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17 August 2011
Leaked Proposals for Reform of CAP Entitlements
UK - News has recently been leaked from the European Commission that farmers who claim more than €150,000 from the direct support element of the CAP (Pillar1), will see their entitlement payments...
15 August 2011
Pioneer Hi-Bred Completes Expansion
US - DuPont business Pioneer Hi-Bred have celebrated the completion of a million dollar expansion project at its corn research center in New Holland, Pa....
04 August 2011
USDA Discusses Economic Growth
US - Agriculture Under Secretary for Marketing and Regulatory Programs Ed Avalos this week met with agricultural producers and rural business leaders to explore ways federal, state and local...
Impact Of Global Food Crisis
UK - Consumers increasingly appreciate that scientific advances should be applied to help boost agricultural production and keep food costs down. They want the UK to become more self-sufficient...
29 July 2011
USDA: Drought Tolerant Corn Assessment Reopened
US - The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) has reopened the comment period for a petition received from the Monsanto Company seeking a determination...
28 July 2011
MacKenzie: NZ Rural Contractors Must Work Together
NEW ZEALAND - Federated Farmers board member and Grain & Seed chairperson Ian MacKenzie delivered a speech at the Rural Contractors New Zealand's Conference, on 26 July in Ashburton....
25 July 2011
UK Water Shortages: The Implications
UK - With less than 20 per cent of normal rainfall falling over large parts of England during March and April arable farmers, particularly in the southern and eastern regions of England, are...
22 July 2011
Wyffels' Corn Strategies 2011 Offers Unique Opportunity
US - The 100+ degree temperatures didn't keep 400 Midwest corn and soybean growers from attending the Wyffels Hybrids Corn Strategies 2011 meeting in Malcom, Iowa on Wednesday, reports Sarah...
19 July 2011
POET Outlines Sustainability Efforts In Ethanol
US - From biomass harvest to the final product, sustainability has to be top of mind when designing a commercial cellulosic ethanol plant. ...
12 July 2011
EU Parliament Puts Expediency Above Agriculture
GENERAL - In August 2009, BCPC urged the then Agriculture Minister Hilary Benn to challenge Brussels on its GM EU-wide GM legislation, which was disadvantaging European food production - especially...
11 July 2011
Combating Superpests: The Battle To Save Our Food
Scientists from Rothamsted Research, which receives strategic funding from the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council, are presenting their research at the Royal Society's annual...
08 July 2011
Parliament Paves Way For GMO Crop Bans
The European Parliament this week backed plans to let member states choose whether to ban the cultivation of genetically-modified crops on their territory, giving a detailed list of grounds on...
07 July 2011
Bonn New Home For Global Crop Diversity Trust HQ
GERMANY - The Executive Committee of the Global Crop Diversity Trust recently passed a resolution to move its headquarters to Bonn. ...
04 July 2011
G20: Wheat Improvement Key To Food Security
GLOBAL - Agriculture Ministers from the G20 group of nations have adopted the International Research Initiative for Wheat Improvement, which will be funded for coordination activity in part by...
30 June 2011
UK Farming Needs to Produce More Not Less
UK - Farmers in the UK need to produce more, not less, NFU Vice President Gwyn Jones told the Inside Government forum on food security in London. ...
28 June 2011
Weather Could Affect 2012 Weed Populations
CANADA - An assistant professor with the University of Manitoba reports the wet weather could result in slightly higher weed populations next year....
Should India Adopt GM Crops?
INDIA - India is paying a heavy cost by not adopting the genetically modified (GM) crops according to experts with the global agri-research bodies ISAAA and ICRISAT....
24 June 2011
Industry Critical Debates at Crop World
UK - As phrases such as "price volatility", "food security", "supply sustainability", "rapidly growing population" and "climate change mitigation" increasingly find their way into the public...
23 June 2011
FEFAC Sends Message To G-20 Ministers
GLOBAL - The European Compound Feed Manufacturers' Federation (FEFAC) President, Patrick Vanden Avenne, has called on the European Commission to focus on measures allowing the increase of production...
22 June 2011
Farm Groups Appeal To G-20 Ministers
GLOBAL - On the eve of the G-20 Farm Minister's meeting, farm groups from around the world are calling for coherence saying trade policy must not dictate agricultural policy....
20 June 2011
Success for Cereals 2011
UK - Just over 26,900 visitors flooded through the gates at Cereals 2011 to catch up with the latest technical advances, machinery innovations and business advice. ...
17 June 2011
DDGS Workshop Impresses Canadian Buyers
CANADA and US - The US Grains Council's seminar on using distiller's dried grains with solubles (DDGS) in feedlot cattle rations drew an exceptionally large audience and "fantastic feedback,"...
Concerns Voiced Over Corn Availability
U.S - Pork producers in Iowa have voiced their concerns over the price of corn after gathering at the Iowa State Fairgrounds....
16 June 2011
Global Views at Biotech and Food Security Conf
GLOBAL - The American Soybean Association (ASA), the United Soybean Board (USB), and the U.S. Soybean Export Council (USSEC) are organizing the 2011 International Ag Biotechnology & Food Security...
BBSRC: New Projects to Improved Food Security
UK - On the morning of the first day of Cereals 2011, the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) is pleased to announce the first of two tranches of projects to be funded...
Cash Advice to Farmers Following Drought
UK - Cereal growers who anticipate a need for additional short term finance to overcome the impact of drought-restricted yields and high input prices should discuss their requirements with their...
Cereals 2011 Round Up
UK - Cereals 2011 kicked off in Boothby Graffoe, Lincolnshire yesterday with over 64 hectares of stands and live demonstrations....
Worthington's Achieves Red Tractor Certification
U.K - Worthingtons Ale recieved the Red Tractor Assurance stamp of approval yesterday at Cereals 2011....
15 June 2011
Entrepreneur Recognised in Grampian Awards
UK - A young entrepreneur who developed a cooking oil at the family farm and put it on the shelves of leading supermarkets is in the running for a coveted business award....
14 June 2011
Genome Clue to Functions of Wheat Fungus
US - One of the world's most destructive wheat pathogens is genetically built to evade detection before infecting its host, according to a study that mapped the genome of the fungus in Indiana,...
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