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10 March 2018 | Government,News,NFU,Rural Life

The government has announced £25m for 5G projects across the UK, with a focus on rural areas to help progress the agricultural industry. On the fir...

5G projects to be rolled out in rural areas to progress agricultural industry

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9 March 2018 | News,Rural Life

JB Gill, formerly one quarter of boyband JLS, has spoken about his career change to become a farmer, revealing his passion for protecting the British ...

Former JLS-member discusses his passion for protecting the British countryside

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8 March 2018 | Finance,News,Rural Life,Sheep

A farmer who herds five-hundred sheep has said the consequences of not grazing the uplands would include a "devastating impact" on the environment and...

Consequences of not grazing uplands could include 'devastating impacts'

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8 March 2018 | News,Rural Life,Shows and Events

First generation farmer and blog writer Rachel Watling has spoken about why women in British farming should be proud to work in the "biggest job in th...

Why British women should be proud to work in the 'biggest job in the world'

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7 March 2018 | Finance,News,Rural Life,Sheep

The majority of Scotland's hill farmers and crofters are due to receive letter offering 90 per cent of last year’s scheme payment over the coming week...

Scotland's upland farmers to receive letter offering 90 percent of LFASS payment

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7 March 2018 | Finance,News,Property News,Rural Life

Rural property and business owners suffering from compulsory purchase on the HS2 rail route have been dealt a further blow from the Government. It ...

Government reneges commitment to make HS2 compulsory purchase 'fairer'

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6 March 2018 | News,Property News,Rural Life

The government has backed calls for flexibility to allow the building of new homes within existing farms to help farmers retire. The move will help...

Calls backed to encourage building of new homes on farms to help farmers retire

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5 March 2018 | News,Rural Life,Shows and Events

An agricultural society in Cumbria is asking people to hand make and donate poppies to honour and remember those who served in both world wars, includ...

Agricultural society asks for poppies to remember those who fell during world wars

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NFU Scotland has urged government to agree a post-Brexit package of measures to secure the long-term viability of upland farmers as a "matter of urgen...

Post-Brexit measures to protect upland farmers needed as a 'matter of urgency'

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2 March 2018 | Agri Safety,News,Rural Life

Drivers have been urged to avoid country roads and plan ahead as the increased risk of black ice on untreated rural routes has been highlighted. Ru...

Drivers urged to avoid country roads due to risk of black ice

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2 March 2018 | Forestry,News,Property News,Rural Life

The Scottish Tenant Farming Commissioner has been urged to examine its negotiations with agricultural tenants over their farm leases following allegat...

Tenant farming watchdog to probe allegations of bullying over farm leases

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2 March 2018 | Education,News,Rural Life

Modern agriculture is a highly advanced technological industry being driven by scientific discoveries – and women are increasingly leading these innov...

Women increasingly leading innovations in British farming, statistics show

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2 March 2018 | Agri Safety,Machinery and Equipment,News,Rural Life

Farmers across the UK have been playing their part to clear the roads, unfreeze water pipes and provide emergency help to those who need it during the...

Farmers across UK provide emergency help during recent severe weather

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1 March 2018 | Agri Safety,News,Rural Life

The Met Office has issued a red warning for snow – the highest level of warning – for parts of southwest England and South Wales on Thursday into Frid...

Rural communities could be cut off as Met Office issues red warning for snow

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1 March 2018 | Education,News,Rural Life

A pilot scheme has been launched which will provide mentoring to the UK's next generation of farmers. The Prince’s Countryside Fund, with Bishop Bu...

Pilot scheme launched to provide mentoring for next generation of farmers

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1 March 2018 | News,NFU,Rural Life,Shows and Events

The agricultural industry is being urged to help combat the impact of anxiety, depression and other mental health issues on an increasing number of Br...

Industry urged to join forces and combat farmer anxiety and depression

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26 February 2018 | Agri Safety,News,Property News,Rural Life

A deep and sustained freeze lasting several days and nights could cause misery across rural Britain, according to NFU Mutual. Temperatures are set ...

Deep and sustained freeze could cost farmers thousands, warns insurer

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26 February 2018 | News,Produce,Products,Rural Life,Supermarkets

Researchers have launched a Smartphone app to help people source local food in places such as farmers' markets and local farms. For the last two ye...

New Smartphone app to help source local food

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22 February 2018 | Education,News,Rural Life

It’s "vitally important" that young farmers "look beyond the farm gate and step out from behind computers", according to leading rural experts. Cat...

Young farmers must 'look beyond farm gates' to see 'bigger picture'

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22 February 2018 | News,NFU,Renewables and Environment,Rural Life

Conservationists and farmers have announced a "transformative proposal" for sustaining and enhancing Exmoor’s farmed landscapes and communities follow...

Farmers will 'enhance' Exmoor's landscape under new proposals

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21 February 2018 | Government,News,NFU,Rural Life

Business Secretary Greg Clark has tried to allay farmers' fears about a lack of available labour in the wake of the decision to leave the European Uni...

Business secretary Greg Clark seeks to calm farmer's fears over migrant labour drain

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21 February 2018 | Agri Safety,Animal Health,News,Rural Life,Sheep

The sheep industry has welcomed recent remarks from Scotland’s Rural Economy Secretary Fergus Ewing, who said lynx would be released in Scotland “over...

Sheep industry supports Scottish Minister’s pledge against lynx release

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20 February 2018 | Appointments,News,Rural Life,Shows and Events

Nominations for the best and brightest of Cornwall’s farming businesses are now open as the Addington Fund launches its 2018 Cornwall Farm Business Aw...

Nominations open to celebrate best of Cornish farming

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20 February 2018 | News,Property News,Rural Life

The number of conversions of farm buildings into new homes dropped 20% in the last year, denting hopes that these conversions could help solve the rur...

Number of farming building conversions falls 20 percent in a year

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19 February 2018 | News,Property News,Rural Life

Church spires across the UK will be used to boost digital connectivity in rural areas following an agreement between the Government and the Church of ...

Church spires to help boost rural internet connectivity

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