Farming news from the last 24 hours

BREXIT

UK's 'no-deal' Brexit tariffs illegal, warns farm commissioner

EU farm commissioner Phil Hogan has said the UK’s planned import tariffs, to be applied in the event of a no-deal Brexit, would be illegal under World Trade Organization (WTO)…

DAIRY MARKETS AND PRICES

Eight rises in a row for global dairy auction price

The Global Dairy Trade index romped to its highest level for 18 months, as it continued its strong run of prices in 2019. Index prices rose by 1.8% in the…

CROP MANAGEMENT

Roundup weedkiller 'substantial factor' in farmer's cancer

German agrichemical giant Bayer has expressed its disappointment after a US jury found that Roundup weedkiller was likely a “substantial factor” in causing a farmer’s cancer. The case involves a…

BPS

English BPS applicants: check RPA has right contact details

BPS applicants need to make sure the Rural Payments Agency (RPA) has their correct email address, telephone number and bank details, says the agency. These are areas where the RPA…

FINANCE

Farmer ‘outraged’ by incorrect charge for water disposal

An Oxfordshire farmer has expressed his outrage following a three-year battle with two water companies over incorrect charges for the disposal of water given to livestock and sprayed on crops. Jeffrey Warhurst,…

CROP MANAGEMENT

Pesticide changes this March growers need to know

Two changes to pesticide labels plus the need for farmers to keep on top of their spray store stock ahead of a spate of withdrawals next year are the key…

CRIME

GPS equipment worth thousands stolen from tractors

Thieves are targeting GPS guidance systems – stealing equipment worth thousands of pounds from John Deere tractors in southern and eastern England. Eight John Deere StarFire receivers were stolen last…

FORAGERS

Claas builds 40,000th Jaguar forage harvester

A landmark Jaguar self-propelled forager recently rolled off the production line at Claas HQ in Harsewinkel, Germany – the 40,000th model since 1973. The original SF60 that started the ball…