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DIVA – The Second Call For SME Funding is Now OPEN!

    DIVA – The Second Call For SME Funding is Now OPEN!

DIVA is an EU funded project that aims to support SMEs to apply their digital technology to the agrofood, forestry or environmental sectors. The DIVA consortium is based across 6

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Research Shows Significant Dairy Beef Carbon Reduction Potential

    Research Shows Significant Dairy Beef Carbon Reduction Potential

ABP Food Group, which is the largest beef processor in the UK and Ireland, in conjunction with the Irish Cattle Breeding Federation (ICBF) and Teagasc, has announced the latest results

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Fazer Group to Invest €30 Million in its Oat Milling Business

    Fazer Group to Invest €30 Million in its Oat Milling Business

Fazer Group will invest over €30 million in its Nordic oats business, doubling the milling capacity in Lahti, Finland and in Lidköping, Sweden. The global demand for oats is growing

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€200 Million to Promote European Agri-food Products in and outside the EU

    €200 Million to Promote European Agri-food Products in and outside the EU

The European Commission will allocate €200.9 million in 2020 to fund promotion activities for EU agri-food products at home and abroad. The 2020 promotion policy work programme adopted by the

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Landmark Agreement to Protect 100 European Geographical Indications in China

    Landmark Agreement to Protect 100 European Geographical Indications in China

The EU and China have concluded the negotiations on a bilateral agreement to protect 100 European Geographical Indications (GI) in China and 100 Chinese GI in the EU. Delivering on the commitment made at the last

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Müller Confirms Measures to Address Growing Milk Surplus in Scotland

    Müller Confirms Measures to Address Growing Milk Surplus in Scotland

An unprecedented 25% surge in Scottish farm milk production which is substantially in excess of local demand for fresh milk from consumers, is to be addressed by Müller Milk &

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Russia and Kenya Join International Dairy Federation

    Russia and Kenya Join International Dairy Federation

The International Dairy Federation (IDF), the leading global source of science-based dairy expertise since 1903, has welcomed Russia and Kenya as official members, raising the overall number of member states

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Fyffes Wins Best Supplier PLUS Retail Award

    Fyffes Wins Best Supplier PLUS Retail Award

Fyffes, one of the world’s largest and oldest tropical produce importers and distributors, has been awarded by its long-term partner PLUS Retail as their best supplier in 2019 and winner

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New Report Looks at Redefining Productivity and Efficiency of UK Farming Systems

    New Report Looks at Redefining Productivity and Efficiency of UK Farming Systems

A report launched recently by OF&G (Organic Farmers & Growers) proposes a new approach to the way we assess productivity and efficiency of UK farm businesses, with the view of

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Latest Short-term Outlook for Main EU Agricultural Sectors

    Latest Short-term Outlook for Main EU Agricultural Sectors

The latest agricultural short-term outlook report published by the European Commission gives insights on the main agricultural markets’ trends, production and trade for 2019 and 2020. It shows among other

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HKScan to Build a New Agrofood Ecosystem

    HKScan to Build a New Agrofood Ecosystem

HKScan, the Nordic meat and food group, is building a new model to its value chain, in particular to its contract production. The new model enables HKScan to correspond to

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British Dairy Industry Woman of the Year

    British Dairy Industry Woman of the Year

Mary Quicke MBE from Devon-based cheesemaker, Quicke’s, was recently presented with the Dairy Industry Woman of the Year Award , receiving the accolade during the national Women in Dairy Conference,

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Marks & Spencer Partners Infarm to Bring Urban Farming to London Stores

    Marks & Spencer Partners Infarm to Bring Urban Farming to London Stores

M&S Food is partnering with infarm – one of the world’s most advanced urban farming platforms – to deliver a range of fresh produce grown and harvested in a selection

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EU Leading in Global Agri-food Trade

    EU Leading in Global Agri-food Trade

The EU has been confirmed for yet another year in its position as the largest global exporter of agri-food products, with sales reaching €138 billion in 2018. Agriculture products represent

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Danish Crown Presents its New Brand Identity

    Danish Crown Presents its New Brand Identity

Farmer-owned Danish Crown is setting a new direction towards a more sustainable future from farm to fork. A new brand and narrative will make it clearer to customers and consumers

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Lantmännen and Yara Lead the Way Towards World’s First Fossil Free Food Chain

    Lantmännen and Yara Lead the Way Towards World’s First Fossil Free Food Chain

Lantmännen, the Nordic region’s leader in agriculture, machinery, bioenergy and food products, and Yara, thespecialist in agricultural products and environmental protection agents, are taking a pioneering role in the transformation of

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FrieslandCampina Significantly Expands its VLOG Production

    FrieslandCampina Significantly Expands its VLOG Production

Due to the sharp increase in demand in Germany, FrieslandCampina is increasing the number of participating dairy farms that supply VLOG milk from 400 to more than 600. All VLOG

