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    1. August 23, 2016

      The fate of farming post-Brexit lies with the UK Treasury

      It is hard to think of many industries that are more deeply affected by the UK’s vote to leave the EU than agriculture....

    2. August 23, 2016

      Polish apple farmers bear brunt of EU-Russia economic war

      Laden with fruit, the boughs of the apple trees in the orchards run by Poland’s EUROSAD sag with what will be a record...

    1. August 16, 2016

      In defence of bees: a pesticide ban is justified

      A Great British Bee Count run by Friends of the Earth, the green campaign group, recorded sightings of more than...

    2. August 11, 2016

      Commodities: The milk industry cowed

      It is calving season in Waikato, New Zealand’s biggest dairy region, and Nicola Kloeten, a farmer, is delivering a new...

    3. August 11, 2016

      Dow-DuPont’s planned $130bn tie-up probed by Brussels

      Brussels has launched an in-depth investigation into whether a planned $130bn merger between US chemicals giants Dow...

    4. June 6, 2016

      Brussels threatens to eradicate weed killer sold by Monsanto

      The EU risks a legal showdown with agrichemical group Monsanto and farming unions after leading member states on Monday...

    5. May 27, 2016

      Agribusiness: Swarm of controversy

      The reaction was immediate. As soon as Bayer launched its $62bn bid for Monsanto on Monday, environmental protesters...

    6. May 10, 2016

      Farmers suffer ‘unacceptable’ delay in subsidy payments

      Farmers have endured significant financial hardship because of “unacceptable” delays by the British government in...

    7. February 24, 2016

      Sugar market braced for EU exports

      “Watch out, EU sugar is coming!” proclaimed an European sugar industry executive at an industry conference in Dubai...

    8. February 23, 2016

      UK farmers rack up record debts

      British farmers are racking up record debts as they struggle to cope with a sharp drop in the price of milk, wheat and...

    9. January 14, 2016

      Sugar: beet up

      Sugar from beets was a product of the Napoleonic wars. Investors could be forgiven for wondering if that was the last...

    10. August 14, 2015

      French farmers reap a harvest of strife

      Perched on a nine-metre wooden ladder, French farmer Cécile Chevereau reviews this year’s wheat harvest in the four...

    11. June 26, 2015

      Not as dear as you thought: Britons get an appetite for venison

      From the tables of top restaurants to the freezers of budget supermarkets, Britons are increasingly finding an appetite...

    12. June 4, 2015

      Dairy price plunge highlights hedging handicap

      Global dairy prices have turned sour. Europe’s producers are feeling particular pain, with wholesale prices now below...

    13. April 23, 2015

      The EU makes a mess of bioengineered food

      Never watch laws or sausages being made: a maxim often attributed to Otto von Bismarck, one of Europe’s greatest...

    14. March 3, 2015

      Make mine a large glass of sparkling Sussex, bartender

      Fancy a bottle of Burgundy? A flute of champagne? Or how about a large glass of Sussex? In another potential boost to...

    15. February 26, 2015

      UK urges change to EU rules for GM crops

      EU regulations that have prevented the cultivation of genetically modified crops in Britain are “not fit for purpose”,...

    16. February 18, 2015

      UK farmland returns more than Mayfair

      In the fertile fens of north Cambridgeshire lies the 560-acre Rummers Farm where potatoes, sugar beet, cereals and oil...

    17. January 28, 2015

      Europe cannot ignore GM and the next green revolution

      The European Parliament voted this month to let member states make their own decisions on whether to ban the growing of...

    18. January 13, 2015

      EU gives member states power to block GM crops

      The EU has sought to resolve years of acrimony over the status of genetically modified crops by giving each of its 28...

    19. November 17, 2014

      Bird flu prompts mass poultry cull in UK and Netherlands

      Tens of thousands of farm birds have been culled in the Netherlands and UK in an attempt to contain two outbreaks of...

    20. August 7, 2014

      EU stands ready to support farmers from sanctions fallout

      Russian food Moscow’s ban on western food imports poses a grave challenge to the EU, although European pig farmers have...

    21. August 7, 2014

      Russia threatens to go beyond food sanctions

      Fears of a damaging trade war between Russia and the west grew as Moscow banned imports of a wide range of agricultural...

    22. January 24, 2014

      Purple tomato juice from Canadian GM crop heads for trial in UK

      Two thousand litres of purple tomato juice, pressed from genetically modified fruit grown in Canada, are heading for...

    23. January 23, 2014

      UK scientists genetically modify crops to produce fish oil

      Scientists think they may have found a way to modify crops genetically to produce the two most important fatty acids in...

    24. December 2, 2013

      German farmers reap benefits of harvesting renewable energy

      Dirk Ketelsen is a farmer but these days most of his income comes from harvesting the wind. On Germany’s North Sea...

    25. October 20, 2013

      France maintains hard line on EU transatlantic trade talks

      Paris will keep up pressure on EU negotiators to stick to a hard line on key agricultural issues in talks with the US...

    26. September 27, 2013

      Wheat prices jump to two-month high

      Grain traders adjusted their positions ahead of Monday’s quarterly inventory report from the US government, pushing...

    27. June 26, 2013

      EU agricultural overhaul puts onus on farmers to be green

      Subsidy payments worth tens of billions of euros to EU farmers under the bloc’s agricultural policy will increasingly...

    28. June 20, 2013

      Lib Dems attack Owen Paterson as ‘cheerleading for GM industry’

      Owen Paterson’s rallying call in favour of GM crops prompted a backlash from Liberal Democrats, who urged the...

    29. May 31, 2013

      Organic farmer says figures show need for badger cull

      Charles Mann is admiring a couple of his prize Aberdeen Angus cattle when the subject turns to badgers. “If only we had...

    30. March 13, 2013

      Brussels sugar quotas look set to stay

      The EU’s system of sugar quotas looks set to continue at least until 2020 after MEPs voted on Wednesday to preserve it,...

    31. March 8, 2013

      UK set for GM food push in Europe

      Britain is preparing to champion genetically modified crops in Europe in an attempt to overturn en­trenched resistance...

    32. March 6, 2013

      Study recommends bigger cull of deer

      First, it was the badger. Now the deer is staring down the barrel of a gun as scientists warn rapidly rising numbers of...

    33. February 19, 2013

      Developing world boost for GM crops

      More than half of the world’s genetically modified crop area in 2012 was in developing rather than industrialised...

    34. February 17, 2013

      US union warns Obama on trade talk tactics

      The largest US labour union has warned the Obama administration and the European Commission not to use fresh...

    35. February 14, 2013

      Badger culling unlikely to stop spread of TB

      A widespread badger culling programme will not stop tuberculosis spreading in cattle completely because the animals...

    36. January 9, 2013

      Poor harvests force Hovis to turn to EU grain

      Hovis, one of the UK’s top-selling breads, is to abandon its pledge to use only British wheat in its loaves following...

    37. January 3, 2013

      Farmers count cost of extreme weather

      With a third of his livelihood under water – for the third time in as many months – Richard Bramley, an arable farmer...

    38. November 25, 2012

      EU disaccord stresses Paris-Berlin divide

      François Hollande, the French president, and Angela Merkel, German chancellor, were determined to put a brave face on...

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