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02 October 2013
Agriculture MEPs Endorse Ag Policy Reform Deal
EU - Legislation for the new Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) was endorsed by the Agriculture and Rural Development Committee on Monday, following last week's informal agreement in talks between...
01 October 2013
Protecting Ecosystems While Producing Food
UK - Crop protection systems, declining water resources and the increased use of machinery and technology will all have an increasing bearing on the way the agricultural sector manages the land...
Support Offered for Agricultural Wages Board Transition
UK - A change in the way terms and conditions for agricultural and horticultural workers in England are governed will come into force today (Tuesday) following the abolition of the Agricultural...
30 September 2013
How Much Closer Are We to European Reform?
EU – Europe’s farmers now know where they stand on payment changes, following the completion of the political negotiations on the common agricultural policy reform....
New House Rule Should Pave Way for Farm Bill Progress
US - National Farmers Union (NFU) President Roger Johnson said the passing of a US House of Representatives rule that would relink farm programs and nutrition programs should pave the way for...
26 September 2013
Norway Invests $23.7 million in Crop Diversity to Help Farmers Globally
NORWAY - The government of Norway has pledged $23.7 million to conserve and sustainably manage the world's most important food crops, citing the critical need for crop diversity at a time when...
25 September 2013
Farmer's Voice Brought to International Climate Change Discussion
US - This week, National Corn Growers Association President Pam Johnson joined world leaders from business and government and America's top faith, military, agriculture and health representatives...
Commissioner Calls for Pragmatism over Trade Partnership
EU - Commissioner De Gucht has spoken about the main challenges the EU and the US will face in the negotiations for the EU-US free trade agreement, Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership...
Brazilian Minister Discusses Sustainable Water Use in Agriculture
BRAZIL - The Brazilian Minister of Agriculture, Livestock and Supply, Antonio Andrade, promoted the sustainable use of water in agriculture during the opening ceremony of the meeting of the Inter-American...
24 September 2013
Agency Seeks Comments on UK Feed Law
UK - The Food Standards Agency (FSA) has launched a consultation to seek the views of stakeholders on proposed changes to the Feed Law Code of Practice. ...
23 September 2013
Farmers Association Endorses Position on Ag Policy Consultation
IRELAND - Following extensive consultation with thousands of farmers at every County Executive and National Committee level, the Executive Council of the Irish Farmers Assosiation (IFA) fully...
20 September 2013
Are Stricter Rules Needed for EU Organic Farming?
EU - Consumers' trust in organic products together with a demand for stricter rules at EU level, are among the main elements coming out of the report on the public consultation on the future...
Will $40 Billion Cut to Nutrition Bill Further Delay US Farm Bill?
ANALYSIS - On Thursday, the US House of Representatives approved a three-year nutrition bill on a largely party-line 217-210 vote. The bill is expected to cut about $40 billion over 10 years...
19 September 2013
CLA: New CAP Payments Must 'Help Upland Farmers'
UK - The Country, Land and Business Association (CLA) has called for the redistribution of CAP payments to benefit upland farmers....
The Right Time to Invest in Indian Grain Storage?
INDIA - Demand for grain warehousing in India is expected to grow in the coming five years, according to a new report by Rabobank, driven by an envisaged grain-storage deficit, inadequate storage...
NFU to House: Listen to Family Farmers on Defeat HR 3012
US - National Farmers Union (NFU) President Roger Johnson sent a letter to US House of Representatives leadership, urging a no vote on H.R. 3102, the Nutrition Reform and Work Opportunity Act...
18 September 2013
NFU Encouraged by EPA Proposed Rule, Agriculture Remains Exempt
US - The National Farmers Union (NFU) is encouraged by the US Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) release of a peer-reviewed study entitled Connectivity of Streams and Wetlands to Downstream...
17 September 2013
Carbon Farming Schemes Should Consider Multiple Benefits
US - Carbon markets and related international schemes that allow payments to landholders for planting trees, sometimes called carbon farming, are intended to support sequestration of carbon from...
16 September 2013
Was European Vote on Biofuels and Land Use a Fudge?
ANALYSIS - The European Parliament this week was divided over its attitude to the production and use of biofuels and the effect they have on land use, writes Chris Harris. ...
13 September 2013
US Court Throws Out Country of Origin Labelling Injunction
US - The US District Court for the District of Columbia has refused to grant a preliminary injunction to block the implementation of the amended US mandatory Country of Origin Labeling (COOL)...
Massive Cane Replanting Programme Underway
JAMAICA - The Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries has embarked on a massive cane planting and replanting exercise to expand local sugar cane production to some 1.4 million tonnes by 2018....
Extension is Not the Answer to Stalled Farm Bill
US - National Farmers Union (NFU) President Roger Johnson stated that an extension is not the answer to a stalled farm bill....
12 September 2013
Maintain Family Farming for a Competitive, Sustainable Sector
EU - Promotion of cooperation, strengthening of bargaining power, application of innovations and scientific research – the main measures for strengthening the family farming model, were discussed...
11 September 2013
NFU Supports Government Neonicotinoid Stance
UK - The National Farmers Union has described the governments decision that the neonicotinoid restrictions are not justified as 'balanced and sensible'. ...
10 September 2013
US Corn Co-Products Find Niche in Israel
US - For the past six years, Israel has been a small but steady buyer of US corn co-products such as distiller's dried grains with solubles (DDGS), corn gluten feed and corn gluten meal. ...
Jamaican Government Reaffirms Commitment to Sugar Industry
JAMAICA - Agriculture and Fisheries Minister, Roger Clarke, says the government remains committed to the continued strengthening of Jamaica’s sugar industry through the implementation of several...
09 September 2013
CAP Clarity Needed to Curb Uncertainty
SCOTLAND, UK - Positive developments include the flexibility available to deliver support to new entrants, pragmatic ‘greening’ options for grassland farmers, the potential to couple support...
05 September 2013
Domestic RHI to Boost Uptake of UK Renewables
UK - The UK is committed to generating 15 per cent of its energy mix from renewables by 2020; the expectation published in the Renewable Energy Strategy in 2009 was for over 30 per cent of power,...
02 September 2013
US Farm Bill Soon to be Finalised
US - The Agriculture Secretary and several senators expect the Farm Bill to be finalised before the deadline of the end of September. ...
30 August 2013
AHDB Crop Research Conference Looks at Future of Crop Protection
UK - With less than a month to go until the AHDB Crop Research Conference, there are still places left at this essential event for anyone involved with the science behind crop protection....
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