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14 January 2016
El Niño Lowers Early Production Outlook in Southern Africa
GLOBAL - Crop and livestock production prospects in Southern Africa have been weakened by the El Niño weather phenomenon that has lowered rains and increased temperatures....
17 December 2015
Climate Change and Your Food: Ten Facts
GLOBAL - Here are ten facts about how a change climate affects our ability to grow food and feed ourselves....
Income Per EU Agricultural Worker Down by 4.3 Per Cent
EU - Real agricultural income in the European Union (EU) has fallen by 6.0 per cent in 2015 compared with 2014, while agricultural labour input has dropped by 1.8 per cent....
01 December 2015
Thousands of British Farmers to Receive BPS Payments on 1st Dec
UK - The Government's Rural Payments Agency (RPA) has announced that around 30,000 farmers are set to receive their 2015 Basic Payment Scheme payments on Tuesday 1 December....
09 November 2015
Lords Look at Creating Resilient EU Agriculture Sector
UK - The House of Lords EU Sub-Committee on Energy and the Environment have launched a new inquiry into how the agriculture industry can respond to price volatility and help make farming more...
29 October 2015
EU Parliament Rejects National Bans on GM Feed
EU - The European Parliament has comprehensively rejected a European Commission plan to allow individual member states to ban genetically modified food or feed on their territories....
15 October 2015
EU Politicians Agree to Strengthen Organic Rules
EUROPE - Organic farmers, processors, traders and importers must meet higher but realistic sustainability criteria and undergo strict food fraud checks to boost trust in the EU organic label,...
23 July 2015
Greek Bailout Expected to Cost Agriculture €2 Billion
GREECE - The new bailout agreement reached this week could cost Greek agriculture more than €2 billion, according to a Greek agricultural association....
07 July 2015
French Plans to Support Agri-food Sector to 2025
ANALYSIS - Fresh moves are being made in France to support the livestock and agriculture sectors that have been rocked by low prices and poor market conditions....
New Strategy for the Irish Agri Food Sector to Improve Exports, Jobs
IRELAND - Plans for a new ten year strategy for the Irish agri food sector has been announced by government. The new ten year strategy, Food Wise 2025, projects exports to increase to €19...
29 June 2015
Russia Extends Ban on Imports of Agricultural Products to 2016
GLOBAL - The Russian Government has announced that it will be extending the ban on agricultural products from the EU until 5 August 2016....
19 June 2015
Single Issue Policy Making Threatening UK Farming Potential
UK - Single issue policy making at European and UK levels appears to be reducing the ability of British agriculture to achieve its objective of ‘producing more from less’, according to the...
New FAO Guide Aims to Prevent Child Labour in Agriculture
GLOBAL - A new guide by FAO aims to help ensure anti-child labour measures are included in agricultural and rural development programmes, in particular those targeting family farmers....
Call for More Action on Global Food Security to Beat Hunger
GLOBAL - A United Nations’ target set in 2000 to reduce global hunger by a half by 2015 had almost been achieved....
11 June 2015
Ten Reasons Why China Needs the US
CHINA - China is America’s biggest customer for agricultural products, with almost a fifth of imported goods coming from the US. ...
22 May 2015
NFU Voices Concerns Over Farm Payment Mapping Developments
UK - The NFU says it still has serious concerns over the need for farmers to record previously unmapped permanent ineligible features as part of their Basic Payment Scheme application this year,...
19 May 2015
NFU Urges New Crop of MPs to Back British Farming
UK - The British agriculture industry will work with Government on its plan to grow more, buy more and sell more British food at home and abroad, the NFU has told MPs....
14 May 2015
First Steps in CAP Simplification Announced
EU - A first set of concrete actions towards CAP simplification have been announced by EU Agriculture and Rural Development Commissioner Phil Hogan, on issues related to the guidelines for Direct...
11 May 2015
New Government Should Set Positive Agenda for Farming
UK - The National Farmers Union is looking forward to working with the new government to shape and implement their food and farming manifesto pledges....
More Form Filling to Secure Organic Stewardship Payments
UK – Farmers wishing to go organic this year will need to provide more business information to receive countryside stewardship payments....
27 April 2015
Scottish Farming Union Sees GM Feed Proposals as Unworkable
SCOTLAND, UK - European proposals to re-nationalise policy on the use of animal feed containing GM are unworkable and could throw the Scottish, UK and European livestock sectors into disarray,...
17 April 2015
Stronger Canadian Wheat Board Increases Competition
CANADA - Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz has announced the approval of a deal reached between Canadian Wheat Board (CWB) and G3 Global Grain Group which ensures CWB becomes a fully private and...
Canada Investing in Grain Sector to Increase Exports
CANADA - Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz has announced an investment of C$1.4 million under Growing Forward 2 for two projects being led by the Canada Grains Council (CGC) to help the grain industry...
10 April 2015
Phillipines Explores Cambodia Collaboration on Rice
PHILLIPINES - The Phillipines is hoping to work with Cambodia to exchange knowledge and experience in the rice sector, helping to improve food security....
08 April 2015
Farmers Union of Wales Unveils Election Priorities
WALES, UK - The Farmers Union of Wales (FUW) has released its general election manifesto, highlighting the importance of agriculture to the economy....
02 April 2015
India Set up Price Stabilisation Fund
INDIA - To help farmers getting correct price for its produces, Indian government’s Department of Agriculture & Cooperation has set up a the price stabilisation fund (PSF) as a central sector...
Western Australia Could Become GM-free After Election
AUSTRALIA - The Labor Party in Western Australia has said all GM crops would be banned if it wins the next state election....
01 April 2015
New Canadian Laws Will Modernise Agriculture
CANADA - The Agricultural Growth Act has come into force, allowing farmers to benefit from increased modernisation and trade opportunities....
30 March 2015
UK Announces New Food Enterprise Zones to Aid Rural Economy
UK - Six new Food Enterprise Zones (FEZs) have been approved to boost local food and drink economies....
23 March 2015
Premier Stresses Economic Targets, Agricultural Reform
CHINA - Chinese Premier Li Keqiang has called for more reforms in agriculture and foreign trade....
 
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