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Opinion: Clarkson will have us shouting at the TV screen

It could be said that humanity can be roughly divided into two camps; those who prefer Chris Packham to Jeremy Clarkson, and those who prefer big Jezza to Mr Springwatch.…

ENVIRONMENT

Empower farmers to carry out water and flood management - CLA

Government agencies must work more closely with farmers and landowners, and empower them to carry out low-risk flood defence work, according to a new report released by the Country Land…

FARM POLICY

Australia trade deal 'risks UK sugar beet competitiveness'

An increase in sugar imports from Australia will make it “very difficult” for British sugar beet growers to remain competitive, the NFU has warned. Cambridgeshire beet grower and NFU Sugar…

NEWS

FW Podcast Ep 62: Oat Wars and Kaleb Cooper of Clarkson's Farm

In this episode, we catch up with 21-year-old farmer Kaleb Cooper – the surprise star of Jeremy Clarkson's latest TV series. We speak to the Cambridgeshire farmer being sued by…

AWARDS

Farmers Weekly Awards: Congratulations to our 2021 shortlist

The 2021 Farmers Weekly Awards finalists have been chosen. Read on to find out more about the 44 innovative farmers, entrepreneurial contractors, expert consultants and hard-working students that made our…

BREXIT

Lobby MPs over Australia trade deal concerns, farmers told

Farmers are being urged to write to their MPs asking them to ensure their high standards are not undercut in a free-trade deal between the UK and Australia. The plea…

COMPLIANCE

Fresh hope for Welsh farmers as NVZ rules reviewed

New rules designed to tackle farm pollution in Wales are to be reviewed amid a bitter dispute between farmers and the Welsh government over the new pan-Wales nitrate vulnerable zone…

NEWS

FW Opinion: Angst over trade deals has only just begun

Jocular elbow bumps and a dinner of Welsh lamb and Australian wine marked the meeting between Boris Johnson and Australian prime minister Scott Morrison to seal the new free-trade deal…

NEWS

Report warns of 'disastrous' farm labour shortages

Agriculture faces “disastrous” labour shortages unless farms reward workers more and the industry better promotes career opportunities to new entrants, a report has warned. The perceived poor image of farming…

NEWS

Film aims to raise profile of mental health in Scots farming

A new film examining the most common causes of mental health problems, as well as their potential solutions, within the farming and wider agricultural community was launched this week. Unearthing…

NEWS

Details of UK-Australia free-trade deal for farming emerge

Details of the broad trade agreement between UK prime minister Boris Johnson and his Australian counterpart Scott Morrison have been slow to emerge, with very little shared by the UK…

NEWS

Will Covid restrictions limit numbers at agricultural shows?

Organisers of Cereals say the event will go ahead as planned later this month, despite the delay in the lifting of lockdown restrictions. The biggest technical event for the UK arable industry,…

NEWS

Amazon delivers from farms to foodbanks

Farmers are being asked to donate surplus fresh produce to charity so it can be used by food banks rather than sent to landfill or ploughed back into fields. It…

ENVIRONMENT

Farm donates £25k to charity after drought water abstraction

An Essex-based farming company has donated £25,000 to a wildlife charity after it abstracted water during a period of dry weather. Strutt & Parker (Farms), of Whitbread Farm Lane, Chatham…

ENVIRONMENT

Farmer-led groups 'vital' to devise future climate policy

Scotland’s new cabinet secretary for rural affairs has pledged to work with farmer-led groups to develop ways Scottish farmers and crofters can cut greenhouse gas emissions and tackle climate change.…

BREXIT

UK signs Australia free trade deal despite farmer concerns

Farm leaders have expressed grave concerns for the future of UK agriculture after Boris Johnson’s government signed a free trade deal with Australia, according to reports. Prime minister Mr Johnson…

NEWS

Opinion: Under-pressure farmers face 'Mission Impossible'

Your mission, farmers, should you choose to accept it, is to do battle on a daily basis with a rapidly changing climate that is turning any form of weather forecasting…

NEWS

Swiss voters reject plans to ban synthetic pesticides

Switzerland has rejected proposals that would have made it the first European country to ban the use of synthetic pesticides in agriculture. The provisional results of a nationwide referendum on…

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