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26 July 2019
View news from United Kingdom Arla Foods Confirms Milk Price Hold for Seventh Consecutive Month
UK - Arla Foods amba board director and farmer owner, Arthur Fearnall, said that global production continues to fall with commodity markets remaining quiet, resulting in relatively stable prices across Europe. ...
View news from United Kingdom Feed Potatoes Get Timely Boost
SCOTLAND, UK - NFU Scotland has welcomed the decision by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) to lift the ban on feeding crop treated with maleic hydrazide (MH) to livestock....
View news from United Kingdom Union Welcomes Early Loan Scheme Announcement Amid Ongoing Brexit Uncertainty
SCOTLAND, UK - NFU Scotland has welcomed the early announcement that the National Basic Payment Support Scheme (NBPSS) will operate again this year, providing vital financial support for Scottish farmers and crofters at a time of great uncertainty....
24 July 2019
View news from United Kingdom Focus Must Turn to Securing Best Possible Brexit Deal
SCOTLAND, UK - Following the announcement of Boris Johnson as the new Prime Minister, NFU Scotland has called on all parties to focus on the urgent matter in hand of securing the best possible outcome in the interests of Scottish agriculture in what will...
10 July 2019
View news from United Kingdom Union Hears Out Members at Dairy Contract Meetings
SCOTLAND, UK - NFU Scotland held four meetings, over two days, across Scotland last week to inform and to listen to Scotland’s dairy farmers on the subject of a future government consultation on milk contacts. ...
09 July 2019
View news from United Kingdom Arla UK 360 Farmers to Trial New 3D Imagery Systems
UK - 3D imagery systems will be trialled by Arla UK 360 farmers to help them identify changes in each cow’s physical wellbeing, mobility and weight, before they are visible to the human eye....
05 July 2019
View news from United Kingdom Discovery Linking Microbes to Methane Emissions Could Make Agriculture More Sustainable
US - Common dairy cows share the same core group of genetically inherited gut microbes, which influence factors such as how much methane the animals release during digestion and how efficiently they produce milk, according to a new study....
27 June 2019
View news from United Kingdom Next Generation Reception Sets Out Plan for Future
SCOTLAND, UK - NFU Scotland Next Generation Chair Colin Ferguson spoke to a packed out NFU Scotland stand at the Royal Highland Show on Thursday (20 June) where he highlighted the need for the industry to adapt to represent the diverse range of people...
26 June 2019
View news from United Kingdom Partnership Tackling Livestock Worrying Launches New Banner Campaign
SCOTLAND, UK - A partnership involving NFU Scotland, Police Scotland and Argyll and Bute Council continues to promote responsible dog ownership in the region in a bid to prevent further devastating attacks on livestock. ...
24 June 2019
View news from United Kingdom Arla Foods Amba Confirms Hold for July Milk Price
UK - Arla Foods amba’s on account price for conventional and organic milk for July 2019 will remain unchanged. ...
21 June 2019
View news from United Kingdom Brexit Survey Shows Ongoing Uncertainty is Eroding Confidence Levels in Scottish Agriculture
SCOTLAND, UK - Ongoing uncertainty around the Brexit process and a lack of clarity and direction on future policy and funding is eroding the confidence of Scotland’s farmers and crofters....
View news from United Kingdom Future of Dairy Industry in Scotland
SCOTLAND, UK - Scottish dairy farmers are being urged to attend meetings on the future of dairy farming in Scotland being held in early July. ...
13 June 2019
View news from United Kingdom New Independent Climate Change Inquiry in Scotland to Map Positive Path for Farming, Food Production
SCOTLAND, UK - A new Independent Climate Change Inquiry is to explore how a low carbon landscape can support a bright future for farming and food. ...
06 June 2019
View news from United Kingdom Food Freshness Sensors Could Replace 'Use-by' Dates to Cut Food Waste
UK - Researchers say new sensors could help detect spoilage and reduce food waste for supermarkets and consumers....
