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23 March 2015
Premier Stresses Economic Targets, Agricultural Reform
CHINA - Chinese Premier Li Keqiang has called for more reforms in agriculture and foreign trade....
20 March 2015
Chancellor's Final Budget Brings Good News for Farmers
UK - Chancellor of the Exchequer, George Osborne, has announced that farmers will be able to spread their incomes over five years, helping them to manage market volatility, as part of the 2015...
IFPRI: Brazil, China, India, Indonesia, Mexico Home to Half World’s Hungry
GLOBAL - Brazil, China, India, Indonesia, and Mexico may be rising economic powerhouses, but these five fast-growing, middle income countries are still home to nearly half of the world’s hungry,...
01 March 2015
Surprise Flood Ruins 45,000 Hectares of Spanish Farmland
SPAIN – Floods in northern Spain have caused widespread destruction to crop and livestock farms totalling €50 million after continuous rain combined with an early thaw....
27 February 2015
NFU to Government: 'Ensure Farming Can Thrive'
UK - The NFU has set out what it wants from the next elected Government, as five of the main political parties get set to take part in day two of the annual NFU Conference....
19 February 2015
Importance of Farming Highlighted Ahead of General Election
UK - The National Farmers Union (NFU) will launch a national campaign next week to highlight the importance of food and farming ahead of the general election....
17 February 2015
Government Offers Tax Relief for Drought-Affected Farmers
NEW ZEALAND - Revenue Minister Todd McClay has welcomed the Inland Revenue’s decision to exercise its income equalisation discretion to help provide relief for drought-affected farmers in the...
16 February 2015
Wheat Growers Welcome Move Forward with Bill to End Cuban Embargo
US - On 12 February 2015, a bipartisan group of lawmakers led by Senator Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) introduced major legislation that would end the US trade embargo of Cuba....
13 February 2015
UK Creates Food Enterprise Zones to Drive Growth
UK - Food Enterprise Zones (FEZs) that will unleash the entrepreneurial spirit of the countryside and food producers are to be created, the government has announced....
NFU Praises Introduction of Freedom to Export to Cuba Act
US - The National Farmers Union (NFU) has praised the introduction of Freedom to Export to Cuba Act of 2015....
28 January 2015
Latvia Presents Framework to EU Council
EU - The Latvian Presidency has presented its work programme in the agriculture and fisheries sector to the EU Council. ...
26 January 2015
Drought Triggers Insurance Payout in Sahel Ahead of Humanitarian Aid
SOUTH AFRICA - ARC Insurance Company Limited (ARC Ltd) is to pay $25 million in drought insurance claims to three countries in the Sahel this month....
NFU Urges President's to Reconsider Trade Agreements
US - National Farmers Union (NFU) President Roger Johnson has applauded President Obama’s leadership on climate change, tax reform and reopening trade with Cuba, while encouraging the president...
07 January 2015
Farmland Protection Needed in China
CHINA - China must maintain its farmland above the minimum threshold of 120 million hectares at all times, according to Premier Li Keqiang. ...
22 December 2014
European Union Takes Steps to Encourage Organic Production
EU - The Presidency of the agriculture council is making progress addressing the concerns of member states over the future of organic production in the EU....
17 December 2014
Drop in EU Rapeseed Blamed on Neonicotinoid Seed Treatment Ban
EU - A drop in EU rapeseed production in 2015 was forecast at Copa-Cogeca oilseeds working party as first results of the neonicotinoid seed treatment ban start to emerge. ...
15 December 2014
New GM Soya to get Approval Soon
EU - The European Union is expected to approve a new GM soyabean for import after the customary split vote among member countries last week....
09 December 2014
Farmers Welcome Early Commencement of Korea-Australia Free Trade Agreement
AUSTRALIA & KOREA - The National Farmers’ Federation (NFF) has welcomed the announcement by Trade and Investment Minister Andrew Robb that Australia’s Free Trade Agreement with South Korea (KAFTA)...
05 December 2014
Agreement Reached on EU Legislation for GM Crops
EU - EU member states have reached an agreement on new legislation allowing them to restrict, or ban, the cultivation of crops containing genetically modified organisms (GMOs) on their own territory,...
28 November 2014
EU Farmers Reimbursed €868 Million
EU – Farmers across Europe are being reimbursed a total of €868 million in direct aid by the Common Agricultural Policy....
24 November 2014
Farmers Back Government Draft Report on Future Frameworks
AUSTRALIA – A government draft report set to “underpin” Australian competitiveness for the coming two decades has been welcomed by farmers....
Delay of 2014 RFS Volume Standards a ‘Serious Disappointment’
US - Responding to the news that the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) volume targets would not be released before the end of the year, NFU President Roger Johnson called the news a 'serious disappointment'....
17 November 2014
Anger Rises at Loss of EU Scientific Advisor
ANALYSIS - Last week the European Commission president, Jean Claude Juncker decided to abolish the post of chief scientific advisor....
14 November 2014
New Common Agricultural Policy Update
UK - Further details of how the new Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) will be implemented in Scotland have been set out by Rural Affairs Secretary Richard Lochhead....
13 November 2014
Support for Flexibility of EU Countries to Ban GMO Crops
EU - Long-awaited draft plans to allow EU member states to restrict, or ban, the cultivation of crops containing genetically modified organisms on their own territory - even if it is allowed...
12 November 2014
Should EU Member States be able to Decide on GMO for Themselves?
EU - Should member states be able to overrule the EU when considering the cultivation of genetically modified organisms (GMO) in their territory?...
05 November 2014
Bihar Posts 30 Per Cent Growth in Agriculture Production
INDIA - With attaining number one position in eastern region, Bihar state has recorded 30 per cent growth in agricultural production at 15.1 million tonnes....
UK Government to Reveal Pollinators Strategy
UK - Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Liz Truss MP is to outline the Government’s National Pollinator Strategy for bees and other pollinators in England....
04 November 2014
Afghan Ambassador Meets India's Agriculture Minister
INDIA - In order to take cooperation between the two countries to the next level, Afghanistan's Ambassador, Shaida Moh. Abdali met Indian Agriculture Minister, Radha Mohan Singh in Delhi last...
17 October 2014
How Does Crude Oil Price Affect Vegetable Oil Markets?
ANALYSIS - The fluctuating price of crude oil, including recent falls in price down to around $80 a barrel, are having a direct impact on the oilseed and vegetable oils markets....
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