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Ford gives sneak preview of 2022 Ranger pickup

The first pictures and video of Ford’s fourth-generation Ranger pickup have been released, giving customers a glimpse of what they will be getting when the vehicle goes on sale in…

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BSE identified in dead cow on Somerset farm

A single case of classical bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE) has been confirmed on a farm in Somerset. The Animal and Plant Health Agency (Apha) said the infected cow died and…

FARMER FOCUS

Farmer Focus: Costs up, subsidies down, and extreme weather

This has been the driest wet harvest for a long time, with unripened crops and damp, non-drying days. We had a grand total of just 19mm of measurable rainfall in…

NEWS

Opinion: Where are the new food production 'saviours'?

I’ve just read a biography of Dr Norman Borlaug entitled The Man who Fed the World. For those too young to remember, he was the modest, Iowan farm boy who…

NEWS

FW Podcast Ep 74: Glyphosate, Clarkson & opera singing

In this episode, a glyphosate shortage is causing havoc for growers trying to get autumn crops in the ground. TV star Jeremy Clarkson says he Backs British Farming Day -…

SUGAR BEET

Growers face delivering own beet due to HGV driver shortage

Sugar beet growers may have to rely on their own tractors and trailers to transport their crop to the factory this campaign because of a national shortage of HGV drivers.…

DAIRY

UK Dairy Day 2021: Results from the showring

Altogether 7,000 farmers flocked to UK Dairy Day at Telford on 15 September, the first big dairy show of the calendar for 2021. Numbers were back on the 9,000 footfall…

CROPS MARKETS AND PRICES

November wheat futures top £190/t

Wheat prices in the UK have climbed back up this week, following bullish reports from global grain markets. London’s November 2021 feed wheat futures opened at £191.00/t on Friday 17…

NEWS

Pig crisis worsening as numbers back up on farm

The pig sector faces irreparable damage unless there is immediate action to address the labour crisis that is causing huge backlogs on farms, the National Pig Association (NPA) has warned.…

BUSINESS

Muller rebounds to £16.5m profit for 2020

Muller UK & Ireland Group has recorded a profit before division among members of £16.47m for the year to 31 December 2020 in its latest accounts. This was a significant…

FARM POLICY

Government commits to facilitate gene editing

The government has confirmed it will be bringing forward legislation in the near future to speed up the use of gene editing as a way of improving both crops and…

LIVESTOCK

Public text alerts to farmers could help animals in danger

A new phone line that allows the public to instantly alert farmers if they spot a problem with their livestock is up and running across the UK. Livestock Lookout, developed…

 
 
 

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Soaring nitrogen prices are encouraging livestock producers to consider ‘alternative’ sources such as white clover, reports Barenbrug UK. With UK-produced ammonium nitrate nudging £297/tonne in AHDB’s fertiliser price series –…

 

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