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01 October 2013
Protecting Ecosystems While Producing Food
UK - Crop protection systems, declining water resources and the increased use of machinery and technology will all have an increasing bearing on the way the agricultural sector manages the land...
30 September 2013
How Much Closer Are We to European Reform?
EU – Europe’s farmers now know where they stand on payment changes, following the completion of the political negotiations on the common agricultural policy reform....
New House Rule Should Pave Way for Farm Bill Progress
US - National Farmers Union (NFU) President Roger Johnson said the passing of a US House of Representatives rule that would relink farm programs and nutrition programs should pave the way for...
25 September 2013
Commissioner Calls for Pragmatism over Trade Partnership
EU - Commissioner De Gucht has spoken about the main challenges the EU and the US will face in the negotiations for the EU-US free trade agreement, Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership...
24 September 2013
Agency Seeks Comments on UK Feed Law
UK - The Food Standards Agency (FSA) has launched a consultation to seek the views of stakeholders on proposed changes to the Feed Law Code of Practice. ...
23 September 2013
Farmers Association Endorses Position on Ag Policy Consultation
IRELAND - Following extensive consultation with thousands of farmers at every County Executive and National Committee level, the Executive Council of the Irish Farmers Assosiation (IFA) fully...
20 September 2013
Are Stricter Rules Needed for EU Organic Farming?
EU - Consumers' trust in organic products together with a demand for stricter rules at EU level, are among the main elements coming out of the report on the public consultation on the future...
19 September 2013
The Right Time to Invest in Indian Grain Storage?
INDIA - Demand for grain warehousing in India is expected to grow in the coming five years, according to a new report by Rabobank, driven by an envisaged grain-storage deficit, inadequate storage...
16 September 2013
Was European Vote on Biofuels and Land Use a Fudge?
ANALYSIS - The European Parliament this week was divided over its attitude to the production and use of biofuels and the effect they have on land use, writes Chris Harris. ...
13 September 2013
US Court Throws Out Country of Origin Labelling Injunction
US - The US District Court for the District of Columbia has refused to grant a preliminary injunction to block the implementation of the amended US mandatory Country of Origin Labeling (COOL)...
Extension is Not the Answer to Stalled Farm Bill
US - National Farmers Union (NFU) President Roger Johnson stated that an extension is not the answer to a stalled farm bill....
11 September 2013
NFU Supports Government Neonicotinoid Stance
UK - The National Farmers Union has described the governments decision that the neonicotinoid restrictions are not justified as 'balanced and sensible'. ...
EU Tackles Invasive Species Impacting Agriculture, Fisheries
EU - The European Commission has proposed a new legislation to prevent and manage the rapidly growing threat from invasive species. There are currently over 12,000 species present in Europe which...
10 September 2013
NFU Passes Unanimous Decision on Renewable Fuels, COOL and Farm Bill
US - The National Farmers Union (NFU) Board of Directors has unanimously passed a resolution indicating the obligation of Congress to provide continuing to support Country-of-Origin Labeling...
02 September 2013
Belgorod Region Free from GMOs
RUSSIA - The Belgorod region of Russia has been declared a GMO free region. ...
US Farm Bill Soon to be Finalised
US - The Agriculture Secretary and several senators expect the Farm Bill to be finalised before the deadline of the end of September. ...
29 August 2013
India Food Security Bill Approved by Lok Sabha
INDIA - The National Food Security Bill, a historic initiative for ensuring food and nutritional security to the people was passed by Lok Sabha (House of the People) this week. ...
26 August 2013
Pro-GM Crops Groups Push for India Biotech Crops
INDIA - Farmers in New Delhi have appealed to policy makers for the infusion of biotechnology to increase agricultural productivity....
Brazil Sets Up Irrigation Working Group
BRAZIL - The Brazilian government has set up a working group to establish a structure for agricultural irrigation and land drainage across the country. ...
Organic Farming Action Plan for 2013-2015 Launched
IRELAND - Last week, Irish agriculture minister Tom Hayes announced the launch of the Irish Organic Farming Action Plan for 201-2015. ...
21 August 2013
Australia's East Coast Farmers Join Forces Against ADM Takeover
AUSTRALIA - State farming bodies on Australia’s east coast highlighted today the importance of a competitive grain market if agriculture was to remain a key driver for economic growth in...
AFBF President: Time to Make Progress on Farm Bill
US - Farm Bureau is working hard to "Bring the Heat" during the August congressional recess, so members of Congress know they need to get things done when they return to Washington, according...
Ag Minister Challenges 4-H Youth to Tackle Food Scarcity
CANADA - Canada's next generation of farmers and producers will benefit from continued support from the Harper Government. ...
20 August 2013
RMB 500 million Grant for Agricultural Development
CHINA - The Chinese government is to provide RMB 500 million to support agricultural modernisation in eight provinces. ...
12 August 2013
NFU Outlines Priorities as Farm Bill Deadline Nears
US - National Farmers Union (NFU) President Roger Johnson sent a letter on 8 August to leadership of the US Senate and House of Representatives Committees on Agriculture, emphasizing the importance...
06 August 2013
Program Will Help Farmers Advance Services on Agricultural Landscape
CANADA - Manitoba farmers and agriculture industry members now have more opportunities to work with conservation districts to enhance our province's ecology, including improve the health of Lake...
02 August 2013
Nutrition Agreement Makes Farm Bill More Difficult
US - The US House of Representatives' has come to an agreement on farm bill nutrition program cuts....
31 July 2013
Progress in Farming Sector Assessed by Committee
SOUTH AFRICA - The Portfolio Committee on Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries will continue with a week-long oversight visit to various farming areas in the Free State to assess progress made...
29 July 2013
Who Should Set Food Safety, Health, Welfare Rules in the EU?
UK - A new government report of the roles of the EU and the national government in legislating for animal health and welfare and food safety indicates overall support for the current balance,...
Ag Ministry Announces Results of Testing for GE Wheat
JAPAN - On 5 July 2013, MAFF announced that it had begun testing US Western White wheat for an unapproved genetically engineered (GE) wheat....
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