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Latest News     26 July 2016  
Nottingham Dollies prove cloned sheep can live long and healthy lives
Three weeks after the scientific world marked the 20th anniversary of the birth of Dolly the sheep new research, published by The University of Nottingham, in the academic journal Nature Communications has shown that four clones derived from the same cell line — genomic copies of Dolly — reached their 8th birthdays in good health.
Let’s back British cheese, says NFU
More people are buying more British cheese and more often, according to figures from AHDB. With a quarter of all milk produced in the UK processed into cheese, the household staple is an important product both for shoppers and for dairy farmers.
Tesco joins forces with Holland & Barrett in pilot health & wellbeing partnership
Tesco and Holland & Barrett have today announced an exciting new partnership to introduce a health and wellbeing ‘store in store’ format in a number of Tesco stores across the UK.
High horsepower technology comes to the Arion 400
Tractors in the 90 to 140hp power range have to be capable of meeting a wide range of demands, ranging from livestock farmers just wanting a simple, straightforward tractor for yard and grassland work, to arable farmers looking for greater sophistication for field work.
Sulky Burel celebrates 80th anniversary
Specialist seed drill and fertiliser spreader company Sulky Burel is celebrating its 80th anniversary. The French family-owned and run manufacturer was founded in 1936 and recently launched a UK subsidiary.
A challenging and successful season for the New Holland prototype T6.180 Methane Power tractor
New Holland’s  second generation T6.180 Methane Power tractor, which is a key element of New Holland Agriculture’s Clean Energy Leader strategy - launched 10 years ago to increase farming efficiency and sustainability - can be powered with methane or biomethane, and has been previewed and tested by some customers on July 14 at the La Bellotta farm, located near Turin, which is the first pilot Energy Independent Farm
Expert report shows major improvements in the safety of UK eggs
A report published today by the Advisory Committee on the Microbiological Safety of Food (ACMSF) into egg safety has shown a major reduction in the risk from salmonella in UK eggs.
English beef and lamb production systems showcased to top French chefs
A group of top French chefs has been given an insight into beef and lamb production in England during a visit organised by AHDB Beef & Lamb.
CLA East’s plea to councils to keep road works to a minimum during harvest
CLA East is urging county councils across the region to carefully consider their ongoing programme of road works so as not to adversely impact the busiest period in the farming year.
Deutz-Fahr launches new six and seven series tractors
Impressive modification and upgrades to the new DEUTZ-FAHR 6 and 7 Series range of tractors, put the company at the top of its game in performance, horsepower and comfort.

NFU shares its ambitious vision for domestic agriculture with new Defra Secretary of State
The NFU has today met the new Defra Secretary of State and outlined its ambitious vision for domestic agriculture.
FUW holds positive meeting with Welsh Government Cabinet Secretary for Environment and Rural Affairs
A delegation of Farmers’ Union of Wales officials have today met with Welsh Government Cabinet Secretary for Environment and Rural Affairs Lesley Griffiths at the Royal Welsh Show.
Lost labour could harm farming industry, warns the NFU
British crops could be left unharvested without access to labour post-Brexit, the NFU said today - it says loss of labour could have a devastating impact on the horticulture industry.
European Commission outlines new support package worth €500 million for European farmers
The European Commission has presented a new package of measures worth €500 million from EU funds to support farmers in the face of ongoing market difficulties, particularly on the dairy market
Brexit - FUW asks what’s next?
The Farmers’ Union of Wales has today launched their agricultural post box at the Royal Welsh Show (Monday, July 18) and is encouraging visitors throughout the show week to post their concerns, ideas and comments about the way forward for agriculture following the EU referendum result.
UK farming union presidents unite in call for competitive farming sector
The UK farming sector is a strong dynamic industry with huge potential outside the EU, the presidents of the four UK farming unions agreed today.

US groups want ChemChina acquisition of Syngenta blocked
Given the latest effort in an alarming trend of Chinese government-owned entities acquiring other agriculture companies, Food & Water Watch and the US National Farmers Union are urging the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS) to block the proposed purchase of Syngenta AG by China National Chemical Corporation (ChemChina).
New Zealand prime minister visits Fonterra’s manufacturing facility to celebrate strong agricultural ties with Indonesia
Today New Zealand Prime Minister, Rt Hon John Key, and Deputy Minister of National Development Planning, Gellwynn Daniel Hamzah Jusuf, visited Fonterra Brands Indonesia’s Cikarang manufacturing facility to mark the strong agricultural partnership between Indonesia and New Zealand.
As H5N1 spreads in West and Central Africa FAO calls for increased vigilance
Countries across West and Central Africa are on alert as the highly pathogenic avian influenza virus H5N1 continues to spread across the region, with Cameroon becoming the latest African country to detect the disease.
EU confirms its No. 1 position as agri-food exporter worldwide
EU exports for agricultural products reached €129 billion in 2015, an annual increase of 5.7%, securing the EU’s position as first world agri-food exporter with a net trade surplus of €16 billion.
Global Farmland Index records steady annualised growth over the past five years
Average farmland values around the globe increased by 6.6% during the past five years according to the recently published Savills global farmland index recording strong, steady growth and far less volatility than many other commodities.
UN seeks to boost response to El Niņo’s dire impact in Africa and Asia/Pacific, urges La Niņa preparedness
Combined efforts to prevent further human suffering, strengthen resilience and safeguard livelihoods in the wake of El Niño’s devastating effects worldwide must be rapidly ramped-up by governments and the international community, United Nations (UN) leaders said.

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