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3:00pm Friday 25th July 2014
A framework for replacement, reduction and refinement needs to be established for the responsible use of antimicrobials along the food supply chain. This is one of the main findings put forward by a top-level roundtable, 'Antimicrobials – Who Needs Them', chaired by the sustainable farming research and development business, the Food Animal Initiative, and pharmaceutical company, Ceva.
6:00pm Thursday 24th July 2014
10:00am Wednesday 23rd July 2014
9:00am Tuesday 22nd July 2014
The NFU is delighted to play its part in ensuring the public sector sources more British food, as the Government launched a new plan for driving more locally sourced food and drink into public procurement.
12:00pm Monday 21st July 2014
The CLA has said Government allocations from the national growth pot must benefit all sections of the economy. The organisation said it welcomed the news that Local Enterprise Partnerships (LEPs) will now have more money to benefit and grow the economy.
9:10am Monday 21st July 2014
Taunton Beekeepers’ new centre of excellence at Bradford-on-Tone was officially opened by Taunton MP Jeremy Browne on Saturday July 19. Mr Browne, who champions the work of Taunton beekeepers, joined the President of the British Beekeepers’ Association, Dr David Aston, Somerset Beekeepers’ Chairman Jonathan Friend and local members at the new £83,000 building.
1:00pm Saturday 19th July 2014
8:00am Saturday 19th July 2014
Cornwall Farmers’ new Patch & Acre store in Helston will be unveiled on Saturday July 26 2014 with a family fun day. Store manager, Mark Cole, will be joined by pupils from nearby St Michael’s Primary School in a ribbon cutting ceremony at 10.30am, declaring the revamped branch officially open.
9:30am Thursday 17th July 2014
The NFU’s approach to tackling the crisis in the beef sector has been condemned as a ‘fiasco’ by its former national livestock chairman. Devon farmer Richard Haddock says the union has adopted a pitifully weak stance in dealing with the issue - and he has now resigned from it as a result.
7:00am Thursday 17th July 2014
5:40pm Wednesday 16th July 2014
The Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH) is urging farmers and their families to be more aware of the dangers for children at this time of year. According to the world’s largest professional health and safety organisation, the school summer holidays bring with them even greater opportunities for youngsters to come into danger on farms.
9:00am Wednesday 16th July 2014
The Pasture-Fed Livestock Association, which certifies farmers producing beef and lamb solely on pasture and conserved forage, is looking for more suppliers to fulfill increasing demand from retailers.
6:00pm Tuesday 15th July 2014
The important role of the industry in inspiring young people to enter the sheep sector will be a key focus of the NSA Sheep 2014 event on Wednesday July 30 at the Three Counties Showground, Malvern, Worcestershire.
5:00pm Tuesday 15th July 2014
NFU President, Meurig Raymond, has strongly criticised Tesco’s decision to heavily promote New Zealand lamb in the middle of the prime season for British lamb, given previous commitments that they have made.
11:00am Tuesday 15th July 2014
OWEN Paterson has been sacked in the latest Cabinet reshuffle by David Cameron. His role as Environment Secretary has been taken by Liz Truss, (MP for south west Norfolk), after he had been in the post for less than two years.
2:10pm Monday 14th July 2014
The controversial subject of badger culling has been a hot topic in the West Country for a number of years. To cull or to vaccinate has split farmers and land owners across the country, leaving those with smallholdings confused by what options are available to them.
2:00pm Monday 14th July 2014
A free dedicated online and social media tool for monitoring real-time English and Welsh waterways information has been launched to help river users easily access the data they need for their hobby or work.
7:00am Monday 14th July 2014
The Crop Protection Association (CPA) has called on the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) to publish the findings of the Task Force on Systemic Pesticides (TFSP) so that their work can be subjected to appropriate levels of independent and objective scrutiny.
6:00pm Sunday 13th July 2014
12:00pm Sunday 13th July 2014
Amyas Morse, the Comptroller and Auditor General, has for the first time since 2007-08 provided a clear audit opinion on the accounts of the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs and the Rural Payments Agency (RPA).
4:00pm Saturday 12th July 2014
The ability to easily check a calf’s BVD status online has gained momentum with the announcement by XLVets of the launch of a central, fully accessible web-based database that provides verification of a negative test result for the disease.
2:20pm Saturday 12th July 2014
Two farming brothers from Gweek have been fined £6,000 and ordered to pay costs of £7,000 for offences relating to TB fraud and breaching cattle identification regulations designed to prevent the spread of disease.
