10:00am Thursday 23rd October 2014
A poignant video of a farming couple from the Somerset Levels coming to terms with being flooded last winter highlights why the Government must urgently invest to fill the £500m shortfall in the nation’s flood defence funding, the NFU said today.
11:00am Saturday 18th October 2014
Find out more about water catchment management on the National Trust’s Holnicote Estate to include talks about land management considerations; working in partnership, and moorland site management to slow down water in the upper catchment.
11:10am Tuesday 7th October 2014
8:00am Saturday 13th September 2014
A new research paper from the Campaign to Protect Rural England (CPRE) published today shows that steep targets for the amount of land councils must allocate for housing are opening the door to major housing developments in the countryside.
9:00am Saturday 30th August 2014
The Exmoor Hill Farming Network are offering another round of courses following on from our first round in June. The day will consist of class room based training and the online assessment will be taken at the end of the day (multiple choice questions) you will be given up to an one hour to complete.
8:00am Thursday 7th August 2014
Farmland values topped £10,000 per acre for the first time ever in the second quarter of 2014 according to rural property services providers, Smiths Gore. Values have increased by 6 per cent over the past 12 months. In the South West of the country, there are 23 per cent more farms for sale compared with the same period in 2013.
2:00pm Monday 14th July 2014
A free dedicated online and social media tool for monitoring real-time English and Welsh waterways information has been launched to help river users easily access the data they need for their hobby or work.
9:00am Sunday 22nd June 2014
12:00pm Tuesday 10th June 2014
Statistics reveal a decline in organic land area in the UK has slowed significantly in comparison to drop-offs seen in the last four years. That’s the key fact to be found in the latest Organic Statistics released by Defra and it has been welcomed by leading control body, Organic Farmers & Growers (OF&G).
12:00pm Friday 6th June 2014
The CLA has said that proposals in the Queen’s speech “to open up access to shale and geothermal sites” as part of an Infrastructure Bill, would gift access to private property for commercial companies, and fails to address the concerns of land and property owners.
11:00am Thursday 29th May 2014
Moves to tighten EU pesticide regulations could remove up to half the available crop protection products. Industry leaders are concerned that the unjustified restrictions will place the UK crop sector under threat making UK crops uncompetitive in the global crop market.
9:00am Monday 26th May 2014
7:00pm Thursday 22nd May 2014
1:00pm Wednesday 14th May 2014
12:40pm Wednesday 14th May 2014
The Woodland Trust has commented on the latest government publication regarding diseases affecting the nation's trees. The The government's Tree Health and Plant Biosecurity Expert Taskforce has published an updated Tree Health Management Plan, alongside a wider Plant Biosecurity Strategy.
12:00pm Monday 12th May 2014
6:50am Monday 14th April 2014
Bird survey shows half-million acres of farmland is dedicated to wildlife Despite it being the wettest winter since records began more than 500 farmers, covering nearly half-million acres of UK farmland, rose to the challenge of taking part in the first year of the Game & Wildlife Conservation Trust’s Big Farmland Bird Count in February.
2:19pm Thursday 10th April 2014
Since last September Cornwall Wildlife Trust’s Wild Penwith Volunteers have carried out over 160 hours of practical conservation work across west Penwith, helping to restore eight acres of important wildlife habitat; all thanks to funding from South West Water. The Trust, Cornwall’s leading local wildlife charity protecting Cornwall’s wildlife and wild places are delighted that the company have just agreed to support Wild Penwith for another year.
9:24am Thursday 10th April 2014
1:58pm Wednesday 9th April 2014
9:16am Tuesday 8th April 2014
3:38pm Monday 7th April 2014
8:36am Monday 7th April 2014
4:00am Saturday 14th September 2013
6:00am Saturday 20th July 2013
8:38am Monday 22nd April 2013
10:00am Saturday 6th April 2013
8:30am Tuesday 19th February 2013
11:50am Wednesday 13th February 2013
8:00am Wednesday 13th February 2013
10:00am Sunday 10th February 2013
Arable farmers need to ensure they cure any over-wintered compaction ahead of spring drilling, or risk poorer crop performance and lower yields, warns James Kissock, territory manager for Great Plains.
5:00pm Wednesday 6th February 2013
With difficult growing conditions last season many crops were unlikely to have used all the nitrogen fertiliser applied, so soil reserves were generally higher than you might expect at the end of August.
7:30am Monday 4th February 2013
7:30am Wednesday 30th January 2013
6:10pm Tuesday 29th January 2013
8:40am Saturday 26th January 2013
11:20am Thursday 24th January 2013
6:10am Tuesday 22nd January 2013
CONTROLLING the life-threatening gas emitted from stored slurry must now become a top priority health and safety issue for all UK livestock farmers, says Liz Russell, managing director of the Lancashire-based company Envirosystems.
6:00pm Monday 21st January 2013
A SURVEY of farmers across the south west has revealed that 96 per cent think environmental work on their farms would be impacted if payments for wildlife-friendly farming, known as agri-environment schemes, were stopped or reduced.
11:00am Monday 21st January 2013
FARMERS with land close to the River Fowey in Cornwall are getting a helping hand from South West Water to make improvements to their farms that in turn will help reduce pollutants seeping into the river.
2:20pm Sunday 20th January 2013
THE Catchment Sensitive Farming initiative is making a record £21.5 million available this year to help farmers carry out improvement works that will improve drinking water quality and enhance local wetland environments.
11:20am Sunday 20th January 2013
The Cornwall Wildlife Trust’s Wild Penwith project team will be presenting an evening talk about the moors, heathlands and other habitats of Penwith at the Methodist Hall, Chapel Street, St Just on Thursday 31st January at 6.30pm.
6:00pm Monday 14th January 2013
Private woodland is currently the most sought-after property in Britain, according to the leading specialist agents in the sector, with an estimated 100,000 acres per year changing hands, and some parts of the market seeing values rise by as much as 20 per cent over the last two years.
11:00am Monday 14th January 2013
10:20am Monday 7th January 2013
Recently the Rural Payments Agency (RPA) announced that farmers are putting themselves at risk of losing Single Payment Scheme (SPS) payments because they are not completing their Soil Protection Reviews (SPR).
9:49am Monday 22nd October 2012
Exmoor farmer Robin Milton, chairman of the NFU upland group, says the future of hill farming is ‘finely balanced’ and if the current CAP reform negotiations don’t go the right way, prospects for family farming will be bleak.
8:40am Saturday 13th October 2012
5:43pm Tuesday 9th October 2012
8:30am Saturday 18th August 2012