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Deadweight cattle prices have continued to climb read more
Lamb prices have fallen, following their normal seasonal trend read more
Müller Wiseman Dairies propses to buy Dairy Crest’s dairy operations
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The EU-spec SPP continued its rise in week ending 30th July read more
Contract movement still dominates the packing market read more
French wheat quality has fallen again read more
Harvesting of winter crops is well under way, shows ADAS Harvest report read more
United Kingdom Poultry and Poultry Meat Statistics – July 2014 read more


 
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Latest News     28 August 2016  
No peace without freedom from want
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.
First Milk announces 3rd milk price increase in a row
First Milk has announced that it will increase its September milk prices by up to 1.25ppl.
Farmers welcome detailed rules on EU package
Copa & Cogeca welcome the fact that detailed rules governing the 500 million € July package designed to help improve the difficult situation facing EU agricultural producers, especially dairy farmers, were finalised in an EU Committee in Brussels today.
Oilseed rape drilling steps up a gear
With drilling of oilseed rape crops stepping up a gear thanks to recent wet weather, farmers are having to move quickly and make any final variety decisions.
New universal engine oil for modern agricultural vehicles launched
Industry leader Fuchs Lubricants has launched a new universal engine oil for modern agricultural vehicles, providing many benefits including outstanding wear protection and engine cleanliness.
Suppliers reminded of their rights under Australia’s Food and Grocery Code
All suppliers to Coles, Woolworths and Aldi in Australia now have the full benefit of the Food and Grocery Code of Conduct.
Livestock leaders meet to discuss post-brexit priorities
Access to the European market, regulatory burden and an agricultural policy that delivers confidence – these are the key issues for livestock farmers post-Brexit.
Solid start to new season exports at Great Yarmouth
After loading the landmark one millionth tonne of grain last campaign, the Gleadell Terminal in the outer harbour at Great Yarmouth has made a solid start to the new harvest with 35,000t of farmers’ grain already loaded and shipped across Europe.
Fonterra increases forecast milk price
New Zealand’s Fonterra Co-operative Group Limited today increased its 2016/17 forecast Farmgate Milk Price by 50 cents to $4.75 per kgMS.
AHDB Horticulture provides vital Diamondback moth control
A new 120 day EAMU (Extension of Authorisation for Minor Use) has been authorised for ’Benevia 10OD’ for use as an insecticide on Brussels sprout, broccoli, calabrese, cabbage and cauliflower for the control of Diamondback moth (Plutella xylostella).
Politics

Farmers welcome detailed rules on EU package
Copa & Cogeca welcome the fact that detailed rules governing the 500 million € July package designed to help improve the difficult situation facing EU agricultural producers, especially dairy farmers, were finalised in an EU Committee in Brussels today.
Livestock leaders meet to discuss post-brexit priorities
Access to the European market, regulatory burden and an agricultural policy that delivers confidence – these are the key issues for livestock farmers post-Brexit.
Farmers have their say on their industry’s future
Hundreds of farmers have turned up to have their say on what they think is needed from a future domestic agricultural policy for the British farming sector post-Brexit.
Now is the time to apply for Countryside Stewardship
A month before the application window closes, land managers are being urged to apply for 2017 Countryside Stewardship agreements.
Stalled planning reforms holding back rural economy, says CLA
One year on from a pledge to help farmers and other rural businesses reduce planning barriers and the Government has still not delivered.
Rural Youth Europe Chairman aims to empower young people in the countryside
The role that young people living in the countryside can play has “never been greater”, according to Herefordshire Young Farmer and newly-elected chairman of Rural Youth Europe (RYE), Russell Carrington.
World

No peace without freedom from want
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.
Suppliers reminded of their rights under Australia’s Food and Grocery Code
All suppliers to Coles, Woolworths and Aldi in Australia now have the full benefit of the Food and Grocery Code of Conduct.
Fonterra increases forecast milk price
New Zealand’s Fonterra Co-operative Group Limited today increased its 2016/17 forecast Farmgate Milk Price by 50 cents to $4.75 per kgMS.
FAO tool helps livestock farmers to improve productivity and reduce greenhouse gas emissions
A new and interactive tool released by FAO allows farmers, policy makers and scientists to calculate meat, milk and eggs production as well as greenhouse-gas emissions from livestock to make the sector more productive and more climate-friendly. 
Syngenta/ChemChina acquisition approval fails to acknowledge threats to national security and trade, says US union
The Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS) approved the proposed acquisition of Syngenta AG by China National Chemical Corporation (ChemChina).
US Agriculture Secretary Vilsack awards $17.8 million to cultivate the next generation of farmers and ranchers
In a meeting with new and beginning farmers at Iowa State University today, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced a new investment of $17.8 million for 37 projects to help educate, mentor, and enhance the sustainability of the next generation of farmers. The investment is made through the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Beginning Farmer and Rancher Development Program (BFRDP). Since 2009, USDA has invested more than $126 million into projects targeting new and beginning farmers and ranchers through BFRDP.

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