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UK farming policy needs overhaul to tackle future problems, report says
Major changes are needed to the UK's food and farming policy if it is to combat food poverty, obesity and environmental problems of the future, accord...
14-07-2014 11:01 AM | Arable, Cereal, Crops, News
European Commission signs memorandum over agricultural development
Commissioner for Agriculture and Rural Development Dacian Ciolos and Vice President of the European Investment Bank (EIB) Wilhelm Molterer signed toda...
14-07-2014 10:07 AM | Arable, Cereal, Crops, News
Farmers are advised to pause before harvesting wholecrop
Farmers considering harvesting cereals for wholecrop this week are advised to pause and consider their winter feeding stocks before filling another cl...
11-07-2014 15:24 PM | Arable, Cereal, Crops, Market Reports, News
EU grains close mixed following recent rout
EU grains closed mixed, attempting a bit of light consolidation/profit-taking following the recent rout ahead of tomorrow's USDA WASDE report. New ...
11-07-2014 12:24 PM | Arable, Cereal, Crops, Market Reports, News
US could see final corn yields 'close to a record'
Soycomplex Beans closed closed 4 to 10 cents lower. Weekly export sales of 56,300 MT of old crop and 526,500 MT of new crop were towards the top en...
10-07-2014 12:18 PM | Arable, Cereal, Crops, Market Reports, News
London wheat sets 'lifetime closing low'
EU grains markets finished lower again, in a continuation of the recent theme. Nov 14 London wheat set a fresh contract lifetime closing low, and also...
10-07-2014 12:14 PM | Arable, Cereal, Crops, Market Reports, News
Wheat market slumps to 'fresh lows'
Soycomplex Beans closed mixed, but mostly lower save for the front end. Non threatening US weather and the outlook for a record large by some consi...
10-07-2014 12:01 PM | Arable, Cereal, CLA, Crops, Finance, News
Growth deal announcement 'must benefit rural economy', says CLA
Government allocations from the national growth pot 'must benefit all sections of the economy', the Country Land and Business Association have said. ...
10-07-2014 11:39 AM | Arable, Cereal, Crops, News
Season extension to boost beet
Lincolnshire sugar beet grower and contractor, Richard Ivatt, has completed the first stage of his fungicide programme this week, with an application ...
10-07-2014 10:36 AM | Arable, Cereal, Crops, Finance, News
Farmers to protest 'threatening' US-EU trade deal
Farmers and growers will protest in London calling for the free trade negotiations between the EU and the US to be scrapped. The Transatlantic Trad...
09-07-2014 11:39 AM | Arable, Cereal, Crops, Market Reports, News
Ukraine may harvest record corn crop; US weather 'non-threatening'
Soycomplex Beans crashed lower for a seventh straight session, with the front end bearing the brunt of losses. Jul 14 beans have now fallen more th...
09-07-2014 10:31 AM | Arable, Cereal, Crops, News
Fight resistance in the crop fields, AIC warns
A better approach is needed to crop protection to avoid the threat of significantly reduced food and animal feed, according to the Agricultural Indust...
09-07-2014 10:09 AM | Arable, Cereal, Crops, News, Shows and Events
CLA highlights sharing as key for future of farming
A wider uptake of share farming could enable thousands of young people to get their first foot on the farming ladder according to the CLA. The CLA...
08-07-2014 11:48 AM | Arable, Crops, News
Yorkshire farmer's miscanthus move brings business boost and lifestyle benefits
An East Yorkshire arable farmer has boosted business after swapping combinable crops for miscanthus on half of his land – and is even enjoying more fr...
07-07-2014 10:40 AM | Arable, Cereal, Crops, News
International collobration aims to protect world's crops
Experts from the UK and India are working together to identify and develop novel environmentally-sustainable strategies to control plant pests, known ...
04-07-2014 16:11 PM | Arable, Cereal, Crops, News
Groups disappointed by Syngenta oilseed rape decision
The Agricultural Industries Confederation has said it is disappointed that Syngenta has withdrawn its emergency use application for Cruiser OSR on oil...
04-07-2014 15:07 PM | Arable, Cereal, Crops, Dairy, News
More farmers keen to boost protein value of crops
As the annual cereal harvest looms, alkasystem feed and forage specialist FiveF is reporting a surge of interest from dairy farmers keen to boost the ...
