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EU promotion aims to encourage people to cook lamb

EU promotion aims to encourage people to cook lamb
20-10-2014 10:24 AM | News, Sheep, Top Tips
EU promotion aims to encourage people to cook lamb
A £6.17m campaign to encourage more people to cook with lamb across six European countries is to be launched thanks to a co-promotion deal EBLEX has s...
20-10-2014 10:04 AM | News
Ministers to meet dairy representatives after milk price crash
Environment Secretary Liz Truss has said she will meet with members from the dairy industry this week after recent milk price falls have caused a numb...
20-10-2014 09:56 AM | Finance, News, Renewables
Can farmers can double tax benefits by choosing renewables?
Farmers yet to take full advantage of their Annual Investment Allowance (AIA) should consider renewables as a way of doubling the potential benefits, ...
20-10-2014 09:45 AM | Crops, Grassland, News, Arable
New GrowHow farm adviser for South West and South Wales
Hefin Llywd has joined GrowHow UK as the company’s newest field-based Farm Adviser. He took up his new position on 13 October and will cover the South...
20-10-2014 09:42 AM | News, Arable, Crops
Can Galera be used this autumn?
Growers have been asking the Dow AgroSciences’ Hotline whether the herbicide Galera (clopyralid + picloram) can be used this autumn where broad-leaved...
20-10-2014 09:32 AM | Finance, News, Renewables
Government to cut subsidies to solar farms
Farmers will lose their right to claim subsidies for fields filled with solar panels under new plans to ensure more agricultural land is dedicated to ...
20-10-2014 03:34 AM | News, Property News
Flooding video shows plight of farmers
A video of a farming couple from the Somerset Levels coming to terms with being flooded last winter highlights why the Government must urgently invest...
20-10-2014 03:27 AM | News
Proposed weight increases 'need to go further'
Weight increases proposed today by the Department for Transport (DfT) need to go further in the next phase to realise the maximum improvement in farm ...
New Holland regains Guinness title for harvesting
New Holland Agriculture has reclaimed the Guinness World Records title, harvesting 797.656 tonnes of wheat in eight hours with the world's most powerf...
17-10-2014 09:52 AM | Dairy, News
Dairy Council attacks Daily Express article on cancer
An article by the Daily Express linking dairy consumption to cancer have been branded as 'unfounded and inaccurate' by the Dairy Council today. Dr ...
17-10-2014 09:48 AM | Crops, News, Shows and Events
Potato supply chain 'in focus' at November conference
‘From seed to ware’, this year’s Seed Industry Event (SIE14) on 25 November, at the Crieff Hydro in Perthshire, widens its’ appeal to the whole supply...
17-10-2014 09:24 AM | Arable, Cereal, Crops, Market Reports, News
Wheat closes with double digit gains
Soycomplex Beans closed higher on short-covering, although there was a general lack of fresh news to get excited about. US weather leans friendly f...
17-10-2014 09:18 AM | News, Arable, Cereal, Crops, Market Reports
UK wheat plantings up 20%
EU grains closed mixed, but mostly a little easier - doing their best to resist pressure from falling outside markets. Nov 14 London wheat finished...
New McCormick tractor ranges to make their debut at AgriScot
Four new McCormick tractor designs are set to make their AgriScot debut at the 2014 event on November 19 at Ingliston, Edinburgh. Manufacturer Argo...
17-10-2014 03:57 AM | Finance, News, Dairy
Farmers have their say on dairy crisis as prices show slight rise
"We need to keep it up and we need to intensify the protests, if we are to stop any further price cuts and start to get farmgate prices up as fast as ...
17-10-2014 02:41 AM | News
FUW’s Brecon and Radnor day is a first for Westminster
Taking Brecon and Radnor’s agriculture, food and rural economy to the heart of the corridors of power in Westminster will be the aim of a Farmers' Uni...
17-10-2014 02:37 AM | News
Farmers quiz MEP about over-regulation
The Flintshire branch of the Farmers’ Union of Wales has enjoyed an excellent turnout of members at its annual general meeting held at the Village Hal...
17-10-2014 02:27 AM | Property News, Finance, News
Court ruling on land sale 'encouraging for others'
In a recent appeal to the Upper Tribunal (Lands Chamber) over the issue of apportionment for Capital Gains Tax purposes, the Tribunal has found in fav...
