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Referendum must 'drive Scottish farming sector forward'

Referendum must 'drive Scottish farming sector forward'
19-09-2014 10:00 AM | News, Produce
Referendum must 'drive Scottish farming sector forward'
Scotland's decision to remain within the United Kingdom must provide 'a platform to drive our farming and food drink sectors forward', according to th...
NFU spells out priorities ahead of 2015 General Election
A Government that understands farm businesses, wants agriculture to grow and has the policies that send the right signals to farmers, are the key mess...
FUW brings taste of rural life to Cardiff Country Fair
The Farmers' Union of Wales will welcome visitors to the Cardiff Country Fair at the end of the month with a taste of rural life and food production i...
A health check for your soil
Soil is the basic raw material of farming and fundamental to agricultural productivity. Traditionally soil health has been seen largely as a function ...
11-09-2014 02:48 AM | Produce, Supermarkets, Arable, Cereal, Crops, News
EU suspends Russian trade ban emergency measures
The European Commission has today suspended the emergency market measures for perishable fruit and vegetable markets announced on August 18 in the wak...
05-09-2014 06:39 AM | News, Produce, Shows and Events
British food and farming in global spotlight at IFAJ Congress this week
Thursday 4th September marks the start of the keenly awaited 5 day International Federation of Agricultural Journalists (IFAJ) 2014 Congress. ‘Inn...
04-09-2014 08:22 AM | Produce, Shows and Events, Supermarkets, News
Red Tractor joins food festival celebrations
Red Tractor Assurance (RTA) joined thousands of hungry festival goers last week as The Big Feastival opened its gates. Hosted by Alex James and Ja...
04-09-2014 07:42 AM | Products, Finance, News, Organic, Produce
What will be the impact of the Russian ban?
On August 7, 2014, Russia announced the introduction of an import ban, applicable from August 8, on certain meat, dairy, fruit, vegetable and processe...
29-08-2014 03:29 AM | Dairy, Finance, News, Produce, Supermarkets
EU announces emergency support after Russian ban
The European Commission has announced today that it will open Private Storage Aid for butter, Skimmed Milk Powder (SMP) and certain cheeses in order t...
28-08-2014 10:38 AM | Machinery and Equipment, News, Poultry, Produce
Landia say that right pumps and right maintenance are a must
Alleged hygiene failings in the poultry industry that have seen three of the UK’s leading supermarkets launch emergency investigations into their chic...
28-08-2014 07:26 AM | News, Produce, Supermarkets
NFU extends monitoring of Russian ban impact
NFU Scotland is to extend its regular monitoring of retail shop shelves to examine any impact that the Russian trade ban may have on prices or demand ...
22-08-2014 06:46 AM | News, Poultry, Produce
Noble Foods merger deal with Manton's cleared by Competition and Markets Authority
United Kingdom competition authorities have cleared the takeover of Manton's egg processing plants by Noble Foods. The deal was called in by the Co...
19-08-2014 07:59 AM | Arable, Cereal, Crops, News, Produce, Supermarkets
Co-op announces £5m boost for producers
The Co-operative has announced a £5m boost for British farmers who supply its own-brand fresh meat, poultry and milk. The premiums will go to membe...
19-08-2014 03:07 AM | News, Produce
EU announces support measures for farmers hit by Russian sanctions
After the impact of the Russian sanctions on European agricultural products, the Commission will begin to introduce support measures for certain peris...
18-08-2014 05:02 AM | News, NFU, Produce
Farming growth plan needed for UK self-sufficiency
The National Farmers' Union is calling for a farming growth plan to halt the backward slide of UK food production self-sufficiency. NFU president ...
18-08-2014 03:19 AM | News, Produce
More farmers need to offer apprenticeships, industry leaders urge
Industry leaders have joined forces to encourage farmers to act now to help secure the future of their businesses. A number of the region’s key agr...
