Farming news from the last 24 hours

CROP WATCH

Crop Watch: Rain forces change to herbicide programmes

While growers in the West are still to finish harvest and deal with severe ruts before the winter, growers in the North have managed more than 80% of drilling in…

DAIRY MARKETS AND PRICES

Farm leaders demand answers over Tomlinson's Dairies

Farm leaders are demanding urgent answers in the wake of Wrexham-based Tomlinson's Dairies telling milk producers it will no longer be accepting deliveries. Milk suppliers to the dairy were informed…

POTATOES

Bayer stops sales of key potato seed treatment Monceren

Agrochemical manufacturer Bayer has halted sales of potato seed treatment product Monceren with immediate effect amid regulatory uncertainty about its future. The product – which contains the fungicide active ingredient…

BOVINE TB

Focus on badgers 'won't solve bovine TB'

Cattle are continuing to spread bovine tuberculosis (TB) despite a reduction in the disease where badgers have been culled, says a leading zoologist. Lord Krebs made the comments following the…