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06 May 2016 | Online since 2003
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Today's Scottish parliament elections bring new dynamic for the future of farmers and crofters
6 May 2016 | Cattle,Finance,News,Produce
Mercosur trade deal 'potentially damaging' for Welsh beef farmers

NFU Cymru members have expressed their concerns regarding a potential trade deal between the EU and South America, which could have a damaging impact ...


Sheep breed societies come together for industry update and debate

With so many sheep breeds, crosses and composites in the UK, believed to be more than any other country in the world, an effective information network...


Horticultural crop growers urged to look seriously at creation of producer organisation

Unions have today urged horticultural crop growers to look seriously at the creation of a producer organisation (PO). Recognised by the European Co...


6 May 2016 | News
#CowsOnTour set to appear at this month’s Royal Welsh Spring Festival

#CowsOnTour, which consists of a group of enthusiastic NFU Cymru members and Wales YFC will be heading to this month’s Royal Welsh Spring Festival to ...


6 May 2016 | Dairy,News
New creamery opens in Wales boosting capacity from 9,500t to 12,000t of cheese

South Caernarfon Creameries has opened its new cheese production with its first production having taken place last week. The new build, which is lo...


6 May 2016 | News,Products,Rural Life
BT invests £6bn to roll out superfast broadband amid warnings that more must be done in rural areas

BT has said that it is investing £6bn on Superfast Broadband Roll-out and 4G. The Countryside Alliance has welcomed the moved, but warns that more ...


6 May 2016 | Cattle,News,Produce
Union pulling together beef stakeholders to look at efficiency scheme

Stakeholders in the beef sector are attending a Union meeting this Monday, 9 May, to discuss the Beef Efficiency Scheme (BES) to encourage an industry...


Today's Scottish parliament elections bring new dynamic for the future of farmers and crofters

Voting in the Scottish Parliamentary elections has brought a new dynamic to Scottish politics for the five years ahead. The vote saw SNP secure 63 ...


6 May 2016 | Finance,News,NFU
SAF deadline fast approaching warns NFU Cymru

With the Single Application Form (SAF) deadline looming, NFU Cymru is urging its members to complete and submit the form as a matter of urgency. Th...


6 May 2016 | Finance,News
Clydesdale and Yorkshire Bank announced as new supporters of The Prince’s Countryside Fund

The Clydesdale and Yorkshire Bank has been announced as a new supporting company of The Prince’s Countryside Fund. The bank has donated £100k to th...


South West farm safety campaign lands national award

South West rural insurance company Cornish Mutual has scooped a national award for its work in raising awareness of farm safety. Cornish Mutual’s '...


Over 150 Vintage tractors display at South-West's largest festival of transport

5th, 6th and 7th August 2016 will see the Stroud Vintage Transport & Engine Club (SVTEC) stage their 42nd Annual Show at South Cerney Airfield in Cire...


McDonald's to tour events championing British farming with a virtual reality show

McDonald’s is to tour agricultural events around Britain with a roadshow that uses virtual reality to bring people closer to the fast food chain’s sup...


6 May 2016 | Crops and Cereals,News
Co-operative warns EU to stop plans to increase sugar supply in market

EU agricultural co-operative Copa & Cogeca have sent a letter to the EU Commission this week urging them to stop plans to increase the supply of sugar...


Sainsbury's turns food waste into energy using anaerobic digestion

In partnership with the UK’s leading food waste recycler, ReFood, a number of Sainsbury’s supermarkets across the country are now powered by anaerobic...


5 May 2016 | Finance,News
Mapping problems lead to call for support scheme window to be extended

Farmers will request the Scottish Government to extend the application window for applying to vital CAP support schemes. If agreed, it would be the...


Scotland set to host three key events for potato growers

AHDB Potatoes is highlighting the dates for three key events set to take place in July, August and November. Claire Hodge, Knowledge Transfer Manag...


UK’s largest metaldehyde-free farming trial reveals 60% drop in reservoir chemical levels

The first year of the UK’s largest ever metaldehyde-free farming trial has seen a 60% drop in levels of the chemical detected in reservoir tributaries...


Irish farmers protest beef deal which could threaten industry

Irish farmers marched outside the EU Commission offices in Dublin to protest a trade agreement with South American countries which could threaten the ...


5 May 2016 | Finance,News
Farmers urged to beware of scams in 'busy time for agriculture'

Farmers are being urged to remain vigilant as fraudulent scams continue to target the farming community. With basic payments on going and farmers a...


NFU Cymru selects Cystic Fibrosis Trust as its chosen charity to raise funds

NFU Cymru has chosen the Cystic Fibrosis Trust as its charity to raise funds for over the next 12 months. The Cystic Fibrosis Trust works towards a...


5 May 2016 | Cattle,Finance,News,Produce
'Prudent' talks with US needed after report shows potential chaos for EU beef if TTIP goes ahead

Agricultural co-operative Copa & Cogeca has urged the EU Commission this week to exercise caution in the free trade talks between the EU and US (TTIP)...


New £400 fly-tipping penalties 'may not be enough'

New fixed penalty notices for fly tipping are to come into force on 9 May but there are fears they may not be enough to stem the rising tide of refuse...


5 May 2016 | Agri Safety,News
Review into train gates urged after tractor collision

An investigation into a collision between a train and a tractor at a Knaresborough crossing last May has urged a review into gate opening equipment. ...


NBA Beef Expo returns to Derbyshire: Thousands expected to attend UK's premier beef event

NBA Beef Expo 2016 will showcase the evolving industry, advances in technology and focus on how producers can modernise production to meet ever changi...


5 May 2016 | Finance,News,Property News
'New money needed for Northern Ireland's Area of Natural Constraint scheme'

New funding must be made available to extend the Areas of Natural Constraint (ANC) scheme that Department of Agriculture and Rural Development(DARD) h...


5 May 2016 | Dairy,Finance,News
'Voluntary milk reduction programme losing support in Europe', says Ulster Farmers' Union

Ulster Farmers’ Union, dairy chairman, William Irvine, says a plan to allow dairy cooperatives and farmers to agree to cut milk production on a tempor...




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