Be vigilant with seed in over-yeared bags, growers warned

Growers are being urged to take care when handling over-yeared seed bags, following some reports of bags ripping during movement.

All good things come in threes: Triple-Shoot with the Cirrus-CC

Professional crop production is faced with ever greater challenges. The withdrawal of individual plant protection agents, along with increasing resistance and extreme climatic events such as severe drought, are just

Another day at the coop – women on a mission

Vencomatic UK is highlighting the various and exciting roles that the industry has to offer and the women who are doing them.

Protect yourself from rural crime with intelligent, remote solutions

The cost of rural crime is at an eight-year high, soaring to £54 million according to the latest figures from rural insurer NFU Mutual. With concerns that rural crime is set to escalate as the economic impact of the Covid-19 pandemic bites, high value tractors, quad bikes and livestock are at even greater risk.

Agri-contracting set to become increasingly important

Supporting farm income has been cited as the main reason for offering agricultural contracting services, according to a survey by NFU Mutual.

House of Lords revolts against lowering of food standards

A debate on the Agriculture Bill in the House of Lords has seen peers slam the breaks on potential imports of chlorinated chicken and hormone-treated beef, by voting in favour of a clause that would require food imports to meet domestic standards.

UK businesses cleared to export beef to US

Four UK businesses have been cleared to export beef to the US for the first time in 20 years, Defra has confirmed, marking a ‘significant step’ in collective efforts to restart exports.

New animal insights software supports NFU net zero goal

NFU leaders have called for greater awareness of new technology available to help farms maximise margins, uphold the UK’s reputation for quality and safe produce, and reduce carbon emissions.

Diversify and make the most of the staycation boom

With the renaissance of the UK holiday, the Caravan and Motorhome Club is experiencing unprecedented levels of demand for campsite bookings and membership. Many campsites have been fully booked for several weeks. Now is the perfect time to set up your own five-van site.

Outdoor use of metaldehyde to be banned, Defra confirms

Farming minister Victoria Prentis has announced that the outdoor use of metaldehyde will be banned in Great Britain from the end of March 2022.

Hare coursing “once again prevalent” in the countryside

Following a rise in reports of hare coursing, which typically spikes after harvest, the Country Land and Business Association (CLA) is stepping up its campaign to tackle hare coursing.

CropTec show goes digital

The CropTec Show 2020 is the latest show to switch to a digital format due to Covid-19 restrictions.

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