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18 January 2016
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom Farmers Need to Exchange Knowledge to Deal with Volatility
ANALYSIS - Benchmarking and knowledge transfer will be two essential tools to help farmers manage their businesses in volatile markets....
14 January 2016
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom Exports Vital for Sheep Meat Sector
UK - A two-pronged approach to developing global market opportunities will remain crucial for the sheep meat sector in 2016 and beyond, according to AHDB Beef & Lamb....
13 January 2016
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom OFC - What Strategies are Needed to Feed a Growing Population?
UK - Sustainable intensification strategies to give greater production but with a lower environmental impact will be necessary to meet the rising demand for food, as the world population grows...
12 January 2016
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom OFC - Can UK Farming Afford to Leave the EU?
UK - The UK could grow the rural economy, improve the environment and protect the country from plant and animal diseases if it was outside the European Union, according to the former environment...
11 January 2016
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom OFC - Call for Economic Viability for Sustainable Farming
UK - Economic viability and environmental sustainability are the major issues facing British farming....
08 January 2016
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom Reducing Competition Between Livestock and Humans for Food
ANALYSIS - Reducing the amount of animal feed grown on crop land could have a positive effect on the availability of food and have a positive environmental impact by cutting greenhouse gas emissions....
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom New Educational Programme to Improve Skills in Beef, Lamb Sectors
UK - AHDB Beef & Lamb has unveiled the hugely anticipated Meat Education Programme, an accessible and free-to-use educational resource for the whole of the meat industry....
07 January 2016
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom OFC: Call for More Entrepreneurship on Farms
UK - UK farmers are less entrepreneurial than many other industries, but more entrepreneurial farms are more profitable....
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom OFC: Research Investment to Make British Agriculture More Competitive
UK - The British government is to focus more investment on research into animal and plant health research in a bid to make British agriculture more competitive....
06 January 2016
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom Research Finds Improved Land Use Efficiency Helps Climate
UK - New research from the University of Cambridge into the potential for sparing land from food production to balance greenhouse gas emissions has shown that emissions from the UK farming industry...
05 January 2016
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom London Buses Get Greener by Running on Meat Waste
UK - Almost a third of London's bus fleet will soon be running on a greener blend of diesel, made from blending diesel with renewable biodiesel from waste products, including cooking oil and...
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom Vets Urge Disease Data Innovation After Lab Closures
UK - Nine out of ten production animal vets now conduct their own post-mortems (PMs) following the closure of some laboratories in the APHA surveillance network, reveal figures from the British...
04 January 2016
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom Help Extended for Flood-Hit UK Farmers
UK - Farmers hit by Storm Eva flooding in Lancashire and Yorkshire will receive emergency funding of up to £20,000 each, Environment Secretary Elizabeth Truss has announced....
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom UK Lamb Sales Up in Autumn
UK - Sales of lamb in October and November were up eight per cent by volume, according to the latest 12-week figures, AHDB Beef and Lamb has reported....
24 December 2015
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom Northern Ireland to Host Europe’s Largest Animal Science Event
NORTHERN IRELAND, UK - Developments in Northern Ireland’s livestock sector will come under the spotlight next year as world leaders in animal science and livestock production come to Belfast...
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom How Can Farmers Live With Volatility?
ANALYSIS - Price volatility is something that farmers are going to have to live with as it is going to be a feature of farming given the impacts of climate change and swings in production across...
23 December 2015
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom Morrisons Lamb Policy Questioned in Christmas Run-Up
UK - The NFU says it’s extremely disappointed that Morrisons high profile commitment to consumers to source 100 per cent British lamb has slipped just before Christmas....
22 December 2015
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom Poster Campaign Halves Dog Fouling on Farmland
SCOTLAND, UK - A dramatic pilot poster campaign urging dog walkers to clean up after their pets has more than halved the incidence of dog fouling on agricultural land....
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom Payments to Begin in Irish Sheep Technology Programme
IRELAND - Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Simon Coveney, has announced that payments under the Sheep Technology Adoption Programme will begin issuing to successful participants...
21 December 2015
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom FAI Farms: Practicing Sustainable Farming for 10+ Years
ANALYSIS - One commercial farming operation in the UK that doesn't think sustainability is a hot topic that will come and go - it's been working to develop sustainable farming practices for more...
18 December 2015
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom Union Calls for Better Retailer Support for Scottish Farming
SCOTLAND, UK - NFU Scotland is calling on all UK retailers to commit to getting behind Scottish farmers, address supply chain issues and ensure food producers share in the rewards as well as...
17 December 2015
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom Livestock Rustling a Serious Problem in Northern Ireland
NORTHERN IRELAND, UK - Livestock theft in Northern Ireland has become increasingly problematic in recent years, however tackling it remains a difficult issue. Melanie Jenkins reports....
14 December 2015
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom UK Red Meat Levy Boards Plan New Way to Spread Money
UK - The red meat levy boards in England, Scotland and Wales have submitted a briefing document to Ministers outlining an alternative option for the distribution of red meat levy income....
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom Police Officers Put Sheep Theft Training into Practice
UK - Sixteen police officers have received expert advice from farmers to help clamp down on livestock theft, as part of a pioneering new specialist training scheme....
11 December 2015
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom Report Urges Antibiotic Target-Setting for Farming
UK - The UK's independent Review on Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR), chaired by Jim O’Neill, has released a report on the global use of antibiotics in agriculture....
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom Government Issues Support to Flood Affected Farmers
UK - The UK's Farming Minister, George Eustice, has confirmed that support payments worth up to £20,000 will be available to farmers across Cumbria and North Lancashire who have been affected...
08 December 2015
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom UK Sheep Farmer Honoured for Industry Contribution
UK - Sheep farmer and former Chairman of AHDB Beef & Lamb, John Cross, has been honoured by the Royal Smithfield Club for his services to the livestock industry over the last 25 years....
04 December 2015
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom West Country Lamb Hits Italian Supermarkets
UK - West Country Lamb bearing the Protected Geographical Indication (PGI) banner has made a breakthrough in the Italian market....
03 December 2015
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom Minister to Look Into Sheep Dip Related Illnesses
UK - Agriculture minister, George Eustice has promised the Sheep Dip Sufferers Support Group that he will look into government archives relating to illnesses that are believed to be related to...
02 December 2015
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom How Can Food Be Produced in the Face of Climate Change?
ANALYSIS - More information needs to be made available on the impact of climate change on food production in order to mitigate its effects in future, writes Chris Harris....
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