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20 August 2017 | Online since 2003

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27 July 2017 | Finance,Forestry,Government,News,Rural Life
New Forest National Park calls on government to support its farmers post-2020

Organisations from New Forest have presented the government with a paper outlining how future agricultural schemes could protect the forest environmen...


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27 July 2017 | Agri Safety,Animal Health,Husbandry,News
More evidence on link between antibiotic use and resistance, report finds

A report from three European health agencies presents new data on antibiotic consumption and antibiotic resistance and reflects improved surveillance ...


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27 July 2017 | News,Shows and Events
Search continues for young farmer who went missing at Royal Welsh Show

Searches for a missing 19-year-old teenager who visited the Royal Welsh Show on Monday (24 July) are set to resume today. James Corfield, a farmer'...


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27 July 2017 | Agri Safety,News,Sheep
Two sheep savaged to death by out-of-control dog in Devon

Two sheep have been savaged to death by an out-of-control dog in a country park in Torquay, Devon. Cockington Country Park has a flock of sheep gra...


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27 July 2017 | Education,Finance,News,Shows and Events
Ten young farmers win travel scholarships to travel the world

Ten young farmers from across Wales have financially benefited from this year’s Gareth Raw Rees Memorial Travel Scholarship. A total of £2,300 has ...


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27 July 2017 | Crops and Cereals,Government,News,NFU,Rural Life
Freedom of movement will end in March 2019, says government

Freedom of movement between the UK and the European Union will end by March 2019, Immigration Minister Brandon Lewis has said. Mr Lewis said a new ...


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27 July 2017 | Finance,Government,News
Defra sets aside 'hundreds of millions' of pounds in anticipation of EU fines

Defra has set aside hundreds of millions of pounds to deal with impending fines levied by the EU over CAP 'disallowances.' The penalties are impose...


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Farm Safety Week: Farmers urged to stay safe with livestock

Many farmers never stop to consider why animals behave as they do and, more importantly, what this behaviour could mean to their personal safety. A...


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26 July 2017 | Finance,Government,News,Rural Life
Plaid Cymru asks Westminster for three demands to 'guarantee' the future for rural Wales

Welsh political party Plaid Cymru has unveiled three demands which the party argues will 'guarantee' a better future for rural communities post-Brexit...


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26 July 2017 | Dairy,Finance,News
Welsh dairy farmers urged to apply for new milk recording grant

Welsh dairy farmers have been advised to apply for a new grant to carry out milk recording, or receive money towards their milk recording contract whi...


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26 July 2017 | Forestry,News
'Ambition needed' for Welsh forestry, committee warns 'urgent' rethink

The Welsh government has been urged to rethink its woodland strategy and aim to 'significantly increase' planting rates, according to a National Assem...


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26 July 2017 | Agri Safety,Machinery and Equipment,News,Rural Life
Rural vehicle crime in limelight as police chase man on stolen ATV through Dales

A man has been arrested after being pursued by police through the Yorkshire Dales on a stolen quad bike. At about 2am on Tuesday (25 July), an offi...


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26 July 2017 | Animal Health,Government,News,Poultry
UK will not import chlorinated chicken, says Gove

Britain will not import chlorinated chicken from the United States as part of a trade deal after Brexit, the environment secretary said this morning. ...


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26 July 2017 | News,Rural Life,Shows and Events
19-year-old teenager missing at the Royal Welsh Show

Police and the family of a teenager who was reported missing from the Royal Welsh Show have said their concerns are growing for his welfare. 19-yea...


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26 July 2017 | Animal Health,Dairy,News
Dairy farmers angry as advertising agency approves 'milk is inhumane' campaign

British dairy farmers have said they have suffered a blow today after the Advertising Standards Agency approved a vegan campaign which describes milk ...


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26 July 2017 | Finance,Government,News,NFU
Gove announces CAP inter-pillar transfer payments to remain same until 2020

Defra Secretary Michael Gove has announced that CAP inter-pillar transfer payments will remain the same until 2020. The Secretary of State announce...


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Government cracks down on drone misuse as farmers finally get reassurances

Drones will have to be registered and users will have to sit safety awareness tests under new rules to better regulate their growing use, the governme...


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26 July 2017 | Agri Safety,News,Shows and Events,Top Tips
Farm Safety Week: Falling and falling objects accounts for 30% of farm deaths

The risk of falling from heights or being struck by a falling object accounts for nearly 30% of all farming fatalities. This demonstrates that ‘fal...


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Farmers contributing to improvements in Welsh countryside for people and nature, report shows

A new report published today has reported on early findings of the impact of the Glastir land management scheme and long term trends in the Welsh coun...


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25 July 2017 | Crops and Cereals,Market Reports,News,Renewables
Farmers urged to grow more bioenergy crops to deliver restructured farming support

UK grown biomass can deliver 'genuine' greenhouse gas savings and an opportunity to restructure farming support, according to a new paper published to...


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25 July 2017 | Machinery and Equipment,News,Products
Autonomous vehicles get £25m funding for new R&D competition

The government has today announced £25m funding for a Connected Autonomous Vehicles research and development competition. Investments in the new pr...


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25 July 2017 | News,Rural Life,Shows and Events
1 in 7 Brits have not visited the countryside for two or more years

New research has shown that seven in ten (69%) Brits feel they are losing touch with nature, with a further 13% admitted they have not been to the cou...


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25 July 2017 | News,Rural Life,Sheep,Shows and Events
30-year-old Kiwi shears 644 Cornish sheep for new world record

The brother of a Cornish farmer, a New Zealander, has beaten the world record for the number of sheep sheared in an 8 hour period. 30-year-old New ...


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Head of red meat body says 'unfettered access' to EU markets after Brexit crucial

Welsh farmers must be guaranteed 'unfettered access' to EU markets after Brexit, a leading figure in the meat industry has warned. In his first spe...


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25 July 2017 | Appointments,Cattle,News,Shows and Events
Show organiser presented with lifetime achievement award for service to Holstein breed

Dick Stapleton has been honoured this year’s Holstein UK Lifetime Achievement Award for providing the UK with top Holstein cattle shows with welfare a...


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25 July 2017 | Agri Safety,News,NFU
Police and NFU warn of cuts as livestock crimes on the rise

Attacks on livestock in the UK is becoming 'more and more of a problem' as rural police stations face closure, according to a report. The cost of r...


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New Honda initiative helps to improve ATV safety for young farmers

In a bid to help young farmers work more safely on All Terrain Vehicles (ATVs) Honda is offering a free training course to 25,000 young farmers. Th...