04-07-2014 09:42 AM | Arable, Cereal, Crops, Market Reports, News
US wheat yields expected to be down due to drought
EU grains closed mixed, with some light consolidation from recent heavy losses in evidence. The day ended with the thinly-traded and soon to expire...
04-07-2014 09:37 AM | Arable, Cereal, Crops, Market Reports, News
FAO raises outlook on global wheat crop
Soycomplex Beans closed a holiday-shortened session lower. Weekly export sales came in at 40,600 MT of old crop and 431,200 MT for new crop. Trade ...
03-07-2014 14:14 PM | Arable, Cereal, Crops, Market Reports, News
Arable farmers warned over CAP greening measures
Arable farmers are being warned about the financial consequences of failing to abide by the Ecological Focus Area (EFA) requirement under next year's ...
03-07-2014 14:06 PM | Arable, Cereal, Crops, Market Reports, News
China attempt to auction off state-owned corn stocks
Soycomplex Beans closed lower in what looks like consolidation ahead of the long weekend. The market will also only operate a holiday-shortened ses...
02-07-2014 13:40 PM | Arable, Cereal, Crops, News
New guide from Germinal Seeds provides advice on forage options
A new booklet providing guidance on how to grow, manage and use a wide range of alternative forage crops has been launched by Germinal Seeds at the 20...
02-07-2014 12:32 PM | Arable, Cereal, Crops, Market Reports, News
EU grains markets 'ended the day almost universally lower'
EU grains markets ended the day almost universally lower, in follow through trade after last night's bearish USDA stocks/acreage data. The day fini...
02-07-2014 10:45 AM | Arable, Cereal, Crops, News
Corn trade relaxed over US Midwest rains
Soycomplex Beans closed virtually unchanged on front month Jul 14, and up to 10 cents down further forward. Fund selling in beans was estimated at ...
01-07-2014 14:05 PM | Arable, Crops, News
Better preparation for extreme weather key to improving food security, says report
Extreme weather events and increased demand for foodstuffs from emerging economies such as China need DEFRA leadership to guarantee the UK’s long-term...
01-07-2014 09:47 AM | Arable, Bees and Beekeeping, Crops, News
Government must uphold ban on bee-harming pesticides
Ministers must stand up to intense lobbying from the pesticide industry by refusing to allow a banned bee-harming pesticide to be sprayed on Britain’s...
30-06-2014 11:37 AM | Arable, Crops, News
High hopes for maize crops
Agronomists are optimistic for high maize yields this year as a result of warm seedbeds, good weed control and plenty of sunlight. Across most of t...
30-06-2014 11:33 AM | Arable, Crops, News
Winter barley likely to take up oilseed rape slack in uncertain seed market
Winter barley could take up the predicted drop in oilseed rape plantings this autumn, says Nidera UK seed manager Russell Frost. And with many grow...
23-06-2014 06:53 AM | Arable, Cereal, Crops, News
CAP reform process can reduce compliance burden
Scotland’s CAP decision-making process can deliver simplification and reduce the red tape burdens at both farm and competent authority levels. With...
23-06-2014 01:51 AM | Arable, Cereal, Crops, Market Reports, News
Heavy rain on the Plains is slowing winter wheat progress
Soycomplex Beans ended mixed, lower on old crop and higher on the new. The CFTC's Commitment of Traders report shows managed money significantly cu...
18-06-2014 02:40 AM | Arable, Cereal, Crops, Market Reports, News
EU grains closed mostly a little lower in a subdued session
EU grains closed mostly a little lower in a subdued session. The day ended with the Jul 14 London wheat contract down GBP0.50/tonne at GBP138.75/to...
18-06-2014 02:29 AM | Arable, Cereal, Crops, Market Reports, News
US record corn production 'could be on the cards'
Soycomplex Beans ended a little lower, despite a supportive NOPA crush number for May. That came in at top end of trade estimates at 128.8 billion ...
17-06-2014 04:32 AM | Arable, Cereal, Crops, News
The role robotics could play in future food production
A team of computer scientists from the University of Lincoln, UK, is co-organising an international workshop on recent advances in agricultural roboti...
