Farm products news around the UK

16 July 2019



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

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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

Dairy farmers want milk supply chain to take action on light-damage

30 April 2019

Light damage affects the nutrients in milk and taste

Yara and IBM team up to develop world-leading digital farming platform

26 April 2019

The digital platform aspires to reach 100 million hectares of farmland

UK agri-company wins Queen’s Award for expanding exports

26 April 2019

The Wiltshire company won the award previously in 2005 and 2012

Sainsbury's-Asda merger blocked after food price concerns

25 April 2019

The CMA said the merger would reduce product quality and rise prices

Quality feed, chop and pump process boosts farm’s new AD process

25 April 2019

The pump has significantly enhanced the AD process at this mixed farm

New Landia slurry pump works wonders at dairy farmer's AD plant

25 April 2019

The farmer's new pump produced an unprecedented throughput

Green groups resign from government pesticide bodies over 'inaction'

24 April 2019

Groups say wildlife suffering 'alarming declines' because of pesticide use

Creators of highly sensitive bovine TB test win major dairy award

18 April 2019

The test is able to detect mycobacteria within just six hours