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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. ...
28 July 2016
NFU’s Largest Member Consultation on Brexit to get Underway
UK - An ‘options paper’ detailing the National Farmers Union’s ambitious vision for British agriculture post-Brexit has been agreed by its national Policy Board. This means the organisation can now...
25 July 2016
Brazil’s Soy Production Expected to Increase Sharply
BRAZIL - Brazil features over 75 million hectares of underused pasturelands which could be turned into productive cropland, according to Rabobank....
22 July 2016
Urban Agriculture: Why ‘One Size Fits All’ Approaches Do Not Work
EU - Global interest in urban agriculture is growing. However, the importance of local context is not reflected in current governance approaches, argues a new study which evaluated urban agriculture in...
20 July 2016
New €500 million Support Package Outlined for European Farmers
EU - The European Commission has presented a new package of measures worth €500 million from EU funds to support farmers in the face of ongoing market difficulties, particularly on the dairy market....
04 July 2016
NFU Council Agrees Farm Policy Principles Post Brexit
UK - The National Farmers Union (NFU) has held a consultation over the impact of Brexit on the UK's agriculture sector and what a domestic farming policy should look like in the future outside the EU....
01 July 2016
How ‘Brexit’ Might Affect US Agriculture
US - Britain’s departure from the European Union would have little direct effect on US agricultural trade but could slow Indiana’s economic growth tied to manufacturing, Purdue University agricultural...
21 June 2016
Better In or Out - What Could the EU Referendum Decision Mean for UK Agriculture, Fisheries?
UK - There has been a multitude of information and scare mongering from both sides of the EU referendum campaign. With the vote being held tomorrow (23 June 2016), here I will try to sum up the views of...
15 June 2016
Brexit Will Have Negative Effects on Ireland's Agriculture Sector
IRELAND - Irish Farmers Association (IFA) President Joe Healy has warned that a British exit from the EU would be very damaging for the farming and food sector in Ireland. ...
09 June 2016
China, FAO Strengthen South-South Cooperation on Sharing Agricultural Expertise
CHINA - The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the Government of the People's Republic of China have announced plans to intensify their partnership in south-south cooperation...
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