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Threat of No-deal Brexit Undermining UK Meat Exports

    Threat of No-deal Brexit Undermining UK Meat Exports

The British Meat Processors Association (BMPA), the leading trade association for the meat and meat products industry in the UK, has warned the Government’s uncompromising threats of a no-deal Brexit

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Morrisons Opens Up Beef Supply Chain to Help Farmers Transitioning to Arla UK 360 Standard

    Morrisons Opens Up Beef Supply Chain to Help Farmers Transitioning to Arla UK 360 Standard

In an industry first, Morrisons is to allow bull calves from its dairy suppliers participating in the Arla UK 360 programme into its beef supply chain. Dairy farmers supported by

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New Geographical Indication From the United Kingdom

    New Geographical Indication From the United Kingdom

The European Commission has approved the addition of ‘Ayrshire New Potatoes’/‘Ayrshire Earlies’ in the register of Protected Geographical Indication (PGI). The newly protected product is planted, grown and harvested in the county

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Potato Partnership Powers Success

    Potato Partnership Powers Success

Teagasc (Irish Agriculture and Food Development Authority) and IPM Potato Group (IPM) have been collaborating since the early 1970s when they first formed a partnership to breed new varieties of

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Arla UK 360 Farmers to Trial New 3D Imagery Systems With Automated Intelligence

    Arla UK 360 Farmers to Trial New 3D Imagery Systems With Automated Intelligence

3D imagery systems will be trialled by Arla UK 360 farmers to help them identify changes in each cow’s physical wellbeing, mobility and weight, before they are visible to the

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Latest Short-term Outlook For Main EU Agricultural Sectors

    Latest Short-term Outlook For Main EU Agricultural Sectors

The latest agricultural short-term outlook report published by the European Commission shows in its main findings that EU exports of pork, beef, olive oil and

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Powering Trucks With Cow Manure

    Powering Trucks With Cow Manure

Cow manure can do a lot more than create wrinkly noses. It is poised to be pivotal in a biogas

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European Commission Proposal to Support Irish Beef Producers Impacted by Market Uncertainty

    European Commission Proposal to Support Irish Beef Producers Impacted by Market Uncertainty

EU Member States have agreed to a proposal from the European Commission to make €50 million available to Irish beef

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New Artificial Intelligence Tool Predicts How Much Milk 1.5 Million Cows Will Produce

    New Artificial Intelligence Tool Predicts How Much Milk 1.5 Million Cows Will Produce

Arla Foods has developed a new artificial intelligence tool to better predict their milk intake from farmer-owners. This means that

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Arla Farmers Launch Initiative to Get British Bees Buzzing Again

    Arla Farmers Launch Initiative to Get British Bees Buzzing Again

A group of farmers from the Arla Foods dairy co-operative have launched a trial initiative to see whether their efforts

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European Commission Proposes to Increase Price Transparency in the Food Chain

    European Commission Proposes to Increase Price Transparency in the Food Chain

Having banned unfair trading practices and improved producer co-operation, the European Commission has presented the third element to improve fairness

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Increasing Demand For Laser Coders From Fruit and Vegetable Producers

    Increasing Demand For Laser Coders From Fruit and Vegetable Producers

Macsa ID UK, a division of Barcelona-based laser coding, marking and scoring systems manufacturer, Macsa ID, is reporting increasing demand

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EIB to Unlock €2 Billion For Agriculture Across Europe

    EIB to Unlock €2 Billion For Agriculture Across Europe

The European Investment Bank (EIB), the EU bank, has launched a loans package of nearly €1 billion for agriculture and

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Record Start in 2019 For EU Agri-food Trade

    Record Start in 2019 For EU Agri-food Trade

The value of EU agri-food exports in January 2019 increased for the 4th year in a row to reach a

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£40 Million Payment to Scottish Beef Producers

    £40 Million Payment to Scottish Beef Producers

Around 7,000 specialist beef producers in Scotland are to benefit from payments worth around £40 million. The Scottish Suckler Beef Support

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Glanbia Ireland and Kepak Group Launch Innovative New Twenty20 Beef Club

    Glanbia Ireland and Kepak Group Launch Innovative New Twenty20 Beef Club

Glanbia Ireland (GI) and Kepak Group have announced an ambitious and innovative new calf-to-beef programme in Ireland. The “Twenty20 Beef

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Vertical ‘Container Farms’ Can Produce Bigger and Better Natural Crops

    Vertical ‘Container Farms’ Can Produce Bigger and Better Natural Crops

Two vertical ‘container farms’ capable of producing natural crops which are more nutritious, have far bigger yields – and are

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Morrisons Signs Up to Arla UK 360 Farm Standards Programme

