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Farmers warned to remain vigilant to fraud threat

Farmers warned to remain vigilant to fraud threat

Farm organisations are warning members to “err on the side of caution” amid concerns of a heightened threat of scams...

Young shepherd scoops first NSA giveaway of 2020

Young shepherd scoops first NSA giveaway of 2020

With plans to start his own sheep enterprise in the near future, news that he was the first winner of...

Dry weather hindering grass growth on livestock farms across the UK

Dry weather hindering grass growth on livestock farms across the UK

With parched fields now a common sight across the countryside, extremely dry weather over the past two months is starting...

2020 EU PiG Innovation Group Grand Prix winners announced

2020 EU PiG Innovation Group Grand Prix winners announced

Eight pig producers from across Europe have been awarded the title of EU PiG Ambassador, to recognise their innovation in...

New brands development manager joins QMS

New brands development manager joins QMS

Quality Meat Scotland (QMS), the public body which works to help the Scottish red meat industry thrive, has appointed Gordon...

‘Farming Fortnight’ to take place next week – here’s how to be part of it

‘Farming Fortnight’ to take place next week – here’s how to be part of it

An initiative, aimed at shining a light on farming and food production is set to return next month. Created by LEAF...

‘Immigation Bill must recognise the importance of non-UK workers’

‘Immigation Bill must recognise the importance of non-UK workers’

Farm organisations have called for the UK Government’s immigration legislation to recognise the important role non-UK workers play in food...

Calving interval data for beef dams in Wales for 2019 released

Calving interval data for beef dams in Wales for 2019 released

Reducing cows’ intervals between calving is one of the key improvements that beef farmers should aim for in order to...

Agriculture Bill amendments set to go before the House of Lords in June

Agriculture Bill amendments set to go before the House of Lords in June

Those in favour of the proposed amendments to the Agriculture Bill, put forward by MPs Simon Hoare and Neil Parish, must...

NFU Scotland’s political engagement goes online

NFU Scotland’s political engagement goes online

With NFU Scotland’s programme of regular regional meetings with local politicians brought to a halt during Covid-19, the union has...

Average shelf-life of Welsh Lamb improved by up to 16%

Average shelf-life of Welsh Lamb improved by up to 16%

A significant boost to the average shelf-life of PGI Welsh Lamb could improve the long-term competitiveness of the industry according to...

Financial support vital for non-bovine milk sector survival

Financial support vital for non-bovine milk sector survival

The Royal Association of British Dairy Farmers (RABDF) has requested immediate financial support from the Government for non-bovine milk producers...

Fruit farm’s new drive-thru proves instant hit

Fruit farm’s new drive-thru proves instant hit

New social distancing measures, brought about by the current Covid-19 pandemic, have led one soft fruit farm in Staffordshire to...

Farming Health Hub issues new leaflet to help struggling farmers cope

Farming Health Hub issues new leaflet to help struggling farmers cope

As farmers and those living and working in rural areas struggle with the impact of the Covid-19, Cornwall’s Farming Health...

Farmers and suppliers join forces to thank NHS

Farmers and suppliers join forces to thank NHS

A group of farmers and equipment manufacturers have joined forces to thank the NHS and farming industry in the largest...

Seasonal worker shortage sees eastern Europeans flown into UK

Seasonal worker shortage sees eastern Europeans flown into UK

Several large UK farms are taking drastic steps to cope with the seasonal labour shortage chartering flights for eastern European...

Can drones now be used to spot disease earlier in crops?

Can drones now be used to spot disease earlier in crops?

Developers have launched a new mobile phone app designed to use drone imagery to pinpoint diseases such as yellow rust...

Consumers encouraged to learn with leading chefs during lockdown

Consumers encouraged to learn with leading chefs during lockdown

As people are spending more time at home than ever before, Quality Meat Scotland (QMS) is encouraging consumers to use...