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20 October 2015
The Scoop on Poop – Why is Manure Important?
ANALYSIS - For years, livestock farmers have used manure as a fertilizer, soil amendment, energy source and even construction material....
18 August 2015
Farmers Seeking Next Step in Precision Ag Choose UAVs
US - Brett Haas, co-owner of Crop Copter, said it's not just the young farmers who are interested in Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs), farmers of all ages are anxious to try out the latest precision...
17 August 2015
Agritechnica Is Coming to Germany in November 2015
GERMANY - Agritechnica 2015, which takes place from 10 to 14 November, is fast-approaching. Taking place in Hannover, Germany, this year’s show is aptly titled: ‘People, Technology, Innovation...
20 April 2015
Indian Sugar Output up 3.2 Million Tonnes
INDIA - India’s sugar production has recorded an increase of 3.2 million tonnes at 26.35 million tonnes as on April 15, 2015....
16 April 2015
Future of Biofuels Use in MEPs’ Hands
EU - The NFU is urging UK MEPs to reject a draft law limiting the amount of crops involved in biofuel production which is to be presented to the European Parliament (EP) at the end of the month....
09 April 2015
India’s Sugar Output up 2.8 MN Tonnes
INDIA - India’s sugar production output has recorded an increase of 2.8 million tonnes at 24.72 million tonnes during the sugar season of 2014-15 till March 2015....
08 April 2015
FAO Food Price Index Drops Further in March 2015
GLOBAL - The FAO Food Price Index averaged 173.8 points in March 2015, down 2.6 points (1.5 per cent) from its revised February value and nearly 40 points (18.7 per cent) below its level in March...
27 March 2015
Less Fertiliser Does Not Mean Lower Sugar Yield
AUSTRALIA - Early trial results show a new approach to fertiliser application in Wet Tropics cane farms is ultimately boosting the quality of water heading downstream, with minimal effect on...
19 March 2015
Indian Sugar Output up 2.8 Million Tonnes
INDIA - Indian sugar production has recorded an increase of 2.8 million tonnes during the current season up to March 15, 2015 at 22.18 million tonnes, Indian Sugar Mills Association (ISMA) said...
11 March 2015
Food Price Index Dips to Lowest Level Since July 2010
GLOBAL - The FAO Food Price Index averaged 179. 4 points in February 2015, down 1.8 points (1.0 per cent) from its January value and 29 points (14.0 per cent) below its level in February 2014....
27 February 2015
India’s Sugar Output up 2.18 Million Tonnes
INDIA - Indian sugar production has recorded an increase of 2.18 million tonnes at 16.70 million tonnes as on February 15, 2015....
06 February 2015
Brazil Seeking More Agriculture Trade with China
BRAZIL - The Chinese market is vital to the growth of Brazil's agricultural sector, and the country plans to focus on expanding exports to the world's second-biggest economy, newly elected Brazilian...
FAO Food Price Index Falls Again
GLOBAL - The FAO Food Price Index averaged 182.7 points in January 2015, down 3.6 points (1.9 per cent) from its revised* (reduced) December 2014 value....
22 January 2015
India’s Sugar Output Up 19 Per Cent
INDIA - India’s sugar production has reported an increase of 19 per cent as on January 15, 2015 at 10.3 million tonnes from 494 sugar mills under operations....
12 January 2015
Food Price Index Declines in December 2014
GLOBAL - 2014 is third consecutive year of falling prices as all commodity groups except for meat decline....
07 January 2015
Tighter Market Projected for Global Sugar Industry
GLOBAL - Rabobank has issued a new report on the global sugar industry, forecasting a tighter market than expected based on recent supply and demand conditions. ...
16 December 2014
India’s Sugar Production Up 56 Per Cent
INDIA - India’s sugar production has recorded a 56 per cent increase or 614,000 tonnes at 1.78 million tonnes as on November 30, 2014. ...
11 December 2014
NFU Sugar Mentors New Beet Generation
UK - A new group of young beet growers is being assembled by NFU Sugar to learn more about the industry they’re involved in....
09 December 2014
Farmers Welcome Early Commencement of Korea-Australia Free Trade Agreement
AUSTRALIA & KOREA - The National Farmers’ Federation (NFF) has welcomed the announcement by Trade and Investment Minister Andrew Robb that Australia’s Free Trade Agreement with South Korea (KAFTA)...
28 November 2014
Pakistan Raises Sugar Tariff, Allows Exports
PAKISTAN - The Government of Pakistan has increased the tariff on sugar imports from zero to 20 per cent and authorized an export quota of 500,000 metric tons....
24 November 2014
Delay of 2014 RFS Volume Standards a ‘Serious Disappointment’
US - Responding to the news that the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) volume targets would not be released before the end of the year, NFU President Roger Johnson called the news a 'serious disappointment'....
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....
30 September 2014
Madhya Pradesh Signs Three MoUs at Krishi Expo
INDIA - In order to provide agricultural equipment to its farmers, Madhya Pradesh (MP) government has signed three memorandum of understandings (MoUs) at the Haldhar Krishi Expo....
10 September 2014
Future of Crops at Risk in Conflict Zone
UK - Wild species related to our crops which are crucial as potential future food resources have been identified by University of Birmingham scientists, however, a significant proportion are...
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. ...
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....
04 August 2014
India’s Kharif Sowing Area Crosses 70.6 MH
INDIA - India’s kharif season sowing has crossed 70.6 million hectares, the Indian agriculture ministry said in a statement....
24 July 2014
Indonesia Plays Important Role in Tanzania Agriculture
INDONESIA - Minister for Agriculture, Food Security and Cooperatives Mr Christopher Chiza in Inauguration of Big Result Now of the Vision 25 which held in Morogoro, Saturday 12 July said Indonesia...
17 July 2014
Indian Sugarcane Acreage Down by Two Per Cent in 2014-15
INDIA - Indian sugarcane acreage has estimated to be around 5.23 million hectares (ha) during 2014-15 sugar season, down by 2 per cent, as compared to the same period last year, Indian Sugar...
15 July 2014
Global Diets Are Changing, Increasing in Protein
GLOBAL - Cereals are still at the core of what people eat, but diets are becoming higher in protein, fats and sugar in many parts of the world as incomes rise and urbanisation increases, with...
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