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8:19am Wednesday 4th December 2013
8:15am Wednesday 4th December 2013
An NFU delegation will call for the UK government to back the biofuels industry, worth an estimated £700 million at the farm gate, when it meets with Baroness Kramer, Minister of State for Transport for the first time this week.
11:00am Tuesday 3rd December 2013
11:00am Tuesday 3rd December 2013
In what may be a significant development in the long-running planning battle between Midland Pig Producers (MPP) and campaigners objecting to a proposed 25,000 unit intensive pig facility in Foston, Derbyshire, the Ministry of Justice last week stated its opposition to the plans.
10:00am Tuesday 3rd December 2013
8:21am Tuesday 3rd December 2013
The failure of the controversial badger cull in Gloucestershire to come close to its target means it is "very likely" that the risk of tuberculosis in cattle has gone up, not down, according to a leading scientist.
8:00am Tuesday 3rd December 2013
7:00am Tuesday 3rd December 2013
6:00am Tuesday 3rd December 2013
11:01am Monday 2nd December 2013
9:03am Monday 2nd December 2013
The results of the British Beekeepers Association’s (BBKA) annual honey survey show a big improvement in the amount of honey produced this year, with each hive yielding an average of 24.7 lbs, compared to just 8.1 lbs last year.
8:53am Monday 2nd December 2013
8:23am Monday 2nd December 2013
6:00am Saturday 30th November 2013
Forestry Commission figures released today reveal that more than half (64 per cent) of the 100,000-plus woodlands across southern England were likely to have been affected by the St Jude storm in some way but very few woodlands should suffer long term damage.
3:02pm Friday 29th November 2013
8:56am Friday 29th November 2013
8:37am Friday 29th November 2013
Oxford University scientists have provided insights into the Schmallenberg virus that causes birth defects in sheep and cattle, and confirmed that it was carried to the UK by midges blown over from French and Belgian farms.
8:27am Friday 29th November 2013
News that the Government will launch a review of Feed-in Tariffs (FIT) for small scale anaerobic digestion (AD) in January has been described as a possible ‘lifeline’ by the NFU and comes after a sustained period of united industry lobbying.
4:47pm Thursday 28th November 2013
A petition to protect badgers from culling which was launched on the Cornwall Council website earlier this year is now being used as part of a national petitioning campaign called ‘Operation Badger’ which extends from Cumbria to Kent and from Northumberland to Cornwall.
1:30pm Thursday 28th November 2013
10:33am Thursday 28th November 2013
10:15am Thursday 28th November 2013
8:09am Thursday 28th November 2013
8:54am Wednesday 27th November 2013
8:06am Wednesday 27th November 2013
7:49am Wednesday 27th November 2013
7:41am Wednesday 27th November 2013
5:00am Wednesday 27th November 2013
With only days to go before restrictions on crop protection products begin, the NFU has described the lack of an EU impact assessment to determine the effect on pollinators and crop production as ‘alarming’.
11:33am Tuesday 26th November 2013
9:42am Tuesday 26th November 2013
8:17am Tuesday 26th November 2013
‘Reform of compulsory purchase system needed now more than ever’, says the Country Landowners Association.
12:54pm Monday 25th November 2013
8:47am Monday 25th November 2013
The average value of farmland in England rose by 4% in the third quarter of 2013 to £6,678/acre, according to the results of the Knight Frank Farmland Index. This was the strongest performance in a three-month period since Q2 2010 and takes growth over the past 12 months to 7%.
2:04pm Sunday 24th November 2013
12:00am Saturday 23rd November 2013
Celebrity campaigners championing the use of swill as an environmentally-friendly food source for pigs are underestimating the disease risks which saw the practice banned, say vets at the British Veterinary Association (BVA).
6:50am Friday 22nd November 2013
12:00am Friday 22nd November 2013
8:45am Thursday 21st November 2013
8:35am Thursday 21st November 2013
8:30am Thursday 21st November 2013
8:18am Tuesday 19th November 2013
8:23am Monday 18th November 2013
12:00am Sunday 17th November 2013
6:00am Saturday 16th November 2013
12:00am Saturday 16th November 2013
The London Borough of Barking and Dagenham has given planning consent to ReFood UK for its next major anaerobic digestion plant for food waste. The £30m plant will be the company’s third site in the UK and is part of a major programme of investment in ReFood’s food waste recycling facilities, which also includes a new site in Widnes, Cheshire, due to open in 2014. The new facility on the London Sustainable Industries Park (LSIP) will take 160,000 tonnes of food waste which would otherwise go to landfill and create low carbon biogas (enough to supply around 10,000 homes), as well as liquid fertiliser. The facility will also create up to 60 new jobs in addition to some relocated jobs.
1:22pm Friday 15th November 2013
8:52am Friday 15th November 2013
Henry Robinson, who farms 1,000 acres in Gloucestershire and previously served as the Association’s Deputy President and Vice-President, was elected as the new President at the CLA's Annual General Meeting, held at Kensington Town Hall, London.
8:40am Friday 15th November 2013
One of the most prestigious prizes in Welsh agriculture, the John Gittins Memorial Award for outstanding contributions to the Welsh sheep industry, has been won by Monmouthshire farmer Maurice Trumper of Llanfair Kilgeddin, Abergavenny.
5:50pm Thursday 14th November 2013
4:26pm Wednesday 13th November 2013
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