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European farmers maintain excellent safety record on food production

Arable | Last edited 18/03/15
The Crop Protection Association (CPA) has welcomed the findings of the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) 2013 annual report on pesticide residues in food, which has shown residue compliance rates above 97%, maintaining the excellent levels of compliance demonstrated over the preceding two years.

National Butchers’ week boasts #ButcherIsBetter

News | Last edited 18/03/15
It’s National Butchers’ Week (23 – 29 March 2015) and food-finding network Local Food Britain has revealed the findings of its recent customer survey, which suggest overwhelming support for independent butchers. 93% of respondents perceive their butcher as most trustworthy, while nine out of 10 say quality is more important than price.

OPEN DAY: Plumpton College

Events | Last edited 16/03/15
Saturday 9th May, 10 am-5pm. Free entry for under 16s. A partner college of the University of Brighton. In association with the Sussex Federation of Young Farmers’ Clubs

*JOB OPPORTUNITY*

Arable | Last edited 11/03/15
The Lettuce Company in Kent is looking for a full time tractor driver to join their dedicated team.

Farming won’t be treated fairly outside Europe

Writers | Kevin Attwood Last edited 03/03/15
What is absolutely clear is that markets hate uncertainty and it will be our turn shortly as the general election looms and campaigning gets properly underway.

Anger management

Writers | Stephen Carr Last edited 03/03/15
I’ve never been able to work up a convincing head of steam about the RPA’s poor administration of the SFP

Wheat stocks weighing heavy on UK market

Writers | Elved Philips Last edited 03/03/15
We are now into the Chinese new year, the year of the goat apparently. You could have fooled me: from the grain trading point of view, it’s more like the year of the bear so far.

Losing triazoles is a challenge

Arable | Last edited 03/03/15
Oxfordshire cereal farmer Colin Woodward says that traditional cereal fungicide application timings are no longer proving effective at taking out diseases such as septoria, rust and mildew.