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Most popular year yet for Natural England grant scheme

Most popular year yet for Natural England grant scheme
FUW reveals speakers for autumn conference
The Farmers’ Union of Wales has today revealed its speakers for its upcoming autumn conference themed ‘Joint ventures in farming – myth breaking and m...
11-02-2014 11:27 AM | Animal Health, News, Sheep, Top Tips
Keep Dogs On Leads During Lambing, Say Bva Vets
Vets are asking dog owners to keep their dogs on leads when walking near sheep as the annual lambing season gets underway. Ewes are particularly vulne...
FUW conference embraces technology and research
Advances in technology and research to show how they can help run a business effectively and make life easier for those working in agriculture will be...
Most popular year yet for Natural England grant scheme
From Northumberland to Cornwall, farmers in 79 priority catchment areas of England have submitted more applications than ever before for funding from ...
09-01-2013 12:18 PM | Diversification, Education, News, Top Tips
Midlands rural business experts launch first book
Julie White and Nick Platt of Growing Rural Enterprise have worked together assisting rural businesses in the UK and overseas for over 14 years, from ...
27-09-2012 12:33 PM | Crops, Housing and Storage, News, NFU, Produce, Top Tips
Hydor publishes new brochure for horticultural market
Hydor, designers and manufacturers of complete environmental ventilation and control systems for agriculture, have announced a new addition to its ext...
03-05-2012 14:21 PM | Pigs, Top Tips, News
Sow parity impacts profits
With cull sow prices currently good, now is an ideal time for pig producers to review the sow parity distribution in their herds, says Paul Thompson, ...
27-01-2012 11:40 AM | Top Tips, News, Renewables
UK Government loses Feed-in-Tariff appeal
The Court of Appeal has rejected the Governments appeal against a High Court decision that it unlawfully reduced Solar PV Feed-in-Tariffs (FITs). T...
Small Wind Turbines Information Revolution: Owners Can Now Manage Turbines from the Pub
World leading Small Wind turbine manufacturer Gaia-Wind today launched a revolution for turbine owners: the ability to monitor production from home, i...
Devon landowners offered free course in grassland management
Staff from Devon Wildlife Trust’s (DWT) Working Wetlands project, are planning a free training event this month to help local landowners in the ...
Rural Property Watch new security measures
Rural Property Watch has been developed to support the UK’s agricultural and equestrian community with security and anti-theft measures. The ...
24-11-2010 16:22 PM | Arable, Crops, Top Tips, News
Vari-Scary focuses firing on pigeon flight times
Oilseed rape growers could save up to 30% on the operating costs of gas guns and minimise conflict with neighbours by focussing firing patterns on per...
21-09-2010 13:16 PM | Pigs, Top Tips, News
Thompson’s tip: Slap-dash slap marking?
Slap marking is an important method of identifying pigs. These days, besides identifying pigs for payment the slap mark is used to categorise the pig...
15-09-2010 10:21 AM | Arable, Crops, Market Reports, Top Tips, News
Arable contract agreements for fluctuating markets
The terms of many arable contracting agreements were drawn up during a period of consistently low farming margins. In this situation, a split substan...
03-09-2010 11:46 AM | Arable, Cereal, Crops, Market Reports, News, Top Tips
Weekly market report
FEED WHEAT • Egypt continued its habit of issuing tenders on dips in futures markets – they subsequently bought 225,000mt of US hard wheat – at rel...
Increase welfare for greater profits
Increased welfare and better pain management can lead to economic, as well as herd health benefits for farmers, according to Merial Animal Health. ...
23-04-2010 13:19 PM | Finance, Top Tips, News
Euro woes call farmers to action on their Single Farm Payments
For the first time since February, the euro has this week traded at over 87p. Whilst this is good news for Brits holidaying in the euro zone or UK-...
18-02-2010 12:25 PM | Top Tips, News
FUW website to ease farm waste headaches
The Farmers’ Union of Wales has linked up with Environment Agency Wales to help Welsh farmers manage their agricultural waste better. Recent ...
21-01-2010 10:09 AM | Education, Property News, Top Tips, News
Letter to the editor
As a third-generation dairy farmer of more than 20 years, during which time we have either erected ourselves or employed people to erect more than a d...
19-01-2010 19:41 PM | Machinery and Equipment, Top Tips, News
New colour-changing icons show vehicles’ speed with Quartix Pay As You Go
Innovative map icons that change colour with a vehicle’s speed have been added to Quartix Pay As You Go, the popular online tracking system. ...
31-07-2009 16:44 PM | CLA, Top Tips, News
Environment Agency launches project to identify extent of flytipping on private land
Illegally dumped waste found to be a problem for 94% of landowners The Environment Agency has launched a pilot with eight major UK landowners to id...
28-07-2009 13:52 PM | Top Tips
Farm construction: Do not bite off more than you can chew
Farmers are a resourceful breed, accustomed to having to turn their hands to a variety of tasks. This is as true now as it ever was - today’s fa...
26-06-2009 14:11 PM | Finance, Top Tips, News
Rollover At Your Peril
For farmers and landowners selling land, buildings or other qualifying business assets, it has long seemed attractive and sensible to look at a way of...
21-05-2009 11:50 AM | Finance, Top Tips, News
Farmers in south east encouraged to sow seeds for success
’Sowing the seeds for successful succession’ will soon be the main topic for discussion amongst the agricultural community in the South Ea...
Fertiliser wastage
Fertiliser wastage Did you know that nine farmers out of ten waste fertiliser by failing to mount the spreader on the tractor accurately? That th...
22-03-2009 11:53 AM | Finance, Top Tips, News
Farmers should not be dis-interested!
What impact will the 0.5% base rate cut announced by the Bank of England have on farmers? A question posed by agricultural consultant and commentator ...
Baler Belt Fasteners
Benson Beltings have addressed the long standing confusion regarding the particular brand/style of fastener used in baler belts by placing a simple ph...
05-02-2009 16:27 PM | Arable, Top Tips, News
Top tips for potato planting soil applications
Over 200 potato growers and operators will have attended the Syngenta Soil Application Stewardship Workshops this winter. The Workshops give a timely ...
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11-09-2014 08:24 AM
Dairy crisis meeting planned after price crash
In the wake of very gloomy times ahead for British dairy, Farmers for Action have organised a series...
11-09-2014 14:37 PM
Free-range solar lamb or chicken!
Guidance published today showcases a new generation of farms that produce both food and clean energy...
16-09-2014 10:15 AM
Scottish farmer fears for his egg business on independence
One of Scotland's biggest farmers has expressed trade fears over Scottish independence. Glenrath ...
11-09-2014 02:33 AM
FUW welcomes All-Party Dairy Group
The Farmers' Union of Wales has today welcomed the establishment of a new Dairy All-Party Parliament...
11-09-2014 03:07 AM
HS2 addressing landowners concerns 'too late' - CLA
HS2 Ltd has attempted to address the concerns of landowners affected by the rail link by releasing r...