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Bobcat cuts fuel use on new S630 and S650 skid-steers

Upgrades to make the four-cylinder engine in Bobcat’s S630 and S650 skid-steer loaders cleaner and greener have yielded improved fuel consumption. A particulate filter is part of the Stage 5…

BUSINESS

Mole Valley Farmers chalks £7.6m trading loss

Agricultural supply business Mole Valley Farmers made a group operating loss of £7.6m in the year to 30 September 2023. A “significant external IT incident” in August last year was…

FARM POLICY

Welsh farmers demand 'major overhaul' of SFS plans

Farm unions in Wales are demanding a major overhaul of the proposed Sustainable Farming Scheme (SFS), following publication of the Welsh government’s response to the consultation it ran earlier this…

BUSINESS

Cost-price imbalance takes toll on farm profits in 2023

Falling returns to arable farmers from harvest 2023 were behind a 19% drop in farm profitability in England, with lower prices and yields – especially for wheat – taking their…

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Study finds cultured meat can open opportunities for farmers

Farmers across the UK may be able to take advantage of opportunities created by the introduction of cultured meat, according to new research. The study, carried out by a team…

ROYAL WELSH SHOW

Royal Welsh sees return of poultry after bird flu ban

A strong entry of sheep and a return of poultry to the 120th Royal Welsh Show for the first time in five years will enhance the livestock sections when the…

CULTIVATION AND DRILLING

KRM reveals 15m-wide Carré Pressius comb harrow

With a wider than usual range of tine pressure adjustment, the Carré Pressius harrow added to KRM’s product line is designed primarily for harrowing and weeding in delicate and robust…

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Editor's View: Labour is finally out of the waiting room

High up in Defra headquarters, there is a waiting room for guests queuing to see the secretary of state. It is a discreet distance away from the actual office, so…

WILL'S WORLD

Will's World: Shiny happy regen people – a spotter’s guide

The present Mrs Evans and I have just spent a fabulous few days at Groundswell. We caught up with old friends and new, ate plenty of lovely food, learned a…