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“Cheers” to our excellent wine and crémants
Gilles Baum recently requested a debate on viticulture in the Chamber of Deputies. In his eyes, viticulture is not only an important economic sector of our country, but also an essential part of our national heritage. The DP therefore insists on a regular discussion of the topic in Parliament.
read more...
What's next for the animal transport dossier?
DP MPs André Bauler and Gusty Graas asked the Minister of Agriculture how to follow up the debate with young farmers on the subject of animal transport, how the new EU recommendations will be implemented in practice and whether there will be a further debate on this subject?
read more...
Will the authorization of glyphosate in the EU be extended?
In their preliminary report, the four Member States that are evaluating the extension of the authorization of glyphosate in the EU, conclude that there is no reason to ban the controversial plant protection product. However, the expertise of this preliminary report is being questioned by several parties. DP MP Gusty Graas asked how the Luxembourg government sees things and what it intends to do to...
read more...
Further help for the swine sector?
The swine sector is still doing very badly. Many producers will have to stop their production. DP MPs Gusty Graas and André Bauler asked the ministers in charge if there could be further aid to the sector and what swine porducers could do with their buildings in the future if they had to stop.
read more...
how many farm shops are there in Luxembourg?
The pandemic has led many people to re-evaluate the benefits of regional products. In particular the purchase of meat products, vegetables and fruits, eggs and even milk directly on the farm seems to have increased in recent months. DP MPs André Bauler and Gusty Graas have asked the Minister of Agriculture how the number of farm shops has changed in recent years.
read more...
How are the porc producers doing?
DP MPs André Bauler and Gusty Graas asked the Minister of Agriculture how the porc producers are doing at the moment and how the state can help them.
read more...
How is the primary sector?
DP MPs André Bauler and Gusty Graas asked the ministers concerned about the primary sector. They asked, among other things, what the added value of this sector was and what professional profiles were most in demand.
read more...
The danger of the Japanese beetle?
Two of our MPs, André Bauler and Gusty Graas, have asked the Minister of Agriculture about the current situation regarding the Japanese beetle in Luxembourg: which crops are the most at risk? How can the spread of the Japanese beetle be prevented and where can the discovery of such a beetle be reported?
read more...
How high is the damage caused by foxes?
DP MP Guy Arendt asked the ministers how many animals the fox has killed in recent years and how much economic damage has been caused. He also inquired as to the current state of the diseases detected in the tested foxes, and also raised the question whether one should not regulate the fox population again.
read more...
Has the presence of the stink bug already been confirmed in Luxembourg?
The stink bug is an invasive insect native to Asia that causes many headaches for winegrowers, fruit and vegetable producers. These bugs can indeed cause very serious damage in vines, orchards or vegetable gardens. DP MPs André Bauler and Gusty Graas asked the ministers concerned whether these insects had already spread in Luxembourg and whether damage had already been detected in crops.
read more...
How many farms are private companies?
A number of agricultural companies have decided to establish themselves as a private company under Luxembourg law in recent years. DP member André Bauler asked the minister concerned how many companies are involved and what legal forms are used for these companies.
read more...
How much have farmers' crops suffered due to the weather in recent weeks?
In parts of Europe, cereal and potato harvests appear to have suffered from the rainy weather in recent weeks. What information have the ministry's services already been able to obtain and what consequences will there be for future harvests. Our MPs André Bauler and Gusty Graas made inquiries with the Ministry.
read more...
“Veterinarians for all” here in Luxembourg as well?
In France, the “Vétérinaires pour tous” initiative, which is promoted by the French recovery plan, helps those people who are unable to support their pets’ checkups and treatments at the veterinarian . This way, both are helped – the pets and their owners as well. What opportunities are there in Luxembourg for people with fewer financial means, and are similar initiatives planned in Luxembourg? Our...
read more...
Are poisonous flowers in the hay deadly to our animals?
The Jacob's crucifer, which is currently in bloom, and the autumnal lilies that bloom in autumn, land more and more often in hay, which is fed to farmers' beasts but also to horses. These flowers contain toxins that attack the livers of the animals and can end in death. DP MP Gusty Graas asked the ministers concerned if the hay was regularly checked, if there had been any deaths yet and how to tackle...
read more...
Agroforestry: a solution to better resist climate change?
Global warming and increasingly frequent droughts have negative consequences for Luxembourg's agricultural land. Agroforestry could be a solution to protect our soils against drought. In this context, DP-MP André Bauler asked the Minister of Agriculture for more information on Agroforestry.
read more...
