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30 March 2017 | Government,News,NFU

Brexit: NFU Cymru urges Gov to 'think differently' as UK sets out plans to replace all EU laws
Brexit: NFU Cymru urges Gov to 'think differently' as UK sets out plans to replace all EU laws

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30 March 2017 | Government,News,NFU
Brexit: NFU Cymru urges Gov to 'think differently' as UK sets out plans to replace all EU laws

The Government has been urged to be prepared to 'think differently' by a farming union, after the publication of the Great Repeal Bill white paper. ...


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30 March 2017 | Cattle,Feed and Forage,News,Renewables
Cows should eat a more eco-friendly diet to shrink methane footprint, research suggests

Scientists have warned of a “vicious cycle” of climate change, cattle diet and rising methane levels. In a new paper, published this week, research...


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30 March 2017 | Finance,News,Produce,Supermarkets
Morrisons to shorten payment terms for small suppliers

Retailer Morrisons is to shorten its payment terms for its smaller suppliers to a maximum of 14 days. From 1st April 2017, all goods for resale sup...


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30 March 2017 | Animal Health,Government,News
House of Lords to investigate implications of Brexit on farm animal welfare

The House of Lords has launched an inquiry into the implications of Brexit on farm animal welfare. The Lords EU Energy and Environment Sub-Committe...


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30 March 2017 | Animal Health,Government,News,Pigs,Produce
UK animal welfare standards 'must not be lowered' in pursuit of new trade deals, pig industry says

The National Pig Association (NPA) has insisted the UK’s high animal welfare standards must not be lowered in pursuit of new trade deals and a post-Br...


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30 March 2017 | Housing and Equipment,News,Poultry
Family farm pleads for 155,000 poultry unit in Gloucestershire village to be granted amid opposition

A farming family behind the plan to build 155,000-capacity poultry units in Gloucestershire has said their business could die if their permission is n...


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30 March 2017 | Agri Safety,Machinery and Equipment,News
Farmer found guilty of causing man’s death after failing to secure tractor trailer

A farmer who failed to properly attach a trailer to a tractor he was driving, which resulted in the death of a 79-year-old man, has been found guilty ...


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30 March 2017 | Finance,News
'Status quo is unacceptable': Calls for a 'systematic reduction' in CAP payments to farmers

A new report has been released advocating a reform of the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP), recommending that direct payments to farmers should be sys...


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30 March 2017 | Finance,News
Union President asks if Government is 'flogging a dead horse' by sticking with 'costly' IT system

If the Scottish Government's IT system for farm payments had been a tractor it would have been returned to the dealer a long time ago, the President o...


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30 March 2017 | Finance,Government,News,Rural Life
Government should delay complex digital tax plans, UK farming unions say

The UK’s four farming unions are calling on Government to delay the new Making Tax Digital scheme for farm businesses, many of whom will find it almos...


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30 March 2017 | Machinery and Equipment,News,Property News
High productivity from marginal land strategy bags £8,500 prize

Replacing set stocking with rotational grazing, higher stocking rates and quicker more accurate finishing are how upland Scottish sheep farmer John St...


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29 March 2017 | Animal Health,News,Sheep
New estimated breeding value produced to combat intestinal roundworm challenge

A project supported by AHDB has produced an estimated breeding value (EBV) which will enable Lleyn sheep breeders to select animals for their resistan...


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29 March 2017 | Government,News,NFU
'Farming must be front and centre of Brexit negotiations': Industry reacts to official start of UK leaving the EU

Farming must be front and centre of Brexit negotiations, the National Farmers' Union (NFU) has urged, on the day Prime Minister Theresa May triggers A...


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29 March 2017 | Finance,Government,News,NFU,Rural Life
NFU unveils three cornerstones for a new domestic agricultural policy

The United Kingdom should forge a 'productive and profitable' agriculture sector as Article 50 is invoked by the Prime Minister today, the National Fa...


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29 March 2017 | Agri Safety,Animal Health,Cattle,News
Badger cull to be extended to Wales after figures show rise in TB cases

Badger culling is expected to be rolled out in parts of Wales in efforts to control the spread of TB in cattle. Figures released by Defra show an i...


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29 March 2017 | Finance,News,Supermarkets
Tesco 'regret' over £129m fine for profit overstatement

Tesco has been fined £129 million by the Serious Fraud Office (SFO) for overstating its profits in 2014. The announcement came as the financial wat...


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29 March 2017 | Agri Safety,Animal Health,Cattle,News
Badgers could be infected with 'something like a herpes virus' to help stop bovine TB, Eustice says

Badgers could be infected with “something like a herpes virus” to help stop them spreading bovine tuberculous to cattle, Farming Minister George Eusti...


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29 March 2017 | Animal Health,News
Predicting midge seasonality is key to reducing livestock diseases, new study suggests

Predicting midge seasonality is key to reducing livestock diseases, a new study has said. Ecologists at the UK-based Centre for Ecology and Hydrolo...


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29 March 2017 | Government,News,Organic,Produce
Recognise the value of certification schemes in a post-Brexit world, sustainable group says

Sustainable farming organisation Linking Environment And Farming (LEAF) has said the UK must now work together and recognise the value of certificatio...


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29 March 2017 | Education,Finance,News
Closing date approaches for NFU Mutual's postgraduate agricultural award

NFU Mutual, the UK’s leading rural insurer, is once again offering its Centenary Award for postgraduate students in agriculture. The closing date f...


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29 March 2017 | Animal Health,Cattle,News
Livestock farmers in NI encouraged to take up BVD Incentive Scheme

The Northern Ireland farming industry has been encouraged to take up the BVD Incentive Scheme, which targets the removal of BVD infected animals. I...


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29 March 2017 | Finance,Government,News,Rural Life
Subsidies, trade and labour: What will it mean for farmers once the UK triggers Article 50?

One of the biggest events in Britain’s postwar history is at hand, as Theresa May notifies the EU of the UK’s plans to withdraw today (29 March). F...


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29 March 2017 | Finance,Government,News,Rural Life
'Not optimistic': Farming subsidies could disappear, says Wales' First Minister

Wales' First Minister has said that his greatest fear with Brexit is that farming and economic subsidies could disappear when the UK leaves the EU. ...


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28 March 2017 | Finance,Government,News,Rural Life
Government secures £223m boost for Wales’ rural communities

The Welsh Government has secured a £223 million boost to Wales’ rural communities, a day before the UK formally triggers Article 50 with its intention...


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28 March 2017 | Agri Safety,News
Arsonists start deliberate barn fire in Cambridgeshire

A farm has been the target of arsonists in Thorney, Cambridgeshire - a blaze which lasted for more than 24 hours. The fire lit the 40 by 20 metre b...


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New breed of wheat could could mean healthier poultry, say researchers

Specially bred wheat could help provide some of the key nutrients essential for healthier bones in poultry, researchers at Nottingham Trent University...


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28 March 2017 | Agri Safety,News,Sheep
Up to 30 sheep stolen in North Yorkshire

Police are appealing for information after the theft of between 25 and 30 sheep from a field in North Yorkshire. Some time from Monday 20 March to ...