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24 December 2013
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom Study Highlights Key Role Soil Structure Plays in Water Uptake by Crops
UK - The increased global consumption of food means that there is an increasing yield gap between crop production and crop usage. ...
20 December 2013
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom A New Tool in the Fight Against Bee Parasite
UK - BBSRC-funded scientists at Rothamsted Research have made a discovery which could help in the fight against the parasitic Varroa mite, which is devastating to bee colonies. They have developed...
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom Implementation of Common Ag Policy Announced
UK - Farming, wildlife, rural businesses and the wider economy in England are set to benefit from £15 billion from the next Common Agricultural Policy (CAP)....
19 December 2013
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom More Than £100k Given Out to Promote Farming in 2013
UK - Projects across the country benefitted from more than £124,000 from NFU Scotland’s Centenary Trust during 2013. ...
18 December 2013
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom Arable Industry Must Work Together to Crack Input Management Challenges
UK - The arable industry must work together more effectively if the UK is to respond to input management challenges, was the clear message to delegates at the 2013 HGCA Agronomists’ Conference....
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom NFU: Water Abstraction Reforms Must Deliver Fairness for Farmers
UK - Reform of the 50-year-old abstraction licensing regime must ensure a fair share of water for farming, the NFU said this week....
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom Growers Show Interest in HGCA Monitor Farms
UK - HGCA’s recent call for new Monitor Farms has prompted an enthusiastic response from cereals and oilseeds growers....
17 December 2013
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom Reforms to Improve Management of Water Supplies
UK - The way water is taken from rivers and groundwater is set to be modernised following the launch of a new consultation on reforms to its licence system, Environment Minister Dan Rogerson...
16 December 2013
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom Farmer Confidence Up, but Regulation Tops Concerns for 2014
UK - A new survey has revealed regulation, high input costs and the impact of CAP reform top the list of things farmers’ believe will have negative impacts on their businesses next year....
13 December 2013
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom Exciting Times Ahead for British Farmers
UK - "British food and farming is now seen in a more positive light and a One Poll survey revealed that 78 per cent of shoppers believe supermarkets should now stock more British food," said...
12 December 2013
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom Support for Bayer Neonicotinoid Legal Challenge
UK - The NFU is to support Bayer’s legal challenge on the restrictions of the use of neonicotinoids, it has announced today....
11 December 2013
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom ADBA to Emphasise Importance of Food Waste
UK - ADBA chief executive Charlotte Morton will emphasise the importance of food waste collections as she gives evidence to the House of Lords EU Sub Committee on Agriculture, Fisheries, Environment...
10 December 2013
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom Union Backing for Red Tape Recommendations
SCOTLAND, UK - An interim report looking to tackle the level of red tape suffocating Scottish farmers has been welcomed National Farmers Union Scotland....
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom Farmers Thank the Nation for Backing British Farming
UK - Farmers and growers across the country have come together to say thank you to the public for backing British farming during 2013....
09 December 2013
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom Vigilance Key to Disease Control in Oilseed Rape
UK - Rothamsted Research has updated its oilseed rape online disease risk forecasts for light leaf spot and phoma leaf spot for the 2013/14 growing season. ...
06 December 2013
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom Autumn Statement: A 'Positive Effect' on Farming
UK - The NFU believes that several of the announcements made in the Autumn Statement could have a positive effect on farming, according to chief economist Phil Bicknell....
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom Increasing Government Support for UK Agriculture
UK - In a far-reaching and thought provoking presentation at the Royal Agricultural University (RAU) in October the Rt Hon. David Willetts MP, Minister for Universities and Science, confirmed...
05 December 2013
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom Octocopter to Monitor Crops
UK - BBSRC has invested in unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) technology for Rothamsted Research to monitor crops and crop experiments as part of several genetic improvement projects....
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom Calls for UK Backing on £700million Biofuels Industry
UK - An NFU delegation will call for the UK government to back the biofuels industry, worth an estimated £700 million at the farm gate, when it meets with Baroness Kramer, Minister of State...
04 December 2013
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom Chris Huhne: Growth Will be Green, UK Should Lead
UK - Speaking at the ADBA National Conference in Westminster yesterday, former Secretary of State for Energy Chris Huhne told delegates if we don't have green growth we won't have any growth...
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom Water Policy Must Give Farmers Means to Grow Food
UK - The NFU has called on Government to ensure that future policies recognise the critical link between water and food security, and that they help deliver enough water for farmers to grow food....
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom Produce, Promote, Protect: Straight-talking Mission from Potato Council
UK - Launching a consultation on Potato Council’s 2014 business plan, Director Rob Clayton nailed the AHDB Division’s ambition firmly to the mast. ...
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom Improving Environment Yields and Welfare with Trees
ANALYSIS - Using trees as shelter belts around fields can increase yields and margins, reduce run-off and soil erosion and help improve the eco system by providing shelter for animals and pollinators,...
03 December 2013
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom Response to House of Commons Findings on Future Ag Policy
UK - The NFU is encouraged by the publication of a report by the House of Commons Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee (EFRA) Select Committee on the implementation of the CAP....
29 November 2013
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom CLA Calls for Defra to Stick to CAP Commitment
UK - The Country Land and Business Association (CLA) said this week that Defra must resist the temptation to "gold-plate" the incoming raft of Common Agricultural Policy regulations....
28 November 2013
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom New John Deere Machinery Showcased at LAMMA
UK - New tractors, sprayers and Gator utility vehicles, plus a new round baler and mower-conditioner, will be featured for the first time on the John Deere stand at LAMMA 2014. ...
27 November 2013
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom Government Must Make More of Anaerobic Digestion
UK - Independent sustainability and environment adviser, Tony Juniper has spoken ahead of the ADBA National Conference, next week, saying the industry needs to focus more on supporting climate...
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom Lack of Bee Assessment 'Alarming'
UK - With only days to go before restrictions on crop protection products begin, the NFU has described the lack of an EU impact assessment to determine the effect on pollinators and crop production...
21 November 2013
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom NFU Support Syngenta Neonicotinoid Legal Challenge
UK - Speaking at the UK Onions and Carrots Conference in Peterborough yesterday, NFU President Peter Kendall confirmed the NFU's support for Syngenta’s legal challenge of the European Commission’s...
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom Six Meals Wasted a Week Per Household
ANALYSIS - A staggering 4.2 million tonnes of avoidable food waste are being thrown away each year, equating to six meals per week for the average UK household, writes Gemma Hyland....
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