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Category Archives: Grains

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

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

May 11, 2016 · Leave a comment

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

April 14, 2016 · Leave a comment

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

March 3, 2016 · Leave a comment

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

February 4, 2016 · Leave a comment