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Farmers Weekly Podcast Ep 9: Drought fears and gene editing

In this episode of the Farmers Weekly Podcast, drought fears grow as lack of rain hits crops and grass growth across much of the UK – farm leaders call for…

HEADERS

Buyer's guide to direct-cut wholecrop headers

Increased use of direct-cut harvesting techniques for wholecrop silage and energy forage crops has not only brought added work for large farms and contractors, but also for manufacturers of forage…

WILDLIFE

Can beavers and farms work together on flood control?

Hunted almost to extinction more than 400 years ago, beavers have gradually made their return to the UK. They hold protected status in Scotland and roam free in parts of…

FLINDT ON FRIDAY

Flindt on Friday: Farewell to a faithful fungicide friend

It’s a damn good thing that the RPA are being generous and flexible about SFP submissions (possibly taking their cue from other agencies such as HMRC for tax, and DVLA…

LAND MARKETS

Mixed bag for land market across UK as lockdown is eased

Updated government advice following the slight relaxation of social restrictions in England has eased the way for the land and property market to reopen. People are now allowed to travel…

MEAT MARKETS AND PRICES

Pig prices up again but margins are held back

Pig prices in the UK have risen again this week but increases in labour and feed costs through the first quarter of 2020 have restricted margins. During the week ending…

CEREALS

6 key things to see online at Cereals LIVE

Next month sees the first ever virtual Cereals event, offering farmers the latest business and technical advice, machinery launches and new tech demos. Rather than heading to a field in…

MARKETS AND TRENDS

Coronavirus: Sharp uptick in sales of organic produce

The premium organic sector should shrug off the impact of coronavirus as growing numbers of consumers look for greater reassurance on food sources in the wake of the pandemic, the…

BARLEY

Winter malting barley variety gains full brewing approval

The top yielding winter malting barley variety Electrum has gained full approval for brewing use. From breeder Syngenta, the two-row barley has been granted full approval by the Maltsters' Association…

HEALTH AND SAFETY

TikTok farm machinery pranks spark safety probe

An investigation is under way after a number of videos appeared on TikTok showing farm machinery being misused for dangerous stunts on farms in Ireland. The short videos posted on…

BPS

Farmers urged to submit BPS applications without delay

Farmers and landowners are being encouraged to submit their BPS applications as soon as possible to reduce the chances of receiving late payments. On 27 April, Defra announced a one-month…

TAKING STOCK

Beef price rise stokes store cattle prices

Strong gains in deadweight beef prices have buoyed store cattle averages around UK saleyards, dampening finisher margins. Scottish deadweight quotes started the week at a base of around 360p/kg. South…

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