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18 June 2018 | Arable,Crops and Cereals,News

The combine was out last Friday afternoon in Devon where farmer Roger Adams has taken what is thought to be the UK’s first cereal harvest of the year....

Devon farmer takes first cereal harvest of the year

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15 June 2018 | Arable,Crops and Cereals,News

Greater take up of min-till or no-till arable systems, found in countries like Finland, could help British farmers improve efficiency. Efficient sy...

UK looks to Finland to help improve arable efficiency

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15 June 2018 | Arable,Crops and Cereals,News

Multi-million pound funding has been announced by the government to develop scientific breakthroughs in UK crop research and innovation. The fundin...

Gove announces £5.3m fund to improve UK crop resilience

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13 June 2018 | Arable,News,NFU

A new campaign to raise the profile of the British arable sector has been launched today in a bid to educate and increase understanding of the sector ...

'Your Harvest' campaign launched to raise awareness of arable sector importance

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7 June 2018 | Arable,Crops and Cereals,Government,News

The EU's temporary committee on pesticides (PEST) must take a common sense approach to regulation if it is to make a useful contribution, a leading me...

EU committee on pesticides 'must make useful contribution' during its short lifespan

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5 June 2018 | Arable,Crops and Cereals,News,NFU

The 2018-2019 Cereals Development Programme has launched to identify the next generation of arable farmers, and those with interest can now apply to t...

Cereals Development Programme to identify next generation of arable farmers

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4 June 2018 | Arable,Crops and Cereals,Finance,News,Products

German chemical giant Bayer plans to complete the acquisition of Monsanto on Thursday following the receipt of all required approvals from regulatory ...

Bayer plans closing of Monsanto acquisition on June 7

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A research group is looking at ways to move farmers away from using potentially-damaging plastic, which could be affecting the soil and plants it touc...

Scientists look at ways farmers can move away from 'damaging' plastic

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18 May 2018 | Arable,Crops and Cereals,News

Organisations and bodies within the farming industry have joined forces to promote best practice to help ensure the continued availability and efficac...

Organisations unite to promote glyphosate stewardship

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Latest figures released by Defra show the number of producers farming organically increased by almost 2% in 2017 - the first increase in at least six ...

Number of organic farmers rises by almost 2 percent in 2017

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17 May 2018 | Arable,Crops and Cereals,Government,News

The European General Court has today rejected industry evidence that the European Commission decision to restrict neonicotinoids did not have a legal ...

EU court rejects evidence that neonic ban has no legal basis

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14 May 2018 | Arable,Cattle,Husbandry,News,Pigs,Poultry,Sheep

The numerous opportunities for collaboration between arable and livestock enterprises have been highlighted in a new guide issued by AHDB. With bot...

New guide highlights livestock opportunities for arable farmers

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Young people do not share the concerns of older generations about GM foods and other futuristic farming techniques, according to new research. A ne...

Millennials embrace futuristic farming methods to increase food production

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A satellite due to launch into space today will measure soil moisture and crops for food security and precision farming purposes. The Sentinel-3B s...

Space satellite to help UK measure soil moisture and crops

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24 April 2018 | Arable,Government,News

The government has requested a UK-wide exemption from the three crop rule for 2018 to support arable farmers affected by unusually heavy rain and snow...

Defra requests exemption from ‘three crop rule’ for 2018

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£10 million pounds a year in England is needed to ensure the agricultural sector is still productive at the end of the century, according to a new rep...

£10m a year needed to protect soil and ensure farming productivity, report warns

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The relentless wet weather in some parts of the United Kingdom has made the ‘three crop rule’ for arable and horticultural growers challenging to foll...

Farmers face challenge of adhering to 'three crop rule' following wet weather

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5 April 2018 | Arable,Education,News

British researchers are working with a team of European scientists to develop a framework to ensure UK farming post-Brexit is resilient and sustainabl...

Researchers to explore resilience of arable farming during 'crucial time' for UK

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31 March 2018 | Arable,Crops and Cereals,Government,News,Produce

British horticulture should look to the Dutch and turn to more intensive greenhouse-based agriculture post-Brexit, according to the Shadow Defra Secre...

UK should copy Dutch model of intensive greenhouse agriculture, Sue Hayman says

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29 March 2018 | Arable,Finance,News,Renewables and Environment

Over 1000 farmers have applied for funding for a Nutrient Management Plan (NMP) to tackle agricultural pollution in Wales. These plans provide farm...

Farmers take action to address agricultural pollution in Wales

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Two bee enzymes could open up the opportunity to design bee-friendly insecticides, according to new research. The enzymes, one in the honeybee and ...

Bee enzymes may hold key to new bee-friendly insecticides

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Agricultural waste will be collected to develop sustainable methods with the aim of improving soil quality and reducing CO2 emissions in the UK and Eu...

Agricultural waste to provide project looking at improving soil quality

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19 March 2018 | Arable,Finance,Market Reports,News

Farmers have bounced back from the worst arable harvest in a decade with a return to profit, although too many still rely entirely on subsidies, accor...

Too many farmers rely on subsidies during poor harvest, research finds

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14 March 2018 | Arable,Crops and Cereals,Government,News

The government will introduce a new bill mandating measures to improve the UK's soil health amid concerns that some areas are just decades away from t...

New bill will mandate measures to improve UK's soil health amid fertility crisis

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Many farmers go unrewarded in delivering "public goods" such as managing the environment, according to a survey of over 500 farmers. Significant im...

Many farmers go unrewarded in delivering 'public goods', survey finds

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