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30 May 2016 | Online since 2003
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30 May 2016 | News,Renewables

'Alarm bells sound over Anaerobic Digestion': Government to restrict support for growing renewable sector
30 May 2016 | Animal Health,News,Products
European Medicines Agency supports continued use of last-resort human antibiotic in farming

The European Medicine Agency’s (EMA) has failed to recommend a ban on the use of colistin, a last-resort human antibiotic, in livestock farming. Th...


30 May 2016 | Finance,News
Underpaid farmers and those still waiting for full 2015 BPS payment advised to appeal

Farmers who were either underpaid or are still waiting for their full 2015 Basic Payment Scheme (BPS) payment are being advised to check their claim s...


Deadline looms for NFU Cymru Wales Woman Farmer of the Year Award

Who will win the title of NFU Cymru / Principality Building Society Wales Woman Farmer of the Year and the £500 prize money? This is the question o...


30 May 2016 | News,Renewables
'Alarm bells sound over Anaerobic Digestion': Government to restrict support for growing renewable sector

Farming organisations have expressed deep disappointment at this week’s Government proposals to further restrict support for the growing Anaerobic Dig...


Millionth tonne of grain exported through Great Yarmouth deep-water port

The millionth tonne of grain to be exported through Gleadell’s deep-water port facility at Peel Ports Great Yarmouth was loaded this week, underlining...


Thousands expected to flock to farms on Open Farm Sunday next weekend

Farms across the UK are getting ready to welcome thousands of visitors through their gates as they showcase the best of British farming. More than ...


28 May 2016 | News,Poultry
Aldi join the growing list of UK retailers to commit to cage free eggs

Aldi UK has followed the discount chain’s Australian business by committing to sourcing only eggs from cage-free hens. The company’s Australian arm...


27 May 2016 | Cattle,Dairy,Finance,News
Reduce the volume of milk, EU experts urge

A rapid reduction in the volume of milk on a European level is needed, according to experts in the EU Parliament's Committee on Agriculture and Rural ...


27 May 2016 | Finance,News,Pigs
Pig prices poised to breach 120p barrier

Average Pig Price is up 1.34p and at 119.05 is going to break the 120p barrier in the next week. German prices have just risen significantly too, e...


27 May 2016 | Cattle,News,Shows and Events
Choice of cow type differs from the norm at Newford Farm

Hundreds of farmers gathered at Newford Suckler Demonstration Farm in Athenry, County Galway for an Open Day showcasing the achievements and learnings...


Brexit could damage NI farmers' trade agreements, says report

Northern Ireland farmers could have the possibility of tariffs being introduced on agricultural produce if the UK voted to leave the European Union. ...


27 May 2016 | Finance,News,Property News
Only 40% of farmers have succession plans, says survey

Only 40% of farmers have an effective plan in place to pass the farm on to the next generation, according to a survey. Despite revealing a low numb...


Medication for livestock 'should be as little as possible'

The amount of medication used in livestock production systems should be as little as possible but as much as required to safeguard the health and well...


Innovations in arable cropping on display

A series of summer arable demo days at Syngenta’s Innovation Centres offer an opportunity for growers and agronomists to attend and get in-field exper...


'Dream Machine' winners win trip to Kuhn headquarters in France

The winners of a 'Dream Machine' competition will be taking a trip to Kuhn Farm Machinery's global headquarters and manufacturing plant in France, the...


27 May 2016 | News
'Role of farmers' to protect active ingredients

Conflicting issues around whether glyphosate is a carcinogenic hazard arose from a report in March 2015 by the International Agency for Research on Ca...


Scientists discover missing link in plant nitrogen fixation process

Scientists at the John Innes Centre have discovered an important component in the process of nitrogen fixation in plants. They have identified a ...


27 May 2016 | Cattle,Dairy,Finance,News
Welsh dairy industry continues downturn as farm to sell 700 cattle

The dairy price downturn continues as over 700 dairy cattle belonging to a large farm in Pembrokeshire are to be sold after 40 years in operation. ...


27 May 2016 | Cattle,Finance,News
Cattle prices rising, says IFA

Cattle supplies are tightening and the base price for both steers and heifers is rising, according to Irish Farm Association National Livestock Chairm...


JCB increases compact telehandler choice with new Loadall 525-60 Agri

Farmers wanting a compact telescopic handler with efficient and lively performance have more choice in the JCB range with the launch of an Agri versio...


Four new projects addressing challenges in soil awarded £1.2m funding

Four new projects addressing challenges in soil and water management across whole rotations have been awarded £1.2m in funding from the Agriculture an...


Bulk milk tests show high gutworm exposure on UK dairy farms

Almost three quarters of dairy farms sampled in recent bulk milk tests showed some level of exposure to gutworms – significantly compromising herd hea...


Public consultation on badger cull attracts nearly 1,000 responses: 'Negative impact on local businesses'

As the government prepares to roll out its badger cull to new areas across the country, new figures released today by Natural England reveal concern a...


800 children descend upon Driffield Showground to learn all things farming

Over 800 children from all over the East Riding of Yorkshire descended on Driffield Showground to take part in all manor of activities showcasing the ...


British Wool Marketing Board to showcase its work at South Sheep 2016

Event sponsor the British Wool Marketing Board (BWMB) will showcase the work it does on behalf of wool producers at NSA's South Sheep 2016, Salisbury,...


26 May 2016 | News,Property News,Rural Life
EU threatens six Member States with legal action due to possible violation of free agri-capital movement

The European Commission has formally requested Bulgaria, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania and Slovakia to amend legislation on the acquisition of agricultur...


Environment Secretary backs campaign for small farming businesses to vote remain

The Environment Secretary, Elizabeth Truss, has given her support to a campaign promoting the importance of small farming and other rural businesses v...




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