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2014: A year of CAP reform preparations and volatile prices

2014: A year of CAP reform preparations and volatile prices
04-02-2014 03:22 AM | Arable, Cereal, Crops, News
Don't overlook arable sector, cabinet secretary urged
As the debate on CAP implementation intensifies, NFU Scotland has written to Cabinet Secretary Richard Lochhead to ensure the challenges faced by the ...
04-02-2014 03:14 AM | Arable, Cereal, Crops, Market Reports, News
Drought and freeze hit US winter wheat
Soycomplex Beans closed firmer in relatively quiet trade. China is closed for the next few days for the Lunar New Year celebrations, so maybe the m...
02-02-2014 00:59 AM | Arable, Cereal, Crops, News
Secrets of potato blight could help farmers fight back
Scientists have discovered vital clues as to how the pathogen responsible for the Irish potato famine adapted to spread between different plant specie...
31-01-2014 09:38 AM | Arable, Cereal, Crops, Market Reports, News
Midwest freeze restricting movement of grains
Soycomplex Beans fell hard on a combination of risk aversion, the impending huge South American crop and yet more Chinese cancellation talk. Argent...
31-01-2014 07:52 AM | Crops, News, Arable, Cereal
Scientists condemn retraction of GM study
A group of 41 scientists have signed a public statement condemning the retraction of a study on genetically modified crops conducted by Prof Gilles-Er...
30-01-2014 06:04 AM | Arable, Cereal, Crops, News
Wheat variety resistance could still halt yellow rust infection
Wheat growers are advised to check crops for yellow rust, following widespread reports of infection in crops, but be aware that many crops could still...
30-01-2014 04:12 AM | Arable, Cereal, Crops, Finance, News, NFU, Shows and Events
Huge turnout for CAP discussion
“If we say we will do nothing, and simply rely on diminishing resource, we cannot take care of the future or invest in the future,” said Alun Davies, ...
29-01-2014 06:30 AM | Arable, Cereal, Crops, Finance, News
Union wants Scottish CAP focus on production
Scottish farmers have laid out their priorities for CAP (Common Agricultural Policy) Reform implementation and warned that current Scottish Government...
29-01-2014 05:46 AM | News, Arable, Cereal, Crops
Farmers must 'consider opportunities presented by wet weather'
Following recent severe wet weather, which has left hundreds of acres of farmland covered by floodwater, farmers have been urged to take a longer term...
28-01-2014 11:00 AM | News, Arable, Cereal, Crops
Openfield exports oilseed rape to Turkey
A shortage of GM-free oilseed rape amongst the exporters surrounding the Baltic Sea has forced Turkey to come to the United Kingdom in search of suppl...
28-01-2014 10:55 AM | Arable, Cereal, Crops, Market Reports, News
Argentina rains give corn a boost; wheat market closes lower
Soycomplex Beans closed mixed, up a little nearby and down a little further forward. The nears were supported by huge weekly export inspections of ...
27-01-2014 02:18 AM | Arable, Cereal, Crops, News
Cereal crops 'facing yellow rust epidemic'
Many cereal crops could be facing a yellow rust epidemic this spring unless early action is taken, according to leading agronomists Hutchinsons. T...
24-01-2014 07:58 AM | Arable, Cereal, Crops, News, Organic
End uncertainty for organic producers - NFU
The Welsh Government must end the uncertainty for organic producers in Wales and support the sector in developing viable, profitable markets for Welsh...
24-01-2014 07:43 AM | Arable, Cereal, Crops, News
Rothamsted submits GM field trial application
Rothamsted Research has submitted an application to the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs for permission to carry out a GM field tria...
23-01-2014 10:46 AM | Arable, Cereal, Crops, Market Reports, News
China stepping up wheat purchases; corn market 'modest gains'
Soycomplex Beans closed narrowly mixed. Those hoping for a holiday delayed "Turnaround Tuesday" on a Wednesday were ultimatey disappointed, althoug...
23-01-2014 03:39 AM | Arable, Cereal, Crops, Market Reports, News
Wheat market attempts 'feeble recovery' from lows
Soycomplex Beans fell hard on weekend rains in Argentina, and the forecast for more to come, along with unconfirmed rumours that China had begun ca...
