A new leaflet has been published, covering all of Defra’s agricultural policy decisions to date.
The Farming is Changing leaflet is designed to increase awareness and understanding of the changes that will follow after Brexit. These changes include: phasing out Direct Payments, delinking them from the requirement to farm the land, and...
After what has been a difficult year, the importance growers attach to a variety’s disease resistance is likely to increase even further. For many, the ability of a variety to resist disease has overtaken yield as the deciding factor when choosing what to sow.
87: Top tip(ple)s: growing malting barley for beer and whisky
Written by AHDB
With the vast majority of spring barley now safely in storage, this episode we're looking at opportunities and challenges for growing malting barley in the UK. How can you get the most out of your crop? Where might you be able to get a commercial advantage? What new varieties are coming up?
The start of Von der Leyen’s Commission Presidency
Written by Alan Matthews
Ursula von der Leyen, then the German Minister for Defence, emerged as the surprise choice of the European Council leaders at their meeting on 21 June 2019 following its inability to agree on any of the Spitzenkandidaten. After an amazingly short period to read herself into the brief, she presented her...
The National Farmers Union (NFU) has set out its plans for achieving net zero greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions rom British Agriculture by 2040 – a decade ahead of the government’s ambition for the whole UK economy. NFU president Minette Batters first announced the net zero by 2040 goal at this year’s Oxford Farming Conference in […]
Cross-Channel imports to the UK could face “significant disruption lasting up to six months” with the potential to cause shortages of human and animal medicines and supplies, according to secret Government No-deal planning papers.
The Government was forced to publish documents from Operation Yellowhammer, its No-deal contingency planning paper earlier this week.
KUHN Farm Machinery displayed a 15m3 capacity trailed feeder and straw bedding machine at UK Dairy Day, highlighting its extra-wide 2.53 metre body and ability to handle at one time as many as four 1.30 x 1.20 x 2.70 metre rectangular bales or three round bales up to 2.00 metres in diameter.