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Deadweight prices stayed under pressure in week ended 9th May  read more
Prices at GB auction markets continued recent moderate increases read more
Müller Wiseman Dairies propses to buy Dairy Crest’s dairy operations
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Prices fell in the week ended 9th May read more
The GB weekly average price for week ending 15th May was £134.64/t read more
El Niño conditions might impact Australian crops read more
Over the past five years maize has strongly influenced UK grain prices read more
United Kingdom Poultry and Poultry Meat Statistics – July 2014 read more


 
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Latest News     29 May 2015  
Interfarm and Nufarm UK join forces in UK and Ireland
Interfarm (UK) Limited, an affiliate of Sumitomo Chemical Company, Limited, and Nufarm UK Limited have announced today that Interfarm has entered into an agreement in which Nufarm UK is appointed to be the non-exclusive distributor for Interfarm’s agriculture and horticulture range in the UK and Ireland.
Cross industry group to focus on the dairy sector
The Tenant Farmers Association is taking part in a new cross-industry group looking to address volatility in the dairy sector.
Prepare for parasite control in the season ahead, says Merial in new video
Plan ahead for season-long control of parasites to maintain sheep, beef and dairy productivity, is the message in a new Season Ahead video produced by Merial Animal Health.
European funding for school fruit and milk passed
Alyn Smith MEP, Scotland’s voice on the European Parliament’s Agriculture Committee, has welcomed today’s vote of the full Parliament on the provision of milk and fruit to school children.
​Depreciation for Australian farmers brought forward
Australian farmers can now claim a tax deduction on all capital expenditure on water facilities, fodder storage assets and fencing incurred since the 2015 Budget was handed down at 7:30pm on 12 May.
World hunger falls to under 800 million, eradication is next goal
The number of hungry people in the world has dropped to 795 million – 216 million fewer than in 1990-92 – or around one person out of every nine, according to the latest edition of the annual UN hunger report (The State of Food Insecurity in the World 2015 - SOFI).
Fonterra revises forecast farmgate milk price for 2014/15, announces forecast for 2015/16
New Zealand’s Fonterra Co-operative Group Limited has today reduced its forecast Farmgate Milk Price for the 2014/15 season to $4.40 per kgMS. Along with its previously announced forecast dividend range of 20-30 cents per share, the change amounts to a forecast Cash Payout of $4.60 - $4.70 that would be paid to a fully shared-up farmer.
The Queen’s Speech: Government must deliver certainty and confidence for rural businesses
Rural business owners have committed to working with Ministers across Government to ensure the legislative programme announced in today’s Queen’s Speech delivers growth and jobs in the rural economy.
New record for Scottish food exports
Scotland’s Food Secretary Richard Lochhead today (Wednesday 27 May) announced that Scottish food exports have surpassed the £1.1 billion mark for the first time, with total food and drink exports valued at £5.1 billion in 2014.
New legislation to tackle flygrazing comes into force
New legislation to tackle fly-grazing - where horses are grazed on private and public land without permission – comes into force from today (Tuesday 26 May).
Politics

European funding for school fruit and milk passed
Alyn Smith MEP, Scotland’s voice on the European Parliament’s Agriculture Committee, has welcomed today’s vote of the full Parliament on the provision of milk and fruit to school children.
The Queen’s Speech: Government must deliver certainty and confidence for rural businesses
Rural business owners have committed to working with Ministers across Government to ensure the legislative programme announced in today’s Queen’s Speech delivers growth and jobs in the rural economy.
New legislation to tackle flygrazing comes into force
New legislation to tackle fly-grazing - where horses are grazed on private and public land without permission – comes into force from today (Tuesday 26 May).
Catherine Sayer elected as NOAH Chair for 2015
Catherine (Cat) Sayer has been elected as Chair of NOAH (National Office of Animal Health) for 2015, following this year’s AGM in London on 21 May.
5th Session of the Food Assistance Committee
The Food Assistance Committee (FAC) convened for its 5th formal Session on 22 May 2015 at the secretariat of the International Grains Council in London, under the Chairpersonship of Dr. Florika Fink-Hooijer, Director, Directorate-General for Humanitarian aid and Civil Protection (ECHO), representing the European Union.
Simplify CAP
Scotland’s Cabinet Secretary for Rural Affairs, Food and the Environment Richard Lochhead has urged Liz Truss to work with the European Commission to deliver a more simplified CAP, as one of her first priorities in her reappointment as Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs.
World

​Depreciation for Australian farmers brought forward
Australian farmers can now claim a tax deduction on all capital expenditure on water facilities, fodder storage assets and fencing incurred since the 2015 Budget was handed down at 7:30pm on 12 May.
World hunger falls to under 800 million, eradication is next goal
The number of hungry people in the world has dropped to 795 million – 216 million fewer than in 1990-92 – or around one person out of every nine, according to the latest edition of the annual UN hunger report (The State of Food Insecurity in the World 2015 - SOFI).
Fonterra revises forecast farmgate milk price for 2014/15, announces forecast for 2015/16
New Zealand’s Fonterra Co-operative Group Limited has today reduced its forecast Farmgate Milk Price for the 2014/15 season to $4.40 per kgMS. Along with its previously announced forecast dividend range of 20-30 cents per share, the change amounts to a forecast Cash Payout of $4.60 - $4.70 that would be paid to a fully shared-up farmer.
IFOAM - Organics International calls for stop to subsidizing unsustainable farming practices on International Biodiversity Day
The widespread practice of large monocultures and the use of chemicals in agriculture are causing a decline in biodiversity.
Riparian and stream ecosystem workshop set for June 2 in Waxahachie
The Texas Water Resources Institute’s Texas Riparian and Stream Ecosystem Education Program will host a workshop from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. June 2 in Waxahachie for area residents interested in land and water stewardship in the Richland-Chambers Lake watershed.
Agriculture ministers meet in Sydney
Minister for Agriculture,​ Barnaby Joyce, is in Sydney today to meet with primary industries ministers and representatives from Australia and New Zealand.

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