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23 February 2017 | Agri Safety,Finance,News,Property News,Rural Life

Storm Doris could lead to more than 1,000 claims, says rural insurer NFU Mutual
Storm Doris could lead to more than 1,000 claims, says rural insurer NFU Mutual

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23 February 2017 | Agri Safety,Finance,News,Property News,Rural Life
Storm Doris could lead to more than 1,000 claims, says rural insurer NFU Mutual

Leading rural insurer NFU Mutual has said they estimate the damage from Storm Doris will lead to more than 1,000 claims across the UK. NFU Mutual, ...


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23 February 2017 | News,Rural Life
EE to use helium balloons to bring 4G to Britain's rural communities

Mobile provider EE has got plans to use high-flying balloons and drones to connect rural communities across the country. EE showed how it can use m...


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23 February 2017 | Arable,Crops and Cereals,News
Climate change could deplete mineral levels on agricultural land, research suggests

Climate change could increase the risk of the human diet being deficient in a vital mineral found in agricultural land named 'selenium', research has ...


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23 February 2017 | News,Renewables
Enough energy to power a village: Shropshire farmer awarded 'green accolade' for environmental work

A Shropshire farmer has been awarded a ‘green accolade’ for his environmental work, which includes exporting enough energy to power his neighbouring 5...


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23 February 2017 | Dairy,Finance,News,Organic,Produce
Organic milk cooperative increases member pool by 30 per cent

The Organic Milk Suppliers Cooperative (OMSCo) has signed new members to meet demand from its export business, increasing its milk pool by nearly 30% ...


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23 February 2017 | News
Police treating Scottish Borders farm fire as 'suspicious'

A fire that caused substantial damage to a farm building on the Scottish Borders is being treated as 'suspicious' by police in the area. No people ...


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23 February 2017 | Dairy,Finance,News
Milk prices 'back on track' says Arla chief executive

A rising supply of milk on world markets is likely to limit further gains in prices that have increased nearly 50 percent since a slump last year, Arl...


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23 February 2017 | Government,News,NFU,Produce,Shows and Events
'A clear message to the Government': Liam Fox to receive British produce hamper from farmers

Thirteen British farmers took to the NFU Conference stage to add produce to a specially created hamper of the finest British and Red Tractor food to b...


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23 February 2017 | Dairy,Government,News,NFU,Shows and Events
NFU announces three key areas of success for a post-Brexit dairy sector

The National Farmers Union (NFU) has announced three key areas for success in the dairy sector for a British post-Brexit landscape. They are: build...


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23 February 2017 | Arable,Finance,Market Reports,News,Products
UK nitrogen prices sees 50 per cent increase compared to last year

UK nitrogen prices have seen a 40 to 50 per cent increase compared to July 2016, largely due to global factors, especially urea pricing. Nitrogen p...


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23 February 2017 | Finance,Government,News,Property News,Rural Life
'Uncertain times': Rural land prices predicted to fall as Brexit uncertainty weighs heavy on the market

Demand for farmland in Great Britain has further decreased, having now declined for the last 18 months, according to a latest rural land market survey...


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23 February 2017 | Agri Safety,Animal Health,Cattle,Dairy,Husbandry,News
'RESETing' farmers mindset: Behavioural change model could influence farmers to reduce antibiotic use

Scientists have explained how a behavioural change model called RESET Mindset can positively influence dairy farmers and veterinarians to reduce their...


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23 February 2017 | Agri Safety,News,Rural Life,Sheep
Sheep rustlers steal 100 sheep worth £13,000 near Falkirk

Sheep rustlers have stolen almost 100 sheep, worth just under £13,000 in a farm near Falkirk, Scotland. The livestock was taken from a farm in Denn...


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22 February 2017 | Dairy,Finance,News
Arla increases March milk price

Arla Foods is raising its milk price to owners by 0.38 pence per litre from 1 March. This will take the liquid price to 27.45 pence per litre and t...


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22 February 2017 | Agri Safety,Animal Health,News,NFU,Poultry,Shows and Events
Chief Vet Nigel Gibbens questions the viability of free range egg production in avian influenza high risk areas

(The full video including questions and answers will be uploaded shortly) The UK's Chief Vet Nigel Gibbens has said egg producers in some higher ri...


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22 February 2017 | Government,News,NFU,Produce,Shows and Events
Red Tractor can be used as a unique selling point when exporting British produce post-Brexit, Chairman says

The Red Tractor logo has significant potential to be used as an established assurance scheme to sell British food and drink in post-Brexit trade talks...


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22 February 2017 | Government,News,NFU,Shows and Events
'We don't live in isolation': Wales urges joint effort for post-Brexit farming talks

Welsh farming union NFU Cymru has highlighted priorities for Governments in Cardiff and Westminster to get the best possible deal for Welsh agricultur...


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22 February 2017 | Agri Safety,News,Property News,Rural Life
Gusts of up to 80 mph: Farmers warned to prepare for incoming Storm Doris

With the Met Office issuing an Amber National Severe Weather Warning for Storm Doris on Thursday 23 February, leading rural insurer NFU Mutual has iss...


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22 February 2017 | News,Pigs,Property News,Rural Life
Dispute over tenancy of land means more than 50 pigs face eviction from farm

A dispute over the tenancy of land has meant that more than 50 pigs, goats and chickens face eviction. Having been their home for two years, farm b...


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22 February 2017 | Arable,Crops and Cereals,News,Produce
Fast-growing broccoli which removes reliance on seasonality is being developed by scientists

A new line of fast-growing sprouting broccoli that removes reliance on seasonality and could double crop production is being developed. Scientists ...


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22 February 2017 | Agri Safety,Animal Health,News
Antimicrobial resistance remains high and continues to show resistance, say EU report

Bacteria found in humans, animals and food continue to show resistance to widely used antimicrobials, says the latest report on antimicrobial resistan...


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22 February 2017 | Machinery and Equipment,News,Products
Kelvin Cave showcases new dry-roller mill - ideal for processing grains

By popular demand, a dry-roller mill that is powered by a single-phase electric motor has been launched by feed company Kelvin Cave. The company sh...


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22 February 2017 | News,NFU,Rural Life
'Contract disputes a major concern': NFU launches new contract service

Farmers are being urged to sign up to a new contract service by the NFU, following an increase in contract dispute cases. Launched yesterday (21 Fe...


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22 February 2017 | Machinery and Equipment,News,NFU,Products,Shows and Events
NFU urges Government to invest in R&D to enable farmers to use latest technology

A new report from the NFU urges Government and research providers to invest in agricultural R&D and to enable British farmers to use the latest techno...


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22 February 2017 | Crops and Cereals,Government,News
Farmers will fail to feed the nation if migrant workers are excluded from vital jobs, MPs are warned

Farmers will fail to feed the nation successfully if migrant workers are excluded from vital jobs across the rural economy, the CLA has told MPs looki...


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22 February 2017 | Dairy,News,Shows and Events
£1000 up for grabs: Last call for entries for the 2017 Dairy Student Award!

A last call for entries for the 2017 RABDF Dairy Student Award has been issued ahead of the deadline of 3 March. The competition carries a prize of...


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22 February 2017 | Arable,Crops and Cereals,News
Major seed deposit enters secure vault in Arctic Circle to ensure food security in global crisis

A major seed deposit critical to ensuring global food security was made to the Svalbard Global Seed Vault in the Arctic Circle today. Despite a bac...