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26 July 2013
Growers Should Look to Alternative Market Outlets, Says Delany
IRELAND - IFA National Grain Committee Chairman Noel Delany said that growers should look to alternative markets to boost competition and returns from grain as some traditional buyers move to...
24 July 2013
Looking to Genetic Improvements for Sustainable Agriculture
ANALYSIS - The EU needs to increase its production and productivity of plant biomass for food and feed and decrease its dependence on imports according to a new report from the European Academies...
BBSRC Welcomes UK Agricultural Technology Strategy
UK - The Government launched its UK Agricultural Technology Strategy, looking to make the UK a world leader in science and technology development for agriculture....
23 July 2013
£160m Technology Boost for UK Agricultural Industries
UK - The UK will become a world leader in agricultural science and technology following the launch of a new strategy to deliver sustainable, healthy and affordable food for future generations....
22 July 2013
Building EU-Mongolia Relations on Agriculture and Rural Development
MONGOLIA - The European Commissioner for Agriculture and Rural Development, Dacian Ciolos will visit Mongolia this week to discuss prospects for increasing cooperation with the Mongolian authorities...
Farmers Agree to Call for Treasurer to Block Sale of Graincorp
AUSTRALIA - Nearly 300 farmers at NSW Farmers annual conference in Sydney have unanimously called for the Federal Treasurer to block the sale of GrainCorp to giant American agribusiness Archer Daniels...
NFU President Discusses International Food Aid Reform
US - National Farmers Union (NFU) President Roger Johnson participated in a panel discussion about proposed reforms to the US international food aid system. The panel, entitled "Proposed Reforms...
19 July 2013
NFU: Farmers Need Fair, Functional Markets
US - The US Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry’s yesterday (17 July) held a hearing on the Commodity Exchange Act and the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC)....
17 July 2013
Keys to Reducing Impact of Agriculture on Climate Change
GLOBAL - Land is not being used to its best advantage according to a new study by Ikerbasque Professor Unai Pascual from the Basque Centre for Climate Change (BC3) and University of Cambridge,...
15 July 2013
Unprecedented Vote Erodes Historic Bipartisan Farm Bill Support
US - The US House of Representatives passed H.R. 2642, the Federal Agriculture Reform and Risk Management Act of 2013 on Thursday, 11 July....
14 July 2013
Conserve Water and Soil Fertility to Increase Productivity under Climate Change
ANALYSIS - Higher temperatures and longer growing seasons in the UK could provide opportunities for farmers to increase productivity. ...
12 July 2013
NFU Opposes Splitting Nutrition Programs from Farm Bill
US - National Farmers Union (NFU) President Roger Johnson sent a letter to the members of the US House of Representatives urging a vote against the rule and final passage of H.R. 2642, a bill...
11 July 2013
Harper Government Invests in Barley Industry Growth
CANADA - Barley farmers will benefit from key investments in science and innovation that will improve the competitiveness of the barley sector, with the support of the Harper Government. ...
10 July 2013
Lanao Norte Receives Farm Equipment Worth P5.8M
PHILIPPINES - Department of Agriculture-10 (DA-10) has turned-over P5.8 million worth of farm equipment in support to rice production of the Lanao del Norte. ...
AFBF Files Suit to Protect Farmers’ Privacy
US - Protecting farmers' and ranchers' right to privacy is a top priority, said the American Farm Bureau Federation, which took legal action to stop the Environmental Protection Agency from publicly...
NFU Board Stands Strong: Do Not Split Farm Bill
US - The National Farmers Union (NFU) Board of Directors, acting in its capacity as the organization’s Legislative Committee, voted unanimously to maintain its long-time position on keeping...
08 July 2013
NFU Members Bring Knowledge, Experience to Zambia
ZAMBIA - National Farmers Union (NFU) representatives are currently in Chipata Eastern Province, Zambia to participate in the National Cooperative Business Association's – Cooperative League...
Punjab Government Announces Subsidy on Maize Seeds
INDIA - The Punjab government announced its plans to give 75 per cent subsidy on maize seeds in ten districts of the state to encourage farmers to shift to the crop....
07 July 2013
Sustainable Intensification in Agriculture: How To Produce More
UK - A policy known as sustainable intensification could help meet the challenges of increasing demands for food from a growing global population, argues a team of scientists in an article in...
05 July 2013
Disagreement Between Farmers and Consumers over GM
UK - Nearly two thirds of farmers in the UK would grow genetically modified crop if the law allowed, according to a study for Barclays Bank. ...
Thai Subsidy Scheme Leads to Burmese Rice Sell-off
MYANMAR - Thai traders are flocking to Burma to buy up cheap rice with the aim of selling it to a Thai government rice-buying scheme that is supposed to support Thai farmers, according to the...
Kenyan Govt Unveils Plan to Fight Deadly Maize Disease
KENYA - The Kenyan Government has called on farmers to plant maize once a year to break the cycle of a viral maize disease....
Pakistan Millers Demand Cheaper Wheat Imports from India
PAKISTAN - Pakistan Flour Mills Association has demanded the government to allow wheat imports from India via Wagha, with a view to provide flour to the public at cheaper rates, as Indian wheat...
04 July 2013
Philippines Keen on Keeping Quantitative Restriction on Rice
PHILIPPINES - Unresolved issues related to concessions with rice -exporting countries continue to get in the way of the Philippines' bid to secure approval for the extension of a World Trade...
Govt to Pursue Commercial Rice Production in Nepal
NEPAL - The Nepal government plans to pursue commercial rice cultivation programme in three districts from the next fiscal year. ...
Lower Pledging Price for Next Rice Crop
THAILAND - The price of pledged rice for the next harvest is sure to be less than the current 15,000 baht per tonne, Deputy Prime Minister and Commerce Minister Niwatthamrong Bunsongphaisarn...
UP Blames Wheat Export for Low Supplies
INDIA - The Uttar Pradesh (UP) government has blamed wheat export permit for dismal procurement during the current rabi marketing season....
03 July 2013
NFU Board Passes Resolution Deriding Farm Bill Inactivity
US - The National Farmers Union (NFU) Board of Directors passed a resolution last night highlighting the organization’s disappointment in the US House of Representatives’ failure to pass...
International Line-up for British Crop Production Council Congress
UK - This year’s British Crop Production Council (BCPC) Congress programme will offer an array of influential, international speakers who will explore the effects of a challenging regulatory...
Officials to Meet with Truckers on New Overloading Guidelines
PHILIPPINES - The Department of Agriculture is set to study the effects on food security of new guidelines that took effect on 1 June, governing the overloading of trucks and trailers carrying...
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