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12 February 2019 | Machinery and Equipment,News
'GUSS' the world's first autonomous orchard sprayer announced

The world's first autonomous orchard sprayer has been announced, using GPS, vehicle sensors and software to remotely monitor crops. California-base...


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12 February 2019 | Finance,Government,News
Moving away from CAP provides opportunities, Defra official says

Moving away from the Common Agricultural Payments (CAP) means a move away from a 'complex and prescriptive' scheme, according to a Defra official. ...


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12 February 2019 | Cattle,News,Pigs,Products,Sheep
Tinder-style app 'Tudder' lets farmers choose livestock breeding matches

Farmers have introduced a Tinder-style app, called Tudder, that lets them find breeding matches by viewing photos of livestock with details of locatio...


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12 February 2019 | Government,Meat,News,Produce
Welsh dragon emblem 'must be prioritised' over union flag, meat body says

The Welsh flag must be prioritised over the union jack flag when showcasing the country of origin on produce, meat promoters have urged. Meat Promo...


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12 February 2019 | Crops and Cereals,Machinery and Equipment,News,Produce,Products
IBM predicts five 'transformations' farmers and consumers will see by 2024

IBM researchers have predicted five ways its researchers will transform farming worldwide within five years time. Scientists are currently working ...


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11 February 2019 | Agri Safety and Rural Crime,News
Agricultural contractors fined after worker fell through farm roof

Agricultural contractors have been fined thousands after a worker fell through a farm building roof, suffering from a fractured vertebrae. Carlisle...


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11 February 2019 | Agri Safety and Rural Crime,Finance,News,Rural Life
Farmers raise £200,000 for air ambulance charity

Northern Irish farmers have reached their ambitious target of raising £200,000 for an air ambulance charity. The Ulster Farmers’ Union (UFU) has sm...


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11 February 2019 | News
2 Sisters fined over £270k after workers lose fingers in accidents

Food manufacturer 2 Sisters has been fined over £270,000 after two workers has their thumb and finger severed in machinery at the company's poultry si...


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11 February 2019 | Government,News,Produce
Brexit could lead to more people buying British, Farage says

Nigel Farage has used his radio show to highlight how the 'Brexit boom' could lead to more people buying British than ever before. The prominent Br...


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11 February 2019 | Finance,Government,News,Pigs
Pig sector urges government to refrain from 'unfair' Brexit tariff regime

The government could cause 'untold damage' to the British pig sector if it waives tariffs and checks on imports in the event of Brexit no deal. The...


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11 February 2019 | News,Rural Life
Farmers suffer as basic mobile call not possible in third of rural homes

Farmers are being cut off from building businesses, accessing digital services and going about their daily lives due to inadequate phone signal and 4G...


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11 February 2019 | Agri Safety and Rural Crime,Education,News,Rural Life
Campaign to highlight importance of farmers' mental health

A week-long campaign which aims to highlight the importance of mental health for those who work in the farming industry has been launched. Poor men...


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11 February 2019 | Appointments,Dairy,News
Cumbrian dairy farmer takes on deputy NFU chairman role

Dairy farmer Ian Bowness has been confirmed as the new NFU Deputy Cumbria County Chairman – a role he’ll fulfil for a year before taking on the top jo...


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11 February 2019 | Agri Safety and Rural Crime,Animal Health,News
Farmer ordered to pay nearly £4k for illegal cattle movements

A Dorset farmer has been ordered to pay out nearly £4,000 after he was found guilty of illegally moving cattle and falsifying records. Shaftesbury ...


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11 February 2019 | Agri Safety and Rural Crime,News
Man charged with murdering Polish farm worker at Dorset farm

A 26-year-old man has been charged with murdering a Polish farm worker at a Dorset farm. On 28 September, Dorset Police received a report that Poli...



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11 February 2019 | News,Other Livestock,Rural Life,Sheep
'Off the grid' Devon farm UK first to offer 'alpaca yoga'

An 'off the grid' farm in the Devon countryside has become the UK's first business to offer customers 'alpaca yoga'. Rosebud Alpacas, a self-styled...


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10 February 2019 | Finance,Government,Meat,News,Produce
'No deal' Brexit 'not an option' for Scotland, farming union says

A ‘no deal’ Brexit is 'not an option' for Scotland's farmers and crofters, according to NFU Scotland President Andrew McCornick. The fast-approachi...


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9 February 2019 | News,Poultry,Produce
Free range egg supplies rise amid over-production warning

Supplies of free range eggs increased by nearly 11 per cent last year, with the industry again warning about the threat of over-production. The num...


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8 February 2019 | Appointments,News
Andrew McCornick re-elected President of NFU Scotland

Dumfriesshire farmer Andrew McCornick has been re-elected unchallenged to the position of President of NFU Scotland. Having already led the union f...


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8 February 2019 | Dairy,News,Products
Arla wins Innovation award at the 2019 Cream Awards

Arla, the UK farmer-owned cooperative, has been recognised for its dairy industry standards programme at the British Dairying annual awards. Arla h...


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8 February 2019 | Agri Safety and Rural Crime,News,Sheep
Rustlers steal more than 140 sheep including 22 from teenage boy

The theft of more than 140 sheep, including some from a 15-year-old boy, is said to have been an 'organised' theft, according to the police. The in...


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8 February 2019 | Dairy,News,Produce
UK's hunger for exotic cheese could provide opportunities for farmers

Cheddar remains the ‘big cheese’ with UK consumers – but continental varieties are taking a large slice of the market as popularity for the exotic con...


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8 February 2019 | Agri Safety and Rural Crime,News,Rural Life
Rural sector welcomes clamp down on illegal encampments

The rural sector has welcomed proposals announced by Sajid Javid on illegal encampments on private land, which would make it easier for police officer...


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8 February 2019 | Agri Safety and Rural Crime,News,NFU,Rural Life
Danger of UV exposure to farmers' skin to be highlighted

The dangers of UV exposure to farmers' skin is set to be uncovered at the upcoming NFU Conference in Birmingham. According to a recent study by Imp...


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8 February 2019 | Agri Safety and Rural Crime,News
New campaign to tackle issues caused by irresponsible dog walkers

A new campaign has been launched to tackle issues caused by irresponsible dog walkers, such as livestock worrying and dog foul on farmland. The ‘Co...


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8 February 2019 | Government,News,NFU
Farmers urged to get behind Red Tractor post-Brexit

The food industry needs to unite behind the Red Tractor to avoid potential food security issues post-Brexit, NFU president Minette Batters has warned....


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7 February 2019 | Dairy,News,Supermarkets
Scotland's biggest dairy producer enters partnership with Aldi

Scotland’s biggest independent milk producer, Graham’s the Family Dairy, has entered into a new five-year partnership with Aldi. The investment, wh...



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