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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.
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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
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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
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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
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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
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11:20am Monday 4th February 2013
A one stop shop for renewable energy information, GreenGenUK offers advice on what technology is best for farms, guidance on planning permission or a full proposal for an installation. Farmers can rest assured a member of the green team at GreenGenUK will be able to help on all these matters.
7:30am Monday 4th February 2013
3:00pm Friday 1st February 2013
At the moment the payments from the Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) are very generous, they are index linked, paid for 20 years and can pay for a biomass boiler installation in well under five years, thereafter they form a useful additional income stream.
5:00pm Thursday 31st January 2013
While recent reductions to feed-in-tariff rates have disappointed many, changes to the structure of the scheme now offer new benefits to landowners, farmers, businesses and communities able to install multiple small wind turbines on their land.
7:30am Wednesday 30th January 2013
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9:10am Sunday 27th January 2013
In order to encourage the installation of solar projects on buildings, the Department of Energy and Climate Change has announced that buildingmounted solar PV projects will receive a separate Renewable Obligation Certificate (ROC).
Mr Tonks is no chicken: St Ewe Free Range Eggs shell out on second PV system from Cornwall Solar Panels
6:20pm Saturday 26th January 2013
With Solar Photovoltaic (PV) systems now becoming a popular agricultural investment, Mr Richard Tonks of St Ewe Free Range Eggs is putting in to place phase two of his journey into smart investing, energy independence and becoming a low carbon, environmentally friendly business.
8:40am Saturday 26th January 2013
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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.
3:00pm Monday 21st January 2013
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.
6:30am Sunday 20th January 2013
11:00am Friday 18th January 2013
FARMERS who were encouraged to turn unused buildings in to commercial units to increase the diversity of rural business may now be regretting the move as properties are handed back by cash-stricken tenants.