23-01-2014 00:47 AM | Arable, Cereal, Crops, News
EU vote to withdraw methiocarb slug pellets
EU Member States have voted to withdraw approval for all methiocarb slug pellets, including Draza forte and Decoy Wetex. The vote means that appro...
22-01-2014 16:56 PM | Arable, News
New Year campaign reinforces potato health credentials
With television and radio programmes and newspapers and magazines currently packed full of features promoting new year diets and resolutions, Potato C...
22-01-2014 06:28 AM | Arable, Cereal, Crops, News
Union meets farming minister over CAP
Representatives of NFU Scotland have held their first face-to-face meeting with UK farming minister George Eustice MP, since his appointment to the po...
21-01-2014 04:33 AM | Arable, Cereal, Crops, News
New initiative aims to help growers protect cereal potential
A new initiative designed to help UK farmers safeguard winter wheat and barley potential, after the last two challenging seasons, is being launched fo...
20-01-2014 03:07 AM | Cereal, Crops, Market Reports, News, Arable
US winter wheat planting forecast cut
Soycomplex Beans closed with modest gains, which was no mean feat considering the total lack of support from either corn or wheat. Informa forecast...
20-01-2014 01:28 AM | Arable, Cereal, Crops, News, NFU
Welsh farmers have 'no incentive' to produce food
The incentive to produce food and food security has been 'taken away' from Welsh farmers according to newly elected NFU Cymru Chairman Rhys Jones, aft...
17-01-2014 11:23 AM | Arable, Cereal, Crops, News
Campaign warns farmers over illegal pesticides
A national campaign has been launched to raise awareness of the risks of illegal pesticides. Watch Out! is the message of a year long, nationwide, ...
17-01-2014 11:07 AM | Arable, Cereal, Crops, News
MEPs reject GM crop for EU market
MEPs called on the Commission not to allow the genetically modified maize crop Pioneer 1507 on the EU market. This insect-resistant crop could be ...
17-01-2014 10:51 AM | Market Reports, News, Arable, Cereal, Crops
Wheat market reverses losses; Robust corn imports for Europe
Soycomplex Beans closed narrowly mixed with the strong export pace supporting the market despite the notion that another record large South America...
16-01-2014 01:05 AM | Arable, Cereal, Crops, Market Reports, News
Russia temperatures 'may hurt winter wheat crops'
Soycomplex Beans closed around 12 cents higher on renewed concerns over Argentine heat and dryness. Abiove estimated Brazil’s 2013/14 soybean crop ...
16-01-2014 00:56 AM | Arable, Bees and Beekeeping, Cereal, Crops, News
EU clarifies labelling rules for honey and GM pollen
The European Parliament endorsed draft rules defining pollen as a natural constituent of honey, rather than an ingredient, in a vote on Wednesday. Thi...
16-01-2014 00:19 AM | Arable, Cereal, Crops, News, NFU
NFU to host summit to discuss crop protection concerns
Leading figures from farming, agricultural chemical manufacturing, and crop protection distribution will hold a summit next week to discuss concerns o...
15-01-2014 04:30 AM | Arable, Cereal, Crops, Market Reports, News
Corn market posts modest gains; Egypt booking US wheat
Soycomplex Beans closed sharply higher, particularly on front month Jan 14 which goes off the board tomorrow. A hot and dry forecast for Argentina ...
15-01-2014 04:03 AM | Arable, Cattle, Cereal, Crops, Finance, News
Beef Association warns farmers will lose out over CAP deal
The Scottish Beef Association has warned many upland beef farmers could be "shafted" by the new CAP deal. The association insisted many beef producers...
15-01-2014 03:38 AM | Arable, Cereal, Crops, Finance, News
Key decision made on the distribution of CAP funding
The Minister for Natural Resources and Food, Alun Davies announced how millions of pounds worth of European agricultural funding will be shared betwee...
15-01-2014 03:32 AM | Arable, Cattle, Cereal, Crops, Dairy, News, Pigs, Sheep, Supermarkets
UK's protected food names 'boost EU economy'
More than 60 unique British foods have now achieved protected status to help safeguard the products and deliver boosts to the economy. Anglesey Sea...
14-01-2014 03:01 AM | Arable, Cereal, Crops, News
New discovery could stimulate plant growth and increase crop yields
A new natural mechanism in plants could stimulate their growth even under stress and potentially lead to better crop yields. Plants naturally slow ...
