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News - Farming UK

News updates on farming across the UK.

Arla unveils new farming standards model to 'benefit everyone'


Farmer-owned cooperative Arla has launched a new standard for UK dairy farming with an approach looking to "benefit everyone". With ongoing volatility in the global milk markets, increasing consumer misunderstanding of the sector, polarised levels...<br />

'Training the trainer' programme to spur on farming families to talk more


A ‘training the trainer’ programme is to train professionals who work closely with farming families, to support conversations around sensitive topics such as succession planning. It comes as the industry's attention is focused on the need for farm...<br />

Ulster Farmers' Union joins 21 organisations in call to secure labour


The Ulster Farmers' Union is among 21 organisations in Northern Ireland calling for regional flexibility around migrant labour policies. Shrinking numbers of European workers in Northern Ireland are creating labour shortages which are affecting bu...<br />

Third of teenagers would consider food and farming career


More than a third of British teenagers would consider a career in the food and farming industry, a vast research programme has highlighted. The twelve-month programme to encourage teenager engagement is helping the farming industry define how it ...<br />

China suffers worst case of swine fever yet


China has suffered its most serious case of African swine fever yet, further damaging the country's cherished $1 trillion pig industry. A farm in the northeastern Liaoning province was confirmed on Monday (15 October) in a statement published on t...<br />

MPs recommend single rural mobile phone network


A cross-party group of MPs has recommended the introduction of a single rural mobile phone network to help further and faster delivery of 4G to the countryside. Mobile phone users should have the ability to roam between network providers in rural ...<br />

Car which fails to stop for police ends up colliding with tractor


Police are appealing for witnesses following a road traffic collision involving a Mitsubishi Shogun and a tractor in North Yorkshire. The incident occurred on the A170 at around 10.45am Saturday 13 October, between Thorton-le-Dale and Ebberston. ...<br />

Additional TB testing and increased support for Welsh farmers announced


Additional contiguous testing and increased veterinary support for farmers will be implemented in herds in North Wales following a local spike in TB incidents. The measures are part of the regionalised TB Eradication Programme, which allows Welsh ...<br />