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Agricultural news from around England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland



25 July 2016 | Finance,News,Rural Life

Scotland 'needs to build a vibrant crofting sector fit for the 21st century', says union



25 July 2016 | News,Poultry,Produce
Food Standards Agency declares runny eggs safe to eat again as long as British Lion stamp is on

After more than a quarter of a century, the Food Standards Agency (FSA) says that pregnant women, babies and older people will finally be able to retu...


25 July 2016 | Dairy,News,Top Tips
Water use assessment offers opportunity to cut dairying costs

With water contributing as much as 1p per litre of the production cost of milk sold on some UK dairy farms, the availability of a new independently ac...


25 July 2016 | Finance,News,Rural Life
Scotland 'needs to build a vibrant crofting sector fit for the 21st century', says union

Building a vibrant crofting sector that is 'fit for the 21st century' is among our key tasks, NFU Scotland said after a meeting with Rural Secretary F...


Next Generation follow supply chain relationships from field to fork

AHDB Potatoes’ Next Generation continued to explore GB’s diverse potato industry with a processing-focussed, whole supply chain day at McCain GB Foods...


French multinational company Sodexo to source cage-free only eggs by 2025

Sodexo has today announced that it will source only cage-free eggs for its global liquid and shell egg supply chain by 2025. Sodexo, the world’s le...


25 July 2016 | News,Rural Life
Kielder and Scottish Borders chosen as preferred areas for lynx reintroduction

Lynx UK Trust has revealed Kielder forest and the Scottish Borders as its preferred area for a trial reintroduction of wild cats. On Sunday 24 July...


English farmers give French chefs an insight into beef and lamb production

A group of top French chefs has been given an insight into beef and lamb production in England during a visit organised by AHDB Beef & Lamb. The gr...


A level students have an eye on egg technology

A visit to the Lakes Free Range Egg Company (The Lakes) gave sixth form students from Keswick School a very real lesson in technology at work. This...


25 July 2016 | Finance,Government,News
PM May visits Northern Ireland as farmers worry about trade

Prime Minister Theresa May has sought to reassure Northern Ireland's political leaders that there will be no border checks for goods entering the UK f...


25 July 2016 | Agri Safety,News,Rural Life
British public urged to act responsibly when walking dogs in countryside this summer

The British public are being urged to act responsibly when walking their dogs in the countryside this summer. As the UK heads into the holiday seas...


25 July 2016 | News,Produce,Products
Student creates new hydroponic farming system to utilise wasted space in shipping containers

An Imperial College London design engineering student has created a new hydroponic farming system to utilise wasted space in the shipping container in...


25 July 2016 | Finance,News,Rural Life
Insurance Act 2015 comes into force next month: How will it affect farmers?

Changes to the way business insurance is underwritten will be coming into force from 12 August next month, which could affect many farmers. The Act...


25 July 2016 | Feed and Forage,News,Top Tips
Liquid feeds key to maximising potential of first cut silages

Farmers looking to maximise the value of home-grown forages this winter are being encouraged to consider the role of liquid feeds. Bethany May, rum...


25 July 2016 | Government,News
Farming organisations urged to co-operate to produce a single post-Brexit plan

Farming organisations have been urged to cooperate to produce a single post-Brexit plan for British agriculture. Tenant Farmers Association Nationa...


Caged egg petition with 170,000 signatories gathers momentum amid worry from poultry sector

A schoolgirl who petitioned Tesco to stop the sale of caged hen eggs, with success, has turned her attention to Asda and Morrison's. The new petiti...


23 July 2016 | Arable,Crops and Cereals,News
£4m awarded for new UK-Brazil joint projects in wheat research

A £4 million investment has been made to support collaborations between UK and Brazilian scientists in wheat research. The investment, between the ...


Farmer and butcher win scholarship to travel to America and learn more of their trade

The recipients of the 2016 HCC Scholarship has been announced by Hybu Cig Cymru – Meat Promotion Wales (HCC) during a reception at the Royal Welsh Sho...


23 July 2016 | Dairy,Finance,News,Produce
Dairy farmers to be able to 'opt-in' for compensation to reduce milk production

Dairy producers will be able to voluntarily opt-in to a scheme for compensation to reduce their production, based on their own circumstances. For e...


Recognition for a plan to protect Cumbria's farming industry gathers momentum

A comprehensive plan is needed to protect Cumbria’s fragile agricultural industry, a cross-party delegation has said. A delegation of NFU represent...


22 July 2016 | Appointments,Finance,News
Defra axes 900 jobs as budget cuts continue

Defra has cut staff numbers by more than 900 in the past year according to statistics in its annual report while the department continues to face budg...


Industry urged to nominate farms worthy of receiving Scotch Beef Farm of the Year award

The organisers of the Scotch Beef Farm of the Year award are urging farmers and others involved in the industry to nominate farms they feel are worthy...


22 July 2016 | Machinery and Equipment,News
Scottish farmers reminded to apply for agricultural dispensation to move wide vehicles ahead of harvest

Scottish farmers and crofters are being reminded to apply for an agricultural dispensation from Police Scotland for wide vehicle movements ahead of ha...


22 July 2016 | News,Shows and Events
North Yorkshire property marking events target equestrian crime

Horse owners are being invited to a series of events to help fight equestrian-related crime. Free tack marking sessions have been arranged across N...


Brexit 'must not result in loss of devolved responsibility for Wales', Cabinet Secretary warns

Brexit must not result in a loss of devolved responsibility, the Rural Cabinet Secretary for Wales has said to Farm Minister George Eustice. Agricu...


22 July 2016 | Dairy,Finance,News
Higher priced milk brands aim to help struggling farmers

Would you pay a little extra for milk if that money goes back to the farmer? Almost two thirds of consumers said they would pay more for their dair...


BBC Radio series The Archers to feature Nuffield Farming Scholarships

The prestigious Nuffield Farming Scholarships Trust is featuring in the fictional BBC Radio 4 series, The Archers. Tom Archer’s interest in Nuffiel...


Farmers who voted Brexit 'now at dismay due to threat of farm payments'

Many farmers voted leave without fully realising the consequences, John Montagu, 11th Earl of Sandwich said during a House of Lords debate. The Hou...



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