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Monsanto highlights breadth of research and development investments

News Last edited 08/09/14
Innovations in data science, marker-assisted selection and new microbial products demonstrate the breadth of Monsanto’s research and developments (R&D) investments, and the integrated, science-based approach the company is taking to help farmers produce more from their land with less water, energy, waste and worry.

John Nix Pocketbook sees 25% fall in subsidy

News Last edited 08/09/14
Most UK farmers are likely to be receiving almost 25 per cent less direct subsidy by 2019 than in 2013 according to Professor Nix, founder of the famous John Nix Pocketbook.

Competition winner collects prize

News Alice Dyer Last edited 04/09/14
Congratulations to our lovely Jacksons Fencing Facebook competition winner, Karen Husk, who we met yesterday in the beautiful gardens of Jacksons HQ for the presentation of her prize.

Milk price battle heads to Brussels

News Last edited 03/09/14
The National Farmers Union (NFU) has taken the fight to protect the UK’s dairy farmers to Europe as further price cuts and market volatility risk threatening the industry.

Hampshire hosts national event

News Last edited 02/09/14
Hampshire will host this year’s British National Ploughing Championships when the event takes place at Wootton St Lawrence, near Basingstoke on Saturday 11 and Sunday 12 October.

Aim to get rid of lameness

News John Harvey Last edited 02/09/14
Lameness is right at the top of sheep farmers’ concerns. An animal suffering from lameness is less able to graze and compete for feed. The consequences include a decline in body condition, lower lambing percentage, lower lamb birth weight, reduced growth rate in lambs, reduced milk production and lower fertility in rams and reduced wool growth. South East Farmer asks how effective treatments for lameness are.

Council tries to stop farm contracting

News John Harvey Last edited 02/09/14
Ashford borough council in Kent is trying to stop a farmer’s contracting business because too many lorries are being used.

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