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Couverts hivernaux La majorité d'entre vous a adopté les mélanges complexes en interculture

Sondage réalisé sur Terre-net du 29 novembre au 6 décembre 2016. ©Terre-net Média
Selon un sondage réalisé sur Terre-net, plus des deux tiers des agriculteurs sèment des couverts en interculture. Quant au choix des espèces, même si les résultats n’informent pas sur leur nature, […]

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From the farm to the factory…making 3,000 loaders each year

The need to make better use of slurry was a key driver for many of… […]

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Pas-de-Calais. Il fait le mort dans un train pour échapper au contrôle

Un voyageur sans billet a déployé des trésors d’imagination pour éviter d’être contrôlé ce mercredi matin à Saint-Omer (Pas-de-Calais). Le jeune homme a simulé un malaise au passage du contrôleur. Inquiet, ce dernier a prévenu les secours. Le subterfuge a été découvert et le passager a reçu une amende. […]

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El paro en agricultura cae más de un 2 % en 2016

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El paro agrario también ha caído en 2016. En concreto, el numero de desempleados en agricultura bajó en 5.100 personas, hasta situarse en 217.500 parados, lo que supone un descenso interanual del 2,29 %.

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Así lo reflejan los datos del paro de la Encuesta de Población Activa (EPA) publicada hoy por el Instituto Nacional de Estadística (INE). En el sector agrario, […]

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NPA blasts media for accusations UK pig industry involved in cruelty to horses

Activists from the German Animal Welfare Foundation (AWF) said horses on farms in Uruguay, Argentina and Chile are forced to have large bore needles inserted into their jugular vein to extract a powerful hormone which is then injected into pigs to speed up their fertility cycle. […]

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EU mulls implementation rules for endocrine disruptor criteria

By Jackie Bird
Published: 26 January 2017 02:57 PM

Companies that have applied to renew EU approvals for agrochemical active ingredients may be requested to provide additional information related to new criteria being developed for identifying endocrine disruptors (EDs).

However,the new criteria will not apply to active ingredients (ais) that have passedthe stage at which EU member states vote on a renewal decision, […]

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MEPs threaten to scrap organic talks, urge member states to move

By Paul Hutchison
Published: 26 January 2017 02:51 PM

Member state governments must show more willingness to compromise in the stalled negotiations on revised EU organic food legislation, MEPs have warned, with some wanting the Parliament to walk away if there is no deal at the next ‘trilogue’ […]

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Managerial changes at the top of ABP Food Group

There is no shortage of young people who want to get into farming, but… […]

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Five sheep-worrying dogs shot in two days

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Police have warned dog owners to keep their pets on a lead when walking in the countryside after five dogs have been shot dead. 

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The five dogs were shot for killing sheep and unborn lambs in two separate incidents. […]

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‘Poor returns see tillage farmers struggle to hold on to Basic Payments in 2016’

Elatus Era, a new SDHI fungicide from Syngenta, based on the novel active ingredient Solantenol in co-formulation… […]

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Salons agricoles Le Sima s'exporte en Asie et Afrique

Une allée du Sima Sipsa à Alger en 2016. (©Comexposium)
Les petits “frères” du Sima en Asie et en Afrique se développent d’année en année. Pour preuve, la troisième édition du Sima Asean à Bangkok en Thaïlande aura lieu du 7 au 9 septembre 2017. […]

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Spanish farm union opposes 20,000 cow ‘mega-dairy’

By Max Green
Published: 26 January 2017 01:57 PM

Spain’s influential Union of Small Farmers (UPA) has slammed plans to build what it says would be the largest dairy farm in Europe, in a tiny village in the Castilla y León region. […]

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NFU names new head of food and farming

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Philip Hambling has been named as the NFU’s new head of food and farming.

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Committee kicks off inquiry into Brexit effects on agriculture

By Chris Lyddon
Published: 26 January 2017 01:21 PM

A House of Lords committee yesterday (January 25) started its investigation into the effects of ‘Brexit’ on the agrifood sector, exploring issues such as threats posed by poorly made trade deals and the importance of seasonal and full time labour supply. […]

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Farm Business Improvement Scheme concerns voiced at Fintona show

The Environmental Farming Scheme in the North is due to open at the end… […]

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UPA Cantabria denuncia que cerca de 500 ganaderos siguen sin cobrar la PAC por haber sufrido una inspección

 La organización de agricultores y ganaderos UPA Cantabria ha reclamado una solución para los ganaderos que siguen sin cobrar el adelanto de las ayudas de la PAC. Más de 500 perceptores habrían tenido, según UPA, la “mala suerte” de sufrir una inspección, lo que automáticamente frena su derecho a cobrar las ayudas. […]

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La Laponia del Sur: una parte de España que se desangra por la despoblación

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En silencio. Así se extingue, poco a poco, la vida en la llamada Serranía Celtibérica, un territorio que se extiende por diez provincias españolas y al que se conoce como la Laponia del Sur por su bajísima densidad de población.

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La historia de esta zona de España fría, […]

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Cannabis plants worth €160,000 seized at a farmyard in the west

This week’s episode of Ear to the Ground will meet one of the many… […]

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Rural businesses at risk from business rates hammer blow

The Countryside Alliance said it was effectively a ‘bricks and mortar tax’ which did not take into account profitability and urged the Government to ‘go back to the drawing board’.
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Liberal Democrat leader and South Lakes MP Tim Farron slammed the Government for treating rural businesses as a ‘cash cow’ […]

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MEPs back rabbit welfare report, but resist new regs

By Max Green
Published: 26 January 2017 12:03 PM

Members of the European Parliament’s Agriculture Committee this week backed a report encouraging rabbit farmers to phase out conventional battery cages but crucially rejected an amendment calling for new legislation on the issue. […]