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New Landini family on show at dealer Open Day

A ‘ride and drive’ event for quad bikes and UTVs is on the programme for an Open Day being staged by Cornish Tractors, the Landini dealer based at Wee...


Stay safe and legal when flying drones

The use of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles and Unmanned Aircraft Systems - or drones - in agriculture is growing. The Civil Aviation Authority sets the re...


Global dairy prices rise but trade remains 'cautious'

Global dairy prices have increased again for the sixth consecutive time since December last year. First Milk Chairman Sir Jim Paice MP said that wh...


6 March 2015 | Machinery and Equipment,News
HBI Tyres & Wheels has shown a unique range of tyres at SIMA 2015

The SIMA 2015 international agricultural machinery exhibition in Paris, France , has just closed its doors after welcoming 238.848 professional visito...


6 March 2015 | CLA,News,Property News
CLA hails breakthrough on conversion of redundant agricultural buildings

Farmers and landowners have welcomed new planning guidance from the Government on how councils should consider applications from farmers and landowner...


5 March 2015 | Appointments,News
Wright Hassall further strengthens its agriculture team

Midlands law firm Wright Hassall has further strengthened its top ranked specialist agriculture team with the appointment of a new partner. Alex Ro...


5 March 2015 | News,NFU
NFU Cymru spells out priorities ahead of 2015 General Election

A Government that understands farm businesses, wants agriculture to grow and has the policies that send the right signals to Welsh farmers, will be th...


5 March 2015 | Arable,Crops,News
New Double action Symetra to protect OSR crops at flowering

A new double action oilseed rape fungicide that provides outstanding control of disease on the leaf surface and targets infection within the plant now...


5 March 2015 | Forestry,News
Countdown to one million trees

Plans for an ambitious tree-planting initiative, ‘One Million Trees in One Day’, are underway thanks to the vision and efforts of project co-ordinator...


Decline in wheat plantings 'surprising'; continued euro weakness

EU grains closed mixed. Continued euro weakness added a bit of support to the Paris market. At the finish, Mar 15 London wheat was down GBP0.45/ton...


Community matters, say new leaders of Young Farmers’ Clubs

Putting Young Farmers’ Clubs firmly at the heart of their local communities is the goal of the new top team at the National Federation of Young Farmer...


5 March 2015 | News,Property News
Government announces crackdown on illegal fly-tipping

Greater powers to be given to enforcement authorities to stop, search and seize vehicles suspected of waste crime. Enforcement officers will soon b...


5 March 2015 | Finance,News,Renewables
UK solar policy is changing

Last week, DECC released the results of the contracts for difference (CfDs) auction and just 5 solar projects were successful, totaling 72MW. After Ap...


5 March 2015 | Cattle,Dairy,Finance,News
MPs add thoughts to dairy debate but time for action

A report published by a cross-party group of MPs and Peers into the state of the British dairy sector has been fully endorsed by the NFU. The Dairy...


5 March 2015 | Cattle,Dairy,Finance,News
First Milk farmers 'questioning their future'

NFU Cymru says First Milk members are shocked at the forecast milk price set for April under their new A and B pricing model and the Union is concerne...


5 March 2015 | Cattle,News,Pigs,Poultry,Sheep
Keep dogs and livestock safe, urges NFU

The NFU has joined forces with The Kennel Club to make countryside dog walks safer and more stress free for both pet dogs and farm animals, by creatin...


4 March 2015 | News
Water capital grant scheme now open for applications

Farmers and land managers in England can now apply to Natural England for a water capital grant of up to £10,000 to help them carry out works that wil...


McCormick dealer P&D Engineering hosts Open Day

Managing director Mike Pullen, salesman Anthony Wilkes and parts and service staff at McCormick dealer P&D Engineering look forward to welcoming local...


4 March 2015 | Arable,Cereal,Crops,News
The Eagle has landed - cleavers don’t stand a chance

“Even though pre-emergence residual herbicide stacks were applied to winter cereals last autumn, as is standard practise, the dry September, the dries...


4 March 2015 | News
Ministers among first to sign CLA’s Election Pledge

Environment Secretary Liz Truss and Minister for Europe David Lidington are among the first parliamentary candidates to commit to supporting rural bus...


Agri-skills conference will discuss industry challenges

The region’s agricultural industry will come together at a conference next week to discuss the challenge of narrowing the skills gap in food and farmi...


Group hopes to change 'lack of interest in farming career' among young

A lack of interest in a farming career has prompted two of the industry’s major youth organisations to join forces to help promote the opportunities a...


4 March 2015 | News,Sheep
St David's day celebration sees record lamb exports

Welsh lamb figures show exports have reached a record high, according Defra. In the last four years the UK exported £523m of Welsh lamb with sales ...


4 March 2015 | News
NFU welcomes new tractor and trailer speed limits

NFU Scotland has welcomed changes to increase the weight and speed limits of agricultural tractors and trailers from 9 March 2015. In autumn 2014, ...


Beef and lamb to take centre stage in Thailand

Beef and lamb will next week be the centre of attention at a celebratory dinner in Thailand to help mark the UK gaining export access to the market. ...


Show team welcomes new leader

A great county show and a good deal more – that’s the promise from Daren Bowyer as he settles into the newly created role of Chief Executive with the ...


Milk producers warned over cow health during grazing season

Milk producers are being urged to monitor cows closely for signs of acidosis throughout the grazing season, with research showing that one in ten anim...




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