Farmers Weekly The Welsh Labour candidate for the Vale of Glamorgan has urged the council to scrap plans to build a supermarket on the demolished Cowbridge market site in south Wales. Jane Hutt, who has represented the Vale since 1999, said she was also “engaged in discussions” about finding an alternative market site to serve […]
Farmers Weekly Post-Brexit support should be controlled by independent facilitators on common land where conflicts of interest have seen previous funding schemes fail to deliver. The suggestion was put forward by the Tenant Farmers Association (TFA) and the Foundation for Common Land (FCL) within a strongly worded letter to Defra. Underlining the importance of the […]
Farmers Weekly NFU Cymru has launched a legal challenge against the Welsh government’s new rules to control agricultural pollution. Lawyers acting on behalf of the union have issued proceedings in the High Court for permission to challenge the government’s new all-Wales nitrate vulnerable zone (NVZ) regulations. New water quality regulations, which aim to control nitrate […]
Farmers Weekly A dairy farmer who has lost 94 cattle to bovine TB may challenge a court order to remove a cow, in protest at the Welsh government’s policy on culling inconclusive reactors (IRs) in herds caught in a breakdown cycle. Anthony Brunt is resisting attempts to remove a cow from his farm at Coybal, […]
Farmers Weekly Farmers in Hampshire have launched an appeal to raise awareness and funds to transform the lives of the children of Chernobyl in Ukraine and Belarus – the location of the world’s worst nuclear accident. Monday 26 April will mark the 35th anniversary of the Chernobyl nuclear power station disaster, which led to the […]
Farmers Weekly While mancozeb appears to have a stay of execution for at least this season, just how much product will be available for blight control in potatoes remains unclear. Some mancozeb-containing products won’t be available, including Invader from BASF and Syngenta’s Fubol Gold, agronomists believe, and how long stocks will last of those that […]
Farmers Weekly The farming rules for water regulations (2018) (FRfW) were introduced to create a national baseline for good farm practices. They require land managers to take reasonable precautions to prevent diffuse pollution from occurring. Reasonable precautions are “actions that a land manager might be expected to do in order to prevent run-off or soil […]
Farmers Weekly Since 2018 China has lost half of its pigs to African swine fever, equating to about 30% of the global population. Although the viral disease continues, the country is trying to rebuild its herd with the help of imports of top genetic breeding stock. Up until last year, there had been very few […]
Farmers Weekly In my last article we seemed to be racing into spring, but the first two weeks of April have been rather on the chilly side and everything seems to have hit the pause button. The livestock are on top of the grass as that does not seem to be growing and the oilseed […]
Farmers Weekly A novel hybrid system that combines a specialist conductive spray solution and electric current is aiming to improve on the work rate and efficiency of existing electrical weed control designs. The concept of electricity to kill plants has been around for a century, but in recent years it has attracted increasing interest in […]
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