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UK-wide consultation

The UK Government working with the devolved administrations have launched a UK-wide consultation seeking to end any unfair practices across the UK’s dairy sector.
 

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Environmental Land Management

Farmers and interested parties throughout England will have the chance to shape the future of Environmental Land Management (ELM) by taking part in one of six upcoming online webinars.

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rural economy secretary

Last week, what would have been the week of the Royal Highland Show, the OnFARM podcast, being produced in association with Show organisers, RHASS, has welcomed Rural Economy Secretary Fergus Ewing.

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Farming industry pushes robotics to fill soft fruit labour gap

A large UK agri-food consortium has been formed to address agricultural labour shortages by accelerating the use of robotics and automation (R&A) for picking and packing soft fruit and vegetables.

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cows in field for Dairy Response Fund

A new dairy response fund will open for applications on 18 June, Farming Minister Victoria Prentis confirmed.
 
With some dairy farmers facing financial difficulties and excess milk due to the coronavirus outbreak, the new fund will provide up to £10,000 each to help those dairy farmers most in need of support to sustain their business.

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drought drive down crop yields

After weather extremes led to the smallest winter cropping area in decades, an agricultural insurance expert is urging farmers to ‘manage risk better’ and protect themselves with a groundbreaking crop yield safety net.   

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Farming solutions

Angus based precision farming solutions pioneers SoilEssentials have announced a new partnership with Elveden, a world-class producer and purveyor of local and regional food excellence.

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Wyke Farms cheese

Wyke Farms, the UK's largest independent cheese producer, and producer of renewable energy, celebrates one of its longest standing employee's 33 years' service this month.

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Agricultural Finance continues

Despite the disruption caused by Covid-19, UK Agricultural Finance (UKAF) has continued lending and has had a regular flow of loans completing. The first few months of the year have been a busy time, with increasing numbers of enquiries after the uncertainty around the election. Unlike other lenders, UKAF has kept writing loans during the lockdown, thanks to secure funding lines across its bridge and term products, supported by a rapid move to remote working.

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Moorland Association chairman

The newly-elected chairman of the Moorland Association, Mark Cunliffe-Lister, said today that ‘listening to the science’ will demonstrate the vital contribution moorland makes in terms of habitat and biodiversity.