08-08-2014 03:10 AM | Arable, Cereal, News, Produce, Supermarkets
UK 'not self-sufficient' in food production, NFU warns
Britain would run out of food if it relied only on home-grown produce, the National Farmers' Union have warned. In 2013 the UK was 55 per cent self...
08-08-2014 02:23 AM | News, Produce
Russia bans produce imports from Europe
Russia has banned imports from the EU and other Western countries this week in response to sanctions made on the country. Countries banned from exp...
05-08-2014 14:04 PM | Dairy, Market Reports, News, Produce
Milk production stays within UK's quota
The Rural Payments Agency (RPA) has received end of year details from milk purchasers and direct sellers of the amount of milk which was produced for ...
05-08-2014 11:01 AM | News, Produce, Shows and Events
Public votes Yorkshire Dales meat company the best catering butcher sausagemaker at festival
Yorkshire Dales Meat Company outshone its catering butcher competitors in a public vote for the best sausage at The Camp Hill Estate Beer and Sausage ...
30-07-2014 05:29 AM | News, Produce, Supermarkets
Country of origin of foods study published
The Food Standards Agency is today publishing the results of a study to look at the origin of foods claiming to be from the UK and Ireland. The study ...
24-07-2014 15:35 PM | News, Produce
Campaigners accuse Cameron of hypocrisy on 'Buy British food'
Campaigners claimed today that David Cameron was trying to ‘face two ways at once’ with his promise that the government would buy more British food on...
24-07-2014 15:14 PM | News, Produce, Shows and Events
Angus event helps growers tackle PCN 'creep'
Potato Cyst Nematode (PCN) was the topic of the afternoon at this new technical event held this July at the family farm of John Reid at Newmill of Bal...
21-07-2014 10:32 AM | Feed and Forage, Finance, News, Produce
Cameron announces £400m food procurement plans
From 2017, central government will commit to buying fresh, locally sourced, seasonal food, through a new, simplified food and drink buying standard. ...
14-07-2014 14:59 PM | Arable, Cereal, Crops, News, Produce, Property News
More pasture-fed producers wanted
The Pasture-Fed Livestock Association, which certifies farmers producing beef and lamb solely on pasture and conserved forage, is looking for more sup...
UK farming policy needs overhaul to tackle future problems, report says
Major changes are needed to the UK's food and farming policy if it is to combat food poverty, obesity and environmental problems of the future, accord...
14-07-2014 11:05 AM | News, Organic, Produce, Supermarkets
Significant differences between organic and non-organic food, study shows
Organic crops and crop-based foods are up to 69% higher in a number of key antioxidants than conventionally-grown crops, according to a team of resear...
01-04-2014 05:19 AM | Produce, Supermarkets, News, NFU
NFU urged to encourage farmers to work with restaurants
Angelus Restaurant and Bar’s owner Thierry Tomasin is urging for more momentum from the NFU in the driving of local farmers to work more closely with ...
28-03-2014 02:59 AM | News, Organic, Produce
Eating organic food doesn't lower risk of cancer
Women who always or mostly eat organic foods have the same likelihood of developing cancer as women who eat conventionally produced foods, according t...
20-03-2014 07:22 AM | Arable, Cereal, Crops, News, Produce
Nutrient management can improve farm profitability, research says
Large increases in the price of fertiliser and pressure on the agricultural industry to reduce its contribution to water pollution mean that making be...
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...
14-03-2014 04:59 AM | News, Organic, Produce
Organic sales see growth for first time in four years
The Soil Association’s annual Organic Market Report today reveals that the organic sector has seen growth of 2.8% in 2013: the first time the organic ...
14-03-2014 04:45 AM | Supermarkets, Arable, Cereal, Crops, News, Produce
MEPs object to new labelling rules
Parliament opposed the Commission's proposed definition of “engineered nanomaterials” – tiny particles added to foods – in a vote on Wednesday. MEPs s...
