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14 November 2014
Farming Unions Condemn Scrapping of Scientific Advisor Post
UK - The Presidents of the four UK farming unions have criticised the decision by the European Commission to scrap the post of Chief Scientific Advisor to the President. ...
How Are the Wheat Markets Faring?
GLOBAL - Despite a forecast rise in global stocks, US markets have resumed their upward trend, supported by strength from neighbouring soy and corn markets, writes David Sheppard, Gleadell’s...
13 November 2014
Call for Cooperation to Rebuild Markets
GERMANY - A call has been sent out to build cooperation between Germany and Russia to rebuild markets in the face of the current ban on agricultural exports from the EU....
12 November 2014
Should EU Member States be able to Decide on GMO for Themselves?
EU - Should member states be able to overrule the EU when considering the cultivation of genetically modified organisms (GMO) in their territory?...
EUROTIER: Forum for 21st Century Animal Husbandry
GERMANY - On the first day of EuroTier 2014 in Hanover yesterday, the head of the German Agricultural Society, DLG, said the trade show had attracted 2,360 exhibitors from 49 countries, with...
Several Years of Lower Crop Prices Predicted
INDIA - Grain producers should consider cutting costs to prepare for what could be several years of lower crop prices, Purdue University agricultural economists say....
Editors Comment: What Should We Expect this Winter?
ANALYSIS - 'Worst winter in decades' is how a lot of the tabloids usually put it, however, this year they may have got it right, writes Gemma Hyland....
11 November 2014
USDA Reports Provide Some Surprises for Corn
US - Based on the worn adage that "big crops get bigger", analysts generally expected the USDA's November Crop Production report to contain larger forecasts for the size of the current US corn...
One Year On Typhoon Haiyan Affected Farmers Bouncing Back
PHILIPPINES - One year after Typhoon Haiyan devastated coastal and farmland areas in the central Philippines, farmers and fishers are well on the road to recovery and building more resilient...
New Zealand Minister Meets Indian Agriculture Minister to Increase Opportunities
INDIA - In order to enhance bilateral cooperation between the two countries in agriculture and allied sectors, New Zealand primary minister, Nathan Guy met Indian agriculture minister, Radha...
'Outdated' Energy Sources Cost British Farming Sector Almost £300 Million A Year
UK - A new report out this week has revealed that the British farming sector wastes £300 million each year by using outdated off-mains energy sources....
10 November 2014
What's in Store for 2015? Farm Economics Summit Scheduled
US - Record yields, pork virus and drought-ravaged beef all had a major impact on markets this year. How might this affect the outlook for next year?...
Favourable Prospects for Burundi 2015A Season Crops
BURUNDI - The A season crops represent about 35 per cent of the total annual crop production and and planting of the 2015A season crops, for harvest from December, has just been completed....
Maize Prices Above Average Despite Decline
US - Chicago maize prices (May-15) have declined by $19.2/t since 1 July this year. May-15 maize futures closed at $154.6/t on Thursday (6 November), down $1.2/t since last Thursday’s close...
07 November 2014
Video: A Farmer's Tribute for Remembrance Sunday
UK - More than a million men and women in agriculture did their patriotic duty by producing the nation’s food or fighting on the front line, during a time of crisis....
Market Analyst: Grains Find Support Towards End of Week
ANALYSIS - Grains find their support towards the end of this week, reports Mike Zuzolo for Global Commodity Analytics....
UK Farm Buisness Innovation Expo Returns to Olympia
UK - Farm Business Innovation exhibition and conference returns to Olympia London from 27 to 28 November, promising new ways for farmers, smallholders, land owners and estate managers to use...
04 November 2014
Favourable Outlook for Eritrea Crops
ERITREA - Harvesting of the 2014 main season crops is expected to start at the beginning of November and, according to satellite-based monitoring, production prospects in main agricultural areas...
03 November 2014
Putting October’s Grain Price Gains in Perspective
GLOBAL - October has been associated with the first bullish sentiments for the global grain market in the season to date, writes Brenda Mullan, Analyst, AHDB/HGCA Market Intelligence....
Tajikistan Cereal Levels Decline from Last Year's Levels
TAJIKISTAN - Harvesting of 2014 winter and spring crops, mainly wheat, barley and maize was completed by the end of September....
31 October 2014
Bangladesh Rice Production Forecast at Record High
BANGLADESH - Harvesting of the 2014 Aman season rice crop is expected to start in early November and continue until mid-December....
30 October 2014
Speculation Surrounds Russia's 2015 Wheat Crop
RUSSIA - Concerns have been sparked by uncertainties over the establishment of the autumn planted wheat crop for the major exporter, which has been reported as being in ‘extremely weak condition’...
Timor-Leste 2014 Cereal Output Forecast to Increase
TIMOR-LESTE - Harvesting of the 2014 secondary off-season rice crop is well underway, while that of the main season was completed earlier in the year. ...
Watch: Corn Prices Expected to Edge Up, Could Pressure Fed Cattle Bids in 2015
US - Recent lower prices in corn could translate into fewer planted acres in 2015, potentially putting pressure on bids for beef cattle next year. ...
Chinese Farm Produce Prices Continue to Fall
CHINA - The prices of major farm products in China fell slightly last week according to a survey of 36 large and medium-sized cities carried out by the Ministry of Commerce....
29 October 2014
2,000 Hectares of Farm Soil Lost Daily to Salt Damage
GLOBAL - Every day for more than 20 years, an average of 2,000 hectares of irrigated land in arid and semi-arid areas across 75 countries have been degraded by salt, according to a study by UN...
Experts to Address Changing Ag Market Conditions on Friday
US - Agricultural economists from Purdue University will offer farmers and livestock producers some timely guidance on rapidly changing market conditions and a look ahead to the 2015 season in...
28 October 2014
Editors Comment: Till or No-till? That is the Question
ANALYSIS - In the past week there has been a seeming U-turn on the ongoing tillage debate, with new research suggesting no-till farming is the way to go, writes Gemma Hyland....
MHP Reports Strong Performance Across all Sectors
UKRAINE - Integrated chicken, meat processing and grain company, MHP has reported good performance in the third quarter and first nine months of 2014 despite the economic-political challenges...
27 October 2014
Russia Most Active in WTO over Animal Health and Food Safety
ANALYSIS - In just over two years since joining the World Trade Organization in August 2012, Russia has become one of the most active members of the body dealing food safety and animal health...
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