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In week ended 23rd August the deadweight cattle trade moved up again read more
Liveweight lamb prices in week ended 27th August were higher read more
Prices for cream, butter and SMP fell throughout August
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The EU-spec DAPP for the week ended 23rd August came down marginally read more
The GB weekly average price for the week ending 8th August fell by £11.62/t to £143.56/t read more
November 2014 UK feed wheat futures have been on a notable downward trend since the middle of April read more
Headlines for the oilseeds complex have been mixed lately read more
United Kingdom Poultry and Poultry Meat Statistics – July 2014 read more


 
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Latest News     16 September 2014  
Export opportunity for Group 3 wheat Zulu
On the back of another year of excellent results for the biscuit wheat Zulu, Dutch millers Maneba are looking to increase the amount that they buy and growers are encouraged to make the most of this opportunity, says Andrew Bourne of T Denne & Sons, Kent.
US Pesticide Safety Education Program at 50-year milestone
On September 15, scientists with the Weed Science Society of America (WSSA) joined with the American Phytopathological Society (APS) and the Entomological Society of America (ESA) to recognize the 50-year anniversary of the national Land-Grant University Pesticide Safety Education Program.
High yields continue: HGCA
Results from Recommended List trials continue to have yields ahead of the five-year average, say HGCA.
Financial pressures growing on farmers, says UK200Group expert
The UK farming sector is coming under financial pressures on multiple fronts, an agricultural expert at the UK200Group of independent chartered accountants and lawyers has warned.
The US significantly expands Ukraine-related sanctions
On September 12, 2014, the US Treasury Department significantly expanded US sanctions against Russia. 
English pig industry introduces confidential reporting service to help maintain high animal welfare standards
To help maintain high standards of animal welfare on British pig farms, the National Pig Association is introducing a Confidential Reporting Service.
Miscanthus Calculator projects profits for farmers
Thanks to a new online calculator from Terravesta, growers considering the perennial energy crop miscanthus can now see its projected long term net margins in an instant.
EU to tighten rules on horse passports
A Commission proposal to revise the rules for the identification of horses has been endorsed by EU Member States’ experts.
Win £1000 off your next fertiliser order
Quality fertiliser is the key to yield and that holds true whether it’s applied to grass, other forage or arable crops so this great prize of £1000 towards the farm’s next GrowHow fertiliser bill, must be worth trying for.
R-Biopharm Rhône helps Malaysian government deal with upsurge in milk consumption
Scottish science company R-Biopharm Rhône is helping the Malaysian government with crucial research as the population of the dynamic and wealthy Asian country develops an appetite for a more Western diet.
Politics

The US significantly expands Ukraine-related sanctions
On September 12, 2014, the US Treasury Department significantly expanded US sanctions against Russia. 
Hogan is confirmed as Juncker nominee for next AGRI Commissioner
Today, President-elect Juncker unveiled his team and the new shape of the next European Commission. Ireland’s Phil Hogan has been confirmed as nominee to be agriculture commissioner.
DEFRA TB strategy for England needs more work
The Tenant Farmers Association believes that DEFRA’s TB eradication strategy falls short in some areas and contains unjustified and damaging measures in others.
Copa-Cogeca urges EU farm ministers and commissioner to do more to alleviate effects of Russian ban
Copa-Cogeca have called on EU Farm Ministers and the EU Commission to urgently introduce additional measures to support EU farmers and cooperatives hit by the ban on EU farm exports to Russia worth 11 billion euros, warning it’s a severe crisis.
Inaugural meeting of dyslexia working group held
Chaired by the Union’s Vice President Rob Livesey, the group was established to ensure that Scottish farming stakeholders recognise the needs of dyslexic crofters and farmers in the most appropriate way.
ARTIS responds to industry demands for skills-based training
A new, industry-focused training academy will keep farmers, growers and advisers up to date with the latest crop production technologies and practices demanded by the UK’s £100bn food chain.
World

US Pesticide Safety Education Program at 50-year milestone
On September 15, scientists with the Weed Science Society of America (WSSA) joined with the American Phytopathological Society (APS) and the Entomological Society of America (ESA) to recognize the 50-year anniversary of the national Land-Grant University Pesticide Safety Education Program.
R-Biopharm Rhône helps Malaysian government deal with upsurge in milk consumption
Scottish science company R-Biopharm Rhône is helping the Malaysian government with crucial research as the population of the dynamic and wealthy Asian country develops an appetite for a more Western diet.
FAO food price index drops to four-year low
FAO’s monthly food price index registered another drop in August, continuing a 5-month downward run and reaching its lowest level since September 2010.
Important season for black-grass eradication says NZ ministry
With the second season of black-grass operations about to begin, continued vigilance this spring and summer will be crucial to stop the noxious weed from establishing in Mid-Canterbury, says New Zealand’s Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI).
Flood-affected Serbian farmers receive EU and FAO aid
European Union assistance to flood-affected Serbian farm households has got under way with a first delivery of animal feed.
Ebola outbreak puts harvests at risk, sends food prices shooting up
Disruptions in food trade and marketing in the three West African countries most affected by Ebola have made food increasingly expensive and hard to come by, while labor shortages are putting the upcoming harvest season at serious risk, FAO has warned.

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