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3 July 2015 | News,Property News
Land Reform Bill: How will it impact urban and rural land?

The Land Reform Review Group’s public consultation closed in February this year, and the resulting proposals have now been crystallised in to the Land...


Early harvest results throwing up 'disappointing yields'

EU grains trade mixed just after midday, with Nov 15 London wheat up GBP1.05/tonne at GBP132.00/tonne, Sep 15 Paris wheat is EUR0.50/tonne lower at EU...


3 July 2015 | Market Reports,News
Wheat market closed with some steep losses

Soycomplex Beans closed lower, giving up some, but not anything like all, of yesterday's gains. "Producer selling was noted overnight and early in ...


3 July 2015 | Finance,News
Food hubs aim to attract investment into rural economy

The government has said that its backed Food Enterprise Zones will create more than 10,000 new jobs and inject investment into rural communities acros...


3 July 2015 | News,Sheep
Farmers’ dismay at EU funding to Uruguay sheep industry

Using EU money to create a centre of excellence to drive innovation in the South American sheep sector has the potential to directly impact lamb produ...


Veterinary Centre closure 'will rob livestock farmers' in Scotland

Farmers and vets have come together to fight the proposed closure of Inverness Veterinary Surveillance centre – a move that would rob livestock farmer...


Scottish farmers receiving lowest lamb price for five years

With Scottish farmers receiving their lowest lamb price for five years, NFU Scotland is urging all supermarkets to make the switch to Scotch. The ...


Farm monitor focuses on combating Johne's Disease

The incurable cattle disease Johne’s was one of the main discussion topics at the recent beef cattle finishing monitor farm meeting, hosted by the Pat...


3 July 2015 | News
Farmers can unlock extra income with new approach to carbon trading

Farmers and landowners across the UK now have a chance to unlock extra income thanks to a fresh approach to carbon trading. AR Carbon aims to impro...


Funding deal for revolutionary AD on-farm system

Devon-based renewable energy company New Generation Biogas (NGB) has agreed a funding deal to build and install three of its anaerobic digester plants...


2 July 2015 | News,Produce
AHDB Next Generation group explore potato processing

The AHDB Potatoes ‘Next Generation’ tour kicked off in Yorkshire last month, visiting two progressive Yorkshire based potato businesses. The day focus...


2 July 2015 | News,NFU,Shows and Events
First NFU Cymru Next Generation Policy Group meeting to be held in Cardiff

Key issues facing the future of farming will be on the agenda when the newly formed NFU Cymru Next Generation Policy Group meets for the first time ne...


Mites, the commonest pest of stored grain, need controlling too

Poor store hygiene can lead to significant mite and pest attacks of stored grain, which can spoil quality, can be responsible for between 5% and 10% l...


2 July 2015 | Dairy,News,NFU
NFU comment on Müller and Dairy Crest milk price announcements

NFU dairy board chairman Rob Harrison said: “It is encouraging that at last we have seen a positive move on milk prices after a series of negative cut...


2 July 2015 | News
AD crop operators unite behind bioenergy sustainability best practice guidance

ADBA has today launched a statement at UK AD & Biogas 2015, highlighting how the industry is complying with the new Voluntary Guidelines on Best Pract...


2 July 2015 | News
New crime reporting app to launch for people in rural Kent

Country Eye Ltd have built a free App for people living and working in the rural community. The app allows users to record and share information on c...


Now gundogs have their own insurance!

All responsible dog owners would agree that their dogs’ health and well-being is of high importance to them. However, while pet dogs can get sick ofte...


2 July 2015 | News
CLA calls for injection of common sense into Rights of Way law

The CLA, which represents landowners, farmers and rural businesses, has called for an injection of common sense into the Rights of Way law in response...


2 July 2015 | News,Renewables
UK solar photovoltaic capacity to reach 10 gigawatts at start of 2016

The cumulative solar photovoltaic (PV) capacity installed in the United Kingdom (UK) is forecast to exceed 10 gigawatts (GW) by the end of the first q...


2 July 2015 | Dairy,News
Dairy Crest supports farmers with positive price action

Dairy Crest is pleased to announce the following price positions for August: ·Farmers on a Davidstow contract will receive an increase of 0.25ppl g...


2 July 2015 | Arable,Education,News
AHDB Horticulture announces “industry leading” soils programme

Following a funded-study aimed at identifying gaps in horticultural soils knowledge, a comprehensive ‘industry leading’ programme of projects to addre...


1 July 2015 | News,Renewables
Delivering sustainable energy for First Milk’s award winning creamery

First Milk, Clearfleau and Renewables Unlimited today announce completion of the initial construction stage of an innovative anaerobic digestion (AD) ...


1 July 2015 | News,Produce,Shows and Events
Top speakers and topical discussion at Fruit Focus 2015 forums

Fruit Focus’s reputation for delivering a hard hitting, topical forum programme will be reinforced this year as four key areas to help protect growers...


1 July 2015 | Dairy,News
Müller UK & Ireland confirms August milk price - reduction by 1.0 ppl to 23.15 ppl

Müller UK & Ireland has confirmed that it is to change the milk price it offers dairy farmers for the first time in five months. The company has gi...


Boost for Scottish poultry industry: Co-Op ramps up Scottish sourced chicken

The Co-operative Food has ramped up the amount of chicken sourced from Scotland sold in its Scottish stores. In what is seen as a big boost for the...


1 July 2015 | Agri Safety,News,NFU
NFU urges farmers to make farms safer

The NFU is urging farmers to assess risks and take action in making their farms safer for themselves and others around them, as the Health and Safety ...


UK AD & Biogas industry ready to 'step on the gas' as it passes milestone

ADBA’s new detailed Market Report, published at UK AD & Biogas 2015, has shown that Biogen’s new food waste plant in South Wales marks a major milesto...




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