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20 September 2018 | Government,News

Agriculture Bill is a 'seven-year notice to quit' for farmers, Farron says
Agriculture Bill is a 'seven-year notice to quit' for farmers, Farron says

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20 September 2018 | Government,News,NFU,Shows and Events
NFU to talk farming at fringe events as party conference season starts

The NFU will be bringing its fringe events to all party conferences this year as a way to encourage discussion on future UK farming policy. Fringe ...


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20 September 2018 | Finance,News,Property News
HS2 completes just half of advance payments to affected landowners

An investigation has found that HS2 Ltd has only completed half of advance payments to affected landowners within the required three months. HS2 pr...


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20 September 2018 | Government,News
Agriculture Bill is a 'seven-year notice to quit' for farmers, Farron says

The government’s recently-announced Agriculture Bill is a "seven-year notice to quit" for British farmers, according to Tim Farron. The former Libe...


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20 September 2018 | Education,Government,News,NFU
New coalition aims to bridge looming skills gap in farming

A coalition with an aim to equip the next generation of agricultural workers with new skills hopes to make the sector “fit for the future”. The ind...


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20 September 2018 | Agri Safety and Rural Crime,News
Farmer finds culprit of dog attack on sheep thanks to social media

A farmer has used the power of social media to successfully track a dog owner after twelve of his sheep were killed following an attack. Luke Smith...


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20 September 2018 | Agri Safety and Rural Crime,News
Murder inquiry launched and numerous arrested in missing farmer probe

A murder investigation has been launched and four people arrested as part of an on-going investigation to trace a farmer missing for over 3 months. ...


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19 September 2018 | News,Produce,Supermarkets
Tesco's discount chain to source majority of produce from British farms

Eight out of 10 food and drink products at new discount chain Jack’s will be grown, reared or made in Britain and stores will stock a unique own brand...


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19 September 2018 | Animal Health,Cattle,News,Renewables and Environment
Welsh farmers call for badger cull to be reinstated

Farmers have called for the badger cull to be reinstated in Wales following the release of figures which show the cull is having positive progress in ...


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19 September 2018 | Government,News,Property News
Government urged to rectify issues in tenant farming sector

The tenant farming sector has demanded the Government moves quickly to rectify its "failure" in addressing changes to the legislative framework for ag...


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19 September 2018 | Crops and Cereals,News
Cabbage stem flea beetles with suspected insecticide resistance needed

Farmers are being asked to submit live samples of cabbage stem flea beetle with suspected resistance to insecticides for testing. AHDB-funded monit...


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19 September 2018 | Appointments,Dairy,News
Oxfordshire farmer named Milkminder manager of the year

Leigh Woolmer of Stuchbury Manor Farm, Banbury has been named Milkminder Manager of the Year award 2018. Mr Woolmer manages a 160-cow Holstein Frie...


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19 September 2018 | Education,News,Renewables and Environment
All primary schools should be 'twinned' with farms, Chris Packham says

TV Presenter Chris Packham has said that all primary schools should be "twinned" with farms so children can understand how their food is produced. ...


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19 September 2018 | Finance,News
Farmers failing to switch to digital bookkeeping, survey shows

Fewer than four in 10 farm businesses across Scotland are producing the bookkeeping data required for Making Tax Digital according to a survey. Mak...


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19 September 2018 | News,Produce
NHS backs British farming by sourcing majority of food from local farms

Home-grown British food accounts for three-quarters of the NHS's £200m annual food budget, it has emerged. This year’s British Food Fortnight, the ...


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19 September 2018 | Finance,News
Slow-down in bank lending to Scottish agriculture over past year

There was a slow-down in the total lending from banks to Scottish agriculture over the past year, suggesting a sign of hesitation to invest among farm...



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19 September 2018 | Dairy,Education,News,Products
College awarded £430,000 to construct 'digital hub' for farming

An agricultural college has been awarded £430,000 to construct a "modern digital hub" which will showcase the future of British farming. Askham Bry...


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19 September 2018 | Crops and Cereals,Government,News
Farmers must pay for 'privileged access' to low-skilled labour, report suggests

A seasonal agricultural workers scheme could be the only possible sector-based work migration scheme permitted for low-skilled workers after Brexit, a...


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18 September 2018 | Agri Safety and Rural Crime,Machinery and Equipment,News
Farmer pleas for help in finding his grandad's 'second love'

A 1956 Ferguson TEF tractor which holds great sentimental value for a farming family has been stolen from Rutland. John Fisher has used social medi...


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18 September 2018 | News,Renewables and Environment
New £3m scheme to help farmers reduce ammonia emissions

A £3m scheme has been launched to help farmers reduce ammonia emissions from agriculture, which is responsible for 88 percent of all UK emissions. ...


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18 September 2018 | Crops and Cereals,News
Call for clarity after EU ruling on gene-edited crops

The Government has been urged to address the implications of an EU judicial ruling that classes gene-edited crops as Genetically Modified Organisms (G...


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18 September 2018 | Animal Health,Cattle,News
Simple blood test could aid cattle health and productivity

A simple blood test could be used in the future to predict the health and productivity of dairy cows, research shows. Testing female calves for mol...


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18 September 2018 | Education,Finance,News
AHDB offers £3,000 discount for farm management course

AHDB is offering levy payers a £3,000 discount on a professionally recognised qualification which looks to increase the skills of farmers who manage p...


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18 September 2018 | News,Sheep,Shows and Events
Woolmen drive sheep over London Bridge to promote British wool

Over 600 Freemen of the City of London will take up their historic entitlement to drive their sheep over London Bridge in a bid to promote British woo...


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18 September 2018 | Finance,News,Property News
Land value capture reform 'wrong way' to solve housing crisis

Proposed changes to the way the Government captures the increase in the value of land when it receives planning permission would fail to deliver addit...


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18 September 2018 | Animal Health,Cattle,News
Weather conditions prompts lungworm disease warning

Farmers have been told to remain vigilant for signs of lungworm disease in cattle following this summer's dry weather and recent heavy rain. Recent...


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18 September 2018 | Agri Safety and Rural Crime,Animal Health,News,Pigs
Risk of swine fever virus entering UK remains at 'medium'

The risk of the African swine fever virus entering the UK remains at 'medium' following confirmation of the virus in wild boar in Belgium. The dead...


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18 September 2018 | Agri Safety and Rural Crime,News,Rural Life,Sheep
Soft punishment for sheep worrying culprit leads to call for harsher penalties

A man has been sentenced to just 80 hours of community service after his dogs attacked sheep, leading the industry to call for harsher penalties. N...



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