21 Nov 2019

It has been confirmed that a Conservative majority government would guarantee to match the current budget available to farmers in every year of the next parliament.

The cu...

21 Nov 2019

Two re-purposed shipping containers, fitted with a ‘Farmony’ agritech unit – 55m² in size, can produce 55,000 heads of lettuce per year or 408 trays of micro greens per w...

21 Nov 2019

A group of eight suspected illegal immigrants trapped inside a refrigerated lorry trailer after they raised the alarm by chucking oranges out of a hole in its side.

Stunne...

21 Nov 2019

Created 20 years ago with the ambitious goal of revolutionising the online grocery market, Ocado now sees itself as a tech company rather than a retailer.

 Photo source: O...

21 Nov 2019

Pesticide use on arable crops grown in Scotland declined in 2018, according to a new National Statistics report.

A drop in the use of rodenticides on arable farms was also...

21 Nov 2019

Many airfreight service providers for the South African fresh produce industry make very limited use of state-owned South African Airways, preferring direct flights with...

20 Nov 2019

The UK’s Chamber of Shipping has launched its four-point plan for the 2019 UK General Election to be held on December 12.

In its “Stand up for Shipping” manifesto, the Ch...

20 Nov 2019

Lidl has announced it will invest over £10 million in its employees, which will be used to increase hourly wages for 19,000 staff members.

The discount grocer said it woul...

20 Nov 2019

Software may now enable British farmers and growers to unlock the full potential of their land by applying the exact nutrients it needs.

For the first time, the latest res...

20 Nov 2019

A group of the UK’s farm plastic collectors have announced the creation of the UK Farm Plastic Responsibility Scheme (UKFPRS) which will start in January 2020.

The scheme...

20 Nov 2019

The recent HS2 review uncertainty has prompted Freight Transport Association (FTA) to request confirmation from government on the future of HS2.

FTA is calling on governme...

20 Nov 2019

South Asia's onion crisis has widened, with Bangladesh airlifting supplies of the vegetable and the prime minister claiming prices are so high she has stopped eating them...

20 Nov 2019

American supermarket giant Kroger has unveiled a partnership with vertical farm start-up Infarm.

Berlin-based Infarm offers innovative ‘modular’ vertical farming units tha...

20 Nov 2019

Siem Beers and Gerrit de Groot of Dutch onion seed suppliers, Broer, Bejo, and De Groot, opened the symposium.

Located in Creil in the Dutch Noordoostpolder, the company...

19 Nov 2019

Christmas is a crucial time in the year for retailers and the annual battle for the best festive advert is underway. And what's better than a bit of friendly rivalry betw...

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