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16 January 2019 | Government,News

Farm groups warn MPs of 'no deal' impact as May's Brexit is defeated
Farm groups warn MPs of 'no deal' impact as May's Brexit is defeated

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16 January 2019 | Dairy,Finance,News
First Milk announces February milk price decrease

British farmer-owned First Milk has announced its milk price will decrease by 0.25p per litre from February. The dairy co-operative has today (16 J...


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16 January 2019 | News,NFU,Rural Life
Sixteen percent of farmers now have access to superfast broadband

Sixteen percent of farmers now have access to superfast broadband, an increase of 12 percent since 2015, the NFU's latest broadband survey shows. B...


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16 January 2019 | Animal Health,Cattle,News
£1m project sets out to discover what causes lameness in dairy cows

A new £1m research project will set out to discover what causes lameness in dairy cows, an issue which costs the industry around £250m a year. On a...


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16 January 2019 | Arable,Crops and Cereals,Machinery and Equipment,News
Small Robot Company raises £1m in quest for sustainable farming

A British agri-tech company which advocates sustainable farming by using robots on-farm has secured more than £1.2m through an online crowdfunding cam...


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16 January 2019 | Government,News
Farm groups warn MPs of 'no deal' impact as May's Brexit is defeated

Farming groups have come together to highlight how a 'no deal' Brexit will bring 'severe impacts' as the likelihood of such a scenario becomes likelie...


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16 January 2019 | Agri Safety and Rural Crime,News,Renewables and Environment
Dairy farmer ordered to pay £7000 after polluting stream

A dairy farmer has been ordered to pay over £7000 after being found guilty of allowing slurry to pollute a watercourse. Peter Joules, who farms at ...


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15 January 2019 | News,Poultry
Egg photo becomes most liked image on Instagram ever

An egg, posted to the Instagram account world_record_egg on January 4, has become the most liked image on Instagram, racking up more than 40 million l...


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15 January 2019 | Animal Health,Cattle,Government,News,Rural Life
Watchdog rules 'no further action' after personal farm data leaked

A watchdog has ruled that ‘no further action’ is required following the accidental release of personal farm details by Welsh government. Both the f...


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15 January 2019 | Arable,Crops and Cereals,News,Products
Canada stands by decision to keep glyphosate products on market

Canadian scientists have defended their conclusion that glyphosate is safe after the country's health regulator received eight notices of objection. ...


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15 January 2019 | News,Produce,Products
EU's food safety system 'backlogged' and 'overstretched', auditors say

The European Union's food safety system is 'overstretched' and does not have the capacity to implement the system fully, auditors have warned. The ...


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15 January 2019 | Government,News,Renewables and Environment
Tenant farmers have 'unique challenges' in implementing Clean Air Strategy

Tenant farmers have urged Defra in delivering its Clean Air Strategy to understand the “unique challenges” facing those who do not own the land they f...


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15 January 2019 | Government,News
Irish farmers face 'armageddon' as UK nears Brexit

Irish farmers are facing a potential “armageddon” scenario as the UK nears its Brexit date, according to the Irish Farmers' Association (IFA). IFA ...


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15 January 2019 | Arable,Crops and Cereals,News,Shows and Events
AHDB Milling Wheat Conference to look closer at quality

Selecting the right variety through to meeting specification for the baking of a quality loaf will be explored at the AHDB Milling Wheat Conference fo...


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15 January 2019 | News,Rural Life,Sheep,Shows and Events
94-year-old 'shepherding legend' scoops prestigious award

A 94-year-old 'shepherding legend' has scooped an award dedicated to recognising farmers who make a significant contribution to farming in the Inner H...


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15 January 2019 | Dairy,News,Products,Renewables and Environment
Dairy processor Muller rolls out new recyclable milk cap

Dairy processor Muller has rolled out a new recyclable milk cap which uses 13% less plastic material in a bid to bolster its environmental credentials...



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15 January 2019 | Government,News,NFU
Farmers will 'struggle to survive' if UK leaves with 'no deal', NFU President warns

Many British farms will “struggle to survive” if the United Kingdom leaves the European Union with 'no deal', the NFU president has warned. During ...


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15 January 2019 | Agri Safety and Rural Crime,News,Sheep
Man ordered to pay out nearly £1,000 after dog kills 13 sheep

A man has been given a 12 month community order and ordered to pay out nearly £1,000 after his dog killed at least 13 sheep. At least 13 sheep were...


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15 January 2019 | Finance,Government,News
Gove will pay out 'billions' to farmers in 'no deal' scenario, Scottish govt vows

The UK government will have to pay out billions of pounds to farmers if the UK leaves the EU with 'no deal', the Scottish government has warned. Sc...


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14 January 2019 | Crops and Cereals,News
Major fund to tackle uncertainty around future of sprout suppressant

Potato store managers will benefit from an £800,000 fund for sprout suppression and storage advice as the uncertainty around the future of Chlorpropha...


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14 January 2019 | Agri Safety and Rural Crime,News
Tractor recovered by police before owner knew it had been stolen

A tractor which was stolen in Essex was recovered by the police before the owner knew it had been stolen. On Friday, January 11, officers from Chel...


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14 January 2019 | News,Property News
'Over-egging the pudding': Brexit farmland value impact queried by law expert

Research which shows farmland values falling by a fifth due to Brexit may be over-exaggerated, according to an agricultural law expert. Recent rese...


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14 January 2019 | Cattle,Finance,News
Scottish prime cattle prices 4% lower in 2019 compared to last year

Scottish prime cattle prices have started the year 4% lower than at the start of 2018, with the wider European beef market also down around 3% in Euro...


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14 January 2019 | Education,Finance,News,Rural Life
College awarded £48,000 to train 30 people in agriculture

The Southern Regional College have been awarded £48,000 to train people from both farming and non-farming backgrounds in agriculture and countryside m...


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14 January 2019 | Finance,Government,News,Sheep
Scottish hill farmers 'need clarity' on future support, rural group says

Farmers in Scotland’s most fragile rural areas need clarity on how hill and upland livestock production is going to be supported in future, a rural gr...


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14 January 2019 | Machinery and Equipment,News,Shows and Events
Lamma's move indoors to Birmingham's NEC hailed a success

Lamma's move to the NEC in Birmingham has been hailed a great success by the farming industry and the thousands of visitors who attended the two-day e...


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14 January 2019 | News,Produce,Supermarkets
Top retailers selling imported produce under British farm banners

Retailers are increasingly selling imported produce below banners which back British farming, an investigation has found. Seven of the UK's top sup...


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14 January 2019 | Agri Safety and Rural Crime,Cattle,News
Dozens of cattle rescued after lorry overturns in Northern Ireland

Firefighters have rescued 39 cattle from an overturned articulated lorry in County Fermanagh, Northern Ireland. The incident happened on Cavan Road...



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