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9 February 2016 | Finance,News,NFU

9 February 2016 | Cattle,News,Produce,Supermarkets
Local mum sells home to tackle supermarket giants with award winning approach to farming

Enterprising single mum, Judi James, 55, from West Dorset, has been crowned winner of a national business award after she sold her home to develop a f...


9 February 2016 | Animal Health,Cattle,News,Produce,Sheep
Real grass-fed beef and lamb certification mark approved

The ‘Pasture for Life’ Certification Mark, operated by the Pasture-Fed Livestock Association (PFLA), has been approved by the Intellectual Property Of...


9 February 2016 | Agri Safety,News,Property News,Sheep
Joint plea for dog owners to act responsibly around sheep

With the traditional lambing season approaching and reports of dog attacks on sheep increasing, the National Sheep Association (NSA) and RSPCA have te...


European Commission welcomes 'clear and simple' guidelines to assess welfare of equidae for transport

Today the European Commission welcomed the publication of practical guidelines on assessing the fitness for transport of equidae (horses, ponies, donk...


FAO Food Price Index starts 2016 at 7-year low

The FAO Food Price Index fell in January, slipping 1.9 percent below its level in the last month of 2015, as prices of all the commodities it tracks f...


Farmers’ use of renewable fertilisers to be revolutionised by new research

Farmers’ and growers’ confidence in digestate and compost has been given a welcome boost, as new ground-breaking research published today, shows smar...


EU Commissioner Hogan in official visit to Colombia and Mexico with European agri-food producers

Phil Hogan, Commissioner for Agriculture and Rural Development, will next week visit Colombia and Mexico accompanied by a business delegation of 34 co...


Promotion of EU agricultural products – new calls for proposals published

The first calls for promotion campaigns for EU agricultural products under new EU promotion rules have been opened by the Commission today. Under t...


9 February 2016 | Finance,News,Shows and Events
Charity pays £1.9m to farmers in hardship

Farm charity the Royal Agricultural Benevolent Institution (RABI) has distributed around £1.9m to farmers in hardship as incomes continue to plummet. ...


9 February 2016 | Finance,News,NFU
Scottish government urged to deliver part payments to immediately help sooth the cashflow crisis

Scottish farmers are calling on Scottish Government to immediately address the cashflow crisis in Scottish agriculture by delivering part payment to a...


Colourful machine production underway to mark birthday

Production is underway of the first batch of colourful limited edition machines to mark JCB's 70th anniversary. The initial wave of 'Platinum Editi...


9 February 2016 | Cattle,News
Beef farmers invited to visit top cattle finishing farm

The National Beef Association (NBA) has teamed up with Northamptonshire beef farmer Mike Wills, and is inviting people to join a farm walk to share so...


9 February 2016 | News,Property News
Scottish Countryside Alliance supports the findings of the Understanding Predation project

The Scottish Countryside Alliance is pleased to have been be part of the ground-breaking Understanding Predation Project, the report from which was la...


8 February 2016 | News,Shows and Events
Industry leading speakers confirmed for Norfolk Farming Conference 2016

An exciting line-up of speakers has been announced for the Norfolk Farming Conference 2016. Tickets are now on sale for the annual event, which has be...


8 February 2016 | News,Property News,Shows and Events
Farm and rural attraction winners announced at annual conference

The winners of this year’s best farm and rural attractions were announced at the National Farm Attractions Network (NFAN) annual conference and awards...


8 February 2016 | News,Produce,Supermarkets
Asda trials 'beautiful on the inside' wonky veg boxes to cut down food waste

Asda are trialling wonky veg boxes as part of the ‘Beautiful on the Inside’ range in 128 stores in an effort to tackle food waste across the supply ch...


8 February 2016 | Dairy,News,Produce,Supermarkets
Arla announces new 3 year milk and cream contract with Asda

Arla Foods, the farmer-owned dairy company, has today confirmed that it has entered a new three-year contract with ASDA for the supply of its own bran...


8 February 2016 | Dairy,News,Organic
Organic dairy makes advancements in iodine levels

Following a two-year project to raise iodine levels, OMSCo (the Organic Milk Suppliers Cooperative) announces today that the organic dairy industry ha...


8 February 2016 | News,Property News
Countryside Alliance supports MEP's decision not to review European Nature Directives

The Countryside Alliance says it is "pleased" that the European Parliament has listened to the concerns of the public and shooting community last week...


8 February 2016 | Arable,Cereal,Crops,Finance,News
AHDB tells farmers to take control of business risks

Risk management is a well-used phrase when discussing farming but, like many other familiar phrases, it sometimes gets used without considering what i...


8 February 2016 | Agri Safety,News
Chinese New Year celebrations urged to ban the use of sky lanterns

It's Chinese New Year today, and farmers and the rural community are urging people to ban the usage of sky lanterns due to the risk they pose to lives...


8 February 2016 | Finance,News
Nuffield Scholarship allows you to travel the world with your agricultural passion

Are you looking for a life-changing opportunity? A way to follow your dreams and gain knowledge that will help shape your future? Then apply for a...


8 February 2016 | Education,News,Sheep
NSA cultivating the next generation of the sheep industry

The National Sheep Association (NSA) is thrilled to announce the 12 individuals selected to represent the sheep industry in its 2016 Next Generation A...


8 February 2016 | Cattle,News,Produce,Shows and Events
East Yorkshire beef business shortlisted for farming award

The team behind an innovative beef business are celebrating after reaching the final of the Northern Farmer Awards. Tibthorpe based The Yorkshire W...


8 February 2016 | Dairy,News,Produce
Arla brings bursts of yellow in new TV ad for 'best of both' milk

Arla has unveiled a colourful new TV ad as part of a £7m campaign to launch Arla Best of Both (BOB): the UK’s first fat-free skimmed milk that tastes ...


8 February 2016 | News,NFU,Shows and Events
EU referendum discussion at Carmarthenshire NFU Cymru meeting

Carmarthenshire members will get the opportunity to discuss the upcoming EU Referendum with NFU Cymru Assembly Adviser, Huw Thomas, at the next Carmar...


8 February 2016 | Finance,News,Pigs
Farm leaders join forces to fight for British pig industry

The British pig industry is seeking special support from independent butchers, supermarkets and shoppers over the coming months, to help it survive th...




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