How to react when you see an animal suffering in a car?
During hot weather, the heat can have tragic consequences for our pets. Under the Animal Welfare Law, everyone has a duty to provide assistance to an animal in danger. But what are the consequences of breaking a stranger's car window? DP-MP Gusty Grass asked the ministers concerned.
read more...
Will the Moselle Valley become a UNESCO World Heritage Site?
The association "Weltkulturerbe Moselle Valley" is about to submit a candidacy for the inclusion of the Moselle valley as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The winegrowers from Germany are not enthusiastic, however, because the plan is that they will only be allowed to cultivate their terraced vineyards according to the traditional "Einzelpfahlerziehung". DP member Gusty Grass asked the minister responsible...
read more...
How is rural areas supported financially?
The state can support rural development in a number of ways. On the one hand there is the Fonds d’orientation économique et sociale pour l’agriculture (FOESA) and on the other hand the LEADER projects. DP MP André Bauler noted that only a few projects are supported by the fund, with LEADER projects receiving more financial support. The North MP asked the responsible minister why this was the case and...
read more...
Vaccination against the coronavirus also for animals?
A vaccine has been developed in Russia to vaccinate animals against the coronavirus. Gusty Graas, member of Parliament for the DP, asks the Minister of Agriculture what he thinks about the vaccination of animals and if he would recommend it to Luxembourg.
read more...
How did the prices of agricultural land develop?
The land is an important means of production for farmers, vegetable gardeners and winegrowers. DP member of Parliament André Bauler asks the Minister of Agriculture how the prices of agricultural land have developed in recent years.
read more...
Tularemia also in Luxembourg ?
In Germany, tularemia is still spreading. This infectious disease can also be transmitted to humans. Are there any cases of sick animals in Luxembourg at the moment? Where are the risks and for whom? Are hunters and farmers informed about the situation? What measures are in place to prevent a spread in the Grand Duchy? Deputies Claude Lamberty and Max Hahn have asked the ministry about the matter.
read more...
Is agriculture also affected by the rise in prices of various materials?
Currently there is a solid growth in the prices of various materials. DP member André Bauler asks the Minister of Agriculture if our farmers, marketgardeners and assimilated businesses are also affected. He also asks if there have been delivery shortages for some products and what kind of products they are.
read more...
How much have the grapevines in Luxembourg suffered from the recent frost?
After the severe frostbite that had an considerable impact all over France, the DP MPs André Bauler, Gilles Baum and Carole Hartmann asked the minister responsible what the situation looks like in Luxembourg.
read more...
How many diseases have been detected in foxes?
It is known that foxes often transmit diseases. Now the ministry has warned of distemper detected in foxes. This disease can also be transmitted to dogs. Guy Arendt, member of the DP, asks the ministers concerned how many diseases have been detected in recent years in foxes and how to prevent the spread of these viruses.
read more...
Solar collectors on the ground
In a recent statement, the Ecological Movement and the Luxembourg young farmers and rural youth demand that PV plants be installed as a priority on buildings or other already used areas, and as little as possible on the ground, so as to limit further soil sealing. DP members Max Hahn and André Bauler asked the relevant ministers how they feel about this and how big the area is in Luxembourg that is...
read more...
How common is the Equine herpesvirus-1 (EHV-1) in horses in Luxembourg?
The Equine herpesvirus-1 (EHV-1) broke out during an international equestrian tournament in Valencia. Hundreds of horses are infected. A Europe-wide pandemic is feared. DP member Gusty Graas asks the responsible ministers whether the virus is present in Luxembourg and what is being done in Luxembourg to prevent the virus from spreading.
read more...
Where are the works on the future Moselle Center in Ehnen?
On September 26, 2018, the foundation stone for the renovation of the Ehnen Wine Museum was laid. Not much has happened since. Carole Hartmann, member of the DP, asks the responsible ministers in what phase the construction is and when the new museum will open.
read more...
Landwirtschaft a Wäibau
Land- an Ernierungswirtschaft: am Interessi vun de Baueren, de Konsumenten a vun der Ëmwelt Eng modern Land- an Ernierungswirtschaft setzt op Qualitéit viru Quantitéit. D’Bedeitung vu regionale Produkter, faire Präisser fir de Bauer a fir de Konsument, vum Wuel vun den Déieren a vun enger ëmweltbewosster Produktioun ginn ëmmer méi wichteg an eiser Gesellschaft. D’DP huet déi lescht fënnef Joer d’Weiche...
read more...
