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Farmers’ irrigation worries mount on back of EA predictions

Farmers could see tougher irrigation restrictions this summer, following the release of new Environment Agency (EA) data. The updated “Prospects for irrigation” forecast comes as bad news for many growers,…


Reward farmers for tackling climate change, says report

Farmers should be paid to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, according to a major study that calls for urgent action to tackle the challenge of climate change. Growers and livestock producers…


Restrictions on water as drought fears mount

Water restrictions are being imposed on farmers amid mounting concerns over a lack of significant rain and low river flows. Cumulative rainfall totals for April range from about 18% of…


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 farmers…