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1 February 2017 | Finance,News,Rural Life
Scotland raises agricultural minimum wage to £7.50 an hour

A single minimum level of pay for agricultural workers has been agreed by the Scottish Agricultural Wages Board (SAWB). The following changes in ag...


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1 February 2017 | Government,News
West Somerset MP says farmers will have 'huge opportunities' once they are free from EU 'shackles'

An MP has said farmers will have 'huge opportunities' once they are free from the 'shackles' of the EU. Bridgwater and West Somerset MP Ian Liddell...


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1 February 2017 | Agri Safety,News,Sheep
Police pursue animal cruelty charges after 52 stolen sheep found in Yeovil

52 sheep have been found in a field in Somerset after being stolen and kept in poor condition. The Rural Crime team said two had to be put down at ...


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1 February 2017 | News,Property News,Shows and Events
'Get out and enjoy': Fourth farmland bird count project launched

The fourth Big Farmland Bird Count will take place from 3rd to 12th February 2017. "If you want to take part, all you need to do is spend about 30 ...


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Rural crime: Police search for quad bike thieves in Kent

Police are searching for thieves who drove across four farm fields and cut through barbed wire fencing to steal a child's quad bike. A trailer and ...


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1 February 2017 | Government,News
Government must provide clear 'direction of travel' for Brexit, says farm group

The rural sector has called on the government to provide early answers to some of the key Brexit questions facing farmers and the rural economy. Th...


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1 February 2017 | Finance,News,Organic
Farming Minister George Eustice confirms organic support to continue

Farming Minister George Eustice has confirmed farmers will be able to apply for organic support in 2017 and 2018. At a meeting yesterday (31 Januar...


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1 February 2017 | News,Produce,Rural Life,Shows and Events
Ancient city of York to bring back a monthly farmers' market

The ancient city of York is to bring back a tradition that rightfully belongs at the centre of the community, a monthly farmers market. The market ...


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1 February 2017 | Finance,Grassland,News,Property News,Rural Life
Natural England opens ‘hedge fund’ grant to improve farmland boundaries

Natural England is inviting applications for the Countryside Stewardship Hedgerows and Boundaries Grant which opens for applications today (1 February...


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1 February 2017 | Animal Health,Cattle,News
Gene-editing technology used to produce live cows with increased resistance to bovine TB

Gene-editing technology has been used for the first time to successfully produce live cows with increased resistance to bovine tuberculosis, reports n...


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1 February 2017 | News,NFU,Poultry
Farming unions issue joint statement urging officials to extend 12-week free range status

UK farming unions have urged European officials to extend the 12-week free-range status of poultry impacted by the compulsory housing order that is in...


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31 January 2017 | Finance,News,Property News,Renewables
Renewable Heat Incentive review largely welcomed by rural sector

The recent Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) review announcement has been largely welcomed by the renewable energy sector. The new guidance, which map...


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31 January 2017 | Finance,News,Property News,Rural Life
Bristol farm given £38k for 'urban farmers' project

A Bristol city farm has been given £38,125 by the Masonic Charitable Foundation to support their Urban Farmers Project which works with disadvantaged ...


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31 January 2017 | Appointments,Finance,Government,News
RPA chief executive Mark Grimshaw steps down after string of criticisms

Rural Payments Agency (RPA) chief executive Mark Grimshaw has announced he is to stand down after more than six years in the job. Mr Grimshaw has b...


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31 January 2017 | Dairy,Finance,News,Property News
Arla to invest £37.5m in UK dairy sites

Dairy organisation Arla Foods is planning to invest approximately £37.5 million in its UK sites and logistics in 2017, an increase of 51 per cent from...


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31 January 2017 | Finance,News
Total income from Scottish farming increased by £96m in 2016

Total income from Scottish farming is estimated to have increased by £96 million in 2016, after two years of decline. The Scottish Government has t...


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31 January 2017 | Agri Safety,Animal Health,News,Pigs
Antibiotic-free labelling 'very misleading', says National Pig Association

Antibiotic-free labels can be 'very misleading', the National Pig Association (NPA) has warned in a new briefing on the increasingly prominent topic. ...


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31 January 2017 | News,Poultry,Supermarkets
Egg sales grow by 5 per cent for 10th consecutive year

Retail egg sales grew by almost 5% in 2016, equating to more than 250m extra eggs, according to latest data issued by British Lion eggs. This yea...


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31 January 2017 | News,Property News
West Midlands arable and pastureland on offer at £1.65 million

A 193-acre block of arable and pastureland in the West Midlands, which has a guide price of £1.65 million, is up for sale on the market. The versat...


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31 January 2017 | Arable,Crops and Cereals,Government,News
UK votes in favour of GM crops, paving way for potential post-Brexit approval

A UK vote to approve EU proposals to authorise the first new GM crops for cultivation since 1998 suggests the crops may be grown across the country po...


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31 January 2017 | Dairy,Finance,News
First Milk confirms 0.85ppl milk price increase for February

First Milk has confirmed A price increases for February of between 0.85ppl and 0.95ppl. This is the eight milk price increase in a row and reflects...


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31 January 2017 | Finance,News,Rural Life
Young farmers face serious challenges and need support, says NatWest

Young farmers in the UK are facing 'serious and unnecessary challenges' which is impacting the entire industry, a NatWest report has said. The repo...


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31 January 2017 | Arable,Crops and Cereals,News
'Immense complexity': What does Brexit mean for regulatory framework surrounding UK plant protection?

The farming industry has been looking at the regulatory framework for plant protection products (PPPs) in UK agriculture and what the wider supply cha...


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30 January 2017 | Agri Safety,News,Rural Life
Police gain insight into rural crime at special events

Police Officers have been gaining an insight into rural crime and how best to tackle it on special courses. Funded by Warwickshire Police and Crime...


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30 January 2017 | Agri Safety,Animal Health,News,Poultry
Government orders cull of 63,000 birds in Lancashire

The Government has said it has not been possible to rule out the presence of disease in farmed birds at a further linked premises in Lancashire. Fo...


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30 January 2017 | Animal Health,News,Sheep
Farmers 'unfairly blamed' for rise in sheep diseases, claims new study

Farmers who are not treating sheep to avoid infection are being 'unfairly blamed' for increases in disease, according to a new study. Prior to 1992...


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30 January 2017 | Government,News,Shows and Events
House of Lords to continue inquiry into implications of Brexit on British agriculture

The House of Lords EU Energy and Environment Sub-Committee will continue its inquiry into the implications of Brexit on UK agriculture on Wednesday 1 ...