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28 March 2017 | Finance,Government,News,Rural Life

Government secures £223m boost for Wales’ rural communities
Government secures £223m boost for Wales’ rural communities

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28 March 2017 | Finance,Government,News,Rural Life
Government secures £223m boost for Wales’ rural communities

The Welsh Government has secured a £223 million boost to Wales’ rural communities, a day before the UK formally triggers Article 50 with its intention...


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28 March 2017 | Agri Safety,News
Arsonists start deliberate barn fire in Cambridgeshire

A farm has been the target of arsonists in Thorney, Cambridgeshire - a blaze which lasted for more than 24 hours. The fire lit the 40 by 20 metre b...


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New breed of wheat could could mean healthier poultry, say researchers

Specially bred wheat could help provide some of the key nutrients essential for healthier bones in poultry, researchers at Nottingham Trent University...


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28 March 2017 | Agri Safety,News,Sheep
Up to 30 sheep stolen in North Yorkshire

Police are appealing for information after the theft of between 25 and 30 sheep from a field in North Yorkshire. Some time from Monday 20 March to ...


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28 March 2017 | Education,News,Shows and Events
New workspaces at Farm491 agritech hub set to facilitate technological progression

The dynamic agritech innovation and incubation hub, Farm491 is delighted to be opening five new practical workspaces at its Harnhill site, Gloucesters...


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Six sustainable commitments for 2020: Syngenta releases results of its 'Good Growth Plan'

Syngenta has today highlighted results for the third year of The Good Growth Plan, which comprises six commitments for 2020 to support the sustainabil...


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28 March 2017 | Arable,Crops and Cereals,News
Majority of EU nations block two new GM crops to be grown in Europe

A majority of EU countries voted on Monday (27 March) against allowing two new genetically modified (GM) crops to be grown in Europe. The new licen...


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28 March 2017 | Dairy,News
US dairy museum challenges Japanese tech giant Nintendo to a real life cow-milking contest

A dairy museum in the US has challenged Japanese technology giant Nintendo to a cow-milking contest. After seeing a cow milking game included in Ni...


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28 March 2017 | Dairy,Finance,News
Hard-hit Scottish dairy farmers urged to apply for EU funding

Scottish dairy farmers are being urged to apply for EU funding to support them implement key on-farm management tools. In 2016 the EU Commission se...


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28 March 2017 | Arable,Crops and Cereals,Education,News,Renewables
New study puts climate change impact into 'field working days' for farmers to better understand

Scientists the world over are working to predict how climate change will affect the planet, with many predicting that farming will become more difficu...


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28 March 2017 | News,Supermarkets
'Marketing blunder': Farmer orders Tesco to remove picture of him on a marketing campaign

An organic farmer has ordered Tesco to take down a photograph of him from its website. The Devon farmer has had Tesco remove a picture of him from ...


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28 March 2017 | Crops and Cereals,Finance,News
90 jobs lost after collapse of Yorkshire-based potato processor M&F

Ninety staff have been made redundant following the collapse of East Yorkshire-based potato processor M&F Ltd. The company lost a significant custo...


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27 March 2017 | Bees and Beekeeping,News
New app launched to save honey bees from 'invasive species'

A new app is being launched that will allow people to report sightings of an invasive species which represents a 'significant threat' to honey bees. ...


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27 March 2017 | Finance,News
EU approves $130bn Dow and DuPont merger

The European Commission has given the go-ahead to the $130 billion merger of US chemical giants Dow Chemical and DuPont. The takeover, announced la...


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27 March 2017 | Agri Safety,Machinery and Equipment,News
Man gets leg tangled in threshing machine in Devon

A man has been airlifted to hospital after his leg was trapped in agricultural machinery. The 30-year-old man's leg was stuck in a threshing machin...


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27 March 2017 | News,Rural Life
Report suggests poor broadband could create rural 'ghost towns'

Farmers across the country are being held back by unreliable and slow broadband connections which is hitting productivity in rural areas, according to...


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27 March 2017 | Government,Market Reports,News
Ireland dismisses suggestions of a diluted farming sector because of Brexit

The Irish Farmers' Association (IFA) has dismissed any suggestion of diluting growth targets for the Irish farming and food industry because of Brexit...


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27 March 2017 | Finance,News,Rural Life
'Alarming gap' in retirement savings for the self-employed including many farmers, NFU Mutual says

NFU Mutual has said there is an 'alarming gap' in retirement savings for the self-employed, which includes many farmers. The Cridland review, a Gov...


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27 March 2017 | Crops and Cereals,Dairy,News
Richard Branson suggests New Zealand gives up dairy farming and take up cannabis growing

Billionaire businessman Sir Richard Branson has said that New Zealand farmers should grow cannabis instead of expanding dairy operations. Branson w...


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27 March 2017 | Dairy,News
Dairy cows housed indoors want to 'break curfew and roam free', according to new research

Dairy cows housed indoors want to break curfew and roam free, suggests new research from the University of British Columbia. The study, published i...


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27 March 2017 | Agri Safety,Animal Health,News,Sheep
Eleven animals dead due to loose dog on Lancashire farm

Six sheep, two lambs and three geese have died following a dog attack at a farm in Burnley, Lancashire. Newborn lambs were among the animals killed...


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27 March 2017 | Dairy,News,Shows and Events
Farmer-owned First Milk wins Nestlé UK 'Supplier of the Year'

The impact of First Milk’s recent focus on its core customers was further emphasised last week as they received the prestigious Supplier of the Year a...


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27 March 2017 | Government,News
'We cannot operate in isolation': Farm-to-fork supply chain outline joint priorities ahead of Article 50

A coalition of leading trade bodies, ranging from the NFU to the Food and Drink Federation, have issued a joint statement to the Government highlighti...


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26 March 2017 | Agri Safety,Animal Health,News,Poultry
Immune study in chickens reveals key hurdle for Campylobacter vaccine effort

New research has revealed that the immune response of farmed chickens does not develop fast enough to fight off Campylobacter during their short lifes...


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26 March 2017 | Finance,News,Property News
Scottish government forced to compensate tenant farmers follow loss of their farms

Earlier this week the Scottish Government was found liable for compensation claims from tenant farmers in a case that has dragged on for years. Ten...


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25 March 2017 | Finance,News,Sheep
Government proposes to give Scottish hill farmers parachute payments in 2018

It has been proposed that hill farmers and crofters in Scotland’s most fragile and remote areas will receive a parachute payment in 2018 of 80% of the...


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25 March 2017 | Agri Safety,Animal Health,News,Poultry
NFU lobbies EU Commission for future solution to marketing of free range eggs if bird flu strikes again

The National Farmers Union (NFU) has begun lobbying the EU Commission for a solution to the marketing of free range eggs if there is another outbreak ...