Farmers Weekly Food Standards Agency chiefs have been urged to “consider their positions” following the publication of Farmers Weekly’s food fraud and safety investigation. Norman Bagley, head of policy at the Association of Independent Meat Suppliers (Aims), said it had become clear that senior management at the Food Standards Agency (FSA) and National Food Crime […]
Farmers Weekly Mairi Gougeon will retain her position as cabinet secretary for rural affairs, land reform and islands in the Scottish government, following a cabinet reshuffle by new first minister Humza Yousaf. Mr Yousaf’s Scottish National Party leadership rival, Kate Forbes was reportedly offered the position ahead of Ms Gougeon, but declined and will return […]
Farmers Weekly Scottish farmers are beginning to receive payments for beef calves as part of the Scottish Suckler Beef Support Scheme. About £40m is paid out each year by the Scottish government to help sustain the beef sector. In 2022, about 6,500 farm businesses claimed the payment on a total of 380,000 calves. See also: […]
Farmers Weekly Organisers of the Royal Highland Show have rejected suggestions by animal rights activist group Peta that the show should become a fully vegan event. In a letter sent to the show’s chairman, Jim Warnock, the group called for an end to the “outdated cow parades, cruel sheep shearing and food that has been […]
Farmers Weekly The use of a multisite protectant fungicide can double the effective life of single-site curative fungicides, such as SDHIs and azoles, for the control of septoria in wheat crops. Data modelling work by Michael Grimmer, principal consultant for crop disease management at consultants Adas, shows that adding the multisite fungicide folpet to an […]
Farmers Weekly British farmers are being ripped off by an industrial-scale country-of-origin fraud in a scandal that has engulfed almost the entire food retail sector, as well as some major food service outlets. An in-depth investigation by Farmers Weekly has revealed that up until at least the end of 2020, a food manufacturer was passing […]
Farmers Weekly What do you do when you’ve nailed the formula for a compact 240hp tractor that accounts for about half your annual sales? If you’re Fendt, you decide to change it. Yes, after more than a decade as the go-to tool for upwardly mobile farmers and contractors, the 724 Vario has been treated to […]
Farmers Weekly A Scottish farmer with a passion for nature has created a 100-acre “wildlife corridor” by transforming his land, with new, native broadleaf trees, with preserving farm biodiversity core to his project goals. Chris Addison-Scott recently received subsidised trees through the Woodland Trust’s MOREwoods scheme to support the transformation of a parcel of arable […]
Farmers Weekly Defra secretary Therese Coffey has committed to looking at bringing the Food Standards Agency (FSA) under Defra’s remit in the wake of the food scandal uncovered by Farmers Weekly. During Defra questions in the House of Commons this morning (30 March), ministers from the department were asked repeatedly about their response to the […]
Farmers Weekly Making better use of home-grown forages could help eliminate the overfeeding of costly dietary protein in dairy cow diets and, in turn, reduce associated emissions, according to Liam Sinclair, professor of animal science at Harper Adams University. Prof Sinclair recently completed a three-year study, funded by AHDB Dairy, which looked at the potential […]
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