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Infographic: Farm safety in the USA

Agriculture is one of the most hazardous industries people can work in. Almost 2 million people are directly employed in the agriculture industry so it is certainly an issue that needs to be addressed. Every week there are people injured

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Tweeting famers set to collaborate for World Food Day

FARMERS around the world will collaborate on 17th October to beat last year’s global farming twitter chat of more than 700 participants from 17 countries. The chat will mark World Food Day and run between 6-7:30am (Australian Eastern Standard Time)

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EnviroChatUK by Oliver Dowding.

AgriChatUK has proved an amazingly successful Twitter forum. Every week, it attracts dynamic and inspiring people to debate key issues affecting both themselves and the wider agricultural industry. Nothing is static, and therefore to create diversity and maintain widespread interest,

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James Rebanks, Land Rover & The Prince’s Countryside Fund rural bursary

James Rebanks, of Penruddock, Cumbria, was awarded the Bursary to help develop his family’s Sheep farm and Sheep School project. James’ family- run farm business is very traditional and runs the native local breeds – the Herdwick and the Swaledale.

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AgriChatUK on Radio 1

On Saturday 22nd February 2014 the AgriChatUK team were invited down to the Radio 1 studios in London as part of #AccessAllAreas month, to record their own 1 hour radio show. Over 1,000 entries were received from interested groups, with

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Risk – do farmers take enough?

16.01.14 – Risk, do farmers take enough or too many? In addition to the familiar risks of weather, livestock, ill health and machinery in farming, other risks were cited as not being realistic about on-farm performance, lone working, world markets,

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Food waste

12.12.13 – Food waste Farmers generally try to practice minimal food waste practices, an example it was felt that more retailers and customers should try to adopt. Different options are now available in such situations, such as AD plants or

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Fly tipping on farms

14.11.13 – Fly tipping on farms The persistent problem of fly-tipping on farms was tackled in this discussion. The majority of farms said they had experienced problems at some point in their current location, with the scale of the issue

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VIDEO: Social media for rural businesses

Here is AgriChatUK’s Simon Haley talking about social media for rural businesses at the Farm Innovation show

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True cost accounting in food and farming

Guest post by Ellie Dowding of Sustainable Food Trust There is a new concept gaining momentum in sustainable food circles – ‘True Cost Accounting’. Our current industrial food system is not accounting for the ‘natural capital’ that our food system

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