Author: Kim Schoukens

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Agritechnica postponed to 2022

The DLG has decided to postpone Agritechnica to early 2022 due to the ongoing problems caused by the covid crisis. The organiser announced the decision…

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EU approves 3 Protected Geographical Indications

The European Commission has approved the application for inclusion of three products from Hungaria and Croatia respectively in the Register of Protected Geographical Indications (PGI):…

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Biogas production expected to double by 2030

  Biogas production is growing in European countries and represents a valuable alternative for many farmers. The European Biogas Association (EBA) foresees a doubling of…

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Marielle Schalk: “we can’t go green when we are in the red”

A lot has happened in the last few weeks. It all started with the first article in the ‘cattle factories’ series by Flemish newspaper De…

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Commission extends aid package for the wine sector

  Yesterday, the Commission decided to extend the exceptional support package for the wine sector by one year. The aid measures will be available until…

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Fewer farmers but more accidents in Flanders

  In Flanders, the number of farmers and horticulturalists is declining. However, the number of accidents on agricultural and horticultural businesses is increasing, according to…

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From a desk to the farm, how strawberries changed Matija’s life

“Let’s not look at each other as competition, the more we grow, the less imports there will be!” Matija Brinjak, 29, started out as a…

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Vervaet: a small family business transforms into a leading international player

Dutch company Vervaet is definitely the reference in Europe for slurry and manure processing or beet harvesting. The company alternately produces beet harvesters and manure…

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European green deal, it’s the economy stupid!

By Jannes Maes   While it seems appropriate these days to dispense with any sense of nuance in order to make a point, I would…

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Milking near Brussels

“Urbanisation is a big problem in Flanders!” Bart Vanderstraeten (38) runs a mixed farm with his wife Marijke (31) in Merchtem, a village just outside…

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