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Farming is Changing Leaflet

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Farming is Changing Leaflet

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...

Variety choice decides agronomy spend

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Variety choice decides agronomy spend


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.

KWS Siskin is a prime example. Its...

87: Top tip(ple)s: growing malting barley for beer and whisky

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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?

We hear from:
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The start of Von der Leyen’s Commission Presidency

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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...

Mastek 7.5m Professional Universal Dribble Bar

140 acres, The Hawfield, Blakeney, Gloucestershire

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For Sale - Guide Price £2,900,000


Country Estate, on the market for the first time in 100 years.

17th Century house with later additions and three cottages. Courtyard of modern and traditional buildings. 140 acres of land and woodland.

In detail, the estate includes:

The Hawfield
A 16th century country house with Edwardian additions, in total comprising 4 reception rooms, 10 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms and a separate Garden Cottage. The...

New Holland CR Revelation

NOAH response to Government publication on no deal planning assumptions

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Written by John Swire

The majority of veterinary medicines used in the UK (including the ingredients and components needed to make them) are either produced in or enter via the EU.

Our industry has been working closely with regulators, and has responded very well to concerns about supply, with detailed planning measures for all EU Exit scenarios including no deal.

These plans have involved...

Here are the top jobs available in the agri-sector at the moment

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Written by Agriland Team

A number of interesting and challenging jobs are available in the agriculture sector at the moment, across a range of interests, skills, locations and organisations.

Here, AgriLand previews just some of them. To find out more about these positions and others, visit AgriRecruit.


Teagasc has a...

**Farm Of The WEEK** Brookville House On 277 Acres Co. Kildare

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For Sale By Public Auction by James L. Murtagh: Brookville House Country Residence On 277 acres Of Prime Farmland (Available in Lots)

Agricultural Property Location: Brookville House, Highfield, Carbury, Co. Kildare, R45 HA29

Auction Date, Time & Location: Friday, 04 October at 3:00 PM; Johnstown House Hotel, Enfield.

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61 acres, Brookheath, Hampshire

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For Sale - £1,100,000


  • 61 Acres of Agricultural Land
  • Planning Permission for AOC Agricultural Dwelling and Outbuidings
  • Available As A Whole Or Lots
  • Perfect Grazing or Arable Land
Approximately 61 Acres of Agricultural Land with Planning Consent for a Stunning Agricultural Dwelling and Outbuildings Situated on the Borders of The New Forest. Available as a Whole or in Lots.

An attractive block of...

Route to zero farm emissions by 2040

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Written by Jamie Day

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 […]

The post...

Yellowhammer: No-deal warning over veterinary medicines and food supplies

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Written by Rachel Martin

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.


Situation Vacant Crop Sprayer Engineer

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Crop Sprayer Engineer
High Technical Ability
Good Remuneration inc. Van, Phone, iPad etc.
For more details contact:
t | Jim Cherry 07817 868889 or e |


High output feeder bedder on show at UK Dairy Day

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High output feeder bedder on show at UK Dairy Day

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.

The Primor...

Why I'm not fully organic & will continue to use Round-up

Response to Jeremy Paxman’s claims about Defra and littering and badger control licenses announced

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Response to Jeremy Paxman’s claims about Defra and littering and badger control licenses announced

Written by Defra Press Office

A group of people taking part in a litter pick.

There is coverage in this morning’s...

New Pioneer Rapid React maize inoculant allows silage to be fed one week after harvest

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New Pioneer Rapid React maize inoculant allows silage to be fed one week after harvest

Pioneer is launching a new, faster-acting inoculant for use on maize silage in time for the 2019 harvest.

Pioneer Brand 11C33 Rapid React (RR) contains an additional patented strain of next-generation Lactobacillus buchneri, which speeds up the establishment of aerobic...

Animal feed additive firm opens new £1 million UK bottling plant

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Written by Rachel Martin

UK natural animal feed additives manufacturer Anpario plc. has announced the opening of its new £1 million, fully automated, bottling plant at its Manton Wood facility in Nottinghamshire.

The new plant will enable the firm to produce its liquid products with greater flexibility in production, allowing Anpario to respond to customer demands more efficiently, whilst...

Latest Update

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Latest Update

The good weather over the bank holiday weekend has been a relief to farmers across the country, allowing combining to continue uninterrupted by rain.

The break in the wet weather has also allowed oilseed rape establishment to progress at pace, with farmers keen to get their 2020 harvested crop drilled before it’s too late.

However, the wet weather...

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