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Computer on hayWorking alongside the HGCA, the NFU believes the move away from paper-passports will help combat the millions of pounds worth of waste in the industry.

A farmer paralysed in an accident involving a hay bale is sharing his story as a warning to others.


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Scotland’s timber industry is going from strength to strength as this year’s timber harvesting is the highest ever recorded.


EU plans to impose new environmental regulations on farmers across Europe will reduce food production and are likely to harm the environment, says the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee


The NFU has helped secure the backing of farming unions across the EU to lobby against the current sheep tagging EID rules


Vulnerable workers will be better protected from criminal gangmasters under plans to clamp down on unscrupulous operators, Agriculture Minister Jim Paice announced today.


The Rural Payments Agency’s (RPA) Independent Agricultural Appeals Panels will continue to operate, Farming Minister Jim Paice announced today, after a review found they were a valued service for the farming industry


From food and drink, to skills and technolgies, British businesses trying to break in to China are getting Government backing as Food and Farming Minister Jim Paice heads out to the country on a mission to open up trade


Thousands of farms and rural businesses have a second chance to boost their business prospects with millions of pounds in grant support, Farming Minister Jim Paice announced today


The agricultural industry in England is making significant progress towards reducing its greenhouse gas emissions, according to a new report published today


Measures to reduce the risk of bovine TB being spread between cattle are to be strengthened as part of the Government’s plan to eradicate the disease in England


Farming union leaders in the UK have reacted with serious concern to reports that government negotiators in Brussels are trying to give member states the power to cut CAP direct payments by up to 20% through a system which would replace modulation


Around one thousand rural farms and businesses will soon turn business plans into reality as the first grants from the new £20 million Farming and Forestry Improvement Scheme are approved by Defra, Farming Minister, Jim Paice announced today


Rural businesses in the North West and Southern England will now have a hotline direct to government as three new Rural and Farming Networks are announced by Environment Minister, Richard Benyon


Tests by the Animal Health and the Veterinary Laboratories Agency (AHVLA) have confirmed the presence of Schmallenberg virus (SBV) in livestock samples submitted since January 2012 from a number of farms across England


A new £20 million scheme to help provide work-based training for rural businesses has been announced by Farming Minister, Jim Paice today


Plans to help farmers fill irrigation reservoirs over the winter abstraction season could ease the stress on the farming industry if properly implemented, said the NFU today


New research released today, Liberating farming from the CAP, shows that by abolishing direct EU subsidies to farmers the level of food production would increase and prices would be driven down


Implementation will be key to the creditable aims set out in Defra’s Red Tape Task Force response, the NFU has said


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