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23 January 2017 | Arable,Bees and Beekeeping,Crops and Cereals,News

Scientists debunk 'misleading' neonicotinoid study on bee health
Scientists debunk 'misleading' neonicotinoid study on bee health

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23 January 2017 | Arable,Bees and Beekeeping,Crops and Cereals,News
Scientists debunk 'misleading' neonicotinoid study on bee health

Researchers from St Andrews University claim to have debunked a study by a pesticide manufacturer that found neonicotinoids presented only a low risk ...


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23 January 2017 | Government,News
'We are reliant on exports to the continent': Farmers welcome Wales' Brexit plan

The first minister of Wales and Plaid Cymru's leader have published a plan for Brexit, calling for freedom of movement rules to be linked to whether m...


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23 January 2017 | Dairy,Finance,News,Produce
Arla announces February milk price rise of 0.76p per litre

Arla Foods is raising its milk price to owners by 0.76 pence from 1 February, taking the liquid price to 27.07 pence per litre. Commenting on the d...


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23 January 2017 | Government,News,Rural Life
'We value migrant labour, unlike the rest of the UK does': Scotland hits back at 'disastrous' Brexit plans

Leaving the European Single Market would be 'disastrous' for Scotland’s farming and food sectors, Rural Economy Secretary Fergus Ewing has said. Th...


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23 January 2017 | News,Rural Life
How rural communities are building broadband alternatives to solve poor connectivity

Poor connectivity is a longstanding issue in rural communities. The lack of high quality broadband services in rural areas means that farmers, rural b...


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23 January 2017 | LAMMA,Machinery and Equipment,News,Shows and Events
LAMMA 2017: A peak at Bomford Turner's wirelessly operated 'Flailbot'

Machinery company Bomford Turner showed off its new product - the Flailbot, the company's wirelessly operated track mower for challenging terrains. ...


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23 January 2017 | Finance,Government,News
Subsidies 'benefit whole supply chain' and farmers end up with 'very little', sector tells policymakers

Policymakers are being urged to understand the extent to which public support for agriculture subsidises the whole of the supply chain from those prov...


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23 January 2017 | Agri Safety,Finance,Government,News
'Labour's careless spending and Tory's mean-spiritedness': Cumbria's flood-hit areas to miss out on EU funding

A combination of "Labour's careless spending and the Conservatives' mean-spiritedness" means flood-hit areas across the North of England will miss out...


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23 January 2017 | Animal Health,News,Sheep
NSA urges sheep farmers to contribute in ram longevity study

The National Sheep Association (NSA) has urged sheep farmers to contribute a little of their time to a study to find out facts about the working life ...


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23 January 2017 | Agri Safety,Animal Health,Husbandry,News,Sheep
Farmers urged to submit livestock for post-mortem due to growing Schmallenberg virus threat

Cases of livestock disease Schmallenberg virus (SBV) has grown, causing the meat sector to urge English livestock producers to submit lambs with the s...


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23 January 2017 | Animal Health,Feed and Forage,News,Poultry,Produce
'Benefits could be huge': Sprouted seeds can make hens lay more eggs, farmers' group suggests

A farmers' field lab has suggested that including sprouted seeds in hens ration meant they could produce the same number of eggs with less dry matter....


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23 January 2017 | Animal Health,Market Reports,News
Report released showing top global businesses who lead in farm animal welfare

A report has been released showing leading businesses worldwide who consistently engage and report their farm animal welfare policies and practices. ...


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23 January 2017 | Agri Safety,Animal Health,News,Rural Life,Sheep
15,000 sheep were killed by loose dogs in 2016, figures show

Government officials and senior police officers have been presented findings indicating that around 15,000 sheep were killed by loose dogs in 2016, mo...


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22 January 2017 | Agri Safety,Cattle,News,Rural Life
Somerset Police to feature on BBC's Countryfile to highlight livestock thefts

The Avon and Somerset Police's Rural Crime Team will be featured on the BBC’s Countryfile programme tonight (22 January). The team will be talking ...


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22 January 2017 | Animal Health,Education,Feed and Forage,News,Pigs
Scholarship to help 19 year-old student help reach her dream

19 year-old student Loretta Holder has been awarded a scholarship to help achieve her dream of becoming an animal nutritionist for pigs. Despite a ...


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22 January 2017 | Finance,News,Rural Life
Prince of Wales’s charity gives January boost of £670k funding to rural communities

Hard hit rural communities across the UK are being given a helping hand by countryside charity, the Prince’s Countryside Fund, who have announced £670...


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21 January 2017 | News,Sheep,Shows and Events
Golden Fleece to go under the hammer to raise money for Cancer Research UK

A Bluefaced Leicester fleece which was the winner of the British Wool Marketing Board’s 2016 Golden Fleece competition will go under the hammer to rai...


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21 January 2017 | Meat Processing,News,Produce
British meat sector 'looks forward' to dealing with President Trump in hope of lucrative market access

The British red meat sector has said it 'looks forward' to dealing with new US President Donald Trump after his inauguration. With Mr Trump having ...


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21 January 2017 | Finance,News
Farmers in Northern Ireland to receive ANC scheme money in March

Farmers in Northern Ireland will soon start to receive their money under the 2017 Areas of Natural Constraint (ANC) scheme in March. Agriculture Mi...


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21 January 2017 | News,Property News,Rural Life,Sheep
Sheep to be reintroduced on the '£1 a year rent' farm

Sheep are to be reintroduced on the '£1 a year rent' far in Conwy county, Wales. The tenant who took over the £1m farm, 38 year old Dan Jones from ...


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20 January 2017 | Arable,Crops and Cereals,News,Supermarkets
Courgette shortage spreads to other vegetables due to cold snap in Spain

British consumers have been told that shortage of courgettes, aubergines and other vegetables will continue until spring. Shoppers are being told t...


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20 January 2017 | LAMMA,Machinery and Equipment,News,Shows and Events
LAMMA 2017: Agricultural company Jacobsens unveils new all-purpose sweeping broom

Agricultural machinery company Jacobsens has showed off its new sweeping broom at LAMMA. The sweeping broom product has been 12 years in the making...


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20 January 2017 | Government,News
Is the grass greener for UK farmers after Brexit? House of Lords to investigate

The House of Lords has launched a new inquiry into the implications of Brexit on UK agriculture. The first evidence session, by the EU Energy and E...


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20 January 2017 | Government,Machinery and Equipment,News
Brexit offers UK to become 'powerhouse of global technical innovation', MP says

Brexit offers an 'ideal opportunity' for the UK to once again become a 'powerhouse of global technical innovation', according to MP George Freeman. ...


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20 January 2017 | Government,News,Shows and Events
Nicola Sturgeon to address NFU Scotland's AGM

Scotland’s First Minister, Nicola Sturgeon, is to address delegates attending NFU Scotland’s AGM, annual conference being staged in Glasgow next month...


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20 January 2017 | Government,News,Pigs
'Without EU labour there will be no British pig industry as we know it,' farmers warn

The fundamental importance of EU labour to sectors like pig production must not be forgotten as the Government forges ahead with its Brexit plans, the...


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20 January 2017 | LAMMA,Machinery and Equipment,News,Shows and Events
LAMMA 2017: Claas shows off latest additions to cereals and green harvest ranges

This year’s LAMMA Show was the first opportunity to see many of the latest additions to the Claas cereals and green harvest ranges. Claas displayed...