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21 November 2013
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom Farm Business Innovation – Growing in Different Directions
UK - Farm Business Innovation is an event in the UK designed to inspire and assist those diversifying in or out of agriculture....
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom New Studentships Use Science to Boost Industry Efficiency, Know-how
UK - Safeguarding product quality and boosting farm productivity are the clear themes to emerge from a £1.4m round of studentships under a restyled research programme from the Agriculture and...
20 November 2013
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom REA Welcomes Letter to Prime Minister
UK - The Renewable Energy Association (REA) has welcomed the open letter sent to David Cameron from the Energy and Climate Change Committee, which asks the Prime Minister to confirm that the...
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom Chris Huhne Speaks in Favour of Renewables
UK - As the debate around new renewables and the cost of energy hots up, former Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, Chris Huhne, will speak on “Perspectives on renewable energies...
18 November 2013
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom Emergence of New Ccrop Pests: Genetics in Action
UK - BBSRC-funded scientists at Rothamsted Research discover the genetic mechanisms that allow aphids to adapt to a new host plant and provide natural resistance to neonicotinoid insecticides....
15 November 2013
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom New Diffuse Pollution Guidelines for Farmers Launched
UK - This week's Mind the Gap conference saw the launch of new guidelines which aim to raise awareness of diffuse pollution regulations....
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom Survey Suggests 22 Per Cent Increase in Wheat Area for Harvest 2014
UK - AHDB/HGCA’s Early Bird Survey of farmers’ planting intentions shows a sharp rise in the total area of wheat and winter barley for harvest 2014 compared to last year....
12 November 2013
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom CAP Allocation 'Fair' Across UK
UK - The Presidents of the NFU, NFU Cymru and the Ulster Farmers’ Union have welcomed the decision on the allocation of the CAP budget between England, Wales, Northern Ireland and Scotland....
11 November 2013
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom Farming Unions in Joint Welcome for CAP Allocation
UK - The Presidents of the NFU, NFU Cymru and the Ulster Farmers’ Union have welcomed the decision on the allocation of the CAP budget between England, Wales, Northern Ireland and Scotland....
08 November 2013
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom Consultations on Trailer Weights and Speeds is 'Move in Right Direction'
UK - A government consultation examining trailer weights and speeds is to be carried out following years of NFU lobbying....
07 November 2013
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom Arable and Mixed Farm Incomes Drop
UK - Income on arable, cattle and sheep enterprises fell over the 2012/13 financial year while income more than doubled on poultry farms and increased eight per cent on pig units....
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom Bentall Rowland Storage Systems Limited
UK - Bentall Rowlands Storage Systems Limited is a leading UK manufacturer in complete storage and processing equipment solutions for the agricultural and industrial markets....
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom Industry ‘Champions’ to Support New Skills Strategy
UK - Prominent producers and industry figureheads are forming the core of a skills strategy, the Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board has announced. ...
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom NFU Calls for Thriving Tenancy Sector
UK - A thriving tenanted land sector is absolutely central to growing successful, flexible and profitable farm businesses, said the NFU today....
06 November 2013
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom Defra Ag Policy Decisions 'May Hamper Development'
UK - The Country Land and Business Association (CLA) has claimed Defra's consultation on the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) may hinder agricultural development....
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom Public Support for Renewables Holds Strong
UK - Support for renewable energy for providing our electricity, fuel and heat remains at 76 per cent according to figures published this week. ...
05 November 2013
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom Good UK Summer Buoys Supplies but Balance Remains Tight
UK - With some Member States starting to publish provisional harvest estimates for 2013 and with much improved weather in the summer months, the total market year (MY) 2013/14 EU-28 grain crop...
04 November 2013
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom Funding Helps Scottish Beekeepers Map Honeybee Health
UK - Beekeepers in Scotland will help scientific study of the health of bee populations across the country thanks to a BBSRC-funded scheme....
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom Lords Urged to Support Clean Energy Debates
UK - The Renewable Energy Association (REA) is urging the House of Lords to back Energy Bill amendments on three crucial issues when the Bill is debated on Monday 4th and Wednesday 6th November....
01 November 2013
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom Centre for Sustainable Food Production Launched
UK - Meeting the increasing need for food to feed the world’s expanding population was the subject of this year’s annual lecture from Professor Quintin McKellar, Vice-Chancellor of the University...
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom Agriculture Policy Announcement Critical Step Forward
UK - Responding to the launch of the Defra consultation on the future Common Agricultural Policy (CAP), National Farmers Union (NFU) President Peter Kendall said that over the past two years...
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom Chickens to Benefit from Biofuels Breakthrough
UK - Chickens could be the unexpected beneficiaries of the growing biofuels industry, feeding on proteins retrieved from the fermenters used to brew bioethanol, thanks to research supported by...
31 October 2013
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom Stay Ahead of Light Leaf Spot
UK - Up-to-date fungicide performance information for controlling light leaf spot is now available from HCGA. Results from 2012/13 and recent years show that, although tricky to control, fungicide...
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom Pull the Plug on Water Waste, Says NFU
US - Government policy must be shaped to enable farmers and growers to better capture water during times of plenty to help the industry produce more British food when there are shortages, the...
24 October 2013
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom Nextgen to Host Study Tour at Hever Castle, Kent
UK - Nextgen – the largest event for energy generation - will be hosting a study tour at the prestigious Hever Castle, Kent, on Wednesday, 6th November 2013 in association with Douch Biomass....
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom HGCA Agronomists’ Conference: Input Management for 2014 and Beyond
UK - How to manage farm inputs to reduce costs and optimise yields is under discussion at the 2013 HGCA Agronomists’ Conference....
23 October 2013
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom Tenant Farming in Spotlight at National Conference
UK - Tenant farmers are being urged to make sure they don’t miss out as the sector comes under the spotlight next month at a national conference organised by the NFU....
21 October 2013
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom Barley Crops Affected by Disease Found on Common Wild Grass
UK - A major fungal pathogen which affects barley crops is also present on a common wild grass according to a new study by leading agricultural researchers including the University of Hertfordshire. ...
18 October 2013
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom BBSRC invests £30M in Agri-Tech Catalyst
UK - A new Agri-Tech Catalyst has been launched to help researchers and businesses develop innovative solutions to global challenges in the agricultural technology ('agri-tech') sector....
17 October 2013
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom How Should Crop Production Products be Regulated?
ANALYSIS - Concerns are rising in the chemical and crop protection industry that regulations that are starting to be implemented by the European Commission could damage the food and agriculture...
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