FWi website of the year 2018

Top stories

LIVESTOCK DISEASES

Up to 200 million pigs could be lost in China disease crisis

China’s African swine fever (ASF) crisis continues to deepen, with the worst forecasts suggesting the pig herd will decline by 35% or 200 million head this year. To date, Chinese…

LIVESTOCK

A guide to farm recycling: the options and costs

Plastic usage is a hot topic globally, with all industries under pressure to reduce the amount used. On farms – particularly livestock units – large quantities of plastic are used…

BUSINESS CLINIC

Business Clinic: How should I insure portable GPS and drone?

Whether it’s a legal, tax, insurance, management or land issue, Farmers Weekly’s experts can help. Here, Dominic Snook of insurance broker Farmers & Mercantile, explains how GPS systems should be…

PEST MANAGEMENT

General licence to shoot woodpigeons to be revoked

Farmers, game keepers and pest controllers are at risk of breaking the law if they continue to shoot birds like the woodpigeon and carrion crows from 25 April 2019, without…

INPUT MARKETS AND PRICES

Machinery costs mount as red diesel hits five-month high

The cost of red diesel reached a five-month high this week as crude oil prices moved sharply upwards after America tightened sanctions on Iranian exports. The Farmers Weekly diesel price…

BUSINESS

Reaction: Asda-Sainsbury's merger block 'the right result'

The competition watchdog’s decision to block Sainsbury’s and Asda’s proposed merger has been applauded by food, farming and small business groups. The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) ruled against the…

DAIRY

Gold Cup competition undergoes more changes

The Gold Cup competition has been revised for a second time to make it more inclusive to all breeds and dairy farming systems. In 2017, the competition was given a…

BUSINESS

Competition watchdog blocks Asda-Sainsbury's merger

The proposed merger between Sainsbury's and Asda has been blocked by the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA). The move would have created Britain’s largest supermarket chain, with a 26% share…

TAKING STOCK

Wiltor Holstein dispersal tops at 43,000gns

Elite Holstein genetics balancing production, pedigree and type topped at 43,000gns at the dispersal sale of the Wiltor and Sahara herds of David and Claire Jones on Tuesday (23 April).…

TAKING STOCK

Three Limousins hit 6,000gns at Melton Mowbray

Strong demand was reported at Melton Mowbray’s inaugural Limousin Society sale on Saturday (20 April), with a 93% clearance and three 6,000gns bids a sign of firm trade. The first…

LAND MARKETS

More farmland for sale in next 5 years but fewer buyers

A rise in the amount of farmland for sale in England is being forecast as more landowners look to sell up ahead of direct subsidy payments being phased out during…

TENANCIES AND RENTS

Farm tenancy reform: Have your say on the proposals

Farmers and landowners are being urged to have their say on proposals for a shake-up of agricultural tenancy legislation in England and Wales. This follows the launch of two 12-week…

Explore Know How

  • Business advice
  • Essential guides
  • Practical tips
  • Case studies
Explore all topics

Dairy herd expansion

Is expansion always the answer to dairy profitability? We look at the options.
Read more

Tractor buying guide

See the ultimate guide to tractor updates for 2019 and download every manufacturer's tractor specs.
Read more
APRIL
30

Brexit: Future of Support Payments webinar

Register now
OCTOBER
3

Table Bookings

Table bookings for the Farmers Weekly Awards 2019 ceremony are now open. The Farmers Weekly Awards takes place on Thursday 3rd October at the Grovesnor House Hotel in London
Book a table
OCTOBER
3

Farmers Weekly Awards

The deadline for entries and nominations is 30th April 2019. Farmers Weekly Awards celebrates the very best of British farming by recognising and rewarding innovation, hard work and passion for agriculture. Now in its fifteenth year, it has become the highlight of the farming social calendar.
Enter now - deadline 30th April

Did you know?

Magazine subscribers get unlimited access to all articles. Simply register on FWi and link your account to your subscription when you hit the article gate.

If you are not a subscriber you can still register for FREE and get access to any 5 articles per month.

If you need any help, contact us at farmersweekly@proagrica.com

If you would like to speak to someone about subscriptions please call 0330 333 9694

Farmers Weekly survey

Take the survey

Free email newsletters

Bulletins: Sign up to and stay up to date with the latest insights, news, and read articles most relevant to you.

Product updates: Receive tips, advice, deals and events from across the agricultural sector, which includes latest jobs from top employers.

Sign up now

Getting finance

Farmers Weekly has partnered with Funding Options to help you find the right finance for your business. It's fast, simple, and no-obligation.

Funding Options has been chosen by the government-owned British Business Bank to help businesses find finance when they’re unsuccessful with the major banks.

Get a free quote
  • Subscribe to Farmers Weekly

    Save up to 25% and never miss an issue

Classifieds

See more

Property

See more