Defra flood fund 'welcome news for farmers'
Farmers hit by recent flooding are being offered grants of up to £35,000, the Department for Environment and Rural Affairs have announced.
Agricultural holdings review opens door to change
NFU Scotland believes a complementary package of measures with an independent Land Adjudicator at its core can restore health and vibrancy to Scotland...
Stewardship warns growers of increased leatherjacket threat
Growers are being warned that there is an increased threat to grass leys, following a bumper year for the leatherjacket pest in 2013.
British Growers Association names Ward as new chief executive
Jack Ward has been appointed chief executive of the British Growers Association (BGA). He will take up his new role on 28 April 2014.
Mr Ward was ...
Changing cows' diet could help tackle heart disease
Adding oilseed to a cow’s diet can significantly reduce the harmful saturated fat found in its milk without compromising the white stuff’s nutritional...
Wingham Primary pupils get hands-on with eggs
Pupils of a Kent primary school had some plucky visitors before Easter.
Farmer Doug Wanstall took in a team of free range egg layers to meet the ch...
Every single crop of onions would receive pendimethalin
A leading independent consultant specialising in alliums says that every single crop of onions, leeks, garlic and shallots would receive pendimethalin...
Gear up for volunteer potato control in sugar beet
As sugar beet is becoming established, growers should consider the consequences of the recent mild winter with little or no frosts. It is very likely ...
German egg producers face insolvency as supermarkets discount
More than a third of German egg producers could be insolvent by October because of supermarket discounting, according to a leading figure in the Inter...
JSR Services moves into renewable energy supported by Bowler Energy
Perth and Kinross-based Company, JSR Services are branching out into the Renewable Energy Sector acting as an agent for Bowler Energy, offering Wind T...
‘Real value’ focus of Kelly Turkeys’ exhibit
The wide selection of specialist traditional turkey strains will be featured on the Kelly Turkeys stand at the British Pig & Poultry Fair, Stoneleigh,...
Skimping on T2 spray is not worth the risk
Cutting corners to save a few pounds on the crucial flag leaf spray timing is an unnecessary risk that could jeopardise wheat yields more than ever th...
Over the last 10 years, the cost of fossil fuel sources such as oil and gas has soared with the cost of bulk heating oil increasing, on average 10% per year.
16-04-2014 02:27 AM
Dairy prices extend decline, pressuring Fonterra milk payout
Dairy prices fell for a fifth straight auction, suggesting Fonterra Cooperative Group Ltd. (FSF) may have to reduce its forecast milk payout to New Ze...
16-04-2014 02:20 AM
Farmers off to slow start planting corn crop
Most years about this time, northern Illinois farmer Monty Whipple, like so many Midwest growers, would be riding high in his monstrous planter, kicki...
16-04-2014 02:18 AM
112,000 birds culled; burial to end Wednesday
The Kumamoto prefectural government has completed the culling of about 112,000 chickens after an outbreak of highly pathogenic H5 avian influenza at a...
16-04-2014 02:17 AM
Beef prices are the highest they've been in 27 years
People are getting sticker shock when shopping for beef at the local grocery story. Beef prices are the highest they’ve been in 27 years. The experts ...
16-04-2014 02:16 AM
French parliament bans genetically modified maize
France’s lower house of parliament passed a law Tuesday prohibiting genetically modified (GM) maize from being grown, citing environmental concerns. T...
16-04-2014 02:13 AM
Defra increases grants for flood-hit farms to £35,000
Recovery grants for farmers hit by flooding are to be increased from £5,000 to £35,000.
Environment Secretary Owen Paterson made the announcement f...
16-04-2014 02:11 AM
Militias claim victory in Nev. cattle dispute
Militia members and states' rights activists rallied Monday to declare victory after a weekend standoff with federal agents who had sought to seize a ...
| Three Counties Showground, Malvern, Worcestershire
CountryTastic is the must do day out this Easter holidays. Look forward to an action packed, hands-on event with food, farming and countryside at its ...
| Trinity Park, Ipswich, Suffolk
Suffolk Spring Garden Show
Come and join us at the Suffolk Showground for a great day out over the Easter weekend, the ideal place for all your garden essentials with expert tip...
| Thame Showground, Thame, Oxon
Living Heritage - Thame Country Fair
There's something for everyone in action - packed, great days out!
All the shows are open from 10am until 6pm daily and dogs are most welcome, so ...
| Kelmarsh Hall, Northamptonshire
Countryman Fairs - Kelmarsh Game & Country Fair
The Kelmarsh Country Fair will be gracing the Kelmarsh grounds Easter Sunday and Monday 2014 and this year promises a score of features, a variety of ...
| The South of England Centre, Ardingly, West Sussex
The London Harness Horse Parade
he London Harness Horse Parade as it is known today takes place annually on Easter Monday at The South of England Centre, Sussex. Steeped in tradition...