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24 February 2015
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...
Agricultural Production 'Not Suitable' for Food Challenges of the 21st Century
GLOBAL - While the numbers of the chronically hungry have been reduced by 100 million over the past decade, 805 million still go without enough to eat on a regular basis....
23 February 2015
US Soybean Area Estimates Surprise Analysts
US - US soybean plantings are expected to be lower in 2015 compared with last year, the USDA announced at its annual outlook conference last week. ...
Understanding the Impact of El Niño on the World's Agriculture
GLOBAL - During El Niño episodes the normal patterns of tropical precipitation and atmospheric circulation become disrupted triggering extreme climate events around the globe: droughts, floods...
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...
20 February 2015
EU Agriculture Commissioner to Address US Conference
GLOBAL - EU Agriculture Commissioner, Phil Hogan, is scheduled to address the Agricultural Outlook Conference in Virginia, US, with US Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today, 19 February....
19 February 2015
How Do We Determine the Winners and Losers in Global Land Use?
GLOBAL - The United States added around 7.6 million acres of forests between 1990 and 2010 - but at what cost?...
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....
18 February 2015
Russia Expecting Big Wheat Exports Despite Restrictions
RUSSIA - Despite Russia’s recently introduced restrictions on wheat exports for the remainder of the 2014/15 season, the country is still heading towards higher wheat exports than last season....
Corn Plants Per Acre Continue to Grow in Indiana
US - Indiana corn farmers could raise a record number of plants per acre in 2015, mostly due to new seeding technology and hardier hybrids....
Escorts Launches Anti Lift Tractors
INDIA - India’s leading tractor manufacturer, Escorts Ltd has launched country’s first anti lift tractors in Powertrac Euro series....
17 February 2015
Opportunities and Barriers to Feeding the World’s Growing Population
US - "Feeding the World 2015” is an excellent vehicle for promoting critical dialogue about the implications of the tremendous increase in food demand and changing food patterns, a topic that...
10 February 2015
Philippine Agriculture to Continue Growth in 2015
PHILIPPINES - Philippine agriculture is well-positioned to sustain its growth momentum this year, Agriculture Secretary Proceso Alcala said. And to help fuel this expansion, the DA chief said...
09 February 2015
Concerns that Reformed RFS Act Could Destroy Biofuels Industry
US - NFU President Roger Johnson has warned that the elimination of the corn-based ethanol mandate and blend cap will 'gut' the nation’s biofuel production....
Call for Concrete Proposals in World Trade Talks
GLOBAL - A new paper from the World Trade Organisation on the latest stage of the Doha round of the global trade talks has shown that just one country might have to make changes to its domestic...
06 February 2015
Bachoco Posts Five Per Cent Increase in Net Sales
MEXICO - The latest results of feed, meat and egg company, Industrias Bachoco, point to an almost 12 per cent increase in net sales for the latest quarter and of 5.2 per cent for the 2014 financial...
FAO Food Price Index Falls Again
GLOBAL - The FAO Food Price Index averaged 182.7 points in January 2015, down 3.6 points (1.9 per cent) from its revised* (reduced) December 2014 value....
Use Modern Techniques, Machinery, Indian Agri Minister Urges Farmers
INDIA - In order to produce as per the international standard, Indian agriculture minister, Radha Mohan Singh has called upon the horticulture farmers to use modern techniques and machinery....
05 February 2015
MP Chief Minister Meets Radha Mohan Singh
INDIA - Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chauhan met Indian agriculture minister, Radha Mohan Singh in New Delhi recently....
04 February 2015
Crop Seminar to Focus on Grain Storage, Management
US - With on-farm stocks of corn and soybeans up significantly following last year’s record yields, organisers of the upcoming Southwest Indiana Crop Seminar decided to focus this year’s...
03 February 2015
Several Factors Cause Markets to Ease
GLOBAL - All markets continue to ease as the reality of ample supplies, reports of improved weather and general bearish fundamentals weigh on values, writes David Sheppard, Gleadell’s managing...
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
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...
30 January 2015
India Approves $93 Million for Soil Health Cards
INDIA - To provide 140 million farmers with soil health cards, Indian agriculture ministry has set aside $93 million in the next three years....
29 January 2015
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. ...
28 January 2015
Latvia Presents Framework to EU Council
EU - The Latvian Presidency has presented its work programme in the agriculture and fisheries sector to the EU Council. ...
27 January 2015
Soybean Research to Reduce Disease and Improve Yields
CANADA - The governments of Canada and Manitoba are investing more than C$443,000 in research to support the growth and sustainability of Manitoba's soybean sector....
26 January 2015
NFU Urges President's to Reconsider Trade Agreements
US - National Farmers Union (NFU) President Roger Johnson has applauded President Obama’s leadership on climate change, tax reform and reopening trade with Cuba, while encouraging the president...
23 January 2015
NFU Women’s Conference Provides Skills and Guidance
US - National Farmers Union’s (NFU) 2015 Women’s Conference concluded this week, providing participants with tools and information to confidently manage risks in their farm or ranch operations...
22 January 2015
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....
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