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FW Podcast Episode 31: Where now for Red Tractor farm scheme?

Red Tractor chairman Lucy Neville Rolfe is out after she voted against measures to protect British farmers from substandard food imports. What next for the farm assurance scheme?  Growers and…

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FW Opinion: Food standards chief right to quit Red Tractor

Trust is fundamental when it comes to the food we eat. In fact, it’s the whole basis of the Red Tractor assurance scheme – which guarantees that food is produced…

LAND MARKETS

Autumn farmland market still brimming with opportunities

With properties still coming to the land and farms market this late in the year and buyers still eager to snap up a rural opportunity, it’s clear the selling season…

POULTRY

Farmers Weekly Awards: Poultry Farmer finalists 2020

Although each farm business operates distinctly differently in this year’s Farmers Weekly Poultry Farmer of the Year category, the finalists were united by a passion for keeping free-range hens. We…

FLINDT ON FRIDAY

Flindt on Friday: Barley campaign ends in tears and beers

The last bag of last year's winter barley seed ran out perfectly on the sixth and last turn of the headland, ending an unusually busy three-day October spell of drilling.…

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UK farmers braced for first autumn storm

A wet and windy week ahead is set to bring heavy rain across much of the country with farmers bracing themselves for the first autumn storm. See also: Exclusive survey…

CROPS MARKETS AND PRICES

OSR prices fall on crude oil price drop

Oilseed rape prices fell by about £7/t in the week to Friday (30 October), pushed down by falling oil prices which, in turn, pressured European rapeseed futures markets. Regional spot…

FARM POLICY

Final push to persuade MPs to back British food standards

Grassroots farmers are being invited to join some of the sector’s leading lights to lobby their MPs, to persuade them to back British food and farming standards when the Agriculture…

DAIRY MARKETS AND PRICES

Barbers latest to push up milk price amid dairy market calm

Milk processor Barbers has announced its second farmgate price increase in three months following the recovery of cheese prices. The firm will add 1p/litre to its December price to bring…

POULTRY

Poultry farms on high alert as avian flu hits the Netherlands

Poultrykeepers are being urged to increase their vigilance and biosecurity following confirmation of a case of high-pathogenic avian influenza in the Netherlands. According to news reports, some 35,7000 broiler breeders…

VARIETY SELECTION

Diablo spring barley gains full brewing approval

Spring barley variety Diablo has been given full approval for brewing use by the Malting Barley Committee. The variety already had full approval for malt distilling, resulting in being the…

MOWERS

Keltec's new steerable front mower targets headland bends

A new steering assembly on Keltec’s 3m front mowers could help eliminate straggly strips of uncut grass around headland bends. The mower hooks conventionally to a three-point linkage, with the…

 
 
 

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