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15 April 2015
Australian Delegation Meets Mohanbhai Kundariya
INDIA - With agriculture sector in sight, Australian delegation led by Colin Barnett Premier of Western Australia meet Indian Minister of State for Agriculture, Mohanbhai Kalyanjibhai Kundariya...
Could El Niño Return in 2015?
GLOBAL - Once more there is an increased risk that an El Niño weather phenomenon may occur according to weather forecasters. ...
Canada’s Food Production Growing but Wasting More
ANALYSIS - Canada wastes 6 billion kilogrammes of food each year – nearly a third of its total production....
14 April 2015
India’s Oilmeal Exports to Iran Down to 362,091 Tonnes
INDIA - India’s oilmeal export to Iran has recorded a huge decrease at 362,091 tonnes during April 2014 to March 2015 financial year, as compared to 1.24 million tonnes exported during the...
NFU Urges EPA to Stick to Statutory Target Levels
US - National Farmers Union (NFU) President Roger Johnson says he is hopeful the US Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) timeline for releasing Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) target levels...
Consultations on Greenhouse Gas Reduction Targets
UK - Three consultations covering the UK and the EU's approach to future GHG emissions reduction have been issued. All will have implications for agriculture....
Usher to Modern Techniques in Agriculture, Says Indian Agri Minister
INDIA - Indian farmers need to use modern techniques for farm practices, Indian agriculture minister, Radha Mohan Singh said at the 77th meeting of the General Council of National Cooperative...
13 April 2015
Grant to Boost Crop Breeding Worldwide
US - The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation has awarded $18.5 million to Cornell University to aid worldwide breeding of the staple crops wheat, rice, maize, sorghum and chickpea....
Mounting Evidence for Neonicotinoid Environmental Impact
EU - Evidence for the negative impact of neonicotinoid pesticides on the environment is rapidly increasing, according to a joint report from the European Academies of Science to the European...
Quarterly Earnings Increase for Cargill
US - In its latest quarterly report, Cargill's net earnings were up by one-third from the same period last year, with the largest contribution by its Animal Nutrition and Protein business....
10 April 2015
US Bee Population Showing Less Die-Off Than in 2014
US - The honeybee population has experienced less severe die-offs over winter than in 2014, but there are still significant threats, according to a specialist from Purdue University....
India’s Oilmeal Exports Down by 44 Per Cent
INDIA - India has recorded a drop in oilmeal exports during April 2014 to March 2015 at 2.44 million tonnes, as compared to 4.38 million tonnes exported during the same period last year....
09 April 2015
Swiss Must Knock Down Trade Barriers, Says Report
SWITZERLAND – Half of Swiss farm receipts come from farm support measures and major trade barrier reductions should be rolled out to address this....
Adapting to Climate Change May Create New Environmental Threats
UK - Adaptation measures to help us cope with climate change have the potential to generate further threats for both local and global ecosystems, according to a new study from the University...
08 April 2015
Farmers Union of Wales Unveils Election Priorities
WALES, UK - The Farmers Union of Wales (FUW) has released its general election manifesto, highlighting the importance of agriculture to the economy....
07 April 2015
Brazil Minister Praises Agricultural Performance
BRAZIL - The Minister for Agriculture, Livestock and Supply Katia Abreu has praised the strong performance of agriculture in Brazil....
US GIPSA Changes Rejected by NFU
US - The National Farmers Union in the US has urged the government not to discuss laws limiting the authority of the Grain Inspection Packers and Stockyards Agency (GIPSA)....
World Health Day: Can 'FoodKeeper' Application Reduce Waste?
ANALYSIS - How often do you have to throw away food because it's gone past its best? ...
02 April 2015
India Set up Price Stabilisation Fund
INDIA - To help farmers getting correct price for its produces, Indian government’s Department of Agriculture & Cooperation has set up a the price stabilisation fund (PSF) as a central sector...
Western Australia Could Become GM-free After Election
AUSTRALIA - The Labor Party in Western Australia has said all GM crops would be banned if it wins the next state election....
Time-out on Trade Talks and Global Negotiations Stall
GLOBAL - Talks at the World Trade Organization over food safety and animal and plant health as part of the on-going trade negotiations have come to an impasse....
01 April 2015
Fish Fertiliser Viable for Organic Vegetable Production
US - A study at Auburn University, Alabama, showed that hydrolysed fish fertiliser can be economically viable for organic vegetable production, despite providing lower yields than inorganic nitrogen....
New Canadian Laws Will Modernise Agriculture
CANADA - The Agricultural Growth Act has come into force, allowing farmers to benefit from increased modernisation and trade opportunities....
Agricultural Waste Could be Useful as Biofuel
UK - It is estimated that more than 400 billion litres of bioethanol could be produced each year from crop wastage. ...
WTO Sets Up Disputes Panel over Russian EU Trade Tariffs
GLOBAL - The dispute settlement body of the World Trade Organisation has established a disputes panel over Russia’s tariff treatment of agricultural and manufacturing goods from the EU....
31 March 2015
UK-China Summit Gives Insight into Environmental Challenges
UK - Researchers from the UK and China met last month in Beijing to discuss ways that China can deal with environmental challenges and ensure food security....
Improved Seed Varieties to Aid African Farmers
KENYA - Cornell University in the US has announced a new initiative to ensure that next-generation seed varieties with higher yields can reach farmers in Africa....
Syria Needs Millions of Dollars for Food Security
SYRIA - The ongoing crisis in Syria has severely disrupted agricultural production and trade, leading to an urgent need for aid, said the UN Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO)....
30 March 2015
NCDEX Launches Sugar S Futures Contract
INDIA - NCDEX, leading online commodity exchange has launched small grain size sugar futures contract (Sugar S) which will provide an additional risk management tool for the Indian sugar industry....
Canada Remains Top Destination for High Value US Exports
US - In 2014, Canada remained the top destination for US exports of high-value agricultural products, with a total of $17.2 billion....
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