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Defra flood fund 'welcome news for farmers'

Defra flood fund 'welcome news for farmers'
16-04-2014 06:15 AM | Finance, News
Defra flood fund 'welcome news for farmers'
Farmers hit by recent flooding are being offered grants of up to £35,000, the Department for Environment and Rural Affairs have announced. This fun...
15-04-2014 10:21 AM | Animal Health, Cattle, Finance, News, Veterinary News
Farmers face substantial tax bills over TB slaughter
Beef and dairy farmers whose cattle were slaughtered due to TB could face substantial tax bills, according to agricultural accountants. Last year,...
14-04-2014 11:12 AM | Dairy, Finance, News
Australian dairy 'offers best risk returns in global agriculture'
Australian dairy currently offers the highest risk-adjusted return of any sector in global agriculture, according to Aquila Capital. Surging global...
14-04-2014 10:58 AM | Finance, News, Property News
Farmland prices hit new heights
The value of English farmland continued to strengthen at the beginning of 2014, rising by almost 6.5% in the first three months, the first time prices...
11-04-2014 02:15 AM | Finance, News, Pigs, Poultry, Sheep
£90m for centres of innovation: do pigs & poultry want their share?
The Government has made £90 million available for UK centres for innovation as part of its strategy to make UK farming more competitive, productive, r...
10-04-2014 02:44 AM | Cattle, Finance, News
Scottish beef payments to arrive from 17th April
The Scottish government has said payments under the Scottish Beef Scheme are to start arriving in beef farmers’ bank accounts from Thursday 17 April. ...
10-04-2014 01:49 AM | News, Finance
Students become farm business consultants for 45th year
Agriculture students from the University of Reading have had the chance to put their business skills to the test by acting as consultants to a real fa...
09-04-2014 09:47 AM | Arable, Cereal, Crops, Finance, News
Income from contract farming falls 10%
Income from contract farming fell 10 per cent last year, but the results could have been worse after an extended period of cold and wet weather. Co...
09-04-2014 08:44 AM | Finance, News, Renewable Energy
Bradford company invests £250,000 in its first wind turbine
A UK recycling and green energy company, the Leo Group, has invested £250,000 into its first wind turbine to help power its Bradford plant. Erected...
09-04-2014 05:16 AM | Finance, News, Supermarkets
Losses for big four supermarkets, latest figures show
Latest grocery share figures have shown what appears to be a dramatic market slowdown, with growth of only 0.6%. Kantar Worldpanel estimates that E...
09-04-2014 04:15 AM | Arable, Cereal, Crops, Finance, News, NFU
European vote paves the way for Government decisions on CAP
A positive vote by MEPs means the Government is a step closer in making key decisions on implementing the next CAP reform in England and Wales. Th...
08-04-2014 06:48 AM | Arable, Cereal, Crops, Finance, News
NFU calls on Commission to deliver CAP clarity
The NFU has set up meetings in Brussels after last week’s decision on additional coupled support. A letter from EU Commissioner Ciolos last week in...
08-04-2014 06:19 AM | Finance, News
Farmers still being targeted in bank fraud scams
Farmers in the UK are continuing to be targeted in bank fraud scams, according to the National Farmers' Union. Over the weekend, members in the Bor...
08-04-2014 05:55 AM | Cattle, Finance, News
China to lead beef demand
Beef demand growth will continue to come mainly from China as farmers take little interest in expanding production despite strong profits and increasi...
07-04-2014 08:34 AM | Arable, Cereal, Crops, Finance, News
Commission to recover CAP expenditure from member states
A total of €318 million of EU agricultural policy funds, unduly spent by Member States, is being claimed back by the European Commission today under t...
04-04-2014 10:05 AM | Finance, News
Glastir Scheme 'should be open to any farmer', says NFU
The Glastir scheme should be open to any farmer in Wales irrespective of locality or farm enterprise type. This message comes as part of NFU Cymru’s r...
03-04-2014 08:11 AM | News, Arable, Cereal, Crops, Finance
Farmers angered over coupling announcement
Statements from Europe indicating that Scottish farmers will be denied greater coupling options under new CAP arrangements have left them 'angered and...