    Morrisons Signs Up to Arla UK 360 Farm Standards Programme

Arla Foods’s new farming standards programme Arla UK 360 continues to gain traction as Morrisons becomes the first retailer to

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Global Cocoa Production to Hit a Record 4.85 Million Tonnes in 2019

    Global Cocoa Production to Hit a Record 4.85 Million Tonnes in 2019

Informa’s Agribusiness Intelligence, the leading provider of news, data, analysis and forecasts across the agricultural and commodities value chain, has

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Arla Foods Aims For Carbon Net Zero Dairy

    Arla Foods Aims For Carbon Net Zero Dairy

Arla Foods and its 10,300 farmer owners have launched their most ambitious targets so far to accelerate the transition to

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British Dairy Farmers to Benefit From a £64 Million Share of a £245 Million Arla Foods Pot

    British Dairy Farmers to Benefit From a £64 Million Share of a £245 Million Arla Foods Pot

Arla Foods, the UK’s biggest farmer-owned dairy company, has announced that its British owners will receive a total of £64

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European Commission Increases National Support to Farmers up to €25,000

    European Commission Increases National Support to Farmers up to €25,000

The ceiling for national support to farmers will rise significantly, allowing greater flexibility and efficiency, notably in times of crisis

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European Commission Clears Acquisition of Gleadell by ADM

    European Commission Clears Acquisition of Gleadell by ADM

The European Commission has approved, under the EU Merger Regulation, the acquisition of sole control of Gleadell Agriculture by ADM

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99% of EU Skimmed Milk Powder Public Stocks Now Sold

    99% of EU Skimmed Milk Powder Public Stocks Now Sold

The latest successful tender sale of skimmed milk powder public stocks means that 99% of the total stocks bought and

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80,000 Tonnes of Skimmed Milk Powder Sold in Biggest Tender

A total of 80,424.05 tonnes of the skimmed milk powder bought into public stock by the European Commission since 2015

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Changing Consumer Habits to Shape EU Agricultural Markets by 2030

    Changing Consumer Habits to Shape EU Agricultural Markets by 2030

The European Commission has published projections for the European agricultural markets to 2030 for a wide range of agri-food products,

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Irish Grass-fed Beef – Opportunities For Healthier Diets

    Irish Grass-fed Beef – Opportunities For Healthier Diets

Ireland’s climate means that the country is good at growing grass. It is well known that producing beef from grass

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Report Finds Growth Potential For EU Plant Proteins

    Report Finds Growth Potential For EU Plant Proteins

The European Commission has adopted its report on the development of plant proteins in the European Union. The report reviews

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€191 Million to Promote EU Agri-food Products at Home and Abroad

    €191 Million to Promote EU Agri-food Products at Home and Abroad

The European Commission has adopted the 2019 promotion policy work programme, with €191.6million to be made available for programmes selected

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Grass Fed Dairy Cows Produce Milk With Superior Nutritional Properties

    Grass Fed Dairy Cows Produce Milk With Superior Nutritional Properties

The benefits of grass-fed dairy systems on the nutritional composition and properties of milk and dairy products were highlighted at

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Cargill Launches the Waxy Corn Promise™

    Cargill Launches the Waxy Corn Promise™

To ensure a long-term sustainable crop supply for food starch, Cargill has committed to source waxy corn 100 percent sustainably

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Arla Foods UK Launches New Standards Model to Bring Sustainable Change to Dairy Farming

    Arla Foods UK Launches New Standards Model to Bring Sustainable Change to Dairy Farming

With ongoing volatility in the global milk markets, increasing consumer misunderstanding of the sector, polarised levels of support for UK

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€172 Million to Promote EU Agri-food Products In and Outside the EU

    €172 Million to Promote EU Agri-food Products In and Outside the EU

The European Commission will provide funding of €172.5 million from the EU agricultural budget to promote EU agri-food products in

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€40 Million VistaMilk SFI Research Centre Launched in Ireland

    €40 Million VistaMilk SFI Research Centre Launched in Ireland

The Irish Government has launched the new VistaMilk SFI Research Centre which is jointly funded by Science Foundation Ireland (SFI)

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Irish Dairy Co-operatives to Merge

    Irish Dairy Co-operatives to Merge

Lakeland Dairies and LacPatrick Dairies have agreed to merge. The amalgamation of Lakeland and LacPatrick is a coming together of

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Global Wheat Production Down in 2018

    Global Wheat Production Down in 2018

Informa’s Agribusiness Intelligence is predicting global production of wheat will be down year on year in 2018. Wheat futures have hit multi-year

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Software Expert Leading Health Matters Research in UK Food Manufacturing

    Software Expert Leading Health Matters Research in UK Food Manufacturing

Research by a leading software company has been shared with UK food manufacturers in a bid to improve the UK’s

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