28 August 2015 | Online since 2003




CLA welcomes licence for control of badgers in Somerset, Gloucestershire and Dorset‏

The CLA, which represents landowners, farmers and rural businesses, has today welcomed the Government announcement on further action to control bovine...


New £8 million funding available to provide boost for rural businesses

Rural businesses across the country looking to expand will be able to benefit from new funding worth over £8 million which will help unlock the huge p...


28 August 2015 | Diversification,News
ForFarmers to invest £10m in Exeter feed mill re-development‏

ForFarmers has announced its intention to build a new manufacturing facility on its Exeter site to replace the current facility, and so create one of ...


28 August 2015 | News,Organic
The Soil Association welcomes RDP support for organic farmers in Northern Ireland‏

This week the European Commission formally approved the Rural Development Programme (RDP) 2014 – 2020 for Northern Ireland. The Soil Association is de...


New Holland to demonstrate its most powerful machines at Tillage-Live 2015‏

New Holland to demonstrate its most powerful machines at Tillage-Live 2015 · New Holland’s most powerful conventional tractors to be put th...


28 August 2015 | Animal Health,Cattle,News,NFU
Bovine TB eradication strategy announcement – NFU response

Meurig Raymond, NFU President, said: “Bovine TB remains a huge problem for beef and dairy farmers across the South West, large parts of the Midlands a...


28 August 2015 | News,Renewables
Government FIT consultation 'disaster' for AD growth‏

Despite the consultation leaving AD tariffs unchanged for now, the proposal to limit the FITs scheme to a maximum overall budget of £75-100 million fr...


Zoonotic infections "threaten us like never before", world-leading doctor to tell vets‏

Zoonotic infections threaten us like never before and a One Health, multidisciplinary approach - linking human, animal and environmental health - is n...


28 August 2015 | News,Produce
Drawing a line under deep-sea fishing: A scientific basis for regulation by depth‏

Data which suggests a benefit to limiting deep-sea trawling in European waters to a depth of 600 metres has been published in the journal Current Biol...


Questions will be asked about AHDB future, as unions meet to discuss crisis

Questions will be asked about the future of Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board (AHDB) if it fails 'to shine', according to TFA National Ch...


28 August 2015 | Arable,Cereal,Crops,News
Innovation and technology: Key to Scotland's biggest crop

Innovation and technology are key to ensuring Scotland’s biggest crop – barley – can continue to be grown profitably on Scottish farms. Speaking at...


28 August 2015 | Finance,News,Renewables
Long term renewable vision 'has been lost' amid cuts

The UK Government has announced changes to the Feed-In Tariff (FiT) programme which supports small scale renewables. Many thousands of householders, f...


Keep government out of pig levy decisions, farmers urge

The English pig industry has sent an unequivocal message to Government — keep out of decisions about how the pig levy is spent. Almost unanimously ...


Keeping vegetation trim across Lincolnshire

Diversifying into highways and grounds maintenance work has proved a good bet for eastern counties contractor Mick Wright and his son Peter. Having...


27 August 2015 | News,Shows and Events
Over £25,000 of prize money up for grabs at this year's Royal Welsh Winter Fair

Highly regarded as one of the finest fatstock events in Europe, the Royal Welsh Winter Fair is once again keen to attract the top livestock exhibits f...


27 August 2015 | Dairy,News,Shows and Events
Managing dairy cow fertility – Ayrshire farm invites farmers to hear expert advice‏

Several expert speakers including SRUC’s Senior Dairy Consultant, David Keiley and Harbro’s Ruminant Nutritionist, Matt Palmer will advise on how to m...


27 August 2015 | Dairy,News,Shows and Events
Dairy Industry Award still open for nominations‏

Dairy farmers and industry representatives have less than three weeks left to nominate candidates for the prestigious Dairy Industry Award. Present...


27 August 2015 | Crops,News
Record-beating oilseed rape crop yields 7.2t/ha

Steve Tuer’s bumper 7.2t/ha crop of oilseed rape may well be the highest yielding crop in the world ever recorded. The unofficial record attempt took ...


27 August 2015 | News,Poultry,Renewables
World First Cargill signs 'Poultry-Manure-to-Energy' deal with BHSL — from BHR Communications‏

Cargill’s European poultry business has signed a 20-year agreement with the Irish Agri-Tech company, BHSL, to convert poultry manure to energy with BH...


27 August 2015 | Machinery and Equipment,News
Caiman exports Allison-equipped, self-propelled sprayer‏

Caiman, an Argentine company dedicated to the production and commercialisation of sprayers and other agricultural machinery, recently made its first e...


27 August 2015 | Cattle,Dairy,Finance,News,NFU
Dairy coalition to host crisis meeting

The NFU has joined up with Farmers For Action and the Tenant Farmers Association to run a series of meetings across the country in light of the ongoin...


27 August 2015 | Meat Processing,News,Sheep
First Minister Sturgeon backs Scotch lamb campaign

Scotland’s First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has given her backing to Quality Meat Scotland’s Scotch Lamb PGI campaign. During a visit organised by NF...


'Farmers are angry and desperate' as First Minister visits farm to discuss crisis

The extent of the issues currently facing the whole of the agricultural industry, compounded by the adverse weather this year, were stressed to First ...


US ethanol production drops; wheat market finished mostly lower

Soycomplex Beans closed at fresh lows for the recent slump. The Chinese stock market was down again, despite recent efforts by their central bank t...


27 August 2015 | Arable,Cereal,Crops,News,Property News
EU approval of Rural Development Programme welcomed

The Ulster Farmers Union has welcomed the European Commission's approval of the Northern Ireland Rural Development Programme (RDP) 2014 – 2020. It has...


27 August 2015 | Finance,News,Property News
Growing population: UK facing land shortfall

Britain’s population is growing and we’re facing a potential shortfall of two million hectares of land by 2030. Here, Claire Bainbridge MRICS FAAV,...


27 August 2015 | Cattle,Dairy,Finance,News
FUW calls for commitment to cheese pricing

The Farmers’ Union of Wales is urging Tesco to back Welsh dairy farmers by committing to a minimum farm gate price of 28 pence per litre for cheese pu...




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