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13 March 2015
Record Low Snowpack in Western US
US – Warm temperatures in February contributed to further snowpack decline in the Cascades and Sierra Nevada, according to data from the third 2015 forecast by the United States Department...
Farmers Profit from Wet Fields, Migrating Birds
US – Farmers who have a hard-to-farm wet spot on their land may be able to turn it into a well-drained, profitable field by providing a temporary wet habitat for migrating birds. ...
ICRISAT Organises Consultative Meet on Enhancing Exports
INDIA - Hyderabad based International agriculture body, the International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT) will be organising two day consultative meet to develop...
12 March 2015
India, ASEAN to Work in Agri and Food Sector
INDIA - India ASEAN cooperation in agriculture and forestry sectors form an important part to ensure long-term food security in the region, Anil Wadhwa, Secretary (East), Indian ministry of external...
Strengthening the Link Between Small-Scale Farmers and Schools
AFRICA - An innovative partnership spanning five African countries is providing important lessons on how governments can procure food for public institutions, such as schools, directly from small-scale...
Mahindra Tractors Domestic Sales Down 38 Per Cent in February
INDIA - Mahindra Tractors, the farm equipment division of Mahindra & Mahindra has recorded a drop of 38 per cent in domestic tractor sales at 10,267 units during February 2015....
11 March 2015
Is Your Farm Safe Enough?
UK - To support vets and farmers to achieve better safety when working together on farms the British Veterinary Association (BVA) has produced a package of guidance to help all parties understand...
South Korea’s Oilmeal Imports from India Down by 198,000 tonnes
INDIA - South Korea oilmeal imports from India has recorded a drop of 198,000 tonnes at 831,967 tonnes during April 2014 to February 2015 as compared to 1.02 million tonnes imported during the...
10 March 2015
Indian Sugar Output up 2.4 Million Tonnes
INDIA - Sugar production in India has recorded an increase in output as on February 28, 2015 at 19.4 million tonnes from 455 sugar mills, as compared to 17.04 million tonnes produced till the...
New Model Measures Danish Agricultural Efficiency
DENMARK - Scientists from the Department of Agroecology at Aarhus University have drawn up a robust model that can put actual figures on the efficiency of the country's agricultural production...
India’s Oilmeals Export Down by 43 Per Cent
INDIA - Export of oilmeals from India has recorded a drop of 43 per cent at 2.22 million tonnes during April 2014 to February 2015, the Solvent Extractors’ Association of India (SEAI) said...
09 March 2015
Russian Grain Production Relies on Spring Weather in 2015
RUSSIA - Russian winter grain production could fall as much as 40 per cent this year according to the Agriculture Ministry via the Interfax news agency....
How Can Drones Make Farming Profits?
ANALYSIS - Technology that is more akin to the movie world and science fiction is starting to take a hold in the world of agriculture and farming....
UK Government Aspires to £100 Billion Bioeconomy
UK - In a cross-departmental policy paper released last week, the Government has highlighted the economic and environmental potential of the emerging bioeconomy, estimated by last year’s House...
Investment in On-farm Food Safety Projects
CANADA - The Canadian and Manitoba governments are to invest nearly C$1.5 million in 289 on-farm food safety projects....
06 March 2015
When is Best to Prepare Machinery for Planting?
US - Early spring is the optimal time to test and prepare farm equipment and make necessary repairs for a smooth planting season, a Purdue University agricultural machinery specialist says....
India to Procure 30 Million tonnes of Wheat in Rabi Season
INDIA - Indian government has set a target of 30 million tonnes of wheat procurement in rabi marketing season (RMS) 2015-16, Raosaheb Patil Danve, Indian minister of state for consumer affairs,...
05 March 2015
Dry Soils Exacerbated 2006 Heatwave in Northern France
FRANCE - New areas of land suitable for agriculture will open up under climate change’s effects, new research predicts, particularly in far northern regions of the world. However, the overall...
Politicians Need to Ensure Food Chain Works
UK - Politicians need to ensure that the food chain works and the farming sector is given unhindered access to futures markets....
04 March 2015
India to Spend $32 Million on Online Agri Platforms
INDIA - India will be investing $32 million on promotion of national agricultural market through agri-tech infrastructure fund (ATIF) to be implemented during 2014-15 to 2016-17....
Brazilian Land Appreciates Over 600 Per Cent
BRAZIL – Farmland prices in central Brazil have increased by nearly 700 per cent since 2002, with mean increases above 300 per cent....
Antimicrobial Resistant Foodborne Bacteria Levels Rising
ANALYSIS - Salmonella and Campylobacter show significant levels of resistance to common antimicrobials in humans and animals....
India Records Increase in Agricultural Employment
INDIA - India has recorded an increase in agriculture employment as per population census 2011, Indian minister of state for agriculture, Mohanbhai Kundaria said on March 3, 2015. ...
03 March 2015
Cutting Food Waste Could Save Global Economy $300 Billion
GLOBAL - Reducing consumer food waste could save between $120 billion and $300 billion a year by 2030....
Cherkizovo Sees Profits Rise
RUSSIA - Russian meat and agribusiness Cherkizovo Group saw revenue increase by nine per cent to $1,795.6 million in 2014 from $1,654.9 million in 2013....
Economic Models Give Insights Into Global Sustainability Challenges
US - Combining global economics, geography, ecology and environmental sciences is essential to understanding how changes in trade and natural systems in one part of the world affect those in...
02 March 2015
Agriculture Key to Caribbean Food Security and Coping with Climate Change
BAHAMAS - Agriculture, particularly family farming, is crucial for Caribbean countries to achieve food security as they face climate change and other challenges, and can also spur their economic...
Strategy Laid out to Make British Farming More Competitive
UK - A four point strategy has been laid out by the British government to make British farming more competitive, more productive and more resilient....
European Commissioner Promises to Simplify CAP
UK - The Common Agricultural Policy provides the agricultural sector a massive boost to economic growth and jobs in rural areas and all the way up and down the food supply chain....
01 March 2015
Surprise Flood Ruins 45,000 Hectares of Spanish Farmland
SPAIN – Floods in northern Spain have caused widespread destruction to crop and livestock farms totalling €50 million after continuous rain combined with an early thaw....
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