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Opinion: When will this Brexit Groundhog Day ever end?

As I write, we are supposedly mere days away from agreeing a Brexit trade deal, the prime minister is in coronavirus isolation again, and George Eustice’s crass comments on the…

BUSINESS CLINIC

Business Clinic: How to protect farm from sons' divorce risk

Whether you have a legal, tax, insurance, management or land issue, Farmers Weekly’s Business Clinic experts can help. Here, Gavin Smith of Thrings advises on the tricky but not uncommon…

DIET FEEDERS

Trioliet debuts compact self-propelled mixer wagon

Dutch firm Trioliet has added a slender 14cu m self-propelled, single-auger mixer wagon to its range, which joins the bigger 17-24cu m units already on offer. The Triotrac M features a…

BREXIT

British food standards ‘still at risk from imports’

Safeguards put in place to maintain food standards are inadequate, and there is already evidence that the UK government has weakened protections around food imports, according to a new report…

HEALTH AND WELFARE

New ruminant health organisation seeks farmer views

The new Ruminant Health & Welfare organisation is seeking farmer views on priorities as it takes over from the separate cattle and sheep health and welfare groups it replaces. The…

FARMER FOCUS

Farmer Focus: Fail to address drainage and the soil suffers

Over the past two years, I’ve spent a lot of time and money on drainage, or at least the first part of it – ditches. Unfortunately, that is the easy…

FARM POLICY

Direct payments 'to be halved by 2024'

Support payments to farmers in England will be halved by 2024 under government plans due to be announced on Monday (30 November). The reduction is said to part of the…

DAIRY MARKETS AND PRICES

Profit figures expose gulf between best and worst dairy farms

Significant numbers of dairy businesses will not be able to cope with a smaller subsidy payment unless they transform how they operate, analysts have warned. Many operators have true costs…

NEWS

FW Podcast Episode 35: Long wait for ELM funding clarity

We take a sneak preview as the government finally prepares to unveil details of its flagship Environmental Land Management scheme. How easy will it be to join? And how much…

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FARMLIFE

Coronavirus: How ag students are adapting during pandemic

Agriculture students have adapted to more online learning due to the coronavirus, but there is frustration at the pandemic’s negative affect on their social lives and job prospects. Universities have…

MEAT MARKETS AND PRICES

Coronavirus: Beef imports figures show sharp rise

Beef imports have risen sharply since the summer as restrictions imposed during the first UK Covid-19 lockdown were relaxed. Figures released by the AHDB show imports reached 26,200t in September…

STAFF MANAGEMENT

Coronavirus: Unemployed Brits can fill farmworker vacancies

British farmers should consider recruiting home-grown workers before they employ overseas staff after Brexit, government officials have said. Home Office undersecretary Kevin Porter emphasised the point during an Environment, Food…

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FARM POLICY

Farm events rescheduled due to coronavirus

Farming events and shows are being rescheduled and reviewed as industry organisations take action to mitigate the impact of coronavirus. One of the first announcements came from the NFU which…

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NEWS

Opinion: When will this Brexit Groundhog Day ever end?

As I write, we are supposedly mere days away from agreeing a Brexit trade deal, the prime minister is in coronavirus isolation again, and George Eustice’s crass comments on the…

NEWS

FW Opinion: ELMs - it's time to fill in the missing pieces

Slowly but surely, a picture of what “public money for public goods” will look like for English farmers is starting to emerge. There is still a lot more of the…

NEWS

Opinion: Government U-turns could yet see lynx in Kielder

It’s déjà vu all over again. We’re back in lockdown. But this time we were better prepared, having made a last-minute trip to the hairdressers and purchased a large pack…

NEWS

Opinion: Farming has key role in meeting society's needs

Caroline Drummond is the chief executive of Linking Environment and Farming (Leaf). Here she sets out why she believes farming is on the brink of something big, as it contributes…

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FARMER FOCUS

Farmer Focus: Fail to address drainage and the soil suffers

Over the past two years, I’ve spent a lot of time and money on drainage, or at least the first part of it – ditches. Unfortunately, that is the easy…

