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Agriculture - Articles and news items

The environmental impact of bread: From farm to fork

Industry news, Z Homepage Promo  •  28 February 2017  •  

Bread, a staple of the Western diet, is unveiled as a secret pollutant following a study from the University of Sheffield…

British agriculture’s bust-up with Brexit

Blogs, Industry news, Z Homepage Promo  •  27 February 2017  •  Roy Manuell | Digital Editor

Why is British agriculture challenged by Brexit? Why were the EU’s CAP subsidies considered unfair for British farmers? How can the industry tackle this?

Divine Chocolate announces Dividend for its farmer owners in Ghana

Industry news  •  27 February 2017  •  New Food

Divine Chocolate, the leading international Fairtrade company, has released its 2016 figures that include dividends for its Ghanaian farmers…

The future farmer will make synthetic fertilisers at their own farm

Industry news  •  23 February 2017  •  University of Oslo

Are farmers about to begin to produce their own synthetic fertilisers on their own farms?

World’s largest seed supply in arctic bolstered to protect global food security

Industry news, Z Homepage Promo  •  22 February 2017  •  New Food

Major deposit to world’s largest seed collection in the arctic overseen by The Crop Trust…

Why are cocoa farmers in Côte d’Ivoire still living in poverty?

Industry news  •  22 February 2017  •  Roy Manuell | Digital Editor

New study shows the road to make cocoa a sustainable and high yielding crop is still long…

TTTTF, a kind of stem rust, damages tens of thousands of hectares of crops in Sicily

Industry news  •  21 February 2017  •  Roy Manuell | Digital Editor

Existence of TTTTF, a kind of stem rust – named for the characteristic brownish stain it lays down as it destroys wheat leaves and stems – damaged tens of thousands hectares of crops in Sicily….

A well-managed vaccination strategy to prevent future foot and mouth?

Industry news, Z Homepage Promo  •  17 February 2017  •  University of Warwick

The 2001 foot and mouth outbreak cost the UK economy an estimated £8 billion. This time around an effective vaccination strategy could prevent this…

Will modern American farming methods soon dominate British agriculture?

Blogs, Industry news, Z Homepage Promo  •  9 February 2017  •  Slow Food International

New bilateral trade agreements between the UK and the USA could see the former being forced to lift restrictions on food imports from the latter…

Potential biological control agents found for fungal diseases of soybean

Industry news  •  25 January 2017  •  University of Illinois College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences (ACES)

We may not give much thought to fungal viruses, or mycoviruses, but new research from the University of Illinois suggests they deserve a closer look…

Donald Trump picks Sonny Perdue to front Agriculture Department

Industry news  •  19 January 2017  •  New Food

The last position to be filled in his Administration, Sonny Perdue will become the first Southerner in USDA post in more than two decades…

Food security threatened by sea-level rise

Industry news  •  18 January 2017  •  NIBIO – Norwegian Institute of Bioeconomy Research

Food security to be threatened by significant seal-level rise in a report based upon findings by the Norwegian Institute of Bioeconomy Research…

New pest threatens crops in West Africa

Industry news  •  16 January 2017  •  NIBIO – Norwegian Institute of Bioeconomy Research

A species of moth looks set to significantly threaten crops in West Africa and the future is looking increasingly uncertain…

Fonterra & Lic set to release new online farm performance system

Industry news  •  12 January 2017  •  New Food

Fonterra and LIC enter the final stages of developing an online tool, Agrigate, designed specifically to help farmers improve their farm performance…

US Agriculture Secretary announces appointments to Council for Native American Farming and Ranching

Industry news  •  6 December 2016  •  New Food

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today announced the appointment of six new members and the re-appointment of five members to the Council for Native American Farming and Ranching…


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