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08.09.2017

Newsletter September online!

Prices are rising, dairy farmers are back on track - This is the tone of articles currently doing the rounds in the European press. Read more

02.09.2017

Belgian farm-gate milk price covers only 65 percent of production costs

(Brussels/Battice, 02.09.2017): A recent cost study shows that the costs of milk production in Belgium in 2016 were 41.37 cents/kg. As the farm-gate prices for milk were only 26.70 cents, this means only 65% of production costs were covered in 2016. The study, jointly commissioned by the European Milk Board (EMB) and the...

31.08.2017

European Milk Board (EMB) presents food-for-thought paper on CAP reform

Paper contains important proposals for Ministers of Agriculture meeting in Tallinn

25.08.2017

Milk powder rally in Germany: “Market responsibility instead of powder madness”

The German Dairy Farmers’ Association BDM plans several "milk powder demonstrations" in different federal states of Germany in the coming weeks, themed "market responsibility instead of powder madness". The German dairy farmers launched their "milk powder" campaign today (25 August) in Bad...

23.08.2017

"Milk Market Review" study: Dairy industry was unable to sell additional milk volumes adequately

This study was carried out due to the violent collapse of farm-gate prices in Germany during the most recent milk crisis in 2015 and 2016, as well to find out whether this was unavoidable considering market conditions. Prices did not plummet so drastically in other EU countries. The Büro für Agrarsoziologie und Landwirtschaft...

10.08.2017

Newsletter August online!

For 60 years, the agricultural sector has been facing one crisis after the other, and today we can affirm that we are continually in crisis. Read more

09.08.2017

Belgium criticises French project in the dairy sector

It is very understandable that some EU Member States search for their own ways of overcoming a deadlock if the EU lacks to put into place stabilising policy measures. For instance, last year, France introduced an obligation for processors to label milk and dairy products so that consumers would know in which country the...