HARVEST

Bumper yields in Yen awards despite tough season

Winter wheat yields topped 15t/ha and oilseed rape 7t/ha for Lincolnshire Wolds grower Tim Lamyman as he won gold awards for both crops in a top-yield competition at the end…

SOILS

Two growers reveal their soil health improvement tips

There is an increasing focus on improving soil health as farmers look to introduce more sustainable arable cropping systems, and the finalists of the Soil Farmer of the Year 2020…

FARMER FOCUS

Farmer Focus: Deluge means stuck cars on road near farm

A recent deluge saw such heavy rainfall that people were getting stuck in their cars along the main road that runs through the farm. Attempting to get out in the…

SUGAR BEET

Plea for emergency seed treatment to save sugar beet

Sugar beet growers ravaged by virus yellows could find out before Christmas whether they can use neonicotinoid-treated seed to help grow the crop next spring. It comes amid mounting concern…

LAND PREPARATION

Advice service launched to help farmers with regenerative ag

A new agronomy and consultancy service has been launched to help farmers adopt regenerative agriculture. Groundswell Agronomy, which comes just as farmers face reductions with the Basic Payment Scheme and…

OILSEED RAPE

How Scottish organic OSR growers delivered yields of 3.1t/ha

A group of Scottish farmers and researchers successfully grew organic oilseed rape crops last season with yields of up to 3.11t/ha, generating impressive gross margins. After seeing the success of…

ESTABLISHMENT

New biological seed dressing to aid rooting and crop growth

A new biological seed treatment, containing a range of amino acids that aims to naturally promote crop growth, is now available to growers for use in all crop types, including…

Livestock

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HEALTH AND WELFARE

New ruminant health organisation seeks farmer views

The new Ruminant Health & Welfare organisation is seeking farmer views on priorities as it takes over from the separate cattle and sheep health and welfare groups it replaces. The…

TAKING STOCK

Christmas price increase filters down to stores

A seasonal rise in deadweight prices has filtered down to the store ring to make cattle even dearer at many centres.   Christmas orders have seen deadweight beef base prices lift…

FARMER FOCUS

Farmer Focus: Lots of focus on cows as dry-off approaches

Drying off is approaching and will take place in late November. A lot of our focus is on the cows in the lead up to this point.  We milk recorded…

SHEEP

Study shows benefits of pre-lambing metabolic profiling

Results of a recent study into lamb survival show that protein deficiency and negative energy balance in ewes can affect both lamb mortality in the first 24 hours and growth…

HEALTH AND SAFETY

Cattle-related injuries 'like high-speed car crashes'

Farm accidents involving cattle are resulting in injuries as severe as those seen in high-speed car crashes, says a surgeon. Injuries among farmers arriving at hospital A&E departments following cattle-related…

FEED AND NUTRITION

Expert guide to feed and water requirements for weaners

Research has shown that good growth rates in the weaning period sets the pig up for continued strong growth until slaughter. Therefore, it is crucial to carefully. manage weaner nutrition.…

HEALTH AND WELFARE

CMT could cut dry-cow antibiotics use by half, study shows

Using the Californian Mastitis Test (CMT) at drying off could help cut antibiotics use by 50% without impacting clinical mastitis, a study has found. In the first large-scale investigation to…

FARMER FOCUS

Farmer Focus: Do we really want complicated tractors?

We have just finished the grain maize harvest. This time we haven’t crimped the maize, we have run it through the drier, as we have a barley mountain to feed to…

Machinery

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DIET FEEDERS

Trioliet debuts compact self-propelled mixer wagon

Dutch firm Trioliet has added a slender 14cu m self-propelled, single-auger mixer wagon to its range, which joins the bigger 17-24cu m units already on offer. The Triotrac M features a…

TOOLS

Top tips for chainsaw chain and guide bar maintenance

When a chainsaw is running on point, it will effortlessly buzz through a piece of timber while the operator gently guides it in the desired direction. This is very pleasing…

