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18 November 2017 | Online since 2003

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17 November 2017 | Crops and Cereals,Government,News,NFU

Farmers facing difficulty recruiting despite record number of EU workers
Farmers facing difficulty recruiting despite record number of EU workers

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17 November 2017 | Crops and Cereals,News,NFU,Produce,Products,Rural Life,Shows and Events
Farmers to descend on London to launch new cook book celebrating Britishness

Farmers from across the country will be in London to celebrate the launch of a new cook book starring them, their produce produce and Great British re...


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17 November 2017 | Education,News
Four agricultural students receive top award to support studies

Four postgraduate agricultural students from across the UK are receiving a national award from the NFU Mutual Charitable Trust to support their studie...


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17 November 2017 | Finance,News
BPS 2017: Farmers set for increased payments

Farmers will see a boost in their basic payments this year after farming minister George Eustice increased entitlement values and greening rates. C...


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17 November 2017 | Arable,Crops and Cereals,Market Reports,News
Farmers see greater variability in wheat yields, new analysis shows

Farmers have seen greater variability in winter wheat yields over the past decade than they did in the previous five years, according to new analysis....


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17 November 2017 | Agri Safety,Animal Health,News,Products,Sheep
New methods aim to deter UK's largest bird of prey from attacking lambs

New technology and methods are being trialled to deter the UK's largest bird of prey from attacking young livestock. New techniques to stop white-t...


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17 November 2017 | Crops and Cereals,Government,News,NFU
Farmers facing difficulty recruiting despite record number of EU workers

Official figures show there is a record number of EU workers in the UK but farmers are still short of seasonal workers, the NFU has warned. The NFU...


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17 November 2017 | Animal Health,Education,News
UK farmers look to Netherlands to help reduce antibiotic usage

Farmers in the Netherlands have slashed their antibiotic usage by more than 60% since 2007, and British vets are using their experiences to help UK fa...


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17 November 2017 | Appointments,News
Baroness Lucy Neville-Rolfe appointed Chairman of Assured Food Standards

Assured Food Standards (AFS), the company which owns and operates Red Tractor Assurance, has appointed Baroness Lucy Neville-Rolfe as its new chairman...


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17 November 2017 | Agri Safety,Meat Processing,News,Poultry
MPs say chicken scandal engulfing 2 Sisters 'not one-off'

A parliamentary investigation into the 2 Sisters chicken scandal has concluded that the problems at the West Midlands plant are "not a one-off". A ...


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17 November 2017 | Finance,Government,Market Reports,News,Sheep
Hard Brexit 'catastrophic' for Scotland's sheep sector, report warns

Scotland's sheep sector could be destroyed by a 'hard' Brexit, with average incomes expected to decline by 210 per cent, according to a hard-hitting r...


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17 November 2017 | Agri Safety,News
Man airlifted to hospital with severe burns after farm explosion

A man has been airlifted to hospital with severe burns after a reported explosion on a farm in Wales. Two people were injured after the explosion o...


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16 November 2017 | Agri Safety,News,Rural Life,Sheep
More than 1,800 livestock killed by dogs in past few years, report shows

More than 1,800 farm animals have been killed by dog attacks in the space of four years, according to a new report which highlights the blight of live...


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16 November 2017 | Animal Health,News,Pigs
Pig industry group to spearhead new LA-MRSA strategy

A pig industry group is looking to spearhead an industry-wide review of the UK pig industry’s strategy on Livestock Associated-MRSA (LA-MRSA). At a...


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16 November 2017 | Arable,Crops and Cereals,News
'Worst harvests in living memory' for Northern Irish potato farmers

Northern Irish potato farmers are experiencing one of the worst harvests in living memory, according to a farming union. The long stretch of wet we...


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16 November 2017 | Animal Health,Cattle,Government,Husbandry,News,Pigs,Poultry,Sheep
MPs vote to reject inclusion of animal sentience in Withdrawal Bill

MPs have voted to reject the inclusion of animal sentience into the EU (Withdrawal) Bill this week, with one group saying the move undermines Michael ...



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16 November 2017 | Animal Health,News,Poultry,Produce
Fipronil crisis: Egg poison test results may have been wrong, analysis says

Some of the eggs found to have been contaminated during the recent fipronil crisis may have been clear of the chemical, new analysis has found. The...


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16 November 2017 | Machinery and Equipment,News,Shows and Events
Case IH wins Machine of the Year 2018 title at Agritechnica

Case IH’s new ActiveDrive 8 version of its latest Maxxum Multicontroller tractor range has been awarded the Machine of the Year title for 2018 at Agri...


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16 November 2017 | Education,Meat Processing,News,Produce
Positive health benefits of consuming red meat 'should be promoted'

The positive health benefits of consuming lean red meat should be more widely-known in order to ensure an informed public debate, according to a leadi...


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16 November 2017 | Government,Meat Processing,News,Produce
Scottish red meat industry 'well-positioned for strong future' despite Brexit

The Scottish red meat industry has all the right ingredients for a strong future despite its challenges and the evolving Brexit situation, according t...


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16 November 2017 | Dairy,News,Property News,Rural Life
Farmer 'gobsmacked' as 800 residents oppose council house plans on his land

A farmer has described how he felt "gobsmacked" as 800 people gathered on his land to object to plans to build 1,000 new homes. Hertfordshire farme...


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16 November 2017 | Animal Health,Cattle,News,Top Tips
Farmers warned of increase in cattle disease 'Blackleg'

Farmers have been urged to keep on the look out for cattle disease Blackleg as cases continue to rise throughout the autumn months. Clostridial dis...


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16 November 2017 | Agri Safety,Government,News,Rural Life
Special panel to help Scottish farmers battle extreme weather

A special advisory panel is to be created to help Scottish farmers and crofters respond to the effects of extreme weather. The Weather Advisory Pan...


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15 November 2017 | Appointments,Crops and Cereals,News
New Head of British Beet Research Organisation appointed

NFU Sugar and British Sugar have announced a new Head of the British Beet Research Organisation (BBRO). Dr Vicky Foster will join BBRO on 19 Februa...


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15 November 2017 | Crops and Cereals,News,Produce,Supermarkets
Cornish coastal conditions allow British cauliflowers to prosper this winter

Growers will be selling British cauliflowers this winter thanks to the ideal weather conditions in the coastal areas of Cornwall. Grown against the...


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15 November 2017 | Finance,Government,News,Shows and Events
Scottish union leader states farm incomes will be measure of Brexit success

The leader of a Scottish farming union has said Brexit success will be measured by how much farmers will earn. NFU Scotland’s President Andrew McCo...


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15 November 2017 | Government,Market Reports,News
New report looks at Brexit impact on Scottish agriculture

AHDB has shone a spotlight on the potential impacts of Brexit on agriculture and horticulture in Scotland in its latest Horizon report. Launched at...


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15 November 2017 | Agri Safety,News
North Yorks farmer fined £3,000 for illegally setting fire to waste

A North Yorkshire farmer has been fined £3,000 after illegally setting fire to a huge pile of waste on his land. Charles Roderick Pickering has als...