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  1. Agriland RSS

    Dairy Council elects new chair and vice-chair

    Written by Agriland Team from Agriland Dairy Council for Northern Ireland has elected a new chairman and vice-chair to its board. Banbridge dairy farmer, Norman Thompson, has been elected as the council’s new chairman, while Dermot Farrell, general manager of Lakeland Dairies Food Service...
  2. Farm Business RSS

    Huge public support to keep food self-sufficiency levels above 60%

    Written by John Swire from Farm Business More than 54,000 people have signed a letter to Defra Secretary of State George Eustice in support of NFU calls for a commitment to not let Britain’s food production slip below its current level of 60% self-sufficiency. The surge of support in just two...
  3. Farm Business RSS

    New investment in Scotland’s land can benefit nature and nation

    Written by John Swire from Farm Business Ever-increasing interest in Scotland’s land is opening up the prospects of a win-win that benefits the nation and nature like never before, a major conference will hear today. But there needs to be a collective response across the public and private...
  4. Farm Business RSS

    Tens of thousands back British food self sufficiency target

    Written by Iain Hoey from Farm Business More than 54,000 people have signed a letter to Defra Secretary of State George Eustice in support of NFU calls for a commitment to maintain Britain’s food production levels to stay above its current level of 60% self-sufficiency. In that last two weeks...
  5. Agriland RSS

    Over 54,000 sign letter to protect Britain’s food production

    Written by Michelle Martin from Agriland Over 54,000 people have signed a letter addressed Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) Secretary of State George Eustice, to not let Britain’s food production slip below its current level of 60% self-sufficiency. Eustice and the...
  6. Farm Business RSS

    Industry welcomes report calling to protect UK abattoir network

    Written by Iain Hoey from Farm Business The Sustainable Food Trust (SFT) and Abattoir Sector Group have welcomed Parliament’s Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee (EFRA) Committee for its new report Moving Animals Across Borders for detailing the issues facing smaller abattoirs and why...
  7. GOV.UK RSS

    Government response to gene editing consultation

    Government response to gene editing consultation Written by Defra Press Office There has been widespread national coverage of our announcement of new plans to unlock the power of gene editing, including in BBC News, The Times, the Telegraph, The Guardian, the Independent, the Daily Mail, the...
  8. BSPB News

    Gene editing decision ‘most significant for 20 years’

    The Government has announced new plans to unlock the power of gene editing to help farmers grow more resilient, nutritious, and productive crops. The British Society of Plant Breeders (BSPB) chief executive Samantha Brooke commented on the Defra announcement saying: “This is the most significant...
  9. Agriland RSS

    Eustice sets out plans to ‘unlock the power of gene editing’

    Written by William Kellett from Agriland New plans to unlock the power of gene editing to help farmers grow “more resistant, more nutritious, and more productive crops” have been published as part of the government response to the gene editing consultation, announced today (September 29) by...
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    Government to issue short-term visas for poultry workers for Christmas

    Written by Michelle Martin from Agriland Up to 5,000 temporary visas will be made available for poultry workers to travel and work in the UK just in time for Christmas, the government has announced. This follows an announcement by the Department for Transport of an allowance for a further...
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    New report underlines need for joined-up action to protect rivers

    New report underlines need for joined-up action to protect rivers Written by Defra Press Office The Rivers Trust has today launched its State of Our Rivers report aiming to allow the English public understand and explore the health of their rivers on a national and local scale. Environment...
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    Biodiversity decline ‘can be reversed’ by 2030

    Written by William Kellett from Agriland Greater action, investment and embracing natural solutions are crucial to reversing biodiversity decline by 2030, the five UK statutory nature agencies say in a new report published today (Wednesday, September 22). It marks the first anniversary of the...
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    UK government strikes deal to reinstate CO2 production

    Written by Rachel Martin from Agriland Reports have emerged this afternoon (September 21), claiming the UK government has struck a deal to reinstate carbon dioxide production. It follows talks with UK Business Secretary Kwasi Kwarteng. On Wednesday (September 15), one of the world’s...
  14. Agriland RSS

    Oxford Farming Conference 2022 : Speakers and events announced

    Written by Michelle Martin from Agriland The Oxford Farming Conference (OFC) has launched its programme for the 2022 event, which is set to return to Oxford University in January of next year. The event – taking place from Wednesday, January 5 to Friday, January 7 – will be centered around the...
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    Over £66 million given to extend Welsh environmental farming schemes

    Written by William Kellett from Agriland More than £66 million is being made available by the Welsh government to continue delivering positive environmental outcomes for Wales, a key part of maximising the protective power of nature through farming. Rural Affairs Minister Lesley Griffiths has...
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    2nd wheats

    What’s the earliest people will start drilling second wheats? With latitude
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    Calls for NI to invest in technology to reduce methane emissions from waste

    Written by Rachel Martin from Agriland Lack of investment in Northern Ireland’s waste infrastructure has left the industry emitting higher volumes of environmentally-damaging greenhouse gases, such as methane. The latest Northern Ireland Greenhouse Gas Inventory shows that the waste...
  18. Agriland RSS

    UK consumers want the future of agriculture discussed at COP26 in Glasgow

    Written by Richard Halleron from Agriland The results of a recent survey confirm that more than 70% of UK consumers want the future of agriculture to be discussed at the upcoming COP26 summit in Glasgow. At present, it is not one of the main agenda items. The research, carried out on...
  19. DairyGrazing

    Clover in silage/grazing ground?

    Of the acres we have down to grass all but 10 acres is grazed but we do have dedicated silage fields that get grazed as the season goes. Some get grazed well into the new year depending on the year. Some of the fields can be wet but not heavy soil types and docks are an issue. I take it theres...
  20. Sonoftheheir

    100,000 pigs to be destroyed

    A Couple of weeks ago the news was reporting that up to 100,000 Pigs would have to be destroyed due to foreign labour shortage. Has it happened yet?
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