13-01-2014 13:01 PM | Arable, Cereal, Crops, LAMMA, News, Shows and Events
Discover spring grass weed control options at LAMMA
Dow AgroSciences will be discussing spring herbicide options to tackle grass weeds in cereal crops at LAMMA, on 22 and 23 January. Farmers who hav...
09-01-2014 11:15 AM | Arable, Cereal, Crops, Market Reports, News
Corn and wheat markets crash to new lows
Soycomplex Beans closed lower on all but the front month which got support from strong nearby demand - the USDA confirmed another sale of 115 TMT o...
09-01-2014 07:58 AM | Cereal, Crops, News, Property News, Arable
Farming with lazers and drones
Real-time crop data from the skies, microdot spraying at 1% of current pesticide costs and weeding with lazers - lazy rural idylls were thoroughly boo...
07-01-2014 14:43 PM | Arable, Cereal, Crops, News, NFU
Right CAP is fundamental to food security challenge - Kendall
NFU President Peter Kendall outlined how a refocused CAP could be the driver for a thriving and profitable farming industry in this country. Speaki...
07-01-2014 13:38 PM | Arable, Cereal, Crops, News
Chief executive to leave British Growers Association
James Hallett is to leave his position as chief executive of the British Growers Association (BGA) at the end of January 2014. After two years with BG...
05-01-2014 14:38 PM | Arable, Cereal, Crops, News
Farm experiment could lead to 'dramatic changes' in countryside
A bold experiment on a Hampshire farm could lead to better food and dramatic changes to the British countryside. There’ll be more wildlife, less pollu...
05-01-2014 14:10 PM | Arable, Cereal, Crops, Market Reports, News
Chinese buyers cancelling US corn purchases
Soycomplex Beans closed with modest gains, supported by another week of robust export sales. These came in at 943,400 MT for 2013/14 delivery - up ...
29-12-2013 16:11 PM | Cereal, Crops, News, Shows and Events, Arable
CAP 'greening' measures concern at Shrewsbury
The environmental or ‘greening’ elements of the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) reform were the main topics of concern expressed by farmers at two we...
19-12-2013 13:58 PM | Arable, Cereal, Crops, Finance, News
Farming groups welcome CAP implementation
Farming, wildlife, rural businesses and the wider economy in England are set to benefit from £15 billion from the next Common Agricultural Policy (CAP...
19-12-2013 12:06 PM | Cereal, Crops, Market Reports, News, Arable
Wheat slumps to fresh lows; China rejects US corn since November
Soycomplex Beans closed sharply lower on fund selling, possibly linked to year-end profit-taking and long liquidation, and as weather forecasts for...
EnviTec Biogas Takes On Apprentice
With the renewables energy sector on a growth curve, EnviTec Biogas UK has taken on its first apprentice to support its service delivery for farmers, ...
18-12-2013 11:05 AM | News, Renewables, Arable, Cereal, Crops
Electric technology could transform agriculture, partnership announces
Researchers at Harper Adams University have partnered with global engineering experts GKN Land Systems to explore how electric technology could transf...
18-12-2013 11:02 AM | Arable, Cereal, Crops, News
Potato growers among the first to meet in 2014
With Christmas upon us, many growers are taking stock of the year nearly over and thinking about the 2014 crop. January is an ideal time to meet up wi...
18-12-2013 10:55 AM | Arable, Cereal, Crops, News
Growers show interest in HGCA Monitor Farms
HGCA’s recent call for new Monitor Farms has prompted an enthusiastic response from cereals and oilseeds growers. In November HGCA began a search f...
18-12-2013 10:34 AM | Arable, Cereal, Crops, News
New research to shed light on leaf spot
New research at Scotland’s Rural College is seeking to discover better ways to predict an outbreak of light leaf spot in oilseed rape crops. Light lea...
18-12-2013 10:23 AM | Arable, Cereal, Crops, Finance, News
Report which urges farmers to focus on farm inputs welcomed
A report which urged farmers to shift their focus from maximising yields, to optimising inputs has been welcomed by agricultural accountants. Acco...
18-12-2013 10:06 AM | Crops, Market Reports, News, Arable, Cereal
Wheat market 'couldn't manage a rally'; Drier outlook for S America
Soycomplex Beans closed around 8-9 cents higher, on the nears at least, on talk of hot and dry conditions developing for Argentina over the next we...
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