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22 February 2019 | Dairy,Finance,News

UK-based Dairy Crest to be bought by Canada's Saputo
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22 February 2019 | Dairy,Finance,News

Dairy Crest, the UK dairy company behind products such as Cathedral City cheddar, has agreed to be bought by Canadian company Saputo in a deal worth j...

UK-based Dairy Crest to be bought by Canada's Saputo

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22 February 2019 | Crops and Cereals,Finance,News

Growing maize under film could provide farmers with benefits worth more than £200 per hectare compared to conventional methods. The improved nutrit...

Growing maize under film provides farmers with financial boost

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21 February 2019 | Finance,Government,News,NFU,Renewables and Environment

Michael Gove has been told to 'look at the bigger picture' when it comes to mobilising support payments as many farmers still wait for money to enter ...

Gove told to commit bridging payments for all schemes

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21 February 2019 | Dairy,Finance,News

Dairy cooperative Arla will pay out the entire net profit for last year to its farmer owners, totalling over £252 million. Arla’s Board of Director...

Arla to pay out profits to its 2,400 British farmer owners

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20 February 2019 | Finance,News

Arla's conventional milk price for March 2019 will stay unchanged, with the manufacturing price per litre remaining at 30.24 pence from 1 March 2019. ...

Arla's March milk price to remain unchanged

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20 February 2019 | Finance,News,Property News

Recently bereaved farmers thinking of applying for probate could be hit by fees of up to £6,000 unless they apply before April, a leading solicitor ha...

Bereaved farmers applying for probate could be hit by £6k fee

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20 February 2019 | Finance,News,Property News,Renewables and Environment

A large proportion of solar photovoltaic (PV) panels are under-performing financially, farmers and landowners have been warned. Solar PV, a technol...

Landowners warned as most solar panels 'underperform' financially

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19 February 2019 | Finance,Government,News

Defra Secretary Michael Gove has ruled out zero tariffs on food imports in the event of a no-deal Brexit in an attempt to allay fears that the UK woul...

Brexit: Gove rules out zero tariffs on food imports in event of 'no deal'

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19 February 2019 | Finance,News,Property News,Rural Life

Staffordshire County Council will sell some of its council-owned farms to generate money to support public services. Up to £20 million could be gen...

Staffordshire council to sell farms to raise money for public services

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19 February 2019 | Finance,News,Renewables and Environment

A new fund of up to £2 million has been announced to encourage farmers and landowners to enhance Scotland's nature. Scottish Natural Heritage (SNH)...

New fund seeks 'large-scale projects' to boost Scottish wildlife

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18 February 2019 | Finance,News,Renewables and Environment

Farmers can now apply to the Countryside Stewardship scheme to deliver environmental benefits on their land. The scheme opened on Monday (18 Februa...

Countryside Stewardship opens for applications in 2019

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18 February 2019 | Finance,News,Renewables and Environment

Countryside Stewardship could help farmers bridge the 'inevitable funding gap' which will open up when basic payments start to fall in 2021. This i...

Farmers told Countryside Stewardship could help offset drop in BPS income

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15 February 2019 | Finance,News,Renewables and Environment

Farmers across Somerset are being invited to bid in the UK’s first countywide auction for works to help stop flooding. The auction will be run onli...

Farmers invited to bid in UK's first auction to help tackle floods

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14 February 2019 | Finance,News

Farmers in England may be eligible for a payment worth up to £750/ha if they choose to take their Basic Payment as a one-off cash sum, according to pr...

Payment worth £750/ha if farmers choose BPS as one-off cash sum

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14 February 2019 | Finance,Government,News

Westminster has been told by the SNP-led Scottish government to compensate farmers in the event of a 'no deal' Brexit. Rural Economy Secretary, Fer...

Compensate farmers in event of 'no deal', Scots govt tells Westminster

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14 February 2019 | Dairy,Finance,News

Major dairy processor Muller has announced a £100m 'cost and margin improvement programme' after experiencing profitability issues. Muller Milk & I...

Muller launches £100m 'cost and margin improvement' programme

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13 February 2019 | Finance,News,Produce

Eighteen Scottish food processors have been awarded a share of more than £6m by the government to help them invest and grow. The fund will help the...

Eighteen Scottish food companies awarded £6m by government

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13 February 2019 | Finance,News,Renewables and Environment

Government plans to end the Feed-In Tariff for new solar schemes from 31 March are triggering a 'spate of mis-selling' in the renewables market. Th...

Farmers warned of mis-selling as Feed-In Tariff deadline looms

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13 February 2019 | Finance,News,Property News

Farm landlords must take a 'steady-as-you-go' approach when rent review discussions commence this spring, according to tenant farmers. The Tenant F...

Tenant farmers urge 'sensible' rent review discussions

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12 February 2019 | Finance,News,Rural Life

A North Yorkshire farming couple are enjoying the fruits of their labour after turning their unused farm buildings into holiday cottages. As they ...

North Yorkshire farmers reap rewards of holiday letting

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12 February 2019 | Finance,Government,News

Moving away from the Common Agricultural Payments (CAP) means a move away from a 'complex and prescriptive' scheme, according to a Defra official. ...

Moving away from CAP provides opportunities, Defra official says

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11 February 2019 | Agri Safety and Rural Crime,Finance,News,Rural Life

Northern Irish farmers have reached their ambitious target of raising £200,000 for an air ambulance charity. The Ulster Farmers’ Union (UFU) has sm...

Farmers raise £200,000 for air ambulance charity

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11 February 2019 | Finance,Government,News,Pigs

The government could cause 'untold damage' to the British pig sector if it waives tariffs and checks on imports in the event of Brexit no deal. The...

Pig sector urges government to refrain from 'unfair' Brexit tariff regime

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10 February 2019 | Finance,Government,Meat,News,Produce

A ‘no deal’ Brexit is 'not an option' for Scotland's farmers and crofters, according to NFU Scotland President Andrew McCornick. The fast-approachi...

'No deal' Brexit 'not an option' for Scotland, farming union says

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7 February 2019 | Finance,News,Sheep

Hill farmers in some of Scotland's most remote areas will receive up to £57m as part of a fund loan of up to 90 percent of their Less Favoured Area Su...

Scottish hill farmers to receive £57m in loan support for remote areas

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