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Farmers Weekly Podcast Ep 14: Harvest 2020 is go

In this week's podcast, harvest 2020 is go as a challenging season nears its conclusion with combines rolling into barley crops across the south of England We talk to two…

AWARDS

Meet the 2020 Farmers Weekly Awards finalists

Farmers Weekly's 2020 Awards shortlist is crammed with hard-working, innovative farmers, advisers and students whose vision and drive ensure that the industry is well set for the future. Our inspirational…

CROP SELECTION

Why lupins could make the breakthrough as a break crop

Lupins are finding a home on one Kent family-run farm as a useful spring-sown break crop, with a guaranteed price and a ready market for the protein-rich grain. The leguminous…

MACHINERY

At the auctions: Kit tops £1m at Strutt and Parker Farms sale

Auctioneers Clarke and Simpson shifted more than £1m worth of machinery as it held the first part of a double-headed sale at the end of June, selling off roughly one-third…

LAND MARKETS

Values set to rise in land market stunted by virus

The farmland market has suffered a serious blow from the effects of coronavirus but will prove resilient and bounce back, say experts. Supply to the market, historically lower than demand,…

MEAT MARKETS AND PRICES

Lamb trade slips as numbers swell at market

The fat lamb trade has dipped sharply in recent days after numbers at markets surged following a good trade in the past week. Liveweight lamb prices for the week ending…

CRIME

Farm gate rammed during machinery theft

Police are appealing for witnesses or information following an overnight raid on a farm in rural Hampshire. The burglary happened at about 3am in the early hours of Monday 30…

HEALTH AND SAFETY

Two-year-old boy dies in farm slurry incident

A toddler has died in a slurry incident at a farm in Lancashire, according to an initial report from the Health and Safety Executive (HSE). The two-year-old boy was found…

TAKING STOCK

Rearing calf values lift 50% since March

Beef rearers have dug deep for quality calves this spring following a 50% increase in some calf prices since March. Auctioneers say trade has been buoyed by stronger deadweight beef…

CROPS MARKETS AND PRICES

Warburtons swaps Openfield for Frontier as supply partner

Openfield has revealed it has lost its flagship contract supply milling wheat to Warburtons to rival grain trader Frontier. Some 300 growers will be affected by the change, which will…

NEWS

Prince Charles visits farm park ahead of reopening

The Prince of Wales visited Countryfile host Adam Henson’s Cotswold Farm Park ahead of its reopening this weekend. Like hundreds of farm attractions, the park has been closed since the…

BUSINESS

Trade terms, subsidies and demand cloud arable outlook

The arable sector is expected to be among the hardest hit by the reduction in subsidy as the UK leaves the CAP regime, says David Eudall, head of arable market…

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