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Bakur Kvezereli of Ztractor discusses the company's advancements in building autonomous electric agriculture machinery for farmers at the Farms.com Precision Agriculture Conference & Ag Technology Showcase.
The Ontario government has made permanent improvements to the Commodity Loan Guarantee Program to help farmers with more flexibility in accessing inputs.
Initial losses from Uri could be ‘tip of iceberg’ for long-term impact
In the ten-year period from 2009 to 2018 Ohio had 9 fatalities in grain handling and grain storage facilities.
If you want to learn how to farm successfully and grow crops, here’s a novel place to turn to.
Power outages caused by the devastating winter storm in Texas put some dairy farmers in crisis situations, forcing them to dump milk as processing plants shut down.
Grain Farmers of Ontario, the province’s largest commodity organization, representing Ontario’s 28,000 barley, corn, oat, soybean and wheat farmers, support Philip Lawrence, Conservative Member of Parliament for Northumberland—Peterborough South, on his efforts to support farmers through his private member bill C-206: An Act to amend the Greenhouse Gas Pollution Pricing Act (qualifying farming fuel).
Producers are being warned about problems like winter tetany which can develop in animals if their winter feed rations and minerals are off. Catherine Lang is a Livestock and Feed Extension Specialist with the Ministry of Agriculture.
A number of producers take time over the winter to evaluate their farming and ranching operation. Rejuvenating pastures or hay stands can help to improve productivity.
Chickpea producers are hoping scientists can get to the bottom on a new plant health issue that has been impacting the crop for the last two years. Producers taking part in a recent Sask Pulses Webinar series got an update on what's happening.
Some words are synonymous with a moment in time. Others capture the mood of an epoch. But every now and then you come across a word that influences the direction of travel, of policy, of sentiment and defines a tipping point. For example, the word “furlough” will forever be associated with Covid. And “woke” – […]
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Hampshire grower Simon Budden has scooped the top prize in a prestigious milling wheat quality competition, with a strategy based on timely input applications, aided by favourable weather. Mr Budden won gold with his crop of Crusoe winter wheat which yielded 11.98t/ha and a grain protein content of 13% in the Yield Enhancement Network (YEN) […]
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Sheep farmers have begun to draw ewe lambs from replacements to capitalise on deadweight prices that have marched through the £6/kg mark. AHDB figures for the week ending 20 February, showed old season lamb (OSL) SQQ deadweight prices rose by 16p/kg in seven days to average 609.10p/kg. Prices are 160p/kg above the five-year average, and […]
Pre-tax profit at Glasgow-based grain and feed trader Cefetra fell to £229,000 in the year to December 2019, in what the company describes as a challenging trading and logistical environment. Recently filed accounts for the company, which also operates in Ireland, show that turnover topped the £1bn mark, a slight rise from the previous year. […]
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Tougher penalties for irresponsible pet owners who allow their out-of-control dogs to attack livestock are on target to be introduced in England and Wales later this year, say rural police. Officers from the North Wales Police (NWP) Rural Crime Team say the provisions outlined in the Dogs (Protection of Livestock) Act 1953 are outdated and […]
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Landlords with private sector rented properties must comply with new rules on electrical installation safety tests or face fines of up to £30,000. The Electrical Safety Standards in the Private Rented Sector (England) Regulations were introduced last summer, but there are just weeks remaining before a key compliance deadline. The laws make it compulsory for […]
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Is the Labour Party’s long road back to an electoral majority through a congested urban street or a quiet country lane? Sir Keir Starmer’s appearance at the NFU conference this week suggests he will pull on his wellies and tread some rural roads to help increase his chances of walking the corridors of power. His […]
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Defra is to invite hundreds of farmers to trial a new post-Brexit green scheme in England which will reward them for delivering environmental outcomes, such as planting hedgerows and improving soils. The Sustainable Farming Incentive (SFI) is the first in a package of Environmental Land Management (ELM) schemes that will pay farmers public money for […]
Simple category runner-up Philip Dickson’s hitch adjuster Beef and sheep farmer Philip Dickson has invented a neat tool for remotely adjusting a tractor’s link-arm width when hooking up. The so-called Third Arm tool drops over the link arms and has a linear actuator in the middle that shifts them from side to side to line […]
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In contrast to Scotland and almost every region in England, Wales enjoyed an increase in land and farms on the public market in 2020, compared to the previous year. According to Savills’ data, the acreage rose by a huge 47% and the number of farms was up 11%. Meanwhile, land values didn’t budge from 2019 […]