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10 March 2017 | News,Property News,Rural Life
Rural Payments Agency tours £3m flood recovery project

The Rural Payments Agency (RPA) has joined National Park rangers this week on a tour of bridges and footpaths that have been repaired as part of ‘Rout...


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10 March 2017 | Agri Safety,Animal Health,News,Poultry,Shows and Events
Poultry section of Balmoral Show cancelled due to concerns over bird flu

The Royal Ulster Agricultural Society has cancelled the poultry section of the Balmoral Show because of bird flu concerns. There have been two conf...


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10 March 2017 | News,Rural Life
Farmer found not guilty for shooting man he believed was trying to steal diesel

An elderly farmer, who has been on trial for shooting a man he believed was trying to steal his diesel, has been found not guilty today (10 March). ...


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10 March 2017 | Bees and Beekeeping,Finance,Grassland,News
Natural England promises improved service as farmers are urged to apply for Countryside Stewardship 2017

Farmers and land managers are being urged to apply for the Mid-Tier and Higher Tier of Countryside Stewardship, which has opened today (10 March). ...


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10 March 2017 | Arable,Crops and Cereals,News
Scientists create maps to assess soil changes across England and Wales

Scientists from the British Geological Survey and NRM Laboratories have found a novel way of using soil data to assess soil fertility. Maps show th...


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10 March 2017 | Arable,Crops and Cereals,News
Martian spuds: Researchers conduct farming experiment to see if Mars can grow potatoes

Scientists at NASA and the International Potato Centre (CIP) have conducted a farming experiment to see if potatoes will be able to grow on Mars. T...


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9 March 2017 | News,Pigs
Major pig producing countries in Europe to share knowledge in major drive to support competitiveness

On-farm best practice from across the major pig producing countries in Europe will be captured and disseminated via a new producer-led knowledge-shari...


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9 March 2017 | Agri Safety,Animal Health,News,Sheep
Top sheep breeder speaks of devastation after 32 ewes are killed due to two loose dogs

A top sheep breeder has spoken of his devastation after 32 in-lamb ewes were mauled by two dogs earlier this week, causing substantial losses, and hea...


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9 March 2017 | Crops and Cereals,News
Oilseed rape area comparable to last season, according to AHDB survey

An AHDB survey has revealed that the total amount of oilseed rape (OSR) to harvest in 2017 is likely to be similar to last season, despite some grower...


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9 March 2017 | Machinery and Equipment,News,Rural Life
Farmer attacked and quad bike stolen in West Lothian

A farmer has been attacked and robbed of his £6,000 quad bike by a gang of teenagers in West Lothian. The incident happened around 3.30pm Tuesday M...


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9 March 2017 | Education,News
National Apprenticeship Week: Building a future for farming in Dorset

Tenants on the Dorset County Farm Estate are providing a fertile ground for the next generation of farmers in the county. Dairy farmer Stuart Angel...


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9 March 2017 | Finance,Government,News,Rural Life
Hammond defends 'fair' National Insurance hike amid heavy criticism from farmers

Chancellor Philip Hammond has defended plans for a two per cent rise in National Insurance for self-employed workers - arguing it makes the system mor...


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9 March 2017 | Cattle,News
£10k fine for cattle dealer who defrauded 83-year-old farmer

A County Tyrone cattle dealer who defrauded an 83-year-old farmer has been given a suspended sentence. David Lee of Carrickaness Road, Dungannon, C...


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9 March 2017 | Agri Safety,News,Rural Life
'Well known and well-respected' farmer dies following traffic collision

A 75-year-old man has died in a Co Derry, Northern Ireland road crash on Tuesday 7 March. Tributes have been paid to James McCollum, who died when ...


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9 March 2017 | Cattle,Finance,Husbandry,News
NI farmers dishing out over £700,000 due to poor quality ear tags for cattle

Northern Irish farmers are dishing out more than £700,000 due to poor quality ear tags for cattle. The Ulster Farmers’ Union (UFU) estimates the fi...


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9 March 2017 | News,Rural Life
Cross-border poachers convicted and fined in North Yorkshire

Four men from County Durham have been convicted of poaching offences and ordered to pay more than £700 in total after being spotted by a member of the...


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9 March 2017 | Government,News
New think tank created to explore the impact of Brexit solely on farming sector

A new think-tank has been created to explore the impact of Brexit solely on the food, farming and environmental sectors. Agricultural and environme...


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9 March 2017 | Cattle,News
Native British bull semen embarks on journey to the world's most remote island

A British cattle breeding company has exported a consignment of native British bull semen to Tristan da Cunha – one of the most remote islands in the ...


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8 March 2017 | Arable,Crops and Cereals,News
Yellow rust diversity leads to new race-naming system

Extreme diversity in the wheat yellow rust population has led to the introduction of a new naming system for races discovered in the UK. A new race...


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8 March 2017 | Animal Health,Cattle,News,Sheep
5-year mass vaccination programmes 'only way' to eradicate bluetongue, EFSA conclude

Mass vaccination programmes lasting at least five years in combination with improved, continuous surveillance systems would be the only effective meas...


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8 March 2017 | Finance,Government,News,Rural Life
Spring Budget: Rural sector's reaction to Hammond's 'new chapter' for Britain

Chancellor Philip Hammond has used his first Budget to help prepare Britain for a "new chapter" in its history after Brexit. Described as an "upbea...


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8 March 2017 | Dairy,Finance,News
First Milk agrees new long term contract with Nestle

First Milk has confirmed the completion of a new long term contract with Nestle UK & Ireland. First Milk has supplied British milk to Nestle since ...


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8 March 2017 | Meat Processing,News,NFU,Produce,Supermarkets
Farm sectors should 'collaborate' to fight against cheap imports

Agricultural sectors working together to offer affordable British produce can put up a defence against cheap imported food post-Brexit, according to N...


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8 March 2017 | Education,News
New leadership course set to give young people leg-up in rural industry

A new leadership course is set to give young people a leg-up in the rural industry, by developing their management and communication skills. The Le...


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8 March 2017 | News,Rural Life
'Women play a critical role in agriculture and food systems', the UN says on International Women's Day

The United Nations is celebrating International Women’s Day today (8 March) by reinforcing the strength of women who live in rural areas in combatting...


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8 March 2017 | Meat Processing,News,Produce,Supermarkets
Consumers being 'let down' by poor labelling in supermarkets

Supermarket customers are being 'let down' by a lack of accurate origin labelling, according to Tenant Farmers' Association chairman James Gray. Mr...


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8 March 2017 | Animal Health,Housing and Equipment,News,Poultry
Retailers ditching caged egg increases interest in barn systems

Big Dutchman distributor Newquip says there has been increased interest in the company's barn systems since announcements by most big UK retailers tha...