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New Defra farm figures 'underline volatility'

New Defra farm figures 'underline volatility'
09-12-2013 17:35 PM | Arable, Cereal, Crops, News
AIC to support legal cases on neonicotinoid ban
The Agricultural Industries Confederation has confirmed that it is seeking to back two crop science companies in their challenge in the European Court...
09-12-2013 11:39 AM | Arable, Cereal, Crops, News
Farming union backs red tape report
An interim report looking to tackle the level of red tape in Scottish agriculture has been welcomed NFU Scotland. The interim report: “Doing Better...
06-12-2013 12:49 PM | Arable, Cereal, Crops, Market Reports, News
Corn market finishes lower after disappointing weekly exports
Soycomplex Beans finished the day narrowly mixed. Weekly soybean export sales of 805,200 MT for delivery in 2013/14 were pretty strong given that t...
05-12-2013 16:22 PM | Arable, Cereal, Crops, Market Reports, News
Wheat market crashes lower; Brazil rains 'might be too much of a good thing'
Soycomplex The market closed higher, but is still trying to reconcile strong nearby demand for US beans and meal against projected record South Ame...
04-12-2013 10:51 AM | Arable, Cereal, Crops, Finance, News
Agency makes payments to highest number of English farmers
The Rural Payments Agency has paid the highest ever number of customers in England on the first banking day of this year’s payment window – some 95,60...
04-12-2013 09:59 AM | Arable, Cereal, Crops, Market Reports, News
Corn market closes higher despite concerns over Chinese rejections
Soycomplex Beans closed slightly lower on old crop, and at around the middle of the day's trading range, whilst prices for the 2014/15 harvest were...
03-12-2013 19:07 PM | Arable, Cereal, Crops, Finance, Market Reports, News
Corn market slumps to fresh lows
Soycomplex Beans slumped on a combination of strong US producer selling, beneficial South American weather, fund selling and spillover weakness fro...
03-12-2013 15:58 PM | Arable, Cereal, Crops, Finance, News
CAP consultation anger over modelling delays
Failure by successive Welsh Governments to instigate modelling work early enough has made it impossible to respond definitively to the Welsh Governmen...
03-12-2013 14:05 PM | Crops, News, Arable, Bees and Beekeeping, Cereal
Pesticides are 'part of the solution', says CPA as government consults on CAP greening
The Crop Protection Association (CPA) has said the Government must not impose unnecessary restrictions on pesticide use as it implements Common Agricu...
03-12-2013 13:17 PM | Arable, Crops, News
Redesigned packaging aids efficient application
A leading farmer in Oxfordshire sees the benefits of the new formulation and new packaging for the residual herbicide Kerb Flo 500, whilst effectively...
03-12-2013 12:57 PM | Arable, Cereal, Crops, News
Take a zero tolerance approach to blackgrass
Cereal growers with blackgrass that has escaped autumn control strategies need to seriously consider re-drilling badly affected areas rather than plac...
03-12-2013 12:45 PM | Arable, Cereal, Crops, News
Greater choice for growers on new HGCA Recommended Lists
New varieties on the 2014/15 HGCA Recommended Lists will help growers target specific markets and assist with pest and disease control. In total, 2...
02-12-2013 16:19 PM | Arable, Cereal, Crops, Finance, News
94% of Welsh farmers receive single payments on first day
94% of Welsh farmers received their Single Payments on the first day of the payment window, Alun Davies, the Minister for Natural Resources and Food a...
02-12-2013 09:59 AM | Cereal, Crops, Machinery and Equipment, News, Arable
New potato nozzle technology gets sprays on target
New Syngenta potato application trials have identified potential innovative design features that could further enhance consistent spray deposition thr...
02-12-2013 07:43 AM | Arable, Cereal, Crops, Finance, News, NFU
Minimise disruption to farming businesses, NFU urge
Minimising disruption to farming businesses the length and breadth of Wales and ensuring Welsh farmers remain competitive in UK, EU and global markets...
02-12-2013 07:29 AM | Arable, Cereal, Crops, Finance, News
Allocate CAP to rural development, CPRE urges
The Campaign to Protect Rural England has urged the government to allocate £3.8bn of the EU's Common Agricultural Policy to rural development measures...
29-11-2013 08:43 AM | Finance, News, Arable, Cereal, Crops
Pressure for fair CAP deal mounts
NFU Scotland made representation in Westminster in support of a debate raised to fight for a better deal for Scottish farmers following the CAP budget...
