06 August 1998
Growers and processors in Euro
By FWi staff
COPA-COGECA, the Europe-wide farming union, has joined forces with FEDOIL, the EC seed crushers and oil processors federation, in a bid to increase the lobbying power of both organisations.
Common objectives between the two are to safeguard the oilseed sector, optimise European oilseed production and to protect the sector from unfair practices developed by foreign competitors.
Both organisations consider the proposals to reform the CAP as “inappropriate” and not in the best interests of oilseed producers. The joint statement says the bodies will work together to push for substantial changes to the Agenda 2000 proposals.