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29 July 2015 | Arable,Cereal,Crops,News

EU grains bounce higher; dryness a 'problem for European corn'

EU grains bounced mostly higher today, recovering some (but by no means all) of yesterday's losses. At the close Nov 15 London wheat was up GBP0.50...


Crop conditions better; corn market makes modest recovery

Soycomplex Beans closed higher, in a Turnaround Tuesday style of sorts. The recovery was only a partial one of what was lost yesterday though. The ...


29 July 2015 | Bees and Beekeeping,News
Study shows bee-friendly crops create a hungry gap for rarer bees

A new study published in Biological Conservation identifies that we need to rethink the type of special flowering crops that we grow to help our ailin...


New course allows gamekeepers to continue using rodenticides

A new one-day course will allow gamekeepers to go on controlling rats using professional rodenticides after a Health and Safety Executive (HSE) deadli...


29 July 2015 | Arable,Cereal,Crops,News
NI cereal grower’s gear up for business

Allan Chambers chairman of the Ulster Farmers’ Union cereals committee is encouraging livestock farmers to support their local cereal growers this har...


29 July 2015 | Arable,Cereal,Crops,News
Government has vowed to boost the farming sector by £7bn by cutting red tape

Prime Minster David Cameron has vowed to boost the farming sector by £7bn by cutting red tape, protecting British foods and promoting innovation. M...


New framework for responding to drought published

The NFU is pleased to see the unveiling of a new ‘drought framework’ by the Environment Agency that builds on the lessons learned from the 2010 to 201...


Cheese champion Nigel White recognised by BCB award

Former British Cheese Board (BCB) Secretary Nigel White received the BCB Nantwich Show Cheese Industry Award today at The Nantwich Show in recognition...


28 July 2015 | News,Produce,Shows and Events
Gloucester Services officially opened by Prince Charles

Today, The Prince of Wales officially opened Gloucester Services on the M5. Dedicated to local food, farming and the surrounding community, the servic...


Electric pump improves knapsack spraying applications

A new version of the Berthoud professional-specification knapsack power sprayer uses a faster-charging battery that also trims a significant amount of...


28 July 2015 | Dairy,Finance,Market Reports,News
Milk production forecasts lowered as farmgate prices bite

Milk production forecasts for 2015 in some key dairying regions have decreased because low farmgate prices are expected to start impacting global supp...


'Everyone can see the lack of support from supermarkets to farmers'

Supermarkets are being urged to pay greater attention to UK lamb producers and the 'unacceptably low prices' currently being seen. While some farme...


28 July 2015 | Dairy,Finance,Market Reports,News
Government under pressure to act over dairy 'industry crisis'

Over the last three months a lot of work has been going on behind the scenes trying to find solutions to the current crisis the industry faces. Thi...


28 July 2015 | Dairy,News,Produce,Products
Survey calls on dairy farmers to share their views on dairy promotion

The Dairy UK Farmers’ Forum has reached out to dairy farmers across the country to gather their view on promotion of dairy products. The survey, ci...


Plans submitted for UK's largest pig farm

In the UK, plans have been submitted to build the UK’s largest pig farm which has the potential to house 30,000 pigs. The proposed new plant at Co...


28 July 2015 | Appointments,News
Jim Moseley appointed as next Red Tractor chairman

Assured Food Standards (AFS), the company that operates the Red Tractor scheme, has announced that Jim Moseley will take over as chairman from the end...


28 July 2015 | Finance,News,Property News
NFU launches broadband and mobile phone coverage survey

The NFU has launched the first farmer-focused broadband and mobile phone survey in a bid to inform its work on getting an efficient service rolled out...


28 July 2015 | News
Friends of the Earth takes first legal steps on pesticides decision

Friends of the Earth has taken the first formal legal steps over the Government’s decision to permit the use of bee-harming pesticides in England desp...


28 July 2015 | Dairy,Finance,News
Warwickshire dairy farmer invests in future with Yorkshire Bank

A 73-year-old family farming business in Shipston-on-Stour has invested in its future with a six figure funding package from Yorkshire Bank. Cole R...


28 July 2015 | Dairy,News,NFU,Produce
Say British cheese to provide ‘grater’ support for our dairy farmers, says NFU

With a quarter of the milk produced in the UK processed into cheese, we need the public to support British dairy farmers more than ever by choosing Br...


Coming to a dealer near you – New Holland’s UK-wide Harvest Demo tour

New Holland has announced the dates for its UK-wide Harvest Demonstration tour which will visit 18 locations between 27th July and 3rd September. T...


UK pulse sector could double in size and value says new report

The UK pulse sector has the potential to double in size and value in the next five years, according to a report commissioned by the John Innes Centre ...


28 July 2015 | News,Shows and Events
Gold Cup Comment: Glastonbury clean up goes well

This month John Taylor, herd manager at 2014 NMR/RABDF Gold Cup winners Worthy Farm in Somerset, reflects on the aftermath of the recent Glastonbury f...


US grains trading heavily into red following Chinese stock market fall

Even before EU markets opened, the overnight US grains were trading heavily into the red following an 8.5% fall in the Chinese stock market - the larg...


Corn market double digit losses; fund money 'came off badly' in corn prices

Soycomplex Beans began the week with heavy losses losses. Concerns about the Chinese economy drove the Shanghai Composite to post it's largest one ...


28 July 2015 | Education,News
Wheels 2 Work and NSC collaborate on Mixed Heritage Skills Programme

North Shropshire College (NSC) is collaborating with Shropshire Rural Community Council’s (SRCC) Wheels 2 Work scheme, helping participants on the Mix...


28 July 2015 | Education,News
NSC seeks new agriculture instructors

North Shropshire College (NSC) is seeking new full and part-time Agricultural Instructors to join its Agricultural Department at the College’s Walford...




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