Harvest complete

Q Improved weather over the past couple of weeks has allowed farmers in Scotland, Ireland, Northumberland and the south west of England to finish their harvest. This picture, taken on 18 September, comes from contractor Stuart Wilson and was taken at Novar Estates, Ross-Shire.

Farmers Weekly would like to thank everyone who has sent in their pictures of harvest for the Harvest Highlights gallery.

Q You can view close to 1600 photos at www.fwi.co.uk/harvest2009

Win a £6500 Rayburn

Q FW has teamed up with Rayburn to give readers a fantastic opportunity to win a new Rayburn Heatranger 600, made by AGA, worth more than £6500.

Q To find out about this easy-to-enter competition, see page 72 or go to www.fwi.co.uk/rayburncompetition

Pesticide legislation

Q Final ratification of controversial pesticide legislation was expected in Europe yesterday despite objections from UK delegates, Farmers Weekly understands.

The UK delegation said it would vote against the updated pesticides approvals regulation after the vote was brought forward a month from an Agricultural Council meeting, environment minister Dan Norris said.

“The UK cannot support these proposals as they could lead to a reduction in crop yields for no recognisable benefit to human health,” he added.

Postal action delays FW

Q Industrial action by postal workers is affecting the delivery of subscription copies of Farmers Weekly.

We would like to apologise to all those affected by late delivery of their magazine. While the dispute continues there may be further disruption.

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