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In week ended 5th July, the deadweight cattle trade levelled for the second consecutive week read more
In week ended 9th July the GB NSL SQQ was down 25p at 178.9p/kg read more
UK milk production in June amounted to 1,239 million litres
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The EU-spec DAPP fell back a penny for week ended 5th July, to 162.87p/kg read more
In the 2014 crop packing market, movement increased  read more
Monthly flour production recorded its first year-on-year increase since August read more
Oilseed prices have shown big falls in recent weeks read more
United Kingdom Poultry and Poultry Meat Statistics – August 2013 (released 26th Sep) read more


 
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Latest News     31 July 2014  
Vision launched for the future of British lamb production
The first ever NSA and NFU ‘Vision for British Lamb Production’ report has been launched today (Wednesday) at the NSA Sheep Event, clearly identifying the current position of UK lamb production and the steps needed to make the most of its future.
Scottish organisations launch joint industry initiative on rent reviews
The three main membership organisations representing landowners and tenants in Scotland have launched an industry led initiative designed to improve confidence in the rent review process for 1991 Act tenancies.
MSD Animal Health showcases new digital flock health management solution
Sheep producers attending the NSA Sheep Event this week became the first farmers to engage with a new digital flock health management solution being launched this autumn by MSD Animal Health.
USDA announces grants to help veterans and minority farmers get started in agriculture
USDA Deputy Secretary Krysta Harden has announced the availability of over $9 million in outreach and technical assistance for minority farmers and ranchers and military veterans that are new to farming and ranching.
BPEX work endorsed in FSA report
The isotope system for tracing pork developed by BPEX has been endorsed in a study carried out by the Food Standards Agency, launched today.
SIRA origin-testing technology ’exciting’ says NFU Scotland
Today (29th July 2014) the FSA published the results of its assessment of Country of Origin Labelling (COOL) using SIRA techniques. This was a small study which assessed whether 6 foods (beef, pork, lamb, apple juice, tomatoes and honey), were of UK or Irish origin as claimed on the pack.
Country of origin of foods study published
The FSA is today publishing the results of a study to look at the origin of foods claiming to be from the UK and Ireland. The study did not identify any cases of food on sale with misleading country of origin claims.
Organic sector will be damaged by EU regulations, warns organic body
Proposals to change European organic regulations could significantly damage the UK organic sector unless they are overhauled, a leading organic body has warned.
More business investment a ‘major boost’ for rural economy, says CLA/Smiths Gore survey
Employment and investment will rise next year as the rural economy continues to benefit from a more positive UK economy, according to a survey by the CLA and Smiths Gore.
Moy Park grower expansion programme success
Moy Park’s grower expansion programme in Northern Ireland, which was launched at the end of last year, has seen phenomenal interest from farmers with over 250 new poultry houses planned for completion by the end of 2015.
Politics

Scottish organisations launch joint industry initiative on rent reviews
The three main membership organisations representing landowners and tenants in Scotland have launched an industry led initiative designed to improve confidence in the rent review process for 1991 Act tenancies.
BPEX work endorsed in FSA report
The isotope system for tracing pork developed by BPEX has been endorsed in a study carried out by the Food Standards Agency, launched today.
SIRA origin-testing technology ’exciting’ says NFU Scotland
Today (29th July 2014) the FSA published the results of its assessment of Country of Origin Labelling (COOL) using SIRA techniques. This was a small study which assessed whether 6 foods (beef, pork, lamb, apple juice, tomatoes and honey), were of UK or Irish origin as claimed on the pack.
Country of origin of foods study published
The FSA is today publishing the results of a study to look at the origin of foods claiming to be from the UK and Ireland. The study did not identify any cases of food on sale with misleading country of origin claims.
Organic sector will be damaged by EU regulations, warns organic body
Proposals to change European organic regulations could significantly damage the UK organic sector unless they are overhauled, a leading organic body has warned.
NFU says only an evidence-based strategy will help protect bees
The NFU has strongly disagreed with the new Environment Audit Committee report on the National Pollinator Strategy which has called for a refocus to deliver a precautionary, hazard-based approach to pesticide use to help protect bees.
World

USDA announces grants to help veterans and minority farmers get started in agriculture
USDA Deputy Secretary Krysta Harden has announced the availability of over $9 million in outreach and technical assistance for minority farmers and ranchers and military veterans that are new to farming and ranching.
Fonterra revises Forecast Farmgate Milk Price for 2014/15 Season and announces estimated dividend
New Zealand’s Fonterra Co-operative Group Limited today reduced its forecast Farmgate Milk Price for the 2014/15 season from $7.00 to $6.00 per kgMS and announced an estimated dividend range of 20-25 cents per share - amounting to a Forecast Cash Payout of $6.20-$6.25 for the current season.
Global plans of action endorsed to halt the escalating degradation of soils
Urgent action is required to improve the health of the world’s limited soil resources and stop land degradation, so as to ensure that future generations have enough supplies of food, water, energy and raw materials, government representatives and experts meeting at FAO warned.
FAO welcomes commitment to fight hunger from the Community of Portuguese Language Countries
The Tenth Summit of Heads of State and Government of the Community of Portuguese Speaking Countries (CPLP) held in Dili, Timor-Leste, ended with agreement to place food and nutrition security at the centre of the bloc’s agenda.
USDA reminds farmers of 2014 Farm Bill conservation compliance changes
US Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack has reminded producers that changes mandated through the 2014 Farm Bill require them to have on file a Highly Erodible Land Conservation and Wetland Conservation Certification (AD-1026)
UN strengthens regulations on lead in infant formula and arsenic in rice
UN food standards body the Codex Alimentarius Commission this week adopted new standards to protect consumer health worldwide, including setting out maximum acceptable levels of lead in infant formula and of arsenic in rice.

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