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29 October 2013
Farm Bureau Commends Passage of Water Resources Act
US - Last week, the United States House of Representatives passed the Water Resources Reform and Development Act (WRRDA) of 2013....
28 October 2013
EU Farming Groups Join Together on GM
EU - EU farming groups, including the UK unions, have expressed deep concern about the effects of GM policies and regulations....
Deadline for EP Grain Industry Funding Applications Extended
AUSTRALIA - Grain growers on the Eyre Peninsula have a renewed opportunity to apply for project funding from the Eyre Peninsula Grain Rail Fund....
More Fertiliser Use in Denmark Can Cut Soybean Imports
DENMARK - The Danish Government has been urged to relax environment regulations to allow Danish farmers to add more fertiliser to their land. ...
GM Rice Passes Safety Tests in China
CHINA - Researchers at China’s Agricultural University have concluded that testing on transgenic rice has so far brought no abnormalities. The results came after 90 days’ of tests to see...
24 October 2013
EU Water Pollution Decreasing
EU - Water pollution caused by nitrates has decreased in Europe over the past two decades, but agricultural pressures are still putting water resources under strain. ...
23 October 2013
EU-Canada Free Trade Deal to Benefit Fishermen and Farmers
EU & CANADA - A new free trade agreement between the EU and Canada will significantly boost trade and investments and help to create new jobs for the countries involved. Specifically, the agreement...
Australian Farmers Welcome New Shadow Ministry
AUSTRALIA - The National Farmers’ Federation (NFF) has welcomed the appointment of the new Shadow Ministry, led by Leader of the Opposition Bill Shorten, and Deputy Leader, Tanya Plibersek....
21 October 2013
Wyckoff's Weekly Grain Forecast: Wheat Prices Hit Four-month High
ANALYSIS - As the US government gets back to business, the return of USDA reports are welcomed by farmers and ranchers, reports market analyst Jim Wyckoff....
17 October 2013
Obama Signs Bill to End US Shutdown
US - US President Barack Obama has signed the bill that will reopen the government and raises the debt ceiling, officially ending the 16-day shutdown....
Progress on Farm Bill Negotiations a Commendable Step, Says Farm Bureau
US - Congressional leaders’ moving forward on negotiations to resolve differences between the Senate and House versions of the 2013 farm bill is a commendable step but much more remains to...
How Should Crop Production Products be Regulated?
ANALYSIS - Concerns are rising in the chemical and crop protection industry that regulations that are starting to be implemented by the European Commission could damage the food and agriculture...
Working Around the Federal Shutdown: Safeguarding US Ag Exports
US - The partial federal government shutdown that began October 1 has reverberated through global equity, currency and commodity markets. The lack of official data and statistics has hog buyers...
NFU Issues Priorities for Farm Bill Conference Committee
US - National Farmers Union (NFU) President Roger Johnson sent a letter on Tuesday (15 October) to the members of Congress recently named to the 2013 Farm Bill conference committee outlining...
16 October 2013
Common Agriculture Policy Reform Package Approved
EU - Under the Lithuanian Presidency, the Special Committee on Agriculture (SCA) has approved the final compromise texts of the common agriculture policy (CAP) reform package agreed by the Council...
Onus on EU Society to Examine Biotech Solutions to Reduce Crop Losses
IRELAND - Speaking at the EPA’s 'GMO Technology Conference' held in Dublin Castle, IFA National Potato Chairman Thomas Carpenter said there is an onus on EU society to examine how biotechnology...
15 October 2013
Cotton Union Dragged to Court over Shs3 Billion
UGANDA - Kampala-based cotton dealer Cottfield East Africa U Ltd is seeking court’s help to recover Shs2.9 billion from the Uganda Ginners and Cotton Exporters Association (UGCEA)....
14 October 2013
Government Honors Top Corn-producing Areas
PHILIPPINES - Agriculture Secretary Proceso J. Alcala will honor outstanding corn-producing provinces, municipalities and cities along with outstanding corn coordinators and agricultural extension...
Water Rights Must Remain With States, Says Farm Bureau
US - Continued state control of water rights is critically important to farmers and ranchers, the American Farm Bureau Federation told Congress....
11 October 2013
SA Sugar Import Tariff Feud Mimics Chicken
SOUTH AFRICA - Sugar industry frontliners, the SA Sugar Association (Sasa) and its arch-rival the Association of Southern African Sugar Importers (Asasi), are locked in a feud over import tariffs,...
Kenya Sets Aside Sh3bn to Buy Maize from Farmers
KENYA - The government of Kenya plans to spend Sh3 billion to buy maize from farmers for the strategic grain reserve....
Ag Department Interventions to Develop High Value Crop Production
PHILIPPINES - The Department of Agriculture is currently gearing up for an intensive implementation of various interventions for high value crop development in Eastern Visayas....
Govt Simplifies Procedure, Conditions to Grant State Aid in Insuring Crops
UKRAINE - The Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine adopted the resolution on amendments to the procedure and conditions for the provision of state support to agricultural producers to insure crops...
09 October 2013
Ag Industry Moves Forward Despite Government Shutdown
US - Uncertainty looms across the United States as to when the government shutdown will end, and this uncertainty has troubled the agricultural industry and those wanting to make trading decisions...
Farm Bureau Appeals Chesapeake Bay Ruling
US - The American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF) took action on Monday (7 October) to appeal a recent court decision that upheld the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) "pollution diet"...
08 October 2013
GrainCorp Foreign Takeover to Test Coalition Government’s Resolve
US & AUSTRALIA - Farmershave likened selling off Australia’s largest agribusiness GrainCorp to a US buyer, to putting all of Telstra’s infrastructure under foreign control....
Czech Farmers To Receive Flood Compensation
CZECH REPUBLIC – Farmers hit by the disastrous floods in June have received a government memorandum telling them they can seek compensation, to be issued from the European Commission. ...
04 October 2013
All Must Seize Ag Policy Window of Opportunity, Says NFUS
UK - Scotland’s agricultural industry and politicians in Holyrood and Westminster must seize a brief opportunity to make the most of the EU’s recent CAP deal for the good of Scottish farming...
02 October 2013
How Does the US Health Reform Affect Farmers?
US - America’s farmers have important decisions to make – both for their families and for their employees – with the Affordable Care Act which went into effect yesterday (1 October)....
Agriculture MEPs Endorse Ag Policy Reform Deal
EU - Legislation for the new Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) was endorsed by the Agriculture and Rural Development Committee on Monday, following last week's informal agreement in talks between...
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