NFU20: Frustrations aired over three-crop rule

Severe flooding across the country in recent weeks formed a key part of discussions at the NFU Conference this week, with particular concerns raised about the three-crop rule.

“Morally bankrupt” to import sub-standard food

Signing a trade deal to allow the import of food that would be illegal to produce in the UK would be not only “morally bankrupt”, it would be “insane”, said Minette Batters at the NFU Conference this week.

Arla to increase milk price for March

Dairy giant Arla will increase its price for conventional milk by 0.90 pence per litre for March, bringing the price up to 30.94ppl.

Jeremy Clarkson’s farm shop ‘cheaper than Aldi’

Former Top Gear presenter Jeremy Clarkson invited fans to the opening of his farm shop on Saturday, where he sold produce grown on his 1000-acre farm, Diddly Squat, in Chipping Norton, Oxfordshire.

Farmers asked to share views on green farming scheme

Environment secretary George Eustice has today unveiled details of a green farming scheme that rewards farmers for work that enhances the environment.

Scotland’s arable farmers may have the winning hand

At a packed Scottish Agronomy technical conference, Scotland was hailed as a beacon of opportunity for arable farmers.

Flood risk to continue as further rain expected

The Royal Agricultural Benevolent Fund has released £50,000 from its crisis fund as the Environment Agency warns that significant risk of flooding will remain in England for the next few days.

Dairy farmers concerned over labour shortages

The government is being urged to rethink its decision not to include dairy workers on the MAC shortage occupation list, amid concerns that the new points-based immigration system, announced last week, could cause serious labour shortages.

Three crop rule derogation urgently needed to manage flood impacts

With thousands of farmers across the country battling floods after Storm Dennis and unable to get onto their land to plant crops, farming organisations from across the UK have asked for an urgent relaxation of the three crop rule.

Simple safety for ATV users

Here are some top tips when it comes to rider safety.

Bespoke cover crop solutions to improve soils

Hutchinsons has unveiled a new range of tailor-made cover crop mixes that includes options which could help improve the structure and health of land left fallow this spring.

Fogging Contractors confirm last date for CIPC application

At a recent meeting of the NAAC Post Harvest Treatment Group, contractors and self-applicators endorsed the AHDB/Industry position that the last date for application of CIPC will be 31st July 2020, meaning that NO applications will be made to the 2020 crop.

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