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.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-essex-21673403

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.

http://www.eadt.co.uk/business/farming-news/uk_farm_groups_join_forces_to_campaign_for_fairer_cap_deal_1_1961364

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%.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/uk/2013/mar/05/fsa-horsemeat-contamination-acceptable-levels

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.

http://www.thisisgloucestershire.co.uk/Anti-badger-cull-campaigners-Gloucestershire/story-18324604-detail/story.html#axzz2MkfFp9e8

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.

http://www.thisisdevon.co.uk/Workshops-cut-farm-accidents/story-18332043-detail/story.html#axzz2MkfawEEh

Western Morning News

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