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17 October 2014
Russian Trade Ban Discussed at EU Agriculture Council
EU - The 3337th Council meeting Agriculture and Fisheries Council meeting held in Luxembourg earlier this week under the presidency of Maurizio Martina, Minister for Agricultural, Food and Forestry...
16 October 2014
Call For Innovation on Family Farms
GLOBAL – Family farming underpins food security on a world level and must be led by innovation going forward....
14 October 2014
Challenges and Opportunities for Irish Agriculture
IRELAND - It is an exciting time in Agriculture notwithstanding the challenges currently facing certain enterprises. Teagasc’s integrated research, education and advisory services are providing...
13 October 2014
Pakistan Announces Cotton Support Price
PAKISTAN - The Government of Pakistan has announced a seed cotton support price of 34 cents per pound for the upcoming harvest, a significant increase over the prevailing farm price of 26 cents...
08 October 2014
US Macroeconomic Indicators for Cotton Supply Chain
US - A range of macroeconomic data releases suggest US economic growth will continue at a moderate pace. ...
03 October 2014
Endocrine Disruptors – Risk or Hazard?
ANALYSIS - As the European Commission launched its consultation on endocrine disruptors as pesticides, crop protection industry experts spelt out concerns that a catch all hazard based approach...
02 October 2014
Is Politics Rather than Science Dictating Crop Protection?
ANALYSIS - Too many regulations regarding chemicals and crop protection products are being made for short-term political expediency rather than being based on solid science....
01 October 2014
Emergency Insecticide Use May be Too Late for Some
UK - Emergency use of the crop protection product Insyst has been authorised to protect winter oilseed rape from further damage by cabbage stem flea beetle following growing pressure from farmers...
FAO Calls for 'Paradigm Shift' Towards Sustainable Agriculture
GLOBAL - Policy makers should support a broad array of approaches to overhauling global food systems, said FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva in his opening remarks to the 24th session...
30 September 2014
Madhya Pradesh Signs Three MoUs at Krishi Expo
INDIA - In order to provide agricultural equipment to its farmers, Madhya Pradesh (MP) government has signed three memorandum of understandings (MoUs) at the Haldhar Krishi Expo....
Punjab to Host Commonwealth Meet on Agriculture
INDIA - London-based Commonwealth Parliamentary Association (CPA) has selected Punjab state to host its workshop of Parliamentary Agriculture Committees....
29 September 2014
Canola Oil on Track for Tariff-free Access to the EU
CANADA - The Canadian canola industry is optimistic that the formal end of negotiations for the Canada-Europe Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) means that the canola industry...
Help for Farmers Selecting New Farm Bill Programs
US - Farmers across the country making important decisions on new Farm Bill created safety net programs can consult a new online resource from this week....
26 September 2014
Extension to Dual-use Announced
UK - Defra’s decision to keep existing dual use arrangements for all environmental stewardship schemes will give farmers and growers the flexibility and certainty they need, said the NFU....
Minimum Wage Increase for Agricultural Workers
UK- A rise in the minimum wage rate for agricultural workers has been confirmed by the Scottish Agricultural Wages Board (SAWB)....
25 September 2014
How Do We Tackle Food Production 'Complacency'?
UK - NFU Vice President Guy Smith has been selected on to the Advisory Board of the UK’s Energy and Climate Intelligence Unit (ECIU)....
22 September 2014
NABARD Launches $820 Million Long Term Rural Credit Fund
INDIA - To increase long term credit in agriculture sector, the National Bank of Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD) has launched an $820 million rural credit fund....
19 September 2014
India Plans $131 Billion Credit To Farmers During 2014-15
INDIA - To provide farmers with credit support, Indian government has planned $131 billion credit support for agriculture sector during 2014-15 financial year....
17 September 2014
NFU Outlines Priorities Ahead of 2015 General Election
UK - A Government that understands farm businesses, wants agriculture to grow and has the policies that send the right signals to farmers, are the key messages in the NFU’s farming manifesto...
16 September 2014
Jim Wyckoff's Morning Report: Risk-averse Mood in Market Place
GLOBAL - The December NASDAQ 100 was lower overnight as investors have moved into a risk-averse mood ahead of the Federal Open Market meeting. ...
Efforts Made to Reduce Government-imposed Trade Barriers
EU - American Farm Bureau Federation President Bob Stallman is leading a delegation of the organization’s leaders to Europe this week to discuss efforts to increase trade through comprehensive...
15 September 2014
New Agriculture Commissioner Told to Simplify Greening and Direct Payments
EU - Simplification of the direct payments in the Common Agricultural Policy and greening are two of the issues that have been put top of the list of priorities for the new European Commissioner...
10 September 2014
Will Scotland's Independence Vote Impact Agriculture?
ANALYSIS - Scotland’s First Minister Alex Salmond addressed international agricultural journalists at a conference in Scotland on Sunday evening saying, “There is a debate going on as part...
09 September 2014
Beware of the Trojan Horse Labelled COOL ‘Reform’
US - National Farmers Union (NFU) President Roger Johnson argues in a recent Politico op-ed that the opponents of Country-of-Origin Labelling (COOL), having lost their battles on both the ideological...
29 August 2014
Uganda in Talks with China to Boost Agricultural productivity
CHINA - The Ugandan government is in talks with China to boost agricultural production in the East African country, Uganda's minister of agriculture Tress Buchanayandi said Thursday....
NFU Urges Administration to Finalise RFS Rule
US - National Farmers Union President Roger Johnson urged the Administration to act quickly on finalising the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) rule and reiterated the importance of the RFS goals...
28 August 2014
Conflict Will Not Make Ukraine Hungry
UKRAINE – Ukraine will not be allowed to go without food, agriculture minister Igor Shvaika has declared on live television....
Raw Sugar Export Subsidy Undergoes Revision
INDIA - The Ministry of Consumer Affairs revised the raw sugar subsidy to $55.09 (INR 3,371) per metric ton (MT), which is applicable from 1 August 2014 to 30 September 2014. ...
26 August 2014
Is CAP Info to Farmers Lacking Vital Details?
SCOTLAND, UK - Growers in Scotland have begun planting crops that will be harvested under the new Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) regime yet they still have not been told what all the rules...
25 August 2014
Multi-millon Dollar Plant for Rarawai Mill
FIJI - Fiji's sugar will industry will soon have a $70m co-generation power plant at the Rarawai Mill in Ba....
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