The Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board (AHDB) is a UK statutory levy body, funded by farmers, growers and others in the supply chain. It delivers some important services to various industry sectors and parts of the UK.Read more »
The Catchment Sensitive Farming (CSF) partnership has launched a new £3 million programme to reduce ammonia emissions from agriculture today (18 September, 2018).Read more »
Farmers and growers have been urged to sign up to a project which seeks to better understand and manage soil health.
Do you raid your underwear drawer to bury your undies? Does your ability to dig holes rival that of a mole? Do you feel at one with your land?
Poor returns, high pest and disease pressure and soil fertility decline are strong reasons to adopt agroecology practices on farm. These were some of the key messages outlined by 21 speakers at the first ‘Agricology Open Day’ held at Daylesford Organic Farm, near Kingham, Gloucestershire, UK.Read more »
The Wildlife Trusts and LEAF create unique model for nature-friendly farming across 44,500 acres, as part of new Jordans Farm Partnership.Read more »
The farming sector needs to encourage more female participation in the industry and promote the significant role of women already working in agriculture. Those were the key messages at today’s Women in Agriculture event hosted by Scotland’s Rural College at the Royal Highland Show.Read more »
FWAG South East and Wild Oxfordshire are working in partnership in an exciting new initiative with Thames Water to help farmers to deliver improvements in water quality in the River Ock catchment. Together, we are offering free advice, free spreader calibration and cash incentives for using an alternative to metaldehyde. Contact Tim Clarke on 07713 333196 to find out more.Read more »
Farmers and land managers are being welcomed to a new show attraction this year. With special attention being paid to the rules surrounding water pollution a smart blue marquee will be the place to catch up on the latest information and tips about Farming & Water in Scotland. Funded by Scottish Government and staffed by […]Read more »
The LILIS (Livestock In Low Input Systems) conference will look at the successes and challenges of upland livestock production in organic, upland and similar low-input systems. Topics under discussion will be the use of appropriate breeds, marketing and branding, and a back-to-basics approach to the animal and its role in the farming system. The conference […]Read more »
Meat has been so cheap for so long that it became easy to forget exactly how it is produced. However, various food scandals, including the horse-meat controversy and, most recently, the marketing by Tesco of a range of meats, labelled with fictional farms to convince us it was somehow from a more wholesome source, has […]Read more »
Leading women farmers from around the country will join Secretary of State Elizabeth Truss today to celebrate women’s contributions to British farming and the increasing number of women looking to the industry for a rewarding career.Read more »