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23 November 2017 | Government,Market Reports,News,Rural Life

CAP 'not fit for purpose' due to steep decline of small farms, report warns
CAP 'not fit for purpose' due to steep decline of small farms, report warns

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23 November 2017 | Government,Market Reports,News,Rural Life
CAP 'not fit for purpose' due to steep decline of small farms, report warns

The EU's Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) is not fit for purpose due to the detrimental effect it has on small farms, according to a new report. Co...


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23 November 2017 | Crops and Cereals,Government,News
140,000 sugar growers at risk if EU and Mercosur cement trade deal

Modifying European market access for the Mercosur bloc to include sugar could imperil as many as 140,000 farmers, European farm bodies have warned. ...


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22 November 2017 | Agri Safety,News,Sheep
Out-of-control dog suspected of killing 16 sheep in Hampshire

Hampshire police has sent out a strong-worded warning to dog walkers after a farmer discovered the dead bodies of 16 sheep in his field. The farmer...


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22 November 2017 | Government,News,NFU
Budget 2017: 'No meaningful measures' to help farmers, NFU says

The NFU has said it is "disappointed" to see no "meaningful measures" in the Autumn Budget to help prepare British farmers for life outside the EU. ...


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22 November 2017 | Arable,Education,Grassland,News
'Soiled undies' reveal hidden world of soil on family's farm

A farming family have revealed the results of their #SoilMyUndies experiment at a meeting for local farmers recently. Monitor Farmers Iain, Laura a...


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22 November 2017 | Arable,Crops and Cereals,Government,News,Products,Shows and Events
Pesticide regulation: Precautionary principle or scientific evidence?

A debate at an All Party Parliamentary Group looked at whether the precautionary principle or scientific evidence is best used when looking at pestici...


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22 November 2017 | Agri Safety,Crops and Cereals,News
Crop damaging 'super pest' now capable of surviving wintry conditions

A ‘super pest’ moth resistant to a class of common plant protection is now also capable of surviving through the UK’s cold winter conditions, accordin...


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22 November 2017 | Agri Safety,Crops and Cereals,Government,News
Industry urged to work together on crop protection amid Brexit uncertainty

The risks to British crop protection and plant health due to uncertainty caused by Brexit were highlighted at a potato industry conference on Wednesda...


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22 November 2017 | Crops and Cereals,Finance,Machinery and Equipment,News,Products
Data from new smart sensors can help growers drive yields and cut costs

Cutting-edge wireless sensor technology now available to UK growers that measures precise humidity, moisture and temperature points, is set to equip f...


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22 November 2017 | Crops and Cereals,Government,Market Reports,News,Produce
Brexit offers 'real opportunity' for farmers to sell more British peas

Brexit could offer a real opportunity for the UK vining pea industry to sell more home-grown peas to British consumers and import more abroad, accordi...


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22 November 2017 | Finance,News,Property News
Farmcare to cease 'operational farming' by September 2018

Farmcare, one of Britain’s largest agricultural businesses, has announced it is quitting "operational farming" and instead turning to partnerships wit...


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Brits paying twice as much for food due to 'damaging' farming methods

Brits are paying twice as much for food than they realise, with every £1 spent on food in the shops incurring an extra hidden cost of £1, according to...


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22 November 2017 | Finance,Government,Market Reports,News,Property News,Rural Life
Budget 2017: Investment in emerging tech, increased NLW and billions for Brexit

Chancellor Philip Hammond has increased investment in emerging technologies, increased the National Living Wage and set aside billions for Brexit cont...


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22 November 2017 | Agri Safety,Cattle,News,Rural Life
Farmer faces £50,000 bill after bullock slams into motorist

A farmer faces paying a £50,000 bill after his bullock jumped over a six-foot fence and caused a serious car crash. The half-a-tonne Charolais bull...


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22 November 2017 | Agri Safety,News
Man dies following accident involving tractor and trailer on farm

A man has died following an accident involving a tractor and trailer on a farm in Pembrokeshire. Police are investigating after emergency services ...



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21 November 2017 | Finance,Government,News
'Look east': Former Defra Secretary urges UK to adopt Singapore model

The UK has been urged to follow a Singapore-type model post-Brexit, with low tax and low regulation policies. According to former Defra Secretary O...


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21 November 2017 | News,Products,Rural Life
7 out of 10 slowest areas in UK for broadband is in rural Wales

Seven out of ten slowest areas in the UK for broadband is in Wales, according to a new report which urges the Welsh Government to act. Figures from...


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21 November 2017 | Agri Safety,News
Man dies in traffic incident involving tractor on rural road

Police are investigating after a man died in a collision between a car and a tractor in Bedfordshire on Monday, further emphasising the need for bette...


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21 November 2017 | Government,News
MPs call for consensus over devolved farming powers after Brexit

A cross-party committee of MPs has united to call on the UK government to set out which agricultural powers will be devolved to Scotland after Brexit....


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UK farmers face 'year of anxiety' over food prices due to La Nina

The increasing likelihood of an occurrence of the La Niña weather phenomenon are among the risks that British farmers face in a “year of anxiety” whic...


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21 November 2017 | Agri Safety,Government,News,Products
Petitioners calling for glyphosate ban debate with MEPs

A European Citizens’ Initiative petition calling for an EU-wide ban on herbicide glyphosate was discussed on Monday (20 November) with the petitioners...


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21 November 2017 | Agri Safety,News,Sheep
Rare sheep fall to their deaths after dog chased them over cliff edge

A rare breed of sheep were chased over the cliff edge due to an out-of-control dog, with two sheep falling to their deaths. In total, four Manx she...


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21 November 2017 | News,Poultry,Produce,Renewables
Group claim to have produced world's first carbon neutral eggs

A group of farmers, animal health experts and environmental entrepreneurs claim to have produced the world's first carbon neutral eggs. The eggs, w...


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21 November 2017 | Agri Safety,Animal Health,Government,News,Produce,Products
UK must not 'cherry pick' EU standards if FTA were to be agreed, Barnier warns

The UK must not ditch European standards or "red tape", such as food safety and animal welfare, if a free trade agreement were to be signed by the UK ...


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21 November 2017 | Animal Health,Education,Husbandry,News
'Game-changing' partnership announced to advance livestock science

Moredun Research Institute and Scotland’s Rural College (SRUC) have announced a new strategic partnership they describe as ‘game-changing’ in advancin...


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21 November 2017 | Arable,Crops and Cereals,Government,News
British grain will not do well outside EU due to 'low volume and poor harvest'

Britain's grain sector will not do well outside of the EU because of its low volumes and poor harvest, a farming body has warned. Speaking at a UK ...


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20 November 2017 | Animal Health,News,Sheep
Three new estimated breeding values generated after sheep initiative

Three new estimated breeding values (EBVs) have been generated as a result of a major industry sheep breeding initiative. The new EBVs will help co...



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