Covid-19 lockdown triggers surge in fly-tipping

Farmers, landowners and members of the public are being urged to be extra vigilant amidst a spike in fly-tipping caused by recycling centre closures and disrupted bin collection services.

Police report spike in rural crime during Covid-19 crisis

Farmers are being warned to take every precaution to protect their machinery, equipment and livestock, as reports come in from around the country of thieves targeting farms during the Covid-19 lockdown.

Farmers warned of rising theft amid Covid-19 crisis

As the UK battles the escalating Covid-19 outbreak, farmers are being warned to take steps to protect their machinery, livestock and equipment from thieves who are taking advantage of the pandemic.

Rural fly-tipping figures on the rise

The continued rise of large fly-tipping incidents across England, affects two thirds of farmers, with the clean-up cost per incident averaging at £1,000 per landowner.

Livestock thefts on the rise, figures show

Large-scale sheep thefts are on the rise, according to new figures from NFU Mutual, which has released top tips to help farmers deter livestock thieves.

Rise in fly-tipping prompts call for action

New figures from Defra show incidents of fly-tipping on public land rose by eight per cent across England in 2018-19, equating to over a million incidents in the past year.

Losses from farm theft hit a seven-year high

A 26% rise in claims for stolen farm vehicles, such as tractors and quad-bikes, to £7.4m last year, was behind the overall increase.

John Deere’s new security feature locks thieves out

John Deere is now offering a new PIN code locking system to help deter the theft of valuable GreenStar in-cab displays and StarFire satellite receivers.

Kent farmers and landowners back police in fight against rural crime

Kent Police has held discussions with the NFU and the CLA on the importance of working together with farmers and landowners to tackle crime.

Irrigation machinery theft

Farmers, landowners and groundsmen are asked to be on the lookout for field scale irrigation equipment they see being moved or stored in unusual circumstances following a major theft of

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