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Kiwis hit back in Red Tractor farm standards Twitter spat

A Twitter spat has developed between UK farm assurance body Red Tractor and trade body Beef and Lamb New Zealand over the relative production standards for livestock in the two…

WORKSHOP SKILLS

Ag engineers branch out into high-spec custom work

Be it a nifty tool fashioned out of scrap metal or a high-tech implement made from top-flight components, the innovation and quality of workmanship in UK agricultural engineering is second…

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FW Podcast Episode 80: Net zero, autumn Budget and mental health

In this episode, as the government launches its latest plan to tackle climate change, we ask whether the UK can reach net zero without reducing livestock numbers? Could famers and…

MAIZE

How one Devon farmer is succeeding with strip-till maize

Devon grower James Lee is a keen advocate of minimum tillage on his heavy soils in the wetter West, but when it comes to sowing maize it carries unique challenges.…

CROP MANAGEMENT

How OSR is working in a regenerative farming system

Oilseed rape is still being grown by Lincolnshire farmer Andrew Jackson, but on a smaller scale than before and in a much wider rotation – in keeping with his aim…

DAIRY MARKETS AND PRICES

November price rise for Arla conventional producers

Arla conventional milk producers will get a 0.9p/litre price increase from 1 November 2021, while the organic milk price will not be moving. This puts the co-op's standard manufacturing price…

NEWS

Farmer died after being crushed by Aga, inquest hears

A 78-year-old farmer in Wales died after being crushed by a 470kg kitchen stove he was trying to move, an inquest has heard. Former deep sea diver Anthony Rees died…

ARABLE

Wet October and dry spring challenge farmers, says Velcourt

Two consecutive wet Octobers have provided challenges for arable farmers drilling autumn crops. If the trend continues, it may trigger material changes to farming systems, according to bosses at Velcourt.…

NEWS

Buy British food for Christmas, says Red Tractor campaign

A new £250,000 advertisement campaign that encourages shoppers to buy British farm produce in the run up to Christmas has been launched by Red Tractor. The adverts ask consumers to…

LAND MARKETS

Premium prices offered for farmland suitable for vineyards

Sales of farmland for use as vineyards can attract offers of up to £20,000/acre for the best ground in the right location. The total acreage of the UK wine industry…

BREXIT

NZ delight at trade deal contrasts with UK farmer dismay

New Zealand’s red meat sector has given a warm welcome to the new free-trade deal with the UK – in stark contrast to British farm groups, who have almost universally…

ENVIRONMENT

Nature-friendly farmers seek climate action from government

Regenerative and nature-friendly farming organisations are ramping up pressure on the UK government to go further in its policies for farming to tackle climate change and restore biodiversity. Ahead of…

TRANSITION

Securing a sustainable future for your farm business

AGRICULTURAL TRANSITION

The pressure for action to prevent a global climate crisis is building, and UK farmers have an important role to play, but tenants risk getting left behind through no fault…

 

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