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Global Dairy Demand Fragile But Growing, According to Rabobank

    Global Dairy Demand Fragile But Growing, According to Rabobank

The global dairy market outlook will remain weak throughout 2016, but with more upward pressure on prices as we head into 2017, according to the Rabobank Global Dairy Quarterly Q1

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Structural Reforms Needed to Stabilise the EU Agriculture Market, Say MEPs

    Structural Reforms Needed to Stabilise the EU Agriculture Market, Say MEPs

The EU must come up with more decisive actions to deliver relief fast to farmers in the worst-hit sectors, such as dairy and livestock, Members of the European Parliament have

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Brexit Concerns For Irish Dairy and Beef Sector

    Brexit Concerns For Irish Dairy and Beef Sector

If the UK voters decide to leave the EU in the upcoming referendum in June of this year, it could have a significant impact on Irish agri-food exports. This is

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Tesco Invests in the Future For Britain’s Dairy Farmers

    Tesco Invests in the Future For Britain’s Dairy Farmers

Tesco will invest £6 million over two years to help support British agriculture. The retailer has created the new Tesco Cheese Group (TCG), which will guarantee dairy farmers an above

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Green Light For New School Scheme For Fruit, Vegetables and Milk

    Green Light For New School Scheme For Fruit, Vegetables and Milk

A new single framework for school schemes distributing fruits, vegetables and milk to schoolchildren will be operational as from August 2017 following a decision by Agriculture Ministers in the Council

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International Dairy Federation (IDF) Conference Opens in Dublin

    International Dairy Federation (IDF) Conference Opens in Dublin

The latest developments in dairying internationally are being discussed in Dublin this week, as the International Dairy Federation (IDF) conference opened this morning Monday, 11 April. The conference is sponsored

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European Commission and Chile Conclude Trade Agreement on Organic Products

    European Commission and Chile Conclude Trade Agreement on Organic Products

The European Union and Chile have concluded negotiations on an agreement on trade in organic products. Through this agreement, the EU and Chile will mutually recognise the equivalence of their

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Glanbia Ingredients Ireland – One Year From the Abolition of EU Milk Quotas

    Glanbia Ingredients Ireland – One Year From the Abolition of EU Milk Quotas

April 1st, 2015 marked a new era for dairy in Europe with the abolition of the EU milk quotas, which had been enforced for more than three decades. The system

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USAID Joins Nespresso and TechnoServe in Supporting South Sudan’s Coffee Farmers

    USAID Joins Nespresso and TechnoServe in Supporting South Sudan’s Coffee Farmers

Nespresso and its non-profit development partner TechnoServe have announced a new partnership with the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) to support its efforts to rebuild the coffee industry

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EU to Provide Milk to 350,000 Syrian Children

    EU to Provide Milk to 350,000 Syrian Children

The European Commission has adopted a €30 million programme to provide 350,000 Syrian children with drinking milk, as part of the already substantial aid provided by the EU to those

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Trade Balance Remains Positive For EU agri-food Products

    Trade Balance Remains Positive For EU agri-food Products

EU agri-food exports rose slightly in January 2016 relative to January 2015 to €9.3 billion, according to the latest monthly statistical report. The figures show that the EU was a

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New Regulation to Boost Use of Organic and Waste-based Fertilisers

    New Regulation to Boost Use of Organic and Waste-based Fertilisers

The European Commission has presented new rules on organic and waste-based fertilisers in the EU. The re-use of raw materials that are now disposed of as waste is one of the

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Produce World Encourages Potato Growers of the Future

    Produce World Encourages Potato Growers of the Future

Nearly four hundred schoolchildren have been introduced to potato growing thanks to Produce World and the East of England Agricultural Society’s Kids Country initiative. All the children who enjoyed the

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European Commission Activates Exceptional Measures to Further Support European Farmers in Crisis

    European Commission Activates Exceptional Measures to Further Support European Farmers in Crisis

The European Commission has announced an additional package of exceptional measures using all the tools made available in the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) to support EU farmers while safeguarding the

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Nestlé Empowers One Million Women in Farming

    Nestlé Empowers One Million Women in Farming

Over one million women in Asian and African farming communities have been empowered through their work with Nestlé, according to a new report. Launched to coincide with International Women’s Day,

