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13 March 2019 | Finance,News
Farmers urged to apply early for this year’s funding schemes

Farmers and land managers applying for BPS and claiming for CS and ES payments are urged to do so in good time ahead of the 15 May deadline. Farmer...


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13 March 2019 | Government,News,Produce
Farmers urge caution as government unveils 'no deal' tariff regime

Tariffs would be applied to beef, lamb, poultry and some dairy products in the event of a 'no deal' Brexit to protect the British farming industry, th...


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13 March 2019 | Animal Health,Government,News
Supply of livestock medicine will be prioritised in event of 'no deal'

The import of animal medicines will be prioritised in the event of a 'no-deal' Brexit, the government has confirmed. The government has secured add...


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13 March 2019 | Government,News,Pigs
Defra hoping for quick resolution to UK 'no deal' export status

Defra is hoping for a quick resolution on the UK’s status for exporting animals and animal products to the EU in the event of a ‘no deal’, it has been...


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13 March 2019 | Agri Safety and Rural Crime,News,Sheep
Quarter of dog owners report their pet has chased livestock

A new survey has revealed that almost a quarter of dog owners have reported that their pet has chased animals, including livestock. Dog owners and ...


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13 March 2019 | Education,News,Shows and Events
Schoolchildren to show off farm invention designs to MPs

Nine winners of a major farming competition will showcase their designs to MPs in the House of Commons, where one overall champion will be decided. ...


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13 March 2019 | Crops and Cereals,News
Farmers told to check oilseed rape for boron deficiency

Farmers have been encouraged to check their oilseed rape crop to prevent boron deficiency, as the nutrient is often 'underused' and 'forgotten' on man...


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13 March 2019 | Appointments,News,Renewables and Environment
Tony Juniper CBE appointed new Chair of Natural England

Tony Juniper CBE has been appointed the new Chair of Natural England following parliamentary committees’ reports into his suitability for the role. ...


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13 March 2019 | Agri Safety and Rural Crime,Animal Health,News,Sheep
Man found guilty of failing to treat sheep with fly strike

A Herefordshire man has been found guilty of failing to provide suitable care and treatment for five sheep with fly strike. Leon Anthony Davies, 53...


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13 March 2019 | Agri Safety and Rural Crime,News,Sheep
CCTV shows gang of men stealing livestock in middle of night

Police are appealing for more information following the release of CCTV footage showing six men who stole livestock in the middle of the night from a ...


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13 March 2019 | Government,News,NFU
UK farming unions call for extension of Article 50 deadline

The UK’s four farming unions have urged MPs to extend the Article 50 deadline as MPs overwhelmingly reject May's Brexit deal. Farm leaders have urg...


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12 March 2019 | Machinery and Equipment,News
Autonomous robot 'Mamut' unveiled to capture crop data

An autonomous robot called 'Mamut' has been unveiled which captures data on crop health and yield at the level of individual plants. By automating ...


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12 March 2019 | Government,News,Sheep
Farmers call on MPs to consider implications of voting down May's Brexit deal

The British sheep sector is calling on MPs to carefully consider the implications on farmers if the Prime Minister's Brexit deal is voted down tonight...


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12 March 2019 | News,Poultry,Produce
Farmers and celebrity chefs to raise profile of mixed weight eggs

Farmers have asked the public and celebrity chefs to help raise the profile of medium and mixed weight free range eggs to support what hens produce na...


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12 March 2019 | Appointments,Dairy,News
Bill Nadin takes home 2019 John Dennison Lifetime Achievement Award

At the Borderway Dairy Expo in Carlisle, Bill Nadin from Sterndale Holsteins, based in Derbyshire, was announced as the 2019 recipient of the John Den...



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12 March 2019 | Finance,Forestry,News,Renewables and Environment
HS2 Woodland Fund injects further £4m into projects

Further targeted grant funding will be available to support woodland planting and restoration schemes within a 'green corridor' alongside the course o...


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12 March 2019 | Animal Health,News,Poultry
Large farms and high stocking densities 'bring increased risk of salmonella'

Large farms and high stocking densities bring increased risk of salmonella spread in layer flocks, according to a scientific report for the EU. The...


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12 March 2019 | Machinery and Equipment,News,Property News
Farmers could risk huge fines due to drone law confusion

Farmers could face fines running into thousands of pounds because of confusion over the rules for commercial use of drones. Many farmers are not aw...


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12 March 2019 | Finance,Government,News,Renewables and Environment
Farmer confidence 'waning' in green schemes due to 'poor administration'

Confidence in agri-environment schemes amongst farmers is 'waning' due to 'poor administration' by Natural England and the Rural Payments Agency. T...


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12 March 2019 | Meat,News,Supermarkets
Morrisons selling family packs of British meat for £10

Retailer Morrisons is selling a family packet of British meat, containing sausages, mince, a pork loin joint and diced beef, for just £10. The pack...


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12 March 2019 | Meat,News,Produce
1 in 4 Brits think vegan products should not use meat-related names

One in four British consumers believe that vegan products should not use terms enjoyed by their meat counterparts, such as steak or burger, new resear...


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12 March 2019 | Agri Safety and Rural Crime,News,Sheep
'Alarming upward curve' in sheep theft as 71 pregnant ewes stolen

Police have highlighted an 'alarming upward curve' of livestock rustling in Derbyshire following the theft of 71 pregnant ewes. Police are asking t...


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11 March 2019 | Agri Safety and Rural Crime,News
Somerset farmer is banned from keeping livestock for 10 years

A Somerset farmer who was ‘indifferent’ to the suffering he caused his animals has been banned from keeping animals for ten years and told to pay £15,...


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11 March 2019 | Government,News
Reciprocal tariffs needed in event of 'no deal' Brexit, farming union says

A farming union has said that in the event of a 'no deal' Brexit reciprocal tariffs must be in place to safeguard food production. The Ulster Farme...


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11 March 2019 | News,Rural Life
40 MPs write to Ofcom demanding increased rural 4G coverage

More than 40 MPs have written to Ofcom to highlight the need for annual monitoring of mobile operators’ commitments on increasing rural 4G mobile cove...


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11 March 2019 | News,Poultry,Produce
'Billions' of non-UK battery eggs could flood market after Brexit

A 'no deal' Brexit risks putting 'billions' of battery eggs back on the shelves unless the government acts to protect consumers, the egg industry has ...


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11 March 2019 | News,Produce,Supermarkets
UK scientists work on tech to 'smell' when produce goes off

Scientists in the UK are working to develop new technology which will be able to ‘smell’ when fruit or vegetables are going off – potentially saving t...



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