16-10-2014 15:44 PM | News
FUW backs ‘Joint Opportunities Platform’ proposal
Delegates at the Farmers' Union of Wales autumn conference heard how a new 'Joint opportunities platform' could pave the way for successful joint farm...
16-10-2014 12:48 PM | News
FUW holds Thanksgiving Gymanfa Ganu
The Farmers’ Union of Wales will be holding a farmers’ Thanksgiving ‘Gymanfa Ganu’ on Sunday October 26 at the Seion Chapel Aberystwyth in an effort t...
16-10-2014 12:03 PM | Cattle, Dairy, Finance, News
'Exciting opportunities' for Turkey's developing dairy market
Turkey’s developing dairy market offers exciting opportunities in its emerging export industry with access to markets that western players have previo...
16-10-2014 10:00 AM | Finance, Market Reports, News, Pigs
EU pork faces tough times with health scares and Russian ban
The global pork market will likely begin to cool down as the buoyent market circumstances from the first three quarters are now disappearing. With ...
16-10-2014 09:48 AM | News, NFU
NFU releases new video: “Back British Farming: How farmers protect the environment”
The NFU releases a new video today to show how much farmers across England do to protect wildlife and the environment. 98 per cent of farmers say that...
16-10-2014 09:48 AM | Machinery and Equipment, News
Cat excavators get new HD hydraulic system
Three Cat E2 Series Mini Hydraulic Excavators— The 305E2, 305.5E2 and 308E2 will be produced at Caterpillar’s new 78,968 square metre (850,000 square ...
16-10-2014 09:24 AM | Shows and Events, News
Princess Royal to attend Royal Welsh Winter Fair
The Princess Royal has accepted an invitation to attend the 25th Royal Welsh Winter Fair which will be celebrating the silver jubilee. It will be h...
16-10-2014 02:18 AM | Dairy, Education, News
Dairy Crest signs collaboration contract with Harper Adams
Dairy Crest and Harper Adams University have signed a collaboration contract which will see 'Food Innovation Centre's' being built on campus. Dairy...
16-10-2014 02:13 AM | Arable, Cereal, Crops, Market Reports, News
Wet weather delaying Brazil harvest; US corn crop ratings unchanged
Soycomplex Beans closed sharply higher on what looks like fresh speculative buying. The seasonal lows are in, that seems to be what the market is t...
16-10-2014 02:09 AM | Arable, Cereal, Crops, Market Reports, News
Sterling weakness supporting London wheat
EU grains traded higher, with sterling weakness particularly supporting London wheat. At the end of the day Nov 14 London wheat was up GBP2.30/tonn...
16-10-2014 01:16 AM | Finance, News, Property News
Farmland 'outperforming major assets' as values increase further
The average value of farmland has increased by 12% so far in 2014, a 10-year increase second only to gold, according to new figures. The average va...
15-10-2014 11:56 AM | News, Shows and Events
British farming 'must be more ambitious', says Oxford Farming Chairman
For the British farming industry to thrive we must be more ambitious, according to Richard Whitlock, chairman of the Oxford Farming Conference who was...
15-10-2014 11:13 AM | Dairy, Finance, News
Dairy Association to meet with MPs over price crisis
The Royal Association of British Dairy Farmers is entering talks with leading MPs to express its concern over the current farmgate milk price cuts. ...
15-10-2014 07:28 AM | Animal Health, Cattle, News, Sheep, Veterinary News
Liver fluke 'remains a risk for cattle farmers'
Despite a relatively dry summer and early autumn, liver fluke infection remains a risk for cattle and sheep and farmers are being urged to remain vigi...
15-10-2014 07:18 AM | Cattle, News
China's impact on beef industry in focus at EBLEX conference
China’s impact on the beef and lamb industry will be among the key topics at this year’s EBLEX annual conference. The subject will be presented by ...
15-10-2014 07:14 AM | Cattle, Dairy, Finance, News, NFU, Supermarkets
Why is the price of milk falling?
British consumers say they want to back dairy farmers after learning that the price they are paid has dropped significantly in the past few months. Bu...
15-10-2014 06:55 AM | Cattle, Dairy, News, NFU, Shows and Events
Winner of NFU Dairy Stockperson of the Year announced
Carl Poole, from Meifod, Powys, has been announced as the winner of the 2014 NFU Cymru / NFU Mutual Welsh Dairy Stockperson of the Year Award during t...
