World News: United Kingdom
Campaigners have reacted with dismay to a Defra announcement that farmers and greenkeepers will not be required to notify residents when they are spraying pesticides.
Last night’s picket of an ASDA food distribution store at Grangemouth by angry dairy farmers will be followed today by the "Great Christmas Milk Give-Away" to shoppers in Glasgow and E...
Grey squirrels and other non-native species are costing the Scottish economy £251 million a year and £1.7 billion throughout the whole of Britain, according to a new report.
They were introduced to Britain by the Romans, are hated as pests and celebrated in children’s books. Britain’s estimated 40m rabbits cost the economy more than £260m a year...
Health officials are investigating a high number of cases of flu, including swine flu, at a school in Cardiff.
Two calves were pulled from a raging inferno by firefighters after arsonists set fire to a stable and storage unit.
The Assembly Government is to flex its muscles in an attempt to secure a vibrant future for food and drink production in Wales.
Renewable energy installers received a welcome boost recently as 80 per cent of farmers have said that they want to have solar panels on their roofs by 2013...
An RSPB-led project near Inverness to save the rare corn bunting is providing a lifeline to many other species too.
Many UK farming businesses have successfully taken a step forward this year, adding significantly to their core strength, according to James O’Mahony, head of agribusiness at Clydesdale and York...
Scotland’s salmon industry has said it has created hundreds of new jobs in the past year and is worth about £500m to the economy.
A report on the salmon industry has revealed the growing importance of salmon farming to the economy and high confidence within the sector.
Wheat yesterday traded with the negative node and settled -0.25% down at 1285.2 as traders stayed away from market despite of firm trend in spot market.
Scientists have announced a plan to collect and store the wild plant relatives of essential food crops, including wheat, rice, and potatoes.
A county MP is proposing a bill that could outlaw projects like the ’super-dairy’ at Nocton.
World grain prices could as much as double by 2050 as population growth and climate change put growing pressure on resources, according to a report published Monday.
Cattle farmers across the West are hoping the weight of opinion in favour of killing sick badgers will convince the Government to allow a cull to prevent the spread of bovine TB.
Farmers in Wales were yesterday cleared to give livestock extra rations amid fears the big freeze could devastate next spring’s lamb crop.
The number of transport-related problems for Scottish farming appears to be growing.
A new survey found that when it comes to Christmas shopping, farmers detest the experience far more than any other profession.
National Trust rangers have unveiled a plan to install a temporary sheep-proof fence around one of the Peak District’s highest points in a bid to help eroded vegetation recover.
Germany and the UK are keen on exporting cattle semen to India and are awaiting clearance from the Indian government.
Meat and milk from the offspring of cloned animals was cleared for sale yesterday.
Tighter controls on one of the most persistent sheep health problems come into operation this month making farmers legally obliged to notify authorities if they suspect sheep scab in their flocks.
A life without crop protection products may seem an ideal one for those committed to organic farming, but a new report warns that food costs could soar up to 40 per cent in the UK and add £70 billion ...
Ministers consider a ban, or temporary suspension, of cloned meat "disproportionate in terms of food safety and animal welfare" due to a lack of evidence.
The government has pledged £37m to help develop farming practices so that poor countries can cope with climate change.
Realising huge business potential in agriculture and allied activities, business leaders from the UK are looking at investing in supply chain management, infrastructure for export of agriculture produ...
Criminal gangs targeted manhole covers and copper wiring when rocketing Chinese demand rendered them valuable commodities. Now, they have a new target: sheep.
Three cattle have died after the roof of a farm shed in Angus collapsed under the weight of snow, it has emerged.