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Fly-tipping affects two-thirds of farmers and landowners, according to a Farmers Weekly survey. Find out more about this crime epidemic and how it has hit farmers hard in the pocket disposing of dumped household rubbish and building waste and get advice on how to keep fly-tippers off your land.

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Ultimate guide to farm security kit

With combating rural crime on the minds of many farmers, Farmers Weekly’s Machinery team has gathered together a selection of high-tech items that could help stiffen up on-farm security.  In…

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8 fly-tipping incidents that wrecked Christmas on farms

Council chiefs say January is among the worst months for fly-tipping, with rogue traders and residents dumping post-festive waste across the countryside. That’s why several councils across the country launched…


5 ways to get tough on fly-tipping - CLA

Seizing vehicles must become the default penalty for fly-tipping as part of tougher punishments for waste crime. That is one of a number of proposals on how to deal with…


Revealed: The burden of fly-tipping on farms

Fly-tipping affects just under two-thirds of farmers and landowners, according to a Farmers Weekly survey. The online survey, carried out in July in association with CLA Insurance as part of…


The story behind the fly-tipping epidemic on farms

Two-thirds of farmers and landowners are hit by fly-tipping each year, according to research by Keep Britain Tidy. That’s a staggering statistic, but sadly one which will not come as…

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Fly-tipping cases could soar with recycling site cuts, CLA warns

Landowners fear proposals to close and cut the opening hours of recycling centres in Buckinghamshire may lead to an increase in fly-tipping on farms in the Thames Valley. Buckinghamshire County…


Two-thirds of farmers targeted by criminals

Farmers are living in fear of rural crime, says a report – with more than two-thirds of growers and livestock producers targeted by offenders in the past year alone. Some…


Fly-tipper fined £400 after being caught on camera

A fly-tipper has been fined £400 for dumping rubbish outside a farm following a successful appeal to trace the offender by Farmers Weekly. Plucky dairy farmer Joe Tucker, 19, appealed…


Gove targets crime gangs in fly-tipping crackdown

Michael Gove has announced plans to crack down on illegal waste crime and fly-tipping by organised criminal gangs, which is blighting the countryside. The Defra secretary has announced a three-month…

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Video: Farmer's camera catches fly-tipper in the act

A dairy farmer is appealing to the public to help identify a shameless woman caught on camera appearing to fly-tip on his land. Joe Tucker, 19, installed a small camera…


Video: Fly-tip victim says his farm has become a 'warzone’

Essex grower Harry Fisher says criminal gangs dumping waste on an industrial scale have turned his farm into a “warzone”. Mr Fisher, who farms 240ha growing potatoes and cereals in…


Tackling the fly-tipping scourge

Fly-tipping is an unsightly, costly and growing menace. Rhian Price meets one man on the rubbish-strewn front line who is determined to bring the litter bugs to book. It is…

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