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Farmers warned of high fraud risk during festive period

News | Last edited 26/11/14
Farmers are being warned of the increased threat of fraud in the run up to Christmas as criminals deliberately target the agricultural sector.

Young farmer launches UK Christmas tree throwing contest

News | Last edited 18/11/14
A village in Staffordshire is to become the first in the country to host an official Christmas Tree Throwing Competition on their farm later this month.

Countdown until Autumn Statement begins – what could be in the bag for rural businesses?

News | Last edited 18/11/14
We would expect a Statement from George Osborne that would steady the ship and win friends.

One of first new UK Breed Societies in over 20 years launched

News | Last edited 18/11/14
The fledgling Wagyu Breeders Association, thought to be the first new UK Breed Society in over 20 years, aims to promote Wagyu cattle breeding and its premium beef to add value to all parts of the supply chain.

Fields and a water meadow

Property | Last edited 06/11/14
Attractive parcel of mainly grassland

Cereal output is on the way down

Writers | Kevin Attwood Last edited 06/11/14
For the first time in three years, the farming industry has produced an exportable surplus of wheat from some of the best crops Kevin Attwood has seen.

How to give poor farmers a chance

Writers | Stephen Carr Last edited 06/11/14
I was recently invited to a ploughing match dinner. One of the highlights for me was the revelation that the person who had been put in charge of the ploughing match car park had taken it upon himself to charge an entry fee based on his assessment of the value of the car that anyone was driving.

Planners have approved food hub

Features | John Harvey Last edited 06/11/14
At Court Farm in Kent, Andrew Lingham is planning a food hub to bring in customers and add value to his business. The hub will build on the success of a thriving butchery and farm shop.