The Rural Payments Agency (RPA) has exceeded its Single Payment Scheme (SPS) 2014 target for the end of March, more than two months ahead of schedule.
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?A new, concentrated formulation of broad-leaved weed herbicide fluroxypyr was launched to farmers at Lamma 2015.
THERE was a strong trade for British Blues at the breed society’s show and sale at Carlisle, peaking at 10,500gns for bulls and 5,800gns for females.
During a time of uncertainity in the milk sector, husband and wife team Simon and Jackie McCreery are managing to retain control of their milk price by balancing all stages of production with their local market. With plans afoot to go into cheese-making, Erika Hay discovers why they cannot afford to rest on their laurels.
With the Department of Energy and Climate Change revealing renewable energy’s share of electricity generation rose to 18 per cent in the third quarter of last year, Olivia Midgley speaks to Catherine Strickland of Thrings Solicitors to ask what farmers and landowners should consider when leasing their land for renewable energy projects.
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DUE to a logistical issue with adverse weather conditions, Friday’s issue of Farmers Guardian (Fri 30 Jan) may be on sale late in outlets in Scotland. We will keep you informed on the situation.
Moving away from traditional baiting techniques, Bayer has developed a unique formulation for rodent control, which was launched to farmers at Lamma 2015.
?Several nutrient fertilisers targeted for use in specific crops were introduced at Lamma 2015.
WHILE the current volatility within the dairy sector is a challenge for dairy producers, the future for the industry is bright, said Dr Judith Bryans, Dairy UK chief executive.
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