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Cereals 2020 tickets on sale

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Cereals 2020 tickets on sale

Tickets are now on sale for Cereals 2020, with early bird prices of just £15 and group discounts available.

Having sought and considered visitor and exhibitor feedback, the new Comexposium management team have cut ticket prices and made it easier for farmers to bring their whole family or staff party to the Event...

Market Report - week commencing 17 February 2020

A lot on the plate for George Eustice

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Written by John Swire

The Tenant Farmers Association (TFA) has welcomed the promotion of George Eustice to become the new DEFRA Secretary of State.

TFA chief executive, George Dunn, said “It’s good to see that the Prime Minister has appointed someone who actually wanted the role rather than it being used either as a stepping-stone to something else or a demotion as has previously been the...

Australian Agriculture to Capitalize on Blockchain with New Roadmap

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Written by Matt Hopkins

Capitalizing on Australia’s blockchain-driven economic opportunities will require effective regulation and standards, skills and capabilities and international investment […]

The post Australian Agriculture to Capitalize on Blockchain...

Beet Seed rates in the Fens - Paul Hartley

Young hill farmer stars in £250,000 campaign

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Written by Rachel Martin

An accomplished young farmer from the Ceiriog valley is starring in a nation-wide campaign promoting PGI Welsh Lamb and Welsh Beef.

Caryl Hughes, who farms in partnership with her family near Llanarmon Dyffryn Ceiriog, features in Hybu Cig Cymru – Meat Promotion Wales (HCC)’s latest campaign.

The £250,000 campaign was announced in November 2019 by HCC chairman Kevin...

Situation Vacant Agricultural Consultants Required (South West England)

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Kelly Farm Consulting is an Independent Agricultural Consultancy Practice covering the South West of England. We have no ties with the supply trade and we never take supplier commission. This means we sell no feed, or any other physical products allowing us to be completely independent and unbiased.

Due to continued expansion, we are currently seeking 2 experienced consultants to join our small team

RUMINANT NUTRITIONIST

The successful candidate will have practical...

Get to grips with grain markets at Cereals 2020

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Grain marketing is a key aspect of any arable business, yet getting the best out of it can be tricky. That’s why the Cereals Event has introduced a new feature for 2020.

The Grain Exchange is a platform covering every element of grain markets, from innovative crops and new market opportunities, to budgeting and risk management. “The Grain Exchange is an incredibly useful new element and we are really looking forward to the seminars we have lined up,”...

Looking For Work Looking for full time work in Buntingford, Hertfordshire

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Hello,

I live in Cottered, Buntingford in Hertfordshire and i am looking for a long term opportunity on a farm near by.

I have a variety of different experience mainly working with top fruit and livestock. I also have a small amount of arable experience. I adapt very quickly and i am just looking for a chance to build a career in farming.

Thanks.

Kind regards.

Adrian.

New C650 Air Cart

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Introducing the C650 Air Cart from John Deere. Built with many of the proven features found on our larger C850, the C650 is ideal for farmers needing all the precision and convenience in a smaller size. It fills fast, calibrates easily, and delivers product at a consistent rate. Available in tow-between or tow-behind configurations.

New-look Defra team takes shape with Victoria Prentis appointment

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Written by Alistair Driver

North Oxfordshire MP and farmer’s daughter Victoria Prentis has been added to the Defra team, following Farming Minister George Eustice’s promotion to Secretary of State.

Ms Prentis, who was first elected to parliament in 2015, grew up on the family farm in Aynho, near Banbury, has been appointed as a Parliamentary Under Secretary of State in the Department...

Looking For Work Dairy farming opportunity

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Experienced young family looking for new challenge. Currently managing 400 cow herd. Open to ideas but ideally looking for share/contract farming, partnership opportunity, chance to run own herd alongside someone else’s or farm tenancy. Based Southern England at moment but any opportunity considered please send me a PM

Lincolnshire Agricultural Society is challenging West Lindsey District Council’s decision to remove its charitable rate relief

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THE Lincolnshire Agricultural Society (LAS) is challenging West Lindsey District Council’s decision to remove its charitable rate relief.

The LAS, which operates from Lincolnshire Showground, is a non-profit making charitable organisation, set up in 1869 with the aim of educating people across the county about food, farming and a sustainable environment.

Because of the work it does for the Lincolnshire community in terms of education on...

Agrovista strengthens north east agronomy provision

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Agrovista strengthens north east agronomy provision

As part of a commitment to building regional relationships and offering the best in expertise, Agrovista is delighted to announce the appointment of Durham-based Agronomist, Helen Lax.

33-year-old Helen studied Agriculture...

Coronavirus injects uncertainty into oilseeds markets

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Written by Jamie Day

The onset of the coronavirus has created uncertainty in world oilseeds markets in recent weeks, sending palm oil sharply lower, while also putting a question mark over the Chinese soya purchases promised in that country’s recent trade deal with the US. David Whyte, trader at United Oilseeds, told Agritrade News that the potential effect of […]

The post...

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Improved Countryside Stewardship scheme opens and Gloucestershire action against breaches of animal health legislation

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Improved Countryside Stewardship scheme opens and Gloucestershire action against breaches of animal health legislation

Written by Defra Press Office

Improved Countryside Stewardship scheme opens for 2021 agreements

[IMG alt="Vast green areas like the Yorkshire countryside and its natural habitats will be further protected by the Environment...

151 flood alerts in place across England in wake of storms Ciara and Dennis

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Written by Rachel Martin

More than 150 flood alerts remain in place across England as Storm Ciara passes. In Cumbria, nearly three-quarters of February’s rain fell in just 24 hours.

The Environment Agency is reminding people to stay safe and remain vigilant as communities continue to experience the after-effects of severe weather from Storm Ciara and as further severe weather is forecast when...

Future of Tulip’s Bodmin site secured, although a further 49 jobs to be lost

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Written by Alistair Driver

Tulip has confirmed that its Bodmin manufacturing site will remain open, although a further 49 jobs are to go at the factory.

In October, Tulip began a consultation on closing its ‘unsustainable’ Bodmin site, which it said would put 270 jobs at risk.

“While it remains a...

2 taken to hospital following collision involving tractor

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Written by Agriland Team

A man and a woman, both aged in their 70s, were taken to hospital following a two-vehicle collision involving a tractor last week.

The incident occurred last Wednesday, February 5, in Co. Down, according to local members of the Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI).

In a statement on social media, PSNI officers based in the Newry and Mourne area said:

“Police...

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