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2 July 2015 | Dairy,News

2 July 2015 | News,Produce
AHDB Next Generation group explore potato processing

The AHDB Potatoes ‘Next Generation’ tour kicked off in Yorkshire last month, visiting two progressive Yorkshire based potato businesses. The day focus...


2 July 2015 | News,NFU,Shows and Events
First NFU Cymru Next Generation Policy Group meeting to be held in Cardiff

Key issues facing the future of farming will be on the agenda when the newly formed NFU Cymru Next Generation Policy Group meets for the first time ne...


Mites, the commonest pest of stored grain, need controlling too

Poor store hygiene can lead to significant mite and pest attacks of stored grain, which can spoil quality, can be responsible for between 5% and 10% l...


2 July 2015 | Dairy,News,NFU
NFU comment on Müller and Dairy Crest milk price announcements

NFU dairy board chairman Rob Harrison said: “It is encouraging that at last we have seen a positive move on milk prices after a series of negative cut...


2 July 2015 | News
AD crop operators unite behind bioenergy sustainability best practice guidance

ADBA has today launched a statement at UK AD & Biogas 2015, highlighting how the industry is complying with the new Voluntary Guidelines on Best Pract...


2 July 2015 | News
New crime reporting app to launch for people in rural Kent

Country Eye Ltd have built a free App for people living and working in the rural community. The app allows users to record and share information on c...


Now gundogs have their own insurance!

All responsible dog owners would agree that their dogs’ health and well-being is of high importance to them. However, while pet dogs can get sick ofte...


2 July 2015 | News
CLA calls for injection of common sense into Rights of Way law

The CLA, which represents landowners, farmers and rural businesses, has called for an injection of common sense into the Rights of Way law in response...


2 July 2015 | News,Renewables
UK solar photovoltaic capacity to reach 10 gigawatts at start of 2016

The cumulative solar photovoltaic (PV) capacity installed in the United Kingdom (UK) is forecast to exceed 10 gigawatts (GW) by the end of the first q...


2 July 2015 | Dairy,News
Dairy Crest supports farmers with positive price action

Dairy Crest is pleased to announce the following price positions for August: ·Farmers on a Davidstow contract will receive an increase of 0.25ppl g...


2 July 2015 | Arable,Education,News
AHDB Horticulture announces “industry leading” soils programme

Following a funded-study aimed at identifying gaps in horticultural soils knowledge, a comprehensive ‘industry leading’ programme of projects to addre...


1 July 2015 | News,Renewables
Delivering sustainable energy for First Milk’s award winning creamery

First Milk, Clearfleau and Renewables Unlimited today announce completion of the initial construction stage of an innovative anaerobic digestion (AD) ...


1 July 2015 | News,Produce,Shows and Events
Top speakers and topical discussion at Fruit Focus 2015 forums

Fruit Focus’s reputation for delivering a hard hitting, topical forum programme will be reinforced this year as four key areas to help protect growers...


1 July 2015 | Dairy,News
Müller UK & Ireland confirms August milk price - reduction by 1.0 ppl to 23.15 ppl

Müller UK & Ireland has confirmed that it is to change the milk price it offers dairy farmers for the first time in five months. The company has gi...


Boost for Scottish poultry industry: Co-Op ramps up Scottish sourced chicken

The Co-operative Food has ramped up the amount of chicken sourced from Scotland sold in its Scottish stores. In what is seen as a big boost for the...


1 July 2015 | Agri Safety,News,NFU
NFU urges farmers to make farms safer

The NFU is urging farmers to assess risks and take action in making their farms safer for themselves and others around them, as the Health and Safety ...


UK AD & Biogas industry ready to 'step on the gas' as it passes milestone

ADBA’s new detailed Market Report, published at UK AD & Biogas 2015, has shown that Biogen’s new food waste plant in South Wales marks a major milesto...


1 July 2015 | News,Produce,Shows and Events
Professor Chris Elliott to warn businesses at food fraud conference

UK food businesses must take up the fight against food fraud or face another scandal – that will be the stark warning from one of the UK’s top experts...


Growing threat of Bovine TB worries insurance market

In the lead up to May’s general election, one issue proved more divisive than any other for rural areas: how best to tackle Bovine TB. Like many ot...


1 July 2015 | Agri Safety,News
Annual workplace fatalities released

Provisional annual data for work-related fatal accidents in Great Britain’s workplaces shows small change from previous years, sustaining a long term ...


The veterinary future’s bright, but levels of stress causing concern, says Vet Futures survey

Vets are generally positive about the future of the UK veterinary profession, with 59% saying they are very or fairly optimistic in a new survey of mo...


1 July 2015 | News,Sheep
Chinese delegates visit British Wool industry

A delegation of Chinese wool industry representatives are currently in the UK visiting a number of key aspects of the UK wool supply chain hosted by B...


1 July 2015 | News,Shows and Events
Finalists prepare for Top Woman Farmer award

This month’s Royal Welsh Show will be the venue for the final of one of Wales’ most prestigious farming titles – NFU Cymru / Principality Building Soc...


1 July 2015 | News,Produce,Supermarkets
Aldi launches new season Scotch lamb

New season Scotch Lamb is now available across Aldi’s 61 Scottish stores as part of its continued commitment to the Scottish meat industry. The fre...


State of our countryside: New map reveals loss of farmland

Large-scale changes to the environment of the United Kingdom, including an apparent loss of habitats and agricultural land, have been revealed through...


30 June 2015 | Education,News
Latest round of calls for PhD funding announced by AHDB

AHDB has published its latest call for new research projects, making funding of up to £1 million available for its postgraduate studentship programme....


30 June 2015 | News,Shows and Events
Farmcare claim victory in charity cricket competition in Cambridge

National farming organisation Farmcare took first place in an annual cricket tournament they staged in Cambridge last weekend in aid of Farm Africa, t...




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