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United Kingdom | 10 December 2010
Salmon farming delivers massive boost to economy, study reveals

A report on the salmon industry has revealed the growing importance of salmon farming to the economy and high confidence within the sector.


United Kingdom | 10 December 2010
Wheat declines on subdued demand

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.


United Kingdom | 10 December 2010
Wild food crop relatives to be 'rescued'

Scientists have announced a plan to collect and store the wild plant relatives of essential food crops, including wheat, rice, and potatoes.


United Kingdom | 10 December 2010
Farming Bill proposed by county MP could block super-dairy plans

A county MP is proposing a bill that could outlaw projects like the ’super-dairy’ at Nocton.


United Kingdom | 9 December 2010
Corn prices could double by 2050

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.


United Kingdom | 9 December 2010
Farmers hope cull will get go-ahead

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.


United Kingdom | 12 September 2010
Ice-bound North Wales farms on ewe abortion alert

Farmers in Wales were yesterday cleared to give livestock extra rations amid fears the big freeze could devastate next spring’s lamb crop.


United Kingdom | 9 December 2010
Pressure growing on farmers amid transport chaos

The number of transport-related problems for Scottish farming appears to be growing.


United Kingdom | 9 December 2010
Grumpy farmers say bah humbug to Christmas

A new survey found that when it comes to Christmas shopping, farmers detest the experience far more than any other profession.


United Kingdom | 8 December 2010
Fence to keep sheep off Kinder Scout

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.


United Kingdom | 8 December 2010
Germany, UK keen on cattle semen exports to India

Germany and the UK are keen on exporting cattle semen to India and are awaiting clearance from the Indian government.


United Kingdom | 8 December 2010
Clone food wins final go-ahead from Food Standards Agency

Meat and milk from the offspring of cloned animals was cleared for sale yesterday.


United Kingdom | 7 December 2010
New rules loom on reporting suspected cases of sheep scab

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.


United Kingdom | 7 December 2010
Ban on pesticides 'would add £70bn to UK food bill'

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 ...


United Kingdom | 4 December 2010
Banning cloned meat and milk 'disproportionate', government signals

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.


United Kingdom | 4 December 2010
UK gives £37m to aid overseas farmers on climate change

The government has pledged £37m to help develop farming practices so that poor countries can cope with climate change.


United Kingdom | 3 December 2010
UK wants to invest in agricultural infra

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...


United Kingdom | 3 December 2010
UK ram-raiders flock to rustle sheep

Criminal gangs targeted manhole covers and copper wiring when rocketing Chinese demand rendered them valuable commodities. Now, they have a new target: sheep.


United Kingdom | 3 December 2010
Cattle die after roof collapses under weight of snow

Three cattle have died after the roof of a farm shed in Angus collapsed under the weight of snow, it has emerged.


United Kingdom | 3 December 2010
Firmer trade for heifers

The Cumberland and Dumfriesshire Farmers Mart held its weekly sale in Dumfries on Wednesday when the 62 prime cattle forward met a firmer trade, especially for commercial types.


United Kingdom | 3 December 2010
Milk and meat from cloned cattle safe to consume

The UK Advisory Committee on Novel Foods and Processes has stated that meat and milk from cloned cattle and their offspring are safe to consume.


United Kingdom | 3 December 2010
John Deere tractor fetches highest bid at farm auction

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United Kingdom | 2 December 2010
Sheep slaughter prompts fresh ‘big cat’ worries

Police are carrying out DNA tests on the carcasses of two sheep after fears they may have been savaged by a big cat.


United Kingdom | 2 December 2010
200 sheep rescued after barn roof collapses

Firefighters have rescued 200 sheep trapped when heavy snow collapsed a barn roof on top of them in Northumberland.


United Kingdom | 2 December 2010
Bristol firm plans Scotland's first tidal energy farm

A Bristol-based company said it plans to install Scotland’s first tidal energy farm in 2013.


United Kingdom | 2 December 2010
Rural health services get a big lift from farmers

Liz Goss, who has overall responsibility for the community nursing service in the county, said, "Local farmers have been great in terms of towing people out.


United Kingdom | 2 December 2010
Snow chaos: Supplies are low, but the sheep are happy

Modernity isn’t very good at disruption. It doesn’t have enough elasticity in it. And so when the snow lands on modern systems, they break.


United Kingdom | 1 December 2010
Farmers on call to clear roads in Worcestershire

Farmers in Worcestershire have been put on stand-by by the council to help clear frozen and snowy roads.


United Kingdom | 1 December 2010
U.K. to Begin Payments of 1 Billion Pounds to Farmers

The U.K.’s Rural Payments Agency began 2010 subsidy payouts to farmers and will disburse more than 1 billion pounds ($1.56 billion) in the coming days as it works to meet a year-end target.


United Kingdom | 1 December 2010
"We can't deny importance of the EU," Welsh farmers are told

"Whatever your personal politics, there is no denying the importance of the EU when it comes to farming," Maeve Whyte, the Director of the NFU Brussels office, told Montgomeryshire farmers recently at...