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4 September 2015 | Meat Processing,News,Sheep,Supermarkets

4 September 2015 | News,NFU
Urgent clarification required on new Sustainable Production Grant Scheme

Urgent clarification has been sought by members of NFU Cymru’s Rural Affairs Board on the Welsh Government’s new Sustainable Production Grant Scheme. ...


4 September 2015 | Meat Processing,News,Sheep,Supermarkets
Retailer support for Scotch lamb PGI campaign

Scotland’s retailers are showing strong support to Quality Meat Scotland’s on-going campaign to raise the profile of the simplicity and versatility of...


4 September 2015 | Arable,Cereal,Crops,Market Reports,News
Pea and bean harvest results look promising

“Harvest began in great conditions even though recent weeks have brought catchy weather,” comments Roger Vickers, Chief Executive of PGRO. “Samples of...


4 September 2015 | News
UK farming unions buy time for farmers on new rodenticides legislation

UK farming unions have secured the option for farmers to use their farm assurance scheme membership as ‘proof of competence’ as the Health and Safety ...


4 September 2015 | News,Shows and Events
NFU Cymru Deputy President to address Glamorgan county meeting

Local farmers are invited to the next Glamorgan NFU Cymru county meeting on Tuesday, 15 September 2015, at St Mary’s Hill Hotel and Golf Club, Pencoed...


4 September 2015 | News,Shows and Events
Large crowd expected at Mid Wales farm dispersal auction

Auctioneers Halls are anticipated great interest in a genuine farm dispersal auction at Sarn, near Newtown later this month. The auction at Wern La...


Case IH announces the new Optum CVX

Case IH has announced the new Optum CVX range with a new design, compact and highly manoeuvrable with power-to-weight-ratio and efficiency. “Moder...


North Yorks farmers try out latest Landini tractors

Farmers in North Yorkshire dodged the showers to take a good look at the latest Landini tractors during a demo day staged by John Addyman and his team...


3 September 2015 | Finance,News,Renewables
Pembrokeshire farm uses wind energy to combat volatile market conditions

Fourth generation family farmers Julie and Steve Ayres of Nash Mountain earned funding from Triodos, the ethical and sustainable bank, to generate cle...


3 September 2015 | Education,News
Farming industry careers project takes its service nationwide

A farming industry project that has successfully helped hundreds of young people into the industry is now working nationwide. After two successful ...


3 September 2015 | Arable,Education,News
SRUC experts warn farmers of fungal disease risk to spring barley‏

Plant pathologists from Scotland’s Rural College believe that the recent heavy rain could greatly increase the risk of fungal disease in next year’s s...


3 September 2015 | Education,Grassland,News,Top Tips
Animation outlines steps for black-grass control‏

Bayer CropScience has produced a new short animation to outline the main stages in preparing the ground for black-grass control programmes. The ani...


3 September 2015 | News,Produce,Renewables
Major food producers missing biggest opportunity to unearth climate risks‏

Many of the world’s biggest food, beverage and tobacco brands are missing their biggest opportunity to mitigate climate risks, shows new analysis by g...


3 September 2015 | News,Produce,Renewables
Enhancing rice production during climate change in Malaysia‏

A Malaysian rice variety gives higher yields with less fertilizer compared to two other varieties grown in Southeast Asia. This could be key to increa...


3 September 2015 | Arable,News,Shows and Events
Soil Association Soil Symposium 2015: the top 6 inches - practical ways to build great soil‏

Now in its 7th year, the Soil Association’s 2015 Soil Symposium will focus on top soil and the importance of protecting and improving the health of ou...


3 September 2015 | Animal Health,News,Veterinary News
Leading wildlife experts call on DEFRA to end badger cull

Leading wildlife, veterinary and livestock experts – including scientists previously employed to advise the Government – have written an open letter t...


3 September 2015 | Finance,News
Minimum wage increase for agricultural workers

The Scottish Agricultural Wages Board (SAWB) has agreed, following the annual meeting of the Wages Board on August 26, 2015, proposed increase in mini...


2 September 2015 | Dairy,News,Produce
East Lothian dairy proves it’s a big cheese as business set for growth

Yester Farm Dairies, a family business based in East Lothian, is expanding and will soon be adding an artisan cheese range to its retail repertoire, ...


2 September 2015 | Dairy,Finance,News,NFU,Produce,Supermarkets
NFU and FFA respond to Tesco’s new dairy commitments

Tesco’s decision to extend its sustainable pricing model to its British cheese supply base with First Milk and South Caernarfon Creameries is a signif...


UK Government must work with European Commission on 10 point plan to back British farming

The UK Government must take action in 10 key areas to address the current farming crisis as British farmers join thousands of their European counterpa...


2 September 2015 | Cattle,Dairy,News
Cogent acquires Canada’s Foundation Genetics to strengthen international footprint‏

Cogent Breeding Ltd (“Cogent”), the leading supplier of beef and dairy genetics to over 40 countries worldwide, has acquired Foundation Genetics, the ...


2 September 2015 | Cattle,Dairy,Finance,News
EU Commission response to dairy farmers 'not encouraging'

Ulster Farmers’ Union president Ian Marshall accompanied Agriculture Minister, Michelle O’Neill, to meet with the European Agriculture Commissioner, P...


2 September 2015 | News
New guide plays role in stemming drainage investment decline

The basic principles of field drainage, as well as maintenance and installation information, are the subject of a new practical guide issued by AHDB. ...


2 September 2015 | Cattle,Dairy,Finance,News,Supermarkets
Winter support fund could be introduced as farmers meet Morrison's representatives

FFA and NFU met with senior representatives from Morrison’s to discuss how the business can add further support into the market for those farmers prod...


2 September 2015 | News,Shows and Events
Elanco photography competition: The Future of Farming‏

Elanco launches “a vision of farming feeding the future” photo competition, a creative platform to explore people’s perspective on modern farming feed...


2 September 2015 | News,Produce,Shows and Events
The largest collection of Great Taste award-winning products in one deli at Speciality & Fine Food Fair 2015‏

From chocolates, sweets and edible flowers to fish, cheeses and oils, the Great Taste deli, which returns to Speciality & Fine Food Fair for a third y...


2 September 2015 | News,Produce,Shows and Events
National Trust announces winners of its 10th Fine Farm Produce Awards‏

Accolades galore as British Farmers mark 10th Fine Farm Produce Awards at Selfridges Sixty-two products were bestowed with one of the food and farm...




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