MAPAMA presents the new UNE standards for the organic market

The Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries, Food and Environment together with the Ecovalía Association have organized a National Day for the presentation of the new AENOR standards of inputs for use in organic farming, which has been held in Almeria, with the participation of the Deputy Director General of Differentiated Quality and Organic Agriculture, Javier Maté and the President of Ecovalía, Álvaro Barreda.

Du Pont Pioneer sponsors the first European sunflower harvest in Seville

The early sowing technique, which Pioneer introduced 20 years ago in Spain in the cultivation of corn, together with the use of the Pioneer P64LC108 hybrid variety, has led to the first sunflower crop of this campaign to have taken place yesterday, 22th June, in the Sevillian town of La Campaña, Seville. A collection that is anticipated at least one month on the usual dates in Andalusia, one of the first areas of Europe to harvest.

UPA asks Tejerina to defend the beet producers of Montoro's tax collection

The Union of Small Farmers and Ranchers (UPA) has accused the Ministry of Finance and Public Service of proposing a tax on sugar with a desire to collect and without "minimally analyze" the impact that this tax will on the economy of the primary sector. For that reason, it has asked the Minister of Agriculture, Isabel García Tejerina, to "act with forcefulness" and intercede to defend the interests of the 6,000 beet Spanish producers of this "direct attack" by Minister Montoro.

Soybean cultivation in Mexico is reactivated

The Secretariat of Agriculture, Livestock, Rural Development, Fisheries and Food (SAGARPA), through the National Institute of Forestry, Agriculture and Livestock (INIFAP) has projected planting of 45,000 hectares of soybeans in the Yaqui Valley, Sonora after it was allowed to sow the oil for more than 20 years.

Seed, only essential factor for the crop production

The plant breeder industry invests around 20% of its turnover in R & D. Get a new variety involves an investment of up to 3 million euros. Industrial property protection means the results of the work of breeders, thus sustaining improvement programs and development of varieties.

Brazil: Record of grain harvest again

The Latin American country will produce 210 million tons of grain in the 2015-2016 period. In the previous period (2014-2015) Brazil set a new record with 209.5 million grains. Soybeans will again its flagship product.

Spain: Soybean production over 61 million tonnes

Soybeans reached a record high of 61 million tonnes harvested. The harvest corresponding to the 2014/2015 grain campaign will reach 118.7 million tons, a record high, an increase of 11% over the previous harvest, according to the report Agricultural Estimates released by the Ministry of Agriculture (Magrama ).

Spain: Demand for rapeseed in Europe stimulates the interest of farmers

More than 200 farmers and industry professionals attended the Day of Rape in Salamanca organized by CAMPAL, with the presence of experts in this crop, which has doubled its production in the last campaign in Castilla y Leon (Spain).

Spain: The Return of the cultivation of rapeseed

Rape has returned to Spain to permanently stay, as more alternative…

First Forum of Rape Pioneer 2015

More than 400 farmers attended in Toro (Zamora) to the First…