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In week ended 1st August, the GB prime cattle average price came back 4p on the week earlier to 350.0p/kg read more
In week ended 5th August the GB SQQ was up 13p at 157.6p/kg read more
Müller Wiseman Dairies propses to buy Dairy Crest’s dairy operations
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Week ended 1st August saw UK finished pig prices falling read more
The GB weekly average price for week ending 7th August increased £1.88/t to £187.02/t read more
The EU maize yield forecast has been reduced read more
Winter barley harvesting was 50% complete and winter oilseed rape was 35% done as of 4th August read more
United Kingdom Poultry and Poultry Meat Statistics – July 2014 read more


 
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Latest News     04 September 2015  
Advanced formulation of ferric phosphate, Sluxx HP, now available
Certis announce their new, advanced ferric phosphate slug pellet, Sluxx HP, is now available to growers.
European Parliament agriculture committee opposes national bans on imports of GM food and feed
The European Parliament’s agriculture committee on Thursday rejected the Commission’s draft law that would give member states the power to restrict or prohibit the use of EU-approved GM food or feed on their territory.
Agriculture’s growing contribution to the Australian economy​
Australian farmers’ contribution to the nation’s wealth through export earnings is increasing at a time when other commodities are on the wane, demonstrating just how vital farming is to the future of the nation, according to a release from its Minister for Agriculture.
New tractor range and a new look for Case IH
More power and close to Puma dimensions is what Case IH claims the European farming community have been asking for; this has now been achieved. The new Optum CVX is the first Case IH tractor to have the new design with a new bonnet and rear fender styling, plus eye catching signature lighting.
US NFU praises aviation authority for addressing challenges and promises offered by drones
US National Farmers Union (NFU) President Roger Johnson has praised the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) for its efforts to address the challenges and promises offered by Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs), or drones, operating in the US.
FAO and MasterCard announce new partnership
The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and MasterCard are joining forces to create an innovative new alliance against hunger.
NFU and FFA respond to Tesco’s new dairy commitments
Tesco’s decision to extend its sustainable pricing model to its British cheese supply base with First Milk and South Caernarfon Creameries is a significant move, the NFU and FFA said today.
UK Government must work with European Commission on 10 point plan to back British farming
The UK Government must take action in 10 key areas to address the current farming crisis as British farmers join thousands of their European counterparts to protest in Brussels, says the NFU.
Eight countries to sharpen long-term climate change adaptation strategies
A new UN programme funded by Germany will help eight developing countries revamp and strengthen their adaptation responses to climate change.
Coa​lition supporting Australia’s future farmers
Australia’s Coalition Government has reaffirmed its strong commitment to the next generation of farm leaders, committing $500,000 for a range of initiatives aimed at improving agricultural education in schools and building leadership skills in young rural Australians.
Politics

European Parliament agriculture committee opposes national bans on imports of GM food and feed
The European Parliament’s agriculture committee on Thursday rejected the Commission’s draft law that would give member states the power to restrict or prohibit the use of EU-approved GM food or feed on their territory.
UK Government must work with European Commission on 10 point plan to back British farming
The UK Government must take action in 10 key areas to address the current farming crisis as British farmers join thousands of their European counterparts to protest in Brussels, says the NFU.
TFA welcomes work done to help farming sector but more needs to be done
The Tenant Farmers Association says it welcomes the amount of work that farming organisations have done over the last few weeks to help the farming sector but says that more needs to be done.
First Minister announces steps to help increase sales of Scottish food
A study to trace the origin of dairy products on shelves in Scotland’s supermarkets will improve transparency and help to identify opportunities to increase sales of Scottish products.
Scottish Government challenged over cost and complexity of greening
NFU Scotland has called on the Scottish Government to tackle the cost and complexity of greening and ease the cross-compliance burden on Scotland’s growers.
German GMO opt-out move welcomed
Alyn Smith, SNP Member of the European Parliament and member of the Agriculture Committee, has welcomed the move by Germany to stop the growing of genetically modified crops under new European Union rules.
World

Agriculture’s growing contribution to the Australian economy​
Australian farmers’ contribution to the nation’s wealth through export earnings is increasing at a time when other commodities are on the wane, demonstrating just how vital farming is to the future of the nation, according to a release from its Minister for Agriculture.
US NFU praises aviation authority for addressing challenges and promises offered by drones
US National Farmers Union (NFU) President Roger Johnson has praised the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) for its efforts to address the challenges and promises offered by Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs), or drones, operating in the US.
FAO and MasterCard announce new partnership
The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and MasterCard are joining forces to create an innovative new alliance against hunger.
Eight countries to sharpen long-term climate change adaptation strategies
A new UN programme funded by Germany will help eight developing countries revamp and strengthen their adaptation responses to climate change.
Coa​lition supporting Australia’s future farmers
Australia’s Coalition Government has reaffirmed its strong commitment to the next generation of farm leaders, committing $500,000 for a range of initiatives aimed at improving agricultural education in schools and building leadership skills in young rural Australians.
Ancient crops preserved for future generations in Arctic seed vault
Varieties of one of the world’s most important staple crops have now been stored for perpetuity deep in the Arctic ice.

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