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25 March 2019 | Finance,Government,News

Welsh govt to issue statement in May on controversial Brexit farm plans
Welsh govt to issue statement in May on controversial Brexit farm plans

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25 March 2019 | Dairy,News
NI dairy farmers 'strongly opposed' to unannounced inspections

Dairy farmers in Northern Ireland are 'strongly opposed' to Red Tractor's plans to introduce unannounced inspections, a farming union says. Red Tra...


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25 March 2019 | Animal Health,News,Pigs
Four cases of Swine Dyesentery confirmed on UK pig farms

Farmers have been reminded of the importance of biosecurity following the confirmation of four cases of Swine Dyesentery on UK pig farms. New cases...


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25 March 2019 | Agri Safety and Rural Crime,News
Video: Activists help nearly 5,000 pheasants escape game farm

A video has been released which shows the moment nearly 5,000 pheasants escaped a game farm after animal rights activists allegedly freed them. The...


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25 March 2019 | Agri Safety and Rural Crime,News,Pigs
3,000 piglets loose after lorry over-turns in US

Around 3,000 piglets escaped an over-turned lorry in the US state of Illinois last week, according to local police. The incident occurred on Friday...


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25 March 2019 | Finance,Government,News
Welsh govt to issue statement in May on controversial Brexit farm plans

Over 12,000 responses have been received on the Welsh government's controversial plans for a future land management programme. Thousands of respons...


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25 March 2019 | Crops and Cereals,News
'Traffic-light' tool highlights sclerotinia infection risk in OSR

With oilseed rape about to enter the critical flowering period, a sclerotinia infection risk alerts service has been reinstated for 2019. The web-b...


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25 March 2019 | News,Produce,Supermarkets
Fruit and veg drop plastic packaging in Tesco trial

Fruit and vegetables wrapped in plastic in Tesco will have their packaging dropped in a move to cut down on plastic use. In a a month-long trial, t...


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25 March 2019 | Agri Safety and Rural Crime,News
Farmer found guilty of disturbing ospreys has conviction overturned

A Cumbria farmer who was found guilty of two charges of intentionally disturbing the nest of a pair of breeding ospreys has had his conviction quashed...


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24 March 2019 | Finance,Husbandry,Meat,News
UK agri start-up raises £2.2m to revolutionise livestock industry

A UK agri start-up has raised £2.2m to revolutionise livestock breeding practices using blockchain, machine vision and big data. The seed round is ...


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23 March 2019 | Government,News,NFU
Farmers warn continued Brexit uncertainty is causing 'serious implications'

The continued uncertainty surrounding the UK's terms of withdrawal from the EU is causing 'serious implications' for farmers, groups have warned. B...


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23 March 2019 | Dairy,News
Arla announces milk price hold for fourth consecutive month

Dairy cooperative Arla has confirmed its price for conventional milk price will remain the same for April 2019. The price it pays out to its 2,400 ...


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22 March 2019 | Finance,News,Renewables and Environment
NI farmers 'continue to carry burden' of water charges

Farmers have called NI Water's announcement that it will increase non-domestic water and sewage charges as 'unfair'. NI Water’s announced it will i...


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22 March 2019 | Agri Safety and Rural Crime,News
Farmers warned about new rules to reduce exposure to welding fumes

Farmers are being alerted to a change in health and safety rules affecting anyone who does any welding on the farm. Farmers are being warned about ...


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John Deere's new PIN code lock system locks thieves out

John Deere is offering a new PIN code lock system, similar to that used on smartphones, to help deter theft of tractor components. The US machinery...


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22 March 2019 | Crops and Cereals,News
Inquiry launched looking at introducing E10 fuel in UK

An inquiry has been launched to understand the issues and barriers around introducing E10 in the UK which is already available in many other developed...



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22 March 2019 | News,Pigs
2018 heatwave takes toll on UK pig herd performance

Last year's summer sustained heatwave appears to have taken its toll on UK pig herd performance, declining for the first time since 2010. Breeding ...


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22 March 2019 | Meat,News
Abattoir fined £24k after 'unacceptable disregard of procedures'

An abattoir in London has been fined nearly £24,000 for meat hygiene failings which have been described as a 'unacceptable disregard of procedures'. ...


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22 March 2019 | Animal Health,News,Sheep
New shearing guidance gives tips to promote best practice

New guidance on sheep shearing has been launched to give tips to farmers and contractors on how to handle sheep appropriately during shearing. Indu...


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Criminals break into five Scottish Borders farms overnight

Farmers in the Scottish Borders are fearing a rise in rural crime following a string of thefts across five different farms. The incidents happened ...


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22 March 2019 | Agri Safety and Rural Crime,News,Sheep
'Enough is enough': Farmer considers quitting after suspected arson attack

A West Yorkshire farmer has admitted he may quit farming after a large barn fire caused by a suspected arson attack nearly killed 150 sheep. Fire c...


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21 March 2019 | Feed and Forage,News,Renewables and Environment
Two-thirds of farmers experiencing shortages after 2018 drought

Two-thirds of livestock farmers are still experiencing, or expect to experience, a shortage of forage and fodder supplies as a result of growing condi...


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21 March 2019 | Agri Safety and Rural Crime,News,Rural Life,Sheep
Farmers urge public to keep dogs under-control this spring

Farmers have urged dog owners to be responsible and control their animals in the countryside when out and about this spring. Marking the Spring Equ...


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21 March 2019 | Government,News
Farming union tells PM to prepare for EU elections or risk next 'cliff edge'

Theresa May has been warned by a farming union to prepare for the upcoming European Union parliamentary elections as Brexit uncertainty continues. ...


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Second blow to Monsanto as US jury rules Roundup caused man's cancer

Monsanto has suffered a second major blow as a federal jury in California found that its Roundup weed killer product caused a man's cancer. It foll...


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21 March 2019 | Meat,News,Renewables and Environment
Lab-grown meat could be on UK shelves within 5 years

The UK is leading efforts to develop lab-grown meat which could be on supermarket shelves within five years, researchers say. Tissue engineering ex...


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21 March 2019 | Finance,News
CAP payments worth £300m underway to Scottish farmers

CAP payments worth more than £300m have begun to make their way to farmers' bank accounts in Scotland. In the coming months, eligible farmers, crof...


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21 March 2019 | Finance,News
Young farmer organises Blackpool weekend to raise money for charity

An unofficial event similar to the NFYFC's annual convention will take place in Blackpool in May and will raise money for air ambulance charities. ...



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