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1 September 2015 | Arable,Cereal,Crops,Market Reports,News
'Bleak picture' for Scotland's harvest

It is a mixed picture at present for Scotland’s harvest, with many areas running two weeks later than normal because of the particularly cold and wet ...


31 August 2015 | News,Renewables
Government assault to kill off renewable energy support under the FiT, warns Carter Jonas

Andrew Watkin, Head of the Energy and Marine team at national property consultancy Carter Jonas, responds to the Department for Energy & Climate Chang...


31 August 2015 | Agri Safety,Education,News
National Asbestos Association announces free awareness training dates‏

The UK Asbestos Training Association (UKATA), has announced the dates of its free asbestos awareness training courses, as part of its national campaig...


Strong Australian beef exports

Australian beef and veal exports for the first half of 2015 were up by 11% year on year. If this growth rate continues then exports are set to b...


31 August 2015 | Cattle,Dairy,News,Supermarkets
Morrisons to hold meetings with protesting farmers

Morrisons have contacted Farmers' For Action President David Handley and a discussion took place regarding recent activities that have been taken plac...


31 August 2015 | News,Property News
Plan to increase rural productivity launched

A new Rural Productivity Plan has been launched that introduces a number of measures to support the growth of rural living. Among the biggest measu...


Bovine TB: A new round of badger culls to begin

The government has recently announced the scale of a new round of badger culling as the central plank of its anti-bovine TB campaign. Bovine TB co...


30 August 2015 | Cattle,News,NFU,Sheep
Delays to AHDB beef and lamb promotional activity – NFU response‏

NFU President Meurig Raymond said: “For the NFU it is a fundamental point of principle that the AHDB decides how levy payers money is spent. This is a...


30 August 2015 | News,Shows and Events
The CFE announces the winner of ‘Picture a Pollinator’‏

Devon farmer Christopher Twose has won first prize in the Campaign for the Farmed Environment’s inaugural ‘Picture a Pollinator’ competition. The C...


29 August 2015 | Dairy,Finance,News,Produce
Environment secretary calls for EU action to help British dairy farmers

Urgent EU action is needed to help British dairy farmers, the Environment Secretary Elizabeth Truss has stressed to Phil Hogan, EU Agriculture Commiss...


Vets welcome consultations on new steps to tackle bovine TB‏

The British Veterinary Association (BVA) has welcomed today’s announcement that Defra will consult on further steps to help tackle bovine TB as part o...


28 August 2015 | Dairy,Finance,News,Produce
Latest First Milk price drop comes as a bitter blow

The latest price drop announcement by First Milk will come as a bitter blow to Welsh milk producers who are already operating at a milk price that is ...


DEFRA’s Badger cull roll out in south west will be an unmitigated disaster, warns Humane Society International/UK

DEFRA has confirmed that its badger cull will be rolled out to an additional area despite the fact that two years of culling in existing zones in Glou...


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...




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