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DAIRY farmer Paul Gould, who farms near Gillingham in Dorset, is facing the prospect of losing nearly a quarter of his closed dairy herd after the animals reacted positively at his latest routine bovine TB test.
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INTEREST from farmers, processors and retailers in the newly-published Protected Geographical Indications (PGIs) for West Country beef and lamb has been incredibly positive, with many seeing it as a huge boost for the region.
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THE concerns of thousands of farmers in England over the three crop rule, which will be a requirement of the next CAP, have again been raised with the European Commission by NFU president Peter Kendall.
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SCIENTISTS at Rothamsted Research North Wyke in Devon are working in partnership with Aberystwyth University’s Institute of Biological, Environmental and Rural Sciences to develop new grasses that enable grassland soils to capture increased volumes of rainfall, thereby reducing the risk of flooding downstream.
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GROWERS who ignore the potash status of their soils could be placing greater pressure on the nitrogen they are about to apply, according to Frontier fertiliser manager Chris Tye, who suggests that, while there’s been great effort taken to get a soil’s physical structure right, fertility is perhaps being compromised.
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3:31pm Friday 17th January 2014
THE news that the RSPCA has finally agreed to carry out a review of its controversial prosecutions policy could prevent hundreds of innocent livestock farmers suffering the trauma of prosecution, according to a leading agricultural lawyer, David Kirwan.
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10:31am Friday 27th December 2013
LAST Wednesday, Endell Veterinary Group hosted a Farmers’ Question Time at Salisbury Livestock Market, when a panel of six agricultural experts answered questions from the veterinary group’s farming clients.
10:30am Friday 27th December 2013
HAMPSHIRE farmers are being encouraged to save on bills by producing their own renewable energy. A £3m DEFRA scheme is making grants of up to £10,000 and loans of up to £400,000 available to farmers who want to run anaerobic digesters.
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NATIONAL Trust tenant farmers have accused the organisation of profiteering by pushing up rents to “untenable levels” in some cases. But the charity has reacted angrily and said it wants to work with farmers to preserve the countryside for future generations.
2:09pm Wednesday 20th November 2013
2:08pm Wednesday 20th November 2013
THE number of farmland birds is continuing to fall in the UK despite efforts to increase wildlife-friendly farming practices, official figures show. Over the past five years, the farmland bird population has fallen by eight per cent, which represents a slowing down of the decline over the previous five years.