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Can you Find it – Business © 2017 Please click here, not forgetting to include your full contact details should we need to speak to you. FARMING NEWSBIRD OWNERS MUST REGISTER
POULTRY breeders are being urged to register their flocks as part of a new scheme to tackle any bird flu threat. Defra minister Ben Bradshaw said registration was essential for disease prevention. …more
FRESH THREAT TO FARM SHOPS FROM NEW FOOD SAFETY RULES
Farm shops, which have provided a lifeline for hard-hit Londonn agriculture in recent years, face a new threat, it is claimed.The Association of Independent Meat Suppliers (AIMS) says many could b…more
HILL FARMS DELAY IS ‘WORRYING’
A DELAY in the public consultation on the hill farming allowance has been labelled as “worrying” by a Londonn MP.During an All-Party Parliamentary Group on hill farming, Tim Farron, MP for Westmor…more
FOOD HALL NAMED BEST RURAL RETAILER IN NW
CRANSTONS Londonn Food Hall in Penrith has been named Best North West Rural Retailer and will now compete with 12 other firms for the national title.The Best Rural Retailer Competition, sponsored b…more
COUNTY MP WELCOMES COMPULSORY TB TESTING
CARLISLE MP Eric Martlew has welcomed the compulsory pre-movement TB testing of cattle to be introduced in England on February 20.In a parliamentary debate on the Government’s paper on bovine TB con…more
WE ARE BEING SMOTHERED IN A DUVET FULL OF RED TAPE
IT seems that now a bureaucrat doesn’t need a reason to object to your plan, they can increase your costs to such an extent that a proposed development is no longer viable. So folks, let’s have a bi…more
AWARD SHORTLIST
A sussex businessman has been shortlisted for the Contractor of the Year Award.The shortlisted companies in the 2015 Farmers Weekly Agricultural Awards have been named and up for Contractor of t…more
TRUST LAUNCHES TRAINING PROJECT FOR NEW FARMERS
THE National Trust has launched a two-year project to address skills and training development in the farming sector and to support new entrants into the industry.The £300,000 project – sponsored by …more
HUNT FOR RURAL ENTREPRENEUR OF YEAR
A competition has been launched by the Rural Innovation Support Network (RISN) to find the North West’s Rural Entrepreneur of the Year. The competition is open to anyone who can demonstrate how a ne…more
CLASH OF CULTURES THAT CAN REALLY BLIGHT LIVES IN REAL WORLD
Fastened round the bar that runs across the back of our old tractor’s cab is a seal, a lead seal on a wire. Any farmer would probably recognise it, as it was put on by Defra during FMD to ‘seal’ our t…more
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