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Competition from processors was more solid in the week ended 7th May read more
Liveweight lamb prices continued to rise in the past week read more
Müller Wiseman Dairies propses to buy Dairy Crest’s dairy operations
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The recovery in pig prices showed signs of accelerating in week ended 7th May read more
The AHDB Weekly Average price decreased slightly this week read more
UK wheat and barley exports in March were at their highest monthly level since September 2000 read more
UK wheat imports this season have mainly reflected milling needs read more
United Kingdom Poultry and Poultry Meat Statistics – July 2014 read more


 
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Latest News     26 May 2016  
Gleadell’s Great Yarmouth exports top one million tonnes
The millionth tonne of grain to be exported through Gleadell’s deep-water port facility at Peel Ports Great Yarmouth was loaded this week, underlining the port’s role as a strategic outlet for grain grown on East Anglian farms.
Environment Secretary backs campaign for small farming & rural businesses to vote remain
The Environment Secretary, Elizabeth Truss, has given her support to a campaign promoting the importance of small farming and other rural businesses voting to remain in the European Union at the Referendum on June 23rd.
Caution stifles UK rural investment
MSCI Inc. has recorded a total return of 5.5% in 2015 in its IPD UK Annual Rural Property Index.
JCB expands compact telehandler choice with new 525-60 Agri
Farmers wanting a compact telescopic handler with efficient and lively performance have more choice in the JCB range with the launch of an Agri version of the Loadall 525-60.
East Yorkshire farm machinery importer launches disc mower
An East Yorkshire farm machinery importer has extended its range of Unia farm machinery with the launch of a new vertical folding disc mower.
Union meets new cabinet secretary for rural economy
NFU Scotland has met with Fergus Ewing MSP, the newly appointed Cabinet Secretary for Rural Economy and Connectivity at Holyrood this morning (Wednesday, 25 May).
FUW discusses new Wool Board promotion to maximise producer returns
A way forward in optimising the potential of wool and the return for farmers was hotly debated when Farmers’ Union of Wales President Glyn Roberts met with Bedwyr Jones of the British Wool Marketing Board (BWMB).
Perfect blowfly conditions imminent as more cases reported
Balmy temperatures and wet spells in recent weeks are set to offer the ideal conditions for blowflies to thrive, as new cases of strike are reported across the country, including Devon, Hampshire, Sussex and Wales.
Largest UK wheat export to the USA departs
The largest export of wheat to the USA for more than two decades departed from Bristol this week.
Integrated Farm Management signals future for sustainable food and farming
Achieving more sustainable food and farming will only be possible through sound science that is firmly rooted in practical application. This was the message delivered at LEAF’s inaugural Integrated Farm Management Conference last week.
Politics

Environment Secretary backs campaign for small farming & rural businesses to vote remain
The Environment Secretary, Elizabeth Truss, has given her support to a campaign promoting the importance of small farming and other rural businesses voting to remain in the European Union at the Referendum on June 23rd.
Union meets new cabinet secretary for rural economy
NFU Scotland has met with Fergus Ewing MSP, the newly appointed Cabinet Secretary for Rural Economy and Connectivity at Holyrood this morning (Wednesday, 25 May).
Integrated Farm Management signals future for sustainable food and farming
Achieving more sustainable food and farming will only be possible through sound science that is firmly rooted in practical application. This was the message delivered at LEAF’s inaugural Integrated Farm Management Conference last week.
Political heavyweights debate EU referendum
Two political heavyweights have driven forward the debate on what the forthcoming EU referendum could mean for Scottish farmers and crofters.
Commissioner urged to drive forward simplification agenda
European Agriculture and Rural Development Commissioner Phil Hogan was urged to drive forward his ‘simplification’ agenda as he visited a West Lothian farm this morning (20 May).
€12 million European Union funding to protect vital UK moorlands
The MoorLIFE 2020 project - which received €12 million funding from the European Union - will restore and preserve areas of blanket bog developed over thousands of years which are internationally rare due to their high concentration of carbon-storing peat.
World

Bees are bellwethers for the healthy agricultural ecosystems they help create
Bees make a priceless contribution to agriculture and are a bellwether for environmental health, working without pay while both delivering and reflecting biodiversity.
Japan lifts ban on imports of Italian beef
After 15 years, Japan has lifted an embargo on Italian beef, following an earlier opening of its market to beef products from other EU Member States (France, Ireland, the Netherlands, Poland, Denmark and Sweden).
Near East countries stress peace is needed to fight hunger
Twenty-five countries from the Near East and North Africa have stressed the importance of peace for food security as they reaffirmed their commitment to fighting hunger in all its forms.
Rabobank: Global Grain & Oilseed Trade: Since 2010 growth exceeds previous five years by more than 50%
Global trade of all grains & oilseeds has grown by about 150 million tonnes in the last five years, thereby exceeding the growth of the previous five years by more than 50%.
Fonterra launches Anchor Food Professionals
Fonterra today launched its new global foodservice brand, Anchor Food Professionals, helping to cement the Co-operative’s position as a leader in foodservice.
Palm oil keeps global food price trend heading up in April
Global prices of key staple food commodities rose in April, marking its third consecutive monthly increase after four years of decline.

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