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20 March 2019 | News,NFU,Renewables and Environment

Govt may get powers to vary or revoke farmers' abstraction rights
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20 March 2019 | Government,News,NFU
Farmers write to Philip Hammond urging 'no-deal' Brexit tariff revision

Farming unions have wrote to Philip Hammond warning that the recent 'no-deal' UK tariff policy announcement will damage British farming. Temporary ...


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20 March 2019 | Animal Health,Government,News
Preparations underway to ensure supply of livestock medicine in 'no deal' Brexit

The Veterinary Medicines Directorate (VMD) has set out detail on the preparations underway to ensure a continued supply of veterinary medicines in a n...


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20 March 2019 | Government,Husbandry,News,Products
New ‘no-deal’ notification system launched for livestock imports

The government has launched a new notification system for businesses that import live animals from outside the EU in the event of a no-deal Brexit. ...


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20 March 2019 | Government,News,Rural Life
Brexit could lead to '21st Century Clearances' in rural Scotland, report says

The potential impact of Brexit on rural Scotland has been described as ‘21st Century Clearances’ in a new report. The report, by charity Scottish R...


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20 March 2019 | Appointments,News,Rural Life
UK farming expert awarded fellowship to Japan

One-hundred and fifty people from across the United Kingdom have been awarded a 2019 Churchill Fellowship, including a farming expert from the Univers...


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20 March 2019 | News,NFU,Renewables and Environment
Govt may get powers to vary or revoke farmers' abstraction rights

Defra may give the Environment Agency increased powers so that it could vary or revoke abstraction rights without having to offer compensation to farm...


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20 March 2019 | Agri Safety and Rural Crime,News,Sheep
'Worst thing we have ever seen': 17 sheep killed after suspected dog attack

WARNING - THE FOLLOWING ARTICLE CONTAINS GRAPHIC IMAGES Seventeen sheep have been killed in a suspected dog attack in Anglesey with the farmer call...


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19 March 2019 | Crops and Cereals,News
'Becoming a Champion': Video guides next generation of crop pickers

A new video which helps growers develop essential skills in the UK horticulture sector has been launched in seven different languages. To increase ...


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19 March 2019 | Government,News
FUW seeks clarification on tariff proposals that 'breach' WTO rules

The Farmers' Union of Wales (FUW) has written to the Treasury asking for clarification after the government published no-deal Brexit proposals which '...


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19 March 2019 | News,Sheep
Five new Strategic Farms needed to improve livestock businesses

The search is on for five new Strategic Farms to take part in a programme which aims to improve livestock businesses. The programme, which started ...


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19 March 2019 | Machinery and Equipment,News,Rural Life
Farm raffle to raise money for boy with rare and aggressive cancer

A farm raffle with a total prize fund valuation of £7200 is to commence in August to help raise money for a boy who has a rare and aggressive cancer. ...


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19 March 2019 | Animal Health,News,Pigs,Products
3D tech which detects emotional state of pigs could benefit farmers

New technology that can detect the emotional state of pigs could lead to a tool that can monitor animals’ faces and alert farmers to any health and we...


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19 March 2019 | Animal Health,News,Sheep
Ram sperm frozen for 50 years used to impregnate 34 ewes

Ram sperm frozen for 50 years has been used to impregnate 34 ewes in a trial undertaken by Australian researchers. Semen stored since 1968 in a lab...


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19 March 2019 | Dairy,Diversification,News
Yorkshire farmers set to wheel out mobile milk vending machine

A mobile milk vending machine made from a converted horse box will begin operations in the Yorkshire Dales this weekend. Numerous villages within W...


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19 March 2019 | Animal Health,Cattle,News
£6m allocated to vets to contain highly contagious cattle disease

Nearly £6 million in funding has been allocated to the farming industry as part of a campaign to tackle a highly contagious cattle disease. The £5....



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19 March 2019 | Agri Safety and Rural Crime,News
Sheep attacked and stabbed in South Yorkshire

Thugs have attacked three sheep on South Yorkshire farmland and one is believed to have been stabbed, police have said. South Yorkshire Police rece...


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19 March 2019 | Diversification,News,Produce,Products
Farm which sells 'sausage rolls of exceeding enormity' wins £10k investment

A Gloucestershire farm which sells 'sausage rolls of exceeding enormity' has secured a £10,000 investment following a competition. Cinderhill Farm,...


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18 March 2019 | Finance,Government,News,Property News
Farmland values - what to expect during the rest of 2019

As 2018 saw a turbulent and challenging year in the farmland market, rural agency Fisher German looks ahead on what to expect during the rest of 2019....


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18 March 2019 | Crops and Cereals,News
Farmers help improve water quality after 'Farm to Tap' scheme

An annual scheme which aims to minimise the risk of metaldehyde reaching watercourses has seen over 89% of eligible farmers sign up. Severn Trent’s...


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18 March 2019 | Cattle,Finance,Husbandry,News,Rural Life
'Use your mart' campaign urges farmers to 'take back control'

A new 'Use your mart' campaign has been launched urging farmers to 'take back control' and demand transparency in pricing by selling through livestock...


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18 March 2019 | Appointments,News
New Area Sales Manager for leading tractor maker

Farm machinery dealers in the sales, service and parts network for Landini and McCormick tractors in Wales and the west of England are being supported...


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Farmers in Fife told to be 'extra vigilant' following tractor thefts

Farmers in Fife, Scotland have been told to be vigilant when securing farm machinery following the theft of three tractors in March alone. There ha...


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18 March 2019 | Crops and Cereals,Finance,News,Products
Lancs firm sees record world demand for its crop yield products

A Lancashire agricultural company is helping farmers around the world to increase their crop yields after it sees record demand for its products. L...


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18 March 2019 | Crops and Cereals,News
Overall light leaf spot risk remains relatively low

Light leaf spot (LLS) risk has remained relatively low, according to the spring update of the 2018/19 forecast. Each spring, the autumn forecast is...


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18 March 2019 | Cattle,Meat,News,Produce,Supermarkets
Aldi wins praise for its domestic sourcing of Scottish beef

Aldi has been recognised as the strongest supporter of Scottish beef after a ‘shelf watch’ survey revealed almost 96 percent of beef stocked on its sh...


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18 March 2019 | Government,News,Produce,Products
UK exporters look to Singapore to boost post-Brexit agri trade

Exporters have been flying the flag for British meat and dairy products at a trade event in Singapore in a bid to grow post-Brexit trade in Asia. E...


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18 March 2019 | Finance,Government,News
'No deal' tariffs would 'crush' Northern Ireland's sheep sector

Northern Irish sheep farmers have said the creation of a new tariff regime at the border with the Republic of Ireland would 'crush' the sector. The...



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