England

English Total Farm Income up 41% in 2017

English Total Farm Income up 41% in 2017

Total Income from Farming (TIFF) in England increased by 41% last year compared to 2016. It brings the amount earned...

August 30, 2018

‘Quick thinking’ ploughing halts crop fires across England

‘Quick thinking’ ploughing halts crop fires across England

Fire crews and farmers worked together over the weekend to stop the spread of fires across fields of standing crops....

July 16, 2018

Producers band together to call for protection for Devon Cider name

Producers band together to call for protection for Devon Cider name

An application has been submitted for Devon Cider to become a protected brand, only able to be used by companies...

July 7, 2018

Oilseed rape area increases for the first time in 7 years

Oilseed rape area increases for the first time in 7 years

The area of oilseed rape planted in England and Scotland has increased for the first time in seven years – up...

July 6, 2018

Driver makes lucky escape after ‘frightening’ smash with cow in Durham

Driver makes lucky escape after ‘frightening’ smash with cow in Durham

A driver in Durham was lucky to escape uninjured after colliding with a cow late last night. Police in the...

July 6, 2018

Director banned after failing to pay minimum wage to farm labourers

Director banned after failing to pay minimum wage to farm labourers

A director of a company that supplied farm labourers has been banned for seven years after he repeatedly failed to...

July 4, 2018

‘Smart’ farms to transform how we produce food

‘Smart’ farms to transform how we produce food

The University of Leeds has launched a new ‘smart farming’ initiative aiming to give farms and business a competitive advantage...

June 28, 2018

Report: Lim summer sale up by more than £400 on 2017

Report: Lim summer sale up by more than £400 on 2017

Following on from a strong sale period in early May, all eyes descended on Carlisle on Friday, June 15, for...

June 18, 2018

Ukrainian officials take part in GB fact-finding visit

Ukrainian officials take part in GB fact-finding visit

Food safety specialists from Ukraine gained a valuable insight into the work of the Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board (AHDB)...

June 18, 2018

Sheep roadshow dates announced; here’s when you can catch it in your area

Sheep roadshow dates announced; here’s when you can catch it in your area

Farmers, vets and all others with an interest in sheep health, welfare and productivity have been invited to attend a...

June 17, 2018

Natural England chairman to stand down in 2019

Natural England chairman to stand down in 2019

Natural England’s chairman Andrew Sells has announced his intention to retire in January 2019 after five years in the role....

June 15, 2018

Rural homeless ‘sleeping in barns and outhouses’

Rural homeless ‘sleeping in barns and outhouses’

Rural homelessness in England rose by almost a third between 2010 and 2016, with those affected bedding down in barns...

July 12, 2017

British farms ‘critically short’ of seasonal fruit and veg labour supply

British farms ‘critically short’ of seasonal fruit and veg labour supply

England and Wales have suffered a 17% decline in the number of seasonal workers required for the harvesting of fruit...

June 23, 2017

‘Half of England on course to be TB-free by 2019’

‘Half of England on course to be TB-free by 2019’

The UK’s Department for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA) is on course to declare half of England TB-free by...

February 28, 2016