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Monday, May 09, 2016

Wyke Farms is ‘first dairy farm’ to be Carbon Trust triple certified | FoodBev

Wyke Farms is ‘first dairy farm’ to be Carbon Trust triple certified | FoodBev: Cheese producer Wyke Farms has today announced that it has achieved triple certification to the Carbon Trust standard for improving environmental performance in carbon emissions, water use and waste.

It is “the first dairy firm in the UK to hold all three certifications at the same time”.

To achieve the triple certification, Wyke Farms were able to demonstrate reductions in CO2 emissions, water use and total waste output. A qualitative assessment also looked at the systems put in place under the 100% Green framework, which found that the company’s environmental management processes were sufficiently strong to meet the requirements of the standard.

La Nina Puts Agriculture Sector In The Spotlight | See It Market

La Nina Puts Agriculture Sector In The Spotlight | See It Market: “The possible transition from a record breaking El Nino to a La Nina pattern may be a significant variable affecting commodity prices. Understanding this meteorological cycle change can give investors an edge in seeking unique assets with promising risk/reward scenarios“.

‘Significant challenges ahead’ says new agriculture minister

‘Significant challenges ahead’ says new agriculture minister: “We are a trading economy, exports are our lifeblood. The more we export, the better prices we can secure, so we can secure a decent standard of living and that’s the challenge.”

He commented that “there are issues in terms of policy that we will be working on to try and ensure people can get a just reward from the huge endeavours that they put in inside the farm gate”.

China plans to invest $1.9bn in Kazakh agriculture - FT.com

China plans to invest $1.9bn in Kazakh agriculture - FT.com

Wake Up Call Allendale Advisory Center

Wake Up Call Allendale Advisory Center: Grain markets are higher ahead of key Ag reports later today and tomorrow. Crude oil is firm, testing last month’s highs.

Grain traders will be doing some pre report adjusting early this week. The USDA May Supply and Demand report will be released tomorrow at 11:00 am. The focus is on what will USDA do with yield on the first look of the 2016/17 balance sheet.

Today at 3:00 pm the USDA releases the weekly crop progress and conditions report. Trade is looking for corn planting progress to be 52 to 57% complete compared to 62% average. Soybean progress could be 15 to 20% complete versus average of 22%.