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Farmer Focus: Armyworm pest devastates African maize crops

The fall armyworm, less commonly known as Spodoptera frugiperda, was first detected on the African continent in Nigeria last January. One year on and it has made the 3,700-mile journey…

Free trade is the answer to farm volatility, says NZ's top diplo...

By embracing both their lack of subsidies and the challenges of the global marketplace, New Zealand farmers have broken free from supermarket strangleholds and unpredictable price shifts. During tough times,…

How 3 farmers grapple with volatile prices Down Under

In the third part of our volatility series, we find out how farmers in Australia and New Zealand have learned to cope with sharp swings in farmgate prices and the…

6 farming similarities between the UK and Africa

The crops, climate and cultures differ dramatically, but there are parallels in the challenges that farmers in both Africa and the UK face – even if the scale and consequences…

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Case studies

BEEF

How Argentina is producing beef for EU export

Political change in Argentina has given many beef farmers the confidence to invest in production and actively seek to export to the European Union. Between 2003 and 2015, an anti-farming,…

INTERNATIONAL AGRICULTURE

Extreme sheep farming in the Falkland Islands

In the second of our series Farming on the Front Line, Farmers Weekly heads south to hear more about farming in the Falkland Islands, some 35 years after the end of…

FARMLIFE

What's it like to be a farmer in the Netherlands?

Continuing our series, A View from Here, where we find out what it's like to farm in other countries, we visit an arable farm in The Netherlands. Carolien and husband…

FARMLIFE

Farming in Ireland: 'A landscape steeped in history'

The View From Here is a Farmers Weekly series giving an insight into rural life from women around the world. We catch up with people around the globe to get…

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FARMLIFE

Farming in Canada: 'Snow drifts as tall as tree rows'

The View From Here is the series in which farming women give an insight into rural life around the world. We catch up with people around the globe to get…

FARMLIFE

Farming in Canada: ‘The great, quiet country’

The View From Here is the series in which farming women give an insight into rural life around the world. We catch up with people around the globe to get…

FARMLIFE

Aberdeenshire farming: 'Fabulous countryside and adventure'

The View From Here is a Farmers Weekly series giving an insight into what life is like for rural women around the world. We’ve been putting questions to people in…

FARMLIFE

How a Devon farming couple brought water to Kenya

One split-second decision made on a dairy farm in Devon during a particularly wet August day in 2012 has changed the lives of 1,600 people in North Central Kenya. When…

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Insights

7 of the biggest farms in the world

The UK certainly has some world-class farms operating on its shores, but when it comes to size, how do we measure up? The average size of a UK holding is…

ARABLE

5 reasons why European growers can grow potatoes for less

A study tour has identified several important differences between the processing sectors in the UK and north-west Europe, which may explain the difference in cost of production. There have been…

BUSINESS

11 amazing facts about dairy farming in India

Dairy farming in India is a world away from what British farmers would recognise. See also: Dairy Crest suppliers launch first dairy producer organisation RS Sodhi, managing director of the…

World wheat growers face challenging future

UK wheat growers are not alone, with farmers across the world grappling with many challenges, including resistant weeds and drought. United States Key challenges (vary from one growing region to…

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INTERNATIONAL AGRICULTURE

French farming to receive £4.4bn state injection

France is to launch a €5bn (£4.4bn) investment programme to “transform” its agricultural sector, with generational renewal and a boost for organic farming as its key components, according to French…

BUSINESS

Seven firms get green light to export pork to China

Seven additional UK businesses have secured market access to China to export pork products. The Chinese authorities have approved exports from five new sites in Suffolk, Lincolnshire, Derbyshire, County Antrim…

LIVESTOCK

Qatar set to ship 4,000 cows to country to fill milk void

A Qatari businessman is set to fly 4,000 in-calf dairy cows to the Gulf desert to fill the country’s fresh milk void. It is estimated it will take up to…

BUSINESS

Australia’s largest dairy processor slammed by authorities

Australian dairy co-op, Murray Goulburn (MG) is being taken to federal court by the country’s competition watchdog over retrospective milk price cuts. The co-op, which represents approximately 2,000 producers forced farmers…

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Video

Video: Deer farming in Latvia – why size matters

One of the largest deer breeding farms in Latvia opened its doors to EU farm ministers this week as part of a drive to promote organic farming. Latvia holds the…

INTERNATIONAL AGRICULTURE

Video: Australian egg farm comes under fire from animal rights g...

Australian animal rights group Animals Australia has released footage filmed within a caged hen unit contracted to the country’s largest egg producer, Pace Farms, which it says exposes serious welfare…

VIDEO: Insight into New Zealand TB control

A new educational resource looking at how New Zealand tackled bovine tuberculosis has been developed by the country's Animal Health Board. "Making TB History" takes an in-depth look at New…

VIDEO: Mapping shows a profit in New Zealand

Creating profit maps across Craige Mackenzie's 200ha of intensive arable production in Ashburton, Canterbury, New Zealand has been a key step in understanding where production can be intensified - and…

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