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30 July 2014
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom Some Progress on Climate Change Impacts Made by UK Agriculture
UK - A new report from Defra reveals improvements made in greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in terms of soil nitrogen balance and artificial fertiliser use over the last decade, while a reduction...
28 July 2014
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom MPs: Government Must Accept Ban on Bee-harming Pesticides
UK - A new report published today (Monday 28 July 2014) by a committee of MPs criticising the lack of effective Government action to protect UK bees from harmful insecticides, and the reliance...
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom First Oilseed Rape Exports Leave UK
UK - One of the first oilseed rape exports of harvest 2014 left the UK last week in what is expected to mark the start to a busy export season for merchants and traders....
25 July 2014
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom Biomass Investment Slashes Grain Drying Costs by 70 Per Cent
SCOTLAND, UK - With harvest underway, the good news for one Arbroath farmer is that investment in two batch boilers has slashed any potential grain drying costs by around 70 per cent....
23 July 2014
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom Staying Safe and Legal This Harvest
UK - The oilseed and winter barley harvest has come early to many areas - and the NFU is reminding members about the importance of safety and staying legal on the roads....
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom Replace Reduce Refine – Way Forward for Antibiotic Use
ANALYSIS - A framework for replacement, reduction and refinement needs to be established for the responsible use of antimicrobials along the supply chain....
22 July 2014
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom £18M of Agri-Tech Funding for UK-led Projects
UK - The Agri-Tech Catalyst, in which BBSRC is a major investor, has awarded 15 agricultural innovation projects a share of £18M to help accelerate agricultural innovation and their commercial...
21 July 2014
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom Recommended List Responds to Changes in Winter Barley Market
UK - The Recommended List for winter barley will take two key steps to make sure it provides the best possible information to growers. ...
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom NFU 'Delighted' at Defra’s £400 Million Food Procurement Plans
UK - Following the launch of Defra’s £400million ‘A Plan for Public Procurement’ (Monday), NFU Deputy President Minette Batters said the plan was a significant step in the right direction...
18 July 2014
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom VIDEO: UK Public is Urged to Support Our Bees Needs
UK - Five simple actions to help pollinators such as planting more bee-friendly flowers and cutting grass less often were promoted today to protect the vital contribution these insects make to...
17 July 2014
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom Commitment to Renewables Slashes Fossil Fuel Costs
SCOTLAND, UK - A contemporary Borders family farming business that specialises in arable crops and free-range eggs has renewable energy generation at the heart of its successful operation....
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom MEPs Commit to Backing British Farming
UK - NFU President Meurig Raymond has visited Strasbourg to rally support from MEPs to sign the ‘Back British Farming EU Pledge.’ ...
16 July 2014
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom Call for Better Data on Greenhouse Gas Emissions
UK - More dependable data is needed to understand the progress on greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in farming, according to the Agricultural Industries Confederation (AIC)....
10 July 2014
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom Planting Survey Shows a Return to Pre-2012 Winter Planting Levels
UK - The annual AHDB/HGCA Planting and Variety Survey estimates the total GB area planted to cereals and oilseed rape for harvest this year at 3.91 million hectares (Mha), up six per cent from...
09 July 2014
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom How to Get Higher Yielding Barley with Greater Black-grass Suppression
UK - Black-grass is a major problem in autumn sown arable rotations where winter wheat is the primary crop....
07 July 2014
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom New Scheme Recognises Compliant Feed Businesses
UK - Livestock authorities in the UK have taken measures to cut the number of inspections for certain feed businesses, based on risk....
04 July 2014
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom Do Strong Land Prices Help or Hinder Farming?
ANALYSIS – Land values are underpinning much of UK agriculture in an era of huge market volatility but there may be a detrimental effect further down the line....
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom Female Farmers Important to Future of Farming
UK - Female farmers are becoming increasingly more important to the future of British agricultural and livestock sectors....
03 July 2014
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom Fatalities Fall But Cost of Serious Farm Accidents Rises
UK - As The Health & Safety Executive announces a fall in fatalities on British farms, NFU Mutual, the UK’s leading rural insurer, is urging the farming community not to become complacent....
02 July 2014
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom Bloodsucking Mite Threatens Future of UK Honeybees
UK - Scientists have discovered how a bloodsucking parasite has transformed Deformed Wing Virus (DWV) into one of the biggest threats facing UK honeybees....
26 June 2014
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom NFU Announces 'Tour de Yorkshire' Wifi Tractor
UK - Prime Minister David Cameron complained this week of having to cut short family holidays to Cornwall and having to return to London because of poor broadband and mobile receptions, a situation...
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom Two Million Hectare Shortfall in UK Land Possible by 2030
UK - A University of Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership (CISL) study has revealed that by 2030, the UK could require up to seven million hectares of additional land to meet a growing...
24 June 2014
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom Importance of Disease Resistance Ratings on Show
UK - Visitors to HGCA’s open day at Duchy College, Cornwall, got a vivid reminder about the value of varietal resistance when dealing with crop diseases....
23 June 2014
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom Welsh Action Plan Aims Food & Drink Growth of 30% by 2020
UK - In the autumn I outlined my aspirations for the food and drink industry in Wales, writes Alun Davies, Welsh Minister for Natural Resources and Food. ...
19 June 2014
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom NFU Keen to Work with Government on New Pollinator Strategy
UK - The NFU says it is keen to work with government on its new strategy to help pollinators as the first hearing by the Environmental Audit Committee got underway yesterday....
18 June 2014
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom Does Flood Funding Recognise the Value of Agriculture?
UK - The National Farmers Union (NFU) is calling for Defra to act on the recommendations of the Efra Select Committee’s report into this winter’s flooding which severely hit farmland across...
12 June 2014
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom CEREALS: HGCA Celebrates Ten Years of Exports Success
UK - HGCA Exports Chairman Mike Hambly and Environment Secretary Owen Patterson celebrated the 10th anniversary of HGCA’s ukp and uks wheat export classifications yesterday, on the first day...
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom New Machinery Award Winners Announced at Cereals 2014
UK - An innovative tractor transmission, a novel bale wrapper, a new seedbed cultivator and an impressive weed imaging spot sprayer have each won a prestigious award introduced at Cereals 2014....
06 June 2014
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom New 7310R Tractor Makes its Debut at Cereals 2014
UK - Featuring a Stage IV compliant engine for the first time on a European John Deere tractor, the new 7310R model with e23 transmission will be making its Cereals Event debut in June....
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom Farmers, Growers Need Reliable Source of Water
UK - A University of Cambridge report is right to suggest that collaboration is crucial to ensuring the careful management of our water resources – and it is essential that farmers and growers...
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