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20 April 2018 | Government,News

A prominent Northern Irish politician has called for a unified Brexit position as agricultural disruption could occur between Northern Ireland, the re...

Unite on Brexit to stop farming disruption between NI, UK and RoI, Minister warns

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20 April 2018 | Cattle,Government,News,Produce

A UK farming union will add its voice to those calling for the European Commission to postpone negotiations with the Mercosur Bloc on beef. Next Mo...

UK farmers call on EU to postpone beef talks with Mercosur

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19 April 2018 | Government,News

MEPs have penned an open letter to Trade Secretary Liam Fox expressing "deep concerns" about the Government's progress and ability to secure a good de...

MEPs highlight 'deep concerns' in UK ability to get good Brexit deal for farmers

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19 April 2018 | Government,News

The agriculture bill, first mentioned in last year's Queen's Speech, will be published in the second half of 2018, the government has announced. De...

Agriculture bill to be published in second half of 2018, Gove announces

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19 April 2018 | Agri Safety,Finance,Government,News,Rural Life

Scottish farmers have welcomed a £250,000 Government package of support to help address the impact of recent extreme weather. It follows several we...

Union welcomes £250k support package after 'unprecedented spell of bad weather'

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19 April 2018 | Government,Market Reports,News,Produce,Products

Understanding consumer needs in different countries and avoiding a "one-size-fits-all" approach will reap rewards for UK food and farming exports. ...

Avoid 'one-size-fits-all' approach to reap rewards for UK farm exports, report says

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18 April 2018 | Cattle,Government,News,Produce

A Chinese delegation has arrived in the UK this week to carry out inspections as part of the ongoing process to lift the BSE ban on British beef expor...

Chinese delegation arrive in UK to carry out BSE inspections

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17 April 2018 | Government,News,Pigs

European Union pig producers will be "well-placed to compete" if the US finds it harder to sell pork to China following an escalating trade dispute. ...

EU pig producers 'well-placed to compete' following US-China trade dispute

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17 April 2018 | Agri Safety,Government,News,Property News

Farmers and landowners are telling Neil Parish MP about their experiences regarding the UK's ever-increasing fly tipping and litter problem that is bl...

'Scourge of the countryside': EFRA holds debate on reducing fly-tipping

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16 April 2018 | Finance,Government,News

Bridging payments worth more than £117 million have now reached the bank accounts of over 3,200 farms, the Rural Payments Agency has announced. Mor...

Bridging payments worth £117m arrive in farmers' bank accounts

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16 April 2018 | Crops and Cereals,Finance,Government,News

Sugar beet growers are collectively owed millions of pounds in overpaid levies, after an EU court ruling confirmed that growers were historically over...

British sugar beet growers entitled to refund after EU's 'flawed method'

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16 April 2018 | Government,News,Sheep

A report has warned of the consequences Brexit brings to the South West's "vital" sheep industry, which could lead it into a "very vulnerable position...

Report warns of Brexit consequences to South West's 'vital' sheep industry

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14 April 2018 | Government,News,Renewables and Environment

A new report urges farmers to meet the sustainability challenge by 'redesigning' their farming systems by utilising natural resources. The report a...

New report sheds light on how UK farming can meet the sustainability challenge

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13 April 2018 | Government,News

Measures unveiled by the European Commission to tackle unfair practices in the food supply chain are an important step forward, according to the Conse...

EU follows UK with plan to protect farmers from unfair practices

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13 April 2018 | Animal Health,Government,News,Poultry

The Labour Party would ban cage egg production on farms in the United Kingdom if it came to power. The commitment is amongst a number of policies o...

Labour Party would ban cage egg production if elected

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12 April 2018 | Government,Machinery and Equipment,News,Products

Britain will remain a magnet for cutting edge research in agricultural techniques, a leading MEP told farming technologists this week. Anthea McInt...

Britain will remain magnet for cutting edge agri-research, MEP says

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12 April 2018 | Animal Health,Government,Husbandry,News,Pigs,Poultry,Sheep

A ban on live animal exports would be "remarkably shortsighted" given the uncertainty around a post-Brexit trade deal and agricultural tariffs, farmin...

Live export ban 'remarkably shortsighted given Brexit uncertainty', union warns

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11 April 2018 | Finance,Government,News,Rural Life

The Scottish Government has been asked to look at the rules surrounding the definition of new entrants, following the announcement that Young Farmers ...

Scottish farmers urge reconsideration of rules around new entrant eligibility

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11 April 2018 | Government,News

Farming must adapt quickly to remain competitive after Brexit, increasing productivity through innovation and enlisting younger, more highly trained f...

UK agriculture 'must innovate' before Brexit

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Defra Secretary Michael Gove has launched a call for evidence for a potential ban on the live export of animals for slaughter once the UK leaves the E...

Ban on live animal exports for slaughter explored by Gove

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10 April 2018 | Government,News

Northern Ireland’s future food supply runs the risk of "serious disruption" because the UK government is "neglecting" the issue in Brexit talks, accor...

UK 'neglecting' issue of Northern Ireland's uncertain future food supply

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9 April 2018 | Government,News,Property News,Rural Life

Farmers and crofters have welcomed the Scottish government's commitment to examining the modernisation of crofting law to make it transparent, underst...

Scottish government commits to modernising crofting law

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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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8 April 2018 | Government,Market Reports,News,Pigs

The EU pig industry may benefit from the looming trade war between the United States and China, according to AHDB Pork. In March, the US announced ...

EU pig industry may benefit from US-China trade dispute

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6 April 2018 | Government,News,Renewables and Environment

New rules are now in force for farmers in England to maintain good practice to protect water quality and prevent water pollution incidents. The new...

Laws now in place for farmers in England to protect water quality

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