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News - Farming UK

News updates on farming across the UK.

SNP budget 'kick in the teeth' for rural communities


The Scottish Conservatives have labelled the SNPs budget a “kick in the teeth” for Scotland's remote rural communities. The budget, announced this week, shows the SNP-led Scottish Government will cut business development by 13.3 per cent, agri-env...<br />

First Milk announces New Year milk price decrease


British farmer-owned First Milk has announced its milk price will decrease by 0.75p per litre from the New Year. The dairy co-operative announced that its milk price for January 2019 will decrease by 0.75ppl to 27.75ppl for the liquid standard lit...<br />

Farmers told to do their research before Small Grants Scheme opens


Farmers looking to make an application to the Countryside Productivity Small Grants Scheme have been advised to get ready for when the application window opens in early 2019. The scheme offers grants of between £3,000 and £12,000 to support farmer...<br />

NI farmers hit major milestone in efforts to eradicate BVD


Northern Irish farmers have achieved a milestone in its BVD eradication efforts with 900 farmers receiving confirmation their herd is at ‘low risk’ for the disease. Bovine virus diarrhea (BVD) is a highly contagious disease in cattle that causes i...<br />

'Pasture for Pollinators': Welsh dairy farmers help reverse bee decline


Welsh dairy farmers concerned by the plight of pollinators have sprung into action to help reverse their decline. Six dairy farmers, who belong to a group called Calon Wen consisting of 20 organic family farms across Wales, are hoping to change th...<br />

'Museums for tourists': More recognition needed for national park farmers


The CLA has called for national parks to be more than just “museums for tourists” and ensure “vibrant and sustainable” rural communities fit for the 21st century. The plea from the rural organisation is in response to a Government review on how to...<br />

Succession issues leads to growth in on-farm machinery sales


Growing demand for quality second-hand machinery in the UK and succession issues has led to a growth in total values for on-farm sales. On-farm sales have grossed over £11m across 24 sales in 2018 as succession issues and higher values for machine...<br />

Scottish cereal harvest in 2018 affected by extreme weather


Cereal production and the area of cereals grown in Scotland have decreased in 2018 due to the severe winter and sustained heatwave in the summer. The final estimates for the 2018 cereal and oilseed rape harvest in Scotland were released this week....<br />