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Tuesday, February 02, 2016

Caribbean agriculture drawbacks can only be addressed through collective marketing – SVG Minister of Agriculture | St. Lucia News Online

Caribbean agriculture drawbacks can only be addressed through collective marketing – SVG Minister of Agriculture | St. Lucia News Online: St. Vincent and the Grenadines Minister of Agriculture Honorable Saboto Ceasar, has called on policymakers in CARICOM member states, to identify a commodity or commodities for consolidated supply to regional and international markets. �

He outlined that; “It is long acknowledged that many of the drawbacks resulting from our individual geographical smallness, can only be addressed through collective and co-ordinated marketing of our produce.”

Brexit would be disaster for Northern Ireland farmers, says agriculture minister - BelfastTelegraph.co.uk

Brexit would be disaster for Northern Ireland farmers, says agriculture minister - BelfastTelegraph.co.uk: A Brexit will spell disaster for Northern Ireland farmers and leave everyone in the region paying more for agri-products, Stormont's agriculture minister has warned.

Smart Agriculture Market Worth 18.45 Billion USD by 2022 -- PUNE, India, February 2, 2016 /PRNewswire/ --

Smart Agriculture Market Worth 18.45 Billion USD by 2022 -- PUNE, India, February 2, 2016 /PRNewswire/ --: According to the new market research report "Smart Agriculture Market by Hardware and Network Platform (GPS/GNSS Devices, Sensor Monitoring Systems, and Smart Detection Systems/Network Elements), Service, Software, Application, and Geography - Global Forecast to 2022", published by MarketsandMarkets, the smart agriculture market is estimated to reach USD 18.45 Billion by 2022, at a CAGR of 13.8% between 2016 and 2022. The factors which are driving the Smart agriculture market include the increasing adoption of technology in agriculture, global increase in the food demand, and assistance in monitoring livestock performance and health.

Free Trade Agreements Generate $8.3 Billion for Dairy Farmers over 10 Years | Agweb.com

Free Trade Agreements Generate $8.3 Billion for Dairy Farmers over 10 Years | Agweb.com: A study released by the U.S. Dairy Export Council (USDEC) and the National Milk Producers Federation (NMPF) shows free trade agreement have generated $8.3 billion in additional dairy farm income between 2004 and 2014.

That equates to 34�/cwt higher average milk prices over the 10 years, or about $75/cow per cow per year. The average 200-cow herd would therefore see a $15,000 per year benefit.

Will Corn Acres Rise or Fall in 2016? (VIDEO) | Agweb.com

Will Corn Acres Rise or Fall in 2016? (VIDEO) | Agweb.com: “We’ve got to take into consideration that last year, we lost some acres to prevent plant and everything,” said Flory, speaking on U.S. Farm Report, which was recorded at the Top Producer Seminar in Chicago last week. “… There’s going to be some room for debate in there (on the corn/soybean split), but right now I’m sitting at about 89 million acres on corn … (and) 84.5 million to 85 million acres on soybeans.”

Wake Up Call Allendale Advisory Center

Wake Up Call Allendale Advisory Center: Grain markets are slightly higher on short covering. Palm put in a strong performance in China supporting Soybean oil. Crude oil remains weak while stocks are under pressure.