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Summer term is over but the work goes on

The academic term at Harper Adams University came to a close at the end of June, the students completing the year in style with their 12-hour Summer Ball, writes Jaclyn Green.

The perils of lending equipment to fellow farmers

The farming community is close-knit and quite frequently farmers will, as a matter of goodwill, lend their friends and neighbours machinery and equipment free of charge, writes Steven Corfield.

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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.