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18 October 2017 | Online since 2003

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29 September 2017 | Government,News
Gove in Northern Ireland to calm concerns over potential 'collapse' in farming post-Brexit

Defra Secretary Michael Gove has visited Northern Ireland to discuss the future of the food and farming industries outside the EU amid increasing conc...


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29 September 2017 | Crops and Cereals,News,Top Tips
Grow more soya to compete in changing world, East Anglian farmers told

East Anglian farmers have been urged to plant new crops such as soya if they are to compete in a changing world. Rural property specialists Savills...


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29 September 2017 | Agri Safety,Government,News,Products
European Parliament MEPs bar Monsanto lobbyists

MEPs have agreed that Monsato lobbyists should be barred from the European Parliament after the company refused to attend a hearing on allegations tha...


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29 September 2017 | Finance,Government,News,Property News,Rural Life
Government urged not to put rural economy at disadvantage with 25-year environment plan

The Government has been urged not to put the rural economy at a disadvantage with its 25-year environment plan. The Natural Capital Committee has p...


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28 September 2017 | Government,News,Pigs
Pig industry calls on Defra to delay new emissions standards

The pig industry has called on government to delay the introduction of new emissions levels, which is feared could unfairly penalise some pig farmers....


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28 September 2017 | News
Witham’s new Barn Paint is a stroke of genius

The Witham Group’s new WOCO Barn Paint is perfect for Farmers or businesses who want to protect and revive outbuildings including sheds, barns and gar...


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28 September 2017 | Animal Health,News,Sheep
Animal rights activists say wearing wool is 'cruel', but public disagree overwhelmingly

Animal rights activists have come out in force against the British wool industry, explaining to the public that wearing wool is cruel. Animal right...


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28 September 2017 | Crops and Cereals,Government,News,Produce
Brits not willing to pick crops post-Brexit, report warns

There is an insufficient volume of UK nationals willing and able to fill the low-skill roles currently done by EU nationals, according to a new report...


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28 September 2017 | News,Rural Life,Sheep,Shows and Events
Sheep racing event in North Yorkshire could be banned due to petition

Animal rights activists have again set up an online petition calling for the ban on a traditional sheep racing event, this time in North Yorkshire. ...


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28 September 2017 | Dairy,Market Reports,News,Produce
First Milk announces October price increases

First Milk has confirmed that its member prices will rise by between 1ppl and 1.1ppl from 1st October 2017 as a "result of strengthening markets". ...


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28 September 2017 | Dairy,News
'Time to set record straight': Dairy Council urges misrepresentation of dairy to stop

The role that dairy plays in a healthy balanced diet is often misrepresented and it's time to set the record straight, the Dairy Council has urged. ...


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28 September 2017 | Crops and Cereals,News
Mushroom growers now allowed to add salt to their crops

While adding a little salt to enhance the flavour of mushrooms is common in cooking, mushroom growers are now able to add salt to their crops to help ...


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28 September 2017 | Cattle,Husbandry,News,Rural Life
Farmers relieved as Louth Cattle Market set to be refurbished rather than closed down

The council has decided that Louth Cattle Market is set to be refurbished rather than sold off for redevelopment, much to local farmers' relief. Ea...


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28 September 2017 | Agri Safety,News
Warning after 30 people die on farms in just 12 months

An agricultural risk expert is urging farmers to be vigilant after figures show 30 people were killed on farms in just 12 months – making agriculture ...


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28 September 2017 | News,Property News,Rural Life
'Exceptionally rare' chance to buy 100 acre Cotswold farm attracts 'considerable' interest

An "exceptionally rare" opportunity to buy a farm house set within over 100 acres of prime Cotswold farmland has come onto the market. Located in t...



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28 September 2017 | Arable,Crops and Cereals,News,Produce,Supermarkets
Pest damage and 'wonky' crops sees UK bin £30m worth of strawberries and lettuce

Strawberries and lettuce crops worth £30 million ended up as waste in the UK in 2015, with pest and disease damage being one of the causes, according ...


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27 September 2017 | News,Rural Life
Treasure trove of rare photographs shows rare glimpse of 19th century farm life

A treasure trove of rare photographs offering incredible insight into the livestock trade in Scotland over the past 150 years has been uncovered. T...


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27 September 2017 | News,Rural Life
Moving onto pastures new: How divorce can affect farming families

The breakdown of a marriage in any family is an upsetting and emotional experience for those involved. However, the ramifications and financial upheav...


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27 September 2017 | Arable,Crops and Cereals,Government,Market Reports,News
UK eyes world’s biggest wheat market Egypt for post-Brexit trade opportunities

British wheat is on display at a trade delegation in Cairo, the world’s largest importer of the grain, in a bid to tap into the market. Millers and...


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27 September 2017 | Agri Safety,Animal Health,News,Rural Life,Sheep
Rumours surface showing Gove's preparedness to fast-track lynx re-introduction

The sheep industry has reacted with worry after rumours have surfaced that Defra Secretary Michael Gove may be prepared to fast-track a decision on ly...


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27 September 2017 | Dairy,Finance,News
Meadow Foods announces 1p per litre milk price increase for November

Meadow Foods will increase its 'A' milk price by 1ppl to 31 pence per litre from November 2017. The company’s 'B' Price for August was 35ppl and it...


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27 September 2017 | Finance,News,NFU
NFU raises concerns about RPA remapping, outstanding payments and poor communications

The Rural Payment Agency's approach to its current remapping exercise has led to an increasing amount of outstanding payments coupled with poor commun...


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27 September 2017 | News
AHDB plans to increase activity in Scotland to make farmers 'survive and thrive'

AHDB has said it plans to increase the impact of its activities in Scotland to ensure farmers can "survive and thrive" after Brexit. Speaking durin...


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27 September 2017 | Machinery and Equipment,News
JCB Finance pledges its support to SMEs

JCB Finance is launching a campaign to provide additional support for SMEs in the agricultural sector when taking out external funding. The campaig...


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27 September 2017 | Crops and Cereals,News
British Millers rule against using 'Amino A' in milling wheat

A debate on the use of animal sourced amino acids has resurfaced, as the National Association of British and Irish Millers has ruled against 'Amino A'...


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27 September 2017 | Animal Health,Cattle,Husbandry,News,Pigs,Sheep
UK breeds at risk from exotic animal disease outbreaks

The Government has created a list of native farm animal breeds considered to be at particular risk of an outbreak of exotic disease. The list has b...


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27 September 2017 | Dairy,News,Supermarkets
UK could soon have fizzy milk on supermarket shelves

Fizzy milk could soon on UK supermarket shelves as the dairy industry searches for inventive ways to get young people to drink more milk. Owned by ...