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11 February 2016 | News

11 February 2016 | Finance,News,Produce
National Association of Cider Makers calls for 1.2p duty cut as UK cider market plummets

Representatives from leading drinks brands have called on the Government for greater support to help save the plummeting UK cider market. At a Parl...


11 February 2016 | Arable,Crops,Education,News
'Reform subsidies to sugar beet producers and support small scale farming' says report looking at ways to combat sugar problem

A new briefing paper published by the Food Research Collaboration (FRC) outlines six proposals for UK policy that could help the country tackle sugar-...


11 February 2016 | News
British flower growers struggle to compete with imports as Valentines day looms

British flower growers are urging romantics to celebrate Valentines Day by buying British blooms. The flower growing industry is expecting a huge f...


Farm contractor has lucky escape as birds drop dead from the sky while mixing slurry

A County Armagh farm contractor had a lucky escape while mixing slurry on Tuesday when birds in the shed dropped dead from the sky. Christian Leste...


Antimicrobial resistance on the rise in the European Union

Bacteria in humans, food and animals continue to show resistance to the most widely used antimicrobials, says the latest report on antimicrobial resis...


11 February 2016 | Finance,News,NFU
Senior NFU officeholder to visit North Cumbria to listen to concerns over low prices and delayed payments

Farmers from all sectors of the North Cumbrian agricultural industry are suffering from either low prices or a delay in their Basic Payment Scheme (BP...


11 February 2016 | Crops,News,Produce
Breeding wildness back into the humble tomato

Scientists have found that wild tomatoes are better able to protect themselves against the destructive whitefly than our modern, commercial varieties....


11 February 2016 | Animal Health,News,Veterinary News
Views sought on possible 'tail docking' exemption for working dogs

A consultation on whether to introduce a tightly-defined exemption to Scotland’s dog tail docking ban has been launched today. Views are being soug...


Flood affected farmers urged to submit Recovery Fund applications

Farming Minister George Eustice has urged farmers wanting support to restore farmland damaged by December’s storms to get their applications in as soo...


11 February 2016 | Finance,News
Ulster Farmers' Union calls for 'fresh thinking' by banks and other financial houses

The Ulster Farmers’ Union has used a Department of Agriculture and Rural Development (DARD) crisis summit to call for 'fresh and radical' thinking by ...


11 February 2016 | Finance,News
Welsh farmers facing 'extreme financial difficulty' whilst awaiting payments

The FUW has reiterated its concerns for the agricultural industry regarding the delay in issuing Basic Payment Scheme and agri-environmental payments ...


11 February 2016 | Feed and Forage,News,Poultry
C M Varley & Co join Lloyds Animal Feeds

C M Varley & Co, the Darlington-based manufacturer of quality Animal Feed, are delighted to announce that they have joined Lloyds Animal Feeds. Sup...


11 February 2016 | Arable,Crops,Finance,News,NFU
Reality of National Living Wage impact on horticulture told to MPs

MPs have met with UK growers to hear directly about the potential impact that the introduction of the National Living Wage will have on horticulture. ...


11 February 2016 | Machinery and Equipment,News
East Yorkshire machinery company avoids court over misleading sales

A director and sales executive of a business selling agricultural machinery have made a promise to trading standards officers not to make misleading s...


11 February 2016 | Arable,Cereal,Crops,News
'Kranich’ yellow rust race detected in the UK for the first time'

The ‘Kranich’ yellow rust race has been detected in the UK for the first time and winter wheat growers are being advised to inspect varieties closely ...


11 February 2016 | Arable,Cereal,Crops,News,Products
Triple-active brings effective weed management to spring sown cereals

With the reduction in available actives making grass weed control in spring sown crops increasingly difficult, Tower, Adama’s three-way residual herbi...


11 February 2016 | Finance,News,Property News
Local leaders call the EU to modernise rural areas to tackle urban-rural development gap

Local leaders have put forward concrete proposals to boost the modernisation of European rural areas and tackle the growing urban-rural development ga...


10 February 2016 | Agri Safety,News,Poultry,Produce
London egg packer and wholesaler found guilty of egg marketing fraud

A London egg packer and wholesaler has been fined £2500 for extending ‘best before’ dates on eggs and breaching compliance notices issued by Animal an...


Free University of Gloucestershire public lecture to look at Natural Flood Prevention

A public lecture at the University of Gloucestershire will discuss pioneering techniques to reduce the risk of flooding which will also help wildlife....


Warning of real financial hardship faced by Scottish beef producers

The Scottish Beef Association (SBA) have raised grave concerns about the prospect of all BPS payments being made to eligible beef producers, which are...


10 February 2016 | Arable,Crops,News,NFU,Renewables
'Biofuel market is crucial for arable farmers', NFU says as further EU legislation looms

The NFU has made the case for biofuels to the Department for Transport today as the UK implementation of EU legislation threatens to further restrain ...


Asda Agricultural Development Manager reassures British farmers with new technologies and increasing efficiencies

“Consumer trends are changing therefore we need to recognise this and offer alternatives through innovative product development,” said Pearce Hughes, ...


10 February 2016 | News,Shows and Events
Opportunity of a lifetime for Northumberland farmer

The Glendale Agricultural Society (GAS) has announced an opportunity of a lifetime for a Northumberland farming candidate, as they announce their sear...


10 February 2016 | Agri Safety,Finance,News,Property News
Survey results show flood damage cost Cumbria farmers thousands

Farmers who suffered flood damage in the worst hit areas of Cumbria have responded to an industry led survey and the results are staggering. Approx...


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...




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