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16 October 2018 | Finance,Government,News

Independent review to examine ways to make farm funding 'fair' post-Brexit
Independent review to examine ways to make farm funding 'fair' post-Brexit

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16 October 2018 | Dairy,News
Arla unveils new farming standards model to 'benefit everyone'

Farmer-owned cooperative Arla has launched a new standard for UK dairy farming with an approach looking to "benefit everyone". With ongoing volatil...


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16 October 2018 | News,Rural Life
'Training the trainer' programme to spur on farming families to talk more

A ‘training the trainer’ programme is to train professionals who work closely with farming families, to support conversations around sensitive topics ...


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16 October 2018 | Government,News
Ulster Farmers' Union joins 21 organisations in call to secure labour

The Ulster Farmers' Union is among 21 organisations in Northern Ireland calling for regional flexibility around migrant labour policies. Shrinking ...


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16 October 2018 | Education,News,Rural Life
Third of teenagers would consider food and farming career

More than a third of British teenagers would consider a career in the food and farming industry, a vast research programme has highlighted. The twe...


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16 October 2018 | Animal Health,News,Pigs
China suffers worst case of swine fever yet

China has suffered its most serious case of African swine fever yet, further damaging the country's cherished $1 trillion pig industry. A farm in t...


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16 October 2018 | News,Rural Life
MPs recommend single rural mobile phone network

A cross-party group of MPs has recommended the introduction of a single rural mobile phone network to help further and faster delivery of 4G to the co...


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Car which fails to stop for police ends up colliding with tractor

Police are appealing for witnesses following a road traffic collision involving a Mitsubishi Shogun and a tractor in North Yorkshire. The incident ...


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16 October 2018 | Animal Health,Cattle,News
Additional TB testing and increased support for Welsh farmers announced

Additional contiguous testing and increased veterinary support for farmers will be implemented in herds in North Wales following a local spike in TB i...


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16 October 2018 | Government,Meat,News,Produce,Renewables and Environment
Report blames politicians for 'succumbing to pressure' from meat producers

Politicians have "succumbed to pressure" from meat producers in a bid to "restrict" market growth of meat-free alternatives, a new report suggests. ...


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16 October 2018 | Agri Safety and Rural Crime,News,Other Livestock,Poultry,Sheep
Police hunt the rightful owners of more than 400 stolen animals

More than 400 farm animals have been seized from a man suspected of stealing them, with police now working to find the rightful owners. Police in N...


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16 October 2018 | Finance,Government,News
Independent review to examine ways to make farm funding 'fair' post-Brexit

An independent review is to be set up to scrutinise how farm funding should be distributed around the UK after Brexit. The Government has announced...


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15 October 2018 | Government,News
Lords to ask Gove why Defra is at 'high risk' in no-deal Brexit

The House of Lords is set to grill Michael Gove on why his department is at “high risk” in a no-deal Brexit. It comes as the National Audit Office ...


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15 October 2018 | Finance,Government,News
Decades of poor farm profitability must be addressed post-Brexit, TFA says

Principles of a new productivity scheme to sit alongside the proposed environmental land management scheme have been released by a farm group. The ...


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15 October 2018 | Meat,News
Red meat sector looks to cut waste and boost profitability

Several opportunities exist where the red meat processing sector in Wales can reduce waste and increase efficiency, a new report has highlighted. T...


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15 October 2018 | Agri Safety and Rural Crime,News
Man imprisoned and forced to compensate landowners after waste crime

A man has been sentenced to 8 months imprisonment and forced to compensate landowners over £12,000 after dumping tyres on land. Michael Newsome, fr...



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15 October 2018 | Animal Health,Cattle,Crops and Cereals,News
Anglesey farmers short on winter fodder urged to ask for help

Farmers in Anglesey who are low on silage following this year's extreme weather can now receive bales thanks to a farming union and a local energy com...


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15 October 2018 | Animal Health,Education,News
£7m grant to boost creation of new livestock health centre

A £7m grant will support the creation of a facility which will develop the next generation of livestock vaccines and cell therapies. The Veterinary...


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15 October 2018 | Animal Health,Cattle,News
Lameness prevention 'top of the agenda' following hot summer

Lameness prevention in dairy herds should be a top priority as the hot weather of the summer and the subsequent poor feed quality have had the potenti...


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15 October 2018 | Finance,News,Shows and Events
Chance to win major award for new entrants in UK farming

A major new award opening this autumn to British farmers aims to help new entrants develop successful agricultural businesses. The innovation-focus...


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15 October 2018 | Agri Safety and Rural Crime,News,Sheep
Storm Callum washes away flock of 100 sheep in Wales

Around one hundred sheep have been washed away in Carmarthenshire after relentless rain and wind caused by Storm Callum. The sheep were washed away...


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15 October 2018 | Agri Safety and Rural Crime,News,Rural Life
Quick thinking resident helps farmer reunite with stolen dogs

A farmer has been reunited with his three dogs after they were stolen from his pickup truck thanks to an online appeal. The dogs, Sean, Sue and one...


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15 October 2018 | Agri Safety and Rural Crime,News
Police officers praised for bravery after saving lives during farm fire

Two police officers have been praised for their swift action and bravery after responding to a major farm fire in Cumbria. Police Constables Euan S...


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14 October 2018 | Crops and Cereals,Finance,News
Preliminary results and forecast returns for this year's harvest

A farm consultant has analysed the preliminary results and forecast returns this year for contract farms following the best harvest result for five ye...


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13 October 2018 | News,Property News,Renewables and Environment
Fracking for shale gas given green light in Lancashire

Fracking for shale gas has been given the green light for the first time in the UK since 2011, despite some concern from farmers. Energy firm Cuadr...


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12 October 2018 | Animal Health,News,Poultry,Produce,Supermarkets
Tesco will replace enriched cage eggs with barn in 2025

Tesco agricultural manager John Kirkpatrick says the supermarket will replace enriched cage eggs with barn in 2025. All the major United Kingdom re...


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12 October 2018 | Animal Health,News,Sheep
Bluetongue virus detected in four sheep imported from France

Sheep farmers have been urged to remain vigilant after bluetongue virus was detected in a consignment of four sheep imported from France. The Anima...


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12 October 2018 | News,Property News
Landowners warned of passing 'point of no return' with option agreements

Landowners and farmers who are considering granting developers the option to buy their property in return for a fee are being warned there is “no turn...



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