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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. ...
13 November 2014
Support for Flexibility of EU Countries to Ban GMO Crops
EU - Long-awaited draft plans to allow EU member states to restrict, or ban, the cultivation of crops containing genetically modified organisms on their own territory - even if it is allowed...
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?...
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
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...
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?...
FAO Food Price Index Stabilises in October
GLOBAL - The FAO Food Price Index averaged 192.3 points in October 2014, marginally (0.2 per cent) below the revised September figure but 14.3 points (6.9 per cent) short of its corresponding...
07 November 2014
Record Volumes of Wheat Milled by UK Millers
UK - A record 641.9kt of wheat was milled in the UK in September, according to DEFRA data, up 112kt from the previous month and 16kt higher than the previous record set in September 2012 (which...
Pest Encyclopaedia is Essential Tool for Crop Bug Spotters
UK - The Encyclopaedia of pests and natural enemies in field crops details both the major and minor pests commonly associated with cropping rotations....
03 November 2014
Position Statement on New Crop Breeding Tools Published
UK - New and improved crop varieties produced with emerging techniques identified by the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) could be available world-wide over the...
28 October 2014
NFU Puzzled at Fruit and Veg Aid Scheme Decision
UK - The NFU is bitterly disappointed after learning that Ministers have decided not to take advantage of an EU aid package for fruit and vegetable producers impacted by the Russian trade ban....
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...
Workshop in Uruguay Focuses on Efforts in Rural Latin America
URUGUAY - Agricultural specialists, researchers, economists and Ministry of Agriculture representatives gathered in the capital of Uruguay earlier this month to understand and develop new concepts...
Indian Feed Association Acts as Platform to Resolve Livestock Issues
INDIA - The Compound Feed Manufacturers Association (CLFMA) of India which plays a very important role in Indian feed market has got a new chairman. 5m Publishing spoke to Amit Saraogi (pictured),...
Delivering Sustainable Intensification for the Future
UK - Farming for the future - delivering sustainable intensification, is the theme of this year’s National Farm Management Conference to be staged in London on Wednesday 26 November....
24 October 2014
Keeping Food Safe: Prevention Better Than Response
US - Each year in the United States, about 42,000 cases of salmonella infection are reported, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Because many cases are not diagnosed...
Brazil Soy Forecast Scaled Back as Dry Weather Persists
BRAZIL - Weather has been the main focus for the oilseeds complex of late. Recent weeks have seen wetter than usual weather in the US bringing delays to soyabean harvest progress, writes Brenda...
Maintain Investment in Northern Ireland’s World-class Veterinary Science Research Urges BV
UK - Northern Ireland’s excellence in research and development (R&D) must be maintained through continued investment, British Veterinary Association (BVA) President John Blackwell has said...
23 October 2014
U-Turn on No-till Farming Debate
ANALYSIS - For several years it has been a constant debate. Till or no-till? New research suggests no-till farming may be the way forward - for now, writes Gemma Hyland....
£5 Million Boost for Food Security
UK - £5 million is being invested in UK businesses and universities to combat some of the world's greatest agricultural challenges such as food security and sustainability, weed control and...
22 October 2014
Favourable Conditions for Swaziland Cropping Season
SWAZILAND - Land preparation and planting of cereal crops, to be harvested from April/May 2015, is underway....
21 October 2014
Bee Healthy Roadmap Released
CANADA - The Honey Bee Health Coalition recently released its Bee Healthy Roadmap, a roadmap to improve honey bee health through collective action that will accomplish 'more than any one group...
Editors Comment: Europe, Ukraine Leading Cereals Harvest
ANALYSIS - This year’s cereal harvest has generally been strong in Europe and Ukraine. Performance in the region was critical to counter some smaller cereals crops in Northern America and look...
Chinese Food Prices Show Slight Fall
CHINA – Chinese farm produce prices fell slightly in the second week of October, according to a survey of prices in 36 medium and large cities by the Ministry of Commerce....
16 October 2014
World Food Day: How Family Farmers are Improving Food Security in Brazil
BRAZIL - World Food Day on October 16th draws attention to the 805 million people who are chronically undernourished around the globe....
Watch: NFU Releases Video on Protecting UK Wildlife, Environment
UK - The NFU releases a new video today to show how much farmers across England do to protect wildlife and the environment. ...
15 October 2014
Grain Market Daily: US Farmers Struggling to Harvest Much Awaited Maize Crop
GLOBAL - The size of this year’s US maize crop has been a big bearish factor for the grain market with current USDA forecasts pointing to a record 367.68Mt or 37 per cent of the total global...
Protect Soils and Safeguard Global Food Security
GLOBAL - BBSRC and NERC are working together, with partners, to fund three new initiatives to improve our understanding of soils, which are key to tackling many of today's global challenges,...
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