FARM MAINTENANCE

Bobcat adds hydraulic backhoe attachment to skidsteers

A lighter-weight backhoe digging arm has been added to Bobcat's skidsteer and tracked loader attachment range to improve stability when in transport mode. The new backhoe comes in four models…

MACHINERY

Buyer's guide to tractor-powered woodchippers

Biomass burners have been popping up on farms and estates all over the country during the past decade thanks to some attractive renewable heat incentives that have helped subsidise installation…

Community

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FARMER FOCUS

Farmer Focus: Fail to address drainage and the soil suffers

Over the past two years, I’ve spent a lot of time and money on drainage, or at least the first part of it – ditches. Unfortunately, that is the easy…

FLINDT ON FRIDAY

Flindt on Friday: Proper farming too 'real' for a bestseller

I hate to go on and on and on about my book (actually, that’s not true at all – it has been a joy in a fairly joyless 12 months),…

FARMER FOCUS

Farmer Focus: Lots of focus on cows as dry-off approaches

Drying off is approaching and will take place in late November. A lot of our focus is on the cows in the lead up to this point.  We milk recorded…

FARMER FOCUS

Farmer Focus: Deluge means stuck cars on road near farm

A recent deluge saw such heavy rainfall that people were getting stuck in their cars along the main road that runs through the farm. Attempting to get out in the…

Business

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BUSINESS CLINIC

Business Clinic: How to protect farm from sons' divorce risk

Whether you have a legal, tax, insurance, management or land issue, Farmers Weekly’s Business Clinic experts can help. Here, Gavin Smith of Thrings advises on the tricky but not uncommon…

DAIRY MARKETS AND PRICES

Profit figures expose gulf between best and worst dairy farms

Significant numbers of dairy businesses will not be able to cope with a smaller subsidy payment unless they transform how they operate, analysts have warned. Many operators have true costs…

CROPS MARKETS AND PRICES

High grain prices forecast for next seven months

Grain prices are set to climb to even higher heights in 2021 amid challenging long-term weather forecasts for many of the world’s key crop-growing areas, analysts have said. Agricultural finance…

LAND MARKETS

Land market in your area: North-west England

Despite Covid-19 and its widespread effects, land as an asset has remained resilient this year, with values in north-west England steady and demand only growing. Local agents say land sold…

BUSINESS

Cranswick half-year profits soar

Meat processor Cranswick has posted a 31% increase in half-yearly profits to almost £61m. The Hull-based company exports pigmeat and supplies chicken and pork products to British retailers.   Figures…

TENANCIES AND RENTS

New code to help achieve fair farm rent reviews

Rent reviews for agricultural holdings should be conducted as a negotiation and not with a "take it or leave it" approach, says a new rent review code for Scotland. Published…

MEAT MARKETS AND PRICES

Last-minute Brexit talks to prevent UK-Ireland fresh meat ban

The flow of fresh meat between the UK and EU will come to a halt from 1 January unless agreement can be reached on how products can be certified, industry…

MARKETS AND TRENDS

UK and Canada agree temporary rollover of EU trade terms

The UK and Canada have agreed to maintain their £20bn trading relationship after the UK leaves the EU, the Department for International Trade (DIT) has said. The agreement includes tariff-free…

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CAREERS AND PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT

Join FW at the Future of Food and Agriculture event

Farmers Weekly has teamed up with a group of leading agricultural organisations to tackle the public's misconceptions about agriculture head-on, in a one-day online event titled “The Future of Food…

CAREERS AND PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT

Could you be Farmers Weekly's next editor?

After more than six years as editor of Farmers Weekly, and 32 years working for the company that publishes Britain’s favourite farming publication, Karl Schneider has decided to step back…

FARMERS APPRENTICE

Cumbrian woman crowned Farmers Apprentice 2020

A 23-year-old from a family farm in Cumbria has won the coveted title of Farmers Apprentice 2020. Lucy Dickinson beat off stiff competition from nine other finalists at the week-long…

FARMLIFE

Video: Farmers Apprentice 2020 begins

Hundreds of young people applied for this year's Farmers Weekly's Farmers Apprentice Bootcamp. The final 10 contestants will be put through a series of farm challenges and one winner will…