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Category Archives: Grains

Global Food Prices Continue to Rise

The price of food around the world appears to be on an upward spiral. According to the latest figures from the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations, the … Continue reading

November 14, 2016 · 1 Comment

Transparency Warning over Global Wheat Market

The disastrous French wheat harvest this year and the impact it has had on the European grain market are expected to affect trade flows, but not global prices. Speaking at … Continue reading

October 13, 2016 · Leave a comment

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

September 15, 2016 · Leave a comment

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

July 22, 2016 · Leave a comment

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

July 18, 2016 · Leave a comment

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

June 3, 2016 · Leave a comment

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

May 24, 2016 · Leave a comment