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



23 July 2016 | Dairy,Finance,News,Produce

Dairy farmers to be able to 'opt-in' for compensation to reduce milk production



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...


22 July 2016 | Agri Safety,News
Northern Ireland farmer sentenced to three months in prison for animal welfare offences

Farmer Ryan Murphy 29, of Tullyreagh Road, Glarryford, Ballymena, was today sentenced at Ballymena Magistrates’ Court on a number of animal welfare an...


22 July 2016 | News,Shows and Events
Cardiff dairy farmer Abi Reader crowned Wales Woman Farmer of the Year

Abi Reader, a dairy farmer from Cardiff has been crowned the NFU Cymru / Principality Building Society Wales Woman Farmer of the Year at the Royal Wel...


Farmers urged to be vigilant after imported soya hulls from Argentina may be contaminated

Livestock farmers have been warned to be vigilant after an industry warning that batches of imported soya hulls from Argentina may be contaminated wit...


22 July 2016 | News,Produce,Sheep
New British wool labels promote unique British strength

The British Wool Marketing Board (BWMB) has launched the new British Wool Premium Label Partnership with manufacturers that want to promote a higher c...


NFU meets new Defra Environment Secretary Andrea Leadsom to discuss vision for post-Brexit farming

The National Farmers Union has today met with the new Defra Secretary of State and outlined an ambitious vision for UK agriculture. NFU President M...


JCB celebrates 25 years production of the Fastrac tractor

JCB is celebrating 25 years production of the Fastrac – a range of agricultural tractors that remain unique to this day. It was JCB Chairman Anthon...


'Brexit will provide regulatory approaches to crop protection chemicals on robust risk assessment'

Brexit will provide a unique opportunity for the UK to base its regulatory approaches to crop protection chemicals on robust risk assessment, the Brit...


Local demo days showcase exciting arable innovations

Exciting crop innovations and in depth conversations on how arable varieties perform, interact and suit farmers, were very much the talk of Syngenta’s...


21 July 2016 | News,Renewables
'Weaknesses' in certifying sustainable biofuels 'could undermine' EU's 2020 renewable energy goals

Weaknesses in the system of certifying sustainable biofuels could undermine the basis of the EU’s 2020 targets for renewable energy in transport. A...


21 July 2016 | Dairy,Finance,News
Arla holds August milk price at 19.05ppl

The Arla Foods amba on-account price for conventional milk is unchanged during August 2016 at 19.05ppl. Commenting on the decision, Arla Foods boar...


21 July 2016 | News,Shows and Events
George Eustice displays positive message for post-Brexit farming at Royal Welsh

George Eustice, the government minister for farming and food, took the opportunity to discuss about 'exciting opportunities' available to British agri...


Use of medicine used to 'dry-off' dairy cattle suspended

Farmers are being asked to stop using 'Velactis' following a suspension by the Veterinary Medicines Directorate (VMD). The suspension has been acti...


21 July 2016 | Finance,News,Rural Life
Prince Charles launches scheme to help small farmers

Vulnerable small farms across the UK will get free business support and one-to-one guidance from a new scheme launched today by the Prince's Countrysi...


21 July 2016 | Forestry,News
Forestry Commission asks public to keep an eye out for an exotic pest

The Forestry Commission is asking people to join its tree health surveyors in keeping an eye out for an exotic pest. Oriental chestnut gall wasp (O...


21 July 2016 | News,Shows and Events
Wales 'lacks capacity' for post-Brexit farming policy, says Welsh Tory leader

Wales doesn't have the capacity nor did it have any pre-planning for its agriculture policy post-Brexit, according to Welsh Conservative leader Andrew...



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