The next Agriculture and Fisheries Council will be on 17 February in Brussels. I will represent the UK. Richard Lochhead MSP and Alun Davies AM will also attend.
There are no fisheries items on the agenda. On agriculture the Commission will present their proposal for a regulation combining and reinforcing existing school fruit and school milk schemes. There will be debates on the situation in the dairy sector and a proposal for reform of the regulation on information provision and promotion measures for agricultural products, on the internal market and third countries.
There are currently two any other business items:
implementing innovation partnership for agriculture productivity and sustainability;
conclusions from the 34th conference of directors of EU paying agencies.