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06 November 2013
Defra Ag Policy Decisions 'May Hamper Development'
UK - The Country Land and Business Association (CLA) has claimed Defra's consultation on the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) may hinder agricultural development....
FAO to Strengthen Commitment to Increasing African Rice Production
AFRICA - Africa's largest gathering of rice industry experts, policy makers and farmers representatives has asked FAO to "stimulate national, regional and global partnerships to (help) develop...
01 November 2013
Brazil to Minimize Climate Change Impacts on Agriculture
BRAZIL- Agriculture Ministers of Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa (BRICS) have signed a joint statement to minimize the negative effects of climate change on security food....
Agriculture Policy Announcement Critical Step Forward
UK - Responding to the launch of the Defra consultation on the future Common Agricultural Policy (CAP), National Farmers Union (NFU) President Peter Kendall said that over the past two years...
31 October 2013
New Forage Insurance Package Available for Manitoba Forage Producers
CANADA - A new AgriInsurance forage package will be available in 2014 to provide increased protection for Manitoba beef and forage producers, Federal Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz and Agriculture,...
COOL Defense Coalition: Interference on Labelling Unwarranted
US - National Farmers Union (NFU), the US Cattlemen’s Association, American Sheep Industry Association and Consumer Federation of America sent a letter to the 2013 Farm Bill conference committee...
30 October 2013
South African Farmers Wait for Drought Relief Assistance
SOUTH AFRICA - North West Premier Thandi Modise says everything is being done to expedite the financial assistance that farmers require to mitigate against the drought conditions they are currently...
Balance Sought at First Meeting Today to Settle US Farm Bill
US - The first Farm Bill Conference Committee Meeting is due to be held in Washington today, 30 October....
29 October 2013
CAP Reform – An Explanation of the Main Elements
EU - The Commission, the Council and the European Parliament (EP) have reached a political agreement on the reform of the Common Agriculture Policy – subject to formal approval by the Council...
28 October 2013
EU Farming Groups Join Together on GM
EU - EU farming groups, including the UK unions, have expressed deep concern about the effects of GM policies and regulations....
More Fertiliser Use in Denmark Can Cut Soybean Imports
DENMARK - The Danish Government has been urged to relax environment regulations to allow Danish farmers to add more fertiliser to their land. ...
17 October 2013
How Should Crop Production Products be Regulated?
ANALYSIS - Concerns are rising in the chemical and crop protection industry that regulations that are starting to be implemented by the European Commission could damage the food and agriculture...
16 October 2013
Onus on EU Society to Examine Biotech Solutions to Reduce Crop Losses
IRELAND - Speaking at the EPA’s 'GMO Technology Conference' held in Dublin Castle, IFA National Potato Chairman Thomas Carpenter said there is an onus on EU society to examine how biotechnology...
15 October 2013
Cotton Union Dragged to Court over Shs3 Billion
UGANDA - Kampala-based cotton dealer Cottfield East Africa U Ltd is seeking court’s help to recover Shs2.9 billion from the Uganda Ginners and Cotton Exporters Association (UGCEA)....
11 October 2013
Kenya Sets Aside Sh3bn to Buy Maize from Farmers
KENYA - The government of Kenya plans to spend Sh3 billion to buy maize from farmers for the strategic grain reserve....
Govt Simplifies Procedure, Conditions to Grant State Aid in Insuring Crops
UKRAINE - The Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine adopted the resolution on amendments to the procedure and conditions for the provision of state support to agricultural producers to insure crops...
EU Commissioner to Visit Moldova
EU & MOLDOVA - European Commissioner for Agriculture and Rural Development, Dacian Ciolos, will be in the Republic of Moldova on 11 and 12 October 2013 as the country prepares to take the next...
09 October 2013
Ag Industry Moves Forward Despite Government Shutdown
US - Uncertainty looms across the United States as to when the government shutdown will end, and this uncertainty has troubled the agricultural industry and those wanting to make trading decisions...
Farm Bureau Appeals Chesapeake Bay Ruling
US - The American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF) took action on Monday (7 October) to appeal a recent court decision that upheld the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) "pollution diet"...
FAO, IFIF Address Sustainability, Feed Safety and Food Security
GLOBAL - The International Feed Industry Federation (IFIF) and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) held their 12th annual meeting at the FAO Headquarters on 3-4...
08 October 2013
Researchers Combine Food Security Knowledge
NETHERLANDS - Scientists investigating world food issues should unite themselves to provide a sound scientific basis for food security policies. ...
04 October 2013
‘Grasp Chance to Axe EU Soil Directive’, says CLA
UK - The Country Land and Business Association (CLA) said yesterday (3 October) its continued lobbying of Brussels to drop the EU Soils Directive will save the UK £5 billion implementation costs...
Do Farmers Need Help with New Food Safety Regulations?
US - Agricultural extension educators should take a flexible approach in teaching farmers about the changing landscape of food safety regulations, according to Penn State researchers....
All Must Seize Ag Policy Window of Opportunity, Says NFUS
UK - Scotland’s agricultural industry and politicians in Holyrood and Westminster must seize a brief opportunity to make the most of the EU’s recent CAP deal for the good of Scottish farming...
03 October 2013
US Partisan Politics Prolongs Uncertainty for Farmers
US - National Farmers Union (NFU) President Roger Johnson has issued a statement following the federal government shutdown and the expiration of the current farm bill....
Canada's Innov’Action Agri-Food Program Unveiled
CANADA - Senator Jean Guy Dagenais, on behalf of the Honourable Gerry Ritz, Federal Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, the Honourable François Gendron, Deputy Premier of Quebec and Minister...
AFBF Expresses Frustration Over Farm Bill Expiration
US - Farmers and ranchers, along with 90 per cent of the country, are frustrated with Congress, according to Bob Stallman, President of the American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF) regarding the...
NFU's 'Back British' Tour Picks Up Morrisons Pledge
UK - NFU's Back British Farming tour chalked up a big win in the North East on Tuesday (1 October) when Yorkshire-based supermarket Morrisons signed the Back British Farming Charter....
NFU to Speaker: Farm Bill is in Your Hands
US - National Farmers Union (NFU) President Roger Johnson sent a letter to Speaker of the US House of Representatives, urging the immediate naming of conferees to the farm bill conference committee....
02 October 2013
How Does the US Health Reform Affect Farmers?
US - America’s farmers have important decisions to make – both for their families and for their employees – with the Affordable Care Act which went into effect yesterday (1 October)....
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