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15 January 2019 | Government,News,Renewables and Environment
Tenant farmers have 'unique challenges' in implementing Clean Air Strategy

Tenant farmers have urged Defra in delivering its Clean Air Strategy to understand the “unique challenges” facing those who do not own the land they f...


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15 January 2019 | Government,News
Irish farmers face 'armageddon' as UK nears Brexit

Irish farmers are facing a potential “armageddon” scenario as the UK nears its Brexit date, according to the Irish Farmers' Association (IFA). IFA ...


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15 January 2019 | Arable,Crops and Cereals,News,Shows and Events
AHDB Milling Wheat Conference to look closer at quality

Selecting the right variety through to meeting specification for the baking of a quality loaf will be explored at the AHDB Milling Wheat Conference fo...


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15 January 2019 | News,Rural Life,Sheep,Shows and Events
94-year-old 'shepherding legend' scoops prestigious award

A 94-year-old 'shepherding legend' has scooped an award dedicated to recognising farmers who make a significant contribution to farming in the Inner H...


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15 January 2019 | Dairy,News,Products,Renewables and Environment
Dairy processor Muller rolls out new recyclable milk cap

Dairy processor Muller has rolled out a new recyclable milk cap which uses 13% less plastic material in a bid to bolster its environmental credentials...


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15 January 2019 | Government,News,NFU
Farmers will 'struggle to survive' if UK leaves with 'no deal', NFU President warns

Many British farms will “struggle to survive” if the United Kingdom leaves the European Union with 'no deal', the NFU president has warned. During ...


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15 January 2019 | Agri Safety and Rural Crime,News,Sheep
Man ordered to pay out nearly £1,000 after dog kills 13 sheep

A man has been given a 12 month community order and ordered to pay out nearly £1,000 after his dog killed at least 13 sheep. At least 13 sheep were...


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15 January 2019 | Finance,Government,News
Gove will pay out 'billions' to farmers in 'no deal' scenario, Scottish govt vows

The UK government will have to pay out billions of pounds to farmers if the UK leaves the EU with 'no deal', the Scottish government has warned. Sc...


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14 January 2019 | Crops and Cereals,News
Major fund to tackle uncertainty around future of sprout suppressant

Potato store managers will benefit from an £800,000 fund for sprout suppression and storage advice as the uncertainty around the future of Chlorpropha...


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14 January 2019 | Agri Safety and Rural Crime,News
Tractor recovered by police before owner knew it had been stolen

A tractor which was stolen in Essex was recovered by the police before the owner knew it had been stolen. On Friday, January 11, officers from Chel...


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14 January 2019 | News,Property News
'Over-egging the pudding': Brexit farmland value impact queried by law expert

Research which shows farmland values falling by a fifth due to Brexit may be over-exaggerated, according to an agricultural law expert. Recent rese...


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14 January 2019 | Cattle,Finance,News
Scottish prime cattle prices 4% lower in 2019 compared to last year

Scottish prime cattle prices have started the year 4% lower than at the start of 2018, with the wider European beef market also down around 3% in Euro...


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14 January 2019 | Education,Finance,News,Rural Life
College awarded £48,000 to train 30 people in agriculture

The Southern Regional College have been awarded £48,000 to train people from both farming and non-farming backgrounds in agriculture and countryside m...


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14 January 2019 | Finance,Government,News,Sheep
Scottish hill farmers 'need clarity' on future support, rural group says

Farmers in Scotland’s most fragile rural areas need clarity on how hill and upland livestock production is going to be supported in future, a rural gr...


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14 January 2019 | Machinery and Equipment,News,Shows and Events
Lamma's move indoors to Birmingham's NEC hailed a success

Lamma's move to the NEC in Birmingham has been hailed a great success by the farming industry and the thousands of visitors who attended the two-day e...



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14 January 2019 | News,Produce,Supermarkets
Top retailers selling imported produce under British farm banners

Retailers are increasingly selling imported produce below banners which back British farming, an investigation has found. Seven of the UK's top sup...


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14 January 2019 | Agri Safety and Rural Crime,Cattle,News
Dozens of cattle rescued after lorry overturns in Northern Ireland

Firefighters have rescued 39 cattle from an overturned articulated lorry in County Fermanagh, Northern Ireland. The incident happened on Cavan Road...


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14 January 2019 | Government,News,Renewables and Environment
Government to look at new regulations to tackle emissions from farming

The government's new strategy to tackle air pollution in the UK looks at new regulations to be introduced for farmers to tackle ammonia emissions. ...


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13 January 2019 | Finance,News,Produce
£5m fund to substantially reduce food waste from farm-to-fork

A £5m government fund has opened to substantially reduce food waste from farm-to-fork as part of a multi-million pound pilot scheme. Food redistrib...


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12 January 2019 | Government,Meat,News,Produce
UK red meat sector looks at Japan and India for growth

Japan and India are among the countries the UK red meat sector have been prioritising in terms of achieving market access after the UK leaves the EU, ...


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11 January 2019 | Crops and Cereals,News
Man sentenced to prison after selling banned plant protection product

A company director has been sentenced to 10 months in prison for the online sale of plant protection products containing prohibited substances. An ...


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11 January 2019 | News,Renewables and Environment
Space technology used to tackle ammonia pollution

A team of UK scientists are trying to make the farming industry more efficient by applying space technology to help tackle ammonia pollution. Agric...


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11 January 2019 | Education,News
Winners announced for NFU’s Farmvention competition

Nine primary schools have won farm-related prizes after entering a UK-wide education competition organised by the NFU. The union has announced the ...


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11 January 2019 | Forestry,News
Scots landowners to benefit from 'streamlined' forestry grants

The Scottish Government will streamline the process for forestry grant payments in a move to encourage more small scale landowners to take up grants. ...


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11 January 2019 | Crops and Cereals,News
New campaign to increase awareness of British watercress

A new campaign looks to increase awareness of British watercress, inspiring a new audience of consumers to include it in their diet. Although water...


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11 January 2019 | Husbandry,News,Rural Life
Dorset's last livestock market shuts down ending decades of tradition

A 64-year-old livestock market in Dorset is now closed and will shortly be demolished to make way for a supermarket, despite campaigner pressure to ke...


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11 January 2019 | Agri Safety and Rural Crime,News
Man ordered to pay out £800 after puppy kills four lambs

A dog owner whose puppy attacked a flock of sheep, killing four lambs, has been ordered to pay more than £800 in compensation to the owner. Steve Y...



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