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19 July 2018 | Finance,Government,News

Farmers call for 'fair and balanced' National Living Wage increase amid uncertainty
Farmers call for 'fair and balanced' National Living Wage increase amid uncertainty

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20 July 2018 | Meat,News
UK red meat exports start the year with positive figures

Exports of red meat products from the UK got off to a strong start this year – with the total value of beef, lamb and pork rising above the £487 milli...


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20 July 2018 | News,Property News
Short-term nature of agricultural tenancies has 'held back progression'

New figures show that rural landlords are failing to provide adequate security to farm tenants taking on new Farm Business Tenancy agreements. Figu...


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19 July 2018 | News,Shows and Events
New bale stickers and gate banners highlight role of Welsh farming

New bale stickers and gate banners will be handed out to highlight Welsh farmers' role in providing food and enhancing the environment. The major r...


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19 July 2018 | Finance,Government,News
Farmers call for 'fair and balanced' National Living Wage increase amid uncertainty

Any increase in the National Living Wage must be "fair and balanced" due to the high levels of uncertainty the farming industry is facing, the NFU has...


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19 July 2018 | News,Renewables and Environment,Sheep
Farmers and Woodland Trust highlight role of trees within sheep farming

Sheep farmers and the Woodland Trust have united in encouraging integration of trees within farms. The launch of a new booklet highlights the role ...


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19 July 2018 | Government,News
Scots food and drink firms issue Brexit skills warning

Scotland’s growing food and drink industry will suffer if access to skilled labour is adversely impacted by Brexit. That was the view expressed by ...


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19 July 2018 | Machinery and Equipment,News,Products
Landia AD pumps and mixers take to World Biogas stage

Landia, inventors of the chopper pump and pioneers of the acclaimed GasMix digester mixing system, have become the newest members of the World Biogas ...


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19 July 2018 | News,Poultry
New report highlights role of eggs in children's diet

A new report has confirmed the role of eggs in boosting protein, vitamin and mineral intakes during childhood. The report, published in healthcare ...


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19 July 2018 | News,Sheep
New £1,000 award offers travel opportunity for young sheep farmers

A new travel bursary worth £1,000 has been launched to support a study trip for a young farmer to explore sheep production in different countries arou...


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19 July 2018 | News
Farmer choir records hit song to raise mental health awareness

A choir is aiming to provide a strong voice for those people in the farming industry experiencing mental health difficulties. It is well known that...


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19 July 2018 | Government,News,Products
UK exit from EU agency responsible for managing pesticides a 'massive issue'

Leaving the EU agency responsible for managing and regulating agricultural chemicals under a 'no deal' Brexit would be a "massive issue", a Committee ...


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19 July 2018 | News,Property News
Buccleuch Estates did not bully tenant farmers, report concludes

Buccleuch Estates acted in compliance with the law following allegations of bullying, a report by the Scottish Tenant Farming Commissioner concludes. ...


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19 July 2018 | Agri Safety and Rural Crime,News,Pigs
Vegan activist spared jail after stealing pig from Leicestershire farm

A vegan activist who stole a pig from a farm in Leicestershire has been spared jail. 23-year-old Wesley Omar was, however, sentenced to a 12-month ...


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18 July 2018 | Animal Health,News,Pigs
First quarter of 2018 sees record diagnostic rate of pig virus 'PRRS'

The first quarter of 2018 saw the highest ever recorded diagnostic rate of the pig virus porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome (PRRS), latest ...


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18 July 2018 | News,Renewables and Environment
UK anaerobic digestion industry grows in confidence following years of setbacks

The "tide may be turning" for the UK anaerobic digestion industry following years of declining government support for on-farm energy. Anaerobic dig...



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18 July 2018 | Government,News,Sheep
Sheep sector 'absolutely does not want' a no deal Brexit

The worse-case scenario for the UK sheep sector, a ‘no deal’ on Brexit, is a possibility the sheep sector needs to prepare for, a leading industry eve...


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18 July 2018 | Finance,News
Refinancing loan applications for farm businesses at eight year high in Q1 2018

The strongest first quarter in eight years has been recorded showing the highest value of loan applications from the UK’s agricultural businesses sinc...


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Helmet use highlighted as farmer recalls horrific ATV accident

A union is encouraging farmers to wear a helmet when using quads and other ATVs as Farm Safety Week gets underway. Quad bikes can be a useful piece...


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Beekeeper offers local farmers free flower seeds in move to encourage bees

A Lincolnshire beekeeper is offering local farmers free flower seeds as part of his campaign to halt the decline of the British honeybee. Jez Rose,...


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18 July 2018 | Animal Health,News,Sheep
Severe and high blowfly risk warnings in place for July

Severe and high blowfly risk warnings are in place for the rest of July following a hot month coupled with the onset of rain. The onset of rain ove...


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18 July 2018 | Education,News,Rural Life
North Wales family farm photography series scoops top prize

A 22-year-old student has won a major prize thanks to his series of photographs taken at his north Wales family farm. Honest Agriculture, a collect...


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18 July 2018 | Dairy,Government,News
'Dairy dilemma': Brexit may lead to 'dairy shortage and price hikes'

Non-tariff barriers to trade and restricted access to labour after Brexit could leave Brits facing a "dairy dilemma", with choice of butter and cheese...


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18 July 2018 | Animal Health,Cattle,News
Bovine TB report reveals culling of five badgers in Wales cost £383,212

A new report looking into the Welsh government’s strategy to tackle bovine TB has revealed that five badgers were culled during 2017, costing £383,212...


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18 July 2018 | Cattle,Dairy,News
Sudden deaths of 55 cows on farm an 'isolated incident', inspectors say

A Leicestershire dairy farm which saw 55 cows die suddenly was an isolated incident that affected an otherwise healthy herd, inspectors have concluded...


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17 July 2018 | Crops and Cereals,News,Products
Robotics project set to develop autonomous systems for soft fruit sector

A "trailblazing" agri-robotics project is set to develop advanced autonomous systems to support the production of soft fruit in the UK. At the star...


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17 July 2018 | Diversification,Government,News
Celebrity farmer Jimmy Doherty to help farmers diversify

Celebrity farmer Jimmy Doherty will be investigating different ways farmers can plan diversification activities to support their farms after Brexit. ...


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17 July 2018 | News,Rural Life
Rural economy depends on digital to survive in modern world, says CLA

Rural economic growth depends on a better connected countryside if it is to survive in the modern world, according to the CLA. The Country Land and...



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