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Crop Industry News: United Kingdom

01 May 2015
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom NFU Urges Biofuel Production Increase
UK - The National Farmers Union of the UK has urged the government's Department for Transport (DfT) to improve markets for biofuel crops and increase biofuel production....
28 April 2015
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom Synthetic Smells Could Deter Insect Pests
UK - UK scientists have successfully synthesised molecules that mimic naturally occurring smells able to deter insects....
27 April 2015
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom Scottish Farming Union Sees GM Feed Proposals as Unworkable
SCOTLAND, UK - European proposals to re-nationalise policy on the use of animal feed containing GM are unworkable and could throw the Scottish, UK and European livestock sectors into disarray,...
23 April 2015
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom British Bee Diet Blamed for Decline
UK - Different land use types cause differences in protein levels in British bee diets, which could impact on population size, according to new research from Lancaster University....
22 April 2015
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom UK Milling Premium Still Near this Season’s Low
UK - The UK ex-farm full-spec bread wheat milling premium continues to sit around its lowest level this season, increasing only slightly last week after dipping below £30/t for the first time...
21 April 2015
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom Political Parties Commit to Food and Farming
UK - Long-term commitments to British food and the acceleration of high-speed broadband roll-out are among the promises made by the UK's political parties in their recently published manifestos....
20 April 2015
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom A New Look HGCA at Cereals 2015
UK - The latest chapter in the 50 year history of HGCA will open at Cereals 2015, where it will exhibit in its new guise as AHDB Cereals and Oilseeds....
14 April 2015
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom 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....
10 April 2015
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom New Tool to Help Growers Make More Meaningful Variety Choices
UK - Even more meaningful variety choices can now be made by growers, thanks to a new online tool based on variety trial information....
09 April 2015
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom 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
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom 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....
01 April 2015
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom 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. ...
31 March 2015
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom 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....
30 March 2015
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom UK Announces New Food Enterprise Zones to Aid Rural Economy
UK - Six new Food Enterprise Zones (FEZs) have been approved to boost local food and drink economies....
27 March 2015
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom Agricultural Innovations Developed by New Funding
UK - £16 million is being invested in 25 projects aimed at developing innovative business ideas to support UK agriculture....
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom Flower-Enriched Farms Boost Bee Populations
UK - Flower strips sown into farmers' fields not only attract bees but increase their numbers, new University of Sussex research has shown....
26 March 2015
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom Agriculture Industries Call for Future Growth, Sustainability
UK - The Agriculture Industries Confederation (AIC) is urging the next Government to pursue growth and sustainability....
25 March 2015
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom Locally Grown Lupin Could Replace Imported Soya in Animal Feeds
WALES, UK - Scientists at Aberystwyth University have shown that home-grown lupins provide as good a source of protein as imported soya for animal and fish feeds in the UK....
24 March 2015
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom Why is UK Wheat Behaving More Like Maize?
UK - Global wheat markets for old and new crop have rallied in the past week, adding strength to Paris wheat futures....
20 March 2015
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom Chancellor's Final Budget Brings Good News for Farmers
UK - Chancellor of the Exchequer, George Osborne, has announced that farmers will be able to spread their incomes over five years, helping them to manage market volatility, as part of the 2015...
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom Little Change for Scotland's Winter-sown Crops
SCOTLAND, UK - The results of the latest December Agricultural Survey show that the area of winter-sown crops in December 2014 was similar to the previous December at 204,000 hectares, with 2,300...
18 March 2015
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom How Do We Build for the Future if We're Making a Loss on Crops?
UK - Arable farmers and members of the industry from Somerset discussed grain marketing tactics and benchmarking at a recent HGCA Monitor Farm meeting....
11 March 2015
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom Is It Time the UK Embraced GM Crops?
ANALYSIS - It's been commonplace in the US for years, but the adoption of genetically modified (GM) crops has always been a somewhat 'scary' prospect for EU growers, writes Gemma Hyland....
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom 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...
09 March 2015
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom 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....
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom 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...
06 March 2015
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom Diverse UK Cereal Rust Populations Need Close Monitoring
UK - Studies of cereal pathogen populations in the UK have shown rusts are becoming increasingly diverse – affecting varieties in different, and often unpredictable, ways – and crops should...
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom Barley Steals Some of Wheat’s Feed Demand
UK - The latest GB animal feed statistics, published by Defra, reveal that wheat lost some of its share of animal feed demand to barley in January....
05 March 2015
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom 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....
02 March 2015
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom 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....
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