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Government reveals economic plan for farming sector

An economic plan for the food and farming sector that will ensure 'this thriving industry continues to grow and create jobs' has been revealed by Envi...


18 February 2015 | Feed and Forage,News,NFU,Supermarkets
British agriculture 'hugely important' issue ahead of election

The NFU will launch a national campaign next week to highlight the importance of food and farming ahead of the general election. The “Great British...


18 February 2015 | Arable,Cereal,Crops,Feed and Forage,News
Tensions in the potato supply chain follow two years of overproduction

“Two seasons of over supply are causing great pain for our potato growers,” states Potato Council chair Fiona Fell. Difficult times Twelve month...


10 February 2015 | Feed and Forage,News,Supermarkets
FUW rejects Red Tractor beef lifetime assurance

The Farmers' Union of Wales has rejected proposals to ratchet up Red Tractor Farm Assurance rules on the grounds that it would add to bureaucracy and ...


EU over-regulation causing 'severe' damage to UK agriculture

There are severe impacts on UK agriculture and the wider economy being caused by the loss or restriction of Plant Protection Products (PPPs) due to 'o...


Is EU membership damaging UK farming?

Membership of the EU is damaging the British farming industry, according to Environment Secretary Liz Truss. "There are benefits to being in a sing...


Potato Council's Winter Forum tour kicks off Thursday

With just seven weeks until Spring, January is an ideal time to meet up with fellow growers and technical experts to get prepared for the 2015 potato ...


UK livestock face multiple mycotoxin threats

Livestock in the UK are facing multiple mycotoxin challenges in the feeds they consume and farmers are being warned to adopt a new approach. That’...


23 December 2014 | Feed and Forage,News,Poultry
Methionine shortage causes problems for feed manufacturers

Methionine, the raw material used in poultry feeds is in short supply, and is causing problems for feed manufacturers, and in turn for poultry farmers...


UK farmer confidence falling, according to new survey

Falling farmgate prices and market price volatility have contributed to a drop in farmer confidence, a new survey by the NFU has revealed. After th...


10 December 2014 | Cattle,Feed and Forage,Finance,News
Calf coats reduce feed costs, study finds

Using calf coats on calves born in the winter months can improve growth and reduce feed costs, according to researchers at Harper Adams University. ...


Soil threat undermining our current way of life

The world’s soils face a wide range of threats that could undermine the very basis to our current way of life. Recently Europe has seen flooding that...


8 December 2014 | Dairy,Feed and Forage,Finance,News
Dairy producers urged to cut feed costs

There may be little festive cheer around for dairy farmers operating in a falling milk price environment, but many producers could cut feed costs by b...


13 November 2014 | Feed and Forage,News
The total feed business is central theme in ForFarmers refocused strategy

ForFarmers wants to contribute to better returns for customers by offering optimal animal nutrition solutions. This remains the basis for ForFarmers s...


Move to ban pesticides 'a threat to UK food security'

Scientists have cast doubt on the European Union’s aim to restrict the use of a range of pesticides. They have voiced this view in response to a r...



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