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19 October 2017 | Online since 2003

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18 October 2017 | Finance,Government,News,NFU,Top Tips

Brexit: NFU releases document outlining new domestic agricultural policy
Brexit: NFU releases document outlining new domestic agricultural policy

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18 October 2017 | Agri Safety,Finance,News,Property News
Damage caused by Storm Ophelia could reach £10m

The damage caused by Storm Ophelia could lead to claims costing up to £10m, mainly due to gale force winds damaging properties. Farmers and rural b...


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18 October 2017 | Finance,Government,News
European VAT Court rules in favour of UK farmers

UK farmers who have been incorrectly removed from a VAT simplification scheme may now be entitled to a repayment of VAT, or compensation, from the UK’...


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18 October 2017 | Agri Safety,News
Elderly farmer bitten on face by dog as he intervened in sheep worrying incident

A farmer has had his face bitten by a dog as another dog chased after his sheep on a farm in Sussex. The elderly farmer, aged 82, sustained a sever...


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18 October 2017 | Finance,Government,News,NFU
Policy makers 'not doing enough' to address needs of rural communities

Policy makers are not doing enough to address the needs and interests of rural communities including farm businesses, according to the NFU. The far...


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18 October 2017 | Finance,Government,News
'Mandate for change': UK food and farming system to be scrutinised

A two-year long programme looking to build a fairer food and farming system for the UK has been announced. Announced ahead of the formal Commission...


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18 October 2017 | Market Reports,News,Property News
Tight supplies see farmland values firm for certain types of property

Farmland values show signs of firming over the past quarter, on the back of tight supplies and strong interest from non-farmers and tax-driven buyers....


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18 October 2017 | Agri Safety,Crops and Cereals,News
Yorkshire Water calls on farmers to manage use of slug-control pesticides

Yorkshire Water has called on farmers on catchment land near rivers to manage the use of slug control pesticides carefully to reduce the impact they c...


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18 October 2017 | Cattle,Husbandry,News,NFU,Shows and Events
Welsh Livestock Champion Award launched, winner wins £300

NFU Cymru is launching its annual award to find the best livestock person working within the agricultural industry in Wales. The award winner will ...


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18 October 2017 | Crops and Cereals,Education,News
Barley scientists discover path to improved grain quality

Scientists have discovered a genetic pathway to improved barley grain size and uniformity, a finding which may help breeders develop future varieties ...


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18 October 2017 | Meat Processing,News,Produce,Shows and Events
British meat exporters flock to world's largest food trade fair

A record number of British meat exporters attended Anuga, the world’s biggest food trade fair, in Cologne, Germany. A total of 16 companies had ind...


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18 October 2017 | Market Reports,News,Produce,Sheep
UK could see 30 per cent lamb export boost to US

The UK could see a 30 per cent boost in lamb exports to the United States following a successful visit by the US Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue. ...


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18 October 2017 | Finance,Government,News,NFU,Top Tips
Brexit: NFU releases document outlining new domestic agricultural policy

The National Farmers' Union has released a new document outlining what it would like the government to adopt as part of a new domestic agricultural po...


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17 October 2017 | News,Property News,Rural Life
Farmer tells hunt saboteurs to 'get off my land', violence escalates

An angry farmer has been filmed shouting at hunt saboteurs ordering them to "get off my land". The clip – which is believed to be filmed during a h...


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17 October 2017 | Cattle,Crops and Cereals,Dairy,Education,Husbandry,News,Sheep
£4.9m funding to help increase resilience and sustainability of UK food system

The UK’s Global Food Security programme is funding £4.9 million of research hoping to increase resilience and sustainability of the UK food system. ...


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17 October 2017 | Government,News,NFU,Shows and Events
NFU and AHDB to roll out Brexit Roadshows across UK

The NFU and AHDB are embarking on a series of Brexit Roadshows across the country to meet farmers to discuss the political and economic outlook for th...



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17 October 2017 | Finance,News,Rural Life
Farm-based charity receives £145k for mental health work

A funding success has become a reality for farm-based charity Growing Well, receiving £145,000 for its mental health work. A round of funding succe...


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17 October 2017 | Crops and Cereals,Finance,News,NFU
NFU Sugar organises emergency meeting for M&J Haulage Ltd growers

NFU Sugar has outlined its response to news that leading sugar beet harvesting and haulage business, M and J Haulage Ltd has been placed in administra...


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17 October 2017 | Agri Safety,Animal Health,News,Poultry
EU prepares itself for cases of bird flu this winter

Migratory wild birds crossing the north-eastern and eastern border of the EU is the most likely pathway for avian influenza to enter the territory, ac...


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17 October 2017 | News,Rural Life,Shows and Events
Farmer and stand-up comedian to perform gig at Oxford Farming Conference

The Oxford Farming Conference is to hold a Comedy Night during its three-day event, with Scots farmer and stand-up comedian Jim Smith bringing his ane...


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17 October 2017 | News,NFU,Property News,Rural Life
Farmers can only look after environment if they're profitable, NFU says

The NFU has warned that without profitable farming businesses there won't be anyone there to look after the environment. The farming union has said...


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17 October 2017 | Agri Safety,News,NFU,Property News
Environment Agency issues warning over baled waste crime

The Environment Agency has issued a warning after a reported rise in the dumping of baled waste on land. The National Farmers' Union (NFU) has said...


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17 October 2017 | Finance,Government,News,Produce,Supermarkets
Leaving EU with no-deal could see increase in dairy and meat prices

Leaving the EU without a trade-deal would most likely hit low-income families the most, and will see a sharp increase in prices for foods such as dair...


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17 October 2017 | Crops and Cereals,Government,News,NFU,Produce
Farming industry warns 'no deal Brexit' will cause 'considerable disruption'

The National Farmers' Union has warned the government that a 'no-deal' Brexit scenario will cause 'considerable disruption' for the farming industry. ...


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16 October 2017 | Machinery and Equipment,News,Products
IoT set to fuel the next 'Green Revolution' in farming, report finds

New research has said the Internet of Things (IoT) will play an increasingly important role in helping the agriculture sector become more efficient, p...


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16 October 2017 | News,Poultry,Produce
Retailers cage-free pledge should incentivise farmers to diversify, group says

The UK’s major retailers’ decision to only source non-cage eggs from 2025 should be the incentive farmers need to diversify into free range egg produc...


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16 October 2017 | Finance,Government,Market Reports,News,Produce
UK-EU trade deal 'essential' for Scottish economy

Scottish food and drink exports to Europe grew by £119m in the first half of 2017, official figures show. The 9% increase in the value of total exp...


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16 October 2017 | Diversification,Finance,Market Reports,News,Products
BASF acquires significant parts of Bayer’s crop science business for £5.2bn

BASF has signed an agreement to acquire significant parts of Bayer’s crop science business for €5.9bn (£5.25bn). Bayer intends to divest these asse...