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27 February 2020
View news from United Kingdom Levy boards extend collaborative work
SCOTLAND, UK - A larger pot of £3.5 million has been committed to ring-fenced fund (RFF) work between levy boards in England, Scotland and Wales in the coming year....
View news from United Kingdom Flooding, food standards and environmental land management – Defra Minister George Eustice addresses the UK’s NFU Conference
The NFU Conference political session, held on 26 February, gave recently appointed Defra Minister George Eustice an opportunity to share his vision for the future of UK farming. ...
26 February 2020
View news from United Kingdom Leicestershire farmer awarded for NFU advocacy
A beef and arable farmer from Leicestershire has been honoured at NFU Conference for his dedication and commitment to the NFU and to the British farming industry....
25 February 2020
View news from United Kingdom British farm standards must be benchmark in future trade deals, says NFU President
NFU President Minette Batters will today challenge the Government to show global leadership on international trade and insist that British farm standards are the benchmark for any food imports in future trade deals....
View news from United Kingdom NFU tackles misinformation on climate change with its livestock “myth buster” fact sheet
The NFU will publish a livestock fact sheet on livestock and the environment to help farmers counteract misinformation and public misunderstanding of the sector....
View news from United Kingdom London School of Economics votes to take beef off menu
In a move to tackle climate change, the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) has voted to implement a ban on beef across campus. The student activist whose initiative prompted the decision is 20-year-old PETA campus rep Phoebe Woodruff...
24 February 2020
View news from United Kingdom Unhappy cow? A closer look at cow personalities as they mature
A recent study has documented noticeable personality changes in Holstein cows when they undergo puberty, but the media buzz may be overblown....
23 February 2020
View news from United Kingdom Driving productivity at Grassland & Muck 2020
Making the most of forage is a priority for UK farmers. Whether grazed or ensiled quality grass is still the most economic source of feed, and when managed right will reduce production costs and minimise environmental impact....
22 February 2020
View news from United Kingdom Sustainability front of mind at recent farmer event
Pickstock Telford has opened the gates to their development farm, Brongain, as they collaborate with Rea Valley Tractors to hold their livestock working demonstration day showcasing machinery capable of improving on-farm efficiencies....
19 February 2020
View news from United Kingdom UK enacts new visa policy, NFU reacts
UK Government announces changes to the Seasonal Workers Pilot scheme, recruiting 10,000 seasonal workers to boost the agriculture sector during the busies months. ...
18 February 2020
View news from United Kingdom Despite steady consumption, uncertainty still defines the UK beef market.
Beef producers are still sceptical of beef market growth despite early signals of increasing prices....
17 February 2020
View news from United Kingdom Regenerative farming – how farmers can make the transition
In this podcast, ffinlo Costain explores how farmers can embrace regenerative agriculture to ensure long-term productivity, profitability and ecosystem biodiversity....
14 February 2020
View news from United Kingdom Magnesium boost could reduce slow calving risk
Farmers are being advised to increase the level of magnesium in minerals given to suckler cows before calving after new research found they absorb less than previously thought....
View news from United Kingdom UK National Farmers Union welcomes new Defra secretary
New Defra Secretary of State urged to seize the opportunities for British farming. ...
View news from United Kingdom Farm gate: on farming, mental health, and mental illness
Farm Gate host ffinlo Costain speaks with Graham Morgan MBE about farming, mental health, and mental illness....
13 February 2020
View news from United Kingdom UK Environment Secretary out amid cabinet reshuffle
Theresa Villiers, head of the Department of Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) has been removed from her post amid a cabinet reshuffle....
12 February 2020
View news from United Kingdom UK Agriculture Bill should restrict lower animal welfare imports, urges RSPCA
Supporting UK farmers to reach higher welfare standards is very welcome but not enough....
11 February 2020
View news from United Kingdom New Range of PGI Welsh Beef Launched at Aldi
WALES, UK - NFU Cymru has welcomed yesterday's announcement by Aldi that it is to stock PGI Welsh Beef across all of its 50 Welsh stores from 12 February 2020....
View news from United Kingdom NFU Asks Farmers to Make Mental Health a Priority
UK - As #MindYourHead week gets underway, the NFU has joined the campaign to raise awareness of mental health issues among its members and help farmers recognise the importance of making their mental health and wellbeing a priority....
View news from United Kingdom Improved Countryside Stewardship Scheme Opens for 2021 Agreements
The application window for the Countryside Stewardship (CS) scheme has opened today, providing the chance for more farmers and land managers to get ready for the future and be paid for environmental work....
View news from United Kingdom Addressing the UK’s rumen and liver fluke challenge
Researchers at the University of Liverpool want to combat the growing prevalence of rumen fluke and liver fluke in the UK....
10 February 2020
View news from United Kingdom New figures reveal unprecedented link between poor mental health and farm safety
Farming continues to have the poorest safety record of any occupation in the UK, while 85 percent of young farmers believe there is a definite link between mental health and the overall safety of farms....
View news from United Kingdom Edinburgh University Students Vote to Reject Ban of Beef Products
SCOTLAND, UK - Nearly 6,000 students voted in a referendum on the issue last week....
07 February 2020
View news from United Kingdom Farmers, Crofters Need to be Given Tools to Succeed, Says NFUS President
SCOTLAND, UK - Speaking at NFU Scotland’s Conference, President Andrew McCornick has called on legislators and policy makers to deliver for Scottish agriculture as Brexit enters its final stage...
04 February 2020
View news from United Kingdom New Alltech IFM laboratory opens at Harper Adams University to evaluate digestibility of ruminant rations in Europe
Development of more rumen-friendly rations to mitigate both environmental and physical feed waste can be achieved with Alltech IFM, a unique tool to support diet formulation....
View news from United Kingdom UK Agriculture Bill Moves Closer to Implementation
After a second reading in the House of Commons, legislation that could transform British farming moves a step forward. ...
03 February 2020
View news from United Kingdom Brexit Day Signals Fresh Lobbying Impetus
SCOTLAND, UK - Following three and a half years of political stagnation, the UK finally left the European Union at 11pm on Friday, 31 January....
31 January 2020
View news from United Kingdom Agriculture has Taken a Financial Hit, Says UFU
NORTHERN IRELAND, UK - The Ulster Farmers’ Union (UFU) says the Northern Ireland agriculture industry has taken a significant financial hit in the past year with virtually all farm commodities seeing a decrease on average regarding farm income....
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