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Crop Industry News: United Kingdom

08 April 2014
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom Old Pond Publishing Joins 5m Publishing
UK - International media business, 5m Publishing - part of Benchmark Holdings plc - has announced their successful acquisition of Suffolk-based agriculture and machinery specialist Old Pond...
07 April 2014
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom Conference Line Up Announced for Cereals 2014
UK - The Oxford Farming Conference, working with the Cereals Event, will be bringing visitors four debates headlined by industry leaders, including farmers, scientists, policymakers and environmentalists....
03 April 2014
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom Compound Feed Production Down Marginally in EU
EU - Compound feed production for 2013 is estimated to have fallen by 0.2 per cent compared to the previous year, while further reduction is forecast for 2014 in a challenging environment for...
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom Research Ramps Up Vegetable Oil Production in Global Food Fight
UK - Vegetable oils are a major global commodity. World production exceeds 150 million tons per annum and has risen by ~50 per cent in just ten years....
31 March 2014
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom BCPC Congress 2014 Programme Well Advanced
UK - Building on the success of last year’s event, the BCPC Congress 2014 is well on track to be another highly informative and stimulating event....
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom £4 Million Investment for UK Food Production Innovation
UK - Businesses including an urban farm and spin-outs from Universities across the UK have received a share of £4 million of funding from government and industry to develop their innovative...
28 March 2014
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom Water Abstraction Licensing A 'Mixed Bag' for Farming Industry
UK - Government proposals for the biggest shake up of water abstraction licensing in 50 years throws up a mixed bag for the farming industry, the NFU said today (Friday 28th March)....
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom How Variable Fertiliser Application Can Remove Variability in Crop Yields
ANALYSIS - Variability of soil types in a field will produce variability right through the season and differences in biomass through the season will produce differences in yields....
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom Bioenergy Experts Gather for Successful Conference
UK - Leading scientists from the world of bioenergy gathered in Manchester earlier this month for the International Bioenergy Conference 2014....
27 March 2014
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom Food & Fuel: Renewables Support Profitable Farming
UK - It is NFU policy that, alongside food production, some farmers diversify into low-carbon renewable energy services of all kinds....
26 March 2014
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom How Can Science and Farming Live Together?
ANALYSIS - Modern farming needs modern scientific techniques, engineering, technology and social science....
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom Warning to Growers as Light leaf Spot Risk Remains High
UK - Risk of light leaf spot is high according to an updated forecast from Rothamsted Research. The latest forecast takes into account winter rainfall from December 2013 – February 2014 and...
24 March 2014
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom Diversity in UK Gardens Aiding Fight to Save Threatened Bees
UK - The global diversity of plants being cultivated by Britain's gardeners is playing a key role in the fight to save the nation's threatened bumblebees, new research has revealed....
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom Arable Farmers Backing Campaign for Farmed Environment
UK - Lowland arable farmers across England have stepped up to the mark and are showing support for an invigorated Campaign for the Farmed Environment (CFE) by adopting voluntary environmental...
20 March 2014
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom Winter Crop Areas Up, but Livestock Down
SCOTLAND, UK - A first look towards this year’s harvest shows an increase in winter crop areas but livestock numbers have continued to fall....
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom 2014 Budget: Good News for Agriculture, but Not Permanent
UK - The NFU says the Chancellor’s announcement to double the rate of the Annual Investment Allowance is welcome news for agriculture but it would have been better if George Osborne had made...
18 March 2014
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom New HS2 Report 'Raises Serious Concerns'
UK - The announcement by the new head of HS2 to fast-track the project has only increased the NFU’s serious concerns over the route, raising further the need to engage with and understand the...
14 March 2014
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom New Machinery Awards Power Off
UK - Think you’ve got the best bit of new kit? Or perhaps you manufactured it? Well, if it was launched in the past 18 months, it could win the arable equivalent of an Oscar, in this case...
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom Council for Science and Technology Report on GM Science
UK - The Council for Science and Technology has published a report commissioned from an independent panel of scientists that is an update on GM science....
12 March 2014
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom Using Precision Technology to Increase Yields and Reduce Costs
ANALYSIS - A general even application of nitrogen, phosphate and potash might not only waste fertiliser adding cost but it might not give the best yields....
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom Farming Industry Sets Out Agenda for Low-carbon Food Production
UK - Reducing greenhouse gas emissions in the future should go hand in hand with producing food for a growing population and delivering for the environment....
10 March 2014
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom Growers Warned to Keep an Eye on Yellow Rust
UK - The mild, wet winter has raised concerns that yellow rust may be a problem in 2014 and the disease is not just a concern in this country. UK scientists are part of a global effort to research...
07 March 2014
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom Agricultural Policy Timetable Outlined in Scotland
SCOTLAND, UK - The Scottish Government is currently seeking views on how the new Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) should be implemented in Scotland and how farm payments should be distributed...
06 March 2014
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom Retailers Told ‘Value British Food More’ - NFU
UK - The NFU is urging supermarkets not to devalue food by entering into price wars which have the potential to undermine British farmers and growers’ businesses....
05 March 2014
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom 5m Publishing Expands its Animal Care Coverage
UK - 5m Publishing is expanding its coverage of animal health and welfare beyond the farm gate....
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom Government 'Must Invest' to Close Food Gap in Budget 2014
UK - Consistent and long-term investment allowances, and better taxation tools are just some of the key areas the NFU is urging the Chancellor of the Exchequer to address in next week’s 2014...
04 March 2014
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom How Long Will it Take Farmers to Take Advantage of New Technology?
ANALYSIS - Farming in the 21st century is facing new pressures that often cannot be met by techniques, systems and equipment developed over the last 50 year, writes Chris Harris....
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom Winter Cropping Area in England and Wales up 14 Per Cent for 2014 Harvest
UK - The AHDB/HGCA Winter Planting Survey shows a rebound in winter cropping in England and Wales for harvest 2014, compared with harvest 2013....
03 March 2014
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom New NFU President Elected
UK - Meurig Raymond has been elected the new President of the National Farmers Union....
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom Millers and Maltsters Set to Welcome Cereals Growers
UK - Following the success of its Meet the Processor events in recent years, HGCA is experiencing similar enthusiasm from growers for a programme of events scheduled for spring 2014....
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