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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.

Bringing beef cattle through the winter

News Last edited 17/09/14
Preparing for your livestock’s seasonal housing needs.

MEP demands EU help for dairy farmers hit by Russia trade ban

News Last edited 17/09/14
Liberal Democrat MEP Catherine Bearder has called on the European Commission to step in and help dairy farmers hit by Russian ban on agricultural products from the EU.

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