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Germany | 18 August 2016
Monsanto gives Bayer limited access to its books

U.S. seed company Monsanto has given German suitor Bayer AG limited access to its books after turning down a sweetened $64 billion takeover offer last month, two sources familiar with the situation to...


Germany | 16 August 2016
Germany will match EU funding but Ireland still hasn't decided

Germany's government will double financial aid to farmers but the Irish Government confirmed there has been no decision made. The German government has announced it will match the European Union s...


Germany | 11 August 2016
German farmers quitting dairying as high costs of production take their toll

Germany regards itself as one of the most important countries in Europe producing agricultural machinery and food but cracks are appearing in its once robust farming structure. Like every other cou...


Germany | 10 August 2016
German agriculture under the microscope

Here are our ‘plant protection’ products,” Willi Kremer Schilling told a delegation of foreign journalists as they entered the fortress-like warehouse at the Buir-Bilesheimer Agricultural Co-operative...


Germany | 5 August 2016
Germany research bringing biomass crops to new markets with lucrative benefits for farmers

Research in Germany is trying to make farmers much more than just food and fibre producers. It's experimenting with multi-use crops that can be used for medicine, insulation and paper production. ...


Germany | 3 August 2016
German farmers quitting dairy as high production costs take toll

Germany regards itself as one of the most important agricultural countries in Europe but cracks are appearing in its once robust farming structure. Like every other country in the world, the dairy ...


Germany | 2 August 2016
German farmers battling to change minds on glyphosate before the chemical is banned

The future of the most widely used farm chemical in the world is in doubt for European farmers. Glyphosate, which comes in many products and is best known branded as RoundUp, is heavily used by far...


Germany | 1 August 2016
Bauer Willi: Germany's most famous farmer, trying to connect with consumers

Germany's most famous farmer is not shy about putting people in their place. "You dear consumer only want one thing — cheapness," wrote Bauer Willi in his now famous 2014 letter bemoaning how disco...


Germany | 28 July 2016
German farmers: ‘Aid is not going to help active farms’

The aid package coming the way of milk farmers will only be of help if funds are not tied to targets on reducing production, the secretary-general of the German Farmers’ Association told EurActiv.de. ...


Germany | 27 July 2016
German dairy farmers struggle through milk slump

If you thought only Kiwi farmers were hurting from low dairy prices think again. Gerald Piddock visited Germany to find their farmers are also struggling. Every day that German dairy farmer Christo...


Germany | 22 July 2016
Bakery venture feeds German appetite for pesticide-free food

There's a booming demand in Germany for produce that is both locally sourced and free from chemicals. One cooperative in Karlsruhe is linking farmers producing pesticide-free grains with artisanal bak...


Germany | 8 July 2016
France, Germany fret over wheat damage as harvest nears

The threat of damage to wheat crops is increasing in parts of the European Union's top two producers, France and Germany, after weeks of wet, overcast weather, but improving conditions elsewhere could...


Germany | 30 June 2016
'Cancer causing' weedkiller given go ahead by EU - as Germany and France hold it to ransom

Farmers across the bloc can continue using glyphosate for another 18 months after European health commissioner Vytenis Andriukaitis yesterday extended its licence before a June 30 deadline. The her...


Germany | 22 June 2016
German dairy DMK to pursue cost-cutting amid tough trading

German dairy cooperative DMK said today it is pushing ahead with a major cost-cutting programme to free up EUR60m (US$67.8m) by the end of the year in response "severe challenges" faced by the dairy i...


Germany | 31 May 2016
Germany promises €100m emergency package for dairy farmers

The German government has promised an emergency package of at least €100m for the country’s dairy farmers who have been buffeted by the collapse in milk prices. Christian Schmidt, Germany’s agricul...


Germany | 24 May 2016
How would Bayer-Monsanto affect workers, farmers, investors?

Bayer wants to buy Monsanto for $62 billion, hooking up the German chemical and drug company with the St. Louis-based producer of seeds and weed-killers. The deal would create a global giant in agr...


Germany | 23 May 2016
Germany's Bayer offers $62 billion cash to acquire Monsanto

Bayer AG made an unsolicited $62 billion all-cash offer to acquire Monsanto Co. and create the world’s biggest supplier of farm chemicals and genetically modified seeds, disclosing the terms of its bi...


Germany | 19 May 2016
Dairy farms in crisis as milk now cheaper than water

As the price of milk in German supermarkets dips below that of a bottle of mineral water, many farmers fear for their futures. How has this come to pass? At the start of May, discount supermarket A...


Germany | 19 May 2016
Bayer makes takeover offer for agriculture giant Monsanto

German drug and chemicals-maker Bayer has made an unsolicited offer to buy agricultural giant Monsanto in a deal that could create the world's biggest supplier of seeds and pesticides. It comes ami...


Germany | 18 May 2016
Milk prices trickle to a record low in Germany

Got milk? Markets across the European Union do, and far too much of it. German media report milk prices have slipped to new lows, depressed by an oversupply following last year’s end to production quo...


Germany | 13 May 2016
Berlin wants to come to dairy farmers' aid

Germany is planning to come to the aid of its struggling milk producers, whose livelihoods are being threatened by falling prices, with Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservative party proposing more tha...


Germany | 21 March 2016
Europe drunk on anti-chemical ideology

When touring Germany, the last news-story any Australian wants to hear about and be forced to digest is one about an apparent link between glyphosate and beer. Given the European country is world-f...


Germany | 16 March 2016
Farmers crack own record with 'world's biggest egg'

Two weeks ago, a German chicken-farming couple thought themselves lucky when they discovered a sizeable 184-gram egg - until their hen laid an even bigger one. A couple in Lower Saxony who farm chi...


Germany | 26 February 2016
Poor start to the year for German milk farmers

Milk prices in Germany continued to plummet in January, while supermarket chain Lidl enforces stricter animal health and welfare standards. The dairy industry newsletter reports that the lowest pr...


Germany | 10 December 2015
Organics only bright spot for German farmers

Germany's farmers are having a tough time, with farm-gate prices for their produce in a radical slump. Organic produce and wine-growing are the only bright spots in an otherwise difficult agribusiness...


Germany | 9 December 2015
German farmers' income falling 'drastically'

The financial situation of German farmers is deteriorating "drastically" due to falling prices and no improvement is likely in the near future, the farmers' federation DBV said on Tuesday. In its 2...


Germany | 8 December 2015
Wild pig in Germany gives up 'boaring' life to live with herd of cattle

A wild pig in Germany has decided to give up its "boaring" life — leaving the forest to live with a small herd of cattle. Farmer Dirk Reese told the dpa news agency Monday the boar, which he nickna...


Germany | 3 December 2015
Germany steps up Its wheat sequencing effort

The German Federal Ministry of Food and Agriculture announced today that it would award 1.5 million Euros to a project aimed at providing a reference sequence for two wheat chromosomes, part of the in...


Germany | 6 November 2015
Two-thirds of EU states to ban GM crop cultivation

The 19 EU member states will be able to ban GM cultivation on their territory after biotech and agriculture companies dropped objections on Thursday. GM crops have faced resistance in Europe amid c...


Germany | 27 October 2015
Huge rise In farmland assessment In Rhineland

A significant shift in property assessment is occurring in the municipality of Rhineland. The latest figures from the province indicate land assessment in the municipality has risen from a total of...