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Farmers from Norfolk met with government officials on Thursday 19th April to voice their fears about the drought. They’re concerned about the long term impacts it will have on our agriculture.
The Royal Highland Education Trust (RHET) has outlined how it will play its part in the Scottish Government’s drive to help youngsters learn more about the food on their plate...
Rocketing farmland prices are forecast to average £10,000 per acre by 2015 – four times what they were in 1995.
A long-term plan for the UK dairy industry was launched yesterday with farming minister Jim Paice identifying export opportunities as a key element for the sustainability of the sector.
More than 200 jobs hang in the balance amid proposals to close a dairy in Fenstanton.
Gardeners are being urged to check hedges before cutting them to avoid disturbing bird nests and breaking the law.
The price of top quality farmland has risen by 300 per cent over the past 10 years, new figures revealed today.
Most of England is now in drought and the dry spell could last beyond Christmas, the Environment Agency will announce on Monday, as government officials started planning for a long-term water shortage...
The extraordinary plans to dig up the lost squadron were revealed this weekend as David Cameron visits the country.
One in five supermarket chickens is contaminated with the food poisoning bacteria campylobacter, an investigation has found.
Egg producer Stonegate Holdings, a company connected to the reported closure of an egg packing plant near Liskeard, has reported a fall in pre-tax profits of more than £4m in its latest accounts.
The Westcountry is to be declared a drought zone – despite the region’s water company insisting reservoirs are full enough to meet demand.
A demonstration is being held to protest about the planned closure of a 200-year-old livestock market in the Vale of Glamorgan.
A Guernsey sheep farmer says he may have to delay lambing as a precaution against the Schmallenberg virus.
ONLY one in 40 farmers in the United Kingdom is under the age of 35 and that low percentage of young people in farming has to change in the future if the industry...
A survey of farm rental increases last year throughout England, Scotland and Wales has shown an average rise of 25 per cent, but when only those in Scotland are considered...
Farmers in Sleaford are being advised to plant trees to reduce the risk of crops being affected by drought conditions.
Senior Scottish Tory MSP Alex Fergusson has criticised proposals to restrict the use of fertiliser by farmers as "over-bureaucratic" and "unwanted".
British farmers could be forced to spend about £28 million revamping their pig sheds – because a new ruling from Brussels says gaps in the floors are a millimetre too wide.
The Scottish salmon farming industry says it is on track to increase production by 50 per cent to 210,000 tonnes by 2020, in its latest annual research report published...
A Godney firm has had to pay £15,000 after a worker lost his arm when it became trapped in machinery without a proper guard.
A council is facing a bill running into thousands of pounds after fighting a battle over a cattle grid at three different courts.
Questions have been raised over the route of the proposed new A8 Larne to Belfast road.
Some of the most valuable sheep in Fermanagh are to undergo retina scanning in a bid to protect them from rustlers.
Arctic conditions which brought heavy snowfall and gale-force winds sweeping across Yorkshire left tens of thousands of homes without power and wreaked havoc on farms in the region.
Calls for farmers to plant trees to reduce the risk of crops being affected by drought conditions have been made.
Eleven farms in Devon and Cornwall have now recorded cases of the Schmallenberg virus - the disease which causes birth defects and miscarriages in livestock.
An outbreak of bird flu in west Cork is not the deadly strain that threatens human health, final tests...
Six executives employed by the Government department charged with reviving the flagging farming industry are paid more than the Prime Minister.