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05.04.2017

Newsletter April online!

In Spring 2016, there were many challenges facing the Irish agri-food sector - particularly the dairy sector - but a threat to our single largest export market wasn’t one of them. One year later, that threat is a reality and much of our government’s planning and policymaking takes place in the shadow cast by ‘Brexit’.

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05.02.2018

Committee of the Regions: Suspending buying-in of milk powder risks triggering another crisis in the dairy sector

Following the Council's decision to suspend automatic buying-in of skimmed milk powder, the European Committee of the Regions warns of another potential crisis in the milk sector

31.01.2018

Statement of the European Milk Board on the Council Decision on intervention skimmed milk powder

(Brussels, 31/01/2018) With respect to the Agriculture Council Decision to limit the buying-in of skimmed milk powder at a fixed price to zero tonnes for 2018, the European Milk Board would like to issue the following statement: Since intervention storage is currently overflowing and the stored volume is exerting a downward...

24.01.2018

Visit to EU milk powder storage facility

What can EU intervention realistically achieve and what can it not?

18.01.2018

Successful crisis management in the EU – What are the lessons to be learnt from the last three years?

(Berlin, 18 January 2018): That a crisis measure is not a crisis measure in and of itself has been clearly demonstrated in the dairy sector in the last three years. As the Executive Committee of the European Milk Board summarised at this year's Green Week press conference, truly effective instruments must be implemented in the...

16.01.2018

98% of milk production costs in Germany covered

Price gap threatening to widen again in 2018

12.01.2018

Newsletter January online!

The European Commission's latest recommendations on the future development of the CAP post 2020 have been available for a few weeks now. The recommendations come under the beautiful title "The Future of Food and Farming" and introduce objectively positive ideas like: "supporting active farmers" and...

10.01.2018

Milk powder – curse or blessing for the EU dairy sector?

Invitation to the press: visit of a milk powder warehouse in Liège/Belgium (24.01.2018)