15-10-2014 06:51 AM | Market Reports, News, Arable, Cereal, Crops
Falling petrol prices will support London wheat
EU grains closed mixed, but mostly a little easier - although well off the lows of the day - to start the week. Nov 14 London wheat finished down G...
15-10-2014 06:46 AM | Arable, Cereal, Crops, Market Reports, News
Corn market closes with good gains to erase Friday losses
Soycomplex Beans rallied strongly, regaining all of Friday's losses. Harvest delays were the reason, now that the October WASDE report is out of th...
14-10-2014 04:35 AM | News, Property News
Is the country house market momentum slowing?
Over the past decade farmland values have risen 187% and annual price growth in the country house market has reached 4.7%, according to new figures pu...
JCB launches new Fastrac 4000 series
A new chapter in the JCB Fastrac story begins this autumn when production of the all-new Fastrac 4000 Series tractors gets underway. Set to enter a...
14-10-2014 01:58 AM | News, Shows and Events
Welsh government Director to address NFU farm meeting
Andrew Slade, Director of Agriculture, Food and Marine for Welsh Government, will be the guest speaker at the next Brecon and Radnor NFU Cymru on farm...
14-10-2014 01:57 AM | News, Sheep, Shows and Events
Business efficiency training on offer for English sheep enterprises
The National Sheep Association (NSA) is encouraging English sheep producers to take advantage of subsidised business efficiency training workshops thi...
14-10-2014 01:47 AM | Dairy, News, NFU, Supermarkets
Retailers 'taking advantage of dairy volatility' - NFU
Dairy farming businesses are feeling the pain following a downturn in global dairy commodity prices being translated into damaging farmgate price cuts...
13-10-2014 11:09 AM | News
Incidents of sheep worrying still a major concern for farmers
Re-occurring incidents of sheep worrying are still a major concern for farming families in Wales, according to Farmers' Union of Wales Caernarfonshire...
13-10-2014 09:28 AM | News, Shows and Events
Industry speakers confirmed for 2015 Norfolk Farming Conference
Industry-leading speakers have been confirmed for the next Norfolk Farming Conference, which takes place on 12 February 2015. The 2015 conference ...
13-10-2014 09:26 AM | Property News, Finance, News
New tax to consider when buying land
On 9 October, the Scottish Government announced the proposed rates for Land and Buildings Transaction Tax (“LBTT”) and Scottish Landfill Tax. LBTT ...
13-10-2014 05:42 AM | Bees and Beekeeping, News
Neonicotinoid toxicity 'takes your breath away'
Bees and other wildlife are being 'quietly poisoned' by chemicals which are 5000 times more toxic than DDT, according to Professor Dave Goulson of the...
13-10-2014 04:25 AM | News, NFU, Shows and Events
Union proposes new farmed environment forum
NFU Scotland has contacted key Scottish politicians this week asking them to consider a new forum to debate environmental matters that have implicatio...
13-10-2014 04:06 AM | Cattle, Grassland, News
Cattle to replace lawnmowers in wildlife havens
Following a successful trial last autumn, a herd of cows will once again replace lawn-mowers to cut the grass at one of Worcestershire’s most importan...
13-10-2014 04:00 AM | Crops, Finance, News, Arable, Cereal
Scottish CAP details revealed
NSA Scottish Region Development Manager George Milne attended a Scottish Government CAP stakeholders meeting which covered the details of changes unde...
13-10-2014 03:53 AM | Arable, Cereal, Crops, Market Reports, News
EU harvesting production 'revised upwards'
EU grains ended the day mixed, and with overall little change at the end of a fairly choppy week. The day ended with Nov 14 London wheat up GBP0.45...
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Neonicotinoid toxicity 'takes your breath away'
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17-10-2014 03:57 AM
Farmers have their say on dairy crisis as prices show slight rise
"We need to keep it up and we need to intensify the protests, if we are to stop any further price cu...
16-10-2014 09:48 AM
NFU releases new video: “Back British Farming: How farmers protect the environment”
The NFU releases a new video today to show how much farmers across England do to protect wildlife an...
16-10-2014 01:16 AM
Farmland 'outperforming major assets' as values increase further
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16-10-2014 02:18 AM
Dairy Crest signs collaboration contract with Harper Adams
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