloc's generous farm subsidy programme that is held up in talks with European lawmakers.</p> <p>A reform of EU farm subsidies agreed by member states in June after three months of marathon talks favours young farmers and smallholders over big business and has been called a "paradigm shift" for Europe.</p> <p>"This is the challenge we must meet," said Lithuanian Agriculture Minister Vigilijus Juknawho as he met fellow European Union ministers in Brussels.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130923/lithuania-urges-final-push-eu-farm-reform" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Agricultural subsidies Economy of the European Union European Union European Union Human Interest AFP Mon, 23 Sep 2013 15:49:47 +0000 5942154 at http://www.globalpost.com Report warns of farmers gaming U.S. subsidy programs http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/131008/report-warns-farmers-gaming-us-subsidy-programs <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. lawmakers must tighten farm subsidy rules to make sure the money goes only to active farmers and landowners, a congressional report said on Tuesday, warning that millions of dollars are at stake.</p> <p>Senator Charles Grassley, who requested the report, said it showed "there is still far too much subterfuge" involved in the way farm payments are made and limits applied.</p> <p>The Iowa Republican called for "closing loopholes that allow non-farmers to game the system."</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/131008/report-warns-farmers-gaming-us-subsidy-programs" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Agricultural economics Agricultural subsidies Subsidy Technology Thomson Reuters Tue, 08 Oct 2013 23:30:43 +0000 5955554 at http://www.globalpost.com U.S. farm subsidy reforms under attack in Congress discussions http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/131119/us-farm-subsidy-reforms-under-attack-congress-discussions <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Charles Abbott</p> <p>WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A congressional agreement to tighten U.S. farm subsidy rules for the benefit of small and family farmers is under attack in the final negotiations over a new, overdue farm bill, two senators said on Tuesday, with time running short.</p> <p>Leaders of the House and Senate Agriculture committees face an informal deadline at the end of this week to strike an agreement on a $500 billion compromise, if they hope to pass a bill this year. Congress could adjourn for the year in mid-December.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/131119/us-farm-subsidy-reforms-under-attack-congress-discussions" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Agricultural economics Agricultural subsidies Business Chuck Grassley Environment Health Politics Thomson Reuters Wed, 20 Nov 2013 01:32:27 +0000 5994182 at http://www.globalpost.com Farm bill negotiators work against New Year's deadline of higher milk prices http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/131205/farm-bill-negotiators-work-against-new-years-deadline-higher <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Canadian Press </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>WASHINGTON - A New Year's deadline that could send the price of milk skyward looms over congressional negotiators as they try to reach agreement on a five-year farm bill. They've been tripped up by differences over the nation's food stamp program and how to restructure farm subsidies.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#cp">Copyright 2013 Canadian Press.</a></p> <p>All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/131205/farm-bill-negotiators-work-against-new-years-deadline-higher" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Agricultural economics Agricultural subsidies Business Environment Health Politics Social Issues United States House of Representatives The Canadian Press Fri, 06 Dec 2013 01:48:46 +0000 6010804 at http://www.globalpost.com Reid says Senate will not extend farm law despite threat of milk prices rising http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/131210/reid-says-senate-will-not-extend-farm-law-despite-threat-mil <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Canadian Press </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>WASHINGTON - Majority Leader Harry Reid says the Senate will not extend current farm law if Congress can't agree on a new farm bill before adjourning next week.</p> <p>House leaders have reserved space on their agenda this week for extending the current law until the end of January. Lawmakers fear that milk prices might rise sharply if dairy subsidies expire Jan. 1.</p> <p>The House and Senate have passed separate versions, but with widespread differences over crop subsidies and how much to cut food stamps.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#cp">Copyright 2013 Canadian Press.</a></p> <p>All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/131210/reid-says-senate-will-not-extend-farm-law-despite-threat-mil" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Agricultural economics Agricultural subsidies Business Social Issues Subsidies The Canadian Press Tue, 10 Dec 2013 21:50:59 +0000 6016242 at http://www.globalpost.com US lawmakers reach farm bill deal, subsidies slashed http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140128/us-lawmakers-reach-farm-bill-deal-subsidies-slashed <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Congressional negotiators reached a deal on a five-year bill Monday that eliminates or caps agriculture subsidies for thousands of farmers and slashes the food stamp program for needy Americans.</p> <p>The mammoth measure, which took some two years to hash out and endured a collapse of negotiations in 2013, could now be voted on as early as Wednesday in the House of Representatives, the chamber's Republican leaders said.</p> <p>The Senate could address the so-called farm bill next week, according to Senate Democrat Debbie Stabenow, chair of the chamber's Agriculture Committee. </p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2014.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140128/us-lawmakers-reach-farm-bill-deal-subsidies-slashed" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Agricultural economics Agricultural subsidies United States Department of Agriculture AFP Tue, 28 Jan 2014 05:46:35 +0000 6054773 at http://www.globalpost.com