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27 March 2014
New Plans for European Organic Farming
EU - Maintaining consumer confidence, maintaining producer confidence and making it easier for farmers to switch to organics are the main objectives of a new EU Regulation on organic production...
International Wheat Yield Partnership to Meet Wheat Demands
GLOBAL - A new international partnership aims to increase wheat yields by 50 percent by 2034. This will address demand for wheat – one of the world's most important crops – that is growing...
26 March 2014
Is The US Heading Towards Another Dust Bowl?
ANALYSIS - There's a mixed bag of weather conditions across the US, with rumours that a new Dust Bowl isn't too unlikely, writes Gemma Hyland....
How Can Science and Farming Live Together?
ANALYSIS - Modern farming needs modern scientific techniques, engineering, technology and social science....
EU Council Addresses Organic Production, Meat Labelling
EU - Yesterday's meeting of the Agriculture and Fisheries Council included discussions on harmonising and simplifing rules on organic farming, divergent views of country-of-origin labelling of...
25 March 2014
Road Weight Restrictions Relaxed for Grain Shipments
CANADA - The Manitoba government is making a special one-time amendment to spring weight restriction policy on provincial roads that will enable famers to be nimble and react quickly to changes...
24 March 2014
Diversity in UK Gardens Aiding Fight to Save Threatened Bees
UK - The global diversity of plants being cultivated by Britain's gardeners is playing a key role in the fight to save the nation's threatened bumblebees, new research has revealed....
21 March 2014
World Water Day: Agriculture and Water Inextricably Interlinked
GLOBAL - This Saturday, 22 March, the world celebrates World Water Day. Water and agriculture are inextricably interlinked and interdependent. Agriculture is a major user of both ground and surface...
USDA Announces Growth of Organic Industry, Additional Support Available with New Farm Bill
US - The US Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced new figures that show the organic industry continues to grow domestically and globally, with over 25,000 certified organic operations in...
20 March 2014
EU Feed Industry Moves Towards More Responsible Soybeans Sourcing
EU - The European feed manufacturers association, FEFAC, has issued an update on its 'roadmap' for sourcing responsible soybeans, showing where progress has been made and where more needs to...
19 March 2014
Wyckoff's Closing Grains: Corn Closed Up on Tuesday
US - May corn futures closed up 7 1/4 cents at $4.86 1/2 Tuesday. Prices closed near the session high. ...
18 March 2014
Global Roundtable for Sustainable Beef Invites Public Comment on Draft Principles & Criteria
GLOBAL – The Global Roundtable for Sustainable Beef (GRSB) has released its draft Principles and Criteria for Global Sustainable Beef document for public comment. ...
14 March 2014
Council for Science and Technology Report on GM Science
UK - The Council for Science and Technology has published a report commissioned from an independent panel of scientists that is an update on GM science....
13 March 2014
Hybrid Import and Domestic Development Model to Support China’s Food Demand
CHINA - A quadrupling in the world’s population in the past 100 years has required a fundamental change in soil and crop management to meet growing food demand globally....
Turkey to Import More Wheat for Feed as Drought Persists
TURKEY - The country imported feed ingredients worth US$3 billion in 2013, and the wheat harvest id forecast to be only two-thirds of last year's due to a prolonged drought....
12 March 2014
Farming Industry Sets Out Agenda for Low-carbon Food Production
UK - Reducing greenhouse gas emissions in the future should go hand in hand with producing food for a growing population and delivering for the environment....
11 March 2014
Europeans Support Ag Policy Aims, Traceability of Milk, Meat
EU - The latest survey from Eurobarometer reveals broad support among Europeans for new Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) and a small majority are willing to pay slightly more to have product...
10 March 2014
Empowering Women in Ag: FAO, UN Look at Gender Equality
GLOBAL – On the eve of International Women’s Day, FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva said reducing gender inequality is fundamental to eliminating hunger and developing more sustainable...
Meat Prices Stable But Food Price Index on the Rise
GLOBAL - The FAO Food Price Index rebounded in February, up more than two per cent from January as the result of increased prices for sugar, oils, cereals and dairy products; meat prices fell...
06 March 2014
Gene May Ease Genetic Modification of Plants
US - A recent discovery could lead to easier genetic modification of plant varieties considered recalcitrant to standard methods, including varieties of economically important crops....
Australia to Play Its Part in Alleviating Global Food Crisis
AUSTRALIA - Constant change in global demographics is creating a radically different landscape of world agriculture, delegates at ABARES Outlook 2014 heard yesterday, 5 March....
Latest EU Outlook: Good Harvests; Rising Milk, Meat Output
EU - In its latest short-term agricultural market outlook, the European Commission expects good harvests, rising meat and milk production....
05 March 2014
Food Production in US May Need to Change if Climate Does
US - If significant climate change occurs in the United States it may be necessary to change where certain foods are produced in order to meet consumer demand....
Government 'Must Invest' to Close Food Gap in Budget 2014
UK - Consistent and long-term investment allowances, and better taxation tools are just some of the key areas the NFU is urging the Chancellor of the Exchequer to address in next week’s 2014...
26 February 2014
Call for Supermarkets to Sell More British Produce
UK – UK supermarkets should listen to British consumers and stock more British food....
25 February 2014
Consumer Pressure Remains on Retailers to Back British Farming
UK - Retailers should listen to their customers and show their support for British farming by stocking more British food, NFU President Peter Kendall said today....
20 February 2014
Dupont Collaboration to Boost Productivity, Sustainability
US - DuPont, the University of Missouri and the U.S. Department of Agriculture-Agricultural Research Service (USDA-ARS) have announced an innovative new collaboration to pool soil mapping resources,...
Managed Honeybees Linked to New Diseases in Wild Bees
UK - Diseases that are common in managed honeybee colonies are now widespread in the UK's wild bumblebees, according to research published in Nature. The study suggests that some diseases are...
New Funding to Create Healthier and Safer Food
UK - A low calorie chocolate that tastes just as good as the real thing and a white bread with high fibre are just two of the projects being funded that could make a difference to your diet and...
19 February 2014
Quality of US Soybean Crop Even Higher
US - The average protein and oil levels in the 2013 US soybean crop ticked upward, according to the soy-checkoff-funded Crop Quality Survey....
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