"The fact that some geniuses were laughed at does not mean all who were laughed at were geniuses. They laughed at Columbus. They laughed at Fulton. They also laughed at Bozo the clown." Carl Sagan
In week ended 5th January, the deadweight prime cattle average price levelled on the week at 365.0p/kg. read more
As domestic lamb continues to compete with increased volumes of cheaper imports and demand remains subdued, DW lamb prices eased in week ended 5th January. read more
World prices eased back towards the end of 2012 although remained at levels comparable to the same period in 2011. read more
Having shot to record levels during September and October, GB finished pig prices continued to rise in November and early December, albeit more slowly. read more
The GB weekly average price rose by £4.63/t to £227.93/t and the free-buy average fell by £4.45/t to £330.74/t. read more
Mid-January saw the release of much-anticipated information from the USDA in the form of world supply and demand estimates, US winter wheat plantings, final 2012 production estimates and quarterly stocks. read more
The USDA data set a bearish tone for oilseed markets with upward revisions to US and Brazilian crops. read more
UK malting barley export prices are at €245/t FOB (spring, South Coast) w/e 11th April. read more
The latest National Statistics produced by Defra on the activity of UK hatcheries and poultry slaughterhouses. read more
USDA’s latest quarterly stocks report, released on 28th September, estimated US maize stocks (at 1st September) at 25.1m t, down 12% on the same point in 2011 and the lowest since 2004. read more
Decision on 2,4-D, Dicamba-tolerant traits an unnecessary barrier for soybean farmers
American soybean farmers expressed their disappointment with the announcement that the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (USDA-APHIS) will conduct a full environmental impact statement (EIS) on soybean, corn and cotton crops designed to tolerate the 2,4 dichlorophenoxyacetic acid (2,4-D) and Dicamba herbicides
Farm Bureau finds USDA plan on new GM crops ‘troubling’.
Bob Stallman, President of the American Farm Bureau Federation, has responded to the USDA’s announced intent to prepare environmental impact statements for biotech crops under review for deregulation.
USDA announces intent to prepare environmental impact statements for GM plants under review for deregulation
The US Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) has announced the Agency plans to prepare two separate environmental impact statements (EIS) to better inform decision-making regarding the regulatory status of crops genetically engineered (GE) to be resistant to the herbicides known as 2,4 dichlorophenoxyacetic acid (2,4-D) and Dicamba
Fonterra tankers get a school milk makeover
From this week, Fonterra drivers will be hitting the roads in 14 brand new Fonterra Milk for Schools themed tankers.
Strong cereal production seen in 2013
Strong growth is expected for global wheat, coarse grains and rice production in 2013, according to early forecasts published in the May issue of FAO’s monthly Cereals Supply and Demand Brief.
USDA funds research into effects of weather and climatic variability on beef, dairy cattle
The US Department of Agriculture (USDA) has awarded $19.5 million to support research, education and Extension activities associated with climate solutions in agriculture aimed at the impacts of climate variability and change on dairy and beef cattle.
Drought breaking rain misses those NZ farmers most needing it
Widespread rain which has brought flooding to Auckland and Wellington, has managed to evade the farming areas most desperate for rain.
USDA and EPA release new report on honey bee health
The US Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) have released a comprehensive scientific report on honey bee health.
Fonterra pilot scheme to give New Zealand farmers milk price certainty
New Zealand’s Fonterra is piloting a new ‘Guaranteed Milk Price’ (GMP) scheme that will provide farmers with the opportunity to have more certainty in their milk price.
G-8 Open Data for Agriculture conference aims to help feed a growing populationmore
US Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack, along with Bill Gates, and US Chief Technology Officer Todd Park, have kicked off a two-day international open data conference, saying that data "is among the most important commodities in agriculture" and sharing it openly increases its value.
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