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Unfair tenancy clauses on the rise, says TFA

Tenancy agreements that give landlords unfavourable rights or leave tenants with significant liabilities are becoming more commonplace, according to the TFA. The issue has been made worse by landlords’ agents…


Why it is important to invest in grassland in a drought

The dry conditions farmers have experienced this summer bring into focus the value of the grass grown on farm for both grazing and silage. All dairy systems are dependent on…


‘Staggering’ TB cattle slaughter rate sees calls for action

Measures to eradicate bovine TB across Wales are not working and urgent action needs to be taken to prevent the hugely damaging and unsustainable scale of loss in the industry.…


Harvest 2018: Malting barley quality good despite low yields

The spring malting barley harvest is set to produce enough quality grain for the maltsters despite lower yields due to a shortened growing season. A late wet spring followed by…


How an Aussie invention can help improve weed control

The use of a combine chaff deck at harvest, which dumps the chaff along with most of the weed seeds in the tramlines, was so encouraging last summer for one…

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