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Farmer ordered to pay £4,000 after 'significant' water pollution

A Somerset farmer has been ordered to pay nearly £4,000 after polluting a steam with contaminated water. A yellow pipe was discharging dirty water ...


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6 January 2019 | Animal Health,Government,News,Produce
Campaigners push mandatory ‘method of production’ labelling post-Brexit

A mandatory ‘method of production’ labelling will help UK meet ‘gold standard’ aims as well as benefit farm animal welfare post-Brexit, according to t...


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5 January 2019 | Meat,News,Rural Life
Campaigners call for local abattoirs to be recognised as public good

Campaigners are calling for local abattoirs to be recognised as a public good as they are the 'linchpins' of the UK's food systems. There are now o...


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4 January 2019 | Agri Safety and Rural Crime,News
Man fined after running over farm worker with tractor

A workshop foreman has been ordered to pay out £3,320 after he struck a farm worker whilst driving a tractor. Peterborough Magistrates’ Court heard...


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4 January 2019 | News,Rural Life,Shows and Events
Farm open days have 'huge impact' on public perception, survey shows

Farmers who invite the public onto their farms are having a lasting positive impact, with nearly 90% of visitors in 2018 saying it has changed the way...


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4 January 2019 | Machinery and Equipment,News,Renewables and Environment
New Holland's methane tractor wins major design award

Machinery giant New Holland has won a major design award for its methane powered concept tractor. New Holland received the 'Good Design Award' from...


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4 January 2019 | Dairy,News,Rural Life
British dairy farmers needed to work on scenic Norway farm

British dairy farmers are needed to help out on a small dairy farm in the Land of the Midnight Sun, famous for its dramatic northern lights and wildli...


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4 January 2019 | Meat,News,Renewables and Environment
Government must 'seriously consider' meat tax, Caroline Lucas urges

The UK Government must 'seriously consider' introducing a meat tax in order to combat climate change, the Green Party MP Caroline Lucas will say. I...


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4 January 2019 | Cattle,Dairy,Meat,News
'Huge potential' for profitable dairy beef market

Beef farmers have been encouraged to re-evaluate their approach to dairy beef as it provides 'enormous opportunities' to boost production and meet mar...


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4 January 2019 | Dairy,Government,Meat,News,Produce,Products
US, China and Japan 'key markets' for UK agri-exports, report says

The US, China and Japan are three key markets British farmers could soon be exporting beef and sheep meat to, a new report says. Insight into how t...


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4 January 2019 | Agri Safety and Rural Crime,News
Health and Safety Executive calls for 'new attitudes' on farm safety

As 2019 gets underway the Health and Safety Executive are calling for 'new attitudes' on how farmers can reduce on-farm injuries and fatalities. Fa...


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4 January 2019 | Meat,News,Produce,Products
Farmer concern over 'Veganuary' and the spread of fake facts

Livestock farmers have criticised 'Veganuary' for spreading 'misguided and misleading' messages about food, farming and the environment. Throughout...


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4 January 2019 | Government,News
Gove under renewed pressure to maintain high farming standards

Defra Secretary Michael Gove came under renewed pressure during the Oxford Farming Conference to put his assurances over post-Brexit food standards in...


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3 January 2019 | Government,News,NFU
UK food standards must be protected after Brexit, NFU tells Government

The NFU has said food standards must be protected when the UK leaves the EU and that the Government must ensure Britain has a 'robust supply' of safe ...


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3 January 2019 | Dairy,News
UK December milk production 'highest figure for more than 20 years'

UK milk production for December is forecast to total in excess of 1,040m litres, making it the highest December figure for more than 20 years, new fig...



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3 January 2019 | Machinery and Equipment,News
John Deere updates 5R Series tractors for 2019

John Deere has announced several updates to its 5R Series tractors from 90 to 125hp, designed to increase their versatility and suitability for small ...


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3 January 2019 | News,Renewables and Environment
Total ban on plastic burning implemented on Scottish farms

A total ban on the burning of plastics on Scottish farms has now been implemented, taking effect from 1 January. The new law means farmers will nee...


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3 January 2019 | News,Rural Life
Farmers battle poor broadband access by investing in private networks

Farm businesses are seizing the initiative when it comes to tackling the challenge of poor mainstream broadband connections by investing in their own ...


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3 January 2019 | Government,News,Rural Life
Focus on building public's confidence in British produce, Henson tells farmers

Celebrity farmer Adam Henson encouraged farmers to focus on building the public’s confidence in their produce in 2019 at a major annual agricultural c...


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3 January 2019 | News,Renewables and Environment
Minority of farmers 'ignore' environmental impacts of farming, group says

An environmental farming group have called on the Government to “prevent a minority” of farmers who “ignore the environmental impact of their farming ...


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3 January 2019 | Animal Health,News,Produce
Advertising Standards Authority reject vegan complaint directed at Red Tractor

The Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) has dismissed a complaint by vegan campaign group Viva! who believed an advert by Red Tractor 'did not guara...


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3 January 2019 | Animal Health,News,Pigs
New harsher inspection regime postponed following pig sector pressure

The introduction of a new harsher inspection regime for pig producers has been postponed following pressure from the sector. The Animal and Plant H...


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3 January 2019 | Agri Safety and Rural Crime,News,Sheep
Security warning to farmers after 200 lambs stolen from Dorset farm

Farmers have been told to take extra steps to ensure a good level of security after over 200 lambs were stolen from a farm in Dorset. Around 210 Te...


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3 January 2019 | Government,News
Leaving EU provides farmers with 'world of opportunity', Gove says

Leaving the European Union provides British farmers with a “world of opportunity”, Michael Gove said at one of the industry's biggest events of the ye...


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2 January 2019 | Dairy,Finance,News
Dairy Crest reduces February milk price

Dairy Crest has announced that it will reduce the milk price it pays to its Davidstow farmers by 0.5ppl from 1 February 2019. In September 2018, th...


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2 January 2019 | Finance,News
Scottish Government confirms farming payments schedule

Clarity over when Scottish farmers can expect to receive their 2018 Common Agricultural Policy payments has been published. Under the plans, Pillar...


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Company fined £20,000 after land spreading leads to pollution

A company has been fined £20,000 following an investigation after polluting a stream during land spreading at a North East farm. Whites Recycling L...



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