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FARMLIFE

Coronavirus: How ag students are adapting during pandemic

Agriculture students have adapted to more online learning due to the coronavirus, but there is frustration at the pandemic’s negative affect on their social lives and job prospects. Universities have…

MEAT MARKETS AND PRICES

Coronavirus: Beef imports figures show sharp rise

Beef imports have risen sharply since the summer as restrictions imposed during the first UK Covid-19 lockdown were relaxed. Figures released by the AHDB show imports reached 26,200t in September…

STAFF MANAGEMENT

Coronavirus: Unemployed Brits can fill farmworker vacancies

British farmers should consider recruiting home-grown workers before they employ overseas staff after Brexit, government officials have said. Home Office undersecretary Kevin Porter emphasised the point during an Environment, Food…

FARMER FOCUS

Farmer Focus: Land and bull buying gives welcome Covid respite

A trip to the Stirling Bull Sales in October was the first time I had been away from Orkney since we went into lockdown in March. Since 2015, I have…

NEWS

Seasonal poultry workers granted Covid-19 travel exemption

Seasonal poultry workers from overseas have been granted an exemption to Covid-19 travel restrictions, allowing them to work in England during the busy run-up to Christmas. The exemption came into…

MEAT MARKETS AND PRICES

Covid-19 pandemic hits Scotch beef and lamb exports

The coronavirus pandemic has hit the value of Scottish beef and lamb exports, which fell from £82m to £75.5m in the year to the end of July 2020. Quality Meat…

FINANCE

Covid-19: Bounce Back Loan top-up option introduced

Farmers who have already taken out a Bounce Back Loan, but borrowed less than they were eligible for, will have the option to top it up from today (10 November).…

GRANTS

Covid-19: Self-employed worker grants increased

The government has increased the amount of grant money available to self-employed workers over the winter period, as part of its revised package of coronavirus support measures. The third grant…

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