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29 September 2016 | Finance,Government,News,NFU,Rural Life

Rural sector demands the RPA to explain why farmers haven't received 2015 payments
Rural sector demands the RPA to explain why farmers haven't received 2015 payments



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29 September 2016 | Finance,Government,News,NFU,Rural Life
Rural sector demands the RPA to explain why farmers haven't received 2015 payments

The rural sector are demanding the Rural Payments Agency to explain why farmers haven’t received Basic Payment Scheme for the common land in their car...


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29 September 2016 | Finance,News,Produce,Products,Supermarkets
Sector welcomes calls for EU level legislation to tackle unfair trading practices

The agricultural sector has today welcomed calls made at a public hearing for legislation to be introduced at EU level to tackle unfair trading practi...


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29 September 2016 | Cattle,Meat Processing,News
Live export of cattle 'must be encouraged' to help boost beef farmers incomes

The live export of cattle must be encouraged and supported to help boost beef farmers' incomes, the Ulster Farmers Union has said. UFU President, B...


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29 September 2016 | Finance,Government,News,Rural Life
'Fails to deliver enough public benefit': Greens campaign to end single payment scheme

A campaign for reform is being launched by campaign group Greenpeace who have called for an end to the single payment scheme. The group argue it di...


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29 September 2016 | Government,News,Rural Life
Rural sector calls on government to protect 'distinct needs' of Welsh farming post-Brexit

The rural sector has called on the Welsh government to ensure that the 'distinct needs' for farming in Wales is not forgotten post-Brexit. On the d...


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29 September 2016 | Dairy,Finance,News
Uplift in dairy markets not being passed to farmers, warns NFU Scotland

Milk buyers in Scotland are failing to pass on the huge lifts in market prices to their farmers, NFU Scotland have said. One fifth of Scottish dair...


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29 September 2016 | Animal Health,Cattle,News,Other Livestock,Produce,Shows and Events
Trade and marketing focus for AHDB Beef & Lamb seminar

Opportunities for beef and lamb in a post-Brexit landscape will be addressed at the 2016 AHDB Beef & Lamb Stakeholder Seminar, which will take place i...


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29 September 2016 | Machinery and Equipment,News,Shows and Events
Huge success for John Deere's 50th anniversary event

John Deere Limited’s special 50th anniversary Celebration & Heritage Event at Langar on September 24 and 25 was a huge success for visitors and partic...


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29 September 2016 | Crops and Cereals,News,Top Tips
Protect OSR with tebuconazole at the first sign of 'Light Leaf Spot' infections

With Light Leaf Spot infections able to significantly detract from oilseed rape yield potential, UK growers must be ready to act at the first sign of ...


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29 September 2016 | Finance,News,Property News,Rural Life
Farm subsidy system 'utterly broken': Wealthy landowners top recipient list

Farm subsidy payments funded by the UK taxpayer are being paid to millionaire landowners, with £400,000 going to a billionaire Saudi prince, it has be...


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29 September 2016 | News,Rural Life
Union encouraging women from across industry to get involved at all levels

As the deadline approaches for a Women in Agriculture online survey, NFU Scotland is encouraging women from across the industry, no matter what role t...


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29 September 2016 | Animal Health,Cattle,Finance,Government,Meat Processing,News
Loss of EU funding and double regulation could hamper beef market, Plaid Cymru warns

Brexit could mean a "double whammy" for the beef and dairy industries in Wales, Plaid Cymru has warned. The party’s Shadow Cabinet Secretary for Ru...


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29 September 2016 | Education,Finance,News
Universities secure more than £1.5m funding for agricultural research

A wide range of universities have been successful in securing more than £1.5m of funding through six awards from the Sustainable Agriculture Research ...


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28 September 2016 | Finance,Machinery and Equipment,News,Products,Rural Life
Average cost of agricultural production falls for a third consecutive year, figures show

The average cost of agricultural production has fallen for a third consecutive year, the latest figures have revealed. The figures, from Anglia Far...


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28 September 2016 | News,Renewables,Rural Life,Shows and Events
'Farming in a changing climate': Northern Ireland gears up for Environment Week with farming theme

Northern Ireland’s Agricultural Minister has spoken about the importance of caring for the natural environment, ahead of Northern Ireland Environment ...


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28 September 2016 | Dairy,Finance,News
52,000 farmers from 27 EU countries participate in Milk Production Reduction Scheme

€150 million of the Milk Production Reduction Scheme has been almost fully subscribed (98.9 %). Applications made offering to reduce production in ...


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28 September 2016 | News,Rural Life,Slurry and Irrigation
Poor ground conditions prompts farming union to issue warning about slurry

Poor ground conditions are preventing many farmers from spreading slurry, the Ulster Farmers Union has said. But as the start of the closed period ...


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28 September 2016 | Arable,Crops and Cereals,Finance,News,NFU
Farmers urged to challenge Scottish government over CAP failures

MSPs have been urged to challenge the government over the 'flawed delivery' of CAP support payments for 2015. Scottish farming union NFU Scotland s...


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28 September 2016 | Dairy,News,Produce,Shows and Events
Farming union hands out free samples of milk to Aberystwyth University freshers to show benefits of dairy

Aberystwyth University freshers have learnt about the health benefits of drinking milk and making it part of their daily diet. The Farmers’ Union o...


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28 September 2016 | Arable,Crops and Cereals,News,Shows and Events
AHDB opens door to arable advances at CropTec show

Growers will be able to discuss arable advances with a diverse range of experts, when AHDB opens its stand’s door at the CropTec show. Taking place...


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28 September 2016 | Appointments,News,Produce,Shows and Events
From boyband to bangers - JB Gill announced as ambassador for Sausage Week 2016

Jonathan Benjamin ‘JB’ Gill has been announced as the ambassador for British Sausage Week 2016, the annual sausage celebration which rewards those ban...


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28 September 2016 | Diversification,Finance,News,Products,Rural Life
New analysis identifies potential multi-million pound market for green farming post-Brexit

Farmers could benefit from a new scheme to direct millions of pounds towards farming methods that reduce flooding, provide clean water and restore wil...


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28 September 2016 | Dairy,News,Shows and Events
Dairy Council urges primary schools to dance in celebration of milk for World School Milk Day

Learning good lifestyle habits, such as being active and eating the right types and amounts of food and drink is key to helping children maintain a he...


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28 September 2016 | Finance,News,Pigs
Russia challenges WTO ruling on EU pork ban

The Russian government has launched an appeal against a recent World Trade Organisation ruling that its import ban on EU pork is illegal. The WTO r...


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28 September 2016 | Finance,News,NFU,Sheep
'Our business could be compromised due to continued failure': Upland farmers voice RPA concerns

Upland farmers have told the Rural Payments Agency that their businesses could be compromised by the organisation's "continued failure" to meet deadli...


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28 September 2016 | Government,News,NFU,Produce,Supermarkets
'British farmers need protection when they trade abroad': NFU calls for European equivalent of GCA

The National Farmers Union has called for the European equivalent of the Groceries Code Adjudicator (GCA) to tackle unfair trading practices abroad. ...


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27 September 2016 | Finance,News,Organic
Welsh government announces Glastir Organic payments for farmers

The Welsh government has today revealed news about the window for Expressions of Interest to Glastir Organic. The announcement has been made by the...



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