Defra’s survey reveals lack of confidence in farming schemes – Farmers Weekly

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More than half of farmers are not at all positive about their own future in farming when taking into account changes to existing payments and regulations, according to Defra’s latest farming opinion tracker. The survey provides an insight into farmers’ views of Defra’s vision for farming – and it received almost 1,400 responses in April […]

Farmers Weekly Awards 2023: Mixed Farmer of the Year finalists – Farmers Weekly

Dani and Matthew Blair

The 2023 Farmers Weekly Mixed Farmer of the Year finalists demonstrate a commitment to producing quality British produce, with an impressive handle on costs. Despite operating a range of farm enterprises, each finalist shares the drive to grow their business and boost production efficiencies with sustainable interactions between each. See also: The full list of shortlisted […]

Business Clinic: What insurance is needed when contracting? – Farmers Weekly

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Whether it’s a legal, tax, insurance, management or land issue, Farmers Weekly’s Business Clinic experts can help. Rory Gibson, regional director, Scotland, A-Plan Rural Insurance, highlights the importance of getting the insurance detail right for contract work. See also: Business Clinic: Following fire prevention tips will pay off Q. My neighbour is retiring from day-to-day […]

Dairy farming in a drought – tips from New Zealand – Farmers Weekly

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Dairy farmers need to look Down Under to find new ways of dealing with extreme weather events. That is because New Zealand and Australia are two of the world’s most drought-prone countries that still have outdoor milk production systems, says Promar International farm consultancy manager Teaghan Tayler. Teaghan now manages a 300-cow, 5,000-litre, spring-block calving […]

Tripura’s famed weekly mart along Bangladesh border back after 3 yrs

Tripura's famed weekly mart along Bangladesh border back after 3 yrs

Agartala: One of the two border haats or weekly trade marts along the Bangladesh border in Srinagar under South Tripura district of Tripura finally reopened for visitors, vendors and consumers on Tuesday after more than three years, after it was suspended because of the Covid-19 pandemic in 2020. This particular border trade point is a […]

Is an agricultural degree worth doing? – Farmers Weekly

Joe Sweet

Over the past three years, figures from the Higher Education Statistics Agency have shown a gradual climb in the number of students enrolling to study land-based and agricultural degrees. In the 2021-22 academic year alone, 15,640 UK students took up agricultural and food-based studies, showing a marked increase in numbers when compared with the 15,370 […]

Pulse weekly outlook: Larger pea, chickpea exports expected – Alberta Farmer Express

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MarketsFarm — Canadian pea, chickpea and edible bean exports will likely beat earlier expectations during the current 2022-23 marketing year, according to updated supply/demand projections from Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada. The stocks-to-use rations for the three crops should also tighten as a result. In its report Friday, the government agency upped its call for Canadian […]

Drawing a new agricultural map – Egypt – Al-Ahram Weekly

Drawing a new agricultural map

  “Egypt is implementing mega agricultural land reclamation projects in Sinai, Upper Egypt, the New Delta, Toshka, and east of Oweinat in southwest Egypt, writes Gamal Essam El-Din. The state is in a race against time to increase cultivated areas and boost agricultural production,” President Abdel-Fattah Al-Sisi said on Sunday. He was speaking at a […]