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22 November 2017 | Finance,News,Property News
Farmcare to cease 'operational farming' by September 2018

Farmcare, one of Britain’s largest agricultural businesses, has announced it is quitting "operational farming" and instead turning to partnerships wit...


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Brits paying twice as much for food due to 'damaging' farming methods

Brits are paying twice as much for food than they realise, with every £1 spent on food in the shops incurring an extra hidden cost of £1, according to...


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22 November 2017 | Finance,Government,Market Reports,News,Property News,Rural Life
Budget 2017: Investment in emerging tech, increased NLW and billions for Brexit

Chancellor Philip Hammond has increased investment in emerging technologies, increased the National Living Wage and set aside billions for Brexit cont...


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22 November 2017 | Agri Safety,Cattle,News,Rural Life
Farmer faces £50,000 bill after bullock slams into motorist

A farmer faces paying a £50,000 bill after his bullock jumped over a six-foot fence and caused a serious car crash. The half-a-tonne Charolais bull...


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22 November 2017 | Agri Safety,News
Man dies following accident involving tractor and trailer on farm

A man has died following an accident involving a tractor and trailer on a farm in Pembrokeshire. Police are investigating after emergency services ...


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21 November 2017 | Finance,Government,News
'Look east': Former Defra Secretary urges UK to adopt Singapore model

The UK has been urged to follow a Singapore-type model post-Brexit, with low tax and low regulation policies. According to former Defra Secretary O...


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21 November 2017 | News,Products,Rural Life
7 out of 10 slowest areas in UK for broadband is in rural Wales

Seven out of ten slowest areas in the UK for broadband is in Wales, according to a new report which urges the Welsh Government to act. Figures from...


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21 November 2017 | Agri Safety,News
Man dies in traffic incident involving tractor on rural road

Police are investigating after a man died in a collision between a car and a tractor in Bedfordshire on Monday, further emphasising the need for bette...


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21 November 2017 | Government,News
MPs call for consensus over devolved farming powers after Brexit

A cross-party committee of MPs has united to call on the UK government to set out which agricultural powers will be devolved to Scotland after Brexit....


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UK farmers face 'year of anxiety' over food prices due to La Nina

The increasing likelihood of an occurrence of the La Niña weather phenomenon are among the risks that British farmers face in a “year of anxiety” whic...


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21 November 2017 | Agri Safety,Government,News,Products
Petitioners calling for glyphosate ban debate with MEPs

A European Citizens’ Initiative petition calling for an EU-wide ban on herbicide glyphosate was discussed on Monday (20 November) with the petitioners...


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21 November 2017 | Agri Safety,News,Sheep
Rare sheep fall to their deaths after dog chased them over cliff edge

A rare breed of sheep were chased over the cliff edge due to an out-of-control dog, with two sheep falling to their deaths. In total, four Manx she...


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21 November 2017 | News,Poultry,Produce,Renewables
Group claim to have produced world's first carbon neutral eggs

A group of farmers, animal health experts and environmental entrepreneurs claim to have produced the world's first carbon neutral eggs. The eggs, w...


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21 November 2017 | Agri Safety,Animal Health,Government,News,Produce,Products
UK must not 'cherry pick' EU standards if FTA were to be agreed, Barnier warns

The UK must not ditch European standards or "red tape", such as food safety and animal welfare, if a free trade agreement were to be signed by the UK ...


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21 November 2017 | Animal Health,Education,Husbandry,News
'Game-changing' partnership announced to advance livestock science

Moredun Research Institute and Scotland’s Rural College (SRUC) have announced a new strategic partnership they describe as ‘game-changing’ in advancin...



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21 November 2017 | Arable,Crops and Cereals,Government,News
British grain will not do well outside EU due to 'low volume and poor harvest'

Britain's grain sector will not do well outside of the EU because of its low volumes and poor harvest, a farming body has warned. Speaking at a UK ...


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20 November 2017 | Animal Health,News,Sheep
Three new estimated breeding values generated after sheep initiative

Three new estimated breeding values (EBVs) have been generated as a result of a major industry sheep breeding initiative. The new EBVs will help co...


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20 November 2017 | Agri Safety,Crops and Cereals,News,Produce
Rapid increase in UK pesticide use, figures show

Pesticide use has seen a substantial increase in the UK over the last 40 years, new figures show. The figures were presented at a Royal Society of ...


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20 November 2017 | Finance,Government,News
Replace farm subsidies with market-system for farmers to bid for green contracts, report urges

Subsidies for farmers should be abolished post-Brexit, with them encouraged to work in a more environmentally-sustainable way by bidding for green con...


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20 November 2017 | Dairy,Diversification,Finance,News
Raw milk sales secure future of Welsh family farm

A vending machine dispensing raw milk produced by one of the last remaining pedigree Ayrshire herds in South East Wales has helped to secure the futur...


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20 November 2017 | Dairy,News,Produce,Shows and Events
British cheese wins 'World's Best Cheese' award

A British cheese has been named the world's best cheese in a special ceremony in London celebrating all things dairy. The Cornish Kern was given an...


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20 November 2017 | News,Property News,Rural Life
Mass housing developments 'threaten' England's natural landscapes

The government is failing to protect England’s natural landscapes from mass housing developments, according to new research. Research by the Campai...


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20 November 2017 | Cattle,Government,Market Reports,Meat Processing,News,Produce
UK politicians need to 'wake up' to 'threat' of Mercosur trade deal

UK politicians and non-governmental organisations (NGOs) are being urged to "wake up" to the "threat" of the Mercosur trade negotiations on European f...


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20 November 2017 | Agri Safety,News,Products,Sheep
High-tech paint laced with micro-dots to help stop sheep rustling

A futuristic paint which is laced with thousands of micro-dots is being trialled in the fight against the growing issue of sheep rustling and livestoc...


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20 November 2017 | Government,Market Reports,News,Rural Life
Scottish farmers who lack vision need 'transformational change', report urges

The Scottish agricultural industry must undertake a "transformational change" to alter the mindset of some of its farmers who lack vision, according t...


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20 November 2017 | Arable,Machinery and Equipment,News,Products
State-of-the-art weed detection tech could be available within few years

New technology which will apply state-of-the-art weed detection to apply herbicide more accurately could be available for use by 2020. As part of a...


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20 November 2017 | Finance,Government,News
Northern Ireland's agriculture department sees £6m fund slash

Westminster's imposed budget on Northern Ireland will see funding for the local department for agriculture cut by almost £6 million. The move from ...



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