Farming

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Latest study on Bradfield scheme in Queensland again concludes proposal doesn’t hold water
Despite repeated reviews of John Bradfield’s idea to use flood waters to irrigate central Australia, the scheme has not been shown to be feasible

Ben Smee

08, Dec, 2022 @3:42 AM

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UK supermarkets launch Christmas price war with 19p veg offer
Cut-price deals at Aldi, Lidl and Sainsbury’s come despite concerns over rising costs for UK farmers

Sarah Butler

07, Dec, 2022 @5:22 PM

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Thérèse Coffey rules out help for farmers and consumers facing higher costs
The environment secretary tells MPs it is ‘not the role of government to provide free food’ or to intervene in markets

Fiona Harvey and Helena Horton

06, Dec, 2022 @8:09 PM

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Dursey residents warn they may abandon island if cable car not fixed
Cattle on Ireland’s most south-westerly island face starvation and humans extreme isolation if aerial link does not run, warns farmer

Rory Carroll Ireland correspondent

06, Dec, 2022 @12:55 PM

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Farmers urge UK government to fund hedge creation to bolster biodiversity
Lack of funding identified as biggest obstacle to planting and maintaining hedgerows

Helena Horton Environment reporter

06, Dec, 2022 @10:19 AM

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UK risks sleepwalking into food supply crisis, says farmers’ union
NFU warns farmers are struggling with soaring cost of fuel, fertiliser and feed

Joanna Partridge and Kalyeena Makortoff

06, Dec, 2022 @8:14 AM

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Hay shortages and price rises expected after flooding wipes out growing regions
Dairy Australia’s Hay report has predicted ‘supply shortfalls’ and downgrades in quality of hay and fodder across eastern Australia

Tom Plevey

05, Dec, 2022 @2:00 PM

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Jabal: the new drought-tolerant wheat scientists say can withstand extreme heat
The variety is a cross between commercial and wild wheats – bred in a bid to develop crops that are more resilient to the climate crisis

Nina Lakhani in New York

04, Dec, 2022 @9:25 AM

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Don’t buy frozen turkeys for Christmas, say British producers of free range birds
Small farmers say reports of ‘shortage’ are driving customers to grab mass-produced poultry from supermarket freezer cabinets

Miranda Bryant

03, Dec, 2022 @5:44 PM

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An Indigenous reservation has a novel way to grow food – below the earth’s surface
Underground greenhouses are helping people to take back control of their nutrition and ease farming amid the climate crisis

Hallie Golden

03, Dec, 2022 @1:00 PM

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Food waste: green vegetable and potato crop glut after mild UK autumn
Fears of shortages early next year as farmers say they are having to ‘tear up’ sowing and harvesting timelines

Helena Horton and Patrick Butler

02, Dec, 2022 @3:00 PM

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UK farmers making tiny profits as supermarkets boast record takings
Ministers urged to act as study shows average block of cheese or loaf of bread makes farmers less than a penny

Helena Horton Environment reporter

02, Dec, 2022 @6:00 AM

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