The Farmer

Countdown to UK Dairy Day at Telford

The countdown is on for the national event UK Dairy Day 2015 which takes place in Shropshire at Telford International Centre on Wednesday, September 16.

Farmers unite over milk price

Demonstrations outside supermarkets and the recent dairy summit in London spurred the NFU and other farming organisations to write to the top-ten UK retailers, asking for urgent meetings to discuss how they can help to achieve fair and sustainable relationships throughout the supply chain.

Country house on the market for £1.8 million

Pentre Heylin,  a Substantial Paladian country house with superb Equestrian facilities and farm land extending in all to approximately 110 acres (44.51 ha),  is on the market with Roger Parry & Partners for £1.8 million.

Late basic payment applications allowed

Despite the Basic Payment Scheme (BPS) claim submission deadline of 15 June passing, late applications can still be submitted from 16 June until midnight on 10 July 2015.

Derogation needed for oilseed rape seed treatments

Oilseed rape

With farmers across the country continuing to suffer heavy losses through oilseed rape crop damage following restrictions to the availability of neonicotinoids, the NFU has asked the Government for an emergency-use derogation to allow farmers to use seed treatments in rapeseed this autumn.

Move sparks furore over winter fair

A row has broken out over the way the Staffordshire and Birmingham Agricultural Society runs the English Winter Fair. Almost half the committee has been sacked.

Crime prevention on the farm

Shropshire Rural Hub in conjunction with West Mercia Police is holding a series of Crime Prevention Events starting on Tuesday, April 28 at Chilton Farm, Atcham, Shrewsbury SY5 6QN by kind permission of Richard Adney.

Crime prevention events for farmers

Shropshire Rural Hub in conjunction with West Mercia Police is inviting farmers to a series of Crime Prevention Events starting  on Tuesday,  April 28  at Chilton Farm, Atcham, Shrewsbury SY5 6QN by kind permission of Richard Adney.

Farming policies will be crucial in May elections

With the chances of a single political party winning the General Election on May 7 being small, the farming and rural policies of all parties, big and small, may be crucial  according to the NFU president Meurig Raymond.

Machinery company marks 25 years of service

This year marks a milestone for Ross Farm Machinery. The Herefordshire-based firm is celebrating 25 years of servicing Shropshire, Herefordshire, Worcestershire, Gloucestershire, Warwickshire, South Wales and the Welsh Marches.

Get ready for new Basic Payment Scheme

Further details on the new Basic Payment Scheme which comes into force next month have emerged, which could have a significant effect on farming businesses in the area.

Farmers invited to see machinery at open day

A full range of tractors and agricultural equipment will be on show at Severn Farm Machinery and Wynnstay Stores' joint open day at Pontesbury near Shrewsbury on December 10 and there will be a 10 per cent discount on items in the farm machinery store (excluding spare parts).