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19 January 2017 | Finance,News,Rural Life

67 per cent rise in farmers asking for financial help in 2016, charity says
67 per cent rise in farmers asking for financial help in 2016, charity says

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19 January 2017 | Appointments,News
Sir Peter Kendall reappointed AHDB Chair

Sir Peter Kendall will remain Chair of the Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board (AHDB) following his reappointment. The reappointment was...


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19 January 2017 | Finance,News,Rural Life
67 per cent rise in farmers asking for financial help in 2016, charity says

There has been a 67 per cent increase in requests for help from working farmers in 2016, according to rural charity, R.A.B.I. The charity gave more...


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19 January 2017 | Agri Safety,News,Rural Life
Thieves steal Land Rover and dog from North Yorkshire farm

Police are appealing for information, and warning Land Rover owners to be on their guard, after a farm raid in North Yorkshire. Some time between 5...


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19 January 2017 | LAMMA,Machinery and Equipment,News,Shows and Events
LAMMA 2017: Kubota show off M5001 series and MGX tractors

Kubota has unveiled the latest additions to its 100hp tractor line-up for the first time in public at LAMMA 2017, which continue the Japanese firm’s h...


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19 January 2017 | Government,News,Produce,Sheep
Sheep industry warns of diminished world status if PM continues hard Brexit stance

The British sheep industry has warned Theresa May that the decision to pursue a hard Brexit will present a 'huge risk', forcing the industry to turn a...


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19 January 2017 | Arable,Crops and Cereals,News
Aggressive oilseed rape pathogen subject of a three year study

Better management of Rhizoctonia solani is the ambition of a three-year programme of work, part-funded by the UK government’s Agri-Tech Catalyst fund....


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19 January 2017 | Market Reports,News,Pigs,Produce
UK pork exporters look to emerging middle class in the Far East for 'increasing opportunities'

The Asia-Pacific region could offer 'increasing opportunities' for UK pork exporters looking forward, AHDB Pork has said. The Asian middle class is...


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19 January 2017 | Animal Health,Cattle,Dairy,News,Supermarkets
Tesco dairy group plans to cut use of antibiotics

Tesco Sustainable Dairy Group (TSDG) has announced new guidelines on the use of antimicrobials to their farmer members which number around 650. The...


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19 January 2017 | Cattle,Dairy,News,Shows and Events
Holstein UK President’s Medal winners announced

Holstein UK has announced the joint winners of its President’s Medal - and this year it is double glory. Andrew Patton and Andrew Patterson have bo...


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19 January 2017 | Finance,Government,News,Rural Life
'Feeling clueless': Farmers selling stock earlier than planned as subsidy payments unpaid

Ten percent of respondents from a recent NFU survey said they had still not been paid by the Rural Payments Agency which was having a big impact on ca...


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19 January 2017 | Appointments,News
Trump picks former Georgia Governor Sonny Purdue as agricultural chief

U.S. President-elect Donald Trump will name former Georgia Governor Sonny Perdue as his nominee for secretary of agriculture on Thursday (19 January)....


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19 January 2017 | Government,News,Organic,Produce,Supermarkets
Jamie Oliver says Brexit will force down farming standards in the UK

Television chef Jamie Oliver has once again raised fears for Britain's food and farming industries post-Brexit. Mr Oliver, who was speaking to Huff...


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18 January 2017 | Agri Safety,News,Rural Life
Avon and Somerset police launch dedicated number to battle rural crime

Avon and Somerset police have launched a new text service to help prevent and detect rural crime. The Police are asking rural communities and busin...


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18 January 2017 | Agri Safety,Animal Health,News,Poultry,Produce,Supermarkets
Free range eggs set to disappear from supermarket shelves around Europe

Free range eggs could be completely wiped from supermarket shelves if the Government's current housing order is extended beyond the end of February. ...


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18 January 2017 | Government,News,Rural Life
MPs hear of urgent need for Seasonal Agricultural Permit Scheme for non-EU workers

A group of MPs have today heard about the urgent need for a Seasonal Agricultural Permit Scheme for non-EU workers. National Farmers Union (NFU) Di...


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18 January 2017 | News,Property News,Rural Life
HS2 not allowed to buy land through compulsory purchase, Lords say

The Government has backed down and confirmed that HS2 Ltd is not allowed to buy land through compulsory purchase to develop projects unrelated to the ...


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18 January 2017 | Animal Health,Cattle,News
New survey puts spread of TB down to badgers

A survey into roadkill badgers has sparked concern after tests revealed that a quarter were found to have bovine tuberculosis. The survey was condu...


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18 January 2017 | Finance,Government,News,Rural Life
Brexit is 'self-flagellation' and will 'crucify' Scottish rural economy, MPs say during debate

Prime Minister Theresa May's Brexit plans 'lacked detail' and could 'practically crucify' the Scottish rural economy, MPs have said during a debate in...


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18 January 2017 | Agri Safety,Animal Health,News,Rural Life,Sheep
Wiltshire farmer prepared to shoot the next dog which attacks his flock

A farmer has warned dog owners he is prepared to shoot the next dog which poses a threat to his flock of sheep. Tim White owns around 1,000 sheep, ...


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18 January 2017 | Dairy,Finance,News,Property News,Rural Life
Government funding to help museum with historic dairy attraction

Galleries and cultural centres across England including a dairy heritage project are to receive a £4m funding boost, the government has announced. ...


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18 January 2017 | Government,News,Shows and Events,Top Tips
Experts at the Lincolnshire Farming Conference to discuss the future of farming

Managing risk and planning for the future in the farming industry will be the major talking points at this year’s Lincolnshire Farming Conference to b...


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18 January 2017 | News
Farmer protests 'terrible' legal system by dumping muck on Derby Crown Court steps

A farmer has been arrested after unloading his dump truck full of muck on Derby Crown Court to protest against the 'flawed' and 'terrible' legal syste...


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18 January 2017 | News,Property News,Rural Life
Farmers warn of 'severe consequences' as Anglesey council set to sell two farms

Farm union members have said a decision by Anglesey council to sell two of their farms could result in 'severe consequences' for the area. Councils...


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18 January 2017 | Government,News,Produce
EU not doing enough to combat food waste, says report

European Union action to combat food waste is 'fragmented', 'intermittent' and should do more, according to a new report from the European Court of Au...


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17 January 2017 | Government,News
MPs helping farmers: NFU and Cheshire YFC team up with Macclesfield MP to help young farmers

The NFU and Cheshire Young Farmers Club (YFC) has teamed up with the MP for Macclesfield David Rutley to develop a plan that will enable more support ...


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17 January 2017 | Meat Processing,News
UK exporters trained on US beef and lamb import requirements

A group of UK meat exporters received training on meeting US regulatory requirements for beef and lamb imports during a visit to Washington DC last we...


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17 January 2017 | Government,News
Farmers warn of barriers as PM says UK 'cannot possibly' stay in EU single market

Prime Minister Theresa May has said the UK 'cannot possibly' remain within the European single market, as staying in it would mean 'not leaving the EU...