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23 May 2017 | Online since 2003

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23 May 2017 | Animal Health,Cattle,News

New report recommends regionalised approach to tackling bovine TB in Wales
New report recommends regionalised approach to tackling bovine TB in Wales

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23 May 2017 | News,Property News,Rural Life
Essex hunt to pay 'substantial damages' after evicting tenant farmer

The Court of Appeal has said an Essex hunt has to pay 'substantial damages' and legal costs for evicting a farmer from land near Burnham-on-Crouch. ...


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23 May 2017 | News,Rural Life,Supermarkets
Sainsbury’s unveils new sourcing approach to give support to farmers worldwide

Sainsbury’s has announced a new approach to the way it sources key crops and ingredients, such as tea and coffee. The retailer will seek to empower...


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23 May 2017 | Finance,Meat Processing,News,Produce
Pig producers receive highest share of retail price since July 2014

Pig producers are receiving the largest share of the retail price since July 2014. The share of pork retail prices received by producers increased ...


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23 May 2017 | Crops and Cereals,News,Renewables
Sequencing of sunflower genome could help develop climate-resistant crops

A breakthrough in the sequencing of the sunflower genome could help in developing crops that are better able to adapt to climate change. This new r...


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Borger showcases 'easy and highly effective' Bioselect separator

For easy and highly effective separation of slurry at AD plants and farms, Borger will be showcasing its Bioselect separator on Stand D211 at UK AD & ...


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23 May 2017 | Agri Safety,Animal Health,News,Sheep
Oxfordshire farmer fined £1,200 after sheep left to rot on land

An Oxfordshire farmer has been fined more than £1,200 after five dead sheep were found rotting on his land. 54 year-old James Edward Hedges from Bl...


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23 May 2017 | Government,News,Renewables
General election: Policies for on-farm renewable energy and the environment

The biomass and anaerobic digestion sector, which farmers commonly use as a way to digest their waste into renewable energy, has spoken about politica...


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23 May 2017 | Animal Health,News,Sheep
Sheep farmers reporting first cases of blowfly strike

With spring well underway and temperatures rising, sheep farmers are reporting first cases of blowfly strike. Cases have now been reported in over ...


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23 May 2017 | Animal Health,Cattle,News
New report recommends regionalised approach to tackling bovine TB in Wales

A 'refreshed approach' is needed to re-examine how to eradicate bovine TB from Welsh cattle, according to a new report from a National Assembly commit...


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22 May 2017 | Dairy,Education,News,NFU
NFU Scotland calls for school milk scheme to be expanded

NFU Scotland has called for Scotland’s School Milk Scheme to be expanded, allowing the nation’s schoolchildren to enjoy fresh milk and have local chee...


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22 May 2017 | Agri Safety,Arable,News,Products
European Commission to propose extending glyphosate by 10 years

The European Commission will propose extending by 10 years its approval of the herbicide glyphosate. A transatlantic row over possible risks to hum...


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22 May 2017 | Dairy,Finance,Market Reports,News
Arla UK decreases June milk price

Arla UK has decreased its June milk price by 0.4p per litre despite the company holding prices for the rest of its 9,500 producers in Europe. This ...


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22 May 2017 | Agri Safety,News,Rural Life,Sheep
Hundred sheep go missing in the Yorkshire Dales

Police are appealing for witnesses after a hundred horned sheep went missing from moorland in the Yorkshire Dales. The sheep, which all had two red...


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Farm-bound sludge teems with 700,000 tiny plastic fibres, research shows

New research has shown plastic pollution, caused by hundreds of thousands of microfibres, has travelled to as far as Britain’s farms. An astonishin...


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22 May 2017 | Crops and Cereals,News,Produce,Shows and Events
Support local produce for British Tomato Week, urge growers

To mark British Tomato Week (22-28 May), the British Tomato Growers’ Association has commissioned research that looks into the purchasing attitudes an...


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22 May 2017 | Finance,News,Renewables
Report clears farmers of misusing renewable heat incentive scheme

Northern Irish poultry and mushroom farmers have been cleared of any suggestion that they have misused the renewable heat incentive (RHI) scheme. T...


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22 May 2017 | Agri Safety,News,Property News,Rural Life
North Yorkshire police in overnight 'crackdown' on rural criminals

North Yorkshire Police and local Rural Watch volunteers took part in a multi-force operation in a bid to tackle travelling criminals operating between...


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22 May 2017 | News,Produce
Welsh Laverbread awarded EU protected food status

Welsh Laverbread is the latest British product to join the prestigious list of foods awarded protected status by the European Commission. It joins ...


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22 May 2017 | Agri Safety,News
58 year-old West Yorkshire farm worker dies in accident

A 58 year-old farm worker has died following an accident on a farm in Marsden, West Yorkshire. Father-of-three Richard Bray is believed to have die...


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22 May 2017 | News,Rural Life,Shows and Events
Farmer who built thriving dairy farm from nothing named Devon's Farmer of the Year

A farmer who has built up a thriving dairy farm from nothing, overcoming many challenges along the way, has been named Devon’s Farmer of the Year at t...


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22 May 2017 | Animal Health,Meat Processing,News,Pigs
Virus stemming from European pig farms infecting thousands of Brits a year, doctors say

Tens of thousands of British people are being infected with a potentially deadly liver virus in pork produce mostly imported from Europe, say doctors....


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21 May 2017 | Agri Safety,News,NFU
Three recent fatalities involving older farmers prompts NFU safety warning

Three recent accidents involving older farmers and agricultural workers has spurred on the National Farmers' Union to highlight the importance of safe...


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21 May 2017 | Agri Safety,Animal Health,Dairy,News,Produce
Farming union slams vegan campaign as 'dishonest' and 'misleading'

A farming union has heavily criticised a vegan campaign widely seen in the UK at the moment, saying the message is 'dishonest'. Ulster Farmers’ Uni...


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20 May 2017 | News,NFU,Renewables,Supermarkets
Tesco to encourage suppliers to reduce greenhouse gas emissions

Retailer giant Tesco has committed to 100 percent renewable electricity by 2030 and 65 percent by 2020. Tesco will join other private-sector leader...


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20 May 2017 | Dairy,News,Shows and Events
Prize fund reaches staggering height of £20K at UK Dairy Day 2017

Showing competitors at this year’s UK Dairy Day have the chance to take home significant monetary prizes as this year’s total fund reaches an impressi...


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20 May 2017 | Finance,Government,News,Property News
Flintshire council farm sell-off continues with 72 acre dairy unit

A dairy farm in Wales is the latest to be sold off by Flintshire County Council as it sells off its property estate to raise £15m. This follows the...


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20 May 2017 | Animal Health,Government,News,Pigs
Pig farmers urge next Government to notice UK's 'world-leading standards'

The National Pig Association (NPA) is using its General Election manifesto to call for a 'fair and balanced' deal for British pig farmers from the nex...