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.
1:00pm Friday 12th September 2014
The CLA has backed Housing and Planning Minister Brandon Lewis’ calls to prioritise the building of bungalows for older people, freeing up larger family homes. The organisation said for a number of years it has highlighted the lack of housing available in rural areas for older generations, leaving many with no choice but to relocate to towns.
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.
7:00am Tuesday 19th August 2014
Saffery Champness is advising those wishing to make a legacy claim for Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI support for a scheme installed between 15 July 2009 and 8 April 2014 to get moving. Claims not submitted by the deadline of 8 April 2015 will be ineligible.
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).
10:00am Saturday 7th June 2014
Farmers and growers need a reliable source of water says the NFU in response to a new report from the University of Cambridge. A University of Cambridge report is right to suggest that collaboration is crucial to ensuring the careful management of our water resources – and it is essential that farmers and growers can produce food in times of plenty and drought, the NFU has said.
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.
4:40pm Monday 12th May 2014
Many farming families face a new tax on their houses from April 2015, and must act now to reduce their liability. Even those who qualify for exemption must apply, as relief is not given automatically.
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.
10:40am Friday 11th April 2014
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.
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
10:06am Monday 7th April 2014
8:36am Monday 7th April 2014
6:50am Friday 4th April 2014
11:13am Wednesday 26th March 2014
4:00am Saturday 14th September 2013
6:00am Saturday 20th July 2013
3:23pm Monday 13th May 2013
The National Farmers Union is claiming victory in its campaign to make it easier to convert redundant agricultural buildings, following the announcement from Communities Secretary Eric Pickles that planning rules will be relaxed.
8:38am Monday 22nd April 2013
9:13am Wednesday 10th April 2013
10:00am Saturday 6th April 2013
6:50am Friday 29th March 2013
8:58am Friday 22nd March 2013
The Daily Telegraph says it has a recording of a meeting at which Nick Boles, the planning minister, promised some of the country’s biggest property developers he is poised to scrap many development rules.
2:15pm Tuesday 19th March 2013
A new survey called ‘Renewable Energy: What do you need to know?’ has been launched to identify what information farmers and landowners need to help overcome the confusion surrounding investing in renewable energy.
6:00pm Saturday 16th March 2013
Lower Uppacott at Tawstock, Barnstaple – with attractive period farmhouse and separate cottage, further barns with potential, delightful gardens, woodland and pasture ground and various acreages and totalling 80 acres in all, has been sold in separate lots to three separate purchasers.
8:30am Tuesday 19th February 2013
2:00pm Monday 18th February 2013
9:24am Friday 15th February 2013
Farmland prices reached record levels during the second half of 2012, as demand for commercial farmland continued to grow, says the latest Royal Chartered Institution of Surveyors Rural Land Market Survey, H2 2012.
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.
4:50pm Friday 8th February 2013
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.
8:00am Wednesday 6th February 2013