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02 March 2015
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom European Commissioner Promises to Simplify CAP
UK - The Common Agricultural Policy provides the agricultural sector a massive boost to economic growth and jobs in rural areas and all the way up and down the food supply chain....
27 February 2015
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom NFU to Government: 'Ensure Farming Can Thrive'
UK - The NFU has set out what it wants from the next elected Government, as five of the main political parties get set to take part in day two of the annual NFU Conference....
24 February 2015
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom Report Reveals Alarming UK Self-Sufficiency Figures
UK - A new report published by the National Farmers Union (NFU) has revealed disturbing new figures relating to the UK’s self-sufficiency in food. It states that at current rates, just 53 per...
23 February 2015
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom Bee Diversity Higher in Urban Areas Compared to Farmland
ANALYSIS - When you think 'bee' you often picture lush farmland and open fields. However new research suggests that bees and other pollinating bugs actually thrive as well in towns and cities...
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom Rivers Can be a Source of Antibiotic Resistance
UK - Rivers and streams could be a major source of antibiotic resistance in the environment, according to new research from scientists at the University of Warwick's School of Life Sciences and...
19 February 2015
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom UK Growers Encouraged to Learn About Export Opportunities
UK - As one of the largest ever shipments of UK barley prepares to leave our shores, HGCA is reminding growers of the opportunity to learn more about exporting....
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom Importance of Farming Highlighted Ahead of General Election
UK - The National Farmers Union (NFU) will launch a national campaign next week to highlight the importance of food and farming ahead of the general election....
16 February 2015
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom Largest Ever Grain Shipment Leaves the UK
UK - One of the largest shipments of grain to ever leave the UK is currently being loaded at the Port of Tyne in the UK....
13 February 2015
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom UK Creates Food Enterprise Zones to Drive Growth
UK - Food Enterprise Zones (FEZs) that will unleash the entrepreneurial spirit of the countryside and food producers are to be created, the government has announced....
12 February 2015
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom Strong Non-EU Wheat Exports from the UK, but Not Strong Enough
UK - In December, the UK exported 225Kt of wheat the latest data from HMR&C shows, taking total exports so far this season to 938Kt....
11 February 2015
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom Scientists Find Potential Way of Controlling Leaf Blotch Disease in Wheat
UK - Scientists have found a genetic mechanism that could stop the spread of a "devastating" disease threatening wheat crops....
04 February 2015
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom US Department of Energy Invites Comments on High Energy Crops Proposals
US - The US Department of Energy's (DOE) Advanced Research Projects Agency for Energy is welcoming comments on its Engineered High Energy Crop (EHEC) program's draft environmental impact statement....
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom 'Meet the Exporter' Events Provide Growers with Market Perspective
UK - HGCA is collaborating with exporters across the country to deliver a series of events that aim to help growers understand more about the exports market and how this could benefit their business....
03 February 2015
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom Decline Predicted in Profitability of UK Farming
UK - Defra’s latest Farm Business Income forecasts predict a decline in the profitability of farming across the majority of farming sectors and serve as a warning as to how much agriculture...
02 February 2015
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom Groceries Code Adjudicator’s Powers Welcomed by Farmers Union
UK - The decision to give The Groceries Code Adjudicator the power to fine retailers and their direct suppliers unfair trading practices is a positive step toward ensuring malpractice is eradicated...
29 January 2015
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom Will Falling UK Wheat Futures Against US Maize Encourage Exports?
UK - UK May-15 wheat futures closed firmly below the £130/t support level yesterday (28 January), settling at £127.05/t, trading lower again as of yesterday morning. ...
27 January 2015
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom Extensive Display of Renewables Technology at Borders Open Day
SCOTLAND, UK - NFU Scotland’s Renewables Development Initiative (RDI) is giving Scottish farmers the chance to view the most extensive display of renewable technologies to be seen on one farm....
23 January 2015
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom New Technique to Boost Yields, Cut Fertiliser Pollution
UK - Scientists hope to combine two new technologies to provide a rapid “same day” measurement of soil phosphorus availability, enabling farmers and growers to make more informed decisions...
22 January 2015
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom Call for Proper Risk Assessment of Possible Endocrine Disruptors
UK -The British Crop Production Council has called for a proper risk assessment on possible endocrine disruptors....
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom UK Appoints Agri Counsellor in China to Help Boost Trade
UK - The UK has appointed its first Agriculture and Food Counsellor in China to help increase growing food and drink exports to the country....
21 January 2015
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom Is Promotion the Key to Potato Producer Fortunes?
SCOTLAND, UK - To combat tumbling consumption, NFU Scotland has urged the potato industry’s statutory levy body to consider shifting its funding emphasis from research and development to more...
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom Employee Motivation Day Set to Build Success in Agriculture
UK - Employees in the agriculture sector have revealed a passion for farming, with 83 per cent citing this as the main motivator for their daily work. ...
20 January 2015
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom Yield Limitations to be Explored at Farm Meeting
UK - What are the factors constraining yield? This is the question to be addressed at the next HGCA Monitor Farm meeting near Winchester....
19 January 2015
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom Companion Cropping Investigated
UK - For the next 18 months Andrew Howard, a farmer from Kent, will study examples of farms across the world which use companion cropping, both arable and non-arable. ...
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom Higher than Expected Maize Imports in November
UK - The latest UK trade data released by HMR&C for November again showed strong maize imports (231Kt), bringing the season to date total to just over 717Kt. ...
15 January 2015
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom Renewables Initiative Opens 2015 Programme with Borders Visit
SCOTLAND, UK - NFU Scotland’s ground-breaking Renewables Development Initiative (RDI) will open its 2015 programme of events in the Borders, with a look at a new anaerobic digestion plant set...
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom Agri-environmental Schemes Increase Yields as Well as Biodiversity
UK - Agri-environmental schemes on farm are generally seen to be taking up production space but the big question facing farmers tempted to employ them is “Do they Work?”...
14 January 2015
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom How Well are Farmers Caring for the Environment?
ANALYSIS - Changing policies on pesticides, animal feeds and welfare are threatening to reduce wheat crops in the UK and the pig herd each by a third....
13 January 2015
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom Head of AD Association Hits Back at Criticisms
UK - Last week at the Oxford Farming Conference in the UK, environmental campaigner and author, George Monbiot, launched an attack on several farming practices....
12 January 2015
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom Exit From EU Poses Risk to Farming
SCOTLAND - The EU referendum is the biggest threat facing British farming, Scotland’s Rural Affairs Secretary Richard Lochhead has warned. Leaving the EU could see UK farmers lose Common Agricultural...
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