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20 July 2017 | Online since 2003

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20 July 2017 | Agri Safety,Animal Health,Cattle,Government,News

Fears of unanswered questions remain as Eustice announces new proposals for bovine TB
Fears of unanswered questions remain as Eustice announces new proposals for bovine TB

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20 July 2017 | Agri Safety,Finance,Government,News
Union seeks court action over 'grossly unfair' cross compliance penalties

A farming union is seeking a second judicial review of a decision by the Northern Irish government to impose cross compliance penalties over an accide...


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20 July 2017 | Finance,Government,Grassland,News
Union secures greening rule change commitment from Scottish government

NFU Scotland has secured a commitment from the Scottish government that several rules associated with the Greening element of farm support will be cha...


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20 July 2017 | Agri Safety,News,Shows and Events,Top Tips
Farming industry gears up for this year's Farm Safety Week

The farming industry is gearing up for this year's National Farm Safety Week, taking place next week, 24 - 28 July. Organised by the Farm Safety Fo...


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20 July 2017 | Animal Health,News,Pigs
Pig industry hits back at negative reporting of 'mega farms'

The pig industry has hit back at recent reports of the increasing number of 'mega farms' in the UK, saying they have 'excellent resources' to maintain...


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20 July 2017 | Finance,Market Reports,News,Pigs
Producer share of retail pork prices hits new high

The producer share of retail pork prices has hit a high that hasn't been seen since 2009. The share of pork retail prices received by producers inc...


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20 July 2017 | Crops and Cereals,News,Shows and Events
British Potato Industry Award nominations now open!

Nominations for the coveted ‘British Potato Industry Award’ and ‘AHDB Above and Beyond Award’ are now open. The British Potato Industry Awards cele...


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20 July 2017 | Diversification,News,Rural Life,Shows and Events
Farm diversification award shortlist shows magnitude of rural entrepreneurialism

A thriving wedding venue born from a derelict sheep farm and a rural healthcare service are just some of the businesses shortlisted for an annual even...


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20 July 2017 | Agri Safety,News,Rural Life,Sheep
Ten lambs stolen in Yorkshire as police warn of increasing number of livestock crimes

Police are appealing for information and urging rural residents to be vigilant after ten lambs were stolen from a field near Harrogate, North Yorkshir...


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20 July 2017 | Agri Safety,Animal Health,Cattle,Government,News
Fears of unanswered questions remain as Eustice announces new proposals for bovine TB

Farm minister George Eustice has outlined new proposals to catch bovine TB early on in herds, including the re-introduction of the Badger Edge Vaccina...


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20 July 2017 | Finance,News,Property News,Rural Life
Herefordshire farmer ordered to leave land as council moves to fund 'struggling services'

A Herefordshire farmer's bid to buy land he rented for 14 years has been rejected after county councillors wish to sell its tenant farms to fund 'stru...


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19 July 2017 | Agri Safety,Government,News
EU will only extend glyphosate if there is enough support

The EU has said it will only extend its approval of glyphosate if there is enough support from Member States. European Health and Food Safety Commi...


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19 July 2017 | Appointments,Finance,News
Paul Caldwell to be permanent Chief Executive of Rural Payments Agency

Paul Caldwell will be the new permanent Chief Executive of the Rural Payments Agency, it has been announced. Mark Grimshaw, RPA's former chief exec...


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19 July 2017 | News,Products,Rural Life
Survey shows farms still missing out on decent mobile phone and broadband service

Farmers are still struggling with mobile phone coverage and access to reliable internet with many experiencing poor connection, a new survey has found...


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19 July 2017 | Agri Safety,News,Sheep
37 sheep stolen from farm in County Durham

Thirty-seven Texel sheep have been stolen from a farm near Darlington, County Durham. The sheep were taken by rustlers from Bracks Farm, near Heigh...


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19 July 2017 | Government,News,Top Tips
Food bodies sign letter urging protection for UK's 'world leading' food and farming

Twenty-six leading food and drink bodies from across the supply chain have issued a joint letter agreeing 10 priorities to protect UK food security po...


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Supporting pollinators helps improve crop yields creating 'win-win' situation, group says

Farmers have been told to support pollinators and crop pest predators to help improve crop yields, delivering a 'win-win' for farming and wildlife. ...


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19 July 2017 | Agri Safety,Animal Health,Husbandry,News,Pigs
West Yorkshire farmer fined £4000 for feeding meat sandwiches to pigs

A West Yorkshire farmer has been fined for feeding sandwiches filled with meat to his pigs. Halifax council officers said the farmer broke legislat...


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19 July 2017 | News,Produce,Rural Life,Shows and Events
Farmers take their 'Proud to Produce' message on the road

The role of farmers as providers of food, environment and the landscape has been highlighted in NFU Cymru's new bale sticker campaign. Ahead of the...


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19 July 2017 | Agri Safety,News
30 acres of wheat burnt due to suspected arson in North Yorkshire

A fire at a farm treated as suspected arson has destroyed thirty acres of crops and a tractor. Newham Hall Farm, near Coulby Newham, North Yorkshir...


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19 July 2017 | Agri Safety,Grassland,News,Rural Life
Farmers warn of beaver damage as new research praises biodiversity benefits

Farmers have warned that beavers are causing considerable damage on farmland after new research suggests they are "exceptional" at their ability to re...


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18 July 2017 | Agri Safety,Dairy,News
£500 reward for information leading to arrest of vintage cheese thieves

A £500 award is up for grabs for information leading to the arrest of the thief who stole vintage cheddar cheese. A Somerset cheesemaker has offere...


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18 July 2017 | Animal Health,Appointments,News,Pigs,Shows and Events
Norfolk pig farmer wins McDonalds Farmer of the Year

A Norfolk pig farmer has been crowned McDonald’s Outstanding Farmer of the Year because of his commitment to animal welfare. Robert Battersby, a pi...


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18 July 2017 | Dairy,Finance,Market Reports,News
Rising price of cream tightens Dairy Crest's margins

An increase in the price of cream has forced Dairy Crest to take a step back on promotional deals in an attempt to relieve pressure on margins. Sal...


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18 July 2017 | Housing and Equipment,Husbandry,News,Poultry
Dare-devil hen wonders across 10 acres of fields due to faulty fence

What would you do if you promised to keep your neighbours chicken safe and she vanished? Well that is just the dilemma that an Electric Fencing Direct...


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18 July 2017 | Education,News
School to close on-site farm after 20 years of teaching children agriculture

A school will close its on-site farm where pupils have been learning about farming and animals for nearly twenty years. The reasoning behind the mo...


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18 July 2017 | Government,News,Rural Life
Welsh first minister 'frustrated' at UK lack of engagement over farm policy

Welsh First Minister Carwyn Jones said he is 'frustrated' over the UK government's lack of engagement with the devolved assembly following the June el...


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18 July 2017 | Agri Safety,Machinery and Equipment,News
Young farmer died of electric shock after trailer hit overhead cable

A young farmer, who was killed in November 2016, died when his trailer hit an overhead cable causing 6,000 volts of electricity to run through his bod...