Farm products news around the UK

13 August 2019



Practical support for growers facing chemistry loss

8 August 2019

Trials currently undertaken on five farms

EU food safety agency backs chlorpyrifos ban

7 August 2019

The pesticide 'does not meet criteria for renewal'

Defra urged to adopt 'science-based approach' after High Court ruling

7 August 2019

Court overturns Defra ban on slug pellets

Free and confidential pesticide disposal scheme to open

7 August 2019

Farmers can safely dispose unwanted pesticides

£150k awarded to agri-food research projects

2 August 2019

IoT tech have real potential to transform farming

Farmers move to improve pre-em applications

2 August 2019

A quarter of farmers have made changes

Metaldehyde slug pellet ban overturned

31 July 2019

It follows a High Court legal challenge

Four of the most exciting tech for growers

16 July 2019

It’s no surprise that robotics is popular

Farmers trial 'Skippy Scout' smartphone app

12 July 2019

Initial training with the drone 'went well'

Second round of Small Grants scheme opens

9 July 2019

£15m available for new farm equipment

UK farmers trial 3D scanner to improve cow welfare

9 July 2019

Farmers trial industry-first 3D scanning systems

EU decides not to renew key sprout suppressant

26 June 2019

EU has rejected the re-approval of chlorpropham

New cereal fungicide approved for use in UK

26 June 2019

Available for use in UK market for spring 2020

Second-hand machinery market remains 'buoyant'

26 June 2019

Such auctions provide an 'excellent opportunity' for farmers

Cold plasma tech could 'transform' UK food production

21 June 2019

It can reduce harmful antibiotics in the food chain

Thieves steal farm equipment worth £50,000

17 June 2019

A theft of this scale 'can destroy a farming business overnight'

Defra to be challenged in High Court over metaldehyde ban

16 June 2019

The ban was met with shock and disappointment

Asian demand helps UK export record amount of cheese

5 June 2019

Asia has a newfound love for British cheese

Farmers fear waning crop protection toolkit amid population hike

28 May 2019

UK farmers look to future where crop toolkit is decreased

Inventors behind automated milking system eye up major award

22 May 2019

The system boosts efficiency through 'cow-friendly' automation

Soil map uses gamma-ray detection tech to offer greater accuracy

21 May 2019

It sets a new standard for accuracy in precision farming

Researchers fear 'watered down' UK pesticide legislation

16 May 2019

Analysis shows 'silent erosion' of UK pesticide regulation post-Brexit

Farmers complain of fence shortage as scheme deadline looms

16 May 2019

NI farmers are having trouble meeting scheme deadlines

Monsanto ordered to pay $2 billion to US couple with cancer

14 May 2019

Monsanto has suffered its biggest blow yet

Wales' only farm plastic service to discontinue operations

13 May 2019

Birch Farm Plastics has decided to suspend collections

New generation of robots could 'replace tractors'

13 May 2019

Scientists working on robots to bring 'power and precision' to farming

Arla uses sugar cane to make 600m milk cartons renewable

10 May 2019

Europe's largest dairy co-op is making 600m cartons renewable

Emergency authorisation granted for sugar beet insecticide

7 May 2019

The emergency use was applied for by British Sugar and NFU

Get £1000 off accessories with any new 2019 Ranger Diesel

6 May 2019

Claim up to £1000 off Pure Polaris accessories

US government reaffirms safety of glyphosate

3 May 2019

Environmental Protection Agency reaffirms no risk to public health