28-04-2014 04:23 AM
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Enabling the Countryside to Thrive
The CLA today (28 April) set out its vision for agricultural reform in Europe through its manifesto for the European Parliament elections.
In Enabling the Countryside to Thrive, the organisation is making practical recommendations to improve the rural economy ahead of the elections on 22 May.
CLA President Henry Robinson said: “From the economy, to the food we eat, to the environment we live in, the EU affects us all. Our manifesto calls for widespread reform to enable the UK countryside to thrive.
“Rural businesses matter. They provide jobs and generate income. However, poor infrastructure and technology is a major frustration that undermines their growth.
“MEPs need to recognise the specific needs of these businesses so that issues such as poor broadband do not stifle the rural economy.”
10-04-2014 01:42 AM
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Numbers of badgers killed on dairy farms
Dairy farms EIRs: number of badgers killed on land that had cattle (including dairy cattle) on it; number of badgers killed on land within 1 km of cattle (including dairy cattle); and number killed on the rest of the land within the dairy farms - all numbers killed separated for Somerset and Gloucestershire.
10-04-2014 01:41 AM
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Questions and answers on Bovine TB
Bovine TB - EIRs questions and answers on Bovine TB and the pilot culls.
10-04-2014 01:40 AM
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Number of badgers Defra targeted to kill in the 2 pilot culls
Number of badgers Defra targeted to kill in the 2 pilot culls in West Somerset and Gloucestershire.
09-04-2014 08:43 AM
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British survey of fertiliser practice 2013
The British Survey of Fertiliser Practice is an annual nationally representative survey based on the selection each year of a sample of farms from mainland Britain. The main purpose of the survey is to estimate average application rates of nitrogen, phosphate and potash used for agricultural crops and grassland. Information is also collected on applications of sulphur fertilisers, organic manures and lime. The survey is sponsored by the Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs and the Scottish Government, Rural and Environment Research and Analysis Directorate.
07-04-2014 03:26 AM
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This guide is intended to give you some information about how and when government officials might inspect a farm in England. It will tell you about who may inspect your farm, what they are looking for, and why they might visit you.
31-08-2012 08:38 AM
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HGCA 2012 harvest study results
Oilseed rape growers should put as much priority on varietal stability and consistency as outright yield potential, suggests a 2012 harvest study published by the HGCA.
27-08-2012 10:36 AM
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Green Belt: Under renewed threat?
Briefing released by Campaign to Protect Rural England (CPRE) on the renewed threats to the green belt.
27-08-2012 10:34 AM
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Green Belt Threats map
This is a map of green belts in danger, released by the Campaign to Protect Rural England (CPRE)
22-11-2011 00:00 AM
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Sheep and Goat Identification Inspections
Scottish Government inspectors carry out Sheep and Goat Identification Inspections annually. These inspections check that keepers of sheep and goats are complying with the identification and traceability requirements in European and Scottish law.