Soon a new variant of swine fever in Luxembourg?
Australian authorities have warned of a new variant of swine flu. The members of the DP, Gusty Graas and André Bauler, asked the Minister of Agriculture what is the risk of this variant reaching Europe.
read more...
Promotion of Luxembourgish products by state-owned companies?
As it was reported to the DP MPs Gilles Baum and Carole Hartmann, Luxair would no longer serve Luxembourgish crémant, but French champagne on their flights. For this reason, the two Eastern MPs wanted to know from the responsible ministers what the reasons are and whether it would not be appropriate to promote Luxembourgish products through Luxembourg state-owned companies.
read more...
Drone rescue of fawns from combine harvesters
The government announced a pilot project last summer to support the drone rescue of fawns from combine harvesters. DP MPs Max Hahn and Gusty Graas wanted more information on this pilot project.
read more...
Too high a phosphate concentration in the water of the Haute-Sûre lake?
In a recent interview, the President of the Chamber of Agriculture regrets that no follow-up has been given to an analysis on the high concentration of phosphate in the water of the Haute-Sûre dam lake submitted to the Minister of the environment. This is why the deputy of the DP Gusty Graas asked for explanations on this subject from the minister in question.
read more...
Transgenic pigs from the United States for human consumption?
In the United States, the Food Safety Authority (FDA) has recently approved genetically modified pigs for human consumption. DP members Gusty Graas and André Bauler ask the Minister for Health and the Minister for Agriculture what they think about the use of these pigs in Europe for pharmaceutical or food production.
read more...
Water from the Moselle river to water young vines?
The possibility of using water from the Moselle to irrigate young vines in times of extreme heat and drought already exists in Luxembourg, one only needs an authorization. However, few winegrowers take advantage of it, while the president of independent winegrowers is arguing for more use. What are the reasons for this? Should more information be provided on this possibility, or should the administrative...
read more...
Will our agriculture need more water?
Water is a vital resource, also for our agriculture. After the many warm summers, DP MPs Gusty Graas and André Bauler asked the responsible ministers how much agriculture, horticulture and viticulture currently need and will need in the future.
read more...
“Cheers” to our excellent wine and crémants
Gilles Baum recently requested a debate on viticulture in the Chamber of Deputies. In his eyes, viticulture is not only an important economic sector of our country, but also an essential part of our national heritage. The DP therefore insists on a regular discussion of the topic in Parliament.
read more...
What's next for the animal transport dossier?
DP MPs André Bauler and Gusty Graas asked the Minister of Agriculture how to follow up the debate with young farmers on the subject of animal transport, how the new EU recommendations will be implemented in practice and whether there will be a further debate on this subject?
read more...
Will the authorization of glyphosate in the EU be extended?
In their preliminary report, the four Member States that are evaluating the extension of the authorization of glyphosate in the EU, conclude that there is no reason to ban the controversial plant protection product. However, the expertise of this preliminary report is being questioned by several parties. DP MP Gusty Graas asked how the Luxembourg government sees things and what it intends to do to...
read more...
Further help for the swine sector?
The swine sector is still doing very badly. Many producers will have to stop their production. DP MPs Gusty Graas and André Bauler asked the ministers in charge if there could be further aid to the sector and what swine porducers could do with their buildings in the future if they had to stop.
read more...
how many farm shops are there in Luxembourg?
The pandemic has led many people to re-evaluate the benefits of regional products. In particular the purchase of meat products, vegetables and fruits, eggs and even milk directly on the farm seems to have increased in recent months. DP MPs André Bauler and Gusty Graas have asked the Minister of Agriculture how the number of farm shops has changed in recent years.
read more...
How are the porc producers doing?
DP MPs André Bauler and Gusty Graas asked the Minister of Agriculture how the porc producers are doing at the moment and how the state can help them.
read more...
How is the primary sector?
DP MPs André Bauler and Gusty Graas asked the ministers concerned about the primary sector. They asked, among other things, what the added value of this sector was and what professional profiles were most in demand.
read more...
The danger of the Japanese beetle?
Two of our MPs, André Bauler and Gusty Graas, have asked the Minister of Agriculture about the current situation regarding the Japanese beetle in Luxembourg: which crops are the most at risk? How can the spread of the Japanese beetle be prevented and where can the discovery of such a beetle be reported?
read more...
How high is the damage caused by foxes?
