27 February 2015 | Online since 2003




'Unacceptable' levels of contamination in supermarket chickens

73% of fresh chickens on sale in supermarkets in the UK are contaminated with the food poisoning bug campylobacter, according to the latest tests by t...


26 February 2015 | News
FDF to support UK's most promising food and drink entrepreneurs

The Food and Drink Federation (FDF) strongly supports Defra’s new Food Stars initiative launching today, which highlights some of the outstanding and ...


26 February 2015 | News,Produce
Bangers, spuds and toms – customers vote for local favourites in Producer of the Year Awards

Members and customers of the East of England Co-op have voted in their thousands to nominate their county champions in the East of England Co-op’s Pro...


Mitas is releasing Powerpull tyre

At SIMA Mitas are launching tractor-pulling tyre Powerpull 30.5L-32 for competition and worldwide sales. It is manufactured as a slick tyre withou...


26 February 2015 | News,Slurry and Irrigation
Supply chain alignment at Fruit Logistica 2015

At an event described as a “leading platform for innovation for the international fresh produce trade," by its organiser, Dr Christian Göke. Muddy Boo...


26 February 2015 | Arable,Cereal,Crops,News,Sheep
NSA highlights cross-compliance penalties as CAP reform comes under scrutiny

The National Sheep Association (NSA) was heartened to hear Phil Hogan, EU Commissioner for Agriculture and Rural Development, reiterate his calls for ...


26 February 2015 | Arable,Cereal,Crops,News,Shows and Events
Bayer CropScience launches new improved weed and pest app

A new mobile app that combines weed and pest identification with treatment information has been launched by Bayer CropScience. The app replaces the...


Glasgow scientists tackle animal diseases with US counterparts

Scientists in Glasgow are working with colleagues at Kansas State University to tackle animal diseases caused by bunyaviruses. The University has r...


26 February 2015 | Finance,News,Property News
Rural landowners call for Chancellor to reform compulsory purchase

An overhaul of the rules that govern how councils and infrastructure companies like HS2 Ltd can compulsorily purchase land is a vital piece in the puz...


EU vote on biofuels ‘undermines food security’

The latest vote by the European Parliament’s Environment Committee signifies a bad day for sustainable biofuels and damages renewable energy policy ac...


26 February 2015 | Arable,Cereal,Crops,News
Future government must back British farmers, says NFU President

The NFU has set out what it wants from the next elected Government, as five of the main political parties get set to take part in day two of the annua...


26 February 2015 | Finance,News,Pigs,Supermarkets
British pig industry 'being sold short by Brussels'

The British pig industry has made huge strides in professionalism — but in some areas it is being sold short by Brussels, National Pig Association cha...


25 February 2015 | Crops,News
BASIS Diploma in Agronomy awarded to three specialist fruit agronomists

Hutchinson prides itself on the high calibre, technical expertise and extensive knowledge base of its team of advisors and recently the company has th...


25 February 2015 | Arable,Cereal,Crops,News
Koppert introduces new natural product combating insects

With the introduction of AgriTrap, Koppert is adding a new product to its range of products combating pests insects. The product has a natural basis, ...


25 February 2015 | Cattle,News,Shows and Events
NBA Beef Expo 2015 to host Future Beef Farmer Challenge

A unique contest is being launched to test the skills, knowledge and abilities of teams and individual young beef farmers at this year’s National Beef...


25 February 2015 | Cattle,Meat Processing,News
Smaller markets help fuel beef export growth

Demand from smaller markets helped drive a six per cent growth in the volume of beef exports from the UK in 2014, according to EBLEX. Full export f...


25 February 2015 | News,Property News
Increases in rural crime reported in Scotland

Rural crime is costing those who live and work in the Scottish countryside almost £2million – and the bill could go higher. Giving evidence to the ...


Welsh farmers 'must recover funding' as NFU meets EU Commissioner

NFU Cymru officeholders met with the new EU Agriculture Commissioner, Phil Hogan, to discuss a number of key areas where he can help support Welsh agr...


TB 'greatest threat to our beef industry' as Truss pledges to continue with cull

A future Conservative government would continue with the badger cull as Environment Secretary Liz Truss spoke at the National Farmers' Union Conferenc...


24 February 2015 | News,NFU
EU Commissioner makes CAP simplification a top priority

Phil Hogan, the EU Commissioner for agriculture and rural development, has set out how the implementation of the new-look Common Agricultural Policy w...


24 February 2015 | Dairy,News,NFU
Liz Truss: ‘We’re doing all we can for dairy farmers’

Defra Secretary of State Liz Truss says the government is doing all it can for dairy farmers to retain capacity in the “vital” sector. Some farme...


Government reveals economic plan for farming sector

An economic plan for the food and farming sector that will ensure 'this thriving industry continues to grow and create jobs' has been revealed by Envi...


24 February 2015 | Finance,News,Organic,Supermarkets
Organic market going strong amid tumbling food prices

Sales of organic products increased by 4% in 2014 amidst a significant reduction was seed in both food prices and food spending. Shoppers spent an ...


24 February 2015 | Arable,Cereal,Crops,News
Battle against Wild Oats and Ryegrass is getting harder for farmers

Farmers and agronomists across the UK agree that spring weeds are getting harder to control, according to new research from Syngenta. The survey, w...


24 February 2015 | News,NFU
Government must heed calls to back British farming, says NFU President

Meurig Raymond used his first NFU Conference address as president to call on the government to make British farming a priority with just 72 days until...


RVC and DairyCo unite to help producers support calf health

Working in partnership, the Royal Veterinary College, University of London (RVC) and DairyCo have produced a series of online films looking at aspects...


24 February 2015 | Cattle,News,Shows and Events
Beef association seeking farmer's opinions for survey

The National Beef Association (NBA) has launched an Independent survey to determine livestock farmer’s opinions on Red Tractor’s Proposal to introduce...




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