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28 May 2015 | Arable,Cereal,CLA,Crops,News,NFU

28 May 2015 | Meat Processing,News,Produce
Call for agents and brokers to improve or leave the food industry

Agents and Brokers within the food supply chain may find themselves under the spotlight with the release of the new BRC7 standard. There is a great...


28 May 2015 | Arable,Cereal,CLA,Crops,News,NFU
Queen's Speech: What does it mean for farmers?

Rural business owners have committed to working with Ministers across Government to ensure the legislative programme announced in today’s Queen’s Spee...


US farmland market 'outperforming other real estate assets'

The US farmland market has outperformed other US real estate assets over the past 15 years recording an average total return of 13% for agricultural i...


27 May 2015 | News
Rural businesses must be given the tools to compete, CLA urges

Whilst eyes are on the House of Lords this morning where the new Government will later reveal the legislation that it will now pursue, the CLA outline...


27 May 2015 | News,Poultry
Association starts egg quality study

Work is about to start on a study funded by the British Free Range Egg Producers’ Association (BFREPA) into second grade eggs. Volunteer producers ...


EU grains closed lower; rapeseed bucks trend posting decent gains

EU grains closed mostly lower, although rapeseed managed to buck the trend posting decent gains. The day ended with new front month Jul 15 London w...


US weekend rains causing flooding; wheat market closed lower

Soycomplex Beans closed with small losses. The USDA reported weekly export inspections of 291,192 MT, which was above trade expectations and a pret...


27 May 2015 | Meat Processing,News,Sheep
A warm welcome for Welsh Lamb in Hong Kong

Welsh Lamb has been used by top chefs from across the world as part of a prestigious culinary competition. It was centre-stage in more than one cat...


27 May 2015 | Finance,News,Property News
Is measuring total return from farmland leading to bad management?

Is there a better way of reporting on the investment performance of farmland than the current practice of using 'total return'? “Total return” incl...


27 May 2015 | Finance,News
BPS 2015: 3 weeks to apply

Over 30,000 completed Basic Payment Scheme (BPS) applications have now been received by the Rural Payments Agency (RPA) - but with 3 weeks remaining f...


27 May 2015 | News,Shows and Events
Kent County Show: The full agenda

The Kent County Show 2015 will boast more than 150 different activities, workshops, displays and competitions on each of the three Show days. Lucy ...


NFU Mutual launches safety service for small farms

The UK’s leading rural insurer today launched the NFU Mutual SafetyHub, an online safety risk management service designed to help small farms actively...


26 May 2015 | News,Organic
Discovering new routes to an organic market

Langford Farm on the edge of the Chew Valley near Bristol has turned its business around to create an innovative organic meat box service. Charlie and...


26 May 2015 | Arable,Cereal,Crops,News
Bee Coalition angry at farmers 'sidestepping' neonicotinoid ban

The Bee Coalition has reacted with 'dismay' to news that the National Farmers Union is attempting to sidestep an EU ban on neonicotinoids, pesticides ...


26 May 2015 | News
A fresh look at a changing market

Tim Bevan, at the Soil Association talks about why going organic could be a viable business plan. What’s the latest on the organic market? Sales...


26 May 2015 | Finance,News,Property News
Scottish rural development programme 'crucial to farming'

Scotland’s new rural development programme has been formally approved by Europe. The programme will provide £1.3 billion of support for Scottish fa...


Animal welfare failures will not be tolerated, says Welsh minister

Anyone failing in their duties to meet the health and welfare needs of their animals will be prosecuted, wherever possible, Welsh Deputy Minister for ...


26 May 2015 | News,Pigs,Shows and Events
National Pig Association awards first Lifetime Fellowship

The National Pig Association has awarded its first Lifetime Fellowship, in recognition of exceptional service to the British pig industry. The asso...


Farm dispersals boost entries for June plant and farm machinery auction

Two consignments from Shropshire farm dispersals have boosted entries for the bi-monthly plant and agricultural machinery auction at Shrewsbury Auctio...


26 May 2015 | News,Sheep,Shows and Events
TAG Future Flock Event

Fourth generation farmer, David Charles Evans says support from the TAG project has given him the tools to better manage the development of his lambs ...


26 May 2015 | News,NFU,Shows and Events
Visitors welcome for Open Farm Sunday

NFU Cymru members are throwing open their farm gates next month as they join this year’s Open Farm Sunday founded by LEAF. Thousands of people are ...


Need for animal welfare improvement in slaughterhouses, FSA says

The Food Standards Agency has completed a programme of unannounced inspections of all slaughterhouses in Britain, to ensure that the businesses are me...


26 May 2015 | News,Property News
New powers for landowners dealing with fly-grazed horses

From today farmers and other landowners dealing with horses illegally abandoned on their land can take swifter action to resolve the problem. The C...


New John Deere tractors to make Royal Highland Show debut

John Deere’s new 8000 Series self-propelled forage harvester and 6R Series mid-range tractor, both featuring the company’s latest fuel-efficient, Stag...


22 May 2015 | Dairy,News,Shows and Events
Livestock Event: two live robotic dems - for dairy and beef

Livestock farmers will be able to find out more about robotics by visiting two live demonstrations staged at the Livestock Event, at The NEC, Birmingh...


22 May 2015 | News,NFU
Wales Water Conference told of RDP’s real potential

Wales’ Rural Development Programme (RDP) offers real potential to drive improvements in water quality but only if the measures implemented and funds a...


Leading animal welfare scientist presented with top award

One of the UK’s leading experts on animal behaviour has been presented with a prestigious award in recognition of his contribution to improving animal...




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