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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…


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…


On test: Polaris Ranger Diesel UTV

A new Kubota engine, uprated suspension and redesigned cab mean Polaris now has a farm-friendly Ranger Diesel to match its petrol-powered range. Keen Farmers Weekly readers may remember we tried…


Poll: Should we allow gene editing of livestock in the UK?

The potential to make our own legislation post Brexit could provide scope for gene editing of livestock to become mainstream in the UK, but are farmers and the public open…


Farmers delaying on farm investment and environment schemes

Farmers are holding back on investment in farm infrastructure and delaying taking part in agri-environment schemes, as they wait for greater clarity on the future nature of post-Brexit farm support.…


Poll: Should the BBC sack presenter Chris Packham?

A petition calling for TV presenter Chris Packham to be sacked from the BBC has attracted more than 40,000 signatures. The online petition, launched by Andrew Hayes, states: “As an employee…


Farmers reminded of BPS entitlement transfer deadlines

The deadline is looming for farmers in Northern Ireland to transfer Basic Payment Scheme (BPS) entitlements. The Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs (Daera) has reminded farmers that the…


Arla holds milk price for fourth month running

Arla is holding its milk price for May at 30.23p/manufacturing litre, the fourth consecutive monthly hold for its 2,500 UK full co-op members.  This price is based on every other…


Sugar beet yields expected to rise from early-drilled crop

Sugar beet yields are forecast to be higher this season after the early drilling of a smaller UK crop took place in good field conditions, despite worries over the current…


Agricultural charity criticised for hosting vegan festival

A farming charity dedicated to “the promotion of agriculture” is facing criticism for hosting a vegan event headlined by anti-farming activists and sponsored by an organisation that describes dairy farming…


Survey shows dairy farmers keen to adopt breeding tools

Dairy farmers are keen to adopt new breeding tools to help them drive herd performance, a survey has revealed. The survey was carried out at the Dairy Tech event in…


Spud Watch: Focus on weed control after good planting

Potato planting has continued at a rapid pace, with some growers finishing in record time. Generally, conditions have been excellent, although I have seen some very ordinary seed-beds where land…

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