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23 June 2017 | Government,News,NFU,Shows and Events

UK farming industry can 'put things right' after Brexit, says Gove at Highland Show
UK farming industry can 'put things right' after Brexit, says Gove at Highland Show

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23 June 2017 | Finance,Government,Market Reports,News,Rural Life
Brexit: Senior barristers call on government to tackle 'tricky issue' of agriculture

Senior barristers have called on the government to tackle the 'trickiest' issues first in Brexit negotiations, such as what will happen to agriculture...


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23 June 2017 | Finance,Government,News
Sturgeon asks EU for extension on farm payments as NFU say delay is 'unacceptable'

Nicola Sturgeon's government has again asked for an extension to the deadline of paying EU subsidies to Scottish farmers. She is expected to addres...


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Operation Countryside: Major rural crime operation ordered by Yorkshire police

A rural crime-fighting operation will see police deployed across Scarborough and Ryedale to stop 'cross-border criminals', North Yorkshire police have...


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23 June 2017 | Finance,Government,News,Produce,Rural Life
Scottish farmers among those receiving food-project funding boost

The Scottish government has announced a multi-million pound boost to food processors and farmers. Butchers, pie manufacturers, food processors and ...


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23 June 2017 | Government,News,NFU,Shows and Events
UK farming industry can 'put things right' after Brexit, says Gove at Highland Show

Leaving the European Union will present a chance for British agriculture to 'put things right', Michael Gove has said. The newly appointed Defra s...


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23 June 2017 | Education,News
Harper Adams University receives Gold rating

Harper Adams University has been confirmed as one of the UK’s leading universities for agri-food higher education thanks to a Gold rating from the Tea...


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23 June 2017 | Agri Safety,Crops and Cereals,News
Record summer temperatures could trigger disease attack in potatoes

Heat stress under record seasonal summer temperatures could trigger increased risk of an initial Alternaria attack in potato crops, warn crop experts....


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23 June 2017 | Animal Health,Cattle,News,Pigs
Antibiotic task force announces timetable to reduce dependency

Timetables relating to antibiotic use in farming have been announced by RUMA, a group which promotes responsible use of medicines in farm animals. ...


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Local community farming and food project to be launched in Wales

A new initiative to boost community farming and local food projects in Wales will be launched today (23 June). There’s been a boom in community gro...


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22 June 2017 | Finance,Government,News
Video: 'Extremely likely' UK will remain in European Economic Area for up to six years

A leading agricultural business consultant has said it is ‘extremely likely’ that Britain will end up with an interim deal with the European Union. ...


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22 June 2017 | Animal Health,News,Sheep
Mountain team rescue lamb trapped in quarry tunnel

A lamb stuck down a 40 foot deep disused quarry tunnel in the Cumbrian fells has been rescued by the RSPCA and Coniston Mountain Rescue volunteers. ...


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22 June 2017 | Dairy,News
Welsh dairy farmers can qualify for payment of £1800, deadline soon

Dairy farmers are being reminded that applications for the EU Conditional Aid Scheme for milk producers in Wales will close at midnight on 30th June 2...


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22 June 2017 | Government,News,NFU,Produce,Rural Life
Drop in seasonal workers leaves some farms 'critically short'

The number of seasonal workers coming to work on British farms has dropped 17%, leaving farms 'critically short' of people to harvest fruit and veg, a...


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22 June 2017 | Dairy,Government,News
Dairy industry must not be forgotten during negotiations, say leaders

The government must give the dairy industry their say in Brexit negotiations and must avoid a 'cliff-edge', dairy leaders have warned. Speaking at ...


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22 June 2017 | Arable,Crops and Cereals,News
Scotland's first vertical indoor farm to be operational by autumn

An indoor vertical farm in Scotland will be completed in the next few months, the company behind the project has said. Intelligent Growth Solutions...


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Conservative MEP fails to stop EU neonicotinoid ban

A Conservative MEP has failed to stop a complete EU ban on neonicotinoid pesticides, which critics say are harmful to Britain's bee population. In ...


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22 June 2017 | Dairy,Government,Market Reports,News
UK looks to India to export dairy as potential markets open for Brexit

A selection of British dairy will be promoted in India for the first time ever in a bid to boost dairy exports. Promotional events across the capit...


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22 June 2017 | News,Property News,Renewables
Fifty Lake District farmers help clear thirty tonnes of plastic

A long-running farm plastic offensive which has seen thousands of tonnes of waste recycled has had another bumper crop, thanks to around 50 farmers ne...


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22 June 2017 | Cattle,Education,Meat Processing,News
'Muscle guide' launched to help meat industry choose best cuts

A new 'muscle guide' has been launched to help meat businesses maximise value and quality by selecting the best quality cuts. The Beef Muscle Guide...


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22 June 2017 | Crops and Cereals,Government,News,Produce
Farmers warn lack of EU migrant labour will see fruit prices soar

The price of British summer fruits and salad could 'soar' by up to 50 per cent if the UK cannot gain access to EU workers after Brexit. Growers are...


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21 June 2017 | Finance,Forestry,News,Sheep
Grant available to encourage woodlands on upland sheep farms

A new funding opportunity has been created to help Scotland's hill and upland sheep farmers boost their business potential. A special funding packa...


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21 June 2017 | Government,News,Poultry,Produce
EU's approach to free range eggs could lead to shortage, sector warns

The egg sector has warned consumers could face a shortage of free range eggs this winter. European egg producers, packers and retailers gave the st...


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21 June 2017 | Dairy,Finance,Market Reports,News
Arla raises July milk price by 1.65p per litre

Arla Foods is raising its milk price to farmers by 1.65 pence per litre from 1 July. July also sees a new quarter’s (April to June) average exchang...


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21 June 2017 | Finance,Government,News,Rural Life
Queen's Speech: Agriculture Bill announced to soothe post-Brexit path

An Agriculture Bill has been mentioned in today's Queen's Speech, as the embattled Prime Minister tries to push forward her Government's legislative p...


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21 June 2017 | Government,News,NFU,Shows and Events
Michael Gove vows to back British farming at NFU Westminster reception

The new Defra Secretary of State Michael Gove has vowed to back British farming during a reception event for MPs organised by the National Farmers' Un...


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21 June 2017 | Animal Health,Government,News,Sheep
Sheep disease dashboard launched by government

A new sheep disease surveillance dashboard to make it easier for farmers to view sheep disease data has been launched. Developed by the Animal and ...


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21 June 2017 | Agri Safety,Bees and Beekeeping,News
Arson suspected in beehive fires on Kent farm

Twenty-six beehives are thought to have been deliberately set on fire in what Kent police are describing as a 'suspicious' attack. Dozens of bees ...