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22 September 2017 | Online since 2003

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22 September 2017 | Dairy,Finance,News

'Dairy farmers are not slaves': Protest group warns about long-term fixed price contracts
'Dairy farmers are not slaves': Protest group warns about long-term fixed price contracts

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22 September 2017 | Agri Safety,Machinery and Equipment,News
Witness appeal following theft of two tractors from farms in Dorset

Police have appealed for witnesses following the theft of two tractors from farms in West Dorset. The first incident happened overnight sometime be...


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22 September 2017 | Agri Safety,Animal Health,Cattle,News
NI introduces badger testing in two disease hotspots

The Northern Irish government has announced additional measures for TB controls, including measures to test badgers in two disease hotspots as a poten...


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22 September 2017 | Animal Health,Appointments,News
British Veterinary Association appoints John Fishwick as new president

The British Veterinary Association has announced the appointment of its new president, John Fishwick. Mr Fishwick replaces Gudrun Ravetz, who began...


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22 September 2017 | Crops and Cereals,Government,News,Produce
Exchange rate and other favourable countries sees UK migrant labour shortage

There has been a shortage of between 10 and 20 per cent of seasonal workers coming from the EU because of exchange rates and an increasing affluence ...


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22 September 2017 | Market Reports,Meat Processing,News,Produce,Supermarkets
Figures show strong meat sales in growth of 'flexitarian' diets

Figures have been released which look at meat sales in the face of intensified media coverage on the growth of diets featuring less meat which has giv...


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22 September 2017 | News,Poultry,Produce,Supermarkets
FSA drops top nine retailers from annual campylobacter survey

The Food Standards Agency has dropped the top nine retailers from its campylobacter survey to instead focus on smaller establishments, where the body ...


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22 September 2017 | Dairy,Finance,News
'Dairy farmers are not slaves': Protest group warns about long-term fixed price contracts

Protest group Farmers for Action (FFA) has warned Northern Irish farmers against signing up to long term fixed price contracts because dairy farmers a...


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22 September 2017 | Agri Safety,Machinery and Equipment,News
Young man seriously injured in farm accident in Cambridgeshire

A young man has been seriously hurt in a farm accident in Cambridgeshire, prompting an emergency helicopter to take him to hospital. Medics from th...


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21 September 2017 | Agri Safety,News
Hundreds of tonnes of straw set alight in suspected arson attack on farm

Hundreds of tonnes of straw were set on fire at a farm just outside Cambridgeshire earlier this week. A police investigation has now been launched ...


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21 September 2017 | Agri Safety,Education,News
NI farming families urged to 'Stop and Think' about farm safety

With six lives lost within the Northern Ireland farming community so far this year and a further 100 accidents per month on farms, farming families ha...


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21 September 2017 | Education,News,Produce
Royal Agricultural University’s pledge to be a 'provenance champion'

The Royal Agricultural University is to become the first university in the UK to declare itself a Provenance Champion by publishing and certifying the...


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21 September 2017 | Crops and Cereals,Government,News,NFU,Rural Life
Possible lack of labour sparks fear in farming industry following Home Office leak

The National Farmers Union has voiced its fears about a possible shortage of workers following the leak of a Home Office document revealing post-Brexi...


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21 September 2017 | News,Property News,Rural Life
Farmers urged to help survival of grey partridge by counting them

Farmers are being urged to get involved in a project which helps to conserve a much-loved bird, the grey partridge. The Game & Wildlife Conservatio...


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21 September 2017 | News,Property News,Renewables
Farmers demand government action over fracking liability

Landowners and farmers concerned they are being left potentially liable if something goes wrong in the fracking process have demanded action from the ...


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21 September 2017 | Agri Safety,Arable,Government,News,NFU
Neonics ban will 'seriously impede ability' to grow crops, survey shows

British arable farmers have deep concerns regarding the European Commission's proposal to ban all outdoor uses of neonicotinoid seed treatments in the...



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Current model for the farming industry is 'broken', agri-tech firm warns

An agri-tech organisation has said advances in technology have driven a huge labour increase but farm outputs have remained static since the 1980s. ...


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21 September 2017 | Agri Safety,Animal Health,News,Rural Life,Sheep
Deal agreed to insure UK's entire sheep population against lynx attacks

The Lynx UK Trust has announced an agreement that will insure the UK's whole sheep population against lynx attacks throughout a proposed trial to rein...


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21 September 2017 | Arable,Crops and Cereals,News,Organic,Produce
Ikea's vision for the future of farming on display in the heart of London

Ikea is bringing vertical farming into the heart of London to show off its vision for the future of farming. The pop-up vertical farm will be broug...


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21 September 2017 | Agri Safety,News,Sheep
Lambs have ears ripped off in suspected dog attack on Scottish Borders farm

Four lambs have suffered "brutal injuries", with three of them having their ears ripped off, in a suspected dog attack in the Scottish Borders. The...


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20 September 2017 | News,Organic,Produce,Supermarkets
Make schools serve only organic produce, Scottish MSP says

A Scottish MSP has called for the country's schools and hospitals to serve only organic food. Mark Ruskell, a Green Party member of the Scottish Pa...


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20 September 2017 | Government,News,NFU,Shows and Events
Future agricultural growth will be fuelled by overseas labour, NFU Deputy says

Access to overseas labour will be needed to drive future economic growth in the agricultural industry, the deputy president of the NFU has said. Co...


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20 September 2017 | Crops and Cereals,Government,News,Produce,Supermarkets
UN calls for zero tolerance on food loss and waste

The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) has called for a renewed global commitment to zero tolerance for food loss and waste. Ac...


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20 September 2017 | Government,News,Renewables
'Stonewalling' of ammonia emission problem hinders farmers, union warns

A farming union has criticised the position taken by Government on ammonia emissions, saying that there has been no progress towards finding a solutio...


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20 September 2017 | Finance,Forestry,News,Property News
Grants worth thousands to provide farmers funding to grow woodland

The Forestry Commission is encouraging farmers and landowners to apply for funding for woodland creation available through the 2018 Countryside Stewar...


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20 September 2017 | News,Rural Life
Countryside Alliance accuses BBC of double standards on impartiality

A new ruling by the BBC on the use of social media by a freelance BBC presenter has raised allegations of double standards from the Countryside Allian...


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20 September 2017 | Agri Safety,Animal Health,Cattle,Government,Husbandry,News
Labour seeks answers over Government's 'dramatic' badger cull plans

The Labour Party has written to the Government seeking answers over its decision to implement the badger cull more widely. Eleven additional licenc...


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20 September 2017 | Government,News
Liberal Democrats 'must hold government to account' on farming issues

The Liberal Democrats has been urged to hold the Government to account on farming and countryside issues, and not to overlook rural communities. Co...