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Warburtons wheat helps grower cope with Brexit uncertainty

A group of British farmers is growing milling wheat for the domestic bread maker Warburtons, earning a decent price premium and helping to insulate themselves from the worries surrounding Brexit.…

BUSINESS

How farming has changed since it was last outside the EU

It’s hard to predict what the future holds for the agricultural industry, as the clock ticks down to the UK leaving the European Union. Assuming that the UK does actually…

NFU CONFERENCE

NFU19: Union demands Brexit guarantee on food standards

NFU president Minette Batters is calling on the government to convene a high-level commission to help guarantee that food imports meet British standards after Brexit. Speaking at the NFU's annual…

COVER CROPS

How a Dorset farmer grows cost-effective cover crops

Dorset grower John Martin, together with Kings Seeds, has designed his own cover crop mix, which provides the maximum benefit to his calcareous soils while also being cost-effective. He was…

NFU CONFERENCE

NFU19: What will farming look like in 2040?

Brexit may be dominating the political agenda, but farmers also need to consider the longer term and start preparing for what will be a very different operating environment. That is…

TAKING STOCK

Tough day as Simmentals see 63% clearance

A challenging day’s trading saw both numbers and averages back in the Simmental ring at Stirling on Monday (18 February). Averages dropped for the second consecutive February sale, falling £502 to…

BUSINESS

Final year of unfettered EU access sees cheese export record

UK cheese export tonnage hit record highs as strong growth both inside and out of the EU saw more British cheese shipped overseas in 2018. The EU remained the UK’s…

PULSES

Staffs grower looks to produce beans for fish food

Staffordshire farmer Rob Atkin is looking to grow spring beans this season on a new contract that will give him a premium price for his crop, as it is intended…

NFU CONFERENCE

NFU19: Gove reaffirms pledge to protect UK food standards

Defra secretary Michael Gove has reaffirmed his pledge to protect British farm standards after the UK leaves the European Union. Speaking at the NFU annual conference, Mr Gove said the…

BREXIT

UK government 'feckless and reckless', Ewing tells Gove

The UK government’s handling of the Brexit negotiations and its refusal to take the “no-deal” option off the table is both “feckless and reckless” – and will cause substantial damage…

NFU CONFERENCE

Poll: How do you rate Minette Batters' first year?

The NFU conference, now under way in Birmingham, marks the anniversary of Minette Batters' election to NFU president. It has been an eventful first year, dominated by Brexit and the development…

TAKING STOCK

Carlisle Limousins to 50,000gns as more sell

Cloughhead genetics took the headlines at the spring sale of Limousin cattle at Carlisle on Saturday (16 February) with a top call of 50,000gns. Four more bulls were sold on…

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