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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.

New dairy parliamentary group launched in Westminster

News Last edited 10/09/14
Members from both Houses of Parliament and across the political spectrum have formed a new Dairy All Party Parliamentary Group.

Worms are the answer

News Last edited 09/09/14
Concern is growing that food supplies would run out in days without imports. Despite more efficient use of fertilisers and the advantages of modern technology, crop yields have stagnated over the past 20 years and UK self-sufficiency is the lowest for nearly two decades. According to recent research this could be a serious indication that our soil is worn out.

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