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Government under pressure to provide bridging finance for BPS payments

Posted by Mark Carlisle on November 19th 2018 in AGRICULTURAL AND RURAL AFFAIRS .

Government under pressure to provide bridging finance for BPS payments

The Rural Payments Agency (RPA) hs confirmed it remains fully focused on processing Basic Payment Scheme (BPS) 2018 payments promptly from the start of the payment window (1 December 2018). However the UK government is coming under pressure from the farming...

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Government TB strategy review

Posted by Mark Carlisle on November 19th 2018 in AGRICULTURAL AND RURAL AFFAIRS .

Government TB strategy review

The government’s 25 year bovine tuberculosis (TB) strategy, led by Sir Charles Godfray, has been published on 13 November 2018. The report, which was commissioned by Environment Secretary Michael Gove in February 2018, aims to inform future strategies around the government’s goal of eradicating the disease by...

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Poultry Registration Rules

Posted by Mark Carlisle on November 12th 2018 in AGRICULTURAL AND RURAL AFFAIRS , All .

Poultry (including game birds): registration rules

The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) has published guidance for poultry including game) owners. Those farmers or landowners who keep 50 or more birds on their premises must register using the compulsory registration form within one month of keeping. The law applies...

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Tenant Farmers Association calls for further drought support

Posted by Mark Carlisle on September 10th 2018 in AGRICULTURAL AND RURAL AFFAIRS , All .

The Tenant Farmers Association (TFA) has joined with the National Farmers Union (NFU)in challenging Defra into greater proactivity to address the consequences of this year’s summer drought conditions.

TFA Chief Executive, George Dunn said “The challenges facing livestock and dairy farmers remain acute. The lack of fodder availability is going to...

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Government prepares for no deal-Brexit with issue of 80 notices for farming

Posted by Mark Carlisle on August 29th 2018 in AGRICULTURAL AND RURAL AFFAIRS , All .

The government is to publish a series of notes advising people and businesses how to protect themselves from the potential disruption of a "no deal" break with the European Union (EU). The notices are to cover farming, where the implications of a no deal scenario will have a major impact...

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Dairy company fined £200,000 following conviction for health and safety breach

Posted by Mark Carlisle on August 2nd 2018 in AGRICULTURAL AND RURAL AFFAIRS , All .

On 11 July 2018, Tomlinson's Dairies Limited was fined £200,000 and ordered to pay costs of £4,267.20 to the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) after pleading guilty to breaching section 2(1) of the Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974 at Wrexham Magistrates' Court.

On 3 May 2017, an employee...

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