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26 February 2017 | Online since 2003

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25 February 2017 | News,NFU,Property News,Rural Life

HS2 gains Royal Assent: NFU warns farmers must be treated fairly in construction phase
HS2 gains Royal Assent: NFU warns farmers must be treated fairly in construction phase

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25 February 2017 | Dairy,News
Muller announces new contract terms to its 1900 UK farmer suppliers

Dairy giant Muller has issued new contract terms to its 1,900 UK farmer suppliers. Muller said the new contracts were designed to deliver a competi...


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25 February 2017 | News,NFU,Property News,Rural Life
HS2 gains Royal Assent: NFU warns farmers must be treated fairly in construction phase

The National Farmers Union (NFU) has urged HS2 Ltd to treat farming communities fairly as the first phase of the controversial rail-line receives Roya...


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'Bring out your data!': Farmers encouraged to show off technology which helps capture data on farm

How to use images from a phone camera to estimate potato yield, analyse text messages to get closer to your customers and create scenarios to meet mar...


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24 February 2017 | News,Rural Life,Sheep
Five stolen pregnant ewes found in back of a Transit van after failing to stop

Five stolen sheep have been returned to their owner after they were found in the back of a Transit van which failed to stop for the police. The pre...


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24 February 2017 | Meat Processing,News,Pigs,Produce
'Today's ruling sends a strong signal to Russia': WTO confirms Russian pork ban is illegal

The World Trade Organisation's (WTO) Appellate Body today confirmed that Russia’s import bans on live pigs, pork and other pig products from the EU is...


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24 February 2017 | Agri Safety,Animal Health,News,Poultry
Bird flu found in small flock of chickens in Northumberland

The Government has confirmed H5N8 avian flu in a small flock of chickens at a farm near Haltwhistle, Northumberland. A 3km Protection Zone and a 10...


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24 February 2017 | Finance,News,Rural Life
Grant scheme worth £900,000 launched to help stimulate innovation in rural sector

A grant scheme worth almost £900,000 to help stimulate innovation in Northern Ireland’s agri-food industry has reopened. The Department of Agricult...


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24 February 2017 | Meat Processing,News,Supermarkets
FSA seeks to reassure consumers on contaminated meat reports

The Food Standards Agency (FSA) has said recent reports about contaminated meat entering the food chain do not 'give a complete picture' and have soug...


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24 February 2017 | Agri Safety,Animal Health,Cattle,Government,News
BSE negligible risk status will 'improve Northern Ireland global image abroad'

The World Organisation for Animal Health's Scientific Commission has recommended that Northern Ireland be recognised as having 'negligible risk' for B...


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24 February 2017 | News,Property News,Rural Life
Farmers still in the dark over status of Countryside Stewardship Scheme applications eight weeks later

Many farmers who applied for the mid-tier Countryside Stewardship Scheme are still waiting to hear from Natural England if they have been successful, ...


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24 February 2017 | Crops and Cereals,News
Vegan Society uses 'ten-a-day' study to further its cause - saying agriculture has an 'underlying problem'

The Vegan Society has said agriculture has an 'underlying problem', and has called on farmers to take up more fruit and vegetable farming. This com...


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24 February 2017 | Feed and Forage,Grassland,News
Surveys reveal importance of home-produced forage for farmers

At least 9 out of 10 farmers see forage and better use of grass silage as playing central roles in the future of their businesses. But in several v...


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24 February 2017 | Agri Safety,Animal Health,News,Pigs
Scientists produce pigs that may be protected from killer virus which costs industry billions

Scientists have produced pigs that may be protected from an infection that costs the swine industry billions each year. The team have used advanced...


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24 February 2017 | Agri Safety,Animal Health,News,Sheep
Livestock worrying at seven-year high in Scotland, figures show

Livestock-worrying in Scotland has hit a seven-year high following a sharp rise in the number of reported cases, according to NFU Scotland. The far...


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23 February 2017 | Agri Safety,Finance,News,Property News,Rural Life
Storm Doris could lead to more than 1,000 claims, says rural insurer NFU Mutual

Leading rural insurer NFU Mutual has said they estimate the damage from Storm Doris will lead to more than 1,000 claims across the UK. NFU Mutual, ...


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23 February 2017 | News,Rural Life
EE to use helium balloons to bring 4G to Britain's rural communities

Mobile provider EE has got plans to use high-flying balloons and drones to connect rural communities across the country. EE showed how it can use m...


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23 February 2017 | Arable,Crops and Cereals,News
Climate change could deplete mineral levels on agricultural land, research suggests

Climate change could increase the risk of the human diet being deficient in a vital mineral found in agricultural land named 'selenium', research has ...


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23 February 2017 | News,Renewables
Enough energy to power a village: Shropshire farmer awarded 'green accolade' for environmental work

A Shropshire farmer has been awarded a ‘green accolade’ for his environmental work, which includes exporting enough energy to power his neighbouring 5...


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23 February 2017 | Dairy,Finance,News,Organic,Produce
Organic milk cooperative increases member pool by 30 per cent

The Organic Milk Suppliers Cooperative (OMSCo) has signed new members to meet demand from its export business, increasing its milk pool by nearly 30% ...


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23 February 2017 | News
Police treating Scottish Borders farm fire as 'suspicious'

A fire that caused substantial damage to a farm building on the Scottish Borders is being treated as 'suspicious' by police in the area. No people ...


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23 February 2017 | Dairy,Finance,News
Milk prices 'back on track' says Arla chief executive

A rising supply of milk on world markets is likely to limit further gains in prices that have increased nearly 50 percent since a slump last year, Arl...


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23 February 2017 | Government,News,NFU,Produce,Shows and Events
'A clear message to the Government': Liam Fox to receive British produce hamper from farmers

Thirteen British farmers took to the NFU Conference stage to add produce to a specially created hamper of the finest British and Red Tractor food to b...


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23 February 2017 | Dairy,Government,News,NFU,Shows and Events
NFU announces three key areas of success for a post-Brexit dairy sector

The National Farmers Union (NFU) has announced three key areas for success in the dairy sector for a British post-Brexit landscape. They are: build...


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23 February 2017 | Arable,Finance,Market Reports,News,Products
UK nitrogen prices sees 50 per cent increase compared to last year

UK nitrogen prices have seen a 40 to 50 per cent increase compared to July 2016, largely due to global factors, especially urea pricing. Nitrogen p...


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23 February 2017 | Finance,Government,News,Property News,Rural Life
'Uncertain times': Rural land prices predicted to fall as Brexit uncertainty weighs heavy on the market

Demand for farmland in Great Britain has further decreased, having now declined for the last 18 months, according to a latest rural land market survey...


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23 February 2017 | Agri Safety,Animal Health,Cattle,Dairy,Husbandry,News
'RESETing' farmers mindset: Behavioural change model could influence farmers to reduce antibiotic use

Scientists have explained how a behavioural change model called RESET Mindset can positively influence dairy farmers and veterinarians to reduce their...


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23 February 2017 | Agri Safety,News,Rural Life,Sheep
Sheep rustlers steal 100 sheep worth £13,000 near Falkirk

Sheep rustlers have stolen almost 100 sheep, worth just under £13,000 in a farm near Falkirk, Scotland. The livestock was taken from a farm in Denn...