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20 October 2017 | Online since 2003

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19 October 2017 | Dairy,Finance,Government,Market Reports,News

Future is bright for British dairy farmers post-Brexit, report states
Future is bright for British dairy farmers post-Brexit, report states

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19 October 2017 | Crops and Cereals,News
Northern Britain sees higher risk of damaging 'light leaf spot'

Oilseed rape growers in the North of England and Scotland face a higher risk of light leaf spot than anywhere else in Great Britain. The autumn lig...


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19 October 2017 | Dairy,Finance,Government,Market Reports,News
Future is bright for British dairy farmers post-Brexit, report states

A new report aimed at identifying a strategy for the UK dairy industry post-Brexit has concluded the future is bright for British dairy farmers. Ho...


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19 October 2017 | Agri Safety,Animal Health,News
Countryside Alliance calls on RSPCA to end 'anomaly' of privatised prosecutions

A rural organisation has called on the RSPCA to end the "continuing anomaly" of privatised criminal prosecution of animal welfare legislation. The ...


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19 October 2017 | Meat Processing,News,Poultry,Produce
Supplier calls on butchers to stock 100% British turkey amid import fears

A turkey supplier has called on butchers to stop selling imported turkey 'butterflies', calling it a threat to the traditional British turkey sector. ...


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19 October 2017 | Agri Safety,News,Rural Life
Taxpayers spend £58m to clear up 1m incidents of fly-tipping

Taxpayers had to cough up £58m to clear over one million incidents of fly-tipping in England during 2016-17. It is the fourth year in a row that in...


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19 October 2017 | News,Property News
Derelict farm buildings at risk of being considered 'abandoned'

Derelict houses on farmland can be at risk of being considered as 'abandoned' which can lead to the legal loss of use as a residential dwelling, accor...


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19 October 2017 | Grassland,News,Slurry and Irrigation
NI farmers can use ‘reasonable excuse’ to spread slurry during closed period

The wet weather has made it "nearly impossible" to spread slurry safely on many farms across Northern Ireland and farmers are concerned as the closed ...


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19 October 2017 | News,Property News,Rural Life
Farmer arrested following hunt saboteur assault

A farmer has been arrested on suspicion of assault following a fiery argument with hunt saboteurs who trespassed on his land. The 44-year-old man w...


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19 October 2017 | Arable,Crops and Cereals,News,Produce
Lack of knowledge hindering development of 'essential' GM crops, scientists warn

Genetic modification of crops will be essential to avert future food shortages, a group of agricultural scientists have concluded, but a lack of knowl...


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19 October 2017 | Crops and Cereals,Finance,News
Cashflow and profitability problems led to sugar beet contractor's demise

Auditors have told how cash-flow and profitability problems suffered by a major sugar beet contractor and haulier led to its demise. Lincolnshire-...


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19 October 2017 | Agri Safety,News,Property News
Huge fire engulfs 700 hay bales on Scottish farm

Firefighters have battled a huge fire on a Scottish farm where more than 700 hay bales were caught alight. Police and fire crews were called on Wed...


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18 October 2017 | Agri Safety,Finance,News,Property News
Damage caused by Storm Ophelia could reach £10m

The damage caused by Storm Ophelia could lead to claims costing up to £10m, mainly due to gale force winds damaging properties. Farmers and rural b...


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18 October 2017 | Finance,Government,News
European VAT Court rules in favour of UK farmers

UK farmers who have been incorrectly removed from a VAT simplification scheme may now be entitled to a repayment of VAT, or compensation, from the UK’...


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18 October 2017 | Agri Safety,News
Elderly farmer bitten on face by dog as he intervened in sheep worrying incident

A farmer has had his face bitten by a dog as another dog chased after his sheep on a farm in Sussex. The elderly farmer, aged 82, sustained a sever...


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18 October 2017 | Finance,Government,News,NFU
Policy makers 'not doing enough' to address needs of rural communities

Policy makers are not doing enough to address the needs and interests of rural communities including farm businesses, according to the NFU. The far...



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18 October 2017 | Finance,Government,News
'Mandate for change': UK food and farming system to be scrutinised

A two-year long programme looking to build a fairer food and farming system for the UK has been announced. Announced ahead of the formal Commission...


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18 October 2017 | Market Reports,News,Property News
Tight supplies see farmland values firm for certain types of property

Farmland values show signs of firming over the past quarter, on the back of tight supplies and strong interest from non-farmers and tax-driven buyers....


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18 October 2017 | Agri Safety,Crops and Cereals,News
Yorkshire Water calls on farmers to manage use of slug-control pesticides

Yorkshire Water has called on farmers on catchment land near rivers to manage the use of slug control pesticides carefully to reduce the impact they c...


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18 October 2017 | Cattle,Husbandry,News,NFU,Shows and Events
Welsh Livestock Champion Award launched, winner wins £300

NFU Cymru is launching its annual award to find the best livestock person working within the agricultural industry in Wales. The award winner will ...


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18 October 2017 | Crops and Cereals,Education,News
Barley scientists discover path to improved grain quality

Scientists have discovered a genetic pathway to improved barley grain size and uniformity, a finding which may help breeders develop future varieties ...


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18 October 2017 | Meat Processing,News,Produce,Shows and Events
British meat exporters flock to world's largest food trade fair

A record number of British meat exporters attended Anuga, the world’s biggest food trade fair, in Cologne, Germany. A total of 16 companies had ind...


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18 October 2017 | Market Reports,News,Produce,Sheep
UK could see 30 per cent lamb export boost to US

The UK could see a 30 per cent boost in lamb exports to the United States following a successful visit by the US Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue. ...


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18 October 2017 | Finance,Government,News,NFU,Top Tips
Brexit: NFU releases document outlining new domestic agricultural policy

The National Farmers' Union has released a new document outlining what it would like the government to adopt as part of a new domestic agricultural po...


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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...