03 June 2019
View news from United Kingdom As Nation Celebrates Nature's Natural Superfood, Research Shows Brits in 'Confoodsion'
UK - Saturday, 1 June, marked World Milk Day, but a new YouGov survey on behalf of Arla Foods UK shows there is widespread ‘confoodsion’ among UK consumers. ...
31 May 2019
View news from United Kingdom Arla Farmers Launch Initiative to Get Bees Buzzing Again
UK - A group of farmers from the Arla Foods dairy cooperative have launched a trial initiative to see whether their efforts for environmentally friendly dairy farming can be broadened to help increase wild bee populations given the crucial role they play...
29 May 2019
View news from United Kingdom Arla Foods Amba Confirms Hold for June Milk Price
UK - Arla Foods amba’s on account price for conventional and organic milk for June 2019 will remain unchanged, meaning Arla’s farmer-owners will continue to receive 30.23 pence for a UK manufacturing litre for conventional milk and 41.98 pence per...
View news from United Kingdom Farming Unions Urge New MEPs to Engage with Farming Communities
UK - Responding to the results of the European elections, the four UK farming union Presidents are calling on the newly elected UK MEPs to listen to the views of their agricultural communities and help shape an enabling policy environment for the 75,000...
20 May 2019
View news from United Kingdom MPs Urged to Protect Future of British Dairy
UK - Dr Judith Bryans, Chief Executive of Dairy UK, has urged MPs to urgently come together and agree to the shape of the UK's future relationship with the EU so that the dairy industry can adequately plan for the future....
View news from United Kingdom Full Compensation for Actual Losses Suffered Needed
UK - NFU Scotland responded last week to a consultation into a proposed Members Bill on livestock worrying, urging the Scottish Government to ensure provision for full compensation based on actual losses suffered is provided for....
17 May 2019
View news from United Kingdom NFU Calls for Increased Mental Health Support for Farmers
UK - Mental health support for rural areas will become ever more important as the farming industry comes up against some of its greatest challenges, NFU Vice President Stuart Roberts has said....
15 May 2019
View news from United Kingdom Livestock Farmers Urged to Follow Guidance to Prevent Bluetongue Spreading to UK
UK - NFU Scotland has joined other organisations from across the livestock sector to urge farmers to think carefully about importing animals from areas that are known to be infected with bluetongue (BTV) virus. ...
30 April 2019
View news from United Kingdom Refreshed Dairy Focus for AHDB
SCOTLAND, UK - AHDB is now recruiting an additional person to work with Scottish dairy farmers, after the Scottish Dairy Hub officially moved to NFUS in February. ...
29 April 2019
View news from United Kingdom Arla Foods Amba Confirms Hold for May Milk Price
UK - Arla Foods amba’s on account price for conventional and organic milk will remain the same for May 2019. ...
25 April 2019
View news from United Kingdom Bew Review Must Deliver for Scotland on Convergence
SCOTLAND, UK - NFU Scotland has repeated its position that Scotland’s farm funding shortfall of almost £190 million must be addressed in the current Review of Intra-UK Allocation of Domestic Farm Funding, being led by Lord Bew....
09 April 2019
View news from United Kingdom UK Unions Seek European Farmers' Support on Need to Avoid 'No Deal' Brexit
UK - Faced with ongoing division amongst politicians and continued uncertainty, the Presidents of NFU Scotland, Ulster Farmers' Union, NFU and NFU Cymru have written to the presidents of farming unions in Europe stating their unequivocal position that...
27 March 2019
View news from United Kingdom Morrisons Signs Up to Arla UK 360 Farms Standards Programme
UK - Arla Foods' new farming standards programme Arla UK 360 continues to gain traction as Morrisons becomes the first retailer to commit to supporting the standards across its entire Arla milk supply....
View news from United Kingdom NFUS Urges Chancellor to Act Now to Revise No-Deal Applied Tariffs
UK - Last week, the UK farming unions joined NFU Scotland in writing to Chancellor Philip Hammond warning that the recent UK applied tariff policy announcement is another example of how British farming will be damaged by a no-deal Brexit....
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