Tuesday 21 October, 2014

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FW 80th birthday: Through the decades - 1980s

Perfect weather in 1984 resulted in the biggest yields of wheat in British farming history. Sheds, bins and silos were bursting with the record crop as farmers all over the country reported massive yields.

Posted: 21 October 2014 | Full Article
Body condition score key to weight of lambs weaned

Ewes with the correct body condition score at tupping will produce a higher scanning percentage and rear more lambs than those that are too thin or too fat.

Posted: 21 October 2014 | Full Article
Loss of pesticides could cost UK farming £1.6bn

The loss of crop protection materials from the grower’s toolbox is threatening the availability of iconic British foods, according to new research.

Posted: 21 October 2014 | Full Article
First episode of Farmers Apprentice hits screens today

The first episode of the 2014 Farmers Weekly Farmers Apprentice competition – a web TV series that aims to find the UK’s brightest farming talent – hits screens today.

Posted: 21 October 2014 | Full Article
Only 100 harvests left in UK farm soils, scientists warn

The UK only has 100 harvests left in its soil due to intensive overfarming, a study has claimed.

Posted: 21 October 2014 | Full Article
Farmers 'must prepare for badger cull rollout'

The NFU county chairman in Gloucestershire is urging farmers in Devon, Cornwall, Dorset and neighbouring counties to prepare for a wider rollout of the badger cull.

Posted: 21 October 2014 | Full Article
FW 80th birthday: Expert ideas for upping crop production

With the world in need of twice as much food in the next 20 years, how can the UK play its part in seriously stepping up crop production? One expert has a few ideas.

Posted: 21 October 2014 | Full Article
Tips on meeting cross-compliance rules if renting grass keep

Farmers who take on or rent out grass keep need to stay on top of the rules when it comes to meeting cross-compliance requirements. Charles Mayson, managing director of Cross Compliance Solution, answers some common questions.

Posted: 20 October 2014 | Full Article
Photos: John Deere revamps 6R and 9R tractors

John Deere has been busy adding a few upgrades to its tractors, balers and sprayers. James Andrews reports.

Posted: 20 October 2014 | Full Article
FW 80th birthday: Through the decades - 1970s

Farmers spent much of the 1970s trying to get to grips with what being a member of the European Economic Community (EEC) meant to them after prime minister Ted Heath took Britain into Europe in 1973.

Posted: 20 October 2014 | Full Article
10 tips to cut your farmhouse burglary risk

Stephen Armson-Smith, a crime prevention officer with Essex Police, provides some practical advice to reduce the chances of your home being burgled.

Posted: 20 October 2014 | Full Article
Video: Fire crews and farmers battle blaze to save 12,000 bales

Firefighters and farmers are battling to save 6,000t of straw at a fire in Lincolnshire which has already destroyed 12,000 bales.

Posted: 20 October 2014 | Full Article
Camgrain and Fengrain in war of words after takeover talks

Camgrain has rejected a takeover bid by East Anglian co-operative Fengrain, with the latter allegedly breaking a non-disclosure agreement to reveal the news.

Posted: 20 October 2014 | Full Article
Glos badger cull failed to hit targets, leaked report claims

A leaked report on the second year of the badger cull in Gloucestershire claims marksmen failed to achieve their targets.

Posted: 20 October 2014 | Full Article
Truss' views on solar power are 'misguided'

Defra secretary Liz Truss’ views on solar farms are “misguided” and show a “clear lack of understanding”, according to the CLA.

Posted: 20 October 2014 | Full Article
Bank scam fraudsters target Scottish farms

A sophisticated network of fraudsters is hijacking phone lines to trick farmers into handing over thousands of pounds.

Posted: 20 October 2014 | Full Article
Farm leaders demand answers from Iceland on 89p milk

Farm leaders are demanding answers from Iceland Foods over its controversial decision to slash the price of a four-pint carton of milk to 89p.

Posted: 20 October 2014 | Full Article
Badger cull trial extension 'not needed' as pilots end

Organisers of the latest pilot badger culls have described them as “successful” and said there would be no need to extend the trials this year.

Posted: 20 October 2014 | Full Article
MP calls for pig and poultry units to be classified as 'industrial'

A Worcestershire MP has written to Defra and the minister in charge of planning, calling for pig and poultry farms to be reclassified as industrial units, rather than agricultural developments, to make it more difficult for them to gain approval.

Posted: 20 October 2014 | Full Article
Solar panel-filled farms could lose CAP payments

Farmers will lose their right to claim subsidies for fields filled with solar panels under plans to ensure more farmland is dedicated to growing food crops.

Posted: 20 October 2014 | Full Article

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