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21/01/22 - Is water pollution being unfairly blamed on farmers, and reducing methane from cattle

A group of arable farmers in Norfolk, whose land covers 10 thousand hectares along the River...

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20/01/22 - Farmers tackling bathing water pollution, silage wrap tax, gene editing and urban goats

The Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA) has been working closely with farmers for the...

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19/01/22 - River pollution, Moy Park and Brixham fish market

The Farming Minister tells us DEFRA is working on a "nutrient calculator" which could help...

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18/01/22 - Dairy bull calves, preventing slurry run off and potato scab

Around 60,000 newborn male dairy calves are killed each year on farms in Great Britain -...

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17/01/2022 Pig farmers in crisis, but production is up; farm pollution

UK pork production is up: new government figures for last year show a 4% increase on production...

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15/01/2022 - Farming Today This Week: the Landscapes Review, river pollution and shellfish

The Government has published its response to the Glover review of protected landscapes: National...

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14/01/2022 High fertiliser prices, Dame Ellen MacArthur, cockles

Farmers are warning that fertiliser prices are now so high, some fields will simply not be...

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13/01/22 - River pollution, shellfish bacteria and mussel farming

Rivers in England are in a mess - so say MPs on the Environmental Audit Committee. Their report...

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12/01/22 - River pollution investigations reduced, shellfish exports and beef prices

The Environment Agency has said it’s reducing it’s response to low-level water...

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11/01/22 - Alternative proteins, Cornish King Crabs and ELMS

Researchers suggest the gorse growing wild across Scotland could provide enough protein to feed...

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10/01/22 Need for 'hard-headed conversations with retailers' on prices, shellfish industry in trouble

The Secretary of State for the Environment George Eustice says the price of food doesn’t...

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08/01/22 - Farming Today This Week: The Oxford Farming Conferences

At this time of year the streets of Oxford are normally thronged with farmers, in town for two...

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07/01/22 The Secretary of State for the Environment at the Oxford Farming Conference

The Secretary of State for the Environment, George Eustice, told the Oxford Farming Conference...

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06/01/22 - The power of Natural Capital, ethical food businesses and future farm payments

The Oxford Farming Conference Report this year looks at the carbon offsetting market and the...

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05/01/22 - New laws around hare coursing and the two Oxford farming conferences kick off online

For many years farmers have been asking for the law surrounding illegal hare-coursing to be...

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04/01/22 - Mental resilience in farming, mapping trees and donkey grazing

"He didn't believe in depression - he thought anyone that suffered with stress, anxiety or...

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Vital Seeds

Extensive consolidation of the seed industry in the past 70 years has resulted in the closure of...

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Curling

Scottish curlers have made headlines around the world again last month, with both the men's and...

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Culm Grassland

Sarah Swadling goes in search of one of the UK’s rarest farmland habitats, Culm Grassland....

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Lake District Valley Tweeds

Sheep have been at the heart of Lake District farming for generations but their wool is worth...

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