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United Kingdom | 5 January 2011
Orkney man dies after accident with machinery

A man died in an accident on an Orkney farm yesterday.


United Kingdom | 5 January 2011
EU farm reforms should be more ambitious

Rising food prices provide an opportunity to cut direct farm subsidies and the European Commission’s plans to reform agricultural policy should be more ambitious...


United Kingdom | 3 January 2011
Farming subsidies face 'green' reform

In a speech to the Oxford Farming Conference, Mrs Spelman will set out the UK’s position on reform of the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP).


United Kingdom | 1 January 2011
£3.25 million dairy unit on the cards

A £3.25 million dairy unit could be built in North Lincolnshire – creating more than ten jobs.


United Kingdom | 1 January 2011
Farming needs support, says MP

An MP has made a call for more support for the farming and food industry, but has warned there are difficulties in recruiting skilled workers.


United Kingdom | 28 December 2010
Groups revolt over £32m abattoir bill

Farmers are in revolt over plans to make them pay in full for official controls at abattoirs – resulting in a potential £32 million bill.


United Kingdom | 28 December 2010
NFU official retires after 38 years

He has seen the face of farming change dramatically over almost four decades. But now Tim Coy has stepped down from the daily round of hill farms and dairy herds across the Pennine region.


United Kingdom | 24 December 2010
Scientists wage war on varroa mites

A pest which has wiped out millions of bees and brought misery to honey producers is being tackled by scientists.


United Kingdom | 24 December 2010
MEP calling for action on battery farming

AN MEP has called for tough action against countries still allowing battery farming.


United Kingdom | 23 December 2010
Fears new homes could put end to farming

Massive development in Littlehampton could spell the end for at least six generations of a family’s farming heritage.


United Kingdom | 22 December 2010
Food prices to skyrocket in new year

Food prices are set to spiral in the new year exacerbating the squeeze on household budgets that have already been hit by higher petrol and energy bills.


United Kingdom | 22 December 2010
£140m spent on irregular payments

The largest amount identified was £64m pounds incurred by the Department of Agriculture for incorrectly administering EU farm subsidies.


United Kingdom | 20 December 2010
Fears over sprouts eased

A sprout supplier has eased fears there could be a shortage of the popular Christmas vegetable in the town this year.


United Kingdom | 20 December 2010
Farmers take on superstore over milk

Farmers campaigning for better milk prices could be left facing massive bills for costs after becoming involved in a legal battle with supermarket giant Asda.


United Kingdom | 20 December 2010
Fireman to be sentenced over farmer death

A fireman is due to be sentenced after admitting causing the death of a farmer who was crushed by his herd of cows after they were startled by fire engine sirens in Somerset.


United Kingdom | 20 December 2010
Meat processing firm targets retail

A C0 Fermanagh meat processing firm has expanded into Belfast with the opening of a new outlet in the Kennedy Centre.


United Kingdom | 18 December 2010
Islanders say no to fish farm

n hard times, most communities would bite the hand off anyone promising jobs and investment.


United Kingdom | 17 December 2010
Farm crime operation launched in Norfolk

A high profile action day on the Norfolk/Cambridgeshire border yesterday marked the first phase of the new initiative.


United Kingdom | 17 December 2010
Dog owners warned after sheep attack

Wardens at a Lincolnshire nature reserve have warned dog owners to keep their pets under control after a number of sheep were killed.


United Kingdom | 17 December 2010
MSP tells of deer farmers’ ‘frustration’

Scottish deer farmers are "frustrated" that they are unable to take advantage of European support subsidies, MSPs were told yesterday.


United Kingdom | 16 December 2010
UK says it will ignore advice on pesticides

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.


United Kingdom | 16 December 2010
Farmers protest over milk prices

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...


United Kingdom | 16 December 2010
Wild invaders cost Scotland £251m a year

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.


United Kingdom | 15 December 2010
Rabbits 'costliest invasive species'

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...


United Kingdom | 14 December 2010
Swine flu cases confirmed at school

Health officials are investigating a high number of cases of flu, including swine flu, at a school in Cardiff.


United Kingdom | 14 December 2010
Calves rescued in Dorset farm blaze

Two calves were pulled from a raging inferno by firefighters after arsonists set fire to a stable and storage unit.


United Kingdom | 14 December 2010
Ministers focus on the “big picture” in new Welsh food strategy

The Assembly Government is to flex its muscles in an attempt to secure a vibrant future for food and drink production in Wales.


United Kingdom | 14 December 2010
Boost for installers as 80% of farmers want solar by 2013

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...


United Kingdom | 11 December 2010
Bird-friendly crops prove a lifeline to farmland birds during winter freeze

An RSPB-led project near Inverness to save the rare corn bunting is providing a lifeline to many other species too.


United Kingdom | 11 December 2010
Clydesdale chief hails success of UK farmers as bank increases lending

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...