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7 July 2017 | Arable,Crops and Cereals,Government,News,Produce

The price of British strawberries could rise by 50% if seasonal labour from the EU goes down due to Brexit, MPs have heard. Neil Parish, former cha...

Prices of British strawberries could double if migrant labour drops due to Brexit

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7 July 2017 | Arable,Crops and Cereals,News

A ban on glyphosate could force one in five British wheat farms into 'serious financial difficulty', a new survey has shown. It is less than a fort...

EU glyphosate ban could cost British farmers £10k a year, new survey warns

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The UK has made good progress on combating climate change, but agriculture needs a stronger framework for reducing emissions, according to a new repor...

Report states agriculture needs stronger framework in tackling climate change

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New rules have come into force that will make it easier for farmers to comply with several obligations under the so-called 'greening' in order to rece...

New rules on environmental measures for farmers come into force

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Agricultural company BASF has launched the campaign #KeepItClean to remind farmers about keeping machinery clean this summer to prevent the spread of ...

Farmers urged to #KeepItClean to stop spread of weed seed

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Scientists have published results of a large-scale experiment linking neonicotinoid seed treatments to honeybee population decline. Researchers fro...

Pan-European study links neonicotinoid pesticides to bee decline

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Farmers are being urged to look into the mid-tier Countryside Stewardship scheme because it of offers higher payments than the old scheme, Entry Level...

Farmers urged to look into mid-tier Countryside Stewardship for higher payments

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Labour’s Shadow Environment Secretary Sue Hayman has written an open letter Defra secretary Michel Gove to clarify the government's position on neonic...

Labour writes open letter to Michael Gove seeking neonic clarification

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26 June 2017 | Arable,Crops and Cereals,Finance,Market Reports,News

Arable farmers continue to show initiative in the battle for profitable crop production in the face of increasing uncertainty, with many lowering prod...

Low prices and Brexit uncertainty drive arable farm changes

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22 June 2017 | Arable,Crops and Cereals,News

An indoor vertical farm in Scotland will be completed in the next few months, the company behind the project has said. Intelligent Growth Solutions...

Scotland's first vertical indoor farm to be operational by autumn

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A Conservative MEP has failed to stop a complete EU ban on neonicotinoid pesticides, which critics say are harmful to Britain's bee population. In ...

Conservative MEP fails to stop EU neonicotinoid ban

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20 June 2017 | Arable,Crops and Cereals,Market Reports,News

The potato industry has said it has 'high hopes' for the introduction of British seed potatoes in Kenya. Official potato trial seed sent to Kenya h...

Export opportunities: High hopes for British seed potatoes in Kenya

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Agrovista showed off its cloud-based agronomy system 'Axis' at the arable event Cereals. Axis is a fully integrated system that can assimilate and ...

Cereals 2017: Agrovista shows off cloud-based agronomy system Axis

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16 June 2017 | Arable,Grassland,News,NFU

The National Farmers' Union has explained that it is wary of imposing too much regulation on soil protection rules. The NFU's vice president Guy Sm...

NFU 'wary' of imposing too much regulation on soil protection

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15 June 2017 | Arable,News,Sheep,Shows and Events

A new report on the benefits of sheep in arable rotations, aimed at arable farmers thinking about introducing sheep onto their farms, has been launche...

Cereals 2017: Report shows benefits of sheep in arable rotations

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The European Parliament has voted in favour of a ban on the use of pesticides in Ecological Focus Areas (EFAs). The vote means the European Commiss...

European Parliament votes to ban use of pesticides in Ecological Focus Areas

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15 June 2017 | Arable,Crops and Cereals,Finance,News

Farmers in and around Cheshire, who farm land over important water storage aquifers, are to get the chance to bid for the cost of growing winter cover...

Farmers to be paid to improve water quality by growing cover crops

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Cereal producers and processors are being asked to improve competitiveness and drive productivity if it is to succeed as a sector post-Brexit, accordi...

Cereals 2017: Increase competitiveness to compete in global markets, sector urged

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New figures show the potentially devastating impact of a ban on glyphosate to the British economy and the agricultural sector, warning that it would l...

Glyphosate ban 'could cost UK farmers almost £1bn a year'

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Sumitomo Chemical and BASF, two of the world’s leading chemical companies, have announced their entry into a collaboration agreement for the developme...

Two chemical giants enter agreement to produce new fungicide

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12 June 2017 | Arable,Crops and Cereals,Grassland,News

Farmers and agronomists are being asked to complete an online survey to help map the distribution of brome weeds across UK arable farms. The result...

Survey to sense check status of UK arable brome weeds

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5 June 2017 | Arable,Education,Finance,News,Products

Universities across Europe are to take part in a €10m (£8.7m) project to transform farming. Recent policies of agriculture based on intense mechani...

£8.7m project looks at transforming agriculture across Europe

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5 June 2017 | Arable,Crops and Cereals,News,Produce

Six out of ten adults are unaware that sugar is grown in Britain, according to research revealing that sugar beet is one of British farming’s best-kep...

Poll reveals Brits have little idea where their sugar comes from

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The amount of land farmed organically in the United Kingdom fell by more than three per cent last year, according to figures released by the Departmen...

Organic farmland falls by more than three per cent

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A social enterprise farm from Cheshire that offers sustainable jobs for the long-term unemployed has been given an 'unexpected' £25,000 donation by th...

Community farm in Cheshire given 'unexpected' £25k donation from Freemasons

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