Ag Bill: Govt ‘unlikely’ to accept food standards amendment

Calls from the House of Lords to ensure food imports match domestic standards are unlikely to result in an amendment to the Agriculture Bill, Defra secretary George Eustice has said.

McDonald’s extends commitment to local farming with new partnerships

McDonald’s has announced two new partnerships with its long-standing potato supplier McCain and charity The Prince’s Countryside Fund. Both partnerships are part of McDonald’s ongoing commitment to support both the future of farming and work alongside its suppliers to introduce sustainable innovations.

Long-term pig B&B yields returns

White Rose Farms is looking for farmers in the Yorkshire and Lincolnshire regions to enter into long-term pig finishing contracts. In return, they offer attractive returns on investment and a guaranteed

UK Agricultural Tractor Registrations – Sept 2020

Registrations of agricultural tractors (over 50hp) returned to year-on-year growth in September, for the first time since February and only the second time in 12 months.

‘Solar is just the start of your energy saving journey’

With the cost of solar energy falling dramatically by 80% in recent years, as well as growing pressure to reduce our carbon footprint, there has never been a better time for you to install solar PV and kick start your farm to become carbon neutral.

‘Real fears’ about dairy worker shortage

The government has rejected last-ditch attempts to get dairy workers included on the Migration Advisory Committee’s (MAC) Shortage Occupation List (SOL), after a four-month consultation.

Inspirational Cheshire farmer wins Dairy Woman of the Year

Dairy farmer Karen Halton from Cheshire has scooped this year’s prestigious Dairy Industry Woman of the Year award at the virtual Women in Dairy (WID) conference held yesterday (30 September).

New project helps farmers plan ahead and stay resilient through change

A new project led by national rural support charity The Farming Community Network (FCN) will help farmers in England and Wales plan ahead for the future.

Weaving Machinery – A Best of British success

Why should anyone care that agricultural equipment is manufactured in Britain? Surely it’s just about whether the kit is reliable and does what it says on the tin? Weaving Machinery would beg to differ.

Award-winning innovations for the farming community

Radio Data Networks (RDN) has won multiple industry awards for the company’s innovation in remote measurement, radio telemetry, monitoring, security, water supply, wastewater management and pollution control. It helps businesses

Campaign to protect British food and farming

Chefs and celebrities are urging the public to write to their MP calling for a block on low-quality food imports, as politicians gear up to vote on the Agriculture Bill.

Pioneering farmer creates gin ‘inspired by the countryside’

Farmer Tom Warner and founder of Warner’s Gin, diversified his family’s livestock farm back in 2012, with no idea that he was about to trigger the trend for flavoured artisan gins. We spoke to Tom about his inspiration, and how the business has adapted during the Covid-19 pandemic.

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