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14 January 2016
USDA Reports: Winter Wheat Surprises with Second Lowest Planting since 1913
ANALYSIS - USDA released four reports on Tuesday with implications for the grain and livestock markets, but the winter wheat planting survey stole the show coming in at only 36.609 million acres...
17 December 2015
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....
28 May 2015
Argentina Calls for Recognition of Role of Small Producers
ARGENTINA - As part of the opening of the 83rd World Assembly of Delegates of the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) in Paris this week, the Argentine Minister of Agriculture, Livestock...
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....
07 May 2015
NFU to Underline Manifesto Asks at Industry Event
UK - Investing for growth and caring for our countryside are among the themes of the NFU’s manifesto which they will be highlighting at their post-election event for the industry next week....
01 May 2015
EU Must Consider Global Food Security, say MEPs
EU - The EU should use the Milan Expo 2015 to encourage sustainable agronomic practices, promote fairness in the supply chain, and fight food waste and malnutrition, says a resolution voted by...
28 April 2015
American Farm Bureau Alarmed by EU GMO Recommendations
US - The American Farm Bureau praised the European Commission (EC) for authorising GMO crops for food and feed, but announced its alarm at proposals for new regulation by member states....
EU Authorises 10 New GM Food Crops
EU - The European Commission (EC) has authorised ten new Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs) for food or feed use, including varieties of maize and soybean....
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,...
23 April 2015
New Test Could Prevent Spread of 'Killer' Bees
AUSTRALIA - Researchers have developed a genetic test that can help prevent the spread of infected bees, which threaten hives in Australia....
21 April 2015
Political Parties Commit to Food and Farming
UK - Long-term commitments to British food and the acceleration of high-speed broadband roll-out are among the promises made by the UK's political parties in their recently published manifestos....
China Steps up Monitoring of Farm and Aquatic Products
CHINA - Monitoring of farm and aquaculture products in China by the Ministry of Agriculture for quality and safety has found that the majority are safe and the levels of contamination have remained...
14 April 2015
Consultations on Greenhouse Gas Reduction Targets
UK - Three consultations covering the UK and the EU's approach to future GHG emissions reduction have been issued. All will have implications for agriculture....
10 April 2015
Rice Subsidies Too High in Advanced Developing Countries
US - Several key advanced developing countries have ramped up subsidies to their producers of rice, corn, and wheat, according to a new study....
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....
07 April 2015
US GIPSA Changes Rejected by NFU
US - The National Farmers Union in the US has urged the government not to discuss laws limiting the authority of the Grain Inspection Packers and Stockyards Agency (GIPSA)....
02 April 2015
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....
31 March 2015
New Soy Sourcing Guidelines Welcomed by AIC
EUROPE - New Soy Sourcing Guidelines from the European Compound Feed Manufacturers’ Federation (FEFAC) have been recognised by The Agricultural Industries Confederation (AIC) as an important...
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....
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...
17 March 2015
Sharp EU Rapeseed Decline Expected as Result of Neonicotinoid Seed Ban
EU - New figures released by Copa-Cogeca reveal EU rapeseed production is expected to fall by as much as seven per cent this year, compared to 2014, mainly as a result of the neonicotinoid seed...
05 March 2015
Politicians Need to Ensure Food Chain Works
UK - Politicians need to ensure that the food chain works and the farming sector is given unhindered access to futures markets....
02 March 2015
Strategy Laid out to Make British Farming More Competitive
UK - A four point strategy has been laid out by the British government to make British farming more competitive, more productive and more resilient....
European Commissioner Promises to Simplify CAP
UK - The Common Agricultural Policy provides the agricultural sector a massive boost to economic growth and jobs in rural areas and all the way up and down the food supply chain....
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....
 
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