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15 March 2017
Commodity Classic Highlights Value of Red Meat Exports
US - To show its appreciation for support received from soybean and corn producers and to share information about how red meat exports contribute to their profitability, USMEF participated in Commodity...
13 March 2017
Ongoing Rise in Pig Prices Due to Lack of Supply
UK - The SPP has put on 0.35p to stand at 149.94p, German producer prices have risen €3 Cents, the Euro is up by 1.7 per cent to trade on Friday worth 87.41p, cull sows are +3p/kg and spot prices are...
27 February 2017
USDA Invests $4.8 million in Agricultural Programmes
US - The US Department of Agriculture's (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) has announced 19 grants totaling $4,790,100 to support agricultural science programmes at non-land-grant...
23 February 2017
Right Funds and Regulation are Vital for Farming’s Future, says Report
UK - A new report from the NFU urges Government and research providers to invest in agricultural R&D and to enable British farmers to use the latest technologies....
21 February 2017
UK Agriculture Delivers 7:1 Return on Investment
UK - A new report from Development Economics says that for every £1 invested in farm support, farming delivers £7.40 back to the economy....
15 February 2017
Sharp Rise in East African Food Prices Dut to Drought
EAST AFRICA - Drought throughout East Africa has sharply curbed harvests and pushed the prices of cereals and other staple foods to unusually high levels, posing a heavy burden to households and special...
14 February 2017
FAO Reports Notable Rise in January Food Price Index
GLOBAL - The FAO Food Price Index rose notably in January, led by sugar and cereals, even as global markets remain well supplied. ...
30 January 2017
US Livestock, Poultry Industries are Blessed Again
US - The US livestock, poultry and dairy industries have been blessed (again) with a record-setting corn harvest, writes the Steiner Consulting Group....
25 January 2017
Mixed Response From Agricultural Industry as President Trump Withdraws US from Trans-Pacific Partnership
US - US President Donald Trump has signed an executive action to pull out of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) negotiations. The move by Mr Trump has been met with mixed reactions....
17 January 2017
Global Meat, Food Prices Fall for Fifth Year in a Row
GLOBAL - Prices of major food commodities declined for the fifth year in a row in 2016, averaging 161.6 points for the year as a whole, some 1.5 percent below their 2015 levels....
10 January 2017
Safeguarding Biodiversity Must be Integrated Across Agricultural Sectors
GLOBAL - Governments from 167 countries have given unprecedented recognition to the need to protect biodiversity across the agricultural sectors as a key action to achieve sustainable development, including...
29 December 2016
Agriculture Industry Not Without its Challenges, says Rabobank Report
US - The Rabo Food & Agribusiness Research and Advisory (FAR) group have released a report on the future of the agriculture sector, focusing on the pivotal next five years in the agribusiness industry....
15 December 2016
USDA Announces $3.8 million for Organics Research
US - The US Department of Agriculture's (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) has announced the availability of up to $3.8 million in funding to support research, education and extension...
09 December 2016
Farmers Advised to Plan Strategy Now Before Downturn
UK - Farmers could enjoy a buoyant couple of years ahead of Brexit but the industry may face another downturn after 2020, experts have warned. It is therefore vital that they re-evaluate their business...
08 December 2016
Bright Ideas to Shape the Future of Farming Wanted
UK - Farmers: Do you have a bright idea which needs some help to develop? Or a project that’s already under way which could be rolled out across the industry? If so, the Rothamsted Open Innovation Forum...
30 November 2016
Warnings of Food Price Increases Underline Importance of British Food Production
UK - The National Farmers Union has said warnings of a food price increase next year adds gravitas to the need for a strong, secure and viable domestic food production system....
28 November 2016
Better Data Better Management to Improve Competitiveness
ANALYSIS - Agriculture is at the start of a digital revolution and to advance it will need to embrace and understand the increasing amount of data that is being collected and is available, writes Chris...
01 November 2016
Fall in UK Farm Incomes Continues
UK - New Defra figures have shown a dramatic fall in farm incomes for the third consecutive year....
28 October 2016
Collaborative Approach to Reduce Food Waste from Farm to Consumer
UK - There needs to be greater collaboration between farmers, retailers and processors to reduce food waste along the supply chain....
20 October 2016
NFU Calls for Grocery Adjudicator Role to be Extended
UK - A Government review into the Grocery Code Adjudicator (GCA) should look at extending the role to cover more of the supply chain, the National Farmers Union (NFU) has said....
19 October 2016
Government Launches Export Plan for UK Agricultural Produce
UK - The UK's Environment Secretary, Andrea Leadsom, has launched an ambitious new action plan to grow the UK's food and drink exports, bringing a £2.9 billion boost to the economy....
12 October 2016
Economic Contribution of Export Trade of US Grain
US - Exports of grain and grain products generated $74.7 billion in annual economic output and added $82 billion in value to the United States’ economy in 2014, according to an Informa Economics IEG...
16 September 2016
Will New Food Labelling Regulations Build Trust and Confidence?
ANALYSIS - The UK’s vote to leave the European Union could allow some flexibility in the way that new European food labelling regulations are implemented....
12 September 2016
Farming Industry Gets Behind Red Tractor Week
UK - The UK farming industry is uniting to support Red Tractor Week this September as an autumn campaign dedicated to promoting great, British food gets underway....
07 September 2016
Food Security and Agriculture Essential in Preventing Conflicts
AFRICA - Food security and agriculture have an essential role to play in preventing conflicts and crises on the African continent, blunting their impacts and acting as engines for post-crisis recovery....
25 August 2016
Radical Trade Changes Between US, UK Not Expected Following Brexit
US - A Kansas State professor of agricultural economics weighs in on what the United Kingdom’s decision means for US agriculture....
16 August 2016
NFU Consultation Period on Brexit Now Open
UK - The consultation period is now open for National Farmers Union (NFU) members to voice what they think is needed from a future domestic agricultural policy for the British farming sector post-Brexit....
Treasury Confirms Agricultural Spending Will Remain Till 2020
UK - The UK Treasury has announced that agricultural spending will continue though to 2020....
15 August 2016
Hog Outlook: Record Crops Should Keep Feed Price Down
US - USDA is forecasting both a record corn crop and a record soybean crop this year. That should hold down feed costs and partially offset the financial losses from low hog prices this fall and winter,...
10 August 2016
Brexit Offers Opportunity for UK Food Self-Sufficiency
UK - Yesterday (9 August) marks the day in the calendar where the British larder would run bare if we fed the nation only British food from January 1. ...
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