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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.

Farm forced to stop contracting

News John Harvey Last edited 06/11/14
Kent farmer David Quinn’s contracting business is under threat after a planning inquiry threw out his appeal.

How I suffered years of illness

News John Harvey Last edited 06/11/14
Robin Casson is a sheep farmer, buyer and contractor based near Andover in Hampshire. In last month’s South East Farmer, he appealed for information about anyone exposed to organophosphate (OP) chemicals in farming and other industries. At least 25 people have responded so far. Here Mr Casson explains why he decided to publicise his concerns.

Fitting cover crops to CAP reforms

News John Harvey Last edited 06/11/14
Farmers and farm business advisers will be given free advice on cover crops during a farm walk at Cowdray Estate, West Sussex in November.

Farmland bird numbers tumble

News Last edited 05/11/14
DEFRA has been told to make “every pound count” in a new wildlife friendly farm scheme as official figures show another huge drop in the number of farmland bird species.

Row erupts over modern slavery film

News Last edited 05/11/14
Home Office ministers are under attack from the NFU for the way farming is portrayed in a video about modern slavery.

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