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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 EU with no-deal could see increase in dairy and meat prices

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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...



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16 October 2017 | Agri Safety,Animal Health,News,Poultry
Bird flu reported in Netherlands - 41,500 birds culled

Avian influenza has been reported in a commercial layer flock in the Netherlands. The outbreak is in a flock of 41,500 birds in the Zeeland region ...


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16 October 2017 | Crops and Cereals,Finance,News
Major sugar beet contractor goes into administration

Major sugar beet contractor and haulier M&J Haulage Ltd has gone into administration, with NFU Sugar labelling the business as a 'significant contract...


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16 October 2017 | Arable,Crops and Cereals,News
Soil health collaboration to be launched in Parliament

A new collaboration with an interest in soil health and an aim to improve it will be launched in Parliament this October. The Sustainable Soils All...


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16 October 2017 | News,Property News,Rural Life
Farmer raffles 18.6-acre £1.3m North Yorkshire farm for just £50

A farmer has put his £1.3million farm on the market for just £50 a ticket as part of a raffle. 18.6 acre Barns Farm, near Saltburn, North Yorkshire...


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16 October 2017 | Dairy,News
Three people hospitalised after drinking raw milk from farm

Three people have been hospitalised following an E.coli outbreak at an Isle of Wight farm, and past consumers who have bought raw milk from the farm h...


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16 October 2017 | Agri Safety,News,Top Tips
'Danger to life': Storm Ophelia set to batter Ireland and UK

Farmers and rural businesses across parts of the UK are bracing for extreme weather as ex-Hurricane Ophelia moves across the country. A spell of ve...


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16 October 2017 | Crops and Cereals,Government,News,Produce,Supermarkets
UK farmers could grow more food to prevent 'no deal' price hikes, Grayling says

British farmers will produce more food when the UK leaves the European Union without a trade deal, a Government minister has said. Transport Secret...


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15 October 2017 | Animal Health,News,Poultry
Egg producers no confidence motion in RSPCA Assured

Free range egg producers have passed a no confidence vote in RSPCA Assured decision making process following the latest twist in an increasingly bitte...


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15 October 2017 | Animal Health,Government,News,Produce
Gov outlines intention to avoid farmers being undermined by cheaper imports

The Government has outlined its intention to retain the UK's high standards of animal welfare post-Brexit, and to avoid farmers being undermined by ch...


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14 October 2017 | Animal Health,Cattle,News,Pigs,Poultry,Sheep
UK curbs antibiotic use in farming amid 'post-antibiotic apocalypse' warning

England's chief medical officer has warned of a "post-antibiotic apocalypse" as she urged world leaders to address the real threat of antibiotic resis...


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13 October 2017 | Agri Safety,News
Met Office issues weather warning as tail-end of Hurricane Ophelia heads to UK

With the tail of Hurricane Ophelia heading for the UK, NFU Mutual has highlighted the devastation flooding can bring. Rural insurer NFU Mutual has ...


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13 October 2017 | Government,News,Produce
US and UK begin talks on potential post-Brexit farm trade

U.S. Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue has met with Defra Secretary Michael Gove and the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Select Committee (EFRA) ...