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30 September 2016 | Agri Safety,Animal Health,Arable,News,Products

Glyphosate 'unlikely to cause cancer' according to new study
Glyphosate 'unlikely to cause cancer' according to new study



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30 September 2016 | Animal Health,News,Rural Life
Farmers asked to count number of wild grey patridges

The Game & Wildlife Conservation Trust is calling on farmers and landowners to count the numbers of wild grey partridges they have on their shoots and...


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30 September 2016 | Dairy,Finance,News
Müller confirms November milk price increase of 1.5ppl

Müller has confirmed a further average milk price increase of 1.5ppl for its dairy farmers giving a contract price of 20.94ppl. In addition Müller ...


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30 September 2016 | Animal Health,Bees and Beekeeping,News,Rural Life
Residents in urban settlements can play 'major role' in ensuring pollinators survive

Residents living in towns and cities can play a major role in ensuring insect pollinators survive and thrive around them, a team of international scie...


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30 September 2016 | Agri Safety,Animal Health,Arable,News,Products
Glyphosate 'unlikely to cause cancer' according to new study

Glyphosate, the most widely used herbicide in the world, “is unlikely to pose a carcinogenic risk to humans,” a new study by a panel of scientists has...


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30 September 2016 | News,Shows and Events
Butchers aim to be top of the chops at Royal Welsh Winter Fair

Two competitions to find butchers who are top of the chops in Wales are set to take centre stage at this year’s Royal Welsh Winter Fair in Builth Well...


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30 September 2016 | Animal Health,Dairy,Finance,Machinery and Equipment,News,Products
Why thermal imaging technology is essential for the dairy industry

Thermal imaging technology can help dairy farmers considerably improve dairy health, and become more cost and time efficient year on year. Thermal ...


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30 September 2016 | Machinery and Equipment,News,Products,Shows and Events
SIMA 2017 to spotlight robotic advances in 21st-century farming

Robotics is playing an increasingly important role in the farming industry, having entered the agricultural-machinery sector. SIMA 2017, the trade ...


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30 September 2016 | Dairy,Finance,News,Property News
Wrexham dairy plans £14m site expansion

A Welsh dairy producer is set to invest £14m to expand its facilities and recruit 60 more staff after winning a supply contract from a supermarket. ...


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30 September 2016 | Crops and Cereals,News,Renewables
Scientists believe crucial food sources in danger of extinction due to climate change

Scientists believe some of humanity's crucial food sources could be in danger of extinction as a result of climate change. The research, published ...


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30 September 2016 | Education,News,Shows and Events
Harper Adams takes top modern university accolade in Times guide

Harper Adams University has been chosen as the Modern University of the Year, it was announced today, ahead of publication of the Times Good Universit...


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30 September 2016 | Finance,News,Poultry,Shows and Events
Poultry sector key to NI growth, minister says on visit to Moy Park

Poultry sector will be a key driver for growth in Northern Ireland, agri-food minister Michelle McIlveen said during a visit to Moy Park, one of Europ...


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30 September 2016 | Finance,News,Rural Life
Uncertainty around Areas of Natural Constraint scheme making it 'impossible' for farmers to make decisions

Ulster Farmers’ Union has warned that uncertainty around the Areas of Natural Constraint (ANC) scheme is creating "major difficulties" for farmers mak...


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30 September 2016 | Animal Health,News,Rural Life
Farmers asked to count birds to help reverse decline of species in countryside

The Game & Wildlife Conservation Trust has announced the 4th Big Farmland Bird Count will take place from 3-12 February 2017. During that week, far...


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29 September 2016 | Finance,Government,News,NFU,Rural Life
Rural sector demands the RPA to explain why farmers haven't received 2015 payments

The rural sector are demanding the Rural Payments Agency to explain why farmers haven’t received Basic Payment Scheme for the common land in their car...


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29 September 2016 | Finance,News,Produce,Products,Supermarkets
Sector welcomes calls for EU level legislation to tackle unfair trading practices

The agricultural sector has today welcomed calls made at a public hearing for legislation to be introduced at EU level to tackle unfair trading practi...


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29 September 2016 | Cattle,Meat Processing,News
Live export of cattle 'must be encouraged' to help boost beef farmers incomes

The live export of cattle must be encouraged and supported to help boost beef farmers' incomes, the Ulster Farmers Union has said. UFU President, B...


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29 September 2016 | Finance,Government,News,Rural Life
'Fails to deliver enough public benefit': Greens campaign to end single payment scheme

A campaign for reform is being launched by campaign group Greenpeace who have called for an end to the single payment scheme. The group argue it di...


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29 September 2016 | Government,News,Rural Life
Rural sector calls on government to protect 'distinct needs' of Welsh farming post-Brexit

The rural sector has called on the Welsh government to ensure that the 'distinct needs' for farming in Wales is not forgotten post-Brexit. On the d...


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29 September 2016 | Dairy,Finance,News
Uplift in dairy markets not being passed to farmers, warns NFU Scotland

Milk buyers in Scotland are failing to pass on the huge lifts in market prices to their farmers, NFU Scotland have said. One fifth of Scottish dair...


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29 September 2016 | Animal Health,Cattle,News,Other Livestock,Produce,Shows and Events
Trade and marketing focus for AHDB Beef & Lamb seminar

Opportunities for beef and lamb in a post-Brexit landscape will be addressed at the 2016 AHDB Beef & Lamb Stakeholder Seminar, which will take place i...


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29 September 2016 | Machinery and Equipment,News,Shows and Events
Huge success for John Deere's 50th anniversary event

John Deere Limited’s special 50th anniversary Celebration & Heritage Event at Langar on September 24 and 25 was a huge success for visitors and partic...


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29 September 2016 | Crops and Cereals,News,Top Tips
Protect OSR with tebuconazole at the first sign of 'Light Leaf Spot' infections

With Light Leaf Spot infections able to significantly detract from oilseed rape yield potential, UK growers must be ready to act at the first sign of ...


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29 September 2016 | Finance,News,Property News,Rural Life
Farm subsidy system 'utterly broken': Wealthy landowners top recipient list

Farm subsidy payments funded by the UK taxpayer are being paid to millionaire landowners, with £400,000 going to a billionaire Saudi prince, it has be...


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29 September 2016 | News,Rural Life
Union encouraging women from across industry to get involved at all levels

As the deadline approaches for a Women in Agriculture online survey, NFU Scotland is encouraging women from across the industry, no matter what role t...


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29 September 2016 | Animal Health,Cattle,Finance,Government,Meat Processing,News
Loss of EU funding and double regulation could hamper beef market, Plaid Cymru warns

Brexit could mean a "double whammy" for the beef and dairy industries in Wales, Plaid Cymru has warned. The party’s Shadow Cabinet Secretary for Ru...


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29 September 2016 | Education,Finance,News
Universities secure more than £1.5m funding for agricultural research

A wide range of universities have been successful in securing more than £1.5m of funding through six awards from the Sustainable Agriculture Research ...


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28 September 2016 | Finance,Machinery and Equipment,News,Products,Rural Life
Average cost of agricultural production falls for a third consecutive year, figures show

The average cost of agricultural production has fallen for a third consecutive year, the latest figures have revealed. The figures, from Anglia Far...



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