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ENVIRONMENT

50% cut in NI livestock 'not enough' to lower emissions

Northern Ireland’s farmers have expressed their grave concern at plans to substantially scale back livestock production as part of the drive to lower greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. The suggestions come…

NEWS

FW Podcast Ep 53: Farm fatalities, incomes and water quality

More than 50 people have lost their lives in farm-related accidents over the past year. It's a shocking statistic – equivalent to one person a week going to work on…

NEWS

Fed-up farmers reveal extent of fly-tipping in countryside

Farmers have shared pictures and videos of fly-tipping as part of renewed efforts to illustrate the extent of the problem in the countryside and force tougher sanctions for offenders. A…

NEWS

FW Opinion: Would it kill you to not ask for help?

Farming is a dangerous job. There is simply no getting around it. I have recently returned to London after spending two weeks at home during lambing and calving season. It…

NEWS

Machinery dealer quits exports over ‘lunacy’ of inspections

An East Sussex machinery dealer has stopped exporting abroad because of the “lunacy” involved in obtaining the plant health certificates required since the UK left the EU. Alec Holt, who…

CRIME

More eBay tractor scam victims tell us their stories

More farmer victims of a sophisticated eBay tractor scam have come forward to share their heart-breaking stories of financial loss. It comes after Farmers Weekly exclusively revealed last week that…

ENVIRONMENT

NFU Cymru demands investigation into river pollution claims

The Welsh government and Natural Resources Wales have been urged to investigate claims that untreated sewage has been dumped in the River Usk. NFU Cymru has written to rural affairs…

NEWS

Bucks farmer trampled to death by bulls, inquest hears

A much-loved farmer known for his big personality was trampled to death when he climbed into a pen housing 17 uncastrated bulls, an inquest jury heard. Oliver Bowden, 56, who…

NEWS

Blue Peter drops anti-meat message after farmer backlash

The CBBC television programme Blue Peter has dropped an anti-meat pledge that was part of a climate challenge for viewers to earn a green badge, after a backlash from farmers.…

CRIME

Tractor scam victim gets £8,500 back after FW story

An arable farmer who was conned out of £8,500 in an eBay tractor scam has spoken of his delight after getting his money back. Seb Blake, who farms in Chelmsford,…

NEWS

Opinion: Looking for balance with split block-calving

As we move towards the annual peak of British milk production, I find myself asking, what does the future hold for spring block-calving herds in the UK? As a new…

NEWS

Opinion: We're having the wrong debate about the AHDB

After the recent debacle over the vote on the AHDB horticulture and potato levies, and with more votes to come in 2022, many questions were raised about how to judge…

HEALTH AND SAFETY

Farmers warned to look out for cyclists as lockdown eases

Farmers have been reminded to be extra vigilant for cyclists and motorbike riders with roads set to get busier this spring as the lockdown eases. As the weather improves, more…

NEWS

Opinion: The pros and cons of virtual farming events

The Sentry Farming Conference should have celebrated its 29th birthday last month. For the past three decades, about 500 delegates from all over the UK have descended on East Anglia…

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Posters help Scotland farmers educate countryside visitors

Farmers and crofters in Scotland are using clear and colourful posters to encourage responsible behaviour from people using the countryside. The eye-catching signs are designed to inform the public about…

NEWS

Farming pays tribute to Duke of Edinburgh

Tributes are pouring in from across the farming world to Prince Philip, who died aged 99 on Friday (9 April). The Duke of Edinburgh was a keen supporter of British…

NEWS

FW Podcast Ep 52: Tractor scam victim and trailer road safety

An Essex farmer reveals how he was scammed out of £8,500 when trying to buy a tractor online – and warns others not to fall victim to the same fraud.…

WILDLIFE

Farmland bird count shows farmers committed to conservation

A major count of farmland birds has revealed sightings of several rare species, highlighting the positive work being done by land managers to reverse the long-term decline in bird numbers.…

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