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26 September 2014
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom Minimum Wage Increase for Agricultural Workers
UK- A rise in the minimum wage rate for agricultural workers has been confirmed by the Scottish Agricultural Wages Board (SAWB)....
25 September 2014
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom How Do We Tackle Food Production 'Complacency'?
UK - NFU Vice President Guy Smith has been selected on to the Advisory Board of the UK’s Energy and Climate Intelligence Unit (ECIU)....
22 September 2014
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom John Deere Introduces Next Generation of Self-propelled Foragers
UK - John Deere’s all-new 8000 Series self-propelled forage harvesters represent an entirely new generation of machines. ...
19 September 2014
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom Can Farming Reverse its Ageing Trend?
ANALYSIS – Agriculture is ageing and more must be done to draw young people into UK food production to meet growing national and world demand....
17 September 2014
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom NFU Outlines Priorities Ahead of 2015 General Election
UK - A Government that understands farm businesses, wants agriculture to grow and has the policies that send the right signals to farmers, are the key messages in the NFU’s farming manifesto...
16 September 2014
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom Understanding Our Urban Pollinators
UK - Pollinators such as the Common Blue butterfly, which is shown in the image above, play a vital role in maintaining our food supplies. But like many others, these species are struggling in...
11 September 2014
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom Barley Business for Beer Brewing Secures Funding
UK - Scientists from Norwich's renowned John Innes Centre (JIC) are developing a new business concept, based on their expertise in growing heritage lines of barley for brewing....
10 September 2014
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom Will Scotland's Independence Vote Impact Agriculture?
ANALYSIS - Scotland’s First Minister Alex Salmond addressed international agricultural journalists at a conference in Scotland on Sunday evening saying, “There is a debate going on as part...
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom Future of Crops at Risk in Conflict Zone
UK - Wild species related to our crops which are crucial as potential future food resources have been identified by University of Birmingham scientists, however, a significant proportion are...
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom Path Opens to Oil Quality
UK - Steps to improve rapeseed oil quality have been taken as a result of HGCA-supported research....
08 September 2014
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom Public Knowledge of Fracking Remains 'Persistently Low'
UK - Awareness of carbon capture and storage (CCS) technology remains “persistently low” amongst the British public whereas knowledge of fracking is high and growing, according to a recent...
05 September 2014
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom UK Government 'Committed to Improving Food Supply Chain'
UK - The UK government is committed to to improving the integrity and assurance of UK food supply networks according to the NFU, following the release of yesterday's report by Professor Chris...
03 September 2014
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom How is Russia's Ban on Food Imports Affecting the UK?
UK - The UK exports relatively little food to Russia, so how will the ongoing ban impact the UK?...
26 August 2014
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom Is CAP Info to Farmers Lacking Vital Details?
SCOTLAND, UK - Growers in Scotland have begun planting crops that will be harvested under the new Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) regime yet they still have not been told what all the rules...
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom Young Farmers Urged to 'Seize Golden Opportunity'
UK - The NFU is encouraging young members of the farming industry to apply for the Cereals Development Programme to be in with a chance of gaining a full range of knowledge and experience in...
21 August 2014
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom Scotland Holds Russian Trade Embargo Meeting
SCOTLAND, UK - Work is on-going across Scotland’s food sector to assess the potential market impact that could result from displacement of produce previously destined for the Russia will have...
19 August 2014
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom CAP Compliance Advice for Cereals and Oilseeds Growers
UK - Defra has released important information on how the new Common Agricultural Policy will be implemented in England, including how the new ‘greening’ requirements will work in practice....
15 August 2014
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom NFU Responds After Defra Announces CAP Greening Guidance
UK - The NFU is set to continue its roadshow meetings to support farmer members as they get to grips with the new Common Agriculture Policy, and particularly the greening measures....
14 August 2014
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom Make This a Healthy Harvest at Drilling Time
UK - Oilseed rape drilling is now well underway. With some seed treatment products restricted this year and others under threat, it’s critical that we look after those we have, keeping good...
12 August 2014
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom Keep Track of Mycotoxin Risk Right Up to Harvest
UK - With the winter wheat harvest well underway, HGCA is reminding growers to keep track of rainfall for their mycotoxin risk assessment following the onset of more unsettled weather including...
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom NFU to Evaluate 2014 Harvest with Annual Member Survey
UK - The first source of published data on UK crop production levels for this year will be generated by NFU members who are encouraged to complete the annual harvest survey of 2014. ...
07 August 2014
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom Farming Growth Plan Needed to Reverse Declining Self-Sufficiency
UK - The National Farmers Union (NFU) is using today to highlight the backward slide of food security in UK food production as self-sufficiency has dropped two per cent year-on-year to 60 per...
05 August 2014
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom Bees Able to Spot Which Flowers Offer Best Rewards
UK - Bumblebees are able to connect differences in pollen quality with floral features like petal colour, and so land only on the flowers that offer the best rewards, according to a new study...
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom Role of No-till Agriculture in Climate Change Mitigation May be Over-stated
UK - An international group of scientists, led by Professor David Powlson, Lawes Trust Senior Fellow at Rothamsted Research, have published a critical review in the journal Nature Climate Change...
01 August 2014
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom Consider Forage Crops Instead of Drilling Cereals
UK - Growing grass and forage crops could alleviate some of the pain of low cereal prices and resistant blackgrass according to Rod Bonshor, general manager for Oliver Seeds, particularly on...
31 July 2014
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom New Finding in Fight Against Ramularia Leaf Spot
UK - Researchers at the John Innes Centre and SRUC have found that barley plants which are tolerant to drought also have improved resistance to Ramularia leaf spot....
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom Changing Perspectives at HGCA’s 2014 Grain Market Outlook Conference
UK - HGCA’s flagship annual conference for 2014 will look at whether the industry needs to retune its perspective to respond to long-term influences motivating world markets....
30 July 2014
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom New Website for Sheep Sector
UK – Today, 5M Publishing officially launches TheSheepSite – the latest in the company's stable of agriculture and livestock oriented websites....
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom Government Commits to Online CAP Application Assistance for Farmers
UK – Help is at hand for producers worried about the new electronic system for Common Agricultural Policy requirements, farming minister George Eustice told the National Sheep Association Event...
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom Only Evidence-based Strategy Will Help Protect Bees
UK - The NFU has strongly disagreed with the new Environment Audit Committee report on the National Pollinator Strategy which has called for a refocus to deliver a precautionary, hazard-based...
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