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MILK-NEWS

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Dear dairy farmers, dear interested parties,

The year is coming to an end.

We would like to take this opportunity to look back at our journey in 2018.

The year presented us dairy farmers with some challenges as the dairy market still lacks effective instruments. Together with our members – milk producers from 15 European countries – we have tackled many of them head-on and achieved some of our goals, but we still have a long way to go.

In this festive season, I would like to thank everyone who has actively supported us along the way.

Thank you to all our colleagues within the EMB who have made our progress possible, have always provided new motivation for further developments and have helped us move forward.

Thank you to all policy-makers who have not only listened to our concerns but have also taken concrete steps toward the implementation of legislative measures.

Thank you to all fellow activists who fight with us shoulder to shoulder and add their voice to the call for a fair dairy sector.

And last but not least a big thank you to citizens and consumers, who appreciate our work in favour of a fair milk price and a fair income for us dairy farmers, so that we can pass our farms on to our children!

On behalf of the European Milk Board, I would like to wish you and your families a relaxing and peaceful Christmas season. May the coming days be a period of calm that will allow us to focus on what is important and gather strength to strive toward our goals for next year.

 

Season's Greetings and a Happy New Year!

Erwin Schöpges, President of the European Milk Board

 

Here's a recap of 2018 – Please find below a review of some important events in 2018.

„We call for a responsible milk policy"

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Brussels, 13/12/2018

"4000 km and 6 days in the bus there and back: "Dear Heads of State, there needs to be fairness in the Common Agricultural Policy at last!"

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Black Forest, 20 and 21 November 2018

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What happened in the Black Forest?

The Danish farmer met with his German, Lithuanian, French, Italian, Latvian, Belgian, Irish (these are a lot of different nations, but let’s continue…), Luxembourgish, Norwegian, Swiss and Dutch colleagues. For the milk market needs to be reformed! There was a lot to be discussed at EMB General Assembly.

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End of October – Africa

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EMB President Erwin Schöpges (Fairebel, Belgium) together with his colleague Adrien Lefèvre (FaireFrance, France) visited Burkina Faso to learn more about the situation in this West African country!

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Milk cost study showed: There is a gap between production costs and producer prices

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Brussels, 10/10/2018

Overview published with the latest figures from France, Germany, Denmark, Belgium, Luxembourg and the Netherlands

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Demonstration 28/09/2018 in Luxembourg

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Members, supporters and milk producers of the Luxembourg Dairy Board (LDB) demonstrated with their tractors on Place Clairefontaine in the city centre of Luxembourg. Their objective was to present the new study on milk production costs and then to submit their demands to the Minister of Agriculture.

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"Non, je ne regrette rien..."

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September 2018

Marilo Hurel, French dairy farmer, remembers the milk strike nine years ago.

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Federal Chancellor Merkel visits dairy farmer

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July 2018

Angela Merkel listened, but will she also support the needed crisis management instrument? In July German Chancellor Merkel visited the farm of Ursula Trede, member of the EMB-Organisation BDM.

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Study shows success of the EU volume reduction scheme announced 2 years ago

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Brussels, 19/07/2018

Two years ago – on 18 July 2016 – European Commissioner for Agriculture Phil Hogan announced the EU volume reduction scheme for the dairy market. The measure was a great success and showed that even small reductions have a major effect on producer prices.

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Fair – Fairer – Faironika

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Lille, 14/06/2018

European Fair Milk Conference honoured responsible commitment in agricultural sector

And the Golden Faironika goes to...

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April 2018: Elections at the EMB

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Erwin Schöpges got elected as the new EMB President in April of this year. Sieta van Keimpema remains Vice President and, together with Kjartan Poulsen, Roberto Cavaliere and Boris Gondouin, is part of the well-established team. New members of the Executive Committee are Pat McCormack (ICMSA, Ireland) and Johannes Pflaller (BDM, Germany). Romuald Schaber and John Comer stepped down after many years of commitment.

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Visit to EU milk powder storage facility

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Herstal, 24/01/2018

To get an idea of what many thousand tons of intervention milk powder look like, EU policy-makers and members of the EMB Executive Board visited the Belgian milk powder storage facility Vincent Logistics in Herstal in January 2018. It was stacked with milk powder sacks amounting to 12,600 tons, which were awaiting further use.

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