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Countryside Stewardship will open for applications on March 14

The next round of Countryside Stewardship will open for applications on March 14, Natural England has announced. The 2016 application window for th...


12 February 2016 | Cattle,Dairy,Husbandry News,News
Cogent ensures availability of 'premier' genetics by adding elite British sire

With sexed semen demand for the commercial dairy herd at an all time high, Cogent Breeding has once again ensured the availability of ‘premier’ geneti...


12 February 2016 | Finance,News
£20m Scottish Government backing to ease cash flow concerns

The Scottish Government is taking further action to ease cash flow issues in Scottish agriculture. Rural Affairs Secretary Richard Lochhead has ann...


12 February 2016 | News,Property News
Rural entrepreneurs will have chance to better support rural life and productivity

Rural entrepreneurs and housebuilders in England will have the opportunity to provide ideas on how the planning system can better support rural life, ...


12 February 2016 | Finance,News,Produce,Shows and Events
Scottish government must step up and deliver 'much needed' payments to farmers

In his address to NFU Scotland’s Annual General Meeting, President Allan Bowie has called for the Scottish Government to step up to the plate and deli...


12 February 2016 | Cereal,Crops,Education,News
UK and India research and training network to improve nitrogen use in cereal crops

A new network of UK and Indian crop scientists aims to optimise nitrogen use by cereal farmers in India, and reduce environmental impact, by improving...


12 February 2016 | Arable,Crops,News,Top Tips
Don’t compromise spring weed control by hastily drilling

After one of the mildest winters on record growers must resist the temptation to drill spring crops too soon and risk compromising weed control and em...


12 February 2016 | News,Products,Sheep
NSA teams up with British manufacturer for top wool prizes in 2016

To celebrate the wonder that is British wool, NSA is very excited to have teamed up with the Wool Room to give away five luxury bedding sets. Addi...


'European programmes to deliver millions for rural and coastal Wales'

The Minister will be at the Liberty Stadium in Swansea for the official start-of-term event of two European programmes, the Welsh Government Rural Com...


12 February 2016 | CLA,News,Property News
CLA urges ministers to take urgent action on rural planning barriers

Ministers can implement a number of immediate planning changes that would boost opportunities for growth and investment in rural areas, says the CLA. ...


12 February 2016 | Finance,News,NFU
Calls for urgency on BPS payments as 20% still not paid

NFU Cymru has expressed concern that approximately 20 per cent of farmers are still to receive their BPS part-payments. NFU Cymru has said it is essen...


12 February 2016 | News,Shows and Events
History to be made at world’s largest gathering of Shire horses in Staffordshire in March

History will be made at this year’s Shire Horse Society National Show when, for the first time, British heavy horses will be able to qualify for a gol...


Farming innovation in Norfolk is envy of the UK showing latest revolutionary technology

From super peas to healthy soils, Norfolk is a hotbed of farming innovation that is leading the way in revolutionising British agriculture, Farming Mi...


11 February 2016 | Finance,News,Produce
National Association of Cider Makers calls for 1.2p duty cut as UK cider market plummets

Representatives from leading drinks brands have called on the Government for greater support to help save the plummeting UK cider market. At a Parl...


11 February 2016 | Arable,Crops,Education,News
'Reform subsidies to sugar beet producers and support small scale farming' says report looking at ways to combat sugar problem

A new briefing paper published by the Food Research Collaboration (FRC) outlines six proposals for UK policy that could help the country tackle sugar-...


11 February 2016 | News
British flower growers struggle to compete with imports as Valentines day looms

British flower growers are urging romantics to celebrate Valentines Day by buying British blooms. The flower growing industry is expecting a huge f...


Farm contractor has lucky escape as birds drop dead from the sky while mixing slurry

A County Armagh farm contractor had a lucky escape while mixing slurry on Tuesday when birds in the shed dropped dead from the sky. Christian Leste...


Antimicrobial resistance on the rise in the European Union

Bacteria in humans, food and animals continue to show resistance to the most widely used antimicrobials, says the latest report on antimicrobial resis...


11 February 2016 | Finance,News,NFU
Senior NFU officeholder to visit North Cumbria to listen to concerns over low prices and delayed payments

Farmers from all sectors of the North Cumbrian agricultural industry are suffering from either low prices or a delay in their Basic Payment Scheme (BP...


11 February 2016 | Crops,News,Produce
Breeding wildness back into the humble tomato

Scientists have found that wild tomatoes are better able to protect themselves against the destructive whitefly than our modern, commercial varieties....


11 February 2016 | Animal Health,News,Veterinary News
Views sought on possible 'tail docking' exemption for working dogs

A consultation on whether to introduce a tightly-defined exemption to Scotland’s dog tail docking ban has been launched today. Views are being soug...


Flood affected farmers urged to submit Recovery Fund applications

Farming Minister George Eustice has urged farmers wanting support to restore farmland damaged by December’s storms to get their applications in as soo...


11 February 2016 | Finance,News
Ulster Farmers' Union calls for 'fresh thinking' by banks and other financial houses

The Ulster Farmers’ Union has used a Department of Agriculture and Rural Development (DARD) crisis summit to call for 'fresh and radical' thinking by ...


11 February 2016 | Finance,News
Welsh farmers facing 'extreme financial difficulty' whilst awaiting payments

The FUW has reiterated its concerns for the agricultural industry regarding the delay in issuing Basic Payment Scheme and agri-environmental payments ...


11 February 2016 | Feed and Forage,News,Poultry
C M Varley & Co join Lloyds Animal Feeds

C M Varley & Co, the Darlington-based manufacturer of quality Animal Feed, are delighted to announce that they have joined Lloyds Animal Feeds. Sup...


11 February 2016 | Arable,Crops,Finance,News,NFU
Reality of National Living Wage impact on horticulture told to MPs

MPs have met with UK growers to hear directly about the potential impact that the introduction of the National Living Wage will have on horticulture. ...


11 February 2016 | Machinery and Equipment,News
East Yorkshire machinery company avoids court over misleading sales

A director and sales executive of a business selling agricultural machinery have made a promise to trading standards officers not to make misleading s...




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