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Large-scale changes to the environment of the United Kingdom, including an apparent loss of habitats and agricultural land, have been revealed through an updated national map of land cover launched by researchers at the University of Leicester together with consultancy company Specto Natura on 1 July. The land cover map, which examines data from 2006 and 2012, is based upon a standardised classification system of 44 land cover and land use cl...





State of our countryside: New map reveals loss of farmland

Large-scale changes to the environment of the United Kingdom, including an apparent loss of habitats and agricultural land, have been revealed through...


Soil Association warns farmers not to spray Glyphosate due to cancer links

This harvest, the Soil Association is urging cereal farmers not to spray Glyphosate on milling wheat crops – to reduce the amount of this probable car...


A vision for unlocking farming potential in the EU

The Agri-Food Chain Coalition, representing 11 leading industry associations across the agri-food chain, today presented its joint declaration entitle...


EU grains trade higher; Euro weakness friendly to Paris grain

EU grains trade higher, playing catch-up with strong gains posted in US markets on Friday night, and with Paris grains supported by further euro weakn...


29 June 2015 | Arable,Crops,Finance,News
Sugar beet prices announced for 2016/17

After an extensive and detailed negotiation process, the NFU and British Sugar have written to sugar beet growers today to announce the sugar beet pri...


26 June 2015 | Arable,Crops,News,Produce
Maris Otter goes to Parliament

Robin Appel and Mark Banham celebrated the 50th anniversary of their revered Maris Otter barley variety at a tasting of past Champion Beers of Britain...


25 June 2015 | Arable,Crops,Grassland,News
Spring silage success but farmers should sharpen sward skills between cuts

Initial indications from farm visits undertaken by the agricultural grass team at Barenbrug during late May and early June seem to show that good aver...


Wheat market gives up gains achieved over past sessions

Soycomplex Beans closed around 4-5 cents easier. It seems that the trade has positioned itself where it wants to be heading into next week's USDA a...


25 June 2015 | Arable,Cereal,Crops,News
Our favourite fruits, vegetables, nuts and many more are at risk

MEP Anthea McIntyre along with the Agri-food chain Roundtable for Plant Protection, consisting of 19 EU associations, hosted an event in the European ...


25 June 2015 | Arable,Cereal,Crops,News
Aphid action reaps rewards of potato virus reduction

Potato aphid numbers are now building up, coinciding with many seed crops at early growth stages that are particularly vulnerable to virus infection. ...


24 June 2015 | Arable,Cereal,Crops,Finance,News,NFU
EU farm subsidies 'vital' as farmers suffer cash flow concerns

The importance of European Union direct payments underpinning food production has been highlighted by NFU Cymru today in its response to the Welsh Gov...


EU grains close higher on continued euro weakness

EU grains closed mostly higher, with continued euro weakness on Greek nervousness helping support the French market. The one remaining old crop London...


Widespread reports of crop damage to winter wheat on rain-sodden US plains

Soycomplex Beans, meal and oil all closed with small losses on the nears, although there were some minimal gains in some of the deferred positions....


High tech 'cow bell' brings revolution to cattle movement

A new wearable tracking collar created by Cambridge Industrial Design (CID) is enabling farmers to locate exactly where their dairy cattle are, helpin...


Wheat market closed with solid gains

Soycomplex Beans and meal closed with strong gains on US planting concerns ahead of tonight's latest crop progress report from the USDA. That put U...



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Demonstration combine driver, SAME Deutz-Fahr. Harvest job travelling round the UK

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