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Rules on temporary slurry storage when pollution risk high

Slurry can be stored in less-permanent structures when the risk of water pollution from spreading is high, according to Environment Agency (EA) rules. Farmers in England are normally required to…


Wet autumn stymies farm hedgecutting contractors

Farm contractors who specialise in hedgecutting are calling for more flexibility over cutting dates, after the washout autumn ruined their work plans. Heavy rain and flooding have thrown autumn drilling…


How wet weather is affecting cropping plans and farm finances

One of the most difficult autumns in memory for arable farmers is causing widespread disruption to fieldwork and rotations, threatening to put a giant dent in 2020 crop performance and…


Growers battle to salvage flood-hit maize crops

Farmers and contractors are battling to salvage what they can from maize crops as wet weather makes silaging all but impossible. Flooding and sodden fields have brought the last of…