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10 February 2017 | News,Organic,Shows and Events
Soil Association opens entries for Best of Organic Market Awards 2017

The Soil Association is opening the BOOM Awards 2017 (Best of Organic Market) for entries, following last year's success. The BOOMs will make some ...


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9 February 2017 | News,Property News,Rural Life,Shows and Events
Welbeck Estate in Nottinghamshire wins prestigious landowner's prize

The most prestigious landowner’s prize awarded by the Royal Agricultural Society of England (RASE) has been presented to William Parente, Principal of...


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British Crop Production Council celebrates 50th anniversary this year

The British Crop Production Council (BCPC) celebrates its 50th anniversary this year. Established in 1967, the independent charity provided a forum...


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7 February 2017 | Crops and Cereals,News,Produce
Dunns and British Quinoa processing agreement set to boost domestic quinoa crop

Pulse specialists have struck an exclusive three-year processing agreement, underwritten by a joint £50,000 investment to upgrade production line, wit...


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6 February 2017 | Appointments,Machinery and Equipment,News
Louth Tractors welcomes Steve Melbourne as its new Sales Director

The machinery supplier Louth Tractors has appointed Steve Melbourne as its new Sales Director in Lincolnshire. Covering both of the firm’s branches...


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6 February 2017 | Appointments,News
AHDB seeks passionate leaders for Board Member roles

People with a passion for agriculture are being urged to step forward and make a difference by applying for a role on the AHDB Board. The new Board...


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5 February 2017 | Arable,Forestry,News
Making agroforestry fit: The importance of planning an end crop

The importance of planning end crop when considering agroforestry was highlighted by the Woodland Trust this week. Speaking at the Organic Producer...


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4 February 2017 | Education,News
NFU Mutual to offer Centenary Award for postgraduate students in agriculture

This year NFU Mutual, the UK’s leading rural insurer, is once again offering its Centenary Award for postgraduate students in agriculture. The awar...


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3 February 2017 | Crops and Cereals,News,Produce,Supermarkets
London WWII bomb shelter which produces crops to launch first retail range

Growing Underground, the underground farm based in a World War II bomb shelter 100 feet beneath Clapham high street, will launch their first retail ra...


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2 February 2017 | Grassland,News
Farming Connect: Increasing carbon storage in grassland

Dr William Stiles from the Institute of Biological, Environmental and Rural Sciences (IBERS) at Aberystwyth University, looks at increasing the number...


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1 February 2017 | News,Produce,Rural Life,Shows and Events
Ancient city of York to bring back a monthly farmers' market

The ancient city of York is to bring back a tradition that rightfully belongs at the centre of the community, a monthly farmers market. The market ...


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31 January 2017 | News,Property News
West Midlands arable and pastureland on offer at £1.65 million

A 193-acre block of arable and pastureland in the West Midlands, which has a guide price of £1.65 million, is up for sale on the market. The versat...


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30 January 2017 | Diversification,News
Monitor Farm looks into possible diversification activities

AHDB Cereals & Oilseeds’ Winchester Monitor Farm group have been looking into possible diversification activities. The Monitor Farm group took insp...


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28 January 2017 | Agri Safety and Rural Crime,News,Shows and Events
Insurer launches latest round in South West farm safety campaign

South West rural insurance company Cornish Mutual has announced the first free workshop event in 2017 as it takes its successful campaign to improve f...


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27 January 2017 | News,Rural Life
People with learning difficulties gain first-hand experience of farming thanks to thriving smallholding

Youngsters and adults with learning difficulties are gaining first-hand experience of farming, food production and the countryside thanks to a thrivin...


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26 January 2017 | News,Pigs
Smart pig farming worth £300k receives thumbs up from pig producers

Smart pig farming received the thumbs up from pig producers, industry opinion-formers and an independent innovation agency at a meeting in Staffordshi...


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25 January 2017 | News
Collaborative working in farming: How to avoid the potential pitfalls

Collaborative working is booming in the global agri-food industry – but how can partners avoid potential pitfalls? According to speakers at the Rot...


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24 January 2017 | News,Renewables and Environment
Farmers urged to act now to reduce energy costs in 2017

2017 heralds 'significant change' in the British energy market, and farmers are being urged to protect against higher power costs. This past winter...


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23 January 2017 | News,Rural Life
How rural communities are building broadband alternatives to solve poor connectivity

Poor connectivity is a longstanding issue in rural communities. The lack of high quality broadband services in rural areas means that farmers, rural b...


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23 January 2017 | Animal Health,News,Sheep
NSA urges sheep farmers to contribute in ram longevity study

The National Sheep Association (NSA) has urged sheep farmers to contribute a little of their time to a study to find out facts about the working life ...


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22 January 2017 | Animal Health,Education,Feed and Forage,News,Pigs
Scholarship to help 19 year-old student help reach her dream

19 year-old student Loretta Holder has been awarded a scholarship to help achieve her dream of becoming an animal nutritionist for pigs. Despite a ...


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21 January 2017 | News,Sheep,Shows and Events
Golden Fleece to go under the hammer to raise money for Cancer Research UK

A Bluefaced Leicester fleece which was the winner of the British Wool Marketing Board’s 2016 Golden Fleece competition will go under the hammer to rai...


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20 January 2017 | Machinery and Equipment,News,Products,Shows and Events
LAMMA 2017: Innovation has been highlighted and celebrated at annual LAMMA Innovation Awards

The depth and breadth of agricultural innovation has been highlighted and celebrated at the annual LAMMA Innovation Awards, which saw more than 70 ent...


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19 January 2017 | Cattle,Dairy,News,Shows and Events
Holstein UK President’s Medal winners announced

Holstein UK has announced the joint winners of its President’s Medal - and this year it is double glory. Andrew Patton and Andrew Patterson have bo...


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18 January 2017 | Government,News,Shows and Events
Experts at the Lincolnshire Farming Conference to discuss the future of farming

Managing risk and planning for the future in the farming industry will be the major talking points at this year’s Lincolnshire Farming Conference to b...


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17 January 2017 | Feed and Forage,Husbandry,News
Farming Connect: Potential sources of protein for animal feed: Insects

Dr William Stiles from the Institute of Biological, Environmental and Rural Sciences (IBERS) at Aberystwyth University, looks at the potential for fee...


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16 January 2017 | Arable,Crops and Cereals,News
Strong progress for new distilling barley that closes yield gap to growing for brewing

A new spring malting barley variety that could put growing for distilling on a par yield-wise with growing brewing varieties is making strong progress...



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