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2012-07-10 13:56:54

A new report indicates that the United Kingdom must alter its food industry to maintain sustainability and ensure affordability “at a time of soaring world population growth.”

2011-03-01 12:18:00

In the news release, Senate Urged to Reject House Cuts to USDA Conservation Programs, issued 01-Mar-2011 by Environmental Defense Fund over PR Newswire, we are advised by the organization that the fifth paragraph, second sentence, should read "Farmers and ranchers are waiting to enroll over 1,000,000 acres in the Wetlands Reserve Program and Grasslands Reserve Program," rather than "More than 1,000,000 farmers and ranchers are waiting to enroll in the Wetlands Reserve Program and Grasslands...

2011-03-01 10:22:00

Groups Say Programs Are "Crucial to Health, Viability of Agriculture" WASHINGTON, March 1, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Thirty-five agriculture, and conservation groups today sent a letter to the U.S.

2010-03-22 10:40:00

Majority of Leading Farming Organizations Now Support Hemp Farming in the U.S. WASHINGTON, March 22 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The national, single-issue, non-profit advocacy group Vote Hemp applauds the new policy supporting industrial hemp adopted by delegates of the National Farmers Union (NFU) at its 108th annual convention in Rapid City, South Dakota last week.

2009-03-09 17:08:00

WASHINGTON, March 9 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Speaker Nancy Pelosi spoke at the 107th convention of the National Farmers Union late this afternoon in Arlington, Virginia. Below are the Speaker's remarks as prepared: "It's great to be back with my friends from the National Farmers Union.

2008-12-22 15:52:00


2008-10-11 21:00:20

By Mark Casci New research says farmers across Europe will have to drastically reduce their yields to comply with new legislation which slashes the amount of pesticides they can use.In the most extreme cases it could mean prices for cereals and vegetables rising by 73 per cent and 104 per cent respectively across Europe.And it warns the laws could see Europe lose its position as a key exporter of crops as markets in America and elsewhere will increase production to make up the shortfall.The...

2008-10-10 18:00:25

THE NFU has welcomed Robert Wiseman Dairies' decision to increase milk prices by 1p per litre from November.

Word of the Day
  • To befool; deceive; balk; jilt.
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The word 'begunk' may come from a nasalised variant of Scots begeck ("to deceive, disappoint"), equivalent to be- +‎ geck.