Tuesday, October 27, 2020

Crops

Cover crops – the solution to healthy soils?

Cover crops can improve soil health, but there’s a catch. Judith Tooth talked... 


Big improvement needed in soil status, say scientists

Nearly 40% of arable soils are in need of improvement, suggests a study by scientists... 


Legacy of rogue season set to last a little longer

A few growers are reporting decent yields – but harvest is variable to say the... 


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Livestock

How best dairy producers focus on performance

Britain’s best dairy producers are pulling ahead of the herd – and making much... 


Thousands sign petition to secure future for wool

More than 20,000 people have signed a petition calling for British wool products... 


Rise in cost of livestock attacks worrying trend for farmers

Dog attacks on livestock cost farmers more than £1million last year, reveal new... 


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News & Business

Government stands ready to help farmers combat climate change

Defra minister Rebecca Pow says the government stands ready to help farmers reduce greenhouse gas emissions and mitigate the impact of climate change. [Read more of this review]  Read More →


Farm fatalities fall as safety record starts to show sign of improvement

Fewer fatal accidents are happening on farms – but agriculture continues to have the poorest safety record of any occupation in the UK & Ireland. [Read more of this review]  Read More →


£54m crime bill as gangs target farm machinery and livestock

The cost of rural crime is at its highest level for eight years, with organised gangs targeting high value tractors, quad bikes and large numbers of livestock. [Read more of this review]  Read More →


Going, gone: Three-crop rule scrapped for good

Farmers will no longer be required to comply with complex rules to receive support payments – including the controversial requirement to grow at least three crops. [Read more of this review]  Read More →


Prepare now for end of direct payments

Growers and livestock producers should start preparing now for the end of direct payments, says a Shropshire farm business consultant. [Read more of this review]  Read More →


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