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Brexit threatens ‘bold but essential’ EU rules on reducing farm antibiotics, warns MEP


Brexit will threaten new EU regulations on prohibiting the use of antibiotics in farming "at the altar of trade", according to an MEP. The new rules agreed on Tuesday (19 June) are part of an on-going battle against antimicrobial resistance (AMR),...<br />

Seven sheep die following dog attack in East Sussex


Seven sheep have died in East Sussex following an attack by an out-of-control dog, according to the police. At 9am on Thursday (14 June) Sussex police were informed that two ewes and three lambs had been found dead on land at Chick Hill, Pett Leve...<br />

Scottish Aldi stores to sell more local beef thanks to new partnership


Aldi has entered into a six-year partnership with fresh meat company Scotbeef to ensure a prominent shelf position for local Scottish beef. The investment – which extends the retailer’s existing long-term partnership with Scotbeef – will see Aldi’...<br />

Updated wayleave framework to speed up rural broadband roll-out


An updated wayleave framework will pave the way for broadband infrastructure providers to speed up the roll-out of rural broadband in the countryside. The framework, developed by the CLA and NFU, includes advisory rates of payment for the installa...<br />

New Plants and Flowers pledge challenges retailers to back British growers


A new Plants and Flowers pledge has been created to challenge retailers to back British plants and flowers growers by committing to delivering fairness in the supply chain. Launched today (22 JUne) at an event at Lovania Nurseries in Preston, NFU'...<br />

Man dies after after being hit by a lorry while repairing a tractor


A man has died after being hit by a lorry in Cambridgeshire while repairing a tractor on the roadside. At about 2.15pm on Tuesday (19 June), an Iveco Ford HGV was involved in a collision with two men who were repairing a tractor by the side of the...<br />

Farmer who mislabelled eggs ordered to pay back over £500,000


A Preston farmer who mislabelled barn eggs as pricier free range ones will have to pay back every penny of his £500,000 ill-gotten gains. Anthony Clarkson, 62, of Back Lane, Whittingham, got a 30-month jail term at Preston Crown Court in May 2016....<br />

Chemical giants submit registration application to EU for new fungicide


Two of the world’s biggest chemical companies have submitted a registration application in the EU for a new fungicide. Japanese chemical giant Sumitomo Chemical and German-based BASF have submitted the application under the ISO common name metylte...<br />