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ENVIRONMENT

Myth buster – the BBC's anti-meat programme examined

The recent BBC investigation Meat: A Threat to our Planet? has caused quite a storm. Even as it was airing, social media was alive with comments. Consumers were aghast at…

FARM POLICY

Thousands of farmers to rally for UK agriculture

Thousands of farmers are expected to attend mass rallies in capital cities across the UK to highlight the contribution of British agriculture to the economy and environment. The show of…

NEWS

FW Opinion: Stop moaning about sexism and just get on with it

Last week, a task force commissioned by the Scottish government found “sexism and outdated” attitudes was preventing women from achieving successful careers in farming. There seems to be a feminist…

WILDLIFE

Shooting licences must stay accessible, say industry leaders

Industry leaders are calling for shooting licences to remain readily accessible for farmers, arguing that they are vital in the battle to prevent damage to crops and livestock. The NFU…

CRIME

Ewe killed and other sheep injured in dog attacks

One sheep was killed and others seriously injured when dogs attacked livestock in Wiltshire. Police are appealing for information following two serious incidents of livestock worrying in the Great Bedwyn…

FARM POLICY

Election 2019: Candidates quizzed at rural hustings

Candidates from across the political spectrum joined a “rural hustings” for the Arundel and South Downs constituency at Brinsbury College, West Sussex to set out their policies ahead of the…

BREXIT

PM urged to protect farmers in US trade talks

British farmers must be protected from any Johnson-Trump post-Brexit trade deal that threatens to lower food standards, the Liberal Democrats have warned. US president Donald Trump is visiting Britain on…

NEWS

Opinion: A tale of flooding management – a true story

The two farmers sat in their truck, waiting. The older one, already cynical about how the meeting would go, after a lifetime spent dealing with zealous officialdom, impatiently looked at…

NEWS

Teenage girl dies in Northern Ireland farm accident

A teenage girl has died in a farm accident in Newry, Northern Ireland. The girl, named locally as Abbie Nummy, 14, was killed following the accident in the rural Bernish…

NEWS

Tractor driven by 12-year-old stopped by police

A 12-year-old boy was discovered driving a tractor around a rural road in Ireland in the early hours of the morning. Officers from the Meath Roads Policing unit stopped the…

CAREERS AND PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT

'Outdated attitudes' exclude women from farming

Sexism and outdated attitudes are preventing women from achieving successful careers in Scottish agriculture, says a report. A fundamental cultural change is needed to bring about gender equality in the…

NEWS

Opinion: A raft of measures is needed to deal with flooding

Extreme weather and rising sea levels with resulting flooding are becoming a yearly occurrence across the UK. To have your home or farm flooded can be soul-destroying and financially disastrous.…

NEWS

Opinion: Modern farming can conquer weather challenges

This week, I’ve decided to push the boat out and talk about the weather – but first let’s concentrate on 17th century weather. As centuries go, it was a bit…

NEWS

Farming backlash to BBC anti-meat programme continues

The backlash against the BBC’s controversial programme Meat: A Threat to our Planet? has continued throughout the week as farmer representatives respond to its portrayal of meat production, both at…

FARM POLICY

Election 2019: The main political parties plans for farming

With election day fast approaching, what each party has to offer is becoming a little clearer. Philip Clarke picks out the highlights One by one the main political parties have…

NEWS

FW Opinion: BBC's biased views will hit consumer confidence

A few months ago, the BBC initiated what it called a Focus on Farming – a week-long series of TV broadcasts, radio debates and online content providing an in-depth look…

BREXIT

US pushed chlorinated chicken on UK, leaked papers show

Leaked documents from US-UK trade deal talks reveal the US pushing lower food standards on Britain post Brexit, including allowing imports of chlorine-washed chicken. US trade negotiators offered to help…

NEWS

Photos: French farmers protest in Paris against 'agri-bashing'

Thousands of angry French farmers drove their tractors into Paris to protest against low prices and “anti-farming” government policies. More than 1,000 tractors headed into the capital from across France…

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