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Drought measures increasingly likely, farmers warned

Summer drought measures are increasingly likely in 2019 if dry weather persists, the NFU has warned. This follows initial results from an NFU survey which suggests that one third of…


Act now to secure water supplies, farmers warned

Unseasonably warm weather and a lack of significant rainfall of late means the likelihood of water restrictions is increasing, say experts. In particular, farmers who abstract water for irrigation in…


Record-breaking temperatures see farmers get ahead

Livestock and arable farmers alike have been taking advantage of the record-breaking winter temperatures across the UK by drilling crops, applying fertiliser and turning out animals. This time last year…


Lack of rain prompts longer reservoir refill period

The Environment Agency has confirmed plans to extend the refill season for winter storage reservoirs into April. This follows concern that lack of rain over the winter months and possible…