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21 July 2017 | Online since 2003

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21 July 2017 | Finance,Government,News,Property News

Farmers must earn future subsidies under new 'Green Brexit' plan, says Michael Gove
Farmers must earn future subsidies under new 'Green Brexit' plan, says Michael Gove

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21 July 2017 | News
Arla raises August milk price by under one pence

Arla is raising its milk price to owners by one eurocent per kilogramme from 1 August. When the increase in the on-account price is applied to the ...


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21 July 2017 | Finance,News,Rural Life,Top Tips
Bank warns farmers losing thousands to invoice scammers

Agricultural businesses are being warned to be vigilant following an increase in invoice redirection scams - costing businesses thousands of pounds. ...


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21 July 2017 | Finance,Forestry,News
£13m fund to help farmers plant more trees, grants available

A £13 million fund has been announced to help landowners plant more trees in a bid to protect wildlife and reduce flood risk. Farmers and land mana...


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21 July 2017 | Finance,News,Property News
Farmland prices in England fell in second quarter of 2017

The average value of farmland in England and Wales fell by 1.7% to £7,313 an acre in the second quarter of 2017, according to the latest data. Howe...


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21 July 2017 | News,Rural Life,Sheep,Shows and Events
Eight-hour slow-motion film consisting of sheep grazing to hit red carpet

An eight-hour slow-motion film consisting just of sheep grazing, with no plot, dialogue or actors has unveiled its trailer its red-carpet premiere. ...


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21 July 2017 | Agri Safety,News
Devon man dies after trapping himself under trailer on farm

There has been another fatal farm accident after a man became trapped under his trailer in Devon. The man, Todd Riggs from Holsworthy, died after b...


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21 July 2017 | Finance,Government,Grassland,News,Rural Life
CLA unveils new vision of post-Brexit farm support - the Land Management Contract

The CLA has unveiled a new vision of farm support after the UK leaves the EU, one which redeploys public money in a way that rewards farmers for manag...


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21 July 2017 | Finance,Government,News,Property News
Farmers must earn future subsidies under new 'Green Brexit' plan, says Michael Gove

Future farm subsidies must be assessed on environmental and public benefits the land brings rather than simply how much land is owned, Defra secretary...


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20 July 2017 | Finance,Government,News
Rural Payments Agency sees significant increase in complaints

The Rural Payments Agency (RPA) has seen a significant increase in the volume of complaints recorded, according to government statistics. Queries r...


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20 July 2017 | Agri Safety,Finance,Government,News
Union seeks court action over 'grossly unfair' cross compliance penalties

A farming union is seeking a second judicial review of a decision by the Northern Irish government to impose cross compliance penalties over an accide...


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20 July 2017 | Finance,Government,Grassland,News
Union secures greening rule change commitment from Scottish government

NFU Scotland has secured a commitment from the Scottish government that several rules associated with the Greening element of farm support will be cha...


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20 July 2017 | Agri Safety,News,Shows and Events,Top Tips
Farming industry gears up for this year's Farm Safety Week

The farming industry is gearing up for this year's National Farm Safety Week, taking place next week, 24 - 28 July. Organised by the Farm Safety Fo...


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20 July 2017 | Animal Health,News,Pigs
Pig industry hits back at negative reporting of 'mega farms'

The pig industry has hit back at recent reports of the increasing number of 'mega farms' in the UK, saying they have 'excellent resources' to maintain...


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20 July 2017 | Finance,Market Reports,News,Pigs
Producer share of retail pork prices hits new high

The producer share of retail pork prices has hit a high that hasn't been seen since 2009. The share of pork retail prices received by producers inc...


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20 July 2017 | Crops and Cereals,News,Shows and Events
British Potato Industry Award nominations now open!

Nominations for the coveted ‘British Potato Industry Award’ and ‘AHDB Above and Beyond Award’ are now open. The British Potato Industry Awards cele...


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20 July 2017 | Diversification,News,Rural Life,Shows and Events
Farm diversification award shortlist shows magnitude of rural entrepreneurialism

A thriving wedding venue born from a derelict sheep farm and a rural healthcare service are just some of the businesses shortlisted for an annual even...


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20 July 2017 | Agri Safety,News,Rural Life,Sheep
Ten lambs stolen in Yorkshire as police warn of increasing number of livestock crimes

Police are appealing for information and urging rural residents to be vigilant after ten lambs were stolen from a field near Harrogate, North Yorkshir...


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20 July 2017 | Agri Safety,Animal Health,Cattle,Government,News
Fears of unanswered questions remain as Eustice announces new proposals for bovine TB

Farm minister George Eustice has outlined new proposals to catch bovine TB early on in herds, including the re-introduction of the Badger Edge Vaccina...


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20 July 2017 | Finance,News,Property News,Rural Life
Herefordshire farmer ordered to leave land as council moves to fund 'struggling services'

A Herefordshire farmer's bid to buy land he rented for 14 years has been rejected after county councillors wish to sell its tenant farms to fund 'stru...


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19 July 2017 | Agri Safety,Government,News
EU will only extend glyphosate if there is enough support

The EU has said it will only extend its approval of glyphosate if there is enough support from Member States. European Health and Food Safety Commi...


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19 July 2017 | Appointments,Finance,News
Paul Caldwell to be permanent Chief Executive of Rural Payments Agency

Paul Caldwell will be the new permanent Chief Executive of the Rural Payments Agency, it has been announced. Mark Grimshaw, RPA's former chief exec...


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19 July 2017 | News,Products,Rural Life
Survey shows farms still missing out on decent mobile phone and broadband service

Farmers are still struggling with mobile phone coverage and access to reliable internet with many experiencing poor connection, a new survey has found...


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19 July 2017 | Agri Safety,News,Sheep
37 sheep stolen from farm in County Durham

Thirty-seven Texel sheep have been stolen from a farm near Darlington, County Durham. The sheep were taken by rustlers from Bracks Farm, near Heigh...


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19 July 2017 | Government,News,Top Tips
Food bodies sign letter urging protection for UK's 'world leading' food and farming

Twenty-six leading food and drink bodies from across the supply chain have issued a joint letter agreeing 10 priorities to protect UK food security po...


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Supporting pollinators helps improve crop yields creating 'win-win' situation, group says

Farmers have been told to support pollinators and crop pest predators to help improve crop yields, delivering a 'win-win' for farming and wildlife. ...


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19 July 2017 | Agri Safety,Animal Health,Husbandry,News,Pigs
West Yorkshire farmer fined £4000 for feeding meat sandwiches to pigs

A West Yorkshire farmer has been fined for feeding sandwiches filled with meat to his pigs. Halifax council officers said the farmer broke legislat...


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19 July 2017 | News,Produce,Rural Life,Shows and Events
Farmers take their 'Proud to Produce' message on the road

The role of farmers as providers of food, environment and the landscape has been highlighted in NFU Cymru's new bale sticker campaign. Ahead of the...