Tuesday 16 September, 2014

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Beet price cut refocuses need for industry partnership

After all the ground made last year in seeking a better, fairer deal for sugar beet growers for their share of the return from the UK crop, it is impossible not to feel more than just “disappointed” over the 24% price drop agreed for the 2015 campaign.

Posted: 16 September 2014 | Full Article
Relentless pressure weakens grain prices further

Grain prices came under further pressure today (15 September) as markets continued to respond to the latest US Department of Agriculture (USDA) report, which raised estimates for wheat and maize production and stocks.

Posted: 15 September 2014 | Full Article
Somerset farmer tackles slug problem head on

With slugs already amassing in huge armies in some arable fields, Luke Casswell visits one growers in Somerset to see how he is coping with controlling the pest this autumn amid tigher regulations of which product he can use

Posted: 15 September 2014 | Full Article
Sainsbury's cuts group milk price by 0.62p/litre

Sainsbury’s has cut the milk price paid to its Dairy Development Group farmers to 32.41p/litre – a reduction of 0.62p/litre.

Posted: 15 September 2014 | Full Article
TB sees 17,000 cattle slaughtered in six months

More than 17,000 cattle were slaughtered in the UK in the first six months of 2014 because of bovine TB, new government figures show.

Posted: 15 September 2014 | Full Article
Chafer shows ultra-accurate applicator for Avadex

As worries about blackgrass increase, farmers are increasingly turning to Avadex granules. Andy Collings reports on a new piece of equipment that claims to make application of the product more accurate

Posted: 15 September 2014 | Full Article
Farmer accuses govt of 'broken promises' on flood response

A Berkshire farmer has accused the government of “broken promises” over pledges to help farmers recover from the winter floods.

Posted: 15 September 2014 | Full Article
Cattle farmer jailed for flouting TB rules

A cattle farmer has been jailed for failing to register his animals to ensure their movements could be traced.

Posted: 15 September 2014 | Full Article
Farmer Focus: Recognition for top grassland management

It must be an age thing, but time definitely does fly by. At this time of year the rush is on to get the third cut done, slurry on, straw home and reseeding started.

Posted: 15 September 2014 | Full Article
Farmer Focus: Local grain traders get a makeover

I am intrigued by the current makeover of the grain traders in our area.

Posted: 15 September 2014 | Full Article
Farmer Focus: Yes to harvest, No to Scots independence

I am writing this piece fully aware that it will appear in print the day after the referendum and I sincerely hope that the Scottish electorate have made the right decision by voting No to independence.

Posted: 14 September 2014 | Full Article
Top of the Crops: 30 years of Crops magazine

This year marks the 30th anniversary of Farmers Weekly's sister magazine, Crops. Isabel Davies peeks into the archives to look at some of the magazine's highlights.

Posted: 14 September 2014 | Full Article
Farmer Focus: New feeders revolutionise cow flow

August and early September saw fantastic growing conditions, with plenty of moisture and sunshine delivering grass growth nearly matching the spring.

Posted: 14 September 2014 | Full Article
Total organics delivers for Shropshire egg producer

Being organic means being fully organic for one Shropshire egg producer, as Poultry World reports

Posted: 14 September 2014 | Full Article
Track Marshall tracked crawler attacks slippery slopes

In a bid to curb the terror of traversing slippery slopes, one Welsh farmer has ditched his tractor for a restored metal-tracked crawler.

Posted: 14 September 2014 | Full Article
Latest cultivators on show at Tillage-Live

French manufacturer Agrisem, now being brought in by Yorkshire firm KRM, has some unusual touches.

Posted: 13 September 2014 | Full Article
Egg packers scale Mount Kilimanjaro for charity

A nine-strong team put together by Lincolnshire-based egg producer/packer LJ Fairburn has raised more than £35,000 for charity by climbing Africa’s highest mountain.

Posted: 13 September 2014 | Full Article
Farmer Focus: Herbicide resistance adds to woes

Gross margins today indicate that maize is not profitable.

Posted: 13 September 2014 | Full Article
Advice on negotiating pay and terms with farm staff

Employers need to take the initiative and negotiate clear pay, terms and conditions, says employment lawyer Phil Cookson of Roythornes.

Posted: 13 September 2014 | Full Article
Farms support fast-growing city jobs

Local farms are helping to support almost 1,400 jobs in and around one of Britain’s fastest growing cities, says a report.

Posted: 13 September 2014 | Full Article

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