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21 February 2019 | Government,Husbandry,News,Produce,Products
'No deal' Brexit: Prepare for changes to imports and exports, farmers told

The government has urged farming businesses to prepare for changes to animal imports and exports in the event of a 'no-deal' Brexit. New guidance h...


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21 February 2019 | Dairy,Finance,News
Arla to pay out profits to its 2,400 British farmer owners

Dairy cooperative Arla will pay out the entire net profit for last year to its farmer owners, totalling over £252 million. Arla’s Board of Director...


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21 February 2019 | Agri Safety and Rural Crime,News
Sheep put down after face shot by gunman

Police are appealing for witnesses after a gunman shot a sheep in the face, leaving the vet with no other option but to put it down. The sheep was ...


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20 February 2019 | Appointments,News,NFU,Shows and Events
Lancashire farmer honoured at NFU Conference

A farmer from Lancashire has been honoured at this year’s NFU Conference for his commitment to the union and the farming industry. Launched last ye...


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20 February 2019 | Finance,News
Arla's March milk price to remain unchanged

Arla's conventional milk price for March 2019 will stay unchanged, with the manufacturing price per litre remaining at 30.24 pence from 1 March 2019. ...


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20 February 2019 | News,Produce,Supermarkets
Sainsbury's-Asda merger could reduce food quality, watchdog says

The potential merger between Sainsbury's and Asda could push up food prices and reduce quality, an investigation has found. Britain’s competition w...


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20 February 2019 | Government,News,NFU
Welsh government must 'reinforce' Welsh brand, NFU Cymru says

The Welsh government has been told to 'reinforce' Wales' position as a 'world-leading brand' synonymous with 'high-quality and sustainable food produc...


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20 February 2019 | Finance,News,Property News
Bereaved farmers applying for probate could be hit by £6k fee

Recently bereaved farmers thinking of applying for probate could be hit by fees of up to £6,000 unless they apply before April, a leading solicitor ha...


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20 February 2019 | Animal Health,News,Sheep
Sheep farmers challenge proposals to release sea eagles

Sheep farmers are challenging proposals to release white-tailed sea eagles on the Isle of Wight due to concerns they could kill livestock. The Roy ...


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20 February 2019 | Finance,News,Property News,Renewables and Environment
Landowners warned as most solar panels 'underperform' financially

A large proportion of solar photovoltaic (PV) panels are under-performing financially, farmers and landowners have been warned. Solar PV, a technol...


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20 February 2019 | Dairy,Government,News,NFU
Farmers 'deserve protection' from activists who 'undermine work', Gove says

British dairy farmers deserve more protection from animal rights and vegan activists who undermine their work, Michael Gove has said. During his sp...


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20 February 2019 | Cattle,Machinery and Equipment,News
'R2DMoo': Bag-waving robot introduced on US beef farm

A major beef plant in the US has introduced a remote-controlled, two-armed, bag-waving robot called 'R2DMoo' to make their operations safer. The si...


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20 February 2019 | Cattle,Meat,News,Renewables and Environment
Lab meat may do more climate damage than conventional farming

Meat grown in a laboratory may do more damage to the climate in the long run than meat from cattle, new research suggests. Current proposed types o...


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20 February 2019 | Agri Safety and Rural Crime,News,Sheep
Suspected livestock worrying incident leaves 70 sheep dead

A suspected livestock worrying incident in Cumbria has cost a farmer thousands of pounds and left up to 70 sheep dead. The incident happened on Feb...


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19 February 2019 | Finance,Government,News
Brexit: Gove rules out zero tariffs on food imports in event of 'no deal'

Defra Secretary Michael Gove has ruled out zero tariffs on food imports in the event of a no-deal Brexit in an attempt to allay fears that the UK woul...



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19 February 2019 | Forestry,News,Renewables and Environment
#ProtectYourFuture campaign to see young farmers plant trees

Young farmers are being encouraged to support the environment in their local communities through a new tree planting initiative. The new chairman o...


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19 February 2019 | Finance,News,Property News,Rural Life
Staffordshire council to sell farms to raise money for public services

Staffordshire County Council will sell some of its council-owned farms to generate money to support public services. Up to £20 million could be gen...


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19 February 2019 | Agri Safety and Rural Crime,Animal Health,News
'Truly shocking': Two brothers sentenced after 58 cattle left to decay

Two farming brothers have been sentenced after officers found 58 cattle carcasses in various states of decay in sheds and on fields. A sentencing h...


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19 February 2019 | Feed and Forage,News
ForFarmers to shut down Blandford feed mill as part of 'reduction plan'

Feed company ForFarmers has announced its intention to close its Blandford plant as part of its £5m 'reduction plan'. The closing of the company's ...


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19 February 2019 | Finance,News,Renewables and Environment
New fund seeks 'large-scale projects' to boost Scottish wildlife

A new fund of up to £2 million has been announced to encourage farmers and landowners to enhance Scotland's nature. Scottish Natural Heritage (SNH)...


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19 February 2019 | Agri Safety and Rural Crime,News,Sheep
Farmer slams 'irresponsible' dog owners after sheep 'ripped to shreds'

A farmer has criticised 'irresponsible' dog owners after dozens of her sheep were 'ripped to shreds' by two dogs. Two Hungarian Visla dogs attacked...


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19 February 2019 | Government,News,NFU
Commission of farming experts needed to uphold standards, NFU says

The government must create a new commission of food and farming experts to help uphold high food production standards after Brexit, the NFU has urged....


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19 February 2019 | Agri Safety and Rural Crime,News
Farmer ordered to pay £11k after leaving livestock to rot for months

A farmer who left dead sheep, lambs and calves on his farmland to rot for as long as three months has been ordered to pay over £11,300. Richard Hob...


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19 February 2019 | News,Rural Life
Farm worker met with hundreds of sleazy comments after posting job ad

A Finnish backpacker who posted a request online for a farm job in New Zealand has been met with hundreds of sleazy comments. The 28-year-old woman...


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19 February 2019 | Arable,Crops and Cereals,News
Neonics ban blamed for UK oilseed rape crop losses

There has been a 'significant loss' in this year’s winter oilseed rape planted area, with nearly four times as much lost than last autumn, a survey sh...


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19 February 2019 | Agri Safety and Rural Crime,News
Body found in Hertfordshire river identified as missing farmer

The body of a man discovered in a river in Hertfordshire has now been formally identified as the farmer who has been missing for over 8 months. Wil...


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18 February 2019 | Dairy,News,Organic,Shows and Events
West Sussex farmer crowned Organic Dairy Farmer of the Year

A West Sussex farmer has been crowned National Organic Dairy Farmer of the Year at this year’s British Dairying Cream Awards in Warwickshire. Fourt...



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