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ANM Group posts pre-tax profit despite Covid-19 challenge

Scottish farming co-operative ANM Group has posted an increased annual pre-tax profit of £136,000 despite the trading challenges of 2020. The Aberdeenshire-based group described trading conditions, under Covid-19 restrictions and…


Farmer Focus: Covid close shave puts pressure on staff

We had a close call with Covid a couple of weeks ago. Jack, who helps us at weekends and school holidays, was told to self-isolate and have a test, which…


Opinion: Catching Covid highlighted our lack of preparedness

Last month, I managed to contract Covid-19 and, while feeling much better now, I still have limited energy. I need a lie-down after hoovering a room and if I have…


Covid-19 lockdowns boost sales at butchers

The coronavirus pandemic has caused a shift in food buying habits, with butchers’ shops among the biggest beneficiaries. Figures released by market analysts Kantar World Panel showed visits to independent…


Free Covid tests for overseas workers in horticulture sector

Farm businesses that grow fruit and vegetables can access free Covid-19 lateral flow tests for seasonal workers from overseas. The offer comes as the UK introduces a new system for…


Covid crisis prompts mental health support for young farmers

Young farmers are being offered support to help them tackle the emotional impact of the coronavirus and emerge stronger from the pandemic. The Farming Community Network (FCN), National Federation of…


Viability fears grow as more shows fall victim to Covid-19

It looks likely that some agricultural shows will not survive a second year of Covid-19 cancellations, as financial pressure grows on show societies that were already struggling. Following a fresh…

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