TheCropSite.com- news, features, articles and disease information for the crop industry

Crop Industry News By Category: Regulatory

09 May 2014
Europe 'Not Doing Enough' to Promote Responsible Soy Production
BRAZIL & EU - European companies that use soy for animal feed or animal products are not doing nearly enough to encourage responsible growers to reduce the negative impacts of soy production,...
07 May 2014
USDA Announces Changes to Specialty Crops Export Program
US - The US Department of Agriculture (USDA) today announced a change to the regulations for the Technical Assistance for Specialty Crops (TASC) program that widens the range of projects that...
05 May 2014
ICAR To Sell 30 Farm Techs at Agri-Innovation Conclave
INDIA - India’s government owned agriculture research organization, Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) will be selling 30 of its farm technologies developed under the National Agricultural...
Government Ducks Opportunity for 'Much-needed' Biofuels Policy Reform
UK - The Renewable Energy Association (REA) is frustrated by the lack of concrete measures to improve the policy framework for sustainable biofuels in Government decisions published last week....
02 May 2014
India Pegs $9.20 Billion Investment on Agri-Infra Schemes
INDIA - In order to develop agriculture infrastructure in the country, India has set aside $9.20 billion that will be spend on developing integrated scheme for agricultural marketing in the 12th...
24 April 2014
What Are International Soybean Buyers Looking For?
ANALYSIS - The US Soybean Export Council is launching the US Soybean Sustainability Assurance Protocol to define the characteristics of sustainable soy, which is exactly what international buyers...
23 April 2014
New Fund Allows USDA to Facilitate Private Equity Investments in Agriculture
US – US Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced the creation of a new investment fund - Rural Business Investment Company (RBIC)- that will now allow USDA to facilitate private equity investments...
18 April 2014
US Fertilizer Transportation Decision a 'Step in Right Direction'
US - National Farmers Union (NFU) has praised a decision by the US Surface Transportation Board (STB) that ordered BNSF Railway (BNSF) and Canadian Pacific Railway Ltd. (CP) to direct all necessary...
16 April 2014
How is Ukraine Unrest Affecting Grain Markets?
ANALYSIS - Unrest and uncertainty in Ukraine and in the Black Sea region as a whole is having a sharp impact on European grain prices and prospects, writes Chris Harris....
14 April 2014
Lords Call for EU Action on Food Waste
ANALYSIS - The report calls for a redistribution of potentially wasted food to different sections of society or to be used in the animal feed chain where appropriate....
Turn to Genetically Engineered Soymeal Highlights Market Realities
GERMANY - The availability of, and preference for, non-genetically engineered (GE) soybeans as an animal feed is again being debated in Germany. Interest has been rekindled by a recent decision...
11 April 2014
UK Makes Efforts to Reduce Farmer Regulatory Burdens
UK – Recent cuts to red tape and bureaucracy have made farming easier and at no cost to food production standards, the government has announced this week....
10 April 2014
Russian Grain Exports Soar
RUSSIA - Russia has exported nearly 50 per cent more grain in the first three months of the year than for the same period last year....
07 April 2014
European Parliament Supports Common Framework for Whole Food Chain
EU - A Commission proposal creating, for the first time, a common financial framework covering the whole food chain has been endorsed by the European Parliament....
03 April 2014
Have Your Say on the EU Common Agricultural Policy
EU - The European Commission is calling for applications for groups wishing to join the new Agriculture & Rural Development Civil Dialogue Groups, which will have input into the Common Agricultural...
31 March 2014
BCPC Congress 2014 Programme Well Advanced
UK - Building on the success of last year’s event, the BCPC Congress 2014 is well on track to be another highly informative and stimulating event....
25 March 2014
NFU Outlines Funding Priorities for 2015
US - Last week National Farmers Union (NFU) President Roger Johnson submitted testimony to the US House of Representatives Subcommittee on Agriculture Appropriations, outlining NFU’s priorities...
24 March 2014
New Opportunities in East Africa for NGOs
GLOBAL, AFRICA - When USAID/East Africa announced the first Annual Program Statement (APS) under the African Institutions Innovation Mechanism (AIIM) initiative in 2012, many organisations were...
18 March 2014
Jim Wyckoff's Morning Report: No Violence Following Crimea Referendum
GLOBAL - The referendum Sunday that saw Crimean voters overwhelmingly choose to secede from Ukraine and be annexed by Russia was not met by violence in the Ukraine. ...
First Package of Delegated Acts for Ag Policy Reform Criticised
EU - Copa-Cogeca has criticised the first package of delegated acts for the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) reform approved by the EU Commission this week, warning it will make it difficult...
14 March 2014
NFU Statement on House Ag Committee's Adoption of H.R. 935
US - National Farmers Union (NFU) President Roger Johnson has commended the US House Committee on Agriculture’s adoption of H.R. 935, the Reducing Regulatory Burdens Act, by voice vote....
11 March 2014
Microsoft Acquires Carbon Credits From Madagascan Rainforest
MADAGASCAR - Microsoft Inc. has acquired a block of carbon credits from the Madagascan government to help protect one of the country’s pristine rainforest ecosystems – the Makira National...
10 March 2014
US Biodiesel Outlook Fueled by RFS Policy Changes
US — Adjustments to the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) at the end of 2013 set up an environment for a stable long-term outlook for biodiesel demand, according to a new report from the Rabobank...
05 March 2014
Government 'Must Invest' to Close Food Gap in Budget 2014
UK - Consistent and long-term investment allowances, and better taxation tools are just some of the key areas the NFU is urging the Chancellor of the Exchequer to address in next week’s 2014...
04 March 2014
Ukraine Farmers Start Spring Sowing Despite Political Unrest
UKRAINE - Farmers in the Ukraine have started planting spring crops, despite the tense political situation in the region....
03 March 2014
USDA Secretary Speaks at Commodity Classic About Implementing Farm Bill
ANALYSIS - US Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack spoke to a packed room at the 2014 Commodity Classic about the recently passed Farm Bill and most importantly - how USDA plans to implement it,...
New NFU President Elected
UK - Meurig Raymond has been elected the new President of the National Farmers Union....
TPP Talks in Final Sstretch, Says Singapore Diplomat
SINGAPORE - Singapore's former US ambassador said she thinks the United States and 11 other nations in the Asia-Pacific region are closer to setting a sweeping free-trade agreement after negotiators...
26 February 2014
Call for Supermarkets to Sell More British Produce
UK – UK supermarkets should listen to British consumers and stock more British food....
25 February 2014
UK Farming Needs Long-term Strategic Plan
ANALYSIS - Government policy should be seen through the lens of food security and there should be a long-term strategic food plan in the UK, writes Chris Harris from the National Farmers Union...
 1  2  3  4  5  6  7  8  9  10 

News By Advertiser

News By Country

News By Crop

News By Category


Our Sponsors