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The GB all prime deadweight average price edged modestly higher on the week read more
Prices during the latter half of week ended 8th October began to ease read more
EU wholesale prices for butter, SMP and whey powder continued their downward trend during September
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For the week ended 4th October, the EU-spec GB SPP edged up by 0.41p on the week read more
The GB weekly average price for the week ending 10th October increased by £0.16/t to £119.23/t  read more
Provisional estimates for the UK wheat and barley harvest indicate the biggest UK wheat crop since 2008 read more
The FAO’s second biannual Food Outlook report provided more confirmation of bumper harvests and abundant stockpiles for the 2014-15 season read more
United Kingdom Poultry and Poultry Meat Statistics – July 2014 read more


 
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Copa-Cogeca calls for new scheme to help EU fruit and vegetable producers hit by Russian ban
Copa-Cogeca has expressed serious disappointment that the EU Commission suspended early on the first aid scheme designed to alleviate pressure on EU fruit and vegetable producers hit by the Russian ban on farm exports, warning only a fraction of the money allocated to the scheme last August is expected to have been spent.
AIC granted intervener status in neonicotinoid cases
The Agricultural Industries Confederation (AIC) has been granted intervener status in the cases brought by Syngenta and Bayer against the European Commission in relation to its moratorium on certain uses of neonicotinoids.
More details released on CAP Reform in England
More details have been unveiled today about how the new CAP will be implemented in England, with the publication of the latest CAP Reform leaflet.
Pioneer Ruth sets out vision of how supermarkets should be
Entrepreneur Ruth Anslow will today (Friday, 31 October) set out her vision for how supermarkets should be
AIC warns of threat to spring supplies of fertiliser
With British fertiliser orders some 30% down on the past year and a prediction from the Road Haulage Association that there will be a driver shortage in the first quarter of next year, the Agricultural Industries Confederation is warning farmers to plan ahead to ensure product is available when they want it.
€ 39 million EU support for the promotion of agricultural products
The European Commission has approved 27 programmes to promote agricultural products in the European Union and in third countries.
Defra farm income figures underline the volatility challenges across farming sectors
New farm business income statistics only serve to underline the volatility challenges across farming sectors, the NFU said today.
Cheltenham chip shop to serve deep fried Christmas pudding
This festive season, Simpsons Fish & Chips of Cheltenham are to introduce a deep fried Christmas pudding to their menu. Throughout December, the award-winning chip shop will be serving the delicious delicacy fit for a king - or three.
Europe’s leading plant scientists call for urgent action to defend research
More than twenty of Europe’s most prominent plant scientists today signed a joint letter warning that Europe may lose its research lead unless plant science is adequately funded, GM (genetically modified) plant varieties that have been found safe are allowed and field trials are protected from vandalism.
New Zealand releases new code of welfare for rodeos
New standards to strengthen the animal welfare requirements for rodeos have been issued today by New Zealand’s Minister for Primary Industries, Nathan Guy.
Politics

AIC granted intervener status in neonicotinoid cases
The Agricultural Industries Confederation (AIC) has been granted intervener status in the cases brought by Syngenta and Bayer against the European Commission in relation to its moratorium on certain uses of neonicotinoids.
More details released on CAP Reform in England
More details have been unveiled today about how the new CAP will be implemented in England, with the publication of the latest CAP Reform leaflet.
Looking to the future as a union after an ‘incredible’ year
NFU Scotland President Nigel Miller stressed the importance of now looking to the future as he opened the Union’s annual Council, held today (29 October) at Battleby, near Perth.
NFU calls for reassurance ahead of new IT system for farm payments
The NFU says it is critical Government proves it has a robust new IT system in place to administer farm payments from next year.
TFA seeking good landlord tenant relationships in the agricultural sector
The Tenant Farmers Association today begins its annual round of formal consultations with some of the country’s leading landlords of agricultural land.
Stoneleigh Events - £2 Million investment and rebrand to National Agricultural Exhibition Centre
The Grandstand Group has announced it has taken over the running of the Stoneleigh Park exhibition venue having brought out the Royal Agricultural Society of England’s commercial operation.
World

New Zealand releases new code of welfare for rodeos
New standards to strengthen the animal welfare requirements for rodeos have been issued today by New Zealand’s Minister for Primary Industries, Nathan Guy.
Four in one – new discovery on pest fruit flies
Four of the world’s most destructive agricultural pests are actually one and the same fruit fly, according to the results of a global research effort.
Australian union calls live export ban ’a travesty of justice’
Australia’s National Farmers’ Federation (NFF) welcomes proceedings filed in the Federal Court late Monday afternoon seeking compensation for Northern Territory cattle producers affected by the former government’s decision to suspend the live export trade to Indonesia in June 2011.
BRICS countries share strategies against malnutrition
"Hidden hunger" featured prominently at a BRICS- (Brazil, Russia, India, China, South Africa) led public discussion on nutrition held at FAO, ahead of the Second International Conference on Nutrition (ICN2) scheduled to take place in November 2014.
Global buyers applaud innovation, technology in ag production
Biotechnology benefits farmers and consumers worldwide, and innovation in plant science is essential to meet the world’s rapidly growing demand for food, said Dr. Howard Minigh, president and chief executive officer of CropLife International, when he presented to the nearly 500 attendees of Export Exchange 2014 on Wednesday.
Fonterra looking to strengthen South Canterbury milk processing
New Zealand’s Fonterra has started the consultation process with the view of lodging consent applications to build two new high-efficiency milk powder driers at its Studholme site in South Canterbury.

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