Agriculture in the news - March 6

A ROUND-UP of farming news from around the UK.

Essex farm workers died in slurry accident, inquest told

THE family of a man killed in a slurry accident says there is a “serious lack” of awareness surrounding the dangers of agricultural work.

BBC News


Farm groups join forces to campaign for ‘fairer’ CAP deal

FARM groups have joined forces to campaign for a “fair” deal for English farmers on Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) reform.

East Anglian Daily Times


FSA to ask consumers how much horse meat they will accept in their food

CONSUMERS are to be asked whether they will accept traces of horse meat in their food if it proves too costly and technically difficult to check thoroughly for levels of contamination under 1%.

The Guardian


Anti-badger cull campaigners call on Gloucestershire councillors to back campaign

ANTI-BADGER cull campaigners have called on politicians to back a pledge to oppose killing on Gloucestershire County Council land.

This Is Gloucestershire


Workshops to cut serious farm accidents

CUTTING the number of deaths and serious injuries on Devon and Cornwall’s farms will be the main focus of practical workshops running under the South West Regional Skills Programme later this month.

Western Morning News

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