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MBO for AgriBriefing

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Written by Jamie Day

Directors of the AgriBriefing publishing and trade exhibitions business, have bought out their main investor. UK-based AgriBriefing was established in 2012, and now owns the Farmers Guardian stable of titles and Agrimoney website alongside the Feed Info and Urner Barry international online services and the LAMMA and CropTec shows. It now has a staff of […]

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TFA set agenda with Boris

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Written by John Swire

The Tenant Farmers Association (TFA) has written to Boris Johnson to congratulate him on winning the election to become the leader of the Conservative Party and our next Prime Minister.

TFA chief executive, George Dunn, said “The TFA stands ready to work with the new Prime Minister and his Government on achieving both a successful exit from the European Union and on...

Royal Welsh Show sees cross-industry meeting on beef prices

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Written by Rachel Martin

Representatives from across the beef supply chain met at this week’s Royal Welsh Show, to address the falling market prices for beef.

The meeting brought together the presidents of both of Wales’ main farming unions, as well as Hybu Cig Cymru – Meat Promotion Wales (HCC), the Livestock Auctioneers’ Association, the Welsh Government, and processors’ bodies BMPA and AIMS...

126 The Golden Age Of Opportunity Is Now

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126 The Golden Age Of Opportunity Is Now

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Tonight I talked to chair of the Agricultural Biotechnology Council, and corporate engagement lead for Bayer UK, Mark Buckingham.

We discussed GM and gene editing technology, it's potential to vastly improve crop production and reduce environmental impact, as well as lift people out of poverty in the developing World, and how the UK...

Vigilance key to tackling BYDV post-neonicotinoids

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Written by Rachel Martin

Trials are taking place into new technology to alert cereal growers to the earliest signs aphids in a bid to prevent barley yellow dwarf virus (BYDV) following the loss of neonicotinoid seed treatments as a prevention measure.

The latest advice is that regular crop monitoring followed by the targeted application of a suitable pyrethroid insecticide is now the most...

NFU President urges incoming Prime Minister to ensure smooth EU exit

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Written by John Swire

NFU President Minette Batters has today congratulated Boris Johnson on his election as Conservative party leader and urged him to do everything in his power to ensure that our departure from the EU is carried out in a smooth and orderly way.

The NFU has been clear that an orderly departure, that includes free and frictionless trade with the EU, is crucial in delivering...

Royal Welsh: FUW raises major farming concerns to Secretaries of State

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Written by Rachel Martin

The potential impact of a No-deal Brexit was just one of the issues raised during a meeting between the Farmers’ Union of Wales (FUW) and Defra Secretary Michael Gove.

Defra Secretary Michael Gove and Welsh Secretary Alun Cairns met FUW president Glyn Davies this week at the Royal Welsh Agricultural Show.

During the meeting, Davies told Gove and Cairns that no...

Long-run perspective on EU agricultural output growth and GHG emissions

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Long-run perspective on EU agricultural output growth and GHG emissions

Written by Alan Matthews

The extent to which agricultural growth can take place while at the same time reducing agricultural greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions is much debated. There is a widespread view, reflected in the agricultural...

Imperfect science of intensive farming | Letters

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Imperfect science of intensive farming | Letters

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Intensive farming does not represent the best use of our agricultural land, says Sue Pritchard
The Crop Protection Association (CPA) criticises the RSA Food, Farming and Countryside Commission report, Our Future in the Land, for its absence of science...

Protections against oak processionary moth

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Protections against oak processionary moth

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In an interview with Horticulture Week Ken Cox, the managing director of Glendoick Gardens, has criticised the...

Beef Farmers Get Chance to Win a Heat Detection and Health-Monitoring System

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Written by John Swire

Allflex Livestock Intelligence today announced a competition amongst beef farmers to celebrate the recent launch of its SenseHub™ Beef Monitoring System. Developed from the original Heatime™ heat-detection system, SenseHub Beef is the world’s first heat and health-monitoring solution that specifically analyses the real-time behaviour of beef cattle to enable the herd and...

UFU commits to working with Johnson to achieve ‘best Brexit outcome’

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Written by Agriland Team

The Ulster Farmers’ Union (UFU) has said that it will work with incoming UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson to “achieve the best possible Brexit outcome that will enable the agriculture industry in Northern Ireland to flourish”.

Earlier today, Tuesday, July...

Australia: Elders Ltd. Tech Lead Weighs in on Precision Ag Adoption

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Written by Matt Hopkins

Elders head of technical services Graham Page believes for precision agriculture to deliver value it needs to support […]

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U.S.: Real-Time Water Data Delivers Big Opportunity for Fruit and Nut Growers

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Written by Matt Hopkins

Reading plant stress can be a difficult endeavor, especially for nuts or wine grapes, where deficit irrigation is […]

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Raven Introduces Connected Workflow Solutions for Ag Retailers

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Written by Matt Hopkins

Raven Industries, Inc., a leading provider of precision ag technology, has expanded its logistics and control offering to […]

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British agriculture reacts to Boris’ election as the UK’s next Prime Minister

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Written by Rachel Martin

Figures from across agriculture called on the new Prime Minister to focus on stability and to avoid playing ‘populist politics’ as he sets out his Brexit plan.

Boris Johnson will be sworn in officially as Prime Minister tomorrow (July 24) following Theresa May’s last Prime Minister’s questions.

National Farmers’ Union president Minette Batters congratulated the...

France to seek €1 billion CAP advance as severe drought continues

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Written by Agriland Team

The French government is set to ask the European Commission for a payment of €1 billion to help its farmers deal with the prolonged spell of high temperatures.

According to a report by international news agency Reuters, France...

Johnson to become new UK prime minister after party leadership win

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Written by Agriland Team

Boris Johnson, the pro-Brexit politician, has officially been announced as the new leader of the UK’s Conservative Party and, therefore, prime minister of the UK.

He was announced today, Tuesday, July 23, as the winner of the vote among Conservative Party members to replace Theresa May as leader of the party and as prime minister.

Johnson won on a ballot of 92,153...

Love Lamb Week gains backing from £1.4 million campaign

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Written by Rachel Martin

Love Lamb Week 2019 will kickstart the second phase of AHDB’s £1.4 million lamb marketing campaign, which highlights its delicious flavour.

Using the tag, ‘Lamb hits you in the chops’ the campaign will run from September 1-7, a time when British lamb is coming into peak supply.

The activity aims to stem the decline in lamb sales and boost consumer attitudes towards the...

BYDV tolerance

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One of the first crops of the six row BYDV tolerant winter barley, Rafaela, has been harvested in Cornwall with very pleasing results.

The 6 ha field, that followed spring oats, was harvested on the 9th July at 4.50pm at Howton Farm in Saltash, Cornwall yielded 8.15t/ha and a specific weight of 66kg/hl.

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Grower, John Moss believes that the BYDV tolerance definitely kicked in and protected yields. “We thought it would be worth trying Rafaela as we...

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