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30 January 2013
Warm Up Your Forecast for 2013 at Commodity Classic
US - Growers who attend Commodity Classic in Kissimmee, Florida, this year will return home armed, not just with memories to last a lifetime, but also with the latest profit-producing information...
Young Arable Farmers to Meet with Secretary of State
UK - Secretary of State for Defra Owen Paterson will meet with some of the country’s brightest young arable farmers next week as part of an NFU scheme to support the emergence of industry leaders...
28 January 2013
Agriculture Council Meeting to Discuss Common Agricultural Policy
EU - The Agriculture and Fisheries Council meeting of January 2013 takes place in Brussels today (28 January 2013), under the presidency of Mr Simon Coveney, Irish Minister of Agriculture, Food...
23 January 2013
Call for more Responsible Investments to Eradicate Poverty
GLOBAL - The German Minister of Food, Agriculture and Consumer Protection, Ilse Aigner, and the Food and Agriculture Organization Director-General José Graziano da Silva have called for a significant...
21 January 2013
Revised Policy Supports Canada Wheat Growers
CANADA - Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz spoke at the Western Canadian Wheat Growers Association’s 43rd Annual Convention, “Capturing Opportunities in an Open Market," underscoring the wheat...
18 January 2013
How Will Genetics Feed the World?
ANALYSIS - As soon as the phrases "genetic improvement" and "new technology" are used in the same breath, the image that many laymen create is one of monsters and Frankenstein food, writes Chris...
Workshops Help Farmers, Market Vendors Improve Their Markets
US - A four-part workshop series will help vendors and organisers of farmers markets improve their markets and work with customers, inspectors and social media....
16 January 2013
Public Consultation on Future of Organic Production
EU - The European Commission has launched an online consultation aimed at all citizens interested in organic production in Europe....
15 January 2013
NFU to Meet For Policy Discussion
US - The National Farmers Union (NFU) Policy Committee is meeting in Washington, D.C., this week to begin revising the organisation’s policy. ...
10 January 2013
Helping Producers Sort out Forage Decisions
US - Selecting the right forage species to grow can be a daunting task with long-term consequences, but an upcoming Indiana Forage Council seminar will help producers narrow down the options....
09 January 2013
GM based on Science, Ethics or Urban Myths?
ANALYSIS - The degree to which science, emotion or assumed ethics should drive technological changes in agriculture and farming are becoming central to the arguments over the development of biotechnology...
Pre-budget Roundtable Held with Canada Farmers
CANADA - Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz met with farmers in the Saskatoon area to get their input on agriculture policies and to discuss ideas to generate future growth and economic prosperity....
08 January 2013
Event: Follow Grain Through the Chain
UK - Growers are being invited to visit mills and maltings as part of HGCA’s Meet the Processor 2013 initiative in a bid to get a commercial and practical insight into what happens to grain...
04 January 2013
Oxford Farming Conference: Will Farmers Benefit from CAP Reforms?
UK - How European funds are distributed and the differences of territorial issues are expected to be major debating points as Europe decides on the reforms to the Common Agricultural Policy,...
OFC - Call for Better Implementation of EC Rules
UK - The European agricultural sector does not need more regulation, but better implementation of current legislation. ...
03 January 2013
Oxford Farming Conference - Study Shows Hidden Contribution of Agriculture
UK - The contribution that agriculture makes to society in general is the focus of a new study released at the Oxford Farming Conference....
OFC13: Woodland Trust Seeks Farmers
UK - The Woodland Trust is seeking farmers to help demonstrate the commercial benefits of tree planting....
02 January 2013
CAP discussed at latest Agriculture and Fisheries Meeting
EU - Ministers discussed and debated direct payments, the single CMO and rural development within the framework of the common agricultural policy (CAP) reform, at the latest Agriculture and Fisheries...
27 December 2012
K-State to Host Agriculture Lease Workshops
US - To help ensure that landlords and tenants understand the complexities in agricultural leases, Kansas State University is hosting seven workshops to address the issues....
24 December 2012
Conference on New Metrics for Sustainable Agriculture
UK - The Farming Futures AHDB Conference will be held in Birmingham on 16 and 17 January with the theme 'Producing More from Less: New Metrics for Sustainable Agriculture'....
17 December 2012
US Soy Strategy a Team Effort at USB Meeting
US - Emmetsburg, Iowa, soybean farmer Jim Stillman will be leading the soy checkoff for the next year, and he’ll have plenty of help. Not only will Mr Stillman, who was elected chairman on...
26 November 2012
Growing Populations and Wealth Changing Food Demand
ANALYSIS - The growth of the global population to reach over nine billion by 2050 is expected to change global consumption, supply and demand patterns for food, writes Chris Harris....
16 November 2012
Indiana CCA Conference to Cover Drought, 2013
US - A statewide conference for Certified Crop Advisers and other agriculture professionals will highlight the 2012 drought and its implications for the 2013 growing season. ...
15 November 2012
Understanding Whole-Farm Insurance for Specialised, Diversified Farms
US - The National Center for Appropriate Technology (NCAT) will offer a webinar on Thursday, 29 November, to explain Adjusted Gross Revenue Lite (AGR-Lite)— a unique type of federally subsided...
14 November 2012
EUROTIER: China Changing Global Soybean Market
GERMANY - China is changing the world in the soybean market according to the European president of the American Soybean Association, writes Chris Harris. ...
13 November 2012
EUROTIER: Livestock Producers Meeting Challenge of Feed Speculation
GERMANY - Livestock farmers might have to join the options and futures markets for deed to counter rising prices, writes Chris Harris....
12 November 2012
Postharvest Workshop to Focus on Grain, Pest Management
US - Purdue Extension experts will focus on grain and pest management at a 28 November workshop in West Lafayette. The Post-Harvest Update and Recertification Workshop is geared toward farmers,...
05 November 2012
Crop Protection in Southern Britain
UK - This year’s Crop Protection in Southern Britain conference takes place at the Peterborough Arena, Cambridgeshire, on 27-28 November. The event, which is organised by the Association of...
02 November 2012
China - Stockpiling Cotton Supplies
ANALYSIS - China accounted for half of the world cotton trade in 2011 and one-third this year, said Richard Pottorff, chief economist for Doane Advisory Services, at Doane's fall conference in...
30 October 2012
Farming's Hidden Contribution to UK Society
UK - The hidden contribution UK farming makes to society is to be evaluated for the first time in a ground-breaking piece of research commissioned by the Oxford Farming Conference (OFC). ...
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