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22 February 2017 | Government,News,NFU,Produce,Shows and Events

Red Tractor can be used as a unique selling point when exporting British produce post-Brexit, Chairman says
Red Tractor can be used as a unique selling point when exporting British produce post-Brexit, Chairman says

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22 February 2017 | Dairy,Finance,News
Arla increases March milk price

Arla Foods is raising its milk price to owners by 0.38 pence per litre from 1 March. This will take the liquid price to 27.45 pence per litre and t...


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22 February 2017 | Agri Safety,Animal Health,News,NFU,Poultry,Shows and Events
Chief Vet Nigel Gibbens questions the viability of free range egg production in avian influenza high risk areas

(The full video including questions and answers will be uploaded shortly) The UK's Chief Vet Nigel Gibbens has said egg producers in some higher ri...


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22 February 2017 | Government,News,NFU,Produce,Shows and Events
Red Tractor can be used as a unique selling point when exporting British produce post-Brexit, Chairman says

The Red Tractor logo has significant potential to be used as an established assurance scheme to sell British food and drink in post-Brexit trade talks...


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22 February 2017 | Government,News,NFU,Shows and Events
'We don't live in isolation': Wales urges joint effort for post-Brexit farming talks

Welsh farming union NFU Cymru has highlighted priorities for Governments in Cardiff and Westminster to get the best possible deal for Welsh agricultur...


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22 February 2017 | Agri Safety,News,Property News,Rural Life
Gusts of up to 80 mph: Farmers warned to prepare for incoming Storm Doris

With the Met Office issuing an Amber National Severe Weather Warning for Storm Doris on Thursday 23 February, leading rural insurer NFU Mutual has iss...


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22 February 2017 | News,Pigs,Property News,Rural Life
Dispute over tenancy of land means more than 50 pigs face eviction from farm

A dispute over the tenancy of land has meant that more than 50 pigs, goats and chickens face eviction. Having been their home for two years, farm b...


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22 February 2017 | Arable,Crops and Cereals,News,Produce
Fast-growing broccoli which removes reliance on seasonality is being developed by scientists

A new line of fast-growing sprouting broccoli that removes reliance on seasonality and could double crop production is being developed. Scientists ...


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22 February 2017 | Agri Safety,Animal Health,News
Antimicrobial resistance remains high and continues to show resistance, say EU report

Bacteria found in humans, animals and food continue to show resistance to widely used antimicrobials, says the latest report on antimicrobial resistan...


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22 February 2017 | Machinery and Equipment,News,Products
Kelvin Cave showcases new dry-roller mill - ideal for processing grains

By popular demand, a dry-roller mill that is powered by a single-phase electric motor has been launched by feed company Kelvin Cave. The company sh...


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22 February 2017 | News,NFU,Rural Life
'Contract disputes a major concern': NFU launches new contract service

Farmers are being urged to sign up to a new contract service by the NFU, following an increase in contract dispute cases. Launched yesterday (21 Fe...


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22 February 2017 | Machinery and Equipment,News,NFU,Products,Shows and Events
NFU urges Government to invest in R&D to enable farmers to use latest technology

A new report from the NFU urges Government and research providers to invest in agricultural R&D and to enable British farmers to use the latest techno...


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22 February 2017 | Crops and Cereals,Government,News
Farmers will fail to feed the nation if migrant workers are excluded from vital jobs, MPs are warned

Farmers will fail to feed the nation successfully if migrant workers are excluded from vital jobs across the rural economy, the CLA has told MPs looki...


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22 February 2017 | Dairy,News,Shows and Events
£1000 up for grabs: Last call for entries for the 2017 Dairy Student Award!

A last call for entries for the 2017 RABDF Dairy Student Award has been issued ahead of the deadline of 3 March. The competition carries a prize of...


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22 February 2017 | Arable,Crops and Cereals,News
Major seed deposit enters secure vault in Arctic Circle to ensure food security in global crisis

A major seed deposit critical to ensuring global food security was made to the Svalbard Global Seed Vault in the Arctic Circle today. Despite a bac...


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21 February 2017 | Government,News,NFU,Shows and Events
Farmers use NFU Conference to urge Government to come clean on post-Brexit plans for agriculture

National Farmers Union President Meurig Raymond has called on the Government to come clean on its post-Brexit plans for agriculture. He told those ...


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21 February 2017 | Agri Safety,Animal Health,Government,News,NFU,Poultry,Shows and Events
Leadsom fails to offer compensation for free range producers forced to house birds due to avian flu

Environment Secretary Andrea Leadsom failed to commit to compensation for free range egg producers forced to continue housing their birds against bird...


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21 February 2017 | Government,News,NFU,Shows and Events
Leadsom failing to give clarity to farmers on Brexit, Lib Dems say

The Liberal Democrats have said the Government is failing to provide farmers with the clarity they need on Brexit. Responding to Andrea Leadsom's s...


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21 February 2017 | Finance,Government,News,NFU,Shows and Events
75 per cent bridging payment will be available for those awaiting BPS payments, Leadsom says

A 75 per cent bridging payment will be made available for those still awaiting BPS subsidies at the end of March, the Defra Secretary Andrea Leadsom h...


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21 February 2017 | Government,News,Property News,Rural Life
Armagh farmer fined for damage to protected habitat

A landowner has been fined £3,400 at Newry Magistrates’ court, County Armagh for breaches of Environment Order legislation. Derek Johnston of 82D C...


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21 February 2017 | Government,News,NFU,Shows and Events
Experts at NFU Conference ponder over the 'big unanswered questions' of trade and investment

A panel of experts at the NFU Conference have toaday considered a number of the unanswered questions on the country’s future position on international...


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21 February 2017 | Government,News,NFU,Shows and Events
NFU urges government to give British farming a more certain future

National Farmers Union (NFU) has today (21 February) called the Defra secretary Andrea Leadsom to clarify the government's commitments to post-Brexit ...


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21 February 2017 | Government,Market Reports,News,NFU,Produce
Global sales of UK’s food and drink have hit £20bn mark for the first time

Global sales of the UK’s food and drink have hit the £20 billion mark for the first time, Environment Secretary Andrea Leadsom will announce today. ...


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21 February 2017 | Machinery and Equipment,News,Products
Bayer and Yara enter into a technology collaboration to provide farmers with digital tools

International agricultural organisations Bayer and Yara have entered into a software collaboration and technology license agreement to provide farmers...


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21 February 2017 | News,Rural Life,Shows and Events
'Help build public trust in farming': Open letter urges involvement in Open Farm Sunday

Farmers are being urged to open their gates for this year’s Open Farm Sunday on 11th June and 'proudly show the public all that you achieve and the br...


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21 February 2017 | Arable,Market Reports,News
Reports launched urging a future which prioritises soil health and biodiversity

Two reports have been launched today supporting a future which prioritises soil health and where land use contributes to mitigating the impacts of cli...


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21 February 2017 | Crops and Cereals,Education,News,Produce,Shows and Events
Farmers visit Aunt Bessie’s factory in Hull to learn how their wheat is turned into a Yorkshire Pudding

12 Yorkshire-based farmers visited the Aunt Bessie’s factory in Hull to witness first-hand how their locally grown wheat is turned into the food brand...


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21 February 2017 | Finance,News,NFU
'Money invested wisely': For every £1 investment in farm support, farming delivers £7.40 back

A new report from Development Economics says that for every £1 invested in farm support, farming delivers £7.40 back to the economy. For the first ...