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09 July 2014
Assam to Spend $860 Million on Agriculture in 2014-15
INDIA - The biggest North Eastern state, Assam has planned an expenditure of $860 million for agriculture sector during 2014-15 fiscal year period....
NABARD, Small Farmers Consort Ink MoU for Small Farm Producers
INDIA - National Bank of Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD) and Small Farmers Agribusiness Consortium (SFAC) has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) for implementing schemes for...
07 July 2014
New Scheme Recognises Compliant Feed Businesses
UK - Livestock authorities in the UK have taken measures to cut the number of inspections for certain feed businesses, based on risk....
NFSM Advocates Increased Oilseeds Pulses Output
INDIA - India’s General Council of the National Food Security Mission (NFSM) has advocated the increase of oilseeds and pulses production....
04 July 2014
Brazil Government Defends Decision to Temporarily Drop Wheat Import Tariff
BRAZIL - The Brazilian Minister of Agriculture has encountered criticism regarding the government's decision to temporarily eliminate the 10 per cent import tariff imposed on wheat imported from...
01 July 2014
David Bergvinson Appointed New ICRISAT Director-General
GLOBAL - The Governing Board of the International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT) has announced that Dr David Bergvinson has been appointed as the next Director General...
26 June 2014
Trans-Pacific Partnership Talks Resume Next Week in Canada
GLOBAL - Twelve country officials involved in the US-led Trans-Pacific Partnership negotiations plan to meet in Ottawa from July 3 to 12 to iron out outstanding issues like tariffs and intellectual...
25 June 2014
Philippines Close to Extension of Rice Import Barriers until 2017
PHILIPPINES - With all countries interested in accessing the local rice market having assented, the Philippines has practically secured an extension of rice import barriers until 2017, said Agriculture...
24 June 2014
National Biodiesel Board Meets on Renewable Fuel Standard
US - The National Biodiesel Board (NBB) held its board meeting in Washington, D.C. and focused on the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) volume requirements for 2014. ...
23 June 2014
Thorny Issues Revealed in US-EU Trade Talks
US & EU - US Agriculture Secretary was in the European Union last week, emphasising the importance of agricultural trade in negotiations over the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership...
Canadian Canola Crop Offers China Health and Wealth
CHINA & CANADA – The Canadian canola crop offers China both health and wealth by producing one of the healthiest vegetable oils in the world and being crushed and distributed domestically,...
19 June 2014
NFU Keen to Work with Government on New Pollinator Strategy
UK - The NFU says it is keen to work with government on its new strategy to help pollinators as the first hearing by the Environmental Audit Committee got underway yesterday....
16 June 2014
35 Years of EU Food Safety Alert System
EU - Europe is more than ever reliant on its Rapid Alert System for Food and Feed (RASFF) to ensure that our food meets some of the highest food safety standards in the world. Besides its main...
13 June 2014
Council Calls on Japan to Alter Position on Trans-Pacific Partnership
US - The National Pork Producers Council says, unless Japan significantly alters its demands, US agriculture will not be in a position to support the Trans Pacific Partnership, Bruce Cochrane...
12 June 2014
Karnataka to Spend $13 MN on Integrated Farming
INDIA - In order to increase agriculture produce in the state, Karnataka government has allocated $13 million that will be spend on implementing integrated farming system (IFS) in 125,000 hectares....
11 June 2014
Govt to Insure Farmers Income, Says Indian Agri Minister
INDIA - Soon after being put in charge as India’s Agriculture Minister, Radha Mohan Singh pointed out areas where the government will focus in agriculture sectors....
06 June 2014
ISMA Seeks Sugar Import Duty Hiked to 40 Per Cent
INDIA - Indian Sugar Mills Association (ISMA) has asked the new government to hike import duty on sugar to 40 per cent from the current 15 per cent duty....
04 June 2014
India to Focus on Reducing Post-Harvest Losses
INDIA - After taking charge as the new minister of food processing industries, Harsimrat Kaur Badal has said that her priority will be to find ways to reduce the post-harvest losses....
CCI Clears Wilmar-Renuka Sugars Deal
INDIA - Competition Commission of India, a fair play watch dog has cleared purchase of shares by Singapore-based Wilmar Sugar Holdings in Shree Renuka Sugars....
28 May 2014
R Mohan Singh Appointed India’s Agri Minister
INDIA - After the success in general elections, Narendra Modi took charge as the 15th prime minister of India on May 26, 2014, along with 45 cabinet and minister of states....
27 May 2014
Commission Clears Acquisition by DLG, Lantmännen of Hage Polska
EU - The European Commission has granted clearance under the EU Merger Regulation to the acquisition of joint control by Lantmännen ekonomisk förening of Sweden and Dansk Landbrugs Grovvareselskab...
23 May 2014
US Congress Passes Water Resources Reform and Development Act of 2014
US - The National Association of Wheat Growers (NAWG) applauds Congress for their votes this week to pass the Water Resources Reform and Development Act of 2014 with an overwhelming 412-4 vote...
22 May 2014
Global Freshwater Conservation Gains Momentum Among UN Countries
GLOBAL - Thirty-five member countries of the United Nations have now officially agreed to common guidelines for sharing and managing freshwater resources that cross international borders....
21 May 2014
Haryana Clears New Agri Policy
INDIA - With an aim to increase growth in agriculture sector, Haryana state has cleared it new agriculture policy that have been designed to g- enerate over four per cent growth in farm sector,...
19 May 2014
EU Ends Customs Duties for Ukrainian Meat, Cereals
EU & UKRAINE - As a result of talks on enhanced bilateral cooperation and trade with agricultural products between the EU and Ukraine this week, duty-free tariff rate quotas have been granted...
15 May 2014
Ag Economist Offers Insights to Latest US Farm Bill
US - A Purdue Extension agricultural economist has published two articles that include analysis of what the 2014 farm bill could mean for farmers and agriculture in the Midwest. ...
NFU Asks Members to Report Retailers Breaching Supply Code of Practice
UK - Farmers and growers can now make anonymous reports of retailers suspected of breaching the Groceries Supply Code of Practice (GSCOP) through the NFU, thanks to a new scheme....
13 May 2014
New Zealand, US File Disputes Against Indonesia on Agricultural Imports
GLOBAL - New Zealand and the United States have started disputes procedures in the World Trade Organisation against Indonesia over measures imposed on the import of horticultural products, animals...
09 May 2014
Food Corporation of India Offers $3.32 BN Loans
INDIA - In order to meet its working capital requirement, the government procurement agency, Food Corporation of India (FCI) has invited tenders for securing unsecured loans worth $3.32 billion,...
Punjab to Introduce Cotton Mechanisation Plan
INDIA - In order to maximize cotton cultivators profit in the state, Punjab state has decided to implement cotton mechanisation programme in cotton-producing Malwa belt of south-west Punjab,...
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