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hobby farms

Why are hobby farms growing in popularity?

Here, we highlight some of the most common reasons people start hobby farms and why you may want to consider starting one of your own.
pig farming

Smart Agri-Systems: A resilient future for pig farming

Research at the University of Leeds provides innovative, systems-based solutions to help the UK pig farming industry navigate future challenges to resilience.
UK pork industry

The UK pork industry: Demand, opportunities and challenges

AHDB Strategy Director – Pork, Angela Christison argues that the British pork industry has much to be proud of but while the demand is strong, so is the competition.
blockchain pilot, world bank project

World Bank blockchain pilot sows fresh narrative for Haiti’s farmers

AgriLedger, an agricultural-focused blockchain systems provider, is working on a World Bank backed pilot that offers end-to-end full traceability through their platform to enable transparency along the value chain.
British pig industry

Where next for the British pig industry?

Zoe Davies, Chief Executive of the National Pig Association asks where next for the British pig industry and provides a fascinating response.
biggest challenge in farming, mind your head 2019

Is depression the biggest challenge in farming?

Living well is the key to farming well- depression is emerging as one of the biggest yet unspoken challenges in farming in the modern day.
farmers clean air, clean air strategy 2019

UK Government to help farmers in new clean air strategy

The government has launched a new strategy to clean up our air - which includes a commitment to support farmers’ efforts to tackle air pollution.
animal welfare, Precision Livestock Farming

European Precision Livestock Farming (PLF) for animal welfare and health

Daniel Berckmans and Tomas Norton at M3-BIORES, Catholic University of Leuven detail how European Precision Livestock Farming (PLF) benefits animal welfare and health.
World Soil Day

World Soil Day marks importance of healthy farmed environment

The importance of soil health for both productive farming and a healthy environment has been highlighted today on World Soil Day (5 December)
cowpea

Harnessing the genetic diversity of a dynamic crop: Cowpea

Shawn Yarnes from The Integrated Breeding Platform highlights harnessing thegenetic diversity of a dynamic crop, cowpea and why it is important today.
farmers

Post-Brexit fair funding for farmers across UK

The Government has announced that it will issue fair funding for all farmers across the UK when we leave the EU in March 2019.
cereal production

Meeting the challenges of climate change for dryland cereal production

The effects of climate change threaten food security worldwide. What needs to be done to improve the resilience of vital dryland cereals to more extreme weather?

Water, temperature and crop science productivity research

Prof Robert Aiken, research crop scientist at Northwest Research—Extension Center tells us about his fascinating research into water and temperature, including the extent to which they limit crop productivity.
storing silage

Storing silage: A guide on how to safely store it on a farm

When it comes to how to safely store silage on a farm, this article by Charles Renwick from Lycetts explains who is responsible for which elements and what to expect when it comes to getting in touch with the Environment Agency.
farming scheme

Environmental farming scheme given green light

The Environment Secretary has today announced that the Payment by Results (PBR) project will be the first agri-environment scheme directly funded by the UK
ammonia emissions

New voluntary guide to help farmers reduce ammonia emissions

A new guide has been released which sets out simple steps farmers, advisors and contractors can take to reduce ammonia emissions to help improve air quality.
British farming

Government salutes pioneering females in British farming at Royal Welsh Show

Leading women from the food and farming sectors from around the country will join Secretary of State for Wales Alun Cairns at an event to celebrate Welsh women’s contributions to British farming at the Royal Welsh Show today
agriculture industry

Agriculture industry has highest death rate, report shows

The latest report from the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has revealed that the agriculture industry still has the highest rate of fatal injuries compared to any other sector.
cereals

The research priorities for the cereals and oilseeds sector

Tim Isaac, Head of Arable at the Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board shares his thoughts on research into the cereals & oilseeds sector
Genomics and precision agriculture

Genomics and precision agriculture: A perfect match for improving farm sustainability

Nicolas Friggens, coordinator of the GenTORE project at INRA, France reveals why genomics and precision agriculture are a perfect match for improving farm sustainability

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