Farmers Weekly Interactive

Archive | December, 2011

Cheddar is the festive cheese of choice

Traditional British Cheddar is the most popular cheese bought during the festive season, a survey by The Dairy Council has revealed

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Defra stats confirm size of UK harvest

The UK wheat crop totaled 15.3m tonnes this harvest, 3% more than last year, according to final results from Defra’s national survey

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NMR happy with progress in tough year

Interim results from National Milk Records show turnover increased by 3.9% to £8,641,000 during the six months ended 30 September, but operating profit of £379,000 was down on the £496,000 during the same period last year

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Downward pressure on food prices

The ongoing supermarket price war means that a typical basket of food bought in the UK now costs around 5% less than the European average, according to the British Retail Consortium

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Record profits for Wessex Grain

Buoyant grain markets have helped grain trader Wessex Grain make record annual profits in the year to 31 July 2011

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Arla joins global trading platform

Arla Foods is to start selling dairy commodity products on the GlobalDairyTrade online trading platform in a bid to access more international markets

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Solar battle taken to Downing Street

Representatives from the solar industry have urged government to reconsider the drastic cuts to the Feed-in Tariff that came in on 12 December

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Get tax returns in on time to avoid penalties

Sole traders and rural businesses have been urged to get their online tax returns completed in plenty of time, following a clampdown by HM Revenue & Customs

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Red diesel prices rise further

Fuel prices rose again last month, according to the latest Farmers Weekly/ NFU Inputs Price Monitor survey

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Bioenergy needs support to meet targets

The NFU has urged government not to “marginalise” the bioenergy sector, following publication of the Committee on Climate Change’s bioenergy review

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