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2012-07-10 13:56:54

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online 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.” The study, part of a new initiative called the Green Food Project, was announced today by U.K. farming minister Jim Paice and was commissioned by the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs. "With our increasingly hungry world, every...

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. Senate, urging senators to reject disproportionately high cuts to agriculture conservation programs in the House-passed appropriations bill for Fiscal Year 2011 (H.R. 1). H.R. 1 would cut USDA and FDA discretionary spending--including critical funding for conservation technical...

2011-02-02 10:00:00

CHICAGO, Feb. 2, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- British farmers were given the opportunity to hear about the financial and technical challenges facing the industry as UBM Connect's Farmers Guardian teamed up with the National Farmers Union and consultancy firm Savills for a series of one-hour online events to present "Farming Prospects 2011 Dairy, Beef & Sheep and Arable." The event, sponsored by Keenan and BASF, comprised of three sessions - dairy, beef & sheep and arable - where a panel...

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. The policy urges the Obama administration and Congress to direct the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) to differentiate...

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. We've been together many times in the Capitol, and just two years ago, in Orlando. You should know that I display my Golden Triangle Award with great pride in the Speaker's office. "Tom Buis: I know this...

2008-12-22 15:52:00

WASHINGTON, Dec. 22 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In two joint letters sent today, National Farmers Union (NFU) and Feeding America called on President-elect Barack Obama and current Secretary of Agriculture Ed Schafer to take immediate actions to ensure the availability of a sufficient food supply for all Americans. In light of the current economic conditions facing the country, the organizations called upon the current administration to release food commodities and funding from the Commodity...

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. NFU dairy board chairman Gwyn Jones praised the companies which had increased the farm gate price but issued a warning that greater efforts were essential for all farmers to maintain secure supplies. He said: "Farmers have been calling for price increases to cover costs and allow for reinvestment for months and we are finally starting to get a response. "Announcements from...


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