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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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Warning over farm ditches to combat criminals

Farmers who dig trenches around fields to keep out criminals could find themselves in breach of stewardship and basic payment rules, it has emerged. Fed up with being targeted by…


Farmer hits out after fly-tippers blight Christmas

A Cambridgeshire farmer says his Christmas was blighted by brazen fly-tippers who dumped industrial-scale waste on his land. George Hurrell discovered the huge pile of processed plastic, paper and cardboard…


Fly-tipper dumps 25t of waste on Cambridgeshire farm

A 25t heap of waste is being investigated by the Environment Agency after it was fly-tipped on Cambridgeshire farmland. The offence, which saw debris dumped at the entrance to a…


Rural landowners demand tougher penalties for fly-tippers

Private landowners are calling for stronger enforcement of legal action to help combat the scourge of fly-tipping in the countryside, after new figures showed a 43% jump in large-scale dumpings.…

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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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