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19 February 2015
Importance of Farming Highlighted Ahead of General Election
UK - The National Farmers Union (NFU) will launch a national campaign next week to highlight the importance of food and farming ahead of the general election....
18 February 2015
Russia Expecting Big Wheat Exports Despite Restrictions
RUSSIA - Despite Russia’s recently introduced restrictions on wheat exports for the remainder of the 2014/15 season, the country is still heading towards higher wheat exports than last season....
09 February 2015
Agrinos Expands Commercial Platform, Reach in India with Rallis
INDIA - Agrinos AS announces an expanded partnership of Agrinos India Pty. Ltd, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Agrinos AS, with Rallis, a subsidiary of TATA Chemicals Limited, for the introduction...
26 January 2015
Drought Triggers Insurance Payout in Sahel Ahead of Humanitarian Aid
SOUTH AFRICA - ARC Insurance Company Limited (ARC Ltd) is to pay $25 million in drought insurance claims to three countries in the Sahel this month....
13 January 2015
Head of AD Association Hits Back at Criticisms
UK - Last week at the Oxford Farming Conference in the UK, environmental campaigner and author, George Monbiot, launched an attack on several farming practices....
08 January 2015
Agriculture Commissioner Vows to Tackle Supply Chain Profit-Taking
IRELAND - The Commissioner for Agriculture and Rural Development, Phil Hogan, said he plans to reduce the amount farmers pay on agricultural inputs. ...
06 January 2015
Northern Ireland Minister Sets Out Agriculture, Fishery Priorities for 2015
NORTHERN IRELAND, UK - Agriculture Minister Michelle O’Neill has set out priorities for 2015, noting that it will be a challenging year but that the government will continue to work in partnership...
05 January 2015
EPA Approves First Seed Treatment to Protect Against Soybean Sudden Death Syndrome, Nematodes
US – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has approved Bayer CropScience's application for the registration of ILeVO®, the only seed treatment that protects the root system against...
31 December 2014
Farmers Need to be Encouraged to Invest
UK - The British government needs to embrace farmers and growers’ optimism for the longer term future to help grow the industry and reverse the country’s declining self-sufficiency....
22 December 2014
European Union Takes Steps to Encourage Organic Production
EU - The Presidency of the agriculture council is making progress addressing the concerns of member states over the future of organic production in the EU....
18 December 2014
New Chairman of Prominent House Agriculture Subcommittee
US - As a member of the House Committee on Agriculture, US Representative Rick Crawford (AR-1) has accepted the chairmanship of the General Farm Commodities and Risk Management Subcommittee,...
17 December 2014
Drop in EU Rapeseed Blamed on Neonicotinoid Seed Treatment Ban
EU - A drop in EU rapeseed production in 2015 was forecast at Copa-Cogeca oilseeds working party as first results of the neonicotinoid seed treatment ban start to emerge. ...
16 December 2014
India Government Promotes Bee Keeping
INDIA - The government of India is promoting bee keeping to ensure no shortfall in production....
15 December 2014
New GM Soya to get Approval Soon
EU - The European Union is expected to approve a new GM soyabean for import after the customary split vote among member countries last week....
05 December 2014
Agreement Reached on EU Legislation for GM Crops
EU - EU member states have reached an agreement on new legislation allowing them to restrict, or ban, the cultivation of crops containing genetically modified organisms (GMOs) on their own territory,...
27 November 2014
Land Reform is 'Important Step' to Meet Scotlands Aspirations
SCOTLAND, UK - First Minister Nicola Sturgeon MSP has just delivered the Scottish Government’s Programme for Government 2014-15. Relevant to the agriculture sector are proposals for the Land...
18 November 2014
Conference to Debate Food vs Feed
UK - Animal feed vs human food will come under the microscope at the National Farm Management Conference ‘Farming for the Future - delivering sustainable intensification’. ...
US View of Sustainable Intensification at Farm Management Conference
UK - Gene Philhower, agricultural counsellor at the London US Embassy is guest speaker at the National Farm Management Conference in London on next week....
17 November 2014
Anger Rises at Loss of EU Scientific Advisor
ANALYSIS - Last week the European Commission president, Jean Claude Juncker decided to abolish the post of chief scientific advisor....
13 November 2014
Support for Flexibility of EU Countries to Ban GMO Crops
EU - Long-awaited draft plans to allow EU member states to restrict, or ban, the cultivation of crops containing genetically modified organisms on their own territory - even if it is allowed...
12 November 2014
Should EU Member States be able to Decide on GMO for Themselves?
EU - Should member states be able to overrule the EU when considering the cultivation of genetically modified organisms (GMO) in their territory?...
04 November 2014
What Challenges Face Ukraine?
ANALYSIS - The trouble-torn country of Ukraine is facing more challenges than the political unrest that is being seen on televisions and in news reports around the world, writes Chris Harris....
17 October 2014
How Does Crude Oil Price Affect Vegetable Oil Markets?
ANALYSIS - The fluctuating price of crude oil, including recent falls in price down to around $80 a barrel, are having a direct impact on the oilseed and vegetable oils markets....
Recognition for Professionalism in Agriculture
UK - A British professional accreditation for people working in agriculture has been launched by the Institute of Agricultural Management (IAgrM)....
08 October 2014
US Macroeconomic Indicators for Cotton Supply Chain
US - A range of macroeconomic data releases suggest US economic growth will continue at a moderate pace. ...
Cotton Case Agreement Ends Threat of Retaliation on US Wheat Exports
US - The announcement this week that Brazil and the United States have negotiated a settlement in a long-running trade dispute will help US wheat growers remain competitive in one of the world’s...
07 October 2014
RCF Scouting for Partner to Build Plant in Iran
INDIA - Indian government owned fertilizers company, Rashtriya Chemicals and Fertilisers Ltd (RCF) have said that it is looking for partners to build $800 million fertilizers plant in Iran....
06 October 2014
Andhra Pradesh to Form Farmers Corporation
INDIA - In order to take care of farm sectors in the state, Andhra Pradesh government will set up Farmers Empower Corporation (FEC) in the state....
03 October 2014
Endocrine Disruptors – Risk or Hazard?
ANALYSIS - As the European Commission launched its consultation on endocrine disruptors as pesticides, crop protection industry experts spelt out concerns that a catch all hazard based approach...
02 October 2014
Is Politics Rather than Science Dictating Crop Protection?
ANALYSIS - Too many regulations regarding chemicals and crop protection products are being made for short-term political expediency rather than being based on solid science....
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