news tag: Agriculture

Course: How to get value from farming business contracts

Far too many farmers sign up to contracts without reading the terms, meaning they often get a bad deal and poor value for their farming

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Tipping the Scales: Legal Injunctions to Stop Fly-Tipping

Fly-tipping on farm land has been on the increase in recent years. It’s not just an irritating nuisance; fly-tipping can be very costly to deal with; it can pose a threat to humans, livestock and the environment; it can damage

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Dairy Producer Organisations – to Be, or Not to Be?

That is indeed the question. Shakespeare asks whether it is nobler to suffer the slings and arrows of outrageous fortune, or to take arms against a sea of troubles to end them.

You might well ask the same questions about

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Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Dairy Producer Organisations… but Were Afraid to Ask

Having historically had very little influence or power with regards to the terms on which they sell their milk, dairy farmers may choose to come together as a Dairy Producer Organisation (DPO) to increase their bargaining position collectively. In this

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Injunctions to Stop Protestors: The Legal Fightback

In recent years some activists have honed their tactics with a view to causing as much disruption as possible to their intended targets. Alongside online harassment, these activists are evolving their methods for physical protests. But increasingly there appears to

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EU Court Neonicotinoid Insecticide Judgments: Significance for UK Agriculture, Chemicals and Environmental Policy, Part I

In the first of this series of articles, we consider three important linked judgements about neonicotinoid pesticides, which damage bees, from the EU General Court, issued on 17 May 2018, which have widespread implications for agriculture, chemicals and environmental policy,

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