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21 November 2018 | Finance,News,NFU,Produce,Supermarkets

Farmers will 'bear brunt' of Sainsbury's and Asda merger, NFU says
Farmers will 'bear brunt' of Sainsbury's and Asda merger, NFU says

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21 November 2018 | Agri Safety and Rural Crime,News
Livestock worrying at 'all time high' in Northern Ireland, union warns

The Ulster Farmers’ Union says it is "disappointed" that two more farmers have been left to deal with the aftermath of dog attacks on livestock. Th...


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21 November 2018 | Finance,News
Farmers told to be aware of upcoming Making Tax Digital scheme

Farmers have been told to get to grips with the Government's new 'Making Tax Digital' scheme which comes into force in April 2019. The new scheme c...


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21 November 2018 | Crops and Cereals,News,NFU
Extreme weather: Farmers 'not yet out of the woods' but concerns linger

Although forecasts indicate no immediate risks, farmers are not yet 'out of the woods' in terms of the impact this year's extreme weather events could...


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21 November 2018 | Finance,News,Rural Life
Hike and Bike Challenge raises nearly £23,000 for farming charity

A farming charity has received a cheque for nearly £23,000 following a gruelling Hike and Bike Challenge undertaken by NFU Cymru. The two day chall...


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21 November 2018 | Education,Meat,News
Thousands take courses to increase support for red meat supply chain

More than 6,000 people have passed new meat education modules in a bid to increase support for the beef and lamb supply chain. At a time when organ...


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21 November 2018 | News,Renewables and Environment,Rural Life
Farmers protected from flooding thanks to £1.8m sea defence project

Fourteen landowners and farmers will be better protected from potentially catastrophic flooding thanks to a new £1.8m sea defence project. Located ...


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21 November 2018 | Education,News,Produce,Shows and Events
Food organisation set up by farmers awarded for educational efforts

An organisation set up by farmers which teaches children in over 400 schools about the importance of local food and provenance has been awarded for th...


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21 November 2018 | Agri Safety and Rural Crime,News
Landowner ordered to pay out nearly £13k for countryside waste crimes

A landowner who allowed two men to set up an illegal waste wood recycling business in the Devon countryside has been ordered to pay a total of £12,850...


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21 November 2018 | Finance,News,NFU,Produce,Supermarkets
Farmers will 'bear brunt' of Sainsbury's and Asda merger, NFU says

The proposed merger of Sainsbury’s and Asda could lead to increased pressure on farmers and reduce the choice and innovation of products available for...


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21 November 2018 | Meat,News
Thousands sign petition calling on council to stop non-stun meat

More than 3,500 people have signed a petition calling on a council to ban non-stun Halal meat being served in local schools. Schools in West Yorksh...


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20 November 2018 | Crops and Cereals,News
Scientists look at space-inspired speed breeding for crop improvement

Technology first used by NASA to grow plants extra-terrestrially is fast tracking improvements in a range of crops. Scientists have now improved th...


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20 November 2018 | Agri Safety and Rural Crime,News
Video released emphasising farm safety around overhead cables

A new safety video has been released by Northern Powergrid to help farmers stay safe around overhead cables. Large sections of the electricity dist...


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20 November 2018 | Animal Health,News,Poultry,Produce
'Negligible risk' in contracting bird flu from eating contaminated raw eggs

The chances of catching low pathogenic avian influenza from eating contaminated raw egg is negligible, according to a European Union report. The Eu...


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20 November 2018 | Finance,News
Rural Insurance partners with UK Agricultural Finance to offer new funding

Rural Insurance has teamed up with specialist agricultural business lender, UK Agricultural Finance (UKAF), to provide farmers and landowners with acc...


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20 November 2018 | Animal Health,News,Pigs
Chief Vet warns hauliers of risk of bringing swine fever into UK

The Chief Veterinary Officer of the UK has warned hauliers of the risks of bringing African swine fever into the UK. Christine Middlemiss has writt...



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20 November 2018 | Agri Safety and Rural Crime,News
‘Evil duty’: Major farm blaze thought to be arson destroys 3,000 bales

A farmer has labelled the perpetrator of a huge deliberate farm fire which destroyed more than 3,000 bales as “evil”. A major blaze at Stanton Hous...


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20 November 2018 | Agri Safety and Rural Crime,News
Farmer who fell off tractor emphasises height safety

Farmers have been urged to follow strict procedures when working at heights to avoid severe injuries and even death. Falls from height are the seco...


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20 November 2018 | Government,News
MPs hear of farmers’ concerns regarding ‘disastrous’ Brexit deal

A cross section of MPs have attended a House of Commons event to hear about the impact a poor Brexit deal will have on Welsh agriculture. Welsh MPs...


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20 November 2018 | Cattle,Meat,News
Five new Estimated Breeding Values developed

Five new livestock traits that farmers are directly paid for have been developed to help improve profits by producing more beef animals that meet targ...


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20 November 2018 | Agri Safety and Rural Crime,News,Poultry
'Gruesome discovery' as 30 chickens found dead amid poisoning fear

More than 30 chickens have been found dead having been frothing from the mouth and blood on their combs amid fears they have been poisoned. The chi...


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20 November 2018 | Dairy,Finance,News
Muller to offer farmers animal health incentive with additional 0.5ppl

Farmers who supply Muller are being offered an additional payment worth half a pence per litre if they commit to three animal health initiatives. M...


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19 November 2018 | Finance,News
Farming input increase of 7.8% driven by fuel costs

The cost of farming inputs has increased by 7.8% in the twelve months between September 2017 and September 2018, a new report shows. This was drive...


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19 November 2018 | Finance,News
UK farmer-owned cooperative announces record turnover

A UK farmer-owned cooperative based in Suffolk has reported its highest ever annual turnover of £195 million. Fram Farmers Group, an inputs purchas...


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19 November 2018 | Agri Safety and Rural Crime,News
Farm worker suffers injuries after becoming trapped under tractor

A farm worker has suffered serious injuries after becoming trapped under a tractor. The worker suffered the injuries after becoming trapped under h...


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19 November 2018 | Meat,News,Produce
Farmers urge public to buy local this Christmas

Farmers are urging the British public to keep their Christmas shopping local to show support for rural and farming businesses. The festive season i...


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19 November 2018 | Education,News,Produce,Sheep
University creates wool with sheep from its own farm

The University of Glasgow has created its own brand of knitting yarn made with wool from sheep reared on its own farm. Cochno Wool is a wool in fou...


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19 November 2018 | Meat,News
Heatwave boosts meat sales amid declining consumption

This summer's sizzling heatwave coupled with England's performance at the World Cup boosted red meat sales amid declining consumption. Burgers and ...



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