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A smart way to tackle crime

News | Last edited 19/08/15
NFU Mutual’s annual rural crime report has indicated the countryside is fighting back against criminals who think these communities are easy pickings, as figures show crime is down by 15% on 2014.

Supermarkets bump up prices in milk row

News | Alice Dyer Last edited 14/08/15
Both Asda and Aldi have agreed to pay their dairy farmers a new floor price of 28p per litre for liquid milk following a public outcry from farmers and consumers.

Tractors to pull in crowds at this year’s Tractorfest

Events | Alice Dyer Last edited 14/08/15
In recent days the size and scope of the forthcoming Biddenden Tractorfest and Country Fair have further increased.

Buying flock replacements?

Livestock | Last edited 13/08/15
Pay close attention to wool quality

Farmers sell direct to beat the dairy crisis

News | Last edited 13/08/15
In light of the recent milk crisis which saw farmers send herds of cows through supermarkets, the online marketplace has seen a 700% increase in farmers registering to sell their milk direct to customers.

Increased haulage capacity eases harvest pressure

News | Last edited 03/08/15
As harvest gets into full swing, growers in Kent will notice some smart new additions to the region’s roads as Grain Harvesters has added two new branded bulk trucks to its fleet.

Jim Moseley appointed as next red tractor chairman

News | Last edited 03/08/15
Assured Food Standards (AFS), the company that operates the Red Tractor scheme, has announced that Jim Moseley will take over as chairman from the end of November 2015. He succeeds David Gregory, who has completed the maximum six years’ service allowed.

England’s first vineyard apprentice completes his training

News | Last edited 03/08/15
A rapidly expanding industry has led to a severe lack of hands-on vineyard staff