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EU agricultural outlook sees cereals dip but quota-free sugar surge

As a result of heatwaves and drought in various regions EU cereal production is likely to be slightly below average in 2017-2018 for the second year running, slowing down EU exports and tightening EU stocks. ©iStock

Cereal production in the EU is likely to dip in the short-term, as heatwaves and drought in various regions have a bearing on EU exports and on existing stocks, the Commission reports. 

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Russia says it is revelling after 2014 Western food embargo but could an end be in sight?

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Brexit-proof? Irish food and drink 2016 exports exceed €11 billion

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From farm to fork: How much do you know about where Europe's food comes from?

A child on a palm oil plantation operated by Indonesian agri-giant Wilmar. © Amnesty International

Wilmar palm oil produced using child labour in dangerous conditions: Amnesty International

While dairy prices might be on the rise, the Ulster Farmers' Union says it is unhappy those increases aren't making their way to farmers.

Union anger at Northern Ireland milk prices

Palm oil has the potential to be a sustainable, healthy oil - if it's done right, says Neil Blomquist. © iStock/Neoellis

Good palm oil is possible. This is what it looks like, says Palm Done Right CEO

The NFU is calling for a fair price for farmers for milk, and estimates that farmers are being short-changed by about £200m.

NFU says dairy farmers not paid enough

NFU Scotland is calling on milk purchasing companies to immediately increase the price being paid for milk from farmers following the upward trend in prices. Pic: ©iStock/Liquid_Light

NFU Scotland says milk buyers ignoring higher prices

The more than 110 participants at the 14th IFCN Supporter Conference in Wageningen, The Netherlands, looked at the future of dairy farming systems.

IFCN says 40% fewer dairy farms in Western Europe by 2026

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