16-06-2014 07:19 AM | Arable, Cereal, Crops, News
Take every option to tackle grassweeds this autumn
With the current season, one of the worst ever for blackgrass infestations, growers should be planning to take advantage of every option available to ...
13-06-2014 10:26 AM | Arable, Cereal, Crops, News
Slug threat very real concern
The mild winter, twinned with a season that’s so far been conducive to high slug numbers, was a key area for discussion on the Certis stand at Cereals...
13-06-2014 05:10 AM | Arable, Cereal, Crops, News
GM crops could be planted in the UK next year
The European Union Environment Council have voted yes on a proposal that could see GM crops planted in UK fields next year. The UK Government stron...
12-06-2014 09:23 AM | Arable, Cereal, Crops, News
Bayer CropScience announces new wheat testing in the UK
Bayer CropScience has announced it will commence wheat variety testing in the UK. Andrew Orme, Managing Director of Bayer CropScience in the UK sai...
12-06-2014 03:08 AM | Arable, Cereal, Crops, News
CAP statement 'signals way ahead for support'
New regulations that give farmers flexibility over how they implement EU rules have been announced today by Environment Secretary Owen Paterson. Un...
11-06-2014 09:41 AM | Arable, Cereal, Crops, News
Breakthrough in understanding swarming potato blight spores
Researchers at the Universities of Dundee and Aberdeen have made a breakthrough in understanding how the microbial spores which cause potato blight ar...
11-06-2014 09:38 AM | Arable, Cereal, CLA, Crops, News
Concerns around EFAs acknowledged by Defra
Government proposals for Ecological Focus Areas (EFAs) as required under the greening criteria of the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) will avoid comp...
11-06-2014 08:48 AM | Arable, Cereal, Crops, News
UK food production ‘flat lining’ as EU over-regulation continues
Crop production in the UK will be sent into decline if British farmers continue to lose access to key materials, according to the NFU. "The UK's cr...
11-06-2014 08:45 AM | Arable, Cereal, Crops, News
Nitrogen fixing crops 'will count' towards greening measures
Farmers have today learned that planting nitrogen fixing crops such as peas and beans will count towards their greening measures under the new Common ...
11-06-2014 07:26 AM | Arable, Cereal, CLA, Crops, News
Defra’s septic tank review takes CLA concerns on board
The CLA has said that government proposals to replace the current registration system for septic tanks with a more risk-based system are a step in the...
10-06-2014 09:57 AM | Arable, Cereal, Crops, News
Revelation provides peace of mind in high disease pressure season
Promising exceptional rust resistance and high yield potential made Revelation the perfect choice for Lincolnshire grower Jim Beeden this spring – and...
09-06-2014 06:47 AM | Arable, Cereal, Crops, News
Farmers meet MSPs to raise 'serious concerns' over CAP
Farmers from the North East met with MSPs at the Scottish Parliament to raise their serious concerns over the possible threat of an immediate introduc...
09-06-2014 06:18 AM | Arable, Cereal, Crops, News
CAP reform update June 2014
We have brought together the latest basic information on the current state of play of this round of CAP reform for each country of the UK with specifi...
04-06-2014 08:59 AM | Arable, Cereal, Crops, Market Reports, News
Hungry crops and high disease pressure prove challenging for student teams
A spring of high disease pressure and hungry crops has provided a challenge for the six student teams fighting it out to grow the most profitable crop...
02-06-2014 11:13 AM | Arable, Cereal, Crops, Market Reports, News
Early action vital to beat potential blight epidemic
Potato crops are at very high risk from a serious blight epidemic this season and growers will need to begin control programmes early to keep the dise...
30-05-2014 06:27 AM | Arable, Cereal, Crops, News
UK agriculture 'set for new era of profitability'
UK agriculture is set for a new era of profitability and rewarding career opportunities, according to chartered accountants and lawyers. Andrew He...
30-05-2014 05:55 AM | Arable, Cereal, Crops, Market Reports, News
US wheat crop may be lower this year
Soycomplex Beans closed higher, in what you might call "Turnaround Tuesday" trade, a day later than normal due to Monday's Memorial Day holiday. Th...
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