Farmers Weekly Wales has opened its Small Grants – Environment Scheme for applications to support investment in capital works that improve water quality or reduce flood risk. Welsh farmers are also being encouraged to apply for the Small Grants – Efficiency Scheme, which supports investment in new equipment and technology to enhance the technical, financial […]
Farmers Weekly Arla’s farmgate milk price is set to rise by 4.49p/litre from 1 June for a standard manufacturing litre. This 10% price increase for members will lift prices to 47.79p/litre based on a standard manufacturing litre of 4.2% butterfat and 3.4% protein. The manufacturing price includes the co-op’s current guaranteed minimum 13th payment of […]
Farmers Weekly Gene-edited crop production is to be accelerated by the government to help guarantee food supplies for Britain in the face of the conflict in Ukraine. The Genetic Technology (Precision Breeding) Bill will supersede EU laws and remove rules blocking research into gene-editing technology. The first reading of the government bill supporting the development […]
Farmers Weekly A cash advance of 25% has been announced by British Sugar and NFU Sugar ahead of the 2022-23 season to help ease pressure on beet growers. The advance payment is interest-free and is due to be paid to farmers during the third week of June. The advance is about four months ahead of […]
Farmers Weekly Caroline Drummond, 58, champion of sustainable farming and the driving force behind Open Farm Sunday, has passed away following a short illness. An announcement from Linking Environment and Farming (Leaf), the organisation she helped develop and led for more than 30 years, announced the news on Tuesday 24 May “with profound sadness”. See […]
Farmers Weekly Protecting and improving the environment is a priority for Robert Law, who has always made good use of agri-environment schemes across the 1,800ha of farmland that he oversees on the Hertfordshire/Cambridgeshire border. It was this focus on stewardship which led to him taking the bold decision to take 17% of one farm out […]
Farmers Weekly Greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from the pig industry (for each unit of meat) are lower than the dairy, beef and sheep sectors. However, there are still ways producers can reduce their carbon footprint. Improving pig genetics and health, incorporating alternative protein sources into the diet and better handling of manure all have potential […]
Farmers Weekly Northern Irish maker Erth Engineering has added a small secondary hopper option to its low-disturbance Agriseeder in an effort to make it more versatile. The company’s distributor, Hexham-based Dales Agri Sales, has seen demand surge thanks to the availability of grants for 3m direct drills. And, says Dales, the particular appeal of the […]
Farmers Weekly Grant funding worth up to £300,000 will be available to farmers in England from next month to pay for farm buildings, machinery or equipment that will add value to crops or livestock. Defra has published guidance notes for the “adding value” stream of funding available under the Farming Transformation Fund. The grant, which […]
Farmers Weekly UK involvement in an export operation involving millions of tonnes of grain in storage in Odesa is increasingly likely after the World Food Programme’s warning of famine triggered by Russia’s obstruction of shipments from the Ukrainian port. Ukraine and Russia combined export one-third of the world’s wheat and barley supplies and half its […]
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