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News - Farming UK

News updates on farming across the UK.

NFU Scotland calls for school milk scheme to be expanded

NFU Scotland has called for Scotland’s School Milk Scheme to be expanded, allowing the nation’s schoolchildren to enjoy fresh milk and have local cheese and yoghurt added to the menu.The EU Scheme currently allows local authorities and councils t...<br />

European Commission to propose extending glyphosate by 10 years

The European Commission will propose extending by 10 years its approval of the herbicide glyphosate.A transatlantic row over possible risks to human health has prompted investigations by congressional committees in the U.S. and in Europe has forc...<br />

Arla UK decreases June milk price

Arla UK has decreased its June milk price by 0.4p per litre despite the company holding prices for the rest of its 9,500 producers in Europe.This takes the manufacturing standard litre to 27.73 pence for its 2,500 UK producers.Commenting on t...<br />

Hundred sheep go missing in the Yorkshire Dales

Police are appealing for witnesses after a hundred horned sheep went missing from moorland in the Yorkshire Dales.The sheep, which all had two red markings on their backs, and with the initials JN burned on one horn, and C on the other, were at t...<br />

Farm-bound sludge teems with 700,000 tiny plastic fibres, research shows

New research has shown plastic pollution, caused by hundreds of thousands of microfibres, has travelled to as far as Britain’s farms.An astonishing 700,000 microfibres – threads of plastic the size of an ant’s leg – leach out of an average 6kg wa...<br />

Support local produce for British Tomato Week, urge growers

To mark British Tomato Week (22-28 May), the British Tomato Growers’ Association has commissioned research that looks into the purchasing attitudes and habits of over 2000 Brits.Revealing a disconnect between consumer's thoughts and actions, the ...<br />

Report clears farmers of misusing renewable heat incentive scheme

Northern Irish poultry and mushroom farmers have been cleared of any suggestion that they have misused the renewable heat incentive (RHI) scheme.The Ulster Farmers’ Union said this confirms the case made from the outset by the UFU that farmers we...<br />

North Yorkshire police in overnight 'crackdown' on rural criminals

North Yorkshire Police and local Rural Watch volunteers took part in a multi-force operation in a bid to tackle travelling criminals operating between counties in the North of England.It comes as calls from the farming industry for the the next G...<br />