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30 November 2018 | Finance,News,Renewables and Environment
Private investments could 'expand' nature-friendly farming post-Brexit

The Government's 'Green Brexit' vision for the farming industry after the UK leaves the EU could be "significantly expanded" to include private invest...


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30 November 2018 | Finance,News,Renewables and Environment
Farmers operating AD plants can now claim two payments

Farmers operating anaerobic digestion plants can now viably maximise biomethane production by claiming two payments at the same time. Farmers can n...


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30 November 2018 | News,Property News,Rural Life
Crofters receive £1m grant to build and improve crofts

Crofters in Scotland's most remote communities have received a grant of more than £1m to help build and improve crofts. More than £1 million has no...


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30 November 2018 | Agri Safety and Rural Crime,News,Products
New hotspots of 'super rats' triggers farmer warning

Farmers have been advised to beware of new hotspots of 'super rats' that are resistant to rodenticides, a report says. In East Anglia and West York...


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30 November 2018 | Finance,News
Bayer to cut 12,000 jobs and sell animal health business

Bayer has announced it will cut 12,000 jobs worldwide and sell its animal health division, which could be worth £6.2bn. The German drug giant expla...


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30 November 2018 | Agri Safety and Rural Crime,News
Four re-arrested in missing farmer murder inquiry

Four people arrested in connection with the disappearance of a missing Hertfordshire farmer have now been re-arrested. William ‘Bill’ Taylor was la...


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30 November 2018 | Government,News,Produce
Brexit: Councils could create 'food resilience teams' to minimise 'social disorder'

Councils have been told to set up “food resilience teams” to prepare for different Brexit scenarios amid concerns of supply disruption and border dela...


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29 November 2018 | Meat,News,Pigs
Report shows 8% increase in cost of pig meat production

The costs of pig meat production in 17 countries during 2017 are examined in a new report, which shows an 8% increase in cost of production. The re...


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29 November 2018 | Agri Safety and Rural Crime,News
Police arrest 'under the influence' tractor driver after fatal crash

The driver of a JCB tractor who was under the influence of alcohol has been arrested on suspicion of causing death by driving. A JCB tractor, a blu...


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29 November 2018 | Diversification,Finance,Government,News,Rural Life
'Countryside Charter' proposes policies for strong rural sector

A new 'Countryside Charter' has been proposed to deliver a strong Brexit for the rural sector after the UK leaves the EU. The “Enterprising Country...


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29 November 2018 | Government,News,NFU,Shows and Events
UK must have ability to feed its own people, former Waitrose boss says

The former Managing Director of Waitrose has called for the Government to remember the importance for a nation to have the ability to feed its own peo...


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29 November 2018 | Meat,News,Pigs
Major advert campaign drives public to buy more pork

A major advertisement campaign has seen sales of pork cuts increase by 16.5 percent, worth around £3.2 million. Early results show a significant nu...


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29 November 2018 | News
UK ranks in bottom half of EU countries on food policies

The UK ranks in the bottom half of EU countries on a raft of health, environmental, social and economic indicators relating to food, according to a ne...


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29 November 2018 | Animal Health,News
Leading vet tells farmers to steer away from 'highest priority antibiotics'

Protecting 'highest priority antibiotics' is “so important for animal and human health” and farmers must only administer them when all other options h...


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29 November 2018 | Government,News,NFU
Welsh farming unions seek assurances from May on Brexit deal

Two Welsh farming unions have called on the Prime Minister to give assurances to farmers that they will not lose out under a final deal after 2020. ...



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29 November 2018 | Education,News,Rural Life
Former JLS boyband member fronts campaign to get millenials farming

A campaign spearheaded by a former boy band member turned farmer to encourage British millenials to take up farming has been launched. The UK’s far...


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29 November 2018 | News,Property News
Farmer's son who 'doesn't like cows' loses court battle to inherit £1m farm

A farmer's son who “doesn't like cows” will be kicked out of the £1m family farm and banned from inheriting it, court has decided. Clive Shaw, 55, ...


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29 November 2018 | News,Property News,Rural Life
Farmers relieved as Powys Council rejects plans to sell Farming Estate

Powys County Council has voted not to sell swathes of its 11,300 acre Farming Estate amid budget concerns and will instead maintain it as viable asset...


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28 November 2018 | Agri Safety and Rural Crime,News,Poultry
'Horrific': Man jailed for 'worst examples of animal cruelty ever seen'

A man has been jailed for causing “horrific and abhorrent” suffering by making cockerels fight each other. Footage of the fights, recorded on a mob...


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28 November 2018 | Animal Health,Cattle,News
NI farmers 'fed up' with 'persistence and spread' of bovine TB

Farmers in Northern Ireland are "fed up" with bovine TB and have called for more measures to tackle the "persistence and spread" of the disease. Th...


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28 November 2018 | Meat,News,Produce
Room to grow British game abroad by emphasising 'high standards'

There is room to grow British game meat exports as the Government signals that overseas demand will depend on “high standards of traceability and sust...


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28 November 2018 | Finance,News
Long-awaited Inheritance Tax Review 'encouraging' for farming families

The long-awaited Inheritance Tax Review includes "encouraging words" for farming families, according to NFU Mutual. The Inheritance Tax Review, pub...


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28 November 2018 | Agri Safety and Rural Crime,News
Rogue 'man and van' waste crime is 'tip of the iceberg'

Farmers and landowners have warned that fines for people who pass waste to a rogue ‘man and van’ for disposal are just the ‘tip of the iceberg’ in the...


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28 November 2018 | News,Products,Renewables and Environment
Beware of mis-selling in solar and storage markets, farmers told

Solar and battery storage are looking increasingly attractive as capital costs decline and energy prices rise, but farms should beware mis-selling in ...


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28 November 2018 | Crops and Cereals,News,Renewables and Environment
40 cereal farmers help boost farmland wildlife

A group of over 40 cereal farmers have helped boost farmland wildlife by devoting 30 percent of their land to nature. Farmers who supply cereal com...


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28 November 2018 | Government,Meat,News
'Brexit is the single biggest challenge facing Welsh red meat sector'

NFU Cymru and the British Meat Processing Association have voiced their concerns over Brexit’s potential impact on the red meat sector in Wales. Ou...


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Farmers call for 'certainty and resilience' with proposed ELM schemes

Any new environmental scheme post-Brexit must provide “certainty and resilience” for the arable sector, especially in periods of volatile prices and l...



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