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5 February 2016 | Arable,Cereal,Crops,News
Ramularia resistance ratings issued for winter barley

Ramularia resistance ratings for winter barley varieties have been published for the first time by AHDB Cereals & Oilseeds. The new ratings have be...


5 February 2016 | Finance,News,NFU
Commitment needed for entry level agri-environment scheme

NFU Cymru has called on the Welsh Government to re-affirm its commitment to an entry level agri-environment scheme, funded via the Wales Rural Develop...


5 February 2016 | Agri Safety,Finance,News
Severn Trent Water providing up to £5000 grants to farmers to help reduce risks to drinking water

The Severn Trent Environmental Protection Scheme (STEPS) provides grants up to £5000 for infrastructure improvement and land management changes in Sev...


5 February 2016 | Finance,News,Shows and Events
House of Lords to quiz UK Farming Minister and US Agricultural Chief Economist

The House of Lords EU Committee on Energy and Environment will next week take evidence from George Eustace MP, Minister of State for Farming, Food and...


5 February 2016 | Agri Safety,News,Property News
Walkers urged to control dogs as livestock worrying increases

Leading rural insurer, NFU Mutual, issues an urgent warning to farmers following an increase in livestock worrying. The insurer’s claims statistics...


5 February 2016 | Arable,Crops,Education,News,Top Tips
New report outlines 7 ways farmers and Government can help rebuild British soil

The Soil Association is releasing a new document calling on policy makers and farmers to do their bit to protect UK soils. In 2014 researchers estimat...


5 February 2016 | Livestock Equipment,News,Pigs
Quality Equipment raises thousands of pounds for charity in anniversary year

Suffolk-based pig buildings and equipment company, Quality Equipment, has raised £12,810 for the East Anglian Air Ambulance, the charity which provide...


5 February 2016 | Arable,Finance,News
Wright Hassall urges farming businesses to be vigilant over CAP payments

The UK’s farming community has been urged to be vigilant when checking payments received under the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) regime. The ref...


RSPCA Assured launches new advertising campaign

A TV advert - featuring the voice of actor John Hurt - will be shown during popular programmes including Channel 4’s Sunday Brunch and Come Dine With...


5 February 2016 | Cattle,Dairy,Education,News
Nestlé & First Milk launch programme to develop next generation of dairy leaders

Nestlé and First Milk have launched the Next Generation Dairy Leaders Programme, a scheme for young farmers that aims to identify, nurture and develop...


Sainsbury’s supports British farmers by keeping their calves warm this winter

Sainsbury’s has supported its British farmers this winter with an offer to purchase calf coats at cost price which helps to keep young herds warm and ...


Brexit 'may not be beneficial for UK farmers' claims new report

A UK exit from the European Union may not be beneficial for UK farmers, a new report by the Yorkshire Agricultural Society has claimed. The 'Implic...


5 February 2016 | Animal Health,Dairy,News,Supermarkets
Waitrose gives access to dairy herd with '100 day grazing pledge'

Waitrose is already one of the only supermarkets to give its dairy cows access to pasture during the grazing season in the summer months. This new ...


5 February 2016 | Agri Safety,News
Welsh farmers warned of rogue traders

Farmers in Wales are being warned to be vigilant following reports of rogue traders. The Ceredigion branch of the Farmers’ Union of Wales is warnin...


5 February 2016 | Arable,Crops,News
Updated tools to manage risk in the GB potato market

AHDB market analyst, Arthur Marshall, discusses how keeping track of trends and market opportunities helps growers make crucial trading decisions. ...


5 February 2016 | Finance,News
Call for common sense over 'accountable people' declaration for farm businesses

Farmers will be required to provide the names and National Insurance numbers of all the ‘accountable people’ involved in their farm business in order ...


4 February 2016 | News,Property News
Strong demand for farmhouses to rent in North Shropshire

A superbly situated, three bedroomed farmhouse near Shrewsbury has been let on an initial 12 month assured tenancy agreement by agents Halls within a ...


Illustrating the myriad of rural businesses supported by just one farm

The role that farmers play in supporting rural businesses is something often forgotten or overlooked by some politicians and decision makers, and that...


4 February 2016 | News,Property News
Humberts responds to the latest research from Rural Land Market Survey

Jack Mitchell from Humberts’ Rural team, comments on the latest RICS/RAU Rural Land Market Survey, showing that for the second half of 2015, there was...


4 February 2016 | Machinery and Equipment,News
UK farmers pick up more pick-ups to use for both business and personal pursuits

While there’s something distinctly ‘stateside’ about pick-ups, the benefits of this year’s new models include combining hard graft with a little added...


Thousands flocked to the annual Yorkshire Agricultural Machinery Show

Thousands flocked to the annual Yorkshire Agricultural Machinery Show to see the latest state-of-the-art farming machinery and technology. The show, w...


Delayed payments, poor prices and political decisions top of agenda at NFU Scotland’s AGM

Delayed payments, poor prices and political decisions will drive the agenda at NFU Scotland’s AGM when it meets in St Andrews next week (Thursday 11 F...


4 February 2016 | Animal Health,News,Produce
Over 50% of English primary schools now serve Catering Mark standard food

Over half of all primary schools in England are serving food that is ethical, sustainable, free from controversial additives and meets School Food Sta...


4 February 2016 | News,Organic,Produce
Organic agriculture 'key to feeding the world sustainably' according to new report

Washington State University researchers have concluded that feeding a growing global population with sustainability goals in mind is possible. Thei...


4 February 2016 | News,Property News
More needed to tackle rural poverty and social isolation

The Ulster Farmers’ Union is calling for more research into the problem of poverty and social isolation in rural areas. It is making this call in r...


4 February 2016 | Animal Health,News,Veterinary News
Calls to halt 'wasteful' badger vaccination schemes in Wales

The Farmers’ Union of Wales has repeated its long standing call for a science led policy to control TB in wildlife after the Welsh Government suggeste...


4 February 2016 | Dairy,News
Graham’s The Family Dairy confirms exclusive Starbucks deal for all Scottish stores

Graham’s The Family Dairy has signed a significant new deal with Starbucks to exclusively supply milk – including whole, semi-skimmed and skimmed milk...




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