13-03-2014 02:19 AM | News, Organic, Produce, Renewables
Farming industry sets out low-carbon food agenda
Reducing greenhouse gas emissions in the future should go hand in hand with producing food for a growing population and delivering for the environment...
Harper Adams conference links farming, science and nutritional food value
Harper Adams University is set to host the 2014 Frank Arden Memorial Conference on 24 April, supported by the Nuffield Farming Scholarships Trust. ...
FUW promotes Welsh breakfasts in farmhouse kitchens, village halls and to politicians
Farmhouse kitchens will be filled with mouth-watering smells as part of the annual Farmers' Union of Wales campaign of support for locally-produced We...
16-12-2013 12:03 PM | Arable, Cattle, Cereal, Crops, News, NFU, Pigs, Produce, Sheep, Supermarkets
Regulation tops farmers' concerns for 2014
A new survey has revealed regulation, high input costs and the impact of CAP reform top the list of things farmers’ believe will have negative impacts...
03-12-2013 12:38 PM | News, Produce
Food Plan must focus on delivery, says NFU
The Minister for Natural Resources and Food, Alun Davies, has today launched a consultation document entitled: delivery growth: An action plan for the...
21-11-2013 02:35 AM | News, Organic, Produce
Former champion Tomos returns for young butchers showdown
Former champion Tomos Hopkin returns to action to try and win the Welsh Young Butcher Competition for the fourth time next month. Hopkins, 20, fro...
New US meat labelling rules take effect Saturday
This Saturday, new regulations are scheduled to take effect that will require meat producers to list many details on their packaging, such as the coun...
11-11-2013 16:45 PM | Farmshops, News, Produce, Products, Shows and Events
Welsh food producers celebrate success of 'taking coal to Newcastle'
A group of Welsh food producers who attended the first Food & Drink Show Northern Ireland 2013 recently are celebrating the success of their trade mis...
07-11-2013 01:15 AM | News, Produce
UK households throw away six meals a week, research says
The average UK household throws away the equivalent of six meals every week, costing £12.5 billion a year, or almost £60 a month to the average family...
17-10-2013 10:54 AM | News, Produce
Feeding the 9 billion by 2050
The world's population is expected to reach 9 billion by 2050 and it is not known how the global food system, which is increasingly under strain, will...
15-10-2013 02:22 AM | Arable, Cereal, Crops, News, Organic, Produce
Soil degradation is 'the biggest potential disaster' facing us all
“The biggest potential disaster that is facing us all is the degradation of our soil. That should be at the core of our thinking," said the Soil Assoc...
14-10-2013 11:59 AM | News, Produce
Global companies 'essential' for Africa to reach farming potential
Global food and agriculture companies are needed to help realise the significant untapped agricultural power of Sub-Saharan Africa. In its latest ...
11-10-2013 10:59 AM | Produce, News
Discussion on future EU food regulations
The Food Standards Agency has joined with the Lithuanian Embassy in the UK to host the Lithuanian EU Presidency event to discuss how future European f...
27-09-2013 07:27 AM | News, Organic, Produce
Rooftop farms in cities could help ensure future food security
Delegates at an international environment conference were introduced to the concept of urban agriculture in Edinburgh yesterday. The event – organised...
24-09-2013 14:24 PM | News, Produce, Supermarkets
Major supermarket chains 'have to respond to increasing pressure', says report
The latest grocery share figures from Kantar Worldpanel, published today for the 12 weeks ending 15 September 2013, show the big four supermarkets und...
20-09-2013 07:23 AM | News, Organic, Produce
What you can say about benefits when selling organic food
The Soil Association is issuing a new report containing positive statements in support of organic food and farming having sought guidance from the Com...
20-09-2013 07:01 AM | News, Produce, Supermarkets
Food testing to be stepped up
Food traceability experts believe that establishing the true geographical origin of products is now essential if consumer confidence in food is to be ...
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