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June 17, 2020
Germany’s lockdown measures brought public life to a near standstill. Even if life slowly goes back to normal, tasting rooms and bars have only recently opened in most German federal states.
June 12, 2020
COVID19 impact/mitigation update: On June 10, 2020, Germany announced follow-up rules that will allow for easier entry of seasonal agricultural workers into Germany.
June 5, 2020
On May 28, 2020, several hundred farmers protested in multiple German cities in response to the Minister of the Environment’s presentation of the “State of Nature in Germany “ report...
May 21, 2020
The German Government’s hand was forced to introduce higher labor standards in the meat industry after several COVID-19 infections in slaughterhouses exposed grim labor conditions.
May 14, 2020
Germany declared the agricultural and food industry a systemically important sector. This report provides an overview on the support measures adopted to keep the sector functioning...
May 13, 2020
In Germany, the COVID19 sparked new business ideas amongst restaurants which helped some of them earn more revenue than before the epidemic.
May 11, 2020
The light rains in the week of April 27 brought some relief to the thirsty German soils and came just in time for the germination of the recently planted corn and sugar beets.
April 30, 2020
In recognition of the 50th Anniversary of Earth Day, the European Industrial Hemp Association (EIHA) published a manifesto outlining the potential of industrial hemp to contribute to a greener...
April 17, 2020
Germany is the most important fish and seafood market in Europe for U.S. exporters. Germany’s growing demand for high-quality fish and seafood offers opportunities for U.S. suppliers.
April 15, 2020
Germany is the fourth largest wine producer in the European Union after France, Italy, and Spain.
April 3, 2020
The German food service sector has been hit hard by COVID-19, with sales down 50 percent to restaurants, airlines, caterers of public institutions like universities and schools in March 2020....
April 3, 2020
COVID19 impact/mitigation update: On April 2, 2020, Germany announced it will re-open its borders for seasonal agricultural workers under strict conditions and in a limited fashion.
March 26, 2020
Starting March 25, German borders are closed to seasonal agricultural workers from key countries including Bulgaria and Romania.
March 20, 2020
Aldi North and Aldi South plan to merge by 2022 according to press reports. Both branches have been divided for over half a century.
March 19, 2020
Agricultural Situation, Agriculture in the News, Avocado, Canned Deciduous Fruit, Dried Fruit, Fresh Deciduous Fruit, Fresh Fruit, Kiwifruit, Raisins, Stone Fruit, Strawberries, Vegetables...
March 10, 2020
EU-27+UK chicken meat production is expected to increase slightly again in 2020 driven by both domestic and export demand.
February 11, 2020
In 1996, after a 14-year ban, Germany legalized the cultivation of industrial hemp with a Delta-9- Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) content not exceeding 0.2 percent.
January 16, 2020
German food culture is turning more and more vegan.
January 16, 2020
With 83 million of the world’s wealthiest consumers, Germany is the largest market for dried fruits and nuts in Europe and a very important destination for U.S. almonds, walnuts, prunes....
January 16, 2020
The boom on the organic food market in the European Union (EU) continues.