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Covid-19: Latest on help for staff and self-employed

New measures have been announced to help businesses affected by lockdowns and the government’s tiered approach to tackling Covid-19. We round up the latest from the available support schemes to…


Welsh mart will shut unless farmers obey Covid-19 rules

A Welsh mart operator is appealing to farmers to comply with the Covid-19 safety measures in place at the site – or risk its closure. JJ Morris Auctioneers, which runs…


BVD project extended after Covid-19 delays

Defra has announced a six-month extension to a Bovine Viral Diarrhoea (BVD) project after Covid-19 lockdown measures caused delays. The BVD Stamp It Out initiative England was launched in 2018…


Covid-19 survey launched in rural Scotland

Researchers in Scotland want farmers and landowners to take part in a survey on the impact of Covid-19. The University of Edinburgh’s RuralCovidLife survey will investigate the psychological, social and…


Northern Covid restrictions pressure beef trade

Prime cattle averages were pressured at the start of the week, following tightening Covid-19 restrictions across large swathes of the North and Midlands. Much of northern England is now on…


#FeedTheNation: Maize maze celebrates Covid key workers

A Suffolk farming family is paying tribute to the nation’s key workers with a specially designed maize maze. Anthony and Sally Pooley, who run Undley Pumpkin Patch and Maize Maze…


#FeedTheNation: Dairy sees doorstep sales soar during Covid

A family-run dairy business in Scotland has seen its doorstep delivery numbers soar amid the coronavirus pandemic as more customers put their trust in local produce and service. Kerr’s Dairy…


What is the future of farming post Covid and post Brexit?

The long-term success of British farming depends on the sector becoming more internationally competitive, says renowned economist Sean Rickard. Post Brexit, the government will be doing trade deals with countries…

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