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FINANCE

Chancellor considers extending coronavirus business support

Chancellor Rishi Sunak is believed to be considering extending the Treasury’s coronavirus loan schemes to help businesses through what looks set to be a difficult winter. Mr Sunak is understood…

NEWS

More farm shows cancelled as Covid-19 takes its toll

More agricultural shows appear to be on the brink as a result of the coronavirus pandemic, with news that the Newbury and District Agricultural Society has already decided to can…

FARMLIFE

#FeedTheNation: Honesty box helps ice-cream business

An honesty box has helped a Welsh dairy farm’s organic ice-cream business to stay afloat during the coronavirus pandemic. Chilly Cow ice cream set up the portable freezer and an…

MACHINERY

Machinery sale returns after coronavirus lockdown

The world’s largest monthly farm machinery sale has taken place for the first time in six months at the Cheffins showground in Cambridgeshire. Some 2,000 lots of machinery – including…

FARMLIFE

#FeedTheNation Lincs potato company battles weather and Covid

A Lincolnshire-based potato merchant and grower is hoping that the market will soon be back to normal, following the major impact of the coronavirus and difficult harvesting conditions. Louth Potato…

PAYMENTS, SCHEMES AND GRANTS

Coronavirus: £5,000 grants offered to help business recovery

Farm businesses could be eligible for grants of up to £5,000 under an EU scheme designed to help agriculture recover from the impact of Covid-19. The £20m scheme has been…

DAIRY MARKETS AND PRICES

Covid-19 retail surge drives £1bn revenues at Arla UK

Arla Foods UK achieved revenue of £1bn in the first six months of 2020 despite the impact of Covid-19 on the food service sector. The co-operative processor reported revenues were…

BUSINESS

US Covid -19 farm support subsidies set to hit record high

Farmers in the US are set to benefit from the biggest ever subsidy support package after a second coronavirus relief fund was revealed. Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue said that an…

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