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Online agricultural show returns with harvest celebration

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Organisers of the Greatest Online Agricultural Show have announced they will be back with a second offering this autumn.

More than 5,000 people visited the inaugural show, which was held in May after coronavirus forced the cancellation of almost all agricultural and county shows across the UK.

See also: Online agricultural show raises thousands for charity

The event raised more than £16,000 for farming charities, including the Royal Agricultural Benevolent

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Strong lamb trade brings heady prices

 

Tight lamb supply has brought higher prices, but will prices sink with a no-deal Brexit? Hannah Binns and Ewan Pate report. 

Strong lamb trade brings heady prices

Strong trade has continued as prices for new season lambs rose up to 25 per cent higher than the five-year average, at 215-225p/kg, despite auction volumes building quickly.

The strong lamb market is thought to be driven by a shortage of

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THE WORLD NEEDS MORE FOOD BUT THE "MONEY" THINK WE NEED LESS OXYGEN

Banks and pension funds among investors bankrolling meat and dairy

£380bn in backing comes despite calls by scientists for large reductions in meat consumption to help avoid climate crisis

Cattle raised in an area of deforested Amazon rainforest
Cattle raised in an area of deforested Amazon rainforest in the Brazilian state of Para. Photograph: Nacho Doce/Reuters
 
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A RETURN TO PRIMITIVE AGRICULTURE -WILL COOPERATION LEAD TO MOOR COOPERATIVES OR WILL FARMERS RETURN TO ISOLATED INDEPENDENTS EXPLOITERS ?

British farmers turn to homegrown force to bring in the harvest

With Covid-19 keeping eastern Europeans away, furloughed British workers are signing up to fill seasonal vacancies – but will there be enough of them?

Twin brothers Jack Darke and Tom Darke cutting asparagus at Sand Hutton farm in Yorkshire.

Twin brothers Jack Darke and Tom Darke cutting asparagus at Sand Hutton farm in Yorkshire. Photograph: Gary Calton/The

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DRINK A PINTA MILK A DAY - SUPPORT THE DAIRY FARMERS ( AND COWS )

Crisis planning is key to dairy survival

With the dairy sector facing significant challenges, Cedric Porter asks Tony Evans, senior business consultant at Andersons, for his advice on changes which farmers can make now.

 
Tony Evans believes now might be the time for some calculated innovation on dairy units.
Tony Evans believes now might be the time for some calculated innovation on dairy units.
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Crisis planning is key to dairy survival

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£1m worth of daffodils will rot in fields as pickers sent home amid Covid-19 crisis

 
 

The directors of Grampian Growers, Scotland’s leading producer of daffodil blooms have made the unilateral decision to stop picking even though it means around £1 million worth 

 
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The decision was made on ‘moral and ethical’ grounds despite no clear guidance coming from Scottish Government or Police Scotland.

Other flower businesses are however continuing to meet pre-Easter demand from

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Opinion: Time to challenge the myths about livestock farming

 

 

 

Are we losing the fight? You’d be forgiven for thinking so.

As a dairy farmer, I’m well versed with the recent media trolling and fake news surrounding my profession. But it’s starting to wear thin and, quite frankly, emotive arguments are difficult to counter.

See also: Myth buster – the BBC’s anti-meat programme examined

The question I recently found myself asking is “does

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NEW ENTRANT TO FARMING IN EXCHANGE FOR RETIREMENT LUMP SUM ONLY FOR PUBLIC MONEY

Labour Party warns lump sum payments will drive consolidation in farming sector

The Labour Party has warned offering lump sum payments to help older farmers retire will not necessarily give new entrants access to land, and may drive consolidation in the sector.

 
 
Shadow Farming Minister Daniel Zeichner
Shadow Farming Minister Daniel Zeichner
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Labour Party warns lump sum payments will drive consolidation in farming sector

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SCOTLAND NEEDS A MINISTER FOR FOOD BUT THE POLITICIANS ARE SO INCOMPETENT THEY COULD NOT EVEN ACCEPT A FARMERS PETITION

 

'We need vision' - frustration over delays to Scottish Ag Bill

While the debate over a second independence referendum for Scotland fills the news, the business of devolved government goes on with the new UK Agriculture Bill proving contentious.

 
'We need vision' - frustration over delays to Scottish Ag Bill

Agriculture and food are devolved matters and Rural Economy Secretary Fergus

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YOUR MILK IS TB FREE AND SAFE TO DRINK

Genetic clues of tuberculosis spread

between cows and badgers revealed

Tuberculosis in cattle and badgers passes between members of the same species at least twice as often than between cow and badger, a study has found.

 
 
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Genetic clues of tuberculosis spread between cows and badgers revealed

Researchers analysing genetic data from the bacteria that causes the disease also

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COUNTRY FARCE - HENSON WAS JUST TOO GOOD FOR THEM - AND SHOULD PRESENT HIS OWN SHOW

 
 

Countryfile: ‘Time to say goodbye’ Adam Henson emotional over heartbreaking loss

COUNTRYFILE presenter Adam Henson revealed to viewers yesterday evening it was time to say goodbye to someone close to him on his farm. Ahead of the segment, Helen Skelton warned viewers to have their tissues at the ready.

PUBLISHED: 08:33, Mon, Dec 2, 2019 | UPDATED: 13:10, Mon, Dec 2, 2019
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EVICTED BY SCOTTISH GOVERNMENT AGENCY DESPITE HOLDING CONTRACT

Scottish tenant farmers tell of upheaval at being forced out

 
Zander Hughes

Tenant farmer Zander Hughes

Scottish tenant farmers are being forced out of the industry due to limited opportunities and the government’s emphasis on supporting new entrants rather than established businesses.

Government agency Forestry and Land Scotland (formerly Forestry Commission Scotland) provided 10 starter holdings from Inverness to the Scottish Borders for new entrants to farm on 10-year farm business

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