DP MP Guy Arendt asked the ministers how many animals the fox has killed in recent years and how much economic damage has been caused. He also inquired as to the current state of the diseases detected in the tested foxes, and also raised the question whether one should not regulate the fox population again.
read more...
Has the presence of the stink bug already been confirmed in Luxembourg?
The stink bug is an invasive insect native to Asia that causes many headaches for winegrowers, fruit and vegetable producers. These bugs can indeed cause very serious damage in vines, orchards or vegetable gardens. DP MPs André Bauler and Gusty Graas asked the ministers concerned whether these insects had already spread in Luxembourg and whether damage had already been detected in crops.
read more...
How many farms are private companies?
A number of agricultural companies have decided to establish themselves as a private company under Luxembourg law in recent years. DP member André Bauler asked the minister concerned how many companies are involved and what legal forms are used for these companies.
read more...
How much have farmers' crops suffered due to the weather in recent weeks?
In parts of Europe, cereal and potato harvests appear to have suffered from the rainy weather in recent weeks. What information have the ministry's services already been able to obtain and what consequences will there be for future harvests. Our MPs André Bauler and Gusty Graas made inquiries with the Ministry.
read more...
“Veterinarians for all” here in Luxembourg as well?
In France, the “Vétérinaires pour tous” initiative, which is promoted by the French recovery plan, helps those people who are unable to support their pets’ checkups and treatments at the veterinarian . This way, both are helped – the pets and their owners as well. What opportunities are there in Luxembourg for people with fewer financial means, and are similar initiatives planned in Luxembourg? Our...
read more...
Are poisonous flowers in the hay deadly to our animals?
The Jacob's crucifer, which is currently in bloom, and the autumnal lilies that bloom in autumn, land more and more often in hay, which is fed to farmers' beasts but also to horses. These flowers contain toxins that attack the livers of the animals and can end in death. DP MP Gusty Graas asked the ministers concerned if the hay was regularly checked, if there had been any deaths yet and how to tackle...
read more...
Agroforestry: a solution to better resist climate change?
Global warming and increasingly frequent droughts have negative consequences for Luxembourg's agricultural land. Agroforestry could be a solution to protect our soils against drought. In this context, DP-MP André Bauler asked the Minister of Agriculture for more information on Agroforestry.
read more...
How to react when you see an animal suffering in a car?
During hot weather, the heat can have tragic consequences for our pets. Under the Animal Welfare Law, everyone has a duty to provide assistance to an animal in danger. But what are the consequences of breaking a stranger's car window? DP-MP Gusty Grass asked the ministers concerned.
read more...
Will the Moselle Valley become a UNESCO World Heritage Site?
The association "Weltkulturerbe Moselle Valley" is about to submit a candidacy for the inclusion of the Moselle valley as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The winegrowers from Germany are not enthusiastic, however, because the plan is that they will only be allowed to cultivate their terraced vineyards according to the traditional "Einzelpfahlerziehung". DP member Gusty Grass asked the minister responsible...
read more...
How is rural areas supported financially?
The state can support rural development in a number of ways. On the one hand there is the Fonds d’orientation économique et sociale pour l’agriculture (FOESA) and on the other hand the LEADER projects. DP MP André Bauler noted that only a few projects are supported by the fund, with LEADER projects receiving more financial support. The North MP asked the responsible minister why this was the case and...
read more...
Vaccination against the coronavirus also for animals?
A vaccine has been developed in Russia to vaccinate animals against the coronavirus. Gusty Graas, member of Parliament for the DP, asks the Minister of Agriculture what he thinks about the vaccination of animals and if he would recommend it to Luxembourg.
read more...
How did the prices of agricultural land develop?
The land is an important means of production for farmers, vegetable gardeners and winegrowers. DP member of Parliament André Bauler asks the Minister of Agriculture how the prices of agricultural land have developed in recent years.
read more...
Tularemia also in Luxembourg ?
In Germany, tularemia is still spreading. This infectious disease can also be transmitted to humans. Are there any cases of sick animals in Luxembourg at the moment? Where are the risks and for whom? Are hunters and farmers informed about the situation? What measures are in place to prevent a spread in the Grand Duchy? Deputies Claude Lamberty and Max Hahn have asked the ministry about the matter.
read more...
Is agriculture also affected by the rise in prices of various materials?
