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Farm census reveals sharp rises and falls within sectors

Defra’s annual survey of agricultural holdings in England has highlighted the continuing swing away from winter-sown barley, a marked rise in maize production and pig numbers breaking the four million…

WILDLIFE

Rural backlash as Welsh nature agency moves to ban pheasant shoo...

Natural Resources Wales (NRW) has been accused of bowing to pressure from the Welsh government and animal rights campaigners in banning pheasant shooting on all the land it manages. Three…

TRACTORS

High-hour horsepower: Deere 2850 clocks 21,000 hours

Try as we might to populate our high-hour tractor series with a range of makes and models, there’s one brand that keeps rearing its head – John Deere. In part,…

BUSINESS MANAGEMENT

4 food trends that will affect farming

Changing consumer trends and developments in the food chain could have a big influence on the future marketplace for farm produce. 1. Successive food scares have left their mark So…

WEED MANAGEMENT

Bayer chief hopes glyphosate use will continue in Europe

Bayer boss Liam Condon hopes the use of the world’s best-selling herbicide glyphosate will continue in Europe, whereas he is more certain of its future in North and South America.…

MACHINERY

Video: 110hp Armatrac 1104 on test

Turkey has become something of a hotbed for small tractor manufacturing and one of its most recent exports is beginning to make headway in the cost-conscious UK market. The Armatrac…

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