03-04-2014 05:52 AM | Dairy, Finance, News
Tesco increases milk price paid to farmers
Tesco announced the new price it will pay British dairy farmers for their milk. Tesco Sustainable Dairy Group (TSDG) members will receive the new p...
03-04-2014 05:42 AM | Dairy, Finance, News
Collaboration is key to take advantage of dairy growth, says Raymond
The agriculture industry needs to work together to take full advantage of the growth in demand in the dairy sector, NFU President Meurig Raymond has u...
02-04-2014 06:20 AM | Cattle, Dairy, Finance, News, Renewable Energy
Dairy industry shows improvement in energy efficiency
The UK dairy industry has shown a significant improvement in its energy efficiency performance. Data collected by Dairy Energy Savings (DES), which...
01-04-2014 05:33 AM | Finance, News
Budget 'good for farmers' retirement planning'
Agricultural experts at the UK200Group of independent chartered accountants and lawyers say that measures announced in the 2014 Budget could encourage...
31-03-2014 08:36 AM | Finance, News
Farmers 'fooled' by banking scam
Farmers are being urged to be alert to a banking scam after the National Farmers' Union said a small number of farmers have been defrauded of money. ...
28-03-2014 03:15 AM | Finance, News
SAF Online option available this year
Online application for Single Farm Payments in Wales is available from this year and has several advantages, however it is important to continue offer...
28-03-2014 02:41 AM | Finance, News, Shows and Events
Buyers compete for store cattle at Bishops Castle
Buyers from as far away as Leicester and Suffolk competed for the 250 store cattle on offer at Bishops Castle Auction on March 20. The entry was up...
26-03-2014 01:52 AM | Finance, News
Banking fraudsters target south Lancashire farmers
The National Farmers' Union has urged its members to be cautious after fraudsters scammed farmers out of half a million pounds in South Lancashire. ...
25-03-2014 01:23 AM | Finance, News, Property News
HMRC to focus on landlords in latest tax crackdown
HMRC is ratcheting up its ongoing crackdown on tax evasion with its latest focus on landlords who let out residential property, whether at home or ove...
24-03-2014 10:51 AM | Finance, News
New 'real time' tax relaxation could help farmers
A new 'real time tax' reporting relaxation aimed at micro employers will help many farm businesses struggling to report on, or before, paying employee...
24-03-2014 04:16 AM | Finance, News
Uralchem increased investments to $174 million in 2013
In 2013 Uralchem's investments in development reached $174 million, an increase of 5.5% compared to the previous year. $84 million was spent on the im...
24-03-2014 03:33 AM | Finance, Forestry, Market Reports, News
Global sawlog prices rose in the 4Q/13
Higher demand for lumber and increased global trade of logs pushed sawlog prices upward in many markets during 2013, according to the Wood Resource Qu...
24-03-2014 02:35 AM | Finance, News
Doubling of investment allowance good news for farmers
The Chancellor’s announcement to double the rate of the Annual Investment Allowance (AIA) is welcome news for agriculture, according to agricultural a...
21-03-2014 15:56 PM | Dairy, Finance, News
International dairy pricing 'to ease through 2014'
Global milk pricing is expected to ease from mid to late Q2 2013, according to the Q2 Dairy Quarterly report. Exportable supply rose strongly in Q4...
21-03-2014 15:50 PM | Finance, News
Impacts of CAP reform on typical family farm
The effects of the Common Agriculture Policy (CAP) Reforms on productive livestock farms in the Orkney region have been highlighted by NFU Scotland. ...
21-03-2014 15:44 PM | Cattle, Finance, News
Beef prices - Time for review of abattoir charges?
Concerns over inconsistent and unnecessary charges levied on farmers sending cattle to slaughter were voiced at the recent Anglesey NFU Cymru meeting....
21-03-2014 15:29 PM | Finance, News, Cattle
Beef industry should take heart and invest
The latest sets of 2013 farm accounts suggest that an increase in variable costs was one of the factors which pushed the beef industry into a downturn...
