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The corn production of Romania down 35-40% due to the drought
Romania cornNovember 20, 2015 ET
The corn production of Romania will be diminished this year by 35-40% due to the drought up to approximately 7 million tons, from over 11 million tons last year.
Typhoon-hit Philippines farmers race to plant seeds to repay loans
Typhoon KoppuNovember 20, 2015 ET
In the fertile plains of Luzon island in the Philippines, farmers are in a race against time.
Poland to give 80 million euros to growers hit by drought
Poland droughtNovember 20, 2015 ET
More than 341 million zloty (over 80 million euros) is going to growers affected by this year's drought in Poland.
Novel food regulation for the EU’s agro-sector
Novel food regulationNovember 20, 2015 ET
The European Commission’s proposal on a new food regulation will improve conditions for businesses in new and innovative food in EU market, while maintaining high level of food safety.
U.S., Ghana announced Food for Progress agreements
Krysta HardenNovember 20, 2015 ET
Deputy Agriculture Secretary Krysta Harden and Ghanaian Minister of Food and Agriculture Fifi Kwetey announced two Food for Progress agreements to support agricultural development and trade within Ghana's poultry sector.
UK milk price index increased first time since November 2013
UK milkNovember 19, 2015 ET
The UK Agricultural Price Index (API) for all crop products was 0.2% lower in September 2015 compared to September 2014.
Adverse weather pushes food prices up in October
Food comoditiesNovember 19, 2015 ET
Major food commodity prices rose in October, spurred by weather-driven concerns about sugar and palm oil supplies.
USDA funding expands broadband access to nearly six million Americans
Rural internetNovember 19, 2015 ET
USDA Rural Utilities Service Administrator Brandon McBride announced that nearly six million Americans who live and work in rural areas now have access to new or improved high-speed internet service.
UK Soil Association launches online market place for organic businesses
Organic ChristmasNovember 19, 2015 ET
The Soil Association is supporting all organic businesses by guiding customers to a more sustainable Christmas with the Soil Association’s new online Organic Christmas Market.
Mauritania and EU sign Fisheries Partnership Agreement
Mauritania fishermenNovember 19, 2015 ET
A new four-year Protocol to the Fisheries Partnership Agreement (FPA) has been signed between the EU and Mauritania.
New project promotes climate-smart agriculture in Guatemala
Guatemala agricultureNovember 19, 2015 ET
A new program funded by the United States Agency for International Development’s Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance (USAID/OFDA) will enhance the ability of thousands of farmers in Guatemala’s Dry Corridor to withstand droughts.
India raises minimum support prices for 2016 rabi crops
India wheatNovember 19, 2015 ET
The Ministry of Agriculture of India increased on 5 November the Minimum Support Prices (MSP) for 2016 winter rabi crops, currently being planted and to be harvested from April onwards.