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21 October 2017 | Online since 2003

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21 October 2017 | Agri Safety,News,NFU,Rural Life

Farmers demand action as fly-tipping in countryside 'spirals out of control'
Farmers demand action as fly-tipping in countryside 'spirals out of control'

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21 October 2017 | Agri Safety,News,NFU,Rural Life
Farmers demand action as fly-tipping in countryside 'spirals out of control'

Farmers are urging the government to take action to protect the countryside from fly-tippers who are ruining Britain's landscape with "giant piles of ...


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20 October 2017 | Government,News,NFU
NFU warns patience is running out as EU prepares for 'Phase 2' of Brexit talks

Donald Tusk has said EU leaders have given the "green light" for preparations to begin on post-Brexit trade talks. After months of slow progress, P...


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20 October 2017 | Dairy,Finance,News
Arla's November milk price remains unchanged at 32.3ppl

Arla’s price for both conventional milk will remain unchanged in November at 32.30 pence for the conventional manufacturing litre. Commenting on th...


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20 October 2017 | Agri Safety,Government,News
Farm groups threaten legal action if EU fails to decide on glyphosate renewal

Farm groups across the EU are threatening to sue the European Commission if it fails to decide on a vote to grant glyphosate a new licence. Experts...


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20 October 2017 | Market Reports,News,Renewables
On-farm energy could help fuel 'millions of homes' by 2050

Green gas generated by energy crops and agricultural residues could help fuel millions of homes by 2050, according to a new report. It found that e...


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20 October 2017 | Dairy,News
UK dairy industry endorses declaration to promote dairy worldwide

The UK dairy industry has endorsed a declaration to promote the sustainability of dairy systems worldwide. The Dairy Declaration of Rotterdam will ...


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20 October 2017 | Government,News
Volatility mitigation measures for farmers important, Gove told

The NFU has told Defra Secretary Michael Gove the importance of volatility mitigation measures for farmers in a recent meeting. The NFU’s Next Gene...


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20 October 2017 | News,Produce,Sheep
Video shows journey of British wool from field to delivery

British Wool has launched its new short film "The British Wool Story", which takes viewers through the story of wool from the sheep in the field to th...


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20 October 2017 | News,Produce,Products
Survey shows strong support for British farmers and produce

41 per cent of the British public are prepared to pay more for British produce, whilst 60 per cent of consumers try and buy British food whenever they...


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20 October 2017 | Finance,News
Farm businesses missing out on thousands of pounds of R&D tax credits

Agricultural companies in the UK continue to miss out on tens of thousands of pounds of Research and Development tax credits, according to the latest ...


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19 October 2017 | Crops and Cereals,News
Northern Britain sees higher risk of damaging 'light leaf spot'

Oilseed rape growers in the North of England and Scotland face a higher risk of light leaf spot than anywhere else in Great Britain. The autumn lig...


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19 October 2017 | Dairy,Finance,Government,Market Reports,News
Future is bright for British dairy farmers post-Brexit, report states

A new report aimed at identifying a strategy for the UK dairy industry post-Brexit has concluded the future is bright for British dairy farmers. Ho...


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19 October 2017 | Agri Safety,Animal Health,News
Countryside Alliance calls on RSPCA to end 'anomaly' of privatised prosecutions

A rural organisation has called on the RSPCA to end the "continuing anomaly" of privatised criminal prosecution of animal welfare legislation. The ...


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19 October 2017 | Meat Processing,News,Poultry,Produce
Supplier calls on butchers to stock 100% British turkey amid import fears

A turkey supplier has called on butchers to stop selling imported turkey 'butterflies', calling it a threat to the traditional British turkey sector. ...


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19 October 2017 | Agri Safety,News,Rural Life
Taxpayers spend £58m to clear up 1m incidents of fly-tipping

Taxpayers had to cough up £58m to clear over one million incidents of fly-tipping in England during 2016-17. It is the fourth year in a row that in...



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19 October 2017 | News,Property News
Derelict farm buildings at risk of being considered 'abandoned'

Derelict houses on farmland can be at risk of being considered as 'abandoned' which can lead to the legal loss of use as a residential dwelling, accor...


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19 October 2017 | Grassland,News,Slurry and Irrigation
NI farmers can use ‘reasonable excuse’ to spread slurry during closed period

The wet weather has made it "nearly impossible" to spread slurry safely on many farms across Northern Ireland and farmers are concerned as the closed ...


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19 October 2017 | News,Property News,Rural Life
Farmer arrested following hunt saboteur assault

A farmer has been arrested on suspicion of assault following a fiery argument with hunt saboteurs who trespassed on his land. The 44-year-old man w...


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19 October 2017 | Arable,Crops and Cereals,News,Produce
Lack of knowledge hindering development of 'essential' GM crops, scientists warn

Genetic modification of crops will be essential to avert future food shortages, a group of agricultural scientists have concluded, but a lack of knowl...


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19 October 2017 | Crops and Cereals,Finance,News
Cashflow and profitability problems led to sugar beet contractor's demise

Auditors have told how cash-flow and profitability problems suffered by a major sugar beet contractor and haulier led to its demise. Lincolnshire-...


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19 October 2017 | Agri Safety,News,Property News
Huge fire engulfs 700 hay bales on Scottish farm

Firefighters have battled a huge fire on a Scottish farm where more than 700 hay bales were caught alight. Police and fire crews were called on Wed...


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18 October 2017 | Agri Safety,Finance,News,Property News
Damage caused by Storm Ophelia could reach £10m

The damage caused by Storm Ophelia could lead to claims costing up to £10m, mainly due to gale force winds damaging properties. Farmers and rural b...


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18 October 2017 | Finance,Government,News
European VAT Court rules in favour of UK farmers

UK farmers who have been incorrectly removed from a VAT simplification scheme may now be entitled to a repayment of VAT, or compensation, from the UK’...


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18 October 2017 | Agri Safety,News
Elderly farmer bitten on face by dog as he intervened in sheep worrying incident

A farmer has had his face bitten by a dog as another dog chased after his sheep on a farm in Sussex. The elderly farmer, aged 82, sustained a sever...


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18 October 2017 | Finance,Government,News,NFU
Policy makers 'not doing enough' to address needs of rural communities

Policy makers are not doing enough to address the needs and interests of rural communities including farm businesses, according to the NFU. The far...


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18 October 2017 | Finance,Government,News
'Mandate for change': UK food and farming system to be scrutinised

A two-year long programme looking to build a fairer food and farming system for the UK has been announced. Announced ahead of the formal Commission...


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18 October 2017 | Market Reports,News,Property News
Tight supplies see farmland values firm for certain types of property

Farmland values show signs of firming over the past quarter, on the back of tight supplies and strong interest from non-farmers and tax-driven buyers....