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7 December 2018 | Meat,News,Poultry,Rural Life,Shows and Events

Farmers are being urged to take to social media today to share messages of why buying local is important during the festive period. To raise the pr...

#BuyMyTurkey: Farmers and public celebrate buying local this Christmas

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6 December 2018 | Forestry,News,Renewables and Environment,Rural Life

Major afforestation plans by the Welsh Government could drive 1,400 farming families off the land, Welsh farmers have warned. New proposals aimed a...

Farmers worry major afforestation plans could drive families off the land

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5 December 2018 | News,Poultry,Rural Life

A farm has cancelled its annual turkey auction after vegan campaigners demanded a stop to it. St Werberghs City Farm turkey auction raises money fo...

Farm cancels charitable turkey auction due to vegan outrage

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4 December 2018 | Finance,News,Rural Life

A farming charity are giving out festive hampers to those farming families who need extra support this Christmas season. For many, Christmas can be...

Charity to send festive hampers to farming families in need

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4 December 2018 | Finance,Meat,News,Rural Life

Funding has been given to the farming community on the Isle of Skye and Lochalsh to commence construction of an abattoir to ensure local meat producti...

Boost for remote Highland farmers as micro-abattoir project edges closer

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3 December 2018 | Finance,News,Renewables and Environment,Rural Life

The 'Food Producers Fund' has been launched to help drive down costs for rural businesses whilst increasing recycling, energy recovery and maximising ...

New fund to drive down costs for farmers whilst cutting down waste

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3 December 2018 | Finance,News,Rural Life

A Norfolk farming family are launching a Christmas appeal having lost their daughter to a brain tumour. The festive season will never be the same f...

Farming family launches appeal for cancer research after losing daughter

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30 November 2018 | News,Produce,Products,Rural Life

The Christmas period is the "perfect time" for the Scottish public to buy and support local, which in turn backs farmers and crofters. This festive...

NFU Scotland urges public to support farmers this Christmas

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30 November 2018 | News,Property News,Rural Life

Crofters in Scotland's most remote communities have received a grant of more than £1m to help build and improve crofts. More than £1 million has no...

Crofters receive £1m grant to build and improve crofts

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29 November 2018 | Diversification,Finance,Government,News,Rural Life

A new 'Countryside Charter' has been proposed to deliver a strong Brexit for the rural sector after the UK leaves the EU. The “Enterprising Country...

'Countryside Charter' proposes policies for strong rural sector

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29 November 2018 | Education,News,Rural Life

A campaign spearheaded by a former boy band member turned farmer to encourage British millenials to take up farming has been launched. The UK’s far...

Former JLS boyband member fronts campaign to get millenials farming

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29 November 2018 | News,Property News,Rural Life

Powys County Council has voted not to sell swathes of its 11,300 acre Farming Estate amid budget concerns and will instead maintain it as viable asset...

Farmers relieved as Powys Council rejects plans to sell Farming Estate

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23 November 2018 | News,Rural Life,Sheep

Vegan campaigners have demanded that the ancient Dorset village of Wool changes its name to 'Vegan Wool', claiming it promotes sheep cruelty. Anima...

Vegans demand village of Wool changes name to 'Vegan Wool'

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22 November 2018 | News,Rural Life

Women in Scotland's rural areas have seen the gender pay gap narrow over the last decade, new research shows. In 2017, women in remote parts of the...

Gender pay gap narrows in Scotland's rural areas, but still more to do

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22 November 2018 | News,Property News,Rural Life

Farmers and rural communities will now have a stronger voice in the management of Scottish Crown Estate assets. Under reforms passed by the Scottis...

Tenants to have stronger voice in Scottish Crown Estate assets

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21 November 2018 | Finance,News,Rural Life

A farming charity has received a cheque for nearly £23,000 following a gruelling Hike and Bike Challenge undertaken by NFU Cymru. The two day chall...

Hike and Bike Challenge raises nearly £23,000 for farming charity

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21 November 2018 | News,Renewables and Environment,Rural Life

Fourteen landowners and farmers will be better protected from potentially catastrophic flooding thanks to a new £1.8m sea defence project. Located ...

Farmers protected from flooding thanks to £1.8m sea defence project

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14 November 2018 | News,Property News,Rural Life

A new online business hub is set to launch which will allow farmers to set up a connection to go into business with another farmer. The initiative ...

Online hub launched to make farm business connections easier

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14 November 2018 | Agri Safety and Rural Crime,News,Rural Life

Protecting farmer and farm worker health should be a "top priority" for businesses following a spate of industry deaths, a rural risk expert has said....

Worker health 'top priority' for farms following spate of deaths

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12 November 2018 | Agri Safety and Rural Crime,News,Rural Life

A Devon farm shop has received death threats and vandalised by vegan campaigners after offering customers to "pick your own" Christmas turkey. Gree...

'Pick your own turkey' farm shop receives death threats and gets vandalised

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11 November 2018 | News,Rural Life,Shows and Events

The farming industry has marked one hundred years since the end of World War One by paying tribute to farmers who fought on the front line and those w...

Remembering the role of farmers during World War One

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8 November 2018 | News,Rural Life

The Countryside Alliance has launched a new portal for rural-based people to report evidence of online abuse. The Countryside Alliance said it "str...

Rural sector told to submit evidence of online abuse using new portal

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7 November 2018 | News,NFU,Rural Life

The NFU has marked one hundred years since the end of World War One by paying tribute to the heroes who fought and those who helped produce the nation...

NFU pays tribute to farmers producing food during World War One

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3 November 2018 | Diversification,Finance,Government,News,Rural Life

One in five UK farmers plan to diversify to make farmers financially sustainable without direct subsidies after the UK leaves the EU, new research has...

Fifth of farmers plan to diversify to remain financially sound after Brexit

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2 November 2018 | Finance,Government,News,Rural Life

Campaigners have warned that any changes to farm support in Wales after the UK leaves the EU could "destroy" the Welsh language. Welsh language cam...

Changes to farm support could 'destroy' Welsh language

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