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16 August 2018 | Agri Safety and Rural Crime,News

A Cumbria farmer has been found guilty of two charges of intentionally disturbing the nest of a pair of breeding ospreys. 58-year-old Paul Barnes f...

Farmer found guilty of intentionally disturbing nest of ospreys

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15 August 2018 | Agri Safety and Rural Crime,News,Products

Representatives of both farmers and farm workers in the UK have expressed concern after a cancer victim won a multi-million-dollar compensation claim ...

UK farm groups express concern following US glyphosate court case

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15 August 2018 | Agri Safety and Rural Crime,Animal Health,News

A Cumbria farmer has pleaded not guilty to intentionally disturbing the nesting site of ospreys. 58-year-old Paul Barnes faces two charges of inten...

Farmer pleads not guilty to intentionally disturbing nest of ospreys

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15 August 2018 | Agri Safety and Rural Crime,Cattle,News

A Worcestershire farmer died from a brain injury after one of her cows headbutted her, an inquest into her death has heard. 64-year-old farmer Patr...

Farmer died from brain injury after cow headbutted her

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13 August 2018 | Agri Safety and Rural Crime,Cattle,News

A farmer who died while feeding his livestock was likely trampled to death, police have said. Sussex police were called to Pinstraw Farm in Groombr...

64-year-old farmer trampled to death by his own cattle, police say

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Thieves have stolen a large amount of farm machinery, including twelve tractors, from a farm in County Down. The twelve vintage tractors were stole...

'Great sentimental value': Thieves steal twelve vintage tractors from farm

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13 August 2018 | Agri Safety and Rural Crime,Arable,Crops and Cereals,News

An environmental charity has urged British farmers to think about how the industry will manage without glyphosate following a landmark US court case. ...

British farmers urged to ditch glyphosate following landmark US court case

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9 August 2018 | Agri Safety and Rural Crime,Animal Health,News,Sheep

The sheep sector has disputed claims made by Lynx UK Trust claiming "major landowners" have approved access for lynx during a trial reintroduction. ...

Sheep sector disputes claim that lynx re-introduction has '100% landowner approval'

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9 August 2018 | Agri Safety and Rural Crime,News,Sheep

Forty sheep have been stolen from a farm in County Down, Northern Ireland. The Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI) are appealing for informat...

40 sheep stolen from County Down farm

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8 August 2018 | Agri Safety and Rural Crime,News,Sheep

Dozens of sheep belonging to Bangor University’s research centre have been stolen from the Carneddau mountains. The university's centre at Henfaes,...

48 sheep stolen from specialist agricultural university

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8 August 2018 | Agri Safety and Rural Crime,News

The NFU is today hosting a rural crime roundtable to help deliver solutions that will begin to tackle the increasing levels of crime in the countrysid...

Roundtable to help deliver solutions for farmers hit by rising levels of crime

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7 August 2018 | Agri Safety and Rural Crime,Animal Health,News

Tougher laws have been introduced to those who commit animal cruelty offences, with the more serious cases coming with a 5-year prison sentence. De...

Serious animal welfare offences to carry a 5 year prison sentence

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7 August 2018 | Agri Safety and Rural Crime,News

A farmer has tragically died in a fire whilst he was cutting grass, according to the Health and Safety Executive (HSE). The HSE notified the Nation...

Farmer tragically dies in fire whilst cutting grass

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7 August 2018 | Agri Safety and Rural Crime,Cattle,News

A Welsh farmer has described how she nearly died after being “barged, butted and trampled” by a cow. Powys farmer Corrine Mathias was lucky to surv...

Farmer ‘butted and trampled’ by cow keen to promote farm safety

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7 August 2018 | Agri Safety and Rural Crime,News,NFU

Rural crime is one of the most “pressing, impactful and devastating” issues farmers face, according to the NFU. New figures released on Monday (5 A...

Rural crime one of most ‘pressing and devastating’ issues farmers face

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6 August 2018 | Agri Safety and Rural Crime,News

Police are re-appealing for the public’s help to trace a missing farmer who has now been missing for two months. William ‘Bill’ Taylor was last see...

Fresh appeal to find farmer missing for 2 months

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The impact of the summer heatwave on livestock and growers will be felt “for months to come”. According to a leading agronomist from the Royal Agri...

Impact of summer heatwave on farmers will be felt ‘for months’

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6 August 2018 | Agri Safety and Rural Crime,Finance,News

Farmers are “fortifying” their farms in the face of an increased threat from “repeated and determined” criminals. The startling comments follow the...

‘Farmers are fortifying their farms’: Rural crime costs UK £44.5m in 2017

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3 August 2018 | Agri Safety and Rural Crime,News

Farmers are being urged to put in place effective safety procedures to reduce risk of accidents on farm, as the Health and Safety Executive continues ...

Spot inspections rise as farm deaths increase again

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3 August 2018 | Agri Safety and Rural Crime,News,Sheep

A sheep who had become stuck in a bog, with and her legs and body completed submerged by the mud, has been rescued. The ewe - aged around four year...

Sheep stuck in muddy bog for 'day or two'

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3 August 2018 | Agri Safety and Rural Crime,Finance,News

Farmers in the EU will be able to receive payments in advance and more flexibility as they grapple with the difficulties of extreme droughts. The p...

EU farmers to receive advanced payments as continent grapples with extreme weather

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2 August 2018 | Agri Safety and Rural Crime,News,Products

German chemical giant BASF has obtained a High Court judgement against the director of Harvest Agrochemicals Ltd in a 'passing off' case. BASF took...

BASF obtains High Court judgement against Harvest Agrochemicals in 'passing off' case

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1 August 2018 | Agri Safety and Rural Crime,Crops and Cereals,News

Police are appealing for witnesses following a suspicious fire at a farm which the police say will have a "devastating" financial impact on the farmer...

Suspicious fire in East Lothian destroys crops worth over £100,000

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31 July 2018 | Agri Safety and Rural Crime,News

Gamekeepers and farmers on moors ravaged by wildfires are left facing bills running into tens of thousands of pounds – after around 5,000 acres of the...

Farmers left with nothing following fire which turned farmland into a 'black desert'

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31 July 2018 | Agri Safety and Rural Crime,Finance,News

A farming company has been ordered to pay out over £7,000 after a worker was dragged into a reed combing machine. Exeter Magistrate’s Court heard t...

Farm company fined £7,000 after worker dragged in threshing machine

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