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Farmers Weekly brings you news and advice for farmers and people working in agriculture during the Covid-19 outbreak. Find out what the latest is on employment law and government announcements that affect farms. Get advice on the coronavirus situation for your farm - from staff and livestock to compliance and health and safety.

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DAIRY MARKETS AND PRICES

Poor uptake of Covid-19 dairy scheme over eligibility concerns

The government’s Covid-19 Dairy Response Scheme 2020 has made payments to just 55 applicants in England since the scheme was launched in mid-June. The hardship fund was aimed at milk…

MEAT MARKETS AND PRICES

Coronavirus: Will it hasten integration in the beef sector?

Farmers who sold fat cattle on the open market saw prices crash when the coronavirus lockdown upended consumer's buying habits, and they should take a close look at how they…

YOUNG FARMERS

Tom Chanter: Weird weather, Covid-19 and PM's spending spree

Seven months in to 2020, it’s fair to say it’s been a funny old year. My opinion was confirmed by a flick back through photos on my phone and the…

BREXIT

Covid-19 crisis puts food security back under spotlight

Welsh farmers have called for “refreshed thinking” on future food and farming policy after the coronavirus pandemic exposed the UK to acute food shortages. Empty supermarket shelves across Wales and…

FARMLIFE

Rural charities feel the coronavirus pinch in Wales

Farm support charities in Wales are stepping up their activity amid rising demand for their services during the coronavirus pandemic. West Wales-based Tir Dewi is extending its reach into Powys,…

MEAT MARKETS AND PRICES

Vital German pig plant reopens after Covid-19 outbreak

The phased reopening of Germany’s largest pigmeat-processing plant following a Covid-19 outbreak among staff has been given a cautious welcome by the National Pig Association. The Tönnies Fleisch plant is…

BUSINESS

Coronavirus: Diversified business pointers for safe reopening

Farm attractions should complete a documented health and safety risk assessment and operate a phased reopening after the coronavirus lockdown. The advice is among pointers provided by farm and estate…

BUSINESS

Scots offered bridging loan to ease Brexit and Covid effect

The Scottish government has launched a £340m loan scheme to help farm businesses cope with Brexit uncertainty and the continuing coronavirus pandemic. The National Basic Payment Support Scheme loans are…

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