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10 December 2013
AIC to Support Legal Cases on Neonicotinoid Ban
EUROPE - The Agricultural Industries Confederation has confirmed that it is seeking to back two crop science companies in their challenge in the European Court of Justice against the European...
Union Backing for Red Tape Recommendations
SCOTLAND, UK - An interim report looking to tackle the level of red tape suffocating Scottish farmers has been welcomed National Farmers Union Scotland....
NFU Board to Congress: Do Not Abandon 2013 Farm Bill
US - The National Farmers Union (NFU) Board of Directors adopted a resolution yesterday (9 December), urging Congress to remain in session until the 2013 Farm Bill is completed....
09 December 2013
EPA Holds Hearing on Renewable Fuel Standard
US - The National Farmers Union (NFU) has been left disappointed following a public hearing on the 2014 Standards for the Renewable Fuel Standard Program (RFS)....
Volatility, Uncertainty Due to Renewable Fuel Standard is 'Damaging'
US - National Chicken Council (NCC) president Mike Brown has called for a permanent Congressional fix at the EPA hearing on 2014 Renewable Fuel Standards....
06 December 2013
Support for Canadian Grain Industry
CANADA - The Government of Canada is making strategic investments in market development that will help Canadian grain growers access new global markets and increase sales abroad. ...
05 December 2013
Conference Committee Must Act Now to Pass Farm Bill this Year
US - The US House of Representatives will recess on December 13, presenting another looming deadline for farm bill completion this year. National Farmers Union (NFU) has continued to send a clear...
Call for Fair Practices All Along Food Chain
EU - At a major workshop "A fair food chain for all" held in the European Parliament, Copa-Cogeca stressed the need for fair practices all along the food chain, to the benefit of everyone. ...
02 December 2013
Time to Back Family Farms
GLOBAL – Family farming has been championed as an essential route to sustainable food production by prominent agriculture speakers from across Europe....
29 November 2013
European Commission Makes U-Turn on Agricultural Promotion
ANALYSIS - The European Union and European Commission could be about to make a decisive U-turn on the way they allow agricultural produce to be marketed, writes Chris Harris....
28 November 2013
China to Achieve 10th Consecutive Growth of Grain Output
CHINA – China’s Ministry of Agriculture is predicting that the country is likely to see another bumper year of grain production, making 2013 the 10th year in a row of increased output....
Auditors Find Criteria for EU Farm Aid Abused
ANALYSIS - European regulations designed to pay assistance to farmers farming in difficult and less favoured areas are being abused by a number of EU states, writes Chris Harris....
27 November 2013
Lack of Bee Assessment 'Alarming'
UK - With only days to go before restrictions on crop protection products begin, the NFU has described the lack of an EU impact assessment to determine the effect on pollinators and crop production...
22 November 2013
MEPs Approve Greener and Fairer Agricultural Policy
EU - A deal with the Council on five legislative acts reforming EU farm policy has been endorsed by Parliament. The post-2013 Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) will put more emphasis on environmental...
Copa-Cogeca Welcomes Commission Proposal to Reform Promotion Policy
EU - Copa-Cogeca has welcomed the new EU Commission proposal to reform EU promotion policy, stressing it will greatly simplify administrative procedures and reduce red tape for industry....
21 November 2013
NFU Support Syngenta Neonicotinoid Legal Challenge
UK - Speaking at the UK Onions and Carrots Conference in Peterborough yesterday, NFU President Peter Kendall confirmed the NFU's support for Syngenta’s legal challenge of the European Commission’s...
19 November 2013
Why Should Crop Protection Practices be Recorded?
ANALYSIS - Collecting and recording data on crop protection practices should not just be seen as a legal requirement, writes Chris Harris....
Maryland Withdraws Proposed Fertilizer Regulations
US - The Maryland Department of Agriculture is withdrawing proposed fertilizer regulations....
Coalition Applauds EPA Decision to Lower Ethanol 2014 Requirements
US - Last week (15 November), the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released a proposed 2014 renewable fuel (RFS) standard that will require refiners to blend up to 15.21 billion gallons...
18 November 2013
EPA Proposes 2014 Renewable Fuel Standards: Industry Reacts
ANALYSIS - The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has proposed for public comment the levels of renewable fuels to be blended into gasoline and diesel as required by Congress under the...
14 November 2013
Russia Faces World Trade Organisation over Harvester Quotas
ANALYSIS - Russia faces being taken to the World Trade Organisation because what Germany and the EU consider punitive quotas on the import of combine harvesters, writes Chris Harris....
11 November 2013
Are Environmental Management Systems Just Greenwash?
ANALYSIS - Companies that adopt environmental management systems generally back this up with sincere investment in environmentally-friendly practices, research suggests....
Farming Unions in Joint Welcome for CAP Allocation
UK - The Presidents of the NFU, NFU Cymru and the Ulster Farmers’ Union have welcomed the decision on the allocation of the CAP budget between England, Wales, Northern Ireland and Scotland....
08 November 2013
Agritechnica 2013: Ag Digital Unveiled
GERMANY - Ag Digital, the free publication highlighting Agritechnica 2013, is now available to download....
07 November 2013
Food Dialogues: Animal Welfare - Beyond the Hype
ANALYSIS - Following the Food Dialogues discussion held in Columbia, Missouri, on livestock handling and animal welfare, a panel of experts from FAI Farms, based in Europe and South America,...
NFU Calls for Thriving Tenancy Sector
UK - A thriving tenanted land sector is absolutely central to growing successful, flexible and profitable farm businesses, said the NFU today....
06 November 2013
Defra Ag Policy Decisions 'May Hamper Development'
UK - The Country Land and Business Association (CLA) has claimed Defra's consultation on the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) may hinder agricultural development....
01 November 2013
Agriculture Policy Announcement Critical Step Forward
UK - Responding to the launch of the Defra consultation on the future Common Agricultural Policy (CAP), National Farmers Union (NFU) President Peter Kendall said that over the past two years...
30 October 2013
UK Assists Wheat and Barley Production in Syria
SYRIA and LEBANON - The UK Department for International Development (DFID) is donating £10 million to FAO humanitarian projects in Syria and Lebanon which will boost winter wheat and barley...
29 October 2013
CAP Reform – An Explanation of the Main Elements
EU - The Commission, the Council and the European Parliament (EP) have reached a political agreement on the reform of the Common Agriculture Policy – subject to formal approval by the Council...
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