28-11-2013 12:25 PM | Arable, Cereal, Crops, News
Barenbrug launches three new varieties in 2014
Leading seed producer Barenbrug has announced to the UK livestock industry three new varieties which will be launched next year. · Clanrye – a late...
28-11-2013 12:17 PM | Arable, Cereal, Crops, News
Farmers invited to review Common Agricultural Policy
Farmers are being urged to take part in a consultation on how the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) should shape the future of farming and the rural ec...
25-11-2013 14:55 PM | Arable, Dairy, Grassland, News
New Purpose-Built Soil Testing Laboratory Opens in Norfolk
A new state-of-the-art soil testing laboratory was officially opened by Sir Ben Gill last Thursday, 21 November 2013. The new laboratory has been purp...
25-11-2013 02:06 AM | Arable, Cereal, Crops, News
Plant ageing gene key to food supply
Breakthrough science with the ability to control the life-cycle of plants could be the solution to increasing food production as population exceeds ni...
22-11-2013 03:53 AM | Arable, Cereal, Crops, News, Shows and Events
Halls to hold CAP briefing events
The rural professional team from Halls in Shrewsbury and Kidderminster is inviting farmers and landowners to CAP reform briefing events in December. ...
22-11-2013 03:44 AM | Arable, Cereal, Crops, Finance, News
EU approves first reform of farm policy
A deal with the Council on five legislative acts reforming EU farm policy has been endorsed by Parliament. The post-2013 Common agricultural polic...
21-11-2013 05:14 AM | Arable, Cereal, Crops, Market Reports, News
US winter wheat 'in great shape'; Black Sea corn remains competitive
Soycomplex Beans fell, despite news from the USDA reporting that US exporters had sold 240 TMT of US beans to China for 2014/15 delivery. Private e...
21-11-2013 03:29 AM | News, Arable, Cereal, Crops, Market Reports
Black-grass test emphasise importance of 'low risk control strategy'
The high number of black-grass samples tested by ADAS this autumn, that were highly resistant, has underlined the importance of using pre-emergence he...
20-11-2013 06:04 AM | Arable, Cereal, Crops, Finance, News, NFU
Political pressure mounts for fairer CAP deal
A high level delegation from NFU Scotland has been meeting politicians from all parties and both Houses at Westminster following Defra Secretary of St...
14-11-2013 02:36 AM | Arable, Cereal, Crops, Market Reports, News
Survey suggests 22% increase in wheat area for harvest 2014
There has been a sharp rise in the total area of wheat and winter barley for harvest 2014 compared to last year, according to the AHDB/HGCA Early Bir...
13-11-2013 10:53 AM | Arable, Crops, News
Just about time for Kerb and AstroKerb applications in rape
Soils are moist and soil temperatures have got down to below 10º at 30 cms in many parts of the country, particularly Scotland and northern England. T...
13-11-2013 10:10 AM | Arable, Cereal, Crops, Market Reports, News
US corn plantings down; Goldman cuts corn price forecast
Soycomplex Beans extended their rally into a fifth session, closing with gains of around 10-14 cents, on strong export demand. The Nov 13 contract,...
13-11-2013 08:39 AM | Arable, Cereal, Crops, Finance, News
Oilseed area will drop 2%; barley prices low
EU grains closed mixed with Nov 13 London wheat ending down GBP1.00/tonne at GBP164.200/tonne, Jan 14 Paris wheat finishing EUR0.50/tonne lower at EUR...
13-11-2013 08:27 AM | News, Arable, Cereal, Crops, Finance
Deep disappointment over Scotland's share of UK CAP, says Miller
NFU Scotland has written to the European Commission seeking clarity on its proposals for levelling up of area payment rates throughout Europe. As p...
12-11-2013 11:56 AM | Arable, Cereal, Crops, Market Reports, News
This year's corn crop 'comfortably a record' - USDA; Wheat weak for second day
Soycomplex Beans corrected lower for most of the day, but closed around 2-5 cents firmer at the finish. There were no weekly export inspections, or...
11-11-2013 15:05 PM | Appointments, Arable, Crops, Grassland, News
New GrowHow farm adviser for Eastern region
Mark Riches has joined GrowHow UK as the company’s field-based Farm Adviser for the Eastern region. GrowHow is the UK’s market leader offering high qu...