21-03-2014 15:27 PM | Dairy, Finance, News
Muller to offer 33.60ppl from April
Dairy farmer suppliers to Müller UK & Ireland Group are to receive a milk price of 33.60ppl in the new milk year. The move benefits all Müller Wise...
21-03-2014 10:53 AM | Finance, News
Budget will disappoint Welsh farmers, says FUW
Welsh farmers will be extremely disappointed that the Chancellor ignored mounting pressure to cut fuel duty in this week's Budget, Farmers' Union of W...
21-03-2014 07:12 AM | Finance, News, Property News
North East land prices quietly creeping up
Land prices in the North East are 'gaining momentum' as opinion based prices of bare land are at approximately £7,000 with Knight Frank reporting an a...
21-03-2014 01:55 AM | Finance, News, Arable, Cereal, Crops
Budget: Key points for the farming sector
Mike Harrison, Partner in the Landed Estates and Rural Business Group of UK top 20 Chartered Accountant, Saffery Champness, comments: The doubling ...
20-03-2014 06:19 AM | Dairy, Finance, News
First Milk confirms the payment of its year-end returns
First Milk confirms the payment of its year-end, return on investment, to members. A strong performance over the last six months of the financial ...
20-03-2014 06:06 AM | Dairy, Finance, News, Shows and Events
Voluntary code review evidence timetable extended
The review of the Dairy Industry Code of Best Practice on Contractual Relationships (Voluntary Code) has extended the deadline for evidence. Eviden...
20-03-2014 05:49 AM | Finance, News, Produce
New network aims to revolutionise local food production
The UK community supported agriculture (CSA) movement has launched a crowd funding campaign to raise £19,140 to support its work encouraging farmers a...
20-03-2014 05:10 AM | NFU, Property News, Arable, Cereal, CLA, Crops, Finance, News
Budget fails to benefit farms, says CLA
The Chancellor's budget speech fails to benefit unincorporated rural businesses such as farms, according to the Country Land and Business Association....
19-03-2014 02:12 AM | Cereal, Crops, Finance, Market Reports, News, Arable
Corn market slumps lower on fund selling
Soycomplex Beans closed with small gains, as the market brushed off talk that China had resold a few cargoes of Brazilian beans to the US. Weekly e...
19-03-2014 01:52 AM | Dairy, Finance, News
Optimism in dairy industry despite 'unfair returns'
Dairy farmers are still not getting fair returns from the market – but the expansion of Arla could finally provide transparency, according to agricult...
18-03-2014 02:26 AM | Finance, News, Property News
Property bond scheme 'will help landowners' with HS2
The CLA have responded to HS2 Ltd Chairman David Higgins’ report by saying that extending the train route should be considered alongside the introduct...
18-03-2014 01:19 AM | Finance, News, Property News
Shropshire farm with equestrian link has £920,000 guide price
A 47.8-acre North Shropshire farm, which has been used mainly for equestrian purposes, is new on the property market with a guide price of £920,000. ...
17-03-2014 07:51 AM | Finance, News, Sheep
18% rise in the cost of sheep worrying
Dog owners are being urged to consider the risk of attacks on lambs when walking in the countryside. New figures have revealed an 18% rise in the c...
17-03-2014 06:37 AM | Finance, Forestry, Market Reports, News
Increases in Russian lumber exports have not compensated for decline in log exports
Increases in Russian lumber exports have not compensated for the decline in log exports that came as the result of the implementation of higher log ex...
17-03-2014 06:04 AM | Cattle, Finance, Meat Processing, News, Supermarkets
Meat consumption 'in decline' following rising costs and horsemeat scandal
Rising prices and the exposure of the horsemeat scandal in early 2013 have contributed to a declining demand for meat in the UK, according to a new ma...
13-03-2014 02:07 AM | Animal Health, Cattle, Finance, News, Veterinary News
Farmers express anger over TB compensation plans
Brecon and Radnor farmers have expressed their anger at Welsh Government proposals to change the way in which farmers are compensated for cattle slaug...
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