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10 February 2016 | Forestry,Grassland,News,NFU,Property News

10 February 2016 | CLA,News,Property News
MPs back CLA call for exemption to right to buy for rural areas

MPs have set out significant concerns about the impact of the Government’s Right to Buy Policy on rural areas. They set out these concerns in a rep...


10 February 2016 | Forestry,News,Shows and Events
UB40 announce West Country woodland gig as part of Forest Live

UB40’s three founding members will be making a triumphant return to Westonbirt Arboretum this summer as part of Forest Live, the annual concert series...


10 February 2016 | Animal Health,News,Property News
Countryside Alliance urges anyone with information on Derbyshire bird crime to contact police

As a member of the Partnership for Action Against Wildlife Crime (UK), the Countryside Alliance has joined Derbyshire Constabulary in calling on anyon...


10 February 2016 | Husbandry News,News,Produce,Sheep
Orkney producers of wool and mutton to launch Protected Geographical Indicator application

Applications to grant European Protected Geographical Indicator (PGI) status to North Ronaldsay Wool and North Ronaldsay Mutton were launched this wee...


10 February 2016 | News,Property News
Connecting with nature offers a new approach to mental health care

A report published yesterday shows that taking part in nature-based activities helps people who are suffering from mental ill-health and can contribut...


10 February 2016 | Livestock Equipment,News,Renewables
Ulster Farmers' Union slams closure of Renewable Heat Incentive Scheme

Ulster Farmers’ Union Rural Enterprise Chairman, Gary Hawkes, says he is 'angry and frustrated' by a decision to suspend the Northern Ireland Renewabl...


10 February 2016 | Finance,News,Pigs,Produce
Scottish pig prices lowest for eight years, focus now on marketing 'Specially Selected Pork'

With pig prices at an eight year low, NFU Scotland is working with other organisations across the supply chain to combat that trend. The price has ...


10 February 2016 | Forestry,Grassland,News,NFU,Property News
'Without farmers delivering the scheme, Countryside Stewardship will not exist'

Without farmers delivering the scheme, Countryside Stewardship (CS) will not exist – that’s the message the NFU took directly to Farming Minister Geor...


£150k potato storage fellowship cultivates cutting edge fruit research

Capitalising on work from the horticulture sector, Dr Richard Colgan, leading post-harvest physiologist at the Natural Resources Institute (NRI), aims...


10 February 2016 | Finance,News,NFU
RPA returns to digital applications for BPS 2016 but NFU wants clarifications on limitations

The NFU welcomes news that the RPA will be returning to digital applications for BPS 2016 but urges them to clarify the limitations of the online syst...


9 February 2016 | Arable,Crops,News
Boost for UK crop science as two leading institutions join forces

Two leading UK crop research institutes are joining forces to create a major new centre for applied crop science and innovation. East Malling Resea...


9 February 2016 | News
Award-winning artist Mary Ann Rogers commissioned by the H&H Group to decorate Herdwick’s for charity

This week well known Northumberland artist, Mary Ann Rogers, has unveiled her painted sheep as part of the “Go Herdwick” charity project. Mary Ann wa...


9 February 2016 | Cattle,News,NFU,Produce,Sheep
NFU calls industry summit on beef and lamb promotion

The NFU is calling on processors, retailers and levy bodies to look at new and innovative ways of marketing beef and lamb. Relevant stakeholders fr...


9 February 2016 | Arable,Crops,News,Produce,Top Tips
Record warm winter weather reinvigorates Blight vigilance

Blight generated strong debate at AHDB Potatoes’ Winter Forums held this January, as award winning Late-Blight specialist, Dr David Cooke, of the Jame...


9 February 2016 | Cattle,News,Produce,Supermarkets
Local mum sells home to tackle supermarket giants with award winning approach to farming

Enterprising single mum, Judi James, 55, from West Dorset, has been crowned winner of a national business award after she sold her home to develop a f...


9 February 2016 | Animal Health,Cattle,News,Produce,Sheep
Real grass-fed beef and lamb certification mark approved

The ‘Pasture for Life’ Certification Mark, operated by the Pasture-Fed Livestock Association (PFLA), has been approved by the Intellectual Property Of...


9 February 2016 | Agri Safety,News,Property News,Sheep
Joint plea for dog owners to act responsibly around sheep

With the traditional lambing season approaching and reports of dog attacks on sheep increasing, the National Sheep Association (NSA) and RSPCA have te...


European Commission welcomes 'clear and simple' guidelines to assess welfare of equidae for transport

Today the European Commission welcomed the publication of practical guidelines on assessing the fitness for transport of equidae (horses, ponies, donk...


FAO Food Price Index starts 2016 at 7-year low

The FAO Food Price Index fell in January, slipping 1.9 percent below its level in the last month of 2015, as prices of all the commodities it tracks f...


Farmers’ use of renewable fertilisers to be revolutionised by new research

Farmers’ and growers’ confidence in digestate and compost has been given a welcome boost, as new ground-breaking research published today, shows smar...


EU Commissioner Hogan in official visit to Colombia and Mexico with European agri-food producers

Phil Hogan, Commissioner for Agriculture and Rural Development, will next week visit Colombia and Mexico accompanied by a business delegation of 34 co...


Promotion of EU agricultural products – new calls for proposals published

The first calls for promotion campaigns for EU agricultural products under new EU promotion rules have been opened by the Commission today. Under t...


9 February 2016 | Finance,News,Shows and Events
Charity pays £1.9m to farmers in hardship

Farm charity the Royal Agricultural Benevolent Institution (RABI) has distributed around £1.9m to farmers in hardship as incomes continue to plummet. ...


9 February 2016 | Finance,News,NFU
Scottish government urged to deliver part payments to immediately help sooth the cashflow crisis

Scottish farmers are calling on Scottish Government to immediately address the cashflow crisis in Scottish agriculture by delivering part payment to a...


Colourful machine production underway to mark birthday

Production is underway of the first batch of colourful limited edition machines to mark JCB's 70th anniversary. The initial wave of 'Platinum Editi...


9 February 2016 | Cattle,News
Beef farmers invited to visit top cattle finishing farm

The National Beef Association (NBA) has teamed up with Northamptonshire beef farmer Mike Wills, and is inviting people to join a farm walk to share so...


9 February 2016 | News,Property News
Scottish Countryside Alliance supports the findings of the Understanding Predation project

The Scottish Countryside Alliance is pleased to have been be part of the ground-breaking Understanding Predation Project, the report from which was la...




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