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26 February 2014
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom Recovery Fund for Flooded Farmers
UK - The UK government has set out four key areas for recovery for British farming following the devastation caused by recent floods....
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom Call for Supermarkets to Sell More British Produce
UK – UK supermarkets should listen to British consumers and stock more British food....
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom Call for EU-NZ Free Trade Agreement
The EU and New Zealand need to open negotiations on a free trade agreement, writes Chris Harris from the National Farmers’ Union Conference in Birmingham....
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom Government Promises to Back British Farm Exports
UK - Cutting red tape, encouraging innovation and safeguarding plant and animal health all set the right environment for farm businesses to grow, farming minister George Eustice told the National...
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom Consumer Pressure Remains on Retailers to Back British Farming
UK - The Government must review its flooding and coastal defence policies and commit more money into helping to reduce further risks to the British countryside, the NFU said today....
25 February 2014
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom Consumer Pressure Remains on Retailers to Back British Farming
UK - Retailers should listen to their customers and show their support for British farming by stocking more British food, NFU President Peter Kendall said today....
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom UK Farming Needs Long-term Strategic Plan
ANALYSIS - Government policy should be seen through the lens of food security and there should be a long-term strategic food plan in the UK, writes Chris Harris from the National Farmers Union...
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom Farming Weathers Recession to Deliver for Nation’s Economy
UK - Farming is delivering for the nation’s economy and bucking the trend as one of the few success stories during the recession, a new NFU report has revealed today (Tuesday)....
24 February 2014
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom Flood-proofing Farming: A Grass Roots Approach
UK - Scientists at two BBSRC-funded institutes – Aberystwyth University's Institute of Biological, Environmental and Rural Sciences (IBERS) and Rothamsted Research North Wyke in Devon – are...
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom Biodiesel By-product Could be Used to Protect Soil Quality
UK - Scientists at the BBSRC strategically-funded institute Rothamsted Research have shown that a waste product from biodiesel manufacture could be used to protect soil quality for agriculture....
21 February 2014
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom HGCA: Domestic Wheat Limited
UK - Despite the improved quality of the UK wheat crop this season, domestic availability is limited by the small volume of the 2013 crop. However, although milling premiums have expanded recently,...
20 February 2014
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom Is UK Failing to Harness its Bioenergy Potential?
UK - The UK could generate almost half its energy needs from biomass sources, including household waste, agricultural residues and home-grown biofuels by 2050, new research suggests....
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom Managed Honeybees Linked to New Diseases in Wild Bees
UK - Diseases that are common in managed honeybee colonies are now widespread in the UK's wild bumblebees, according to research published in Nature. The study suggests that some diseases are...
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom New Funding to Create Healthier and Safer Food
UK - A low calorie chocolate that tastes just as good as the real thing and a white bread with high fibre are just two of the projects being funded that could make a difference to your diet and...
18 February 2014
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom HSBC Supports Farmers Affected by floods
UK - HSBC has been calling our agricultural customers impacted by flooding to ensure they have the support they need....
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom Hidden Crop Pest Threat to Poorer Nations Revealed
UK - The abundance of crop pests in developing countries may be greatly underestimated, posing a significant threat to some of the world's most important food producing nations, according to...
17 February 2014
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom GM Potatoes Resist Late Blight
UK - In a three-year GM research trial, scientists boosted resistance of potatoes to late blight, their most important disease, without deploying fungicides....
14 February 2014
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom Forage Aid Eases Unprecedented Flood Woes
UK – Forage aid initiatives are serving as a short term lifeline for farmers in the south of England after the wettest January since 1766 has submerged thousands of acres under water....
13 February 2014
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom BCPC Congress 2014: Precaution or Innovation?
UK - This year’s BCPC Congress is expected to attract a large and diverse representation from the European and international crop protection industry....
12 February 2014
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom Three Crop Rule is “Utter Madness”
UK - The concerns of thousands of farmers in England over the three crop rule which will be a requirement of the next CAP have again been raised with the European Commission by NFU President...
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom Global Weather Extremes Show Food Security Should be Major Concern
UK - Extreme weather events like those experienced around the world in recent months have shown the importance of ensuring everything is done to protect agricultural land and enable farmers to...
10 February 2014
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom NFU President Outlines Flooding Concerns
UK - Following a visit to flood-hit areas of Somerset, Gloucestershire and Oxfordshire, NFU President Peter Kendall has said Britain needs more resilient and better managed flood defences to...
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom Extra Dates Added to HGCA 2014 Meet the Processor Schedule
UK - HGCA has added visits to two milling sites to its list of Meet the Processor events in 2014....
07 February 2014
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom Secrets of Potato Blight Evolution could Help Farmers Fight Back
UK - Scientists have discovered vital clues as to how the pathogen responsible for the Irish potato famine adapted to spread between different plant species....
06 February 2014
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom eGrain Passport Pilot Participants Announced
UK - Five companies have now agreed to take part in the HGCA-funded eGrain passport pilot project which will begin live trials pre-harvest....
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom Minister Welcomes Rise in NI Agricultural Income for 2013
NORTHERN IRELAND, UK - Agriculture Minister Michelle O’Neill welcomed the rise in agricultural income for 2013 indicated by the latest DARD figures released last week....
05 February 2014
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom NFU: Lessons Must be Learned from Severe Flooding
UK - Government must learn important lessons from the severe flooding that is continuing to damage many rural communities not just in Somerset but across the country, the NFU has said....
04 February 2014
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom Increase Reported in 2013 Northern Ireland Farm Incomes
NORTHERN IRELAND, UK - Provisional figures indicate that the ‘Total Income from Farming’ (TIFF) in Northern Ireland increased by 33.7 per cent (31 per cent in real terms) from £223 million...
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom Organic Diet Mixes for Pigs, Poultry
UK - Defra has commissioned a project which will help to establish whether the current five per cent 'non-organic' allowance will continue to be needed in organic pig and poultry feeds after...
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom Places for AHDB Outlook Conference 2014 Going Fast
UK - More than 100 delegates have already confirmed they will be attending the Agriculture & Horticulture Development Board (AHDB) Outlook Conference 2014....
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