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Warm weather set to take toll on EU wheat yields

EU crop yields have been revised downwards following unusually warm and dry weather in much of Europe.

Finnish crops systems could boost UK farm efficiency

Adopting a min-till or no-till arable system – sewing onto residues of the previous crop without loosening topsoil – could help British farmers improve efficiency, according to AHDB.

Waitrose launches competition for 25th anniversary of Duchy brand

Waitrose has launched a customer competition to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the organic food brand Duchy Originals.

Sodexo announces plans to source only cage-free eggs

International foodservice firm Sodexo has announced that it will source only cage-free eggs globally by 2025.

Eustice retains food and farming role

George Eustice has retained his position as food and farming minister in the latest round of ministerial appointments by prime minister Theresa May. 

Carr's mill in Kirkcaldy
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Carr’s Group praises its flour mills

Carr’s Group, the farming and food conglomerate, said its flour mills had delivered an ‘excellent performance’ in its first half.

HGCA introduces crop disease projects

Three initiatives have been funded by cereals authority the HGCA to alert the industry to in-season disease pressures and maximise the value of crop-protectant sprays.

Wheat:
next year's harvest area could be down
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Wheat harvest area forecast to be lower next year

Areas of wheat for harvest in 2015 will be down in favour of barley and pulses, according to a survey.

Crop sizes are up on last year
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Bumper crop predicted for EU cereals

The EU cereals crop for the 2014/2015 marketing year is estimated to be a bumper one, up 6.1% on last year.

Study fins pesticides in bread
'Scaremongering':
The federation of bakers claim the report is missleading
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FOB hits back at bread pesticide ‘scaremongering’

The Federation of Bakers (FOB) has slammed a report claiming two thirds of bread contains pesticides. 

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