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HARVEST

Harvest 2020: Poor straw yields and Cornish OSR high

The mixed fortunes of harvest continues with many farmers seeing grain and straw yields well below their farm average, while at the other extreme, one Cornish farm has recorded its…

NEWS

FW Podcast Episode 19: Fertiliser safety and farm thefts

UK farmers are being reminded to store fertiliser safely and correctly after an explosion involving 2750 tonnes of ammonium nitrate killed more than 130 people in Beirut. For Lincolnshire farmer…

AWARDS

Farmers Weekly Awards: Arable farmer finalists 2020

While the three finalists run very different cropping systems, they all have diverse rotations, a drive to improve efficiency and are looking to get their arable businesses ready for life…

FLINDT ON FRIDAY

Flindt on Friday: Herbicide failure 1, dentist nil

Thank goodness that Hazel does the end-of-July settling up with the agrochemical companies. Not just because these days they’re all wanting payment by this new-fangled transfer thingy (Mrs F knows…

HARVEST

Harvest photo comp 2020: A snapshot of the entries so far

Harvest is one of the most photogenic times of year, so if you capture the spirit of this year's summer you could see your photo on the front cover of…

SHEEP

Welsh farmers tap into niche market with 'new' breed of lamb

Two Welsh sheep farmers are introducing Asian, goat-like sheep genetics into their flocks to create a new income stream. Peter Williams and Bedwyr Jones have six purebred Damara lambs and…

MARKETS AND TRENDS

Grain prices under pressure in mixed harvest news

Grain prices have weakened this week in a mixed picture for harvest outlooks and results. The 2020 London November feed wheat futures contract was at £163.25/t at lunchtime on Friday…

DAIRY MARKETS AND PRICES

Milk price disputes emerge at Muller and Saputo

Disputes between dairy farmers and their milk buyers have emerged at two more companies as producers express their frustration at low prices across much of the industry. Suppliers of Muller…

LIVESTOCK

Apha warning as African swine fever situation deteriorates

African swine fever is continuing to spread through Europe, with large-scale pig herds succumbing to the disease close to the German border. According to the latest monthly figures published by…

OTHER CROPS

Vital desiccant secured for linseed seed growers

Growers of linseed seed in England have the opportunity to protect the quality and yield of their crops thanks to the emergency authorisation of a desiccant. The withdrawal of diquat…

CRIME

Off-road driver must pay Essex farmer £350 for damaging crops

A man has been ordered to pay £350 to an Essex farmer after he damaged crops by driving his 4x4 across a field. Officers from Essex Police’s rural team arrested…

BUSINESS

Coronavirus: Irish beef producers to get €10,000 aid payment

Irish beef producers could receive payouts of up to €10,000 (£9,000) each under a government-led scheme to reduce the impact of Covid-19 on farm incomes. The €50m (£45m) Beef Finishers…

FARMLIFE

Farmer arrives in tractor for Covid delayed wedding

A Nottinghamshire farmer turned up in a tractor to marry his fiancée after their wedding was cancelled twice due to the coronavirus. It was a case of third-time lucky for…

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