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NEWS

Lucky escape after light aircraft crashes in wheat field

A pilot escaped with minor injuries after crashing his light aircraft in a field of wheat. The plane, a replica of a German warplane, crash-landed and flipped on its roof.…

NEWS

Opinion: Decent broadband essential to recover from lockdown

This week, even as  the nights have started getting shorter, we finally got the winter tyres changed on the car. This is a tiny step towards a more normal state…

FARM POLICY

End alarmism over chlorinated chicken, says trade chief

Alarmism over products like chlorinated chicken must end, says the chairman of the government's Trade and Agriculture Commission. The government has set up the commission to help ensure British farmers…

WILDLIFE

Farmers highlight work to protect bees and pollinators

Farmers are getting behind a week-long campaign to help raise awareness of the crucial role bees and other pollinators play in food production. Bees’ Needs Week (13-19 July) is co-ordinated…

NEWS

Farm in lockdown after coronavirus outbreak

About 200 employees remain in isolation on a Herefordshire farm following an outbreak of coronavirus among the workforce. Vegetable producers AS Green and Co, based in Mathon, near Malvern, employ…

NEWS

Opinion: Greater inclusivity can benefit farming in many ways

We are often being encouraged to “foster an inclusive culture” in agriculture, but what does it actually mean? According to Google, “inclusive” is defined as “including all the services or…

COMPLIANCE

Rule reminder: Don't risk breaching hedgecutting regulations

Farmers have been reminded to ensure they follow the rules with their hedgecutting and trimming at this time of year to avoid the risk of breaking Basic Payment Scheme (BPS)…

NEWS

Opinion: New Trade and Agriculture Commission looks toothless

Liz Truss’ announcement last week that her Department for International Trade (DIT) has decided to "agree in principle" to the setting up of a Trade and Agriculture Commission “to consider…

NEWS

Members and scope of new ag trade commission confirmed

The UK’s farming unions will all be part of the government’s new trade and agriculture commission, with the scope of its work now confirmed. The commission will advise government on…

NEWS

Farmers Weekly Podcast Ep 15: Hydrogen tractors and fuel bills

In this week’s Podcast we find out how you can cut your fuel bills by a quarter… the answer is hydrogen. We talk to the growers who want a ballot…

BREXIT

Scotland and Westminster on collision course over food standards

Boris Johnson and the UK government are on a collision course with devolved governments over post-Brexit food standards. The prime minister is believed to want to push through laws on…

NEWS

FW Opinion: Stay safe as Harvest 2020 gets under way

For most mixed and arable farmers, the start of harvest is a time of considerable excitement. As the combines fire up and those gargantuan machines lumber into the first fields…

BREXIT

Video: Tractors hit London’s streets for food standards demo

Frustrated farmers travelled from as far as Yorkshire and Somerset to take part in a demonstration in London over threats to food standards. A convoy of about 20 tractors, Land…

FARM POLICY

Farmers drive tractors to London for food standards demo

Fed-up farmers broke off from the busy harvest schedule to travel to Westminster today (Wednesday 8 July) and tell Boris Johnson’s government “don’t destroy Britain’s world-class farming industry by striking…

CRIME

Flatbed trailer and cattle crush stolen from Dorset farm

A flatbed trailer and a cattle crush have been stolen from a farm in West Dorset and police want to speak to anyone who may have heard “loud banging noises”…

FARM POLICY

Industry reacts to report calling for huge cut in pesticide use

Industry leaders have given a mixed reaction to a report that calls for a massive reduction in pesticide use among UK farmers post Brexit. The Wildlife Trusts are calling on…

NEWS

Aldi will not sell chlorinated chicken or hormone-treated beef

Aldi has vowed to never sell chlorinated chicken or hormone-treated beef in its UK stores, regardless of any future trade deals with the US. Giles Hurley, Aldi UK's CEO, said…

NEWS

Opinion: Public access should be embraced - and paid for

The farm I grew up on had a deserted village, where the good land runs out into rough grazing and moorland – well, if you call a few ruined walls…

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