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27 May 2018 | Online since 2003

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A new report published today has reported on early findings of the impact of the Glastir land management scheme and long term trends in the Welsh coun...

Farmers contributing to improvements in Welsh countryside for people and nature, report shows

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21 July 2017 | Finance,Government,Grassland,News,Rural Life

The CLA has unveiled a new vision of farm support after the UK leaves the EU, one which redeploys public money in a way that rewards farmers for manag...

CLA unveils new vision of post-Brexit farm support - the Land Management Contract

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20 July 2017 | Finance,Government,Grassland,News

NFU Scotland has secured a commitment from the Scottish government that several rules associated with the Greening element of farm support will be cha...

Union secures greening rule change commitment from Scottish government

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19 July 2017 | Agri Safety,Grassland,News,Rural Life

Farmers have warned that beavers are causing considerable damage on farmland after new research suggests they are "exceptional" at their ability to re...

Farmers warn of beaver damage as new research praises biodiversity benefits

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7 July 2017 | Agri Safety,Arable,Cattle,Grassland,News,NFU

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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4 July 2017 | Agri Safety,Crops and Cereals,Grassland,News

United Utilities has joined forces with The Welsh Dee Trust to offer free weed wiper hire to farmers in the River Dee catchment. Up for grabs are e...

Farmers offered free weed wiper hire in River Dee catchment

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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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3 July 2017 | Dairy,Grassland,News,Property News

A dairy company which doesn't cull its older cows, but instead "retires them", has moved to a new permanent home. The UK's first "slaughter-free" d...

UK's first 'slaughter-free' dairy farm gains a permanent home

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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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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 | Agri Safety,Arable,Grassland,News,Products

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 | Agri Safety,Animal Health,Grassland,News,Rural Life

Around 325 water voles will be released into Kielder Forest in Northumberland this summer in what is the biggest reintroduction of 'Ratty' in the UK. ...

Rewilding: Biggest release of water voles announced around Northumberland

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Around 29,000 people have signed up to a Facebook event which encourages trespassing through fields of wheat in Norfolk. Ever since Theresa May's c...

29,000 people sign up to Facebook event calling for wheat field trespass

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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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The National Farmers' Union has warned that by imposing land tax on agricultural land Labour 'would simply increase the cost of UK food production wit...

Labour's land tax 'would increase cost of food in UK', says NFU

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1 June 2017 | Grassland,Husbandry,News

Northern Ireland is offering a free soil sampling and analysis scheme that will be funded under the EU’s Exceptional Adjustment Aid (EAA) package. ...

New soil sampling scheme opens for livestock farmers

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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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New research has shown plastic pollution, caused by hundreds of thousands of microfibres, has travelled to as far as Britain’s farms. An astonishin...

Farm-bound sludge teems with 700,000 tiny plastic fibres, research shows

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Anglian Water is trialling a new initiative to allow local farmers access to latest weather information in a bid to protect the water environment. ...

Weather stations to provide farmers with real-time data to protect environment

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18 May 2017 | Agri Safety,Grassland,News,NFU,Shows and Events

Creating solutions which improve flood resilience and build a secure, sustainable supply of water is vital for the future of the food and farming indu...

Solutions to improve flood resilience 'vital' for farming, NFU says

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A Cornish farmer has a plan to release two beavers in an attempt to tackle flooding and improve water quality. Farmer Chris Jones, whose land lies ...

Cornish farmer to release beavers in attempt to tackle flooding

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Farmers are joining forces with the University of East Anglia (UEA) to combat poor water quality in the region. Farmers will be using adapted land ...

Farmers and University battle declining water quality in River Wensum

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12 May 2017 | Agri Safety,Animal Health,Grassland,News

The National Farmers' Union is reminding livestock farmers to remain vigilant to the risk of ragwort poisoning. Ragwort is a toxic plant and has ga...

NFU warns farmers to be wary of ragwort poisoning

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11 May 2017 | Forestry,Grassland,News

A new study has found that some types of conservation action could increase the abundance of ticks, which transmit diseases like Lyme disease. Lyme...

Study shows conservation management increases disease-carrying ticks

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10 May 2017 | Arable,Crops and Cereals,Grassland,News

Eleven new varieties of ryegrass and one red clover variety have been added to the 2017/2018 Recommended Grass and Clover Lists (RGCL). The publica...

12 new varieties added to the Recommended Grass and Clover Lists