Friday 25 April, 2014

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Tories to end onshore wind subsidies if re-elected

The Conservatives will end subsidies to all onshore wind projects that don’t already have planning permission if they are re-elected in 2015.

Posted: 24 April 2014 | Full Article
Linseed offers late drilling opportunity

Spring linseed could provide an ideal crop for growers looking to drill late this spring.

Posted: 24 April 2014 | Full Article
Strip-tillage cultivator aids crop establishment

Switching to strip-tillage offers farmers the chance to trim down their horsepower needs and potentially save tankloads of fuel. Oliver Mark meets one farmer who has recently made the change

Posted: 24 April 2014 | Full Article
Rural estates contribute greatly to Scottish economy

Rural estates make a major economic contribution to the Scottish economy worth several hundred million pounds per year, according to a new study.

Posted: 24 April 2014 | Full Article
Lessons to be learned from EU strategies when eradicating BVD

Across the EU, the fight to stamp out BVD is already under way. Aly Balsom looks what is being done in Denmark and the Netherlands and what the UK can learn.

Posted: 24 April 2014 | Full Article
FW's experts answer your farm business questions

Whether it’s a legal, tax, management or land issue, Farmers Weekly experts will get you an answer

Posted: 24 April 2014 | Full Article
Government considers trespass law change

Fracking companies could be allowed access to private land without permission if government proposals to change trespass laws go ahead.

Posted: 24 April 2014 | Full Article
Scots' coupling hopes suffer setback

Scotland’s enhanced coupled payments saga has seen a new twist with the news that Brussels has decreed the only way the country’s demands can comply with EU rules is through a UK-wide scheme.

Posted: 24 April 2014 | Full Article
Feed volatility prompts caution among buyers

Volatility in the grain markets and high protein costs are forcing a cautious approach to feed buying.

Posted: 24 April 2014 | Full Article
Novartis animal health division sold to Lilly

In a series of business shake-ups, pharmaceutical company Novartis has agreed to sell its animal health division to rival company Eli Lilly and Company (“Lilly”), for $5.4bn (about £3.2bn).

Posted: 24 April 2014 | Full Article
Precision farming at Pig & Poultry Fair

With data set to be one of the most important management tools in farming, the Royal Agricultural Society of England will be advising visitors at the British Pig & Poultry Fair in May on the collection, analysis and effective use of data.

Posted: 24 April 2014 | Full Article
Co-op launches £100m price-cutting plan

The Co-op has joined Tesco and Morrisons in announcing a price-cutting plan on hundreds of food products.

Posted: 24 April 2014 | Full Article
Opinion: Buy British campaign is vital to farming

Farmers Weekly columnists explains why there's still a way to go to get UK shoppers to buy British.

Posted: 23 April 2014 | Full Article
Farmer injured after lorry ramp falls on him

A farmer was treated for back injuries and a potential chest injury after the ramp of an animal transporter fell on him.

Posted: 23 April 2014 | Full Article
OPINION: Pigeon war sparks scarecrow mystery

HEADLINE Pigeon war sparks scarecrow mystery PULL QUOTE Our neighbour discovered a smouldering heap of ashes...

Posted: 23 April 2014 | Full Article
Questions raised over number of pullet vaccinations

Questions have been raised about the numbers of vaccinations given to pullets in their first 16 weeks of life.

Posted: 23 April 2014 | Full Article
Call for action to reverse suckler cow decline

Farm leaders have said the government and food industry must help to reverse the decline in suckler cow numbers by giving the right sort of signals on pricing...

Posted: 23 April 2014 | Full Article
Rew Valley ends milk production after 30 years

A dairy company on the Isle of Wight is to stop milk production after 30 years, blaming supermarket “milk prices wars”.

Posted: 23 April 2014 | Full Article
Ultra-early OSR heightens sclerotinia risk

Oilseed rape crops are up to one month ahead of the same time last year, with some plants flowering “super-early”, according to ADAS.

Posted: 23 April 2014 | Full Article
Feed prices blamed for £16m losses at 2 Sisters

2 Sisters Food Group posted a £16m loss before tax in the year to 27 July 2013.

Posted: 23 April 2014 | Full Article

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