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Technology Transforming Irish Agri-Food and Bioeconomy

    Technology Transforming Irish Agri-Food and Bioeconomy

The final report of the Teagasc Technology Foresight 2035 Project was published at a recent international conference in the Aviva Stadium, Dublin, as part of the Technology Foresight Project. Over

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IDF Parallel Symposia 2016, 11-13th April – Dublin

    IDF Parallel Symposia 2016, 11-13th April – Dublin

International Dairy Scientists, Technologists, Food Formulators and Process Engineers are heading to Dublin, Ireland shortly for the IDF Parallel Symposia 2016, 11-13th April 2016. Participants will experience two symposia running

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US Market Reopens For Dutch Beef

    US Market Reopens For Dutch Beef

The United States has announced that it will lift its ban on beef from the Netherlands. The US market had been closed since the Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy (BSE) outbreak in the

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Organic Fruit Demand Hits 10 Year High in Britain

    Organic Fruit Demand Hits 10 Year High in Britain

British consumers are creating the highest demand for organic fruit for 10 years. In the last year UK demand for organic fruit has grown by 8 per cent across the market

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Tesco Continues to Reduce Levels of Campylobacter in Chicken

    Tesco Continues to Reduce Levels of Campylobacter in Chicken

Tesco has released figures which show a continuation in the reduction of levels of Campylobacter in its fresh chicken. The retailer has had a long history of working in collaboration

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Produce World Agronomy Manager is Top of the Crops

    Produce World Agronomy Manager is Top of the Crops

Produce World’s Strategic Agronomy Manager John Sedgwick (pictured centre) has won the title of Best Agronomist 2016 at the prestigious UK Grower Awards. The Produce World Group grows and supplies quality

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Top Avocado Producing Countries Unite to Launch World Avocado Organization

    Top Avocado Producing Countries Unite to Launch World Avocado Organization

In an unprecedented, the world’s top avocado producing countries have united to create the first global avocado entity, the World Avocado Organization (WAO). The primary purpose of the new organisation

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Top Green Awards For Produce World

    Top Green Awards For Produce World

Five of Produce World’s sites have received accreditation from the national green scheme Investors in Environment (iiE), and the English

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European Commission Extends Private Storage Aid For Butter and SMP

    European Commission Extends Private Storage Aid For Butter and SMP

The private storage aid for butter and skimmed milk powder will be extended until 30 September 2016, following the approval

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Starch Europe Statement on EU-Vietnam FTA Negotiations

    Starch Europe Statement on EU-Vietnam FTA Negotiations

Starch Europe, the trade association which represents the interests of the EU starch industry both at European and international level,

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EU Agri-food Exports Picking Up Again

    EU Agri-food Exports Picking Up Again

After a slight decrease in October 2015, EU agri-food exports in November 2015 picked up again and achieved a value

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Glanbia Co-op Unveils 2016 Member Support Package of at Least €35 Million

    Glanbia Co-op Unveils 2016 Member Support Package of at Least €35 Million

The Board of Glanbia Co-operative Society has announced the creation of a ‘2016 Member Support Package’ worth at least €35.6

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Noble Foods is the First Producer to Attain the Highest Marks in Global Benchmark on Farm Animal Welfare

    Noble Foods is the First Producer to Attain the Highest Marks in Global Benchmark on Farm Animal Welfare

UK-based Noble Foods has successfully moved up into tier one in this year’s global Business Benchmark on Farm Animal Welfare

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ADM Expands EMEA Supply Chain Footprint

    ADM Expands EMEA Supply Chain Footprint

Archer Daniels Midland Company, one of the world’s largest agricultural processors and food ingredient providers, has agreed to purchase a

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Important Step Made Towards the Development of Hybrid Ryegrass Varieties

    Important Step Made Towards the Development of Hybrid Ryegrass Varieties

Self-incompatibility is a genetic mechanism used by plants to avoid self-fertilisation and promote outcrossing. The mechanism works by enabling plants

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OMSCo Wins at Food and Farming Industry Awards

    OMSCo Wins at Food and Farming Industry Awards

Leading organic dairy co-operative, OMSCo (the Organic Milk Suppliers Cooperative), has won the prestigious Food Chain Marketing Award, an annual

