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17 April 2015 | Cereal,Crops,Farmshops,News,Produce

17 April 2015 | Market Reports,News,Pigs
High-flying pork prices 'come back down to earth'

Pork prices are sharply lower, as robust global supply growth (driven by the US, Russia and Brazil) has outpaced rather subdued demand, dragging produ...


17 April 2015 | Finance,News
New guidance to stop fraudsters targeting farmers

With over 40% of all businesses in the UK experiencing fraud last year, a new guide has been published on the issue and is urging farmers to be especi...


17 April 2015 | Cereal,Crops,Farmshops,News,Produce
UK’s first commercial aquaponic farm to open in London

A London warehouse is being converted into the UK’s first commercial aquaponic farm, creating a pioneering new model for sustainable, ethical food pro...


16 April 2015 | Cattle,Dairy,Finance,News
Two generations of milk production to end as dairy herd is sold at auction

A Shropshire family’s decision to cease milk production will result in an important dispersal sale of the entire milking portion of their long founded...


16 April 2015 | News
Time is approaching for thinning apples

Supermarkets are very exacting about the size, consistency and appearance of the fruit in their stores and so apple growers must achieve the premium s...


16 April 2015 | Arable,Cereal,Crops,Finance,News
Scottish government grants farm payment extension

The Scottish deadline for farmers and crofters to submit their Single Application Form (SAF) has been extended, under flexibility from the EU, until J...


16 April 2015 | Finance,News
RPW Online 'working well' with one month to go

Most farmers are choosing to complete their SAF online. Since becoming available in February, more than 2500 SAFs have been submitted through RPW Onli...


16 April 2015 | Arable,Cereal,Crops,News
Maintain fungicide use to protect yields

In stark contrast to spring 2014 growers across the country are reporting crops to be generally clean of disease. This will undoubtedly come as welcom...


16 April 2015 | Finance,News,NFU
Rural crime declining, 'but no time for complacency'

There has been a decline in rural crimes such as vehicle and livestock theft, according to rural insurers NFU Mutual. The trend, based on insurance...


No 'one-size fits all' on animal disease

Catherine McLaughlin is the NFU's chief adviser for animal health and welfare. She visited Riga, in Latvia, to see how EU member states can control an...


Asda apologises over lamb mislabeling

A leading retailer has apologised after selling imported lamb in a Borders store incorrectly labelled as being born, bred and slaughtered in the UK. ...


15 April 2015 | News,Renewables
Inazin powers through 200MW milestone

Inazin Power Ltd, a leading developer of large renewable energy projects in the UK, has successfully developed and managed the build and connection of...


Pay day for Scottish beef farmers

Rural Affairs Secretary Richard Lochhead confirmed that around 7,600 Scottish farmers will receive their Scottish Beef Scheme (SBS) payments today. ...


15 April 2015 | News,Shows and Events
Record number of Soil Association licensees to attend Natural and Organic Products Europe

A record number of Soil Association Certification brands will be exhibiting at this year’s Natural & Organic Products Europe on 19th – 20th April. ...


15 April 2015 | Meat Processing,News
New resource to support export opportunities

EBLEX has produced a new and unique offal and variety meats processing and packaging guide for English processors. The comprehensive guide outlines...


15 April 2015 | News,Renewables
Produce World organics leads the way in green energy

Produce World Yaxley, the Produce World Group’s home of organic vegetables, is leading the way in green energy by installing 800 solar panels on the t...


15 April 2015 | News,Renewables
Future of biofuels use in MEPs' hands

The NFU is urging UK MEPs to reject a draft law limiting the amount of crops involved in biofuel production which is to be presented to the European P...


15 April 2015 | Cattle,News,Produce
Make sure great British beef gets your vote

Whether it is steak, roast or mince, beef is as popular as ever according to a new YouGov poll, carried out ahead of this year’s Great British Beef We...


14 April 2015 | Machinery and Equipment,News
Practical electronics on latest McCormick win over sceptical farmer

For someone who used to think that having a cigarette lighter in the cab was enough by way of electronics, Martin Hambleton admits to being “dragged i...


14 April 2015 | News
Rare chance to own part of North Wales’ famous Great Orme

North Wales’ Great Orme is best known for its stunning beauty and spectacular sea views. And now someone has the chance to own part of this famous lim...


14 April 2015 | Dairy,Market Reports,News
EU milk entering Russia through Belarus

EU milk has been entering Russia via Belarus to avoid the trade embargo – particularly milk from Poland and Lithuania. In the last five months of ...


14 April 2015 | Cattle,Dairy,News,Shows and Events
Livestock Event wins major award

The Royal Association of British Dairy Farmers has been awarded one of the most prestigious accolades within the exhibition industry for its live robo...


14 April 2015 | News,NFU
Do not penalise farmers for making mistakes over CAP, NFU urges

Presidents Stephen James, NFU Cymru; Ian Marshall, Ulster Farmers’ Union; Meurig Raymond, National Farmers’ Union and Allan Bowie, NFU Scotland are ca...


Restaurants can win customer trust by serving British meat

A policy of sourcing more British meat and promoting the fact on-pack to customers means supermarkets are stealing a lead on restaurants and fast-food...


Farmers encouraged to get their old season lambs away to avoid losing out financially

Farmers are encouraged to get their old season lambs away quickly to avoid losing out financially, says the National Sheep Association (NSA), suggesti...


14 April 2015 | Cattle,Finance,Market Reports,News
EU beef sector is very fragile and faces difficult situations

The EU beef market situation continues to be difficult situation, as it was underlined in a meeting this week with high-level experts from the EU Comm...


EU grains close lower, following US weekend rains

EU grains closed mostly lower, following the US wheat market down after weekend rains in the US breadbasket states of Kansas, Oklahoma and Texas prove...




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