11-11-2013 05:42 AM | Arable, Cereal, Crops, Finance, News
Carmichael welcomes UK-won gains for Scottish farmers
Scottish Secretary Alistair Carmichael has said Sotland's farmers will get a 'better deal' on CAP as part of the United Kingdom. In particular, Carmic...
11-11-2013 05:32 AM | Arable, Cereal, CLA, Crops, Finance, News, NFU
Farming unions issue joint statement to welcome CAP allocation
The Presidents of the NFU, NFU Cymru and the Ulster Farmers’ Union have welcomed the decision on the allocation of the CAP budget between England, Wal...
11-11-2013 05:19 AM | Arable, Cereal, Crops, Finance, News
Bright future for arable farming, says Fengrain Chairman
Technical developments and future land prices appear to predict that arable farming is in a fairly good place for the foreseeable future, provided rel...
11-11-2013 04:52 AM | Arable, Cereal, Crops, News
Growers urged to take advantage of pre-Christmas export opportunity
Pulse growers should react to the current strong export demand for human consumption beans before the Australian crop enters the market early in the N...
11-11-2013 04:41 AM | Arable, Cereal, Crops, Finance, News
No immediate uplift in Scottish CAP budget
Scottish farming’s share of the UK’s CAP budget is to remain unchanged, following the announcement on internal budget allocation. Despite deep disa...
08-11-2013 04:32 AM | Arable, Cereal, Crops, News
Next 12 months 'vital for Scottish farms', says Miller
The next 12 months will shape the operating environment on Scottish farms 'for many years to come' according to NFU Scotland's President Nigel Miller....
08-11-2013 03:41 AM | Arable, Cereal, Crops, Finance, News
EU approves €35m agricultural promotion fund
The European Commission has approved 22 programmes to promote agricultural products in the European Union and in third countries. The total budget ...
07-11-2013 15:36 PM | Arable, Crops, News
No going back when it comes to pendimethalin
Pendimethalin has been a cornerstone of weed control strategies for a number of years in the UK with the broadest weed spectrum as well as label and o...
07-11-2013 02:51 AM | Arable, Cereal, Crops, Market Reports, News
Trade 'bracing itself' for 14bn bushel crop estimate
Soycomplex Nov 13 beans finished with their lowest daily close since Aug 16th on harvest pressure and good progress with soybean plantings in South...
06-11-2013 02:16 AM | News, Arable, Cereal, Crops, Finance
IBERS announces new alliance with Wherry & Sons
Aberystwyth University IBERS has formed a new technical alliance with Wherry & Sons Ltd, the UK based specialist producers of pulses for food use arou...
05-11-2013 09:54 AM | Arable, Cereal, Crops, Market Reports, News
Corn market continues to grind lower; USDA in China cuts wheat estimate
Soycomplex Beans closed mostly firmer, with the exception of front month Nov 13 which ended a couple of cents easier and at the lowest levels for a...
05-11-2013 03:51 AM | Arable, Cereal, Crops, News
Europe needs more productive agriculture, study says
Productive agriculture delivers important benefits to Europe and the world – from increased food security and more efficient land use to climate chang...
04-11-2013 03:30 AM | Arable, Cereal, Crops, News
Existing substances 'will form backbone of weed control'
Existing active substances will form the backbone of weed control products over the next five years, according to Bayer CropScience, while the search ...
04-11-2013 03:08 AM | Arable, Cereal, Crops, Machinery and Equipment, News
Top UK vegetable grower in New Holland deal
32 New Holland tractors has been delivered in a major deal with one of the UK’s biggest growers of carrots and parsnips. Cambridgeshire dealership...
01-11-2013 10:09 AM | Arable, Cereal, Crops, Market Reports, News
Wheat export sales below expectations; US corn 'well ahead'
Soycomplex Beans closed with losses of around 7 to 10 cents on the day despite the USDA reporting 3 weeks worth of export sales totalling 4.74 MMT,...
01-11-2013 10:03 AM | Arable, Cereal, CLA, Crops, Finance, News
Defra CAP decisions may hamper agricultural development
Defra’s consultation on the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) may hinder agricultural development - the foundation of the rural economy, according to t...
01-11-2013 10:00 AM | Arable, Cereal, Crops, News, Shows and Events
HGCA launches Grain sampling guide at UK Grain
Copies of HGCA’s updated Grain sampling guide will be available for the first time at next week’s UK Grain event in Peterborough. The Guide brings...
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