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Teagasc Launches Professional Knowledge Network For Irish Agri-Food Sector

    Teagasc Launches Professional Knowledge Network For Irish Agri-Food Sector

A new and innovative professional knowledge programme, Teagasc ConnectEd has been launched. It will extend Teagasc’s knowledge transfer and research

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Cargill’s Initiative Wins FiE 2015 Best Sustainability Innovation Award

    Cargill’s Initiative Wins FiE 2015 Best Sustainability Innovation Award

A Cargill Cocoa Promise project addressing access to affordable funding for cocoa farmer cooperatives in Côte d’Ivoire, the first of

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New European Commission Guidelines on Joint Selling of Olive Oil, Beef and Veal, and Arable Crops

    New European Commission Guidelines on Joint Selling of Olive Oil, Beef and Veal, and Arable Crops

The European Commission has adopted new Guidelines on how specific agricultural derogations from EU antitrust rules apply to the sale

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Tetra Pak and DeLaval Commit to Up-skill Dairy Farm Management in China

    Tetra Pak and DeLaval Commit to Up-skill Dairy Farm Management in China

Tetra Pak and DeLaval, sister companies in the Tetra Laval Group, have signed a five year agreement with the Dairy

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Glanbia Ingredients Ireland Wins Bord Bia Sustainability Award 2015

    Glanbia Ingredients Ireland Wins Bord Bia Sustainability Award 2015

Glanbia Ingredients Ireland (GII), Ireland’s leading dairy company, has won the Bord Bia Sustainability Award 2015, the category which received

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British Consumers Support Morrisons ‘Milk for Farmers’

    British Consumers Support Morrisons ‘Milk for Farmers’

British grocery shoppers are demonstrating their commitment to dairy farmers and overwhelmingly supporting the new Morrisons ‘Milk for Farmers’ range.

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Leveraging Public R&D for the Benefit of Industry: The Case of Food – Tuesday, 24th November, 2015

    Leveraging Public R&D for the Benefit of Industry: The Case of Food – Tuesday, 24th November, 2015

Teagasc, the Irish Agriculture and Food Development Authority, is holding a symposium on technology transfer on Tuesday, 24 November 2015

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Cranfield University and Produce World Win Top KTP Accolade

    Cranfield University and Produce World Win Top KTP Accolade

Cranfield University and the Produce World Group, one of the UK’s largest vegetable growers and suppliers, have won the RCUK

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Two Organic Co-operatives Form International Alliance

    Two Organic Co-operatives Form International Alliance

The leading organic farmer co-operative in North America, Organic Valley/CROPP cooperative, and Europe’s leading organic dairy co-operative, the Organic Milk

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Tesco Expands Help For British Dairy Farmers

    Tesco Expands Help For British Dairy Farmers

Tesco has announced its first and biggest farming group, the Tesco Sustainable Dairy Group (TSDG) will be expanding to support

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Maris Piper Goes Organic For the First Time

It is the best known, most widely grown and popular potato variety, but up until now it has proved too

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IDF to Host Parallel Symposia in Ireland

    IDF to Host Parallel Symposia in Ireland

The International Dairy Federation (IDF) through its Irish National Committee is hosting two major symposia which will run for the

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Sustainability is Not an ‘Add-on’ For Leading UK Vegetable Business

    Sustainability is Not an ‘Add-on’ For Leading UK Vegetable Business

Sustainability is central to the Produce World Group’s business according to the company’s Chairman and Chief Executive Neil Fraser. Writing

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TTIP From Both Sides – A Fair and Level Playing Field?

    TTIP From Both Sides – A Fair and Level Playing Field?

Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) negotiators on both sides must take into account historical differences, current market realities and

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‘Enjoy, it’s from Europe’ – Over €100 Million to Promote European Agriculture in 2016

    ‘Enjoy, it’s from Europe’ – Over €100 Million to Promote European Agriculture in 2016

In 2016 European producers will benefit from programmes worth €111 million to find new markets and promote consumption outside and

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EU Farmers and Maize Processors Join Forces

    EU Farmers and Maize Processors Join Forces

EU farmers represented by COPA-COGECA, EU maize growers represented by CEPM, and EU ethanol and starch producers, represented by ePURE

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