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Covid testing rolled out to support food industry

Around 10,000 workers in the UK food supply chain will be exempt from coronavirus self-isolation rules as part of government plans to prevent food shortages. Daily testing for Covid-19 is…


LAA advises continued vigilance as Covid restrictions ease

The Livestock Auctioneers’ Association (LAA) is encouraging farmers and auctioneers to remain vigilant at livestock markets despite the fact lockdown restrictions are easing from Monday (19 July). In England, the…


Guidance on workplace Covid safety for a smooth harvest 2021

Farmers are being advised to remain vigilant to the dangers and risks of Covid-19 ahead of this year’s harvest. The latest government guidance across all the devolved nations is for…


Sales suspended at livestock marts amid Covid-19 outbreak

Sales at two marts servicing an important livestock region have been suspended for a week after staff tested positive for Covid-19. Hexham and Northern Marts said it had taken the…


Poll: Will you attend ‘live’ shows amid Covid?

The coronavirus pandemic has decimated the UK agricultural shows calendar for a second year in a row, with big-name casualties including Lamma and the Royal Welsh Show. But following a…


Campaign calls to extend Covid help for farm campsites

Rural, farming and leisure groups have joined forces to call for a further extension to rules allowing farms to use land for non-agricultural ventures. Permitted Development Rights (PDR) allow farms…


Will Covid restrictions limit numbers at agricultural shows?

Organisers of Cereals say the event will go ahead as planned later this month, despite the delay in the lifting of lockdown restrictions. The biggest technical event for the UK arable industry,…


Farmer Focus: What to make of a post-Covid recovery?

It seems a strange old world at present. Down here in New Zealand, we have been spared, thus far, from the tragedy of Covid that has struck the rest of…

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