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ARABLE

Gene editing ‘vital’ for future of UK farming

Politicians, scientists and industry leaders have joined forces for a campaign to give UK farmers access to gene-editing technology. They want the UK government to ditch EU rules that block…

CROP WATCH

Crop Watch: Blackgrass control and the damaging drought

This season has seen the perfect storm for yellow rust, with spray misses in some varieties now dead, while the very dry conditions have kept septoria at bay. However, growers…

DAIRY MARKETS AND PRICES

Welsh dairy farms hit hardest by coronavirus pandemic

Dairy farmers in Great Britain have lost an estimated £28m during April and May as a result of market disruption caused by the coronavirus pandemic, with Welsh farmers hardest hit,…

FARMLIFE

Young farmer stages metal detector marriage proposal

A romantic farmer staged an elaborate marriage proposal by letting his girlfriend discover the engagement ring with a metal detector. Charlotte Brunt and Ben Turner had been spending the day…

HEALTH AND WELFARE

Red Tractor Q&A: How are lockdown assessments working?

Lockdown has meant Red Tractor inspections have gone online. Farmers Weekly asked farmers for their queries about the process and put them to Red Tractor. How are the inspections taking…

YOUNGSTOCK MANAGEMENT

How to troubleshoot poor lamb growth rates

Assessing lamb performance early on is essential to ensure steps can be put in place to maintain growth rates post-weaning. The AHDB sheep key performance indicators project found light lambs…

NEWS

Poll: Was farmer right to spray slurry on parked car?

A frustrated farmer covered a car in slurry after it was parked in his field without permission. Footage of the farmer spraying the black Mercedes with slurry was posted on…

MARKET OPPORTUNITIES

New varieties and prices spark biscuit wheat revival

Soft-milling biscuit-making wheats are experiencing a revival led by better price premiums and varieties, and could see a further increase in area this autumn. For wheat growers struggling to meet…

NEWS

Opinion: Let's clean up our act before slating NVZ rules

Predictable howls of outrage have greeted the Welsh government’s new proposed regulations to protect water quality from agricultural pollution, and the usual emotive phrases have been thrown around; draconian, disastrous,…

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