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More than two thirds of the pollen that honeybees collected from European fields and brought to their hives to feed their larvae is contaminated with a cocktail of up to 17 different toxic pesticides, Greenpeace has claimed.
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Thousands of people involved in farming, wildlife preservation and rural businesses across Cornwall will receive first details this week on how they might benefit from £15 billion in EU funding over the new seven-year CAP period.
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On one of the warmest days so far, around 3,500 visitors attended Rodway Farm’s annual Lambing Fun Day, to see the working farm, meet new-born lambs, take tractor/trailer rides, falconry displays and ferret racing!
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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.
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Following the successful double launch of the Regency Fayre Craft & Vintage and Farmer’s Market in February and March respectively, the organisers are happy to announce dates throughout the year, helping to support local traders and engaging with the community on a deeper level Hosted at Plymouth’s luxurious Boringdon Hall and Organised by local events company DH Events, the Regency Fayre is a family orientated local market showcasing some of the finest products from around Devon, Cornwall & Somerset.
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Rarely do farms come available for sale in South Devon as they are what some may describe as a “prize possession” not only because of the lifestyle that may be enjoyed with the wide open spaces but also because of the privacy they offer with the dwelling usually being surrounded by it’s own land.
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A group of Cornish agriculture and countryside students have had a royal calling. The hard working four from Duchy College Rosewarne have just accepted places at the prestigious Royal Agricultural University in Cirencester, starting in September.
3:19pm Thursday 10th April 2014
Two leading scientists recently expressed their concerns to a cross-party group of politicians that although bees are the focus of most attention, other important pollinating insects, such as hoverflies are in an equally perilous state and need help.
3:00pm Thursday 10th April 2014
Farmers are being warned by sheep experts to act now to protect vulnerable lambs against Nematodirus. The vast majority of cases occur in the spring putting young lambs at great risk. However, changing weather patterns mean that this particularly nasty disease can now also be seen in the autumn.
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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.
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9:00pm Wednesday 9th April 2014
Feather Down Farm Days, the award-winning pioneers of ‘glamping’ and farm stays will be participating in a brand new pilot scheme to support the work of The Prince’s Countryside Fund, the charity that supports the people who live and work in the countryside.
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Priding itself on its abundance of native bluebells, Godolphin near Helston is preparing to welcome the warm weather and embrace the outdoors amid the beauty of this characteristically springtime flower.
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Spectrum Energy Systems, specialists in the supply and installation of solar PV arrays and wind turbines up to 850kW, is expanding its operations in the UK following a period of sustained business growth.
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