6:00pm Friday 11th July 2014
With sheep farmers seeing a sudden drop in the price received for their prime lambs this week, the National Sheep Association (NSA) is reminding retailers and consumers that this is the best time of year to support and enjoy British lamb.
1:00pm Friday 11th July 2014
7:00am Friday 11th July 2014
5:00pm Thursday 10th July 2014
1:00pm Thursday 10th July 2014
The National Beef Association (NBA) has welcomed the industry coming together to tackle falling prices in the Beef Summit in London, but says tougher tools than a voluntary code of practice are needed.
10:50am Thursday 10th July 2014
CLA President Henry Robinson has welcomed the Winter Floods report by the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee, while urging the Government to take the action recommended to protect agricultural land from flooding.
7:00am Thursday 10th July 2014
6:00pm Wednesday 9th July 2014
12:10pm Wednesday 9th July 2014
10:00am Wednesday 9th July 2014
The Soil Association is delighted to announce that their Innovation Awards are open for nominations. Now in their second year, the awards showcase the most innovative approaches to sustainable, low-impact farming and growing.
11:00am Tuesday 8th July 2014
8:00am Tuesday 8th July 2014
Syngenta has withdrawn its controversial application to use a banned pesticide in the UK. The decision by global agribusiness follows campaigners warning that the chemical could have a devastating impact on threatened bee populations.
8:00pm Monday 7th July 2014
3:00pm Monday 7th July 2014
11:40am Monday 7th July 2014
Wyke Farms, the UK’s largest independent cheese producer and milk processor welcomed Baroness Verma, (Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change), to officially open its £1million water recovery plant.
1:00pm Sunday 6th July 2014
NFU vice-president Guy Smith has publicly claimed that farmers in Sweden have reported a 70 per cent loss in spring oil seed rape yields. Similar claims appear on the NFU website and twitter and are central to the NFU's position that the ban on Cruiser (clothianidin) treated seeds must be lifted to prevent crop loss from flea beetles.
8:00am Saturday 5th July 2014
5:00pm Friday 4th July 2014
Organisers of the 29th Frampton Country Fair are promising another bumper show which takes place on Sunday September 14. The normally quiet village of Frampton on Severn is expected to play host to over 12,000 visitors.
9:00am Friday 4th July 2014
7:00pm Thursday 3rd July 2014
Young Farmers from across England and Wales will test their road safety knowledge in the National Federation of Young Farmers’ Clubs (NFYFC) competition finals on Saturday July 5. Ten counties have made it through to the final of the competition that will be hosted at the Staffordshire County Showground from 10am as part of NFYFC’s Competitions Day.
12:00pm Thursday 3rd July 2014
As the British raspberry season launches, industry experts reveal that it is set to become one of the UK’s fastest-growing soft fruit, with commercial production up by 275 per cent from 3,706 to 13,880 tonnes in the last decade.
7:00am Thursday 3rd July 2014
Duchy College Rosewarne celebrated the achievements and success of all completing students in the 21st annual Prize Day Ceremony which was held at Wesley Chapel recently. Certificates were given to all students completing their courses this summer with special awards going to those who have shown an outstanding dedication to their studies and the College.
5:00pm Wednesday 2nd July 2014
An exciting future for the UK dairy industry was unveiled in Westminster on Monday June 30. Dairy industry leaders and politicians gathered to launch ‘Leading the Way’, the UK dairy industry’s sustainable growth plan, at an event hosted by Devon MP and farming champion Neil Parish.
3:30pm Wednesday 2nd July 2014
NFU President Meurig Raymond has given his support to the Yellow Wellies Farm Safety campaign – by signing a giant pair of wellington boots. Pledging to "support farming safely and encourage others to do the same", he was joined at Livestock Event 2014 on stand BM170 by campaign ambassador Jim Chapman, who lost his arm in a PTO shaft accident aged just 23.
9:00am Wednesday 2nd July 2014
The summer sun is a welcome visitor for most of the family but dogs can struggle as the temperature rises, vets have warned. Taking extra care on warmer days can help keep furry friends happy and healthy in the sunshine.
8:00pm Tuesday 1st July 2014
Staff and well-wishers gathered at the NFU’s HQ, Agriculture House in Warwickshire to welcome home cycling superheroes, former NFU President Peter Kendall and Oxford Farming Conference Chairman Richard Whitlock.
6:00pm Tuesday 1st July 2014
The Crop Protection Association has welcomed the recommendations of a Parliamentary report into UK food security, which has called for more leadership from Government in responding to the food security challenge of the coming years.
11:00am Tuesday 1st July 2014