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26 May 2015 | Finance,News,Property News

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

What’s the latest on the organic market? Sales of organic food are on the up – the Soil Association’s 2015 Organic Market report published in March...


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...


22 May 2015 | News,Produce
Eastern counties' potato industry gather to debate issues

AHDB Potatoes’ recently appointed technical executive, Jenny Bashford, has been working closely with leading Lincolnshire producers QV Foods to develo...


22 May 2015 | News,Sheep
NSA provides ‘next piece of the puzzle’ for young sheep farmer in Kent

With big business ambitions and an expanding flock, young sheep farmer Harry Frederick will be putting the top prize in an NSA prize draw to good use ...


Sheffield’s ‘Superfresh’ milk producer invests in processing – and new McCormick tractor

A Sheffield dairy farm known for the eye-catching ‘Our Cow Molly’ branding of its milk processing business is among the first in the country to take d...


Large crowd attends Shropshire farm dispersal auction

A large crowd attended a farm dispersal auction near Shrewsbury on Saturday following the retirement of the owner. The auction was conducted by auc...


Get more UK produce in Tesco stores, Lochhead urges

Food Secretary welcomes Tesco’s £2.1 billion worth of sales of Scottish produce. Scotland’s Food Secretary Richard Lochhead has encouraged Tesco ch...


India buying Australian wheat amid damaged crops

Soycomplex Beans continue to grind a little lower on good planting progress and a non-threatening Midwest weather forecast. Weekly export sales wer...


US wheat futures rose anew heavy rains of 'biblical proportions'

EU grains closed mostly higher, as US wheat futures rose anew as heavy rains of "biblical proportions" batter US winter wheat on the Plains immediatel...


22 May 2015 | News,Shows and Events
Cereals 2015: New conference format

A revamped conference programme at Cereals 2015 will provide growers with key information on some of the hottest topics in the arable sector while all...


22 May 2015 | News
AIC welcomes new guidance on safe securing of loads

The Agricultural Industries Confederation (AIC) has welcomed the Department for Transport’s updated guidance on safe securing of loads for vehicle ope...


22 May 2015 | Cattle,Dairy,Finance,News
Arla milk price cut is 'yet another major setback'

Arla has announced that it will cut the price it pays to its UK members by 0.84p from May 25 taking their standard litre price to 24.99p. Reacting ...


Vintage tractors on display at South-West festival

July 31st, August 1st & 2nd 2015 will see the Stroud Vintage Transport & Engine Club (SVTEC) stage their 41st Annual Show at South Cerney Airfield in ...


21 May 2015 | News
New initiative aims to cut alarming calf losses due to disease

Beef Expo saw the launch of a major new industry-wide initiative aimed at improving the health of the nation’s youngstock. The ‘Keeping Britain’s Y...




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