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  • Deputy secretary Censky talks trade during Nebraska visit 16 Feb 2019 02:27 Delta Farm Press "Leadership and the future of agriculture" was the topic of Steve Censky's Heuermann Lecture at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln's Innovation Campus earlier this week. In conjunction with UNL's 150th Anniversary, the USDA deputy …
  • Women try to find their feet in French agriculture 15 Feb 2019 19:39 EurActiv Women are the great forgotten group of agricultural policies but represent a quarter of French farmers. In Brittany, the “agriculture au féminin” network is attempting to push forward the issue of gender equality in the farming sector. EURACTIV France …
  • Young farmers in Romania hampered by lack of bank guarantees 15 Feb 2019 19:38 EurActiv Getting a loan is the biggest problem faced by young farmers in Romania, especially when they are unable to provide guarantees as back-up, EURACTIV Romania reports. Mihai Petre was just 20 when he started his EU-funded project, although he was no beginner …
  • Young people and women ‘both needed’ in the next CAP, Spaniards say 15 Feb 2019 19:38 EurActiv Excessive red tape, combined with lack of access to land and proper rural infrastructure, continues to be the main obstacle to attracting young men and women in Spain’s agriculture sector. EFE Agro reports. In Spanish institutions and the agri-food sector, …
  • EU Commission, farmers fume at Greenpeace on animal farming report 15 Feb 2019 19:38 EurActiv The European Commission and the EU farmers association (Copa Cogeca) both dismissed a report conducted by Greenpeace as groundless and simplistic. The report argued that animal farming in Europe was using too much agricultural land. On 12 February, …
  • Agribusiness Conference Offers Lay Of Land For Agriculture 15 Feb 2019 18:16 Arkansas Business Jonesboro was the jumping off point for a whirlwind world tour Wednesday. At the 25th Arkansas State Agribusiness Conference held on the Arkansas State University campus, speakers and panelists touched on the evolution, business and current state of the U. …
  • Why lamb chops could be on the menu in a No-deal Brexit 15 Feb 2019 18:03 Indian Express Sheep graze in a field on Alan Hutton’s farm near Basingstoke, U.K., on Monday. (Photographer: Jason Alden/Bloomberg) Written by Aine Quinn and Megan Durisin For the sheep on Alan Hutton’s farm outside Basingstoke, the outcome of Brexit will mean life …
  • EU mergers and takeovers (Feb 15) 15 Feb 2019 17:33 London South East BRUSSELS, Feb 15 (Reuters) - The following are mergers under review by the European Commission and a brief guide to the EU merger process: APPROVALS AND WITHDRAWALS -- United Arab Emirates-based Mubadala Investment Company and Amerra Capital Management LLC …
  • Bt cotton is not the panacea to challenges facing our struggling textile industry 15 Feb 2019 17:31 Nation By STEPHEN LUMUMBA More by this Author By TRACY RUO More by this Author Last week’s article, “How Bt cotton can revive collapsed textile industry,” glossed over pertinent issues and erroneously glorified the crop’s credentials. Prior to propagating genetic …
  • The Dormant Breadbasket of the Asia-Pacific 15 Feb 2019 17:19 The Diplomat Magazine Countries in the Asia-Pacific region are importing an increasing amount of grain and oilseed to match their growing domestic demand. East Asian countries imported 72.5 million tonnes of grain from around the world last season, an increase of 52 percent …