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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?
Subsidies, trade and labour: What will it mean for farmers once the UK triggers Article 50?

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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 ...


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28 March 2017 | Education,News,Shows and Events
New workspaces at Farm491 agritech hub set to facilitate technological progression

The dynamic agritech innovation and incubation hub, Farm491 is delighted to be opening five new practical workspaces at its Harnhill site, Gloucesters...


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Six sustainable commitments for 2020: Syngenta releases results of its 'Good Growth Plan'

Syngenta has today highlighted results for the third year of The Good Growth Plan, which comprises six commitments for 2020 to support the sustainabil...


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28 March 2017 | Arable,Crops and Cereals,News
Majority of EU nations block two new GM crops to be grown in Europe

A majority of EU countries voted on Monday (27 March) against allowing two new genetically modified (GM) crops to be grown in Europe. The new licen...


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28 March 2017 | Dairy,News
US dairy museum challenges Japanese tech giant Nintendo to a real life cow-milking contest

A dairy museum in the US has challenged Japanese technology giant Nintendo to a cow-milking contest. After seeing a cow milking game included in Ni...


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28 March 2017 | Dairy,Finance,News
Hard-hit Scottish dairy farmers urged to apply for EU funding

Scottish dairy farmers are being urged to apply for EU funding to support them implement key on-farm management tools. In 2016 the EU Commission se...


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28 March 2017 | Arable,Crops and Cereals,Education,News,Renewables
New study puts climate change impact into 'field working days' for farmers to better understand

Scientists the world over are working to predict how climate change will affect the planet, with many predicting that farming will become more difficu...


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28 March 2017 | News,Supermarkets
'Marketing blunder': Farmer orders Tesco to remove picture of him on a marketing campaign

An organic farmer has ordered Tesco to take down a photograph of him from its website. The Devon farmer has had Tesco remove a picture of him from ...


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28 March 2017 | Crops and Cereals,Finance,News
90 jobs lost after collapse of Yorkshire-based potato processor M&F

Ninety staff have been made redundant following the collapse of East Yorkshire-based potato processor M&F Ltd. The company lost a significant custo...


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27 March 2017 | Bees and Beekeeping,News
New app launched to save honey bees from 'invasive species'

A new app is being launched that will allow people to report sightings of an invasive species which represents a 'significant threat' to honey bees. ...


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27 March 2017 | Finance,News
EU approves $130bn Dow and DuPont merger

The European Commission has given the go-ahead to the $130 billion merger of US chemical giants Dow Chemical and DuPont. The takeover, announced la...


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27 March 2017 | Agri Safety,Machinery and Equipment,News
Man gets leg tangled in threshing machine in Devon

A man has been airlifted to hospital after his leg was trapped in agricultural machinery. The 30-year-old man's leg was stuck in a threshing machin...