Agriculture around the world
Britain tops EU fraud list
More cases of fraud against the European Union budget were uncovered in Britain than in any other member state last year, a report has revealed
Dutch farmers accuse German drug companies of making cattle ill
Dutch farmers claim that German pharmaceuticals companies Bayer and Hoechst are responsible for illnesses in their herds, allegedly caused by tainted vaccine jabs
Combined Case-New Holland plans to get bigger
CNH Global NV co-chairman and chief executive Jean-Pierre Rosso says the new company has plans to expand further.
NZ missing out on organic boom
Top European organic growers tell New Zealand its missing out on the growing demand for organic produce.
Kenyan farmers want food import ban
Imports of wheat, maize and milk should be banned to protect local agriculture, claim Kenyan farmers.
Fischler says Slovakias EU prospects quite good
European commissioner for agriculture Franz Fischler tells the Slovakian government that from a farming point of view its prospects for joining the EU are “quite good”.
Smart spreader means bigger yields
A smart fertiliser spreader that works out exactly how much each square metre of a field needs will help farmers to achieve higher yields, say its developers.
Tensions as multiples muscle in on Irish retail
The sourcing of supplies by newly-arrived multiples is a difficult issue in the Irish Republic.
Seoul to import only non-GM soya
Following public concern about GM soya beans in tofu, South Korea will import only non-GM beans for processing.
US turns down duties on cattle from Canada
Canada wins a major victory as a US trade panel rejects a request from American ranchers to impose anti-dumping duties on about US$1 billion of Canadian cattle imports.
US cattlemen would consider EU hormone beef compensation
The National Cattlemens Association says it would look at any EU offer of compensation in the beef hormone case.
US reviews safety of wheat insecticide
The Environmental Protection Agency is reviewing chlorpyrifos to assess its danger to humans.