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3 September 2015 | Finance,News

North Yorks farmers try out latest Landini tractors

Farmers in North Yorkshire dodged the showers to take a good look at the latest Landini tractors during a demo day staged by John Addyman and his team...


3 September 2015 | Finance,News,Renewables
Pembrokeshire farm uses wind energy to combat volatile market conditions

Fourth generation family farmers Julie and Steve Ayres of Nash Mountain earned funding from Triodos, the ethical and sustainable bank, to generate cle...


3 September 2015 | Education,News
Farming industry careers project takes its service nationwide

A farming industry project that has successfully helped hundreds of young people into the industry is now working nationwide. After two successful ...


3 September 2015 | Arable,Education,News
SRUC experts warn farmers of fungal disease risk to spring barley‏

Plant pathologists from Scotland’s Rural College believe that the recent heavy rain could greatly increase the risk of fungal disease in next year’s s...


3 September 2015 | Education,Grassland,News,Top Tips
Animation outlines steps for black-grass control‏

Bayer CropScience has produced a new short animation to outline the main stages in preparing the ground for black-grass control programmes. The ani...


3 September 2015 | News,Produce,Renewables
Major food producers missing biggest opportunity to unearth climate risks‏

Many of the world’s biggest food, beverage and tobacco brands are missing their biggest opportunity to mitigate climate risks, shows new analysis by g...


3 September 2015 | News,Produce,Renewables
Enhancing rice production during climate change in Malaysia‏

A Malaysian rice variety gives higher yields with less fertilizer compared to two other varieties grown in Southeast Asia. This could be key to increa...


3 September 2015 | Arable,News,Shows and Events
Soil Association Soil Symposium 2015: the top 6 inches - practical ways to build great soil‏

Now in its 7th year, the Soil Association’s 2015 Soil Symposium will focus on top soil and the importance of protecting and improving the health of ou...


3 September 2015 | Animal Health,News,Veterinary News
Leading wildlife experts call on DEFRA to end badger cull

Leading wildlife, veterinary and livestock experts – including scientists previously employed to advise the Government – have written an open letter t...


3 September 2015 | Finance,News
Minimum wage increase for agricultural workers

The Scottish Agricultural Wages Board (SAWB) has agreed, following the annual meeting of the Wages Board on August 26, 2015, proposed increase in mini...


2 September 2015 | Dairy,News,Produce
East Lothian dairy proves it’s a big cheese as business set for growth

Yester Farm Dairies, a family business based in East Lothian, is expanding and will soon be adding an artisan cheese range to its retail repertoire, ...


2 September 2015 | Dairy,Finance,News,NFU,Produce,Supermarkets
NFU and FFA respond to Tesco’s new dairy commitments

Tesco’s decision to extend its sustainable pricing model to its British cheese supply base with First Milk and South Caernarfon Creameries is a signif...


UK Government must work with European Commission on 10 point plan to back British farming

The UK Government must take action in 10 key areas to address the current farming crisis as British farmers join thousands of their European counterpa...


2 September 2015 | Cattle,Dairy,News
Cogent acquires Canada’s Foundation Genetics to strengthen international footprint‏

Cogent Breeding Ltd (“Cogent”), the leading supplier of beef and dairy genetics to over 40 countries worldwide, has acquired Foundation Genetics, the ...


2 September 2015 | Cattle,Dairy,Finance,News
EU Commission response to dairy farmers 'not encouraging'

Ulster Farmers’ Union president Ian Marshall accompanied Agriculture Minister, Michelle O’Neill, to meet with the European Agriculture Commissioner, P...


2 September 2015 | News
New guide plays role in stemming drainage investment decline

The basic principles of field drainage, as well as maintenance and installation information, are the subject of a new practical guide issued by AHDB. ...


2 September 2015 | Cattle,Dairy,Finance,News,Supermarkets
Winter support fund could be introduced as farmers meet Morrison's representatives

FFA and NFU met with senior representatives from Morrison’s to discuss how the business can add further support into the market for those farmers prod...


2 September 2015 | News,Shows and Events
Elanco photography competition: The Future of Farming‏

Elanco launches “a vision of farming feeding the future” photo competition, a creative platform to explore people’s perspective on modern farming feed...


2 September 2015 | News,Produce,Shows and Events
The largest collection of Great Taste award-winning products in one deli at Speciality & Fine Food Fair 2015‏

From chocolates, sweets and edible flowers to fish, cheeses and oils, the Great Taste deli, which returns to Speciality & Fine Food Fair for a third y...


2 September 2015 | News,Produce,Shows and Events
National Trust announces winners of its 10th Fine Farm Produce Awards‏

Accolades galore as British Farmers mark 10th Fine Farm Produce Awards at Selfridges Sixty-two products were bestowed with one of the food and farm...


2 September 2015 | News,Shows and Events
Selby Technology Centre welcomes public to its Open Day‏

A Selby horticulture research facility will showcase its wide range of facilities at an Open Day later this month. The team at Stockbridge Technolo...


2 September 2015 | CLA,Finance,News,Shows and Events
Cheshire tops table for best place to run a rural business

Cheshire has topped the new league table as the best county in England for running a rural business. Cheshire is followed by Cumbria and Oxfordshir...


1 September 2015 | News,Renewables
New video reveals advantages of gas to grid AD plants

The benefits of gas to grid anaerobic digestion are spelt out in a new video from renewable energy firm EnviTec Biogas UK. The company’s first UK g...


1 September 2015 | CLA,News,Property News
Ministers must exempt rural communities from debilitating Right to Buy proposals, says CLA‏

Rural settlements of under 3,000 population must be exempt from proposals to extend Right to Buy to Housing Association tenants if the rural housing c...


1 September 2015 | Education,News,Sheep
Nitrous oxide from urine patches – it’s no laughing matter!‏

Commonly known as ‘laughing gas’ and currently used both in anaesthetics and as a ‘legal high’, nitrous oxide (N2O) is a powerful greenhouse gas produ...


1 September 2015 | Education,Finance,News
£725,000 of new funding from Prince's Countryside Fund‏

The Prince’s Countryside Fund announces £725,000 of new funding available for vital rural initiatives Pressure on our rural communities and people ...


1 September 2015 | Forestry,News,Renewables
'Keep It Clean' campaign launched to boost biosecurity‏

As part of the ongoing effort to keep our forests and trees healthy, Forestry Commission Scotland is urging land managers and the forestry sector to h...




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