Could US be Heading for Trade War with China?
The US could be heading for another agricultural trade war – this time with China. Already in dispute with Russia and facing export sanctions in retribution for sanctions taken over … Continue reading
Agricultural Trade Balance Shifting to Developing Countries
The balance of global agricultural trade is continuing to shift from the developed blocs to developing countries. The latest World Trade Statistics Review published by the World Trade Organisation shows … Continue reading
EU Global Leader in Agri-food Exports
The European Union is the global leader in exports pf agricultural produce and food. According to the latest annual report on the EU’s agri-food trade, over the last year these … Continue reading
Uncertainty Hangs over Future of Pesticide Glyphosate
A critical meeting has been called for the EU Plants Animals Food and Feed Committee to discuss the future of the controversial pesticide, glyphosate. Concerns have been raised by farmers … Continue reading
What Will CAP Look Like After 2020?
The Common Agricultural Policy could become more concerned with social issues, innovation and greening after 2020. The current reforms to the CAP introduced in 2013 run up to 202 and … Continue reading
Global Corn Soy Production Growing – Wheat Falling
Latest forecasts from the USDA predict that the US, Argentina, South Africa and the EU are all expected to have larger crops of maize this year. This growth in production … Continue reading
European Parliament Ruling on Glyphosate Retains Uncertainties
A new ruling on the use of the herbicide glyphosate will do little to calm the concerns of consumers and the farming and financial wishes of the agricultural sector. The … Continue reading
Integrity of Supermarkets Questioned in Parliamentary Report
The trustworthiness and integrity of UK supermarkets has been called into question by a new Parliamentary report. The Environment Food and Rural Affairs Committee report on farmgate prices questioning the … Continue reading
Could China be Heading for Grain Market Crisis?
China could be heading for a crisis in its grain market with a surplus of corn and imports of other grains apparently rising. According to official figures from the Central … Continue reading