FWi Today – 29 May

A round-up of all the latest stories appearing on FWi  Thursday 29 May 2008:

Pirbright No prosecutions over foot-and-mouth outbreak

Lack of evidence means no one will be charged over last summer’s foot-and-mouth outbreak

sugar beet liftingDEFRA rules on sugar compensation share-out

DEFRA decides on farmers’ compensation for lost production following British Suger’s decision to relinquish part of its quota

DEFRA logoSet-aside report sparks conflict between farmers and environmentalists

DEFRA urged not to rush into introducing compulsory measures to mitigate consequences of scrapping set-aside

welshWelsh farmers failing to see benefits from commodity price rises

Rising production costs mean Welsh farmers fail to benefit from increased commodity prices

eggNew Health Commissioner sticks with 2012 cage ban deadline

EU health commissioner sticks to planned date for conventional cage ban

Beet Lifting Beet price offer shrouded in uncertainty

Growers are left uncertain after being told next year’s sugar beet price increase will depend on currency changes

market New Uttoxeter market a possibility

Possible replacement for Uttoexeter livestock market in the pipelines?

Pottinger Eurohit 100 
New launches from Grassland and Muck 2008

See our photos as some impressive new machines are unveiled, including Pottinger’s new Eurohit 100 tedders