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12 January 2018 | Finance,Forestry,News

Funding for tree planting schemes in Scotland has been trebled as woodland creation activity reaches unprecedented levels amongst farmers. Currentl...

Funding trebles for woodland creation in Scotland due to 'unprecedented' activity by farmers

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8 January 2018 | Forestry,News,Renewables and Environment,Rural Life

The rural economy is set to receive a huge boost as plans have been announced to create a new Northern Forest that will comprise over 50 million trees...

'Northern Forest' which plans to plant 50m new trees could boost rural economy

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2 January 2018 | Finance,Forestry,News,Property News

Farmers and landowners can now apply for up to £6,800 per hectare to create new woodland on their property for financial and environmental benefits. ...

Farmers urged to apply for new woodland grant

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5 December 2017 | Finance,Forestry,News

A Welsh hill farm has secured a sustainable future by planting 120 acres of forestry through the Woodland Creation Scheme. The Lydiate family farm ...

Welsh farming family plants 120 acres of woodland to secure sustainable future

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1 December 2017 | Forestry,News,Property News

The Forestry Commission has approved England's largest woodland planting scheme for 30 years, with more than 600,000 trees to be planted in Northumber...

England's largest woodland planting scheme for 30 years to commence in 2018

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30 November 2017 | Arable,Crops and Cereals,Forestry,Grassland,News,Rural Life

A new land capability mapping system for Wales has been launched, and is the first major update since the original maps were produced in the early 197...

Land capability mapping system launched for Wales, first update since 1970's

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28 November 2017 | Diversification,Finance,Forestry,Government,Grassland,News

The Countryside Stewardship scheme will be simplified into four new streamlined offers which will launch in January, Defra Secretary Michael Gove has ...

Gove's pledge to rid 'burdensome' policy sees Countryside Stewardship simplified

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13 November 2017 | Forestry,Government,News

Farming Minister George Eustice has expressed keen commitment to include agroforestry in future domestic agricultural policy post-Brexit at a meeting ...

Farm minister Eustice expresses commitment to agroforestry

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13 November 2017 | Finance,Forestry,News

A £5m government fund to help farmers create woodlands along the HS2 route between London and Birmingham has been announced. As part of the constru...

£5m fund launched to help farmers create woodlands along HS2

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13 November 2017 | Animal Health,Bees and Beekeeping,Forestry,Government,Grassland,News

Plans to consult on a new, independent body that would hold the government to account for upholding environmental standards after Brexit has been anno...

New environmental protections announced to deliver 'Green Brexit'

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3 November 2017 | Finance,Forestry,News,Property News

Farmers have been encouraged to plan ahead for the next round of funding for woodland creation, which opens for applications in two months. The Cou...

Farmers encouraged to apply for woodland creation grant

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Choosing different crops, building soil organic matter and planting more trees could allow farmers to reduce the risk of nearby rivers from bursting t...

Natural methods could help farmers stop rivers bursting banks miles downstream

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A government strategy urging a low-carbon future has called for a bigger forest network in rural areas, a new system of agricultural support and bette...

Clean Growth Strategy: What it says about agriculture

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3 October 2017 | Forestry,News,Property News

Three rural organisations have joined forces to call for “an ambitious uplift in the area of woodland cover in the UK” after Brexit. The CLA, Woodl...

Rural organisations join call for 'ambitious uplift' in woodland cover

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29 September 2017 | Agri Safety and Rural Crime,Forestry,News,NFU

A new report has led the NFU to warn that tree planting is 'not the universal panacea' in combating flooding. Calls for the inclusion of natural so...

Tree planting 'not the universal panacea' in combating floods

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20 September 2017 | Finance,Forestry,News,Property News

The Forestry Commission is encouraging farmers and landowners to apply for funding for woodland creation available through the 2018 Countryside Stewar...

Grants worth thousands to provide farmers funding to grow woodland

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19 September 2017 | Forestry,News,Property News

A farmer has been fined more than £100,000 for sawing down 200 ancient beech trees in a revenge attack over land rights. 62-year-old Keith Smith re...

Farmer fined £100,000 for sawing down ancient trees in 'revenge attack' over land

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12 September 2017 | Bees and Beekeeping,Finance,Forestry,Government,Grassland,News

Michael Gove has said that the "lion's share" of farm subsidies after Brexit should go to support environmental work. The Defra Secretary reiterate...

Gove pledges "lion's share" of farm subsidies to support environment post-Brexit

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6 September 2017 | Forestry,News,Property News

A farming union has said that provisions for compulsory purchase in an upcoming land management bill run the risk of "undermining relationships" betwe...

Compulsory purchase 'risks undermining relationships' between farming and forestry

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1 September 2017 | Bees and Beekeeping,Finance,Forestry,Grassland,News,Rural Life

A £1.7 million fund has opened for groups of farmers and organisations to bid for cash for large scale environmental projects in their area. The th...

£1.7m environmental fund now open for farmers

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Farmers and landowners can now apply for grant funding for on-farm reservoirs and equipment to improve water resource management. Defra has announ...

Grant funding available to help farmers build reservoirs and improve irrigation

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7 August 2017 | Arable,Crops and Cereals,Forestry,News,Organic

The practice of agroforestry has been described as a ‘win-win’ approach to management, as it offers the opportunity for multifunctional land use, says...

Agroforestry: an opportunity for sustainable intensification of farmland – Farming Connect

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27 July 2017 | Finance,Forestry,Government,News,Rural Life

Organisations from New Forest have presented the government with a paper outlining how future agricultural schemes could protect the forest environmen...

New Forest National Park calls on government to support its farmers post-2020

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26 July 2017 | Forestry,News

The Welsh government has been urged to rethink its woodland strategy and aim to 'significantly increase' planting rates, according to a National Assem...

'Ambition needed' for Welsh forestry, committee warns 'urgent' rethink

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A new report published today has reported on early findings of the impact of the Glastir land management scheme and long term trends in the Welsh coun...

Farmers contributing to improvements in Welsh countryside for people and nature, report shows

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