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11 February 2015
Chances of Saving with Solar Energy Greater for Farms than Homes
US - The probability of saving money by using solar energy rather than standard grid electricity is 92 per cent for Indiana farm businesses and about 50 per cent for homes, Purdue University...
India’s Oilmeal Exports to Iran Down by 70 Per Cent
INDIA - India’s oilmeal exports to Iran have rerecorded a drop of 70.31 per cent at 322,091 tonnes during April 2014 to January 2015....
10 February 2015
Precision Ag Conference Highlights New Technology
US - Purdue Extension is co-sponsoring the Northwest Indiana Precision Agriculture Conference on February 24 in Lakeville, focusing on the benefits of technology that can be used in the farm...
Adopt One Village, Indian Agri Minister Urges Students, Scientists
INDIA - Underlining the importance of agriculture for the development of the country, Indian agriculture ministry, Radha Mohan Singh has urged the students and scientist community to adopt one...
09 February 2015
Agrinos Expands Commercial Platform, Reach in India with Rallis
INDIA - Agrinos AS announces an expanded partnership of Agrinos India Pty. Ltd, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Agrinos AS, with Rallis, a subsidiary of TATA Chemicals Limited, for the introduction...
China Eyes Sustainable, Strong Agriculture
CHINA - Despite old land and unfavorable weather, farmer Xu Jianmin managed to double his harvest in central China last year, in some cases increasing the value of produce 10 fold....
Call for Concrete Proposals in World Trade Talks
GLOBAL - A new paper from the World Trade Organisation on the latest stage of the Doha round of the global trade talks has shown that just one country might have to make changes to its domestic...
06 February 2015
USDA Grant Helps Purdue Support New Farmers
US - A team of Purdue University faculty, staff and Extension educators will lead a US Department of Agriculture effort in Indiana aimed at supporting new and beginning farmers and ranchers....
Use Modern Techniques, Machinery, Indian Agri Minister Urges Farmers
INDIA - In order to produce as per the international standard, Indian agriculture minister, Radha Mohan Singh has called upon the horticulture farmers to use modern techniques and machinery....
05 February 2015
USDA Invests $18 Million to Train New Farmers, Ranchers
US - The US Department of Agriculture's Deputy Secretary Krysta Harden (USDA) has announced more than $18 million in grants to educate, mentor, and enhance the sustainability of the next generation...
NFU: Agriculture Has Already Done Its Part to Reduce Deficit
US - National Farmers Union (NFU) President Roger Johnson has commended President Obama’s 2015 Budget Proposal, noting its crucial investments for family farmers, ranchers, and rural America....
Fresh Call to End Port Dispute Hitting Meat Exports
US - A coalition of 92 food, agricultural and allied groups has called on both sides of the west coast port dispute to end the disruption....
MP Chief Minister Meets Radha Mohan Singh
INDIA - Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chauhan met Indian agriculture minister, Radha Mohan Singh in New Delhi recently....
04 February 2015
India’s First Free Online Agri Course Opens
INDIA - In order to provide low-cost, high-quality agricultural education opportunities for agricultural professionals in the country, India’s first ever Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs)...
US Department of Energy Invites Comments on High Energy Crops Proposals
US - The US Department of Energy's (DOE) Advanced Research Projects Agency for Energy is welcoming comments on its Engineered High Energy Crop (EHEC) program's draft environmental impact statement....
03 February 2015
Low Oil Prices Have Far-reaching Impact on Agriculture
GLOBAL - The fall in nearby Brent crude oil futures to under $50/barrel, from over $115/barrel in mid-June, is likely to have far reaching effects on agriculture both in the UK and worldwide....
Decline Predicted in Profitability of UK Farming
UK - Defra’s latest Farm Business Income forecasts predict a decline in the profitability of farming across the majority of farming sectors and serve as a warning as to how much agriculture...
02 February 2015
CME: Appreciation of US Dollar a Key Issue for Livestock, Poultry Companies
US - A key issue facing US livestock and poultry companies this year will be the appreciation of the US dollar....
RAU Upgraded to Central University
INDIA - Bihar’s state agriculture university, Rajendra Agricultural University (RAU) has been upgraded to central university. ...
Groceries Code Adjudicator’s Powers Welcomed by Farmers Union
UK - The decision to give The Groceries Code Adjudicator the power to fine retailers and their direct suppliers unfair trading practices is a positive step toward ensuring malpractice is eradicated...
30 January 2015
India’s Rabi Sowing Down at 58.60 MN Hectares
INDIA - India’s rabi crop sowing has recorded a drop till January 23, 2015 at 58.60 million hectares, as per rabi crops data released by directorate of economics and statistics, Indian agriculture...
India Approves $93 Million for Soil Health Cards
INDIA - To provide 140 million farmers with soil health cards, Indian agriculture ministry has set aside $93 million in the next three years....
Feed Industry Discuss Critical Issues at 8th International Feed Regulators Meeting
GLOBAL - The 8th International Feed Regulators Meeting (IFRM) organized by IFIF in cooperation with the FAO brought together a record number of feed industry representatives and government officials...
All-Round Improved Sales for Cherkizovo Group in 2014
RUSSIA - Cherkizovo Group, Russia’s largest meat and feed producer, has announced its operational results for the fourth quarter of 2014 and full year 2014....
29 January 2015
India’s Veg Oils Import up 16 Per Cent
INDIA - Indian vegetable oil imports have recorded a 16 per cent growth at 2.32 million tonnes during November to December 2014, Solvent Extractors’ Association of India (SEAI) said in a statement....
Fiji Agri, Fisheries Minister Meets Radha Mohan Singh
INDIA - To take agriculture relations between the two countries forward, Fiji minister for agriculture, fisheries & forests minister for rural & maritime development and national disaster management,...
28 January 2015
Spanish Farmer Outcry over Oil and Fertiliser 'Paradox'
SPAIN – Spanish producers are questioning more expensive fertiliser given the fact that fuel is cheaper, highlighting a 46 per cent crude oil price drop last year....
Food Insecurity in Conflict Areas Must be Addressed
GLOBAL - Agriculture and food security must be treated as essential components of peacebuilding and conflict resolution, said FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva during a special meeting...
Urgent Help Needed in Malawi After Floods Destroy Food Production
MALAWI, AFRICA - Farmers in southern Malawi urgently need seeds and livestock after intense flooding destroyed their fields and homes, washing away animals and crops and threatening local food...
Latvia Presents Framework to EU Council
EU - The Latvian Presidency has presented its work programme in the agriculture and fisheries sector to the EU Council. ...
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