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4 May 2017 | News,Produce,Products
Isle of Man to get its own food provenance label

As food provenance becomes increasingly important for customers around the world, Manx produce will stand out from the crowd thanks to a new food labe...


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4 May 2017 | News,Shows and Events
UK & Ireland farm community join forces for farming families in Africa

The great and good of the UK and Irish veterinary and farming world join forces this May with the aim of raising £50,000 for the international develop...


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4 May 2017 | Agri Safety,News,Sheep
Police renew plea to public following 33 sheep-worrying incidents this year

Cumbria Police is renewing its plea to dog owners to keep their dogs under control when walking in the countryside. So far this year there have alr...


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4 May 2017 | Cattle,Dairy,Finance,News,Property News
Tomlinson's Dairies gets £22m investment to create 70 new jobs

A Tomlinson's Dairies plan in Wrexham, Wales is to create 70 new jobs following a £22m investment drive. The dairy plant said they were expanding t...


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Apple-picking robot to solve shortage of farm labour

A new machine that vacuums ripe fruit off the tree will prove to be god-send as apple orchard owners say they need robotics because seasonal farm labo...


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4 May 2017 | Education,News,Shows and Events
Kate Middleton visits farm which helps city children learn about farming

Kate Middleton joined a children's author for a day in the mud during a local farm visit in Gloucestershire on Wednesday (3 May). The Duchess, with...


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4 May 2017 | Finance,Government,News,Shows and Events
Brexit must not leave British farmers at a disadvantage, NFU says

British farmers must not be placed at a disadvantage compared to European counterparts as a result of leaving the EU, NFU President Meurig Raymond has...


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4 May 2017 | Finance,Government,News,Rural Life
CLA warns of rural catastrophe if Brexit talks fail

The Country Land and Business Association (CLA) has warned of a catastrophe for the rural economy unless Government negotiators secure the right Brexi...


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4 May 2017 | Government,News,Rural Life
General election: Countryside Alliance releases 'rural charter'

The Countryside Alliance has produced a general election manifesto for the countryside which highlights several key issues. The rural organisation'...


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4 May 2017 | Animal Health,Government,News
General election: BVA releases manifesto saying vets are 'vital' to post-Brexit UK

The British Veterinary Association (BVA) has today launched its manifesto for the general election, saying that vets are vital in achieving high anima...


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3 May 2017 | Meat Processing,News,Rural Life,Supermarkets
Could squirrel be the next 'must-have' meat on the plate?

Farmers and food producers are at the mercy of the media and nutritionists who can change sales of particular food type or brands within minutes. Coul...


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3 May 2017 | Government,News,Renewables
Calls for anaerobic digestion to be recognised in election manifestos

Advocates for anaerobic digestion, a source of renewable energy usually found on-farms, are calling for political parties to recognise the process. ...


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3 May 2017 | Cattle,Dairy,Finance,News
Positive news for dairy farmers as prices rise 3.6% at Global Dairy Trade

Dairy prices rose 3.6% at the Global Dairy Trade auction overnight, slightly against expectations and rising for the fourth consecutive time. Price...


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3 May 2017 | Bees and Beekeeping,Crops and Cereals,News
Pesticide 'reduces queen egg development', study suggests

Use of a common neonicotinoid in spring could have an impact on wild bumblebees by interfering with their life cycle, a new study suggests. The stu...


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Land Rover announces launch of annual bursary to find rural talent

Land Rover has announced the launch of its fourth annual bursary in partnership with The Prince’s Countryside Fund. The bursary will offer a year-l...


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3 May 2017 | Government,News,NFU
General election: NFU Cymru sets out ten key policy asks

Farming union NFU Cymru has set out its manifesto for the general election, including 10 key policy asks for prospective parliamentary candidates to a...


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3 May 2017 | Finance,Machinery and Equipment,News,Products
Grant which allows farmers to invest in new machinery launched

The Welsh government has launched the Farm Business Grant, a small grants scheme which offers farmers the chance to invest in new machinery and equipm...


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3 May 2017 | Agri Safety,News,Rural Life,Sheep
Farmer accused of tying dog and shooting it after sheep worrying incident

A farmer has been accused of tying a dog to a tractor and shooting it after his sheep was savaged by a livestock worrying incident. The farmer, Mr ...


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3 May 2017 | Finance,Market Reports,News,Poultry
Poultry farm incomes fall as farmers battle lower prices

Poultry farm income fell 16 per cent to an average of £107,000 per business in 2016, according to latest statistics from the Farm Business Survey. ...


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3 May 2017 | Finance,Government,News,Property News
MEP calls on next Government to clamp down on 'landgrabbing'

A Green MEP has called on the next government to follow the lead taken by the European Parliament and clamp down on "landgrabbing" for financial inves...


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3 May 2017 | Arable,Crops and Cereals,News
Six new varieties of sugar beet make it through strict field trials

Six new varieties of sugar beet have made it through stringent field trials to be accepted on the Recommended List 2018. The list, managed by BBRO ...


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3 May 2017 | Finance,Government,Market Reports,News
UK farming faces 'enormous challenges', House of Lords report states

The UK’s agriculture sector faces challenges and opportunities as a result of Brexit, the House of Lords has said in its long-awaited EU report on the...


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2 May 2017 | Government,News,Rural Life
General election: CLA sets out rural priorities in manifesto

Rural organisation the CLA has said that securing resilience in farming while protecting the environment and ending the digital divide are the challen...


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2 May 2017 | Meat Processing,News,Produce,Supermarkets
Farmers praise Co-op's move to source only fresh British meat

A commitment by the Co-op to source only fresh British lamb and bacon has been praised by farmers. The move by the retailer was first announced las...


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2 May 2017 | Agri Safety,Animal Health,News,Sheep
'Disturbing incidents' prompt warnings for dog owners during lambing season

Dog owners have been urged to keep their pets under control around livestock as the lambing season reaches its peak. The move follows disturbing in...


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2 May 2017 | Dairy,Finance,News
First Milk announces May milk price decrease

First Milk have reduced their May milk prices to members by between 0.10ppl and 0.35ppl. Clive Sharpe, First Milk chairman commented: “After total ...


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2 May 2017 | News,Produce,Supermarkets
MPs urge supermarkets to sell 'wonky' vegetables to combat food waste

Supermarkets should relax rules they have on rejecting 'wonky' fruit and veg for sale in efforts to combat food waste, according to the Environment, F...