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28 July 2017 | Online since 2003

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28 July 2017 | Government,News

UK devolved nations urge cross-UK agricultural summit to soothe tensions
UK devolved nations urge cross-UK agricultural summit to soothe tensions

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28 July 2017 | Arable,Crops and Cereals,News
New study shows importance of soil on food production across Europe

A new study released has set out framework for valuing soil’s contribution to food and wider ecosystem services across Europe. Soil scientists at t...


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28 July 2017 | Agri Safety,Animal Health,Husbandry,News,Top Tips
Antibiotic alliance urges farmers to complete their antibiotic medication

An antibiotic pressure group has urged caution over a new article published by the British Medical Journal, urging farmers to complete their antibioti...


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28 July 2017 | Arable,Crops and Cereals,News,Shows and Events,Top Tips
CropTec 2017 – knowledge exchange event returns to drive arable innovation

Forward-thinking farmers and agronomists will have the opportunity to explore a wide range of novel science and innovative technology when the CropTec...


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28 July 2017 | Government,News
UK devolved nations urge cross-UK agricultural summit to soothe tensions

Farming unions across the UK have called for a cross government agricultural summit to address the perceived slow progress in developing plans for a p...


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Police use tracking devices to catch criminals stealing farm machinery

Warwickshire police are using an innovative solution to stop vehicle thieves in rural areas by fitting farm machinery with tracking devices. The Na...


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28 July 2017 | Agri Safety,Education,News,Products
'Farm Secure' app created to educate children on farm dangers

An app which helps promote farm safety to children has been released to mark the end of Farm Safety Week. To coincide with Farm Safety Week 2017, t...


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Farm Safety Week: The dangers of children on the farm

This year’s HSE Fatal Injuries in Agriculture report highlighted that, of the three members of the public killed, one was a three year-old child. T...


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27 July 2017 | Animal Health,Cattle,Meat Processing,News,Produce
Scottish beef exports officially BSE risk free from today

Scotland has achieved the lowest risk level status available for Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy (BSE), the government has announced today (27 July)....


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27 July 2017 | Government,News,Produce,Products,Sheep,Shows and Events
New inquiry to look at future of Welsh food and farming

The future of the Welsh food and drink industry will be the subject of a new inquiry by a National Assembly committee. The inquiry by the Climate C...


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27 July 2017 | News,Produce
Wine grown in Sussex to be considered for EU protected scheme

Wine grown in Sussex is being considered under the EU protected food names scheme. The government has applied to the EU to get Protected Designatio...


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27 July 2017 | Finance,News,Property News,Rural Life
Small farmers may lose out over Gove's 'Green Brexit' plans, says Sir James Dyson

Small farmers may be at a disadvantage to their European counterparts over Michael Gove's 'Green Brexit' plans, according to Sir James Dyson. Speak...


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27 July 2017 | Finance,Forestry,Government,News,Rural Life
New Forest National Park calls on government to support its farmers post-2020

Organisations from New Forest have presented the government with a paper outlining how future agricultural schemes could protect the forest environmen...


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27 July 2017 | Agri Safety,Animal Health,Husbandry,News
More evidence on link between antibiotic use and resistance, report finds

A report from three European health agencies presents new data on antibiotic consumption and antibiotic resistance and reflects improved surveillance ...


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27 July 2017 | News,Shows and Events
Search continues for young farmer who went missing at Royal Welsh Show

Searches for a missing 19-year-old teenager who visited the Royal Welsh Show on Monday (24 July) are set to resume today. James Corfield, a farmer'...


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27 July 2017 | Agri Safety,News,Sheep
Two sheep savaged to death by out-of-control dog in Devon

Two sheep have been savaged to death by an out-of-control dog in a country park in Torquay, Devon. Cockington Country Park has a flock of sheep gra...


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27 July 2017 | Education,Finance,News,Shows and Events
Ten young farmers win travel scholarships to travel the world

Ten young farmers from across Wales have financially benefited from this year’s Gareth Raw Rees Memorial Travel Scholarship. A total of £2,300 has ...


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27 July 2017 | Crops and Cereals,Government,News,NFU,Rural Life
Freedom of movement will end in March 2019, says government

Freedom of movement between the UK and the European Union will end by March 2019, Immigration Minister Brandon Lewis has said. Mr Lewis said a new ...


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27 July 2017 | Finance,Government,News
Defra sets aside 'hundreds of millions' of pounds in anticipation of EU fines

Defra has set aside hundreds of millions of pounds to deal with impending fines levied by the EU over CAP 'disallowances.' The penalties are impose...


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Farm Safety Week: Farmers urged to stay safe with livestock

Many farmers never stop to consider why animals behave as they do and, more importantly, what this behaviour could mean to their personal safety. A...


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26 July 2017 | Finance,Government,News,Rural Life
Plaid Cymru asks Westminster for three demands to 'guarantee' the future for rural Wales

Welsh political party Plaid Cymru has unveiled three demands which the party argues will 'guarantee' a better future for rural communities post-Brexit...


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26 July 2017 | Dairy,Finance,News
Welsh dairy farmers urged to apply for new milk recording grant

Welsh dairy farmers have been advised to apply for a new grant to carry out milk recording, or receive money towards their milk recording contract whi...


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26 July 2017 | Forestry,News
'Ambition needed' for Welsh forestry, committee warns 'urgent' rethink

The Welsh government has been urged to rethink its woodland strategy and aim to 'significantly increase' planting rates, according to a National Assem...


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26 July 2017 | Agri Safety,Machinery and Equipment,News,Rural Life
Rural vehicle crime in limelight as police chase man on stolen ATV through Dales

A man has been arrested after being pursued by police through the Yorkshire Dales on a stolen quad bike. At about 2am on Tuesday (25 July), an offi...


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26 July 2017 | Animal Health,Government,News,Poultry
UK will not import chlorinated chicken, says Gove

Britain will not import chlorinated chicken from the United States as part of a trade deal after Brexit, the environment secretary said this morning. ...


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26 July 2017 | News,Rural Life,Shows and Events
19-year-old teenager missing at the Royal Welsh Show

Police and the family of a teenager who was reported missing from the Royal Welsh Show have said their concerns are growing for his welfare. 19-yea...


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26 July 2017 | Animal Health,Dairy,News
Dairy farmers angry as advertising agency approves 'milk is inhumane' campaign

British dairy farmers have said they have suffered a blow today after the Advertising Standards Agency approved a vegan campaign which describes milk ...


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26 July 2017 | Finance,Government,News,NFU
Gove announces CAP inter-pillar transfer payments to remain same until 2020

Defra Secretary Michael Gove has announced that CAP inter-pillar transfer payments will remain the same until 2020. The Secretary of State announce...