Agricultural production

Inflation will likely melt in 2022 – central banks will do a lot more harm trying to tackle it

It remains to be seen whether the omicron variant will move Sars-CoV-2 to a manageable endemicity. But as that happens, there will always be a “long COVID” to contend with. The latest inflation headlines — a 7% annual rise in the U.S. and tougher speeches from Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome …

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Red flags raised: agricultural organizations and experts…

Organic products from Onderstepoort: relevant or not? With our economy effectively in intensive care after the devastation of Covid-19, one sector provides most new jobs and is in fact one of the few sectors to show growth. It’s farming. See: The alarm has sounded over livestock vaccine shortages in South …

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Farm subsidy scheme ‘risks increasing UK dependence on food imports’ | Agriculture

Government plans for a post-Brexit program to support UK agriculture are based on little more than ‘blind optimism’ and risk increasing UK dependence on food imports, warned a parliamentary inquiry. The EU subsidy scheme – known as the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) and worth £ 3 billion a year to …

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Chinese scientist pleads guilty to stealing trade secrets, US Department of Justice report says

A Chinese national has allegedly pleaded guilty in a US court to stealing trade secrets from the agricultural company Monsanto in order to offer Beijing a benefit, according to a statement released by the US Department of Justice. According to the statement, Xiang Haitao, 44, who lived in Chesterfield, Missouri, …

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Purdue dashboard reveals weaknesses in U.S. food supply chain

“We call exposure to the workforce and upstream industries the Achilles heel of the supply chain,” said Jayson Lusk, internationally renowned food and agriculture economist and Distinguished Professor and Head of the Department of Agricultural Economics at Purdue University. “If a key link is weakened, it impacts the strength of …

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Headlines: Despite pandemic, 2021 markets a good year for crops in Nebraska | Local news from the Big Island

Soybean production is expected to hit a record 344 million bushels, up 15% from last year. Harvest area, at 5.55 million acres, is up 8% from 2020. Yield is expected to reach a record 62 bushels per acre, up 4.0 bushels from year on year last. Crops face many environmental …

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Berkeley’s new urban farming ordinance grows food together

The recent zoning changes of the Berkeley Urban Agriculture Ordinance jointly cultivate food production by enabling the production and programming of adaptive urban farms in backyards, community gardens and vertical farms, setting a precedent for other cities (photo by Claire Weissbluth.) The recent little-known zoning changes of the Berkeley Urban …

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News summary for the new energy market_SMM

SHANGHAI, December 29 (SMM) – A weekly update on trends in the new energy sector. 1. Vesna Prodanovic, CEO of Rio Tinto’s subsidiary in Serbia, said Rio Tinto plans to suspend its Jadar lithium mine project in Serbia after the municipality canceled a land allotment plan for the mine. The …

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Chinese blockade on Lithuania hits other EU exports

Dpa, berlin Sun 26 Dec 2021 00:00 Last update on: Sun 26 Dec 2021 00:00 VALDIS DOMBROVSKIS Executive Vice-President, European Commission “> VALDIS DOMBROVSKIS Executive Vice-President, European Commission EU Trade Commissioner Valdis Dombrovskis has warned that a Chinese blockade of Lithuanian exports over a dispute over Taiwan is increasingly affecting …

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