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Myth buster – the BBC's anti-meat programme examined

The recent BBC investigation Meat: A Threat to our Planet? has caused quite a storm. Even as it was airing, social media was alive with comments. Consumers were aghast at…


FW Opinion: Stop moaning about sexism and just get on with it

Last week, a task force commissioned by the Scottish government found “sexism and outdated” attitudes was preventing women from achieving successful careers in farming. There seems to be a feminist…


Land in your area: East Midlands

Land remains a strong investment option for farmers and non-farmers alike, as values over the year have been steadfast despite a tumultuous background. Current uncertainty is less of an issue…


Gomselmash combine achieves zero-emission harvesting

An unlikely name is leading the charge for emissions-free harvesting – Belarussian machinery builder Gomselmash. Its Palesse Pure Wheat combine (suitable for lots of crops – not just wheat) is…


New cereal fungicide gives 0.3t/ha yield lift in AHDB trials

New cereal fungicide Revystar XE from BASF has given strong results on septoria in the AHDB’s fungicide dose response work, with its greater persistence of control resulting in an extra…


5 of the best farmer tweets on World Soil Day

Farmers across the country have combined the United Nations’ World Soil Day on Thursday (5 December) with the recently launched social media campaign #farmingcares, to demonstrate the good work they…


Pig prices record biggest jump in six weeks

The latest finished pig prices have continued to move upwards, with a 0.93p/kg increase - the largest weekly rise recorded for six weeks, according to AHDB Pork.   The EU-spec SPP…


Poacher convicted for hunting rabbits with dogs on farmland

A poacher, who has admitted hunting animals with dogs, has been banned from land across three southern counties, given a suspended prison sentence and ordered to pay a victim surcharge.…


First Milk sixth processor to hold January milk price

First Milk has become the sixth milk processor to announce it will leave its milk price unchanged in January. Prices at the farmer-owned co-operative will remain at 27p/litre for liquid…


Scottish farmworkers in line for 3% wage rise

Farmworker wages in Scotland are set to rise by 3% from April 2020, the Scottish Agricultural Wages Board has announced. The rise reflects a move to a single minimum level…


Thousands of farmers to rally for UK agriculture

Thousands of farmers are expected to attend mass rallies in capital cities across the UK to highlight the contribution of British agriculture to the economy and environment. The show of…


Christmas primestock sales see trade lift further

Christmas primestock sales injected much needed cheer into livestock farming communities around the country this week producing remarkable headline prices for butchers’ animals. Live markets are busy selling lambs to…

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