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Dairy crash dissected: How we got here and challenges for the future

Falling farmgate prices have left many dairy farmers in crisis. Charlie Taverner debates the causes of the price drops and asks what the industry can do to protect itself.

Posted: 24 October 2014 | Full Article
Opinion: NFU’s Rob Harrison on milk prices and protests

NFU dairy board chairman Rob Harrison has been critical of the current milk price protests. He tells Farmers Weekly why and sets out his views for a brighter future for British milk.

Posted: 24 October 2014 | Full Article
Change of tactics in battle for fair milk prices

Dairy farmers will step up their fight for fair milk prices by urging shoppers to boycott supermarkets that sell their milk at rock-bottom prices.

Posted: 24 October 2014 | Full Article
New Scottish pig co-op to take on Brechin plant

Scottish pig producers have formed a new co-op to buy a pig processing plant at Brechin, Angus, from meat wholesalers AP Jess of Paisley.

Posted: 24 October 2014 | Full Article
Grade 1 farm with full irrigation goes on sale

A good-sized fully irrigated Grade 1 farm in Cambridgeshire is being launched at the end of the month.

Posted: 24 October 2014 | Full Article
Big arable farm with ample storage goes on sale

An 1,100-acre mainly arable property on the Warwickshire/Leicestershire border is set to provide a good test of the late autumn market.

Posted: 24 October 2014 | Full Article
Business Clinic: Advice on keeping the farm after divorce

Farmers Weekly’s Business expert Peter Cusick on how to approach farm asset division after a divorce.

Posted: 24 October 2014 | Full Article
Grain markets firm as buying interest grows

By Suzie Horne Ex-farm wheat prices have risen by about £3/t on the week, putting feed wheat at £106-115/t.

Posted: 23 October 2014 | Full Article
Demands on suppliers set to mount in Tesco profit crash

Tesco suppliers may be asked to deliver more on price as the retailer looks to recover from its 92% drop in half-year profits, says a city analyst.

Posted: 23 October 2014 | Full Article
Britain’s dairy future is bright, says Defra's Truss

Defra secretary Liz Truss insists dairy farmers have a bright future, despite farmers’ fury over low milk prices pushing many to the brink of collapse.

Posted: 23 October 2014 | Full Article
Certification launched to recognise agricultural excellence

Rural professionals will be able to demonstrate their high professional skills and standards with a new certification.

Posted: 23 October 2014 | Full Article
FW 80th birthday: Barriers to farm energy must be removed

The future of farm energy is bright - if attitudes can be changed.

Posted: 23 October 2014 | Full Article
FW 80th birthday: A farmer's climate change diary

There is widespread agreement among scientists that the climate is changing and the weather is increasingly swinging away from the average.

Posted: 22 October 2014 | Full Article
FW 80th birthday: Prepare for climate change on your farm

Making your farm more weather-resilient makes good business sense. But with more volatile and extreme weather predicted, it becomes essential to short and long-term success.

Posted: 22 October 2014 | Full Article
Dairy farmers threaten more protests over Iceland's 89p milk

Dairy farmers are threatening to ramp up protests against Iceland over the retailer’s decision to slash the price of four pints of milk to 89p. ...

Posted: 22 October 2014 | Full Article
FW 80th birthday: Farming for climate change

The weather is a subject never far from a farmer’s mind. But as the climate becomes ever more unpredictable, Jez Fredenburgh asks if UK agriculture is prepared for the road ahead.

Posted: 22 October 2014 | Full Article
The world wants British food, says Kendall

British farmers should be confident the world wants to buy their produce, according to Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board (AHDB) chairman Peter Kendall.

Posted: 22 October 2014 | Full Article
Arla launches 'Support Our Farmers' ad campaign

Arla Foods has launched a consumer-facing campaign that urges shoppers to buy one of their branded dairy products in order to help its members.

Posted: 22 October 2014 | Full Article
EU funding secured to promote lamb consumption

Lamb demand could be boosted by a campaign to encourage shoppers to cook with sheepmeat every day.

Posted: 21 October 2014 | Full Article
No Arla milk price cut for November, says FFA

Arla members will not face a milk price cut for November, according to Farmers for Action (FFA).

Posted: 21 October 2014 | Full Article

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