Charles O'Donnell

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Food trapped in Ukraine ‘a major worry for developing world’

Food trapped in Ukraine ‘a major worry for developing world’

The developing world could soon be faced with significant food shortages if Ukraine is unable to export crop products, according...

2022 World Ploughing Contest in Russia cancelled

2022 World Ploughing Contest in Russia cancelled

The World Ploughing Contest 2022, which was set to be held in Russia in August, has been cancelled after that...

Biodiversity actions could lead to ‘malnutrition’ in developing world – study

Biodiversity actions could lead to ‘malnutrition’ in developing world – study

Actions to promote conservation and biodiversity by closing off areas of land to farming could have a negative impact on...

EU Commission publishes review of CAP 2014-2020

EU Commission publishes review of CAP 2014-2020

The European Commission has published a review of the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) 2014-2020, highlighting the main changes the EU...

‘Highly pathogenic’ bird flu case confirmed in England

‘Highly pathogenic’ bird flu case confirmed in England

Northern Ireland's Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs (DAERA) has issued a warning to poultry farmers after confirmation of...

Pottinger hits record turnover in its 150th year

Pottinger hits record turnover in its 150th year

Austrian agricultural machinery company Pottinger has hit a new record turnover in the 2020/2021 financial year – to coincide with...

UK to ban live exports for slaughter in new law

UK to ban live exports for slaughter in new law

The UK will ban live exports of animals for fattening and slaughter as part of a new law on animal...

Commission sends letter of formal notice to UK over NI Protocol

Commission sends letter of formal notice to UK over NI Protocol

The European Commission has sent a letter of formal notice to the UK government over its decision to unilaterally delay...

Scottish heifer identified among world’s highest-ranking Holstein females

Scottish heifer identified among world’s highest-ranking Holstein females

A heifer on a Scottish farm has been identified as one of the highest-ranking genomic Holstein females in the world,...

NFU Cymru voices ‘strong opposition’ to ammonia proposals

NFU Cymru voices ‘strong opposition’ to ammonia proposals

The National Farmers’ Union Cymru (NFU Cymru) has come out to “strongly oppose” changes to the Natural Resources Wales’ (NRW) Ammonia...

Dawn Meats to take full control of Dunbia

Dawn Meats to take full control of Dunbia

Dawn Meats will take full control of the Dunbia business that was jointly established in 2017 after a merger of...

European Parliament inquiry on animal welfare during transport imminent

European Parliament inquiry on animal welfare during transport imminent

The European Parliament is set to establish a committee of inquiry on animal welfare standards during transport, and possible breaches...

UFU members ‘outraged’ over vegan ads on bus

UFU members ‘outraged’ over vegan ads on bus

The Ulster Farmers’ Union (UFU) says that some of its members are “outraged” over vegan ads appearing on Translink buses...

McDonald’s partners Prince’s Countryside Fund for ‘Beef it Up’

McDonald’s partners Prince’s Countryside Fund for ‘Beef it Up’

McDonald’s UK has entered into a three-year partnership with the Prince’s Countryside Fund to support family farm economic resilience. The...

NFUS presses politicians for solutions to biofuel suitability

NFUS presses politicians for solutions to biofuel suitability

The National Farmers’ Union of Scotland (NFUS) is calling for politicians to provide solutions to issues related to the reliability...

National Trust to plant 20 million trees over 10 years

National Trust to plant 20 million trees over 10 years

The National Trust has announced one of the UK’s biggest woodland expansion and tree planting projects as part of its...

NI man arrested in ATM theft investigation

NI man arrested in ATM theft investigation

A man with an address in Northern Ireland has been arrested south of the border in Co. Monaghan as part...

Brexit back in focus in House of Commons

Brexit back in focus in House of Commons

It is now less than four weeks to the Brexit deadline date of January 31, when the UK is set...