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07 April 2015
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)....
18 June 2014
New US Campaign for Better Food Labelling
US - A new national poll reveals a consumer mandate for better food production practices and Consumer Reports has launched a campaign to end the 'natural' label in favour of one that underscores...
26 May 2014
Conference on Agricultural Waste, Environmental Quality Seeks Input
US - A national conference on the impact from animal and agricultural waste on air, water, soil and climate is calling for abstracts, posters and workshop ideas – and not just from scientists...
15 May 2014
NFU Asks Members to Report Retailers Breaching Supply Code of Practice
UK - Farmers and growers can now make anonymous reports of retailers suspected of breaching the Groceries Supply Code of Practice (GSCOP) through the NFU, thanks to a new scheme....
19 November 2013
Why Should Crop Protection Practices be Recorded?
ANALYSIS - Collecting and recording data on crop protection practices should not just be seen as a legal requirement, writes Chris Harris....
13 November 2013
Can Smart Technology Improve Farm Performance?
ANALYSIS - The use of smart technology in precision farming can increase production, yields and quality. This is one of the major themes at this year’s Agritechnica in Hannover, Germany, writes...
08 November 2013
Agritechnica 2013: Ag Digital Unveiled
GERMANY - Ag Digital, the free publication highlighting Agritechnica 2013, is now available to download....
23 August 2013
Japanese Team to Examine US Wheat Crop from Farm to Port
US - Japanese flour millers – and their customers – want to know more about the system that produces, transports, inspects and ships the wheat used in their products....
25 June 2013
Monsanto: GM Wheat Evidence Is Suspicious
US - Monsanto's chief technology officer says the investigation of genetically engineered wheat plants found in an Oregon field last month suggests intentional contamination....
03 May 2013
Consumers Value “Locally Sourced” Food Despite Difficulties Defining
US - New research confirms that interest in locally sourced foods is taking hold among consumers who equate “local” with “fresh” and “healthier” and who want to support their local...
14 January 2013
Few Consumers Seek GM Information on Labels
UK - Consumers in the UK would like to see products from animals that have been fed genetically modified feed labelled as such....
27 June 2012
Auditors Organic Report - A Model for EU Regulation?
ANALYSIS - The European Commission is to tighten up on controls on marketing of organic foods across the EU to ensure a fair and even handed approach, writes Chris Harris. ...
23 May 2012
Marketing Freedom Train on Track to Boost Research, Innovation
CANADA - Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz has announced that a new producer check-off will be set up to support vital research, market development and technical assistance for the western Canadian...
10 May 2012
New Tool for Tracking a Voracious Pest
US - Since it first appeared in Texas in 1986, the Russian wheat aphid has cost US wheat growers an estimated $200 million each year. But US Department of Agriculture (USDA) scientists have developed...
16 November 2011
Govt Helps Raise Ontario's Agricultural Profile Abroad
CANADA - The Government of Canada is helping Ontario farmers boost sales and enhance competitiveness abroad with investments of more than $1 million. Pierre Lemieux, Parliamentary Secretary for...
10 August 2011
Research Aims To Cut Root Disease Costs
AUSTRALIA - Which farm management practices foster the ‘good' micro-organisms that reduce the impact of cereal root diseases? Western Australian researchers are a step closer to answering...
08 July 2011
Food Labels to be Clearer for Consumers
EU - Food shoppers will be able to make better informed, healthier choices as the result of new EU food labelling rules approved by MEPs on Wednesday, according to the European Parliament. ...
22 February 2011
Pilot Project for Soybean Seed Crop Inspection
CANADA - The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA), Canadian Seed Growers' Association (CSGA), Canadian Seed Institute (CSI) and Canadian Seed Trade Association (CSTA) are working together to...
25 January 2011
Cargill and KSU Develop Feed Safety Research Center
US — Cargill today announced a partnership with Kansas State University (KSU) for the construction of the Cargill Center for Feed Safety Research. ...
21 January 2011
ADM Establishes Postharvest Institute
US - Archer Daniels Midland Company (ADM) is donating a $10 million grant to establish the ADM Institute for the Prevention of Postharvest Loss at the University of Illinois. ...
28 September 2010
EU – Research Advises On Containing GM Crops
EU – A report presented to the EU Agricultural Council has advised of the best ways to avoid cross-contamination of conventional and organic maize with genetically modified (GM) maize....
09 February 2010
New Organic Logo Unveiled
EU – The European Commission (EC) has unveiled its new logo, aimed at enabling consumers to see which products are genuinely organic....

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