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Blog: The natural disaster unfolding on our doorsteps

1:06pm Friday 19th April 2013

Helping one another is something we do well in this great country of ours and once again my faith in our communities has been restored recently because the NFU has been inundated with requests from the public to help livestock farmers affected by the severe winter weather.

Britain's farmers can help keep shoppers happy

5:29pm Thursday 14th March 2013

LOTS of apologies and humble pie from the retailers for letting farmers and consumers down pretty much sums up the NFU’s 2013 annual conference.

Blog: Those responsible for the horse meat scandal should be prosecuted

6:04pm Friday 25th January 2013

Well, how many text message jokes did you receive last week about horse and pig meat being found in burgers from Tesco?

Blog: The RSPCA should highlight horrific crimes taking place in our fields

5:31pm Tuesday 20th November 2012

Horrified is the only way I can describe how I felt after reading a report that thieves cut off the legs of 10 sheep while they were still alive.

Farmers concerned over Sainsbury's plan to drop Red Tractor logo

The Westmorland Gazette: The Red Tractor is a sign that what you're eating is 100 per cent British

9:51am Monday 29th October 2012

It’s extremely disappointing that Sainsbury’s, Britain’s second largest grocery retail chain, has confirmed its intention to remove the Red Tractor logo from packs of own-label products over the course of the next year.

Safeguarding animals is a must

12:00am Monday 24th September 2012

Farming Matters By NFU Kendal group secretary Derek Lomax Knee jerk headline grabbing reactions to unfortunate incidents rarely turn out to be the best course of action in my experience.

FACE the correct knowledge

3:07pm Thursday 20th September 2012

Farm And Countryside Education (FACE) is an organisation that I know a lot of members are very supportive of.

Council plan to stop collecting animal movement data could have disastrous consequences

8:00am Thursday 23rd August 2012

Vital farm animal movement data that’s essential in the event of a disease outbreak such as foot and mouth (FMD) will no longer be kept on file by Cumbria County Council because of costs saving proposals.

The public are our greatest allies in protecting farmers' livelihoods

The Westmorland Gazette: Milk price cuts would hurt farmers

4:44pm Wednesday 1st August 2012

If the price cuts announced by Muller/Wisemans, Arla, Dairy Crest and First Milk had gone ahead, it would have seen dairy farmers losing £59.3 million from their liquid milk sales in the next twelve months.

Dairy farming forms the backbone of our economy

The Westmorland Gazette: Dairy farming helps provide trade for countless other businesses in our region

2:48pm Wednesday 25th July 2012

Dairy farming has changed dramatically over the last 20 years.

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