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Deadweight cattle rose in week ended 10th September read more
Liveweight lamb market prices declined in the week to 14th September read more
Müller Wiseman Dairies propses to buy Dairy Crest’s dairy operations
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The EU-spec SPP rose further in week ended 10th September read more
Prices remained firm for the most part of the week ending 16th September read more
In July the UK exported 201,000t of wheat read more
Chicago soyabean futures (Nov-16) lost $10.93/t between 9th September and 15th September read more
United Kingdom Poultry and Poultry Meat Statistics – July 2014 read more


 
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Latest News     26 September 2016  
EU Commission CAP simplification greening plans come in for criticism from Copa & Cogeca
Copa & Cogeca Presidents sent a letter to the EU Commission today warning against latest EU Commission plans to simplify the greening measures under the Common Agricultural Policy, saying that they will not make life easier for farmers.
Ensuring the most effective grass weed elimination for later-drilled wheat
The most effective elimination of black-grass and rye-grass immediately ahead of crop emergence is crucial in taking full advantage of the golden opportunity delayed wheat drilling offers in managing these troublesome grass weeds.
Focus on managing stubbles to maximise returns
Managing stubbles effectively is critical, regardless of which method is used to establish crops, according to the pioneer of Strip Seeding in the UK.
Banking will play a key role in farming’s post-Brexit future
Risk management and capital investment underpinned by supportive agricultural banking will be critical as UK farming moves towards a post-Brexit future.
United Nations agencies in Rome vow to take forward Zero Hunger Challenge
The heads of the Rome-based food and agriculture agencies have thanked United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon for his personal commitment and leadership in challenging the world to reach Zero Hunger. They promised to maintain momentum to reach the ambitious target by 2030.
Scottish pig industry highlights commitment to antibiotic best practice
The Scottish pig industry has taken further steps to ensure it stays at the frontline of best practice in the careful, targeted use of antibiotics.
First Milk announces 2ppl milk price increase
First Milk today announced a 2ppl milk price increase for October for all membership pools. This is the largest monthly increase for First Milk members since 2007.
Increased field bean and combining pea area in 2016 shows a healthy picture for the pulse crop
A significant 5% increase in the 2016 field bean area, plus a substantial 18% increase in the combining pea area in the DEFRA June Survey, underlines the fact that the picture for pulses is very healthy, reports PGRO Chief Executive Roger Vickers.
China moves to reopen market to US beef
China has reopened its market to US beef, kept out of the country after a case of BSE was discovered in 2003.
Global leaders commit to act on antimicrobial resistance
World leaders have signalled an unprecedented level of attention to curb the spread of infections that are resistant to antimicrobial medicines.
Politics

EU Commission CAP simplification greening plans come in for criticism from Copa & Cogeca
Copa & Cogeca Presidents sent a letter to the EU Commission today warning against latest EU Commission plans to simplify the greening measures under the Common Agricultural Policy, saying that they will not make life easier for farmers.
NFU says it will work cross-party to get the best deal for farming
The importance of food and farming was impressed upon key Liberal Democrats in the first of the NFU’s fringe events in Brighton last night as party conference season begins.
New national advisory service launched for farmers and crofters
Scotland’s new Farm Advisory Service (FAS) launches today. The FAS forms part of the Scottish Rural Development Programme (SRDP) which is co-funded by the EU and Scottish Government.
Welsh government ahead of the game in planning for Brexit
TFA Cymru has paid tribute to the Welsh Government for its swift action in engaging with the farming community and other stakeholders to discuss what Wales should look to achieve through the UK’s negotiations for leaving the EU and what policies should be put in place for agriculture and rural areas thereafter.
LEAF gets industry talking engagement
Stop talking about ‘consumers’, start talking about ‘people’; inform through ‘entertainment’, don’t ‘educate’; and collaborate to achieve success.
State of nature can be improved by farmers and green groups working together, says CLA
The CLA has called for environmental groups to work with farmers to make the case for a fully funded, world-leading food, farming and environment policy to be in place when current support provided by the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) comes to an end in 2020. 
World

United Nations agencies in Rome vow to take forward Zero Hunger Challenge
The heads of the Rome-based food and agriculture agencies have thanked United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon for his personal commitment and leadership in challenging the world to reach Zero Hunger. They promised to maintain momentum to reach the ambitious target by 2030.
China moves to reopen market to US beef
China has reopened its market to US beef, kept out of the country after a case of BSE was discovered in 2003.
Global leaders commit to act on antimicrobial resistance
World leaders have signalled an unprecedented level of attention to curb the spread of infections that are resistant to antimicrobial medicines.
Fonterra 2015/16 annual results show stronger returns
New Zealand’s Fonterra Co-operative Group has announced a 65% increase in net profit after tax to $834 million for the financial year ended 31 July 2016 – reflecting a stronger business despite ongoing challenges in global dairy markets.
FAO calls on governments to take concrete action on malnutrition, in all its forms
The 10 years running until 2025 will be a critical time for action to build healthy and sustainable food systems and end malnutrition in all its forms, FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva said at an event at the United Nations General Assembly celebrating the United Nations Decade of Action on Nutrition.
Fonterra increases forecast farmgate milk price for 2016/2017 season
New Zealand’s Fonterra Co-operative Group Limited has increased its 2016/17 forecast Farmgate Milk Price by 50 cents to $5.25 per kgMS.

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