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Farmers demand urgent action from Chancellor Hammond to unfreeze spending on rural projects



Farmers demand urgent action from Chancellor Hammond to unfreeze spending on rural projects

Farmers and landowners are demanding urgent action from the Chancellor of the Exchequer to unfreeze spending on crucial rural development and environm...


29 July 2016 | Crops and Cereals,News
Port of Ipswich sets a new grain handling record in 2015/16 harvest year

BP’s Port of Ipswich, the UK’s number one grain exporting port, has handled more than one million tonnes of grain in the 2015/16 harvest year, a recor...


29 July 2016 | Government,News
Scottish farming 'must not be used as a bargaining chip' with Brexit talks, NFU Scotland say

Farming union NFU Scotland has used an evidence session in the Scottish Parliament today to reiterate its priorities as the UK prepares to leave the E...


29 July 2016 | Dairy,Finance,News
Dairy Crest announces 1ppl increase in September milk price

Dairy Crest is announcing a 1ppl increase to its milk price from 1 September 2016, this has been agreed with Dairy Crest Direct (DCD). This means t...


29 July 2016 | Dairy,Finance,News
First Milk announces significant 5ppl B milk price rise

First Milk has announced a 5ppl B price rise, bringing the B prices up to 20ppl. A prices will lift by 0.75ppl in August and 0.5ppl in September, w...


29 July 2016 | Agri Safety,News,Top Tips
Stolen animals 'may get into food chain': Somerset rural crime team urges precaution

The Somerset Rural Crime Team has issued a precaution against a recent spate of livestock thefts, saying stolen animals may get into the food chain. ...


29 July 2016 | Crops and Cereals,News
Barbados oilseed rape gives Essex seed grower a day in the sun

Essex grower Nigel Cutmore admits to being more than a little relieved not to mention impressed with his of Barbados oilseed rape seed crop as it yiel...


Subdued farmland market as sellers await Brexit terms

The market for UK farmland will likely appear subdued in the second half of the year as potential sellers await plans for the future, according to a n...


29 July 2016 | Dairy,Finance,Market Reports,News
Leading exporter of British cheese and dairy publishes strong financial report

Somerdale, British cheese and dairy exporter, has published its report and accounts for the year ended 31st March 2016. The results demonstrate tha...


29 July 2016 | News,Shows and Events
Applications open for £10,000 Oxford Farming Conference Science and Innovation award

The Oxford Farming Conference (OFC) is looking to award £10,000 in prize money to a recent invention, technology or scientific advance that has really...


Lidl becomes latest in string of retailers to go cage-free

Lidl has today announced it will phase out the sale of eggs from caged hens from 2025. The retailer has said this is of its 'continued commitment t...


Changes to assurance standards impact halal poultry meat

The halal meat market could become difficult for egg producers disposing of their spent hens under changes to Freedom Food rules coming into force in ...


29 July 2016 | Finance,Government,News
'British farmers should legally have to be paid at least the cost of production', new petition demands

A young farmers club member from Oxfordshire has created a petition on the official government website calling for farmers to be paid fairly. Suzan...


29 July 2016 | News,Renewables
Renewable electricity created from farm biogas rises 40 per cent in one year

40 per cent more renewable electricity was produced from biogas from waste and farms in 2015 compared to 2014, new official figures show. The gover...


28 July 2016 | News,Pigs
Bay Trust pigs off to Norfolk to help save their breed

Two pigs which helped regenerate an overgrown area of Kent coastal habitat by chomping through almost an acre of ivy and brambles are about to leave t...


Nottinghamshire farmers share concerns over future availability of water for farming

Nottinghamshire farmers have met with the representations of the industry to discuss concerns over future supply of water in the county. They met a...


Pokemon Go players could find themselves breaking tresspass laws, say rural lawyers

The new mobile app Pokémon Go has become contagious, capturing the public's imagination. But a specialist in real estate and agricultural law has w...


28 July 2016 | Dairy,Education,News
Scientists awarded £1.7m fund for major research to help British dairy farmers

Scientists at The University of Nottingham have been awarded a further £1.7m in funding for a major research programme to help British dairy farms mai...


28 July 2016 | News,Renewables
Rural Secretary confirms £3.5m boost for Swansea Valley community wind project

A locally owned community energy charity has received a major boost after the Wales' Rural Secretary Lesley Griffiths confirmed it will receive a Gove...


28 July 2016 | Grassland,News,Top Tips
Giant black-grass requires lock stock approach

Bigger black-grass heads and increased tiller numbers have been the topic of conversation for growers this year. If not managed effectively, this c...


28 July 2016 | Dairy,Finance,News
Milk purchasers told to 'immediately lift prices' on the back of a rapidly changing marketplace

Milk purchasers in the UK have been called to 'immediately lift prices' to producers on the back of a rapidly changing marketplace. NFU Scotland sa...


28 July 2016 | Animal Health,Dairy,News,Top Tips
Dairy farmers urged to take free milk test

Dairy farmers are being urged to take advantage of a free bulk tank test to get the best financial return on their worming programmes. The test, wh...


28 July 2016 | Government,Husbandry,News
Simpler animal movement rules designed to cut red tape introduced by Defra

Simpler animal movement rules designed to reduce red tape for livestock producers has been announced by Defra. The launch of the rules for livestoc...


28 July 2016 | News,Sheep,Shows and Events
Sheep industry urged to get together and back 'Love Lamb Week'

The sheep industry is being urged to come together to promote home-produced lamb during Love Lamb Week 2016. The week, which is being supported by ...


28 July 2016 | Agri Safety,News,Pigs
750 pigs killed due to barn fire in Wiltshire

Around 750 pigs were killed in a huge barn fire in Bormham, Wiltshire last night. Dorset & Wiltshire Fire and Rescue Service was called to the farm...


No longer a sci-fi concept: Intensive agriculture can use robotics 'efficiently' and 'sustainably'

Advanced engineering could be the solution for the sustainable intensification of agriculture, as technology for producing service robots reaches matu...


28 July 2016 | Government,News,NFU
NFU agrees on 'options paper' detailing vision for post-Brexit agriculture

An ‘options paper’ detailing the NFU’s vision for British agriculture post-Brexit has been agreed by its national Policy Board. This means the unio...



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