Archive | February, 2007

EU’s share of global milk production falling

The EU’s share of global milk production is falling as a result of the quota system according to Rabobank dairy specialist Mark Voorbegen. Addressing a seminar organized by Dairy UK, he said that the EU had a 27 per cent share of the global market in 2005, down from the 1995 level of 31 per [...]

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Fischer Boel: one vision, two steps

Speaking at the annual conference of the National Farmers’ Union, EU Agriculture Commissioner Mariann Fischer Boel set out her priorities for next year’s CAP ‘health check’. She described her approach as ‘one vision, two steps’, the first step being the health check and the second step being the EU budget review scheduled for 2008/09. It [...]

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Mariann Fischer Boel in blog shock

With her silvery hair, Marks & Spencer outfits and matronly demeanour, EU Agriculture Commissioner Mariann Fischer Boel can give the impression of being rather old fashioned. So it comes as some surprise to discover that she is in fact a techno-geek.

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