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Scottish farmers welcome new £5m fund to help recover sector

Scottish farmers have welcomed a new £5 million fund to help the country's food and drink sector recover from the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic.

Government pledges scrutiny power to TAC

The Trade and Agriculture Commission (TAC) will be granted permanent status and given the power to scrutinise each proposed trade deal

Firm recognised for commitment to local farming community

Its Agriculture and Estates department was placed in the top tier of legal firms nationally by the Chambers UK Guide

£7.5m machinery scheme opens for Northern Ireland farmers

The DAERA scheme will support the purchase of equipment and machinery, which cost between £5,000 and £30,000

Scotland food and drink industry to explore the implementation of IoT

Food and drink businesses will gather to explore how they can exploit Internet of Things (IoT) technology.

Biotechnology to benefit farmers and reduce climate change

Rapid advances made by the crop biotechnology sector offer huge benefits for farmers, the economy and the environment, say plant breeders.

Northern Ireland horse industry worth £212m annually to the Northern Ireland economy

The horse industry in Northern Ireland is worth up to £212m a year to the wider economy, according to a report commissioned by the government.

Arla UK 360 farmers to trial new technology

3D imagery systems will be trialled by Arla UK 360 farmers to help them identify changes in each cow’s physical wellbeing, mobility and weight before they are visible to the human eye.

UK farmers to benefit from £31.2m fund

Numerous projects are set to receive funding worth £31.2m so they can use the latest technologies to help farmers cut down on pollution and produce more food.

Brexit-driven farming subsidy uncertainty lowers land values

The uncertainty created out of brexit is spilling over to the agriculture sector now. There are fears regarding the future of farming subsidies after brexit which has led to a fall in farmland prices in the UK.