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Rural Focus

Down on the Farm with Jo Parsons

A farmer should know his grain’s quality

Commercial attitude to grain marketing required in difficult season

NFU Dairy Board chairman quits 'bleak industry'

The grocery code - training day for members

Farmers defending rape seed oil

Open Farm Sunday this weekend

Law to tackle illegal grazing brought in

Law to tackle illegal grazing brought in

Biologist to give talk on bees

Family farms face uncertain future

New legislation on fly grazing

New legislation on fly grazing

Catherine and Ben Mead from Lynher Dairies with their award-winning Cornish yarg cheese.

Landowners’ wish list plan

Cross compliance inspections start in May – be ready

Farmers invited to rural safety event

Student’s got something brewing for flower show

Student’s got something brewing for flower show

Warning over tax on solar farmland

Warning over tax on solar farmland

Fresh legislation for use of pesticides

Fresh legislation for use of pesticides

Vital importance of animal welfare

Vital importance of animal welfare

The ‘Green City’ pavement camp in Warsaw

Action call for Polish farmers

New rules for hedge-cutting

New rules for hedge-cutting

Call for end to non-stun slaughter

Call for end to non-stun slaughter

Polish farmers are protesting over government failure to address their demands.

Polish farmers’ strike action

NFU Deputy President Minette Batters

Beef sector plans could be shelved

NFU’s sky lanterns message

NFU’s sky lanterns message

The Wurzels play at River Bourne Community Farm

Wurzels promote health and safety

Christine Tacon

Store investigation warning

Livestock auctioneers ‘cautiously confident’

Livestock auctioneers ‘cautiously confident’

NFU deputy president Minette Batters

Labour pledges 15% to pillar 2

Fair trade needed for dairy farmers too

Fair trade needed for dairy farmers too

Bird flu confirmed in Hampshire

Bird flu confirmed in Hampshire

New pesticide regulations designed to stop the decline of bees could mean yield decreases of up to 50 per cent

Pesticide plan a threat to yields

NFU’s Meurig Raymond

Protester’s sentence welcomed by NFU

Scrapie linked to spread of BSE

Scrapie linked to spread of BSE

Developing skills is the aim of a new national challenge

Young stock workers’ event

First Milk have announed they will not be paying their farmers

Milk payment deferred due to cash flow issues

College event ready to mark lambing weekend

College event ready to mark lambing weekend

Pig farms on alert over PEDv

Pig farms on alert over PEDv

Ousted Defra secretary’s £38k

Ousted Defra secretary’s £38k

Commission unveils work plan

Commission unveils work plan

Positive news for farming sector

CLA calls for urgent changes to listed building content system

Breeds to appear at show

Breeds to appear at show

The revered lapwing

Funds in place to preserve lapwing

Spray certificate date for farmers

Spray certificate date for farmers

Loaning aid for landed estates

NFU vice-president Guy Smith

Unanswered questions on scheme designed to boost the countryside

NFU dairy board chairman Rob Harrison

‘Ruthless milk discounting is not sustainable’ – NFU chair

Pesticide ban has knock-on effect in the straw market

Pesticide ban has knock-on effect in the straw market

Grading goes high-tech

Grading goes high-tech

Controversy around FFA blockades

Controversy around FFA blockades

SPS payments begin amid fraud concerns

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