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22 September 2014
NABARD Launches $820 Million Long Term Rural Credit Fund
INDIA - To increase long term credit in agriculture sector, the National Bank of Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD) has launched an $820 million rural credit fund....
19 September 2014
India Plans $131 Billion Credit To Farmers During 2014-15
INDIA - To provide farmers with credit support, Indian government has planned $131 billion credit support for agriculture sector during 2014-15 financial year....
17 September 2014
NFU Outlines Priorities Ahead of 2015 General Election
UK - A Government that understands farm businesses, wants agriculture to grow and has the policies that send the right signals to farmers, are the key messages in the NFU’s farming manifesto...
16 September 2014
Jim Wyckoff's Morning Report: Risk-averse Mood in Market Place
GLOBAL - The December NASDAQ 100 was lower overnight as investors have moved into a risk-averse mood ahead of the Federal Open Market meeting. ...
Efforts Made to Reduce Government-imposed Trade Barriers
EU - American Farm Bureau Federation President Bob Stallman is leading a delegation of the organization’s leaders to Europe this week to discuss efforts to increase trade through comprehensive...
15 September 2014
New Agriculture Commissioner Told to Simplify Greening and Direct Payments
EU - Simplification of the direct payments in the Common Agricultural Policy and greening are two of the issues that have been put top of the list of priorities for the new European Commissioner...
28 August 2014
Raw Sugar Export Subsidy Undergoes Revision
INDIA - The Ministry of Consumer Affairs revised the raw sugar subsidy to $55.09 (INR 3,371) per metric ton (MT), which is applicable from 1 August 2014 to 30 September 2014. ...
27 August 2014
Farmers Issue Support Plea After Russian Ban
EU – European farmers have called for extra support from the Common Agricultural Policy in response to Russia’s import ban....
New Smartphone App Helps Speed Up Seed Exportation
AUSTRALIA - A new Smartphone app has been designed to help farmers and seed exporters get their product to market faster....
26 August 2014
Is CAP Info to Farmers Lacking Vital Details?
SCOTLAND, UK - Growers in Scotland have begun planting crops that will be harvested under the new Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) regime yet they still have not been told what all the rules...
25 August 2014
Multi-millon Dollar Plant for Rarawai Mill
FIJI - Fiji's sugar will industry will soon have a $70m co-generation power plant at the Rarawai Mill in Ba....
22 August 2014
Russia Adjusts List of Banned Agricultural, Fisheries Products
RUSSIA - Russia has amended its list of fishery and agricultural products that have been banned for one year from the EU, US, Australia, Canada and Norway....
21 August 2014
Scotland Holds Russian Trade Embargo Meeting
SCOTLAND, UK - Work is on-going across Scotland’s food sector to assess the potential market impact that could result from displacement of produce previously destined for the Russia will have...
20 August 2014
Reforms Needed to Hike Yields, says Chamber of Commerce
INDIA - PHD Chamber of Commerce and Industry (PHDCCI), an industry body has called for amendment to Land Ceiling Act and abolition of agriculture produce marketing committee (APMC) Act to draw...
19 August 2014
Russia Eyes New Food Importers to Sustain Supplies
ANALYSIS - The Russian ban on meat and food products is starting to bite and could have a dramatic effect on the global food market, writes Chris Harris....
15 August 2014
Damage to Agriculture in Gaza Will Have Long-lasting Effects
PALESTINE - Violence in Gaza has left agriculture, harvesting and fishing activities in disarray, causing price spikes for key food items....
12 August 2014
Common Agricultural Policy Should Protect Farmers from Russian Ban
EU - Following the announcement of Russia's ban on agriculture exports from the EU, the EU Commissioner for Agriculture and Rural Development Dacian Ciolos has stated that the Common Agricultural...
11 August 2014
Ireland Set Up Advice Line for Farmers Affected by Russian Ban
IRELAND - Responding to a Russian announcement of trade sanctions against EU and other countries in the agri-food sector, Minister Simon Coveney said that the move is unwelcome, but that it is...
04 August 2014
Farm Bureau Federation Disappointed by Failure of WTO Trade Talks
US - The American Farm Bureau Federation is disappointed that the World Trade Organization has failed to reach an agreement that would have sped the flow of goods through international borders....
28 July 2014
MPs: Government Must Accept Ban on Bee-harming Pesticides
UK - A new report published today (Monday 28 July 2014) by a committee of MPs criticising the lack of effective Government action to protect UK bees from harmful insecticides, and the reliance...
24 July 2014
Global Initiative for Agricultural Education Formed
GLOBAL - India, Africa and the USA have formed an international partnership across the countries to revitalizing global agricultural education, capacity building and technology transfer....
22 July 2014
Wyckoff's Weekly Grain Outlook: Downward Pressure Across Grains
ANALYSIS - There's downward pressure across all the grains markets this week, reports Jim Wyckoff for TheCropSite...
18 July 2014
Copa-Cogeca Calls for Stronger Action to Combat Unfair Practices
EU - European agriculture sector organisation Copa-Cogeca has welcomed the fact that the European Commission has recognised that abusive and unfair practices are present in the food chain....
NFU Asks for Clarity on Key Points Under Waters of US Rule
US - In a letter sent on Thursday (17 July) to US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Gina McCarthy, National Farmers Union (NFU) President Roger Johnson asked for more information...
17 July 2014
MEPs Commit to Backing British Farming
UK - NFU President Meurig Raymond has visited Strasbourg to rally support from MEPs to sign the ‘Back British Farming EU Pledge.’ ...
16 July 2014
India to Launch TV Channel for Farmers
INDIA - India will soon launch dedicated television channel for farmers soon, Indian finance minister, Arun Jaitley said while announcing the 2014-15 annual budget....
15 July 2014
India Raises Farm Credit to $133 Billion during 2014-15
INDIA - In order to promote growth in agriculture sector, India has increased its farm credit during 2014-15 fiscal year period....
Indian Farmers to Get Soil Health Card
INDIA - India will soon provide soil health card to all its farmers in the coming years that will make possible for farmers to improve productivity by wisely using inputs....
14 July 2014
Jharkand, Assam to get Agri Research Institute
INDIA - With a view to expand its agriculture research activities in the country, Indian finance minister, Arun Jaitley has said that government will establish two agriculture research institutions...
Integrated Approach 'Vital' to Reduce Food Waste and Loss
THE NETHERLANDS - Governments, international organisations, businesses and community agencies worldwide must create joint programmes to reduce food loss and waste (FLW), if they want to show...
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