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2 September 2015 | CLA,Finance,News,Shows and Events

2 September 2015 | CLA,Finance,News,Shows and Events
Cheshire tops table for best place to run a rural business

Cheshire has topped the new league table as the best county in England for running a rural business. Cheshire is followed by Cumbria and Oxfordshir...


1 September 2015 | News
New video reveals advantages of gas to grid AD plants

The benefits of gas to grid anaerobic digestion are spelt out in a new video from renewable energy firm EnviTec Biogas UK. The company’s first UK g...


1 September 2015 | CLA,News,Property News
Ministers must exempt rural communities from debilitating Right to Buy proposals, says CLA‏

Rural settlements of under 3,000 population must be exempt from proposals to extend Right to Buy to Housing Association tenants if the rural housing c...


1 September 2015 | Education,News,Sheep
Nitrous oxide from urine patches – it’s no laughing matter!‏

Commonly known as ‘laughing gas’ and currently used both in anaesthetics and as a ‘legal high’, nitrous oxide (N2O) is a powerful greenhouse gas produ...


1 September 2015 | Education,Finance,News
£725,000 of new funding from Prince's Countryside Fund‏

The Prince’s Countryside Fund announces £725,000 of new funding available for vital rural initiatives Pressure on our rural communities and people ...


1 September 2015 | Forestry,News,Renewables
'Keep It Clean' campaign launched to boost biosecurity‏

As part of the ongoing effort to keep our forests and trees healthy, Forestry Commission Scotland is urging land managers and the forestry sector to h...


1 September 2015 | Arable,Cereal,Crops,Market Reports,News
EU grains closed mixed, but mostly lower; EU barley imports jumped

EU grains closed mixed, but mostly lower, although rapeseed prices extended their winning streak closing higher for a third session in a row. London m...


1 September 2015 | Cattle,Dairy,Finance,News,Sheep
£38m farming support scheme launched

Cabinet Secretary for Rural Affairs Richard Lochhead today encouraged farmers to apply for their share of a fund to support beef and upland sheep. ...


1 September 2015 | Arable,Crops,News
2016 forage maize and biogas maize descriptive lists issued by BSPB‏

Seven new first-choice varieties have been added to the British Society of Plant Breeder’s 2016 Forage Maize Descriptive Lists (DL), alongside five ne...


1 September 2015 | News,Property News
Access rights extension creates concern amongst farmers

Strong concern has been expressed by members of NFU Cymru’s Rural Affairs Board at the options outlined in a Welsh Government Green Paper which could ...


1 September 2015 | Agri Safety,Education,News
Dairy UK launches injury prevention guidence

Dairy UK has published a report on how to prevent injuries in the workplace, which will be made available to all dairy processing sites. According ...


1 September 2015 | Finance,News,Produce
Scottish Salmon Company reports ‘stable’ Q2 and first half results‏

The Scottish Salmon Company has reported a stable Q2 2015, with harvest volumes comparable to the same period in 2014, with exports at record levels. ...


1 September 2015 | Agri Safety,Education,News
National Rural Crime Network launch the ‘rural policing matters’ campaign

Julia Mulligan, Chair of the National Rural Crime Network (NRCN) and Police and Crime Commissioner for North Yorkshire, has today launched the Network...


1 September 2015 | Arable,Cereal,Crops,Market Reports,News
'Bleak picture' for Scotland's harvest

It is a mixed picture at present for Scotland’s harvest, with many areas running two weeks later than normal because of the particularly cold and wet ...


31 August 2015 | News,Renewables
Government assault to kill off renewable energy support under the FiT, warns Carter Jonas

Andrew Watkin, Head of the Energy and Marine team at national property consultancy Carter Jonas, responds to the Department for Energy & Climate Chang...


31 August 2015 | Agri Safety,Education,News
National Asbestos Association announces free awareness training dates‏

The UK Asbestos Training Association (UKATA), has announced the dates of its free asbestos awareness training courses, as part of its national campaig...


Strong Australian beef exports

Australian beef and veal exports for the first half of 2015 were up by 11% year on year. If this growth rate continues then exports are set to b...


31 August 2015 | Cattle,Dairy,News,Supermarkets
Morrisons to hold meetings with protesting farmers

Morrisons have contacted Farmers' For Action President David Handley and a discussion took place regarding recent activities that have been taken plac...


31 August 2015 | News,Property News
Plan to increase rural productivity launched

A new Rural Productivity Plan has been launched that introduces a number of measures to support the growth of rural living. Among the biggest measu...


Bovine TB: A new round of badger culls to begin

The government has recently announced the scale of a new round of badger culling as the central plank of its anti-bovine TB campaign. Bovine TB co...


30 August 2015 | Cattle,News,NFU,Sheep
Delays to AHDB beef and lamb promotional activity – NFU response‏

NFU President Meurig Raymond said: “For the NFU it is a fundamental point of principle that the AHDB decides how levy payers money is spent. This is a...


30 August 2015 | News,Shows and Events
The CFE announces the winner of ‘Picture a Pollinator’‏

Devon farmer Christopher Twose has won first prize in the Campaign for the Farmed Environment’s inaugural ‘Picture a Pollinator’ competition. The C...


29 August 2015 | Dairy,Finance,News,Produce
Environment secretary calls for EU action to help British dairy farmers

Urgent EU action is needed to help British dairy farmers, the Environment Secretary Elizabeth Truss has stressed to Phil Hogan, EU Agriculture Commiss...


Vets welcome consultations on new steps to tackle bovine TB‏

The British Veterinary Association (BVA) has welcomed today’s announcement that Defra will consult on further steps to help tackle bovine TB as part o...


28 August 2015 | Dairy,Finance,News,Produce
Latest First Milk price drop comes as a bitter blow

The latest price drop announcement by First Milk will come as a bitter blow to Welsh milk producers who are already operating at a milk price that is ...


DEFRA’s Badger cull roll out in south west will be an unmitigated disaster, warns Humane Society International/UK

DEFRA has confirmed that its badger cull will be rolled out to an additional area despite the fact that two years of culling in existing zones in Glou...


CLA welcomes licence for control of badgers in Somerset, Gloucestershire and Dorset‏

The CLA, which represents landowners, farmers and rural businesses, has today welcomed the Government announcement on further action to control bovine...




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