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Tories in Wales have branded the Welsh Government’s farming consultation ‘a farce’ after Rural Affairs Secretary Lesley Griffiths vowed to press ahead with plans to axe direct payments in an interview with Farmers Guardian.
Large stocks of soya in the US, resulting from a good harvest and inability to export to China are having a dampening effect on oilseed markets, delegates at the AHDB Grain Market Outlook conference heard.
Field-scale trials carried out in Oxfordshire and Hampshire by Natural England showed that cover crops such as mustard, winter vetch and forage rye, did not significantly increase slug populations compared with wheat stubble.
Defra has been accused of ‘gagging’ membership organisations after it emerged the department was asking them to sign non-disclosure agreements (NDAs) before engaging in detailed discussions on Brexit planning.
With spring barley yield and quality issues being experienced in some areas, the prospects for those with good malting barley harvest look bright, particularly as the Northern European crop is under par.