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Flock of Pedigree sheep mauled in latest dog attack

News | Alice Dyer Last edited 01/10/14
Two farmers from Kent have spoken out about the emotional and financial blow after a horrific dog attack took place on their farm on Friday 26th September.

Farmers looked at more favourably

News | Last edited 30/09/14
More of the British public think positively about farmers and farming than last year according to a recent OnePoll survey commissioned by the NFU.

Farmers called on for big bird count

News | Last edited 30/09/14
The Game & Wildlife Conservation Trust (GWCT) has announced that its second Big Farmland Bird Count will take place between 7th and 15th February 2015. This leading UK research charity is asking farmers, landowners, birdwatchers and gamekeepers to spend 30 minutes recording the species and number of birds seen on one particular area of the firm this coming winter.

NFU encourages young sugar growers

News | Last edited 23/09/14
NFU Sugar, in conjunction with British Sugar, is launching its 2015 Sugar Industry Programme (SIP); an initiative designed to engage younger growers through a dedicated training and development programme.

Retailers denying consumers quality seasonal food

News | Last edited 23/09/14
Food imports are an important tool to provide shoppers with choice all year around, but there is no doubt that a British strawberry in summer is better than an imported one at Christmas.

Farmers warned to tackle rat problems early

News | Last edited 23/09/14
Following one of the mildest winters on record and excellent summer breeding conditions with high food availability in the field, farmers need to be spot on with their early rat control this winter if they are to avoid seriously costly infestations.

Farm Minister recollects his student days at agricultural college

News | Last edited 19/09/14
As Farm Minister, George Eustice is dealing with the most complex issues facing the industry – from Common Agricultural Policy reform to food security – but he still finds himself drawing on the knowledge he gained while studying at Writtle College.

Study shows how consumers define sustainability

News | Last edited 17/09/14
A study has revealed how farmers and consumers throughout the globe differ in their understanding of sustainable agriculture.