Farming

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Big Scottish landowners could face fines for nature and climate failings
Government proposals would also add protections for local communities and impose new controls on land sales

Severin Carrell Scotland editor

04, Jul, 2022 @3:08 PM

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Country diary: It’s a race between the tractors and the threatened rain
Comins Coch, Ceredigion: In the valley, their lights continue long after midnight in a last push to secure the crop

John Gilbey

04, Jul, 2022 @4:30 AM

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Country diary: Make hay while the sun shines? That can be tricky in Cumbria
Tebay, Cumbria: Getting the grass cut, baled and stored in the barn is one of the biggest and most important jobs of the year

Andrea Meanwell

01, Jul, 2022 @4:30 AM

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Denmark’s Covid mass mink cull had no legal justification, says report
The extermination of 15 million animals and unnecessary shutdown of an entire industry has cost taxpayers billions

Sophie Kevany, Tom Levitt and Tom Carstensen

30, Jun, 2022 @4:54 PM

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Meat, monopolies, mega farms: how the US food system fuels climate crisis
From a beef-heavy diet to growing crops that don’t feed people – the biggest challenges facing the agriculture industry

Amanda Schupak

30, Jun, 2022 @10:00 AM

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Australian almond harvest in jeopardy as ‘Covid for bees’ strikes apiaries
Discovery of varroa mite at Newcastle port has led to NSW beehives being locked down with a potentially ‘devastating effect’ on crops

Natasha May

27, Jun, 2022 @5:30 PM

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Using far less chemical fertiliser still produces high crop yields, study finds
Climate-friendly practices can increase yields while improving ecosystem of farms, scientists say

Fiona Harvey Environment correspondent

27, Jun, 2022 @3:00 PM

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Environment Agency faces legal battle over water removal in Norfolk Broads
Tim and Geli Harris to take agency to high court over groundwater removal for farming near protected wetlands

Patrick Barkham

27, Jun, 2022 @11:45 AM

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What is the varroa mite and does it pose a threat? The deadly parasite that sent NSW into bee lockdown
The mite feeds on honeybees, leading to malformation and weakening. If untreated it could cause an entire colony to die

Donna Lu

27, Jun, 2022 @5:47 AM

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‘What have we done?’: six years on, UK counts the cost of Brexit
Sectors from fishing to aviation, farming to science report being bogged down in red tape, struggling to recruit staff and racking up losses for the first time

Toby Helm, Robin McKie, James Tapper & Phillip Inman

25, Jun, 2022 @12:42 PM

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Jake Fiennes: ‘I don’t want to be the Gordon Ramsay of conservation’
It’s a tough gig: restore UK wildlife and produce better food. But the expletive-loving conservationist has pulled it off, earning the respect of farmers and ecologists. How’s he done it?

Patrick Barkham

25, Jun, 2022 @7:00 AM

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Farmers turn to soil science technology as soaring fertiliser prices take hit out of bumper crop
Farmers forced to improve efficiency, with reliance on practices such as soil testing, grid sampling and variable mapping

Natasha May

24, Jun, 2022 @8:00 PM

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