Currently there is a solid growth in the prices of various materials. DP member André Bauler asks the Minister of Agriculture if our farmers, marketgardeners and assimilated businesses are also affected. He also asks if there have been delivery shortages for some products and what kind of products they are.
read more...
How much have the grapevines in Luxembourg suffered from the recent frost?
After the severe frostbite that had an considerable impact all over France, the DP MPs André Bauler, Gilles Baum and Carole Hartmann asked the minister responsible what the situation looks like in Luxembourg.
read more...
How many diseases have been detected in foxes?
It is known that foxes often transmit diseases. Now the ministry has warned of distemper detected in foxes. This disease can also be transmitted to dogs. Guy Arendt, member of the DP, asks the ministers concerned how many diseases have been detected in recent years in foxes and how to prevent the spread of these viruses.
read more...
Solar collectors on the ground
In a recent statement, the Ecological Movement and the Luxembourg young farmers and rural youth demand that PV plants be installed as a priority on buildings or other already used areas, and as little as possible on the ground, so as to limit further soil sealing. DP members Max Hahn and André Bauler asked the relevant ministers how they feel about this and how big the area is in Luxembourg that is...
read more...
How common is the Equine herpesvirus-1 (EHV-1) in horses in Luxembourg?
The Equine herpesvirus-1 (EHV-1) broke out during an international equestrian tournament in Valencia. Hundreds of horses are infected. A Europe-wide pandemic is feared. DP member Gusty Graas asks the responsible ministers whether the virus is present in Luxembourg and what is being done in Luxembourg to prevent the virus from spreading.
read more...
Where are the works on the future Moselle Center in Ehnen?
On September 26, 2018, the foundation stone for the renovation of the Ehnen Wine Museum was laid. Not much has happened since. Carole Hartmann, member of the DP, asks the responsible ministers in what phase the construction is and when the new museum will open.
read more...
Landwirtschaft a Wäibau
Land- an Ernierungswirtschaft: am Interessi vun de Baueren, de Konsumenten a vun der Ëmwelt Eng modern Land- an Ernierungswirtschaft setzt op Qualitéit viru Quantitéit. D’Bedeitung vu regionale Produkter, faire Präisser fir de Bauer a fir de Konsument, vum Wuel vun den Déieren a vun enger ëmweltbewosster Produktioun ginn ëmmer méi wichteg an eiser Gesellschaft. D’DP huet déi lescht fënnef Joer d’Weiche...
read more...
Soon a new variant of swine fever in Luxembourg?
Australian authorities have warned of a new variant of swine flu. The members of the DP, Gusty Graas and André Bauler, asked the Minister of Agriculture what is the risk of this variant reaching Europe.
read more...
Promotion of Luxembourgish products by state-owned companies?
As it was reported to the DP MPs Gilles Baum and Carole Hartmann, Luxair would no longer serve Luxembourgish crémant, but French champagne on their flights. For this reason, the two Eastern MPs wanted to know from the responsible ministers what the reasons are and whether it would not be appropriate to promote Luxembourgish products through Luxembourg state-owned companies.
read more...
Drone rescue of fawns from combine harvesters
The government announced a pilot project last summer to support the drone rescue of fawns from combine harvesters. DP MPs Max Hahn and Gusty Graas wanted more information on this pilot project.
read more...
Too high a phosphate concentration in the water of the Haute-Sûre lake?
In a recent interview, the President of the Chamber of Agriculture regrets that no follow-up has been given to an analysis on the high concentration of phosphate in the water of the Haute-Sûre dam lake submitted to the Minister of the environment. This is why the deputy of the DP Gusty Graas asked for explanations on this subject from the minister in question.
read more...
Transgenic pigs from the United States for human consumption?
In the United States, the Food Safety Authority (FDA) has recently approved genetically modified pigs for human consumption. DP members Gusty Graas and André Bauler ask the Minister for Health and the Minister for Agriculture what they think about the use of these pigs in Europe for pharmaceutical or food production.
read more...
Water from the Moselle river to water young vines?
The possibility of using water from the Moselle to irrigate young vines in times of extreme heat and drought already exists in Luxembourg, one only needs an authorization. However, few winegrowers take advantage of it, while the president of independent winegrowers is arguing for more use. What are the reasons for this? Should more information be provided on this possibility, or should the administrative...
read more...
Will our agriculture need more water?
Water is a vital resource, also for our agriculture. After the many warm summers, DP MPs Gusty Graas and André Bauler asked the responsible ministers how much agriculture, horticulture and viticulture currently need and will need in the future.
read more...
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