Agro World News

Parliament and Council agree drastic cuts to plastic pollution of environment

Single-use plastic items such as plates, cutlery, straws and cotton buds, will be banned in the EU under plans provisionally agreed between Parliament and Council.

EU agrees single-use plastics ban to reduce marine litter

Provisional plans to ban single-use plastics, agreed Wednesday by the EU institutions, target products most often found on beaches such as plates, cutlery, straws and cotton buds, and abandoned fishing gear.

Ministers agree Black Sea fish quotas for 2019

Bulgarian and Romanian fishermen will be able to continue fishing at the same levels as in 2018, following EU agreement on 2019 catch quotas for the commercially most important fish stocks in the Black Sea.

EU agrees 2019 fish quotas for Atlantic and North Sea

After intense negotiations, EU fisheries ministers reached agreement in the early hours of Wednesday morning on the 2019 catch limits for the main commercial fish stocks in the Atlantic and North Sea.

Legislators sign off on major reform of EU electricity market

EU legislators agreed Wednesday to new electricity market rules to better integrate renewable energy, help consumers switch energy providers and end state subsidies to the most polluting coal power plants.

Being climate-smart in agriculture

The reports are out and the message is clear: we all need to make decisions with the climate in mind.

Ministers agree Black Sea fish quotas for 2019

Bulgarian and Romanian fishermen will be able to continue fishing at the same levels as in 2018, following EU agreement on 2019 catch quotas for the commercially most important fish stocks in the Black Sea.

Small Agriculture—The National Agricultural Library’s Newest Digital Exhibit

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) National Agricultural Library (NAL) has launched a new digital exhibit named “Small Agriculture.”

We have continued interest in EBZ

We have submitted a new binding offer, funded, and unconditional for the bank’s approval. For the time being we are waiting for the banks reply and stand ready to implement the plan as of the next day of the approval, hence well before Christmas this year

I’m Not Going to Turn Another Clod

Plunging his shovel into a wheat field covered in soybean residue, Gary Hula hefts up a mound of crumbly soil with a grin. The county is under moderate drought and it’s just above freezing outside, but the soil in his shovel is full of moisture and riddled with worm holes—sure signs of healthy soil.

Farmers, frontline defenders against antimicrobial resistance

Farmers, frontline defenders against antimicrobial resistance.