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21 February 2017 | Online since 2003

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21 February 2017 | Finance,News,NFU

'Money invested wisely': For every £1 investment in farm support, farming delivers £7.40 back
'Money invested wisely': For every £1 investment in farm support, farming delivers £7.40 back

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21 February 2017 | Government,News,Property News,Rural Life
Armagh farmer fined for damage to protected habitat

A landowner has been fined £3,400 at Newry Magistrates’ court, County Armagh for breaches of Environment Order legislation. Derek Johnston of 82D C...


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21 February 2017 | Government,News,NFU,Shows and Events
Experts at NFU Conference ponder over the 'big unanswered questions' over trade and investment post-Brexit

A panel of experts at the NFU Conference have toaday considered a number of the unanswered questions on the country’s future position on international...


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21 February 2017 | Government,News,NFU,Shows and Events
NFU urges government to give British farming a more certain future

National Farmers Union (NFU) has today (21 February) called the Defra secretary Andrea Leadsom to clarify the government's commitments to post-Brexit ...


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21 February 2017 | Government,Market Reports,News,NFU,Produce
Global sales of UK’s food and drink have hit £20bn mark for the first time

Global sales of the UK’s food and drink have hit the £20 billion mark for the first time, Environment Secretary Andrea Leadsom will announce today. ...


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21 February 2017 | Machinery and Equipment,News,Products
Bayer and Yara enter into a technology collaboration to provide farmers with digital tools

International agricultural organisations Bayer and Yara have entered into a software collaboration and technology license agreement to provide farmers...


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21 February 2017 | News,Rural Life,Shows and Events
'Help build public trust in farming': Open letter urges involvement in Open Farm Sunday

Farmers are being urged to open their gates for this year’s Open Farm Sunday on 11th June and 'proudly show the public all that you achieve and the br...


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21 February 2017 | Arable,Market Reports,News
Reports launched urging a future which prioritises soil health and biodiversity

Two reports have been launched today supporting a future which prioritises soil health and where land use contributes to mitigating the impacts of cli...


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21 February 2017 | Crops and Cereals,Education,News,Produce,Shows and Events
Farmers visit Aunt Bessie’s factory in Hull to learn how their wheat is turned into a Yorkshire Pudding

12 Yorkshire-based farmers visited the Aunt Bessie’s factory in Hull to witness first-hand how their locally grown wheat is turned into the food brand...


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21 February 2017 | Finance,News,NFU
'Money invested wisely': For every £1 investment in farm support, farming delivers £7.40 back

A new report from Development Economics says that for every £1 invested in farm support, farming delivers £7.40 back to the economy. For the first ...


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20 February 2017 | Agri Safety,News
Devon farmer dies after tractor overturns

A farmer from Devon has died after his tractor overturned killing him. Timothy Stewart Green was killed at his farm in East Portlemouth in the Sout...


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20 February 2017 | News,Property News,Rural Life
HS2 'land grab' plans reach end of the line

Powers which allow HS2 Ltd to buy up land not related to the railway for lucrative development will be removed from the High Speed Rail Bill by the Ho...


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20 February 2017 | News,Poultry,Supermarkets
Marks and Spencer gives financial commitment to free range egg producers in 'high risk' zones

Marks and Spencer has pledged to support free range egg producers who are forced to continue housing their birds after the end of February. The ret...


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20 February 2017 | Animal Health,Education,News,Poultry
Egg-free surrogate chickens produced in bid to save rare breeds

Hens that do not produce their own chicks have been developed for use as surrogates to lay eggs from rare breeds. The advance – using gene-editing ...


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20 February 2017 | News,Organic,Produce,Supermarkets
Strongest growth in demand for organic produce in over a decade

Organic foods in Britain are experiencing the strongest growth in customer demand for over a decade, according to major retailers. In the last year...


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20 February 2017 | Government,News
UK cautious over EU's youth-orientated Solidarity Corps initiative aimed at improving rural environment

The UK Government has given a cautious welcome to an EU-funded project which aims to get young people to volunteer in Europe's rural environment. L...


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20 February 2017 | Forestry,News
An industry worth half a billion: Wales launches forestry inquiry

The National Assembly’s Climate Change, Environment and Rural Affairs Committee is launching an inquiry into forestry and woodland policy in Wales. ...


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20 February 2017 | News,Rural Life
Farm businesses told to prepare for shake-up of the water market

Farm businesses in England have been told to prepare for a shake-up of the water market. From 1 April 2017, farm businesses will be able to choose ...


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20 February 2017 | Government,News,Rural Life,Sheep,Shows and Events
Brexit: Future of Welsh upland farming 'hanging in the balance'

The Brexit vote has led to the future of upland farming in Wales 'hanging in the balance', according to the sector. Organisers of a conference will...


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20 February 2017 | Arable,Crops and Cereals,Education,News
Can crops build roots in space? School experiment sends plants to zero-gravity

The first school experiment to test if plant cuttings build roots in zero gravity has been sent to the International Space Station (ISS). The trial...


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20 February 2017 | Finance,News,Rural Life
CLA sets out action plan for Ministers to avert rates crisis in rural areas

Rural organisation the CLA has set out an action plan for ministers to avert the 'impending business rates crisis'. The organisation says businesse...


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20 February 2017 | Appointments,News,Rural Life
26-year-old Edward Ford elected Chairman of National Federation of Young Farmers’ Clubs

For the first time in six years the Chairman of The National Federation of Young Farmers’ Clubs (NFYFC) is an ‘active’ farmer and will lead the organi...


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19 February 2017 | Finance,News,Rural Life
€4.6 billion EU farm support payments for Scotland ‘under threat by a hard Brexit’

The Scottish Government has warned that a ‘hard Brexit’ would wipe out funding for rural areas, potentially devastating Scotland’s farming and food se...


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19 February 2017 | Agri Safety,News,Rural Life
'Simply unacceptable': Northern Irish farmers remain soft targets for criminals, according to new figures

Latest crime statistics in Northern Ireland has prompted farmers to explain that rural businesses and the countryside remain soft targets for criminal...


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19 February 2017 | Agri Safety,Animal Health,Cattle,News
Scientists breed hornless cows which are unable to gore farmers or threaten dog walkers

Scientists are breeding hornless cows which are unable to gore farmers or threaten dog walkers. Animal geneticist Dr Alison Van Eenennaam, of the U...


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18 February 2017 | Animal Health,News,Poultry
Public spot 1,000 little chicks on the loose near Peterborough

The RSPCA was called on Friday (17 February) by members of the public who spotted around 1,000 little chicks running around Crowland, near Peterboroug...


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18 February 2017 | Finance,News,Rural Life
New business rates will 'cripple many rural businesses', union warns

The Farmers Union of Wales (FUW) has said new business rates will 'cripple' rural businesses. From April 2017, many businesses will see their busin...


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18 February 2017 | Meat Processing,News,Sheep,Supermarkets
Marks and Spencer commits to supplying 100 per cent Scotch lamb this year

Retailer Marks & Spencer has committed to supply 100 per cent Scotch lamb throughout the year. A new market has opened up for as many as 12,000 ext...