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ENVIRONMENT

Farmers face tougher legislation to improve water quality

Farmers in 36 water catchments around England could find themselves slapped with stringent legislation following a review of water quality and agricultural practices. The review, which is being carried out…

DISEASE MANAGEMENT

Cereals face aphid threat despite colder weather

Winter cereal growers face an increased risk of a key aphid-spread disease due to the mild autumn and seed dressings running out of steam unless there is a prolonged cold…

BOVINE TB

Dairy farmer in TB testing 'vicious cycle'

A West Sussex dairy farmer says he is trapped in a vicious cycle of TB testing hell. Nick Adames, who farms close to Arundel, runs 124 British Friesian cows and about 100 followers…

BREXIT

Poll: Do you support the Brexit withdrawal agreement?

After two years of negotiations, a draft withdrawal agreement between the UK and the EU was published on Wednesday (14 November). The 585-page Brexit Withdrawal Agreement sets out the terms…

BUSINESS MANAGEMENT

Advice on investing in your dairy unit and staying resilient

Recent years have shown that the dairy farming businesses that can react quickly and evolve efficiently through challenging times are the ones that will survive. But how do you plan…

DIET FEEDERS

Guide to buying used paddle-type feeder wagons

Following last week’s look at second-hand tub-based feeder wagons, this time around we’re focusing on the perks and pitfalls of used paddle-type machines Keenan has been a dominating force on…

FARM POLICY

Agriculture Bill threat to rural economy, peers warned

Plans to abolish direct payments to farmers after the UK leaves the European Union threaten to disadvantage rural communities, peers have been told. The warning was issued by Tiverton and…

BREEDING AND FERTILITY

New beef EBVs directly linked to finisher results

New estimated breeding values (EBVs) have been developed to help beef farmers refine their breeding decisions. The new EBVS focus on growth and carcass characteristics that are directly linked to…

ARABLE

Become a reporter on Farmers Weekly's Arable desk 

Ever considered a career in agricultural journalism? Farmers Weekly is hiring, so this could be your chance to nab one of the most exciting roles in UK farming. If you…

SHEEP

Spotlight on breeding for production and function at iTexel

Breeding easily managed sheep to suit systems with a lower cost of production and maximise commercial returns was a key theme of the inaugural iTexel conference, held in Penrith on…

HEALTH AND SAFETY

New safety video to help farmers working near powerlines

Farmers are being urged to stay safe when working near powerlines during the darker mornings and evenings this winter. The warning was issued by Northern Powergrid – the company responsible…

TELEHANDLERS

First look at Bobcat's range-topping TL 43.80 HF

Bobcat recently launched its biggest ag-spec telehandler to date, taking the firm’s farm-focused machines to the dizzying heights of an 8m reach and 4.3t capacity. The moves sees the TL…

BUSINESS

Record result for Fram Farmers

Farmer-owned co-op Fram Farmers saw turnover rise by more than £15m to £195m in the financial year to 30 June 2018, helping it to deliver the highest profit in its…

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