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24 October 2017 | Online since 2003

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23 October 2017 | Animal Health,Government,News

Brexit: New agri-trade deals will require 325% rise in veterinary certifications
Brexit: New agri-trade deals will require 325% rise in veterinary certifications

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23 October 2017 | News,Rural Life,Shows and Events
Farmers reminded to register for Open Farm Sunday 2018

Registrations for Open Farm Sunday 2018 are due to be open on the 1 November, organiser LEAF (Linking Environment And Farming) has announced. The 2...


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23 October 2017 | News
UK Agricultural Finance is providing much needed funding to the rural sector

Farm finance is growing again, with access to pools of capital through specialist lenders. It’s an attractive sector, as farmers need large loans tha...


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23 October 2017 | Dairy,News,Produce
Cornish clotted cream PDO to reach Australia thanks to export opportunity

Cornish clotted cream has reached Australia thanks to a partnership between the oldest clotted cream company in the world and a dairy exporter. Rod...


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23 October 2017 | Finance,News
SEPA hears farmers opposition to hike in abstraction charges

Scottish farmers have voiced their opposition to proposed increases in charges for water abstraction licences. NFU Scotland members and staff met w...


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23 October 2017 | Cattle,Husbandry,News,Renewables
Carbon audits begin as part of Beef Efficiency Scheme

Farmers participating in the Scottish Beef Efficiency Scheme (BES) will have to undertake a carbon audit. Farming union NFU Scotland believes that ...


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23 October 2017 | Government,News
Time for common sense to prevail over single market membership, says union

The evidence supporting the need for the UK to remain in the single market and customs union after Brexit is now "incontrovertible" says the Farmers’ ...


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23 October 2017 | Finance,News,NFU,Rural Life
Case against commoner entangled in payment feud struck out

A farming union has welcomed the decision by Cardiff County Court to strike out a case brought against one of its members. A case was brought again...


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23 October 2017 | Agri Safety,News,Sheep
Sheep dies after being shot "with nails", police seeking information

A sheep has died in Wales after it was shot "with nails", according to South Wales Police. A spokeswoman for South Wales Police said the force did ...


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23 October 2017 | Animal Health,Government,News
Brexit: New agri-trade deals will require 325% rise in veterinary certifications

The veterinary industry has predicted a 325 per cent rise in veterinary certifications needed for agricultural trade post-Brexit. As the UK exits t...


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22 October 2017 | News,Property News,Rural Life
Allow farm buildings to be adapted or lose rural heritage, CLA says

Local authorities must step up and allow traditional farm buildings to be sympathetically adapted for other uses or important rural heritage will be l...


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21 October 2017 | Agri Safety,News,NFU,Rural Life
Farmers demand action as fly-tipping in countryside 'spirals out of control'

Farmers are urging the government to take action to protect the countryside from fly-tippers who are ruining Britain's landscape with "giant piles of ...


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20 October 2017 | Government,News,NFU
NFU warns patience is running out as EU prepares for 'Phase 2' of Brexit talks

Donald Tusk has said EU leaders have given the "green light" for preparations to begin on post-Brexit trade talks. After months of slow progress, P...


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20 October 2017 | Dairy,Finance,News
Arla's November milk price remains unchanged at 32.3ppl

Arla’s price for both conventional milk will remain unchanged in November at 32.30 pence for the conventional manufacturing litre. Commenting on th...


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20 October 2017 | Agri Safety,Government,News
Farm groups threaten legal action if EU fails to decide on glyphosate renewal

Farm groups across the EU are threatening to sue the European Commission if it fails to decide on a vote to grant glyphosate a new licence. Experts...


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20 October 2017 | Market Reports,News,Renewables
On-farm energy could help fuel 'millions of homes' by 2050

Green gas generated by energy crops and agricultural residues could help fuel millions of homes by 2050, according to a new report. It found that e...



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20 October 2017 | Dairy,News
UK dairy industry endorses declaration to promote dairy worldwide

The UK dairy industry has endorsed a declaration to promote the sustainability of dairy systems worldwide. The Dairy Declaration of Rotterdam will ...


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20 October 2017 | Government,News
Volatility mitigation measures for farmers important, Gove told

The NFU has told Defra Secretary Michael Gove the importance of volatility mitigation measures for farmers in a recent meeting. The NFU’s Next Gene...


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20 October 2017 | News,Produce,Sheep
Video shows journey of British wool from field to delivery

British Wool has launched its new short film "The British Wool Story", which takes viewers through the story of wool from the sheep in the field to th...


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20 October 2017 | News,Produce,Products
Survey shows strong support for British farmers and produce

41 per cent of the British public are prepared to pay more for British produce, whilst 60 per cent of consumers try and buy British food whenever they...


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20 October 2017 | Finance,News
Farm businesses missing out on thousands of pounds of R&D tax credits

Agricultural companies in the UK continue to miss out on tens of thousands of pounds of Research and Development tax credits, according to the latest ...


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19 October 2017 | Crops and Cereals,News
Northern Britain sees higher risk of damaging 'light leaf spot'

Oilseed rape growers in the North of England and Scotland face a higher risk of light leaf spot than anywhere else in Great Britain. The autumn lig...


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19 October 2017 | Dairy,Finance,Government,Market Reports,News
Future is bright for British dairy farmers post-Brexit, report states

A new report aimed at identifying a strategy for the UK dairy industry post-Brexit has concluded the future is bright for British dairy farmers. Ho...


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19 October 2017 | Agri Safety,Animal Health,News
Countryside Alliance calls on RSPCA to end 'anomaly' of privatised prosecutions

A rural organisation has called on the RSPCA to end the "continuing anomaly" of privatised criminal prosecution of animal welfare legislation. The ...


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19 October 2017 | Meat Processing,News,Poultry,Produce
Supplier calls on butchers to stock 100% British turkey amid import fears

A turkey supplier has called on butchers to stop selling imported turkey 'butterflies', calling it a threat to the traditional British turkey sector. ...


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19 October 2017 | Agri Safety,News,Rural Life
Taxpayers spend £58m to clear up 1m incidents of fly-tipping

Taxpayers had to cough up £58m to clear over one million incidents of fly-tipping in England during 2016-17. It is the fourth year in a row that in...


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19 October 2017 | News,Property News
Derelict farm buildings at risk of being considered 'abandoned'

Derelict houses on farmland can be at risk of being considered as 'abandoned' which can lead to the legal loss of use as a residential dwelling, accor...


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19 October 2017 | Grassland,News,Slurry and Irrigation
NI farmers can use ‘reasonable excuse’ to spread slurry during closed period

The wet weather has made it "nearly impossible" to spread slurry safely on many farms across Northern Ireland and farmers are concerned as the closed ...