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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,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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21 July 2017 | Finance,Forestry,News

A £13 million fund has been announced to help landowners plant more trees in a bid to protect wildlife and reduce flood risk. Farmers and land mana...

£13m fund to help farmers plant more trees, grants available

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18 July 2017 | Finance,Forestry,Government,News

A letter has been sent by leading farming organisations to Defra Secretary Michael Gove explaining the benefits of agroforestry, which also calls for ...

Letter to Michael Gove calls for more agroforestry support

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New rules have come into force that will make it easier for farmers to comply with several obligations under the so-called 'greening' in order to rece...

New rules on environmental measures for farmers come into force

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4 July 2017 | Forestry,News

UK forestry research involving ways to protect woodlands, tackle tree pests and cope with climate change and soil erosion is considered to be world-le...

UK’s world-leading forestry research hits the limelight

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Farmers are being urged to look into the mid-tier Countryside Stewardship scheme because it of offers higher payments than the old scheme, Entry Level...

Farmers urged to look into mid-tier Countryside Stewardship for higher payments

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23 June 2017 | Forestry,News,Shows and Events

The need to tackle soil erosion and cope with climate change will make trees an important ingredient for productive cropping and livestock farming, a ...

Trees tackle climate change and helps farm production, conference hears

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21 June 2017 | Finance,Forestry,News,Sheep

A new funding opportunity has been created to help Scotland's hill and upland sheep farmers boost their business potential. A special funding packa...

Grant available to encourage woodlands on upland sheep farms

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18 May 2017 | Agri Safety,Arable,Crops and Cereals,Forestry,News

The spread of pests and pathogens that damage plant life could cost global agriculture £400 billion a year if left unchecked, according to a new repor...

Spread of pests could cost global agriculture £400 billion

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11 May 2017 | Forestry,Grassland,News

A new study has found that some types of conservation action could increase the abundance of ticks, which transmit diseases like Lyme disease. Lyme...

Study shows conservation management increases disease-carrying ticks

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10 April 2017 | Forestry,Grassland,News

A Memorandum of Understanding has been signed by a farming union and the Environment Agency aimed at building a more effective working relationship be...

Memorandum of Understanding signed between farming union and Environment Agency

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21 March 2017 | Forestry,Government,News

The importance of forestry, and the need for continued Government support through Brexit and beyond, has been recognised in an Efra Select Committee r...

MPs tell of dual benefits of forestry and agriculture in creating post-Brexit land policy

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15 March 2017 | Agri Safety,Forestry,News,Rural Life

Natural measures to manage flooding from rivers can play a valuable role in farm-flood prevention, but a lack of monitoring means their true potential...

Natural measures to prevent farm-floods valuable but not ‘a silver bullet’

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20 February 2017 | Forestry,News

The National Assembly’s Climate Change, Environment and Rural Affairs Committee is launching an inquiry into forestry and woodland policy in Wales. ...

An industry worth half a billion: Wales launches forestry inquiry