Crops news around the UK

24 February 2020



Scientists map African swine fever virus genome

24 February 2020

Could help develop new ASF vaccines

'Beware of hedge cutting restrictions to avoid BPS penalties'

24 February 2020

Farmers urged to remember BPS regulations

Farmers 'play crucial part' in move to Devon's low-carbon economy

24 February 2020

Rural economy 'must become more sustainable'

RSPCA Assured reinstates Hoads Farm membership

24 February 2020

Activists occupied the egg farm last month

Firm to fast-track 40 indoor 'vertical farms' across UK

24 February 2020

Midlands indoor farm gets light from planners

'We've had more customers than Aldi': Jeremy Clarkson launches farm shop

24 February 2020

'This is the end of supermarket shopping!'

New Defra Secretary refuses to rule out importing chlorinated chicken

24 February 2020

He refuses to guarantee ban on controversial food

Beef bans based on 'popular opinion, not facts', Harper Adams says

24 February 2020

It criticises other unis for 'knee-jerk reactions'

2019 'one of the best years on record' for UK red meat exports

23 February 2020

Exports rocketed to more than £1.5bn

Farmer confidence plummets amid Brexit and bad weather

22 February 2020

Confidence dented by Brexit and adverse weather

Immigration policy: What impact on food and farming?

21 February 2020

The policy has come under criticism

Virtues of monitoring broiler bird weight in real-time

21 February 2020

Monitoring is critical to meeting processor requirements

New study shows gamekeepers' environmental contributions

21 February 2020

1,000 gamekeepers show their green credentials

Tractor worth £25,000 stolen from Wiltshire farm

21 February 2020

Police are now appealing for more info

Scottish farmers urged to be vigilant of mental health

21 February 2020

Need for vigilance during spring period, charity says

New standard agreed for measuring beef farm antibiotic use

21 February 2020

It encourages sector to use 'common language'

Pro-dairy millennial campaign to commence this month

21 February 2020

The tongue-in-cheek ads return for a third year

Wild bison to be tested with bTB Actiphage blood test

21 February 2020

Scientists to evaluate PBD Biotech’s test

Big drop in UK sheep meat exports to France fuels decline

21 February 2020

Sheep meat exports fell by 17% in December

Last chance to complete farrowing crate ban survey

20 February 2020

Today is last chance to have your say

GB cattle population falls compared to Jan 2019

20 February 2020

Britain's cattle population has shrunk

New figures shed light on Welsh beef industry trends

20 February 2020

It follows a difficult year for beef producers

£50,000 from RABI's crisis fund to help flood-affected farmers

20 February 2020

RABI to fast-track help to farmers

Severn Trent’s Farm to Tap scheme sees most successful year to date

20 February 2020

No metaldehyde water quality failures at treatment works

Study reveals 74% of dairy farmers store expired medicines

20 February 2020

In one instance as much as 16 years out of date

Seasonal Workers Pilot expansion 'falls short of required 70,000'

20 February 2020

Farmers ask government to expand pilot to 70,000

Barn egg surge as retailers move closer to cage-free pledge

20 February 2020

Supplies of barn eggs have surged

New food delivery firm to source only from 'ethical' farmers

20 February 2020

It sources from farmers who address climate change

Farmer produces carbon and plastic neutral oil in world first

20 February 2020

Northamptonshire farm's rapeseed oil is global first

Three crop rule derogation 'urgently needed' after floods

19 February 2020

Farmers ask for urgent relaxation of three crop rule