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Germany | 28 November 2016
Bayer-Monsanto deal is a bet on GM crop expansion

Bayer chief executive Werner Baumann pledged to create a “global leader in agriculture” when he unveiled the company’s blockbuster takeover of Monsanto in September. Making a success of the $66bn d...


Germany | 24 November 2016
Case of H5N8 bird flu in German farm, turkeys to be culled

A case of high risk H5N8 bird flu has been confirmed in the German state of Lower Saxony and about 16,000 turkeys on the farm will now be culled, authorities said on Thursday. The case was confirme...


Germany | 24 November 2016
Farmer sues German energy giant over climate change

A German court will on Thursday hear a complaint by a Peruvian farmer who accuses energy giant RWE of contributing to the climate change that has caused glacial melting in the Andes, threatening his h...


Germany | 22 November 2016
Germany tightens rules for poultry farms amid bird flu cases

Germany is calling on farmers to take further precautionary measures following a rash of bird flu cases in the country. Earlier this week a flock of 30,000 chickens was destroyed in the northern st...


Germany | 18 November 2016
South Africa, others impose import restrictions on German poultry over bird flu

Several countries have placed import restrictions on German poultry following outbreaks of bird flu in the country, German authorities said on Wednesday. South Africa, Japan, South Korea, Hong Kong...


Germany | 18 November 2016
Solar energy from the farm

Feeding the world's growing population requires land, especially if crops are to be grown in an environmentally friendly manner. But space for such crops is becoming increasingly limited. "Agricult...


Germany | 17 November 2016
German farmers furious over claims no more sausage meat in 20 years

The chief of Rügenwalder Mühle warned that in 20 years time Angela Merkel’s nation will only tuck into vegetarian sausages and schnitzel, despite the pork treat being a traditional family favourite. ...


Germany | 3 November 2016
German cabinet approves draft law banning GM crops

The German cabinet has approved a draft law banning cultivation of crops with genetically modified organisms (GMOs), government sources told Reuters on Wednesday. Germany had announced in September...


Germany | 11 October 2016
Bayer vows not to use reputation to impose Monsanto’s GM crops on Europe

Bayer’s chief said the company is not planning to take advantage of its own good reputation to forcefully introduce genetically modified crops to Europe against its inhabitants’ will after it took ove...


Germany | 10 October 2016
New Zealand hereford beef a hit in Germany

German consumers are taking a liking to New Zealand hereford beef, with demand growing in a market traditionally dominated by pork and poultry. Fuelling that demand is the cattle's grass fed diet a...


Germany | 7 October 2016
German federal government, states to decide jointly on GMO crops-draft law

Germany's federal and state governments will in future decide together whether to ban the cultivation of crops with genetically modified organisms (GMOs) that are allowed in the European Union, a draf...


Germany | 16 September 2016
Bayer buys in to Monsanto's vision of high-tech agriculture

On the day last year that I visited Robb Fraley, chief scientist of Monsanto, at the company’s St. Louis headquarters, he’d just come from a meeting with some farmers. Fraley laughed when I asked w...


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...