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MEAT MARKETS AND PRICES

Pig prices drop again as ASF and Covid-19 woes continue

British pig prices have fallen for the 27th week in a row as cheap pork floods into the UK from the EU. Figures published by the AHDB show EU-spec standard…

SUGAR BEET

Wildlife Trusts threatens legal action over neonics

The Wildlife Trusts has threatened to take legal action against the UK after it approved the emergency use of a banned pesticide for sugar beet crops. Earlier this month, Defra…

HEALTH AND WELFARE

Interactive map offers swine flu tracker

Farmers and vets can track swine flu across Europe using a new interactive map. This will help them make correct diagnoses and decide on appropriate prevention and vaccination programmes, according…

PLANNING PERMISSION

How National Trust has threatened future of our family farm

A farming family in Norfolk has spoken out about how the National Trust’s harmful decision-making has left them at a dead end. The National Trust has refused the Barber family’s…

NEWS

In photos: Tractor rally against farm reform in India

Farmers in India held a mass tractor rally in protest against three farm laws they say will lead to lower farmgate prices. Talks between the government and protesting farmers have…

CROP MANAGEMENT

How a data analyst is improving 4 arable businesses in Norfolk

Data is the new weapon for farmers seeking to enter a competitive global market, while protecting the environment and coping with the greater extremes in weather. But not enough is…

BEEF

Why suckler herd is downsizing despite adding £374 a cow

A Norfolk family is reducing cow numbers to control winter feed costs and focus on running the herd to benefit the landscape and sheep enterprise. Richard and Sue Evans of…

ENVIRONMENT

Environment Bill delay adds to uncertainty for farm businesses

Fresh delays to the government’s Environment Bill will add to the uncertainty for farmers and landowners planning their businesses, say industry leaders. The government announced on Tuesday (26 January) it…

FARM MAINTENANCE

Kuhn reveals first telescopic Multi-Longer hedgecutter

Kuhn has bolstered its modest range of Multi-Longer hedge and verge cutters with a new flagship 7.4m horizontal reach machine. The clumsily-named GII 7457 E-TPAL uses a parallelogram pivot-mounted arm…

FARMER FOCUS

Farmer Focus: Hard to see the relentless rain as a bonus

Good riddance to 2020. The less said, the better, although it did highlight what’s important in life. A good friend and mentor once told me as long as you wake…

MARKETS AND TRENDS

John Deere retains top slot in tractor sales figures

John Deere has retained its position as the UK’s favourite tractor brand, according to data released by the Agricultural Engineers Association (AEA). The figures reveal John Deere sold 3,800 units…

YOUNG FARMERS

How young farmers can win a year's free use of a tractor

Young farmers and new entrants have the chance to bag themselves the use of a tractor for a year. The Prince’s Countryside Fund and New Holland have teamed up to…

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