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24 February 2018 | Online since 2003

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23 February 2018 | Dairy,Market Reports,News,NFU,Produce

NFU tells Arla to 'speed up commitments' as milk price drop announced
NFU tells Arla to 'speed up commitments' as milk price drop announced

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23 February 2018 | Dairy,Finance,Market Reports,News
First Milk announces March milk price drop

British farmer-owned First Milk has announced that its milk price for March will be reducing by 1.25 pence per litre. Commenting on the announcemen...


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23 February 2018 | Dairy,Market Reports,News,NFU,Produce
NFU tells Arla to 'speed up commitments' as milk price drop announced

Arla has announced it will be dropping its UK milk price by 2.16ppl – and since December, Arla farmers have seen a total drop of 5.19ppl. The Natio...


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23 February 2018 | Animal Health,News,Other Livestock,Shows and Events
Alpaca blood donation event brings BBC Countryfile to Derby

A veterinary company has held its first ever alpaca blood donation event for local farmers, bringing BBC Countryfile TV crews to Derby to document it....


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23 February 2018 | Government,News,NFU
Brexit deal must allow next generation of Welsh farmers to prosper, NFU Cymru says

Any Brexit deal must allow the next generation of Welsh farmers to prosper, according to NFU Cymru. While representing a significant challenge, Bre...


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23 February 2018 | News,Poultry,Produce,Products
New paper highlights nutritional importance of eggs for young and old

A new paper published highlights a raft of research showing how a number of key consumer groups could benefit from increased egg consumption. The p...


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23 February 2018 | News,Produce,Products
Food and farming industries 'booming' in Worcestershire, council says

The food and farming industry in Worcestershire is booming thanks to a strong sense of buying local, according to the county council. Currently the...


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23 February 2018 | Education,News,Produce,Products
Adam Henson to only eat food that is traceable for a week

Celebrity farmer Adam Henson will only eat food in which he knows the origin of as part of a campaign to get the public to understand food transparenc...


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23 February 2018 | Agri Safety,Animal Health,Government,News
Legislation on mandatory CCTV will be introduced from May 2018

Legislation to make CCTV cameras mandatory in slaughterhouses in England to safeguard animal welfare has been laid by Defra Secretary Michael Gove. ...


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22 February 2018 | Agri Safety,News,Sheep
Dog attack on livestock causes 'distressed' farmer to stop sheep farming

Police are appealing for more information following a serious incident of livestock worrying which has left a farmer to give up sheep farming altogeth...


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22 February 2018 | Education,News,Rural Life,Top Tips
Young farmers must 'look beyond farm gates' to see 'bigger picture'

It’s "vitally important" that young farmers "look beyond the farm gate and step out from behind computers", according to leading rural experts. Cat...


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22 February 2018 | News,NFU,Renewables and Environment,Rural Life
Farmers will 'enhance' Exmoor's landscape under new proposals

Conservationists and farmers have announced a "transformative proposal" for sustaining and enhancing Exmoor’s farmed landscapes and communities follow...


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22 February 2018 | Dairy,Finance,News,Products
Dairy group Meadow Foods acquires butter oil company Roil Foods

UK-based Meadow Foods has acquired butter oil and ghee manufacturer Roil Foods to expand its dairy portfolio. Formed in 1995, Roil Foods is a leadi...


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22 February 2018 | Finance,News,Top Tips
Farmers who do not comply to new data protection rules run risk of severe fines

New data protection rules could potentially cost farmers millions of pounds in fines if they do not comply, according to agricultural valuers. The ...


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22 February 2018 | Appointments,News,NFU
Minette Batters takes NFU President role during 'immensely important time'

Social media has reacted to the news of Wiltshire farmer Minette Batters making history as the first woman to lead the National Farmers' Union. Def...


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22 February 2018 | Government,News,NFU
'Farmers want to be farmers': UK’s regulatory system will be 'important' post-Brexit

The UK's post-Brexit regulatory system will be "extremely important" once the UK leaves the EU as further calls for less red tape have been urged. ...



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22 February 2018 | Agri Safety,Education,News,NFU
#SeeItChangeIt: NFU launches initiative to improve farmer well-being

The NFU has launched its #SeeItChangeIt campaign at the NFU’s annual conference – its latest initiative to improve safety and well-being on farms. ...


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21 February 2018 | Government,News,NFU,Rural Life
Business secretary Greg Clark seeks to calm farmer's fears over migrant labour drain

Business Secretary Greg Clark has tried to allay farmers' fears about a lack of available labour in the wake of the decision to leave the European Uni...


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21 February 2018 | News,NFU
Minette Batters becomes first female NFU president

Former NFU deputy president Minette Batters has been elected as the new NFU president today, becoming its first female president in the union's 110 ye...


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21 February 2018 | Government,Machinery and Equipment,News,NFU,Products,Shows and Events
NFU18: Government announces £90m for agri-tech projects

The government has announced £90 million for agri-tech in a keynote speech to the National Farmers’ Union Conference today. In a keynote speech to ...


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21 February 2018 | Agri Safety,News,Sheep
New report highlights severe scale of dog attacks on livestock

A new report has been released highlighting the scale of dog attacks on livestock - livestock worrying - and the challenges faced by police forces in ...


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21 February 2018 | Appointments,News,NFU
North Yorkshire farmer honoured for grassroots commitment to NFU

A farmer from North Yorkshire has been honoured at this year’s NFU Conference for his dedication and commitment to the NFU and to the farming industry...


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21 February 2018 | Arable,Crops and Cereals,News
Norfolk's new biomass power station fuels demand for Miscanthus

Norfolk’s new biomass power station is fuelling an increased demand for Miscanthus to be grown in the county. East Norfolk Miscanthus growers, Bill...


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21 February 2018 | Finance,News,Produce,Products
International consumers prepared to pay more for British, research shows

New research has revealed two fifths of international consumers would be more inclined to buy a product if it displayed the Union Jack. As Britain ...


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21 February 2018 | Government,Meat Processing,News,Poultry,Produce,Products
Plot emerges 'mistakenly' calling for UK to ditch food standards to secure US deal

A plot has emerged "mistakenly" by leading Brexiteers to ditch EU food and safety standards post-Brexit to secure a US trade deal, according to an MEP...


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21 February 2018 | Appointments,News,NFU
Farmers prepare to elect next National Farmers’ Union leader

Meurig Raymond stands down as NFU president today as the farmers' union prepares to elect a successor to the top post. There are two nominees to ta...


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21 February 2018 | Crops and Cereals,Education,News,Shows and Events
Scotland launches plant health centre to strengthen crop resilience

A new plant health centre has been launched in Scotland to shine a light on the essential role plants play in every day lives, from the economics of t...


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21 February 2018 | Agri Safety,Animal Health,News,Rural Life,Sheep
Sheep industry supports Scottish Minister’s pledge against lynx release

The sheep industry has welcomed recent remarks from Scotland’s Rural Economy Secretary Fergus Ewing, who said lynx would be released in Scotland “over...



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