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Poll: Would you report all instances of rural crime?

Rural crime is an ongoing concern for farmers and landowners, costing the UK economy an estimated £44.5m in 2017, according to rural insurer NFU Mutual. However, chronic underreporting of rural…


NI pushes farmers to slash ammonia emissions

Planting tree shelterbelts and extending the grazing period for cattle are among the recommendations in a new voluntary code of practice to help farmers in Northern Ireland reduce ammonia emissions.…


Pictures: Scotgrass 2019 showcases latest grassland kit

The triennial Scotgrass show took place in Dumfries last week, showcasing the very latest machines designed to make dealing with grass an easier job. From monster foragers to small paddock toppers,…


Video: The best bits from Scotgrass 2019

Scotgrass 2019 took place at the Crichton Royal Trust in Dumfries last Wednesday (15 May) under some scorching mid-May sunshine. The triennial event was well attended despite there being plenty…


Why sugar beet growers should re-evaluate herbicide plans

Sugar beet weed control programmes are coming under increasing pressure from herbicide approval updates and rotational changes. As a result, growers should take time to review current strategies and plan…


Veggie medics wrong on red meat hospital advice, says AHDB

A niche group of medics suggesting hospitals should stop serving sausages and bacon have misunderstood the report they are relying on to support their claim, according to the Agriculture and Horticulture…


Land tribunal rules against tenant over protected status

A tribunal hearing has ruled that the ex-wife of farmworker does not have a protected tenancy on her home, as the protected status she believed she had was only granted…


LaserFence beams light to stop birds attacking crops

Agrilaser is a novel light technology that has been developed by Bird Control Group (BCG) to help farmers keep crop-damaging birds away from healthy crops. The Life Laser Fence project…


Spud Watch: Focus moves to blight and aphid control

At the time of writing, the last seed crops are being planted on the Yorkshire Wolds. The first planted ware crops are fully emerged, although cool night-time temperatures have held…


Scottish cheesemakers use crowdfunding to save raw cheese

Five Scottish cheesemakers have successfully challenged Food Standards Scotland (FSS) regulations surrounding raw cheese, safeguarding the future of the product north of the border. The dairy businesses raised more than…


Video: Security staff break up fight at Balmoral Show

An investigation has been launched after a fight broke out at the Balmoral Show in Northern Ireland – with footage of the brawl posted on social media. The incident –…


Seven police forces unite for day of action on rural crime

More than 100 officers and volunteers from seven police forces across the north of England worked together overnight in a bid to tackle rural crime. The multi-force Operation Checkpoint ran…

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