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4 December 2016 | Finance,Government,News,Rural Life

Brexit, Article 50 and Beyond: What next for farming support?
Brexit, Article 50 and Beyond: What next for farming support?



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4 December 2016 | Finance,Government,News,Rural Life
Brexit, Article 50 and Beyond: What next for farming support?

A large question mark hangs over the future of British agriculture now that the UK has voted to leave the EU. Rural property agency H&H Land and Prope...


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3 December 2016 | Agri Safety,Animal Health,News,Poultry
New case of high risk bird flu found in France prompts 7000 duck cull

France confirmed on Friday (2 December) an outbreak of severe bird flu on a duck farm in the southwest and said the virus was spreading in the region,...


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3 December 2016 | Agri Safety,Government,News,NFU
Storm Desmond one year on: Farmers still wait for emergency funding

Hundreds of farmers in areas that were badly affected by last winter's storms are still waiting to receive emergency funding to restore agricultural l...


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2 December 2016 | Finance,Government,News
Northern Ireland issues £79.4m worth of BPS payments

Northern Ireland's government has announced that Basic Payments (BPS) totalling £79.4 million have been issued from yesterday. December 1 marks the...


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2 December 2016 | Agri Safety,News
Farmer dies after falling into silo on a farm

A man in his 60s has died after falling into a silo at a farm in Devon. Police, ambulance and fire crews were all called to the farm near Totnes on...


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2 December 2016 | Education,News,Shows and Events
Pea industry begins nationwide search for UK's top young chef

The British pea industry begins its nationwide search for the UK's top young chef. The Yes Peas! campaign is back for a second year and brings with...


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2 December 2016 | News,Produce,Shows and Events
Northern Ireland's vegetable growers feel festive with 'buy local' video

The countdown to Christmas is on and Northern Ireland’s vegetable and potato growers are busy harvesting festive vegetables - such as sprout, cabbage,...


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2 December 2016 | News,NFU,Shows and Events
Farmers come forward to challenge for NFU Scotland presidential elections

Farmers from Fife, Dumfries and Galloway, the Borders, South Lanarkshire and Perthshire have put their hats into the ring for the upcoming NFU Scotlan...


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2 December 2016 | Meat Processing,News,Pigs,Produce
AHDB Pork proposes to spend extra £1m on promoting British pork

AHDB Pork is proposing to spend an extra £1m on promoting British pork under a new three-year strategy for the sector, launched this week. The incr...


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2 December 2016 | Government,News
'Transition period of 10 years' needed to adjust to new farming policies post-Brexit, union says

A transition period of at least 10 years is necessary in order to phase in and allow the industry to adjust to new agricultural policies post-Brexit, ...


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2 December 2016 | News
1,000 hill farmers face bleak winter as many still wait for 2015 BPS payments

More than 1,000 hill farmers could be facing a very bleak winter after still not receiving BPS payments for last year according to the NFU. They sa...


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2 December 2016 | Meat Processing,News,Shows and Events
Former performing arts student takes starring role as champion butcher

A performing arts student who dropped out of university to launch a career as a butcher found himself in the spotlight at the Royal Welsh Winter Fair ...


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2 December 2016 | Market Reports,Meat Processing,News,Poultry
New wave of avian influenza outbreaks challenges global poultry supply, according to report

The outlook for the global poultry industry in 2017, which is generally positive, is now being challenged by a new wave of avian influenza (AI) outbre...


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2 December 2016 | Arable,Crops and Cereals,News
Grain company Gleadell announces partnership with Azotic to bring nitrogen-fixing technology to market

Grain company Gleadell have announced a partnership with nitrogen company Azotic to market nitrogen-fixing technology for crops. The technology col...


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2 December 2016 | News,Property News,Rural Life,Shows and Events
Farmers urged to 'know their birds' in training sessions

With just three months until the 4th Big Farmland Bird Count, the Game & Wildlife Conservation Trust (GWCT) is offering farmers an opportunity to take...


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1 December 2016 | Finance,News,Rural Life
Total income for agriculture declines by 24%

Government figures released today show a decrease of 24% in the total income for farming, making it a year-on-year (2014 to 2015) loss of £1,247 milli...


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1 December 2016 | Animal Health,News,Top Tips
RSPCA issues winter advice for livestock owners to keep them safe

As December arrives and the countdown to Christmas begins, the weather has turned and the temperatures have plummeted. Winter has arrived and it looks...


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1 December 2016 | Crops and Cereals,Government,News
New portal to unlock the power of data to tackle plant health threats

A new Government website to improve access to data on plant pests and diseases has been launched today by Defra. The Plant Health Portal will make ...


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Environmental groups order government to keep restrictions on insecticides as renewal date looms

Seventeen of the UK’s leading wildlife, conservation and environment groups are calling for the current EU restrictions on neonicotinoid insecticides ...


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1 December 2016 | Crops and Cereals,News
Scientists’ weather predictions could stop farmers losing crops

Pest infestations and extreme weather which affect crops could be predicted months ahead thanks to a new business launched in conjunction with The Hiv...


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1 December 2016 | Animal Health,News
Low incidence of TSEs in livestock, says EU-wide animal health report

The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has published its first EU summary report on the monitoring of Transmissible Spongiform Encephalopathies (TS...


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1 December 2016 | Education,News,Shows and Events
Farming recognised at Awards for Contribution to Learning Outside the Classroom 2016

Two of this year’s Awards for Outstanding Contribution to Learning Outside the Classroom have been won by people working in educating children about f...


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1 December 2016 | Cattle,News,Pigs,Poultry,Rural Life
Northern Ireland announce £4m support package for livestock farmers

Northern Ireland agriculture minister Michelle McIlveen has announced a £4million package of support for local livestock farmers. The funding is ex...


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1 December 2016 | News,Property News,Rural Life
HS2 planners 'incompetent' and failing to deal fairly with land owners, CLA says

The government's HS2 plans are failing to deal fairly with property owners affected by the high-speed rail route, according to the Country Land and Bu...


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1 December 2016 | Finance,Government,News,Rural Life
Scottish farmers pondering early retirement due to Brexit, says report

One in five Scottish farmers may retire early due to fears over Brexit, according to a Scotland's Rural College (SRUC) survey. Over half of those s...


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1 December 2016 | Government,News
'Rapidly changing world' prompts AHDB to release new vision for agriculture

AHDB has released a new strategy called 'Inspiring Success' which aims to inspire farmers, growers and industry to succeed in a rapidly changing world...


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1 December 2016 | Finance,Government,News,NFU,Rural Life,Supermarkets
Supermarkets warn government: 'British food industry will suffer without single market'

British farmers and leading supermarkets have written an open letter urging the government to secure tariff-free access to the European single market ...



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