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20 April 2018 | Dairy,News,Renewables and Environment

The environmental and nutritional contribution of the UK dairy sector has been "wilfully misrepresented", according to Dairy UK. The comments follo...

Report criticising dairy industry 'cherry picks statistics to paint false picture'

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19 April 2018 | Forestry,News,Renewables and Environment

A research project is looking at promoting agroforestry with hopes it could change how the British countryside looks and functions in the future. T...

New project looks at promoting agroforestry in UK

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19 April 2018 | Finance,News,Renewables and Environment

A farmer has been ordered to pay £36,170 after causing nitrate pollution and illegally abstracting water. On 16 April 2018, Telford Magistrates’ Co...

Farmer ordered to pay out £36,170 for water abstraction and nitrate pollution

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18 April 2018 | News,Renewables and Environment

The government should "urgently prioritise" climate friendly farming methods in its new agriculture policy, according to a leading environmental chari...

Govt should 'urgently prioritise' climate friendly farming methods

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16 April 2018 | News,Renewables and Environment

A project that works with farmers to aid declining wader birds in the Avon Valley has received a one-year extension. Waders for Real is an EU LIFE+...

Project that works with farmers to aid wader birds receives one-year extension

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14 April 2018 | Government,News,Renewables and Environment

A new report urges farmers to meet the sustainability challenge by 'redesigning' their farming systems by utilising natural resources. The report a...

New report sheds light on how UK farming can meet the sustainability challenge

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Bioethanol plant Vivergo has reopened after a four-month shut-down period following unfavourable trading conditions. The UK's biggest bioethanol pr...

Bioethanol plant Vivergo reopens after four-month shut down

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10 April 2018 | Finance,News,Renewables and Environment

A new service has been launched in Wales to support groups of farmers wanting to apply for grants up to £700,000 to improve management of natural reso...

Scheme to offer Welsh farmers grants up to £700,000 to improve natural resources

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9 April 2018 | Finance,News,Renewables and Environment

Landowners and farmers could face a ‘double bill’ under exemption removals, according to a drainage and water organisation. Water level management ...

Talks ongoing to avoid irrigation abstraction fee hike

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The relentless wet weather in some parts of the United Kingdom has made the ‘three crop rule’ for arable and horticultural growers challenging to foll...

Farmers face challenge of adhering to 'three crop rule' following wet weather

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6 April 2018 | News,Renewables and Environment

More than 1,000 farmers recorded 121 bird species across 950,000 acres during the fifth successive Big Farmland Bird Count. The record-breaking num...

More than 1,000 farmers record 121 bird species during Big Farmland Bird Count

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6 April 2018 | Government,News,Renewables and Environment

New rules are now in force for farmers in England to maintain good practice to protect water quality and prevent water pollution incidents. The new...

Laws now in place for farmers in England to protect water quality

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4 April 2018 | Forestry,News,Renewables and Environment

Over 2,500 native trees now dot the banks of the Burntollet River in County Londonderry thanks to local farmers and landowners. The riverside plant...

Farmers help plant thousands of native trees in Northern Ireland

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3 April 2018 | News,Organic,Produce,Renewables and Environment

An organic farm in Denbighshire has been given a Royal Warrant to supply organic meat to Prince Charles' households. The Rhug Estate, near Corwen, ...

Royal Warrant granted to Rhug Estate Organic Farm

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29 March 2018 | Government,News,Renewables and Environment

Farmers are being reminded that Defra’s new farming rules for water will come into force from the beginning of next week. The regulations, which wi...

New farming rules for water to take effect within days

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29 March 2018 | Arable,Finance,News,Renewables and Environment

Over 1000 farmers have applied for funding for a Nutrient Management Plan (NMP) to tackle agricultural pollution in Wales. These plans provide farm...

Farmers take action to address agricultural pollution in Wales

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28 March 2018 | News,Renewables and Environment,Sheep

The British sheep industry has said it "totally disputes" claims made by the WWF that a traditional Welsh dish is the most polluting of a range of cla...

WWF 'risks credibility' after claiming lamb stew 'most polluting meal'

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27 March 2018 | Dairy,News,Renewables and Environment

The UK’s dairy producers may be unaware that they are using higher volumes of water than necessary and should be encouraged to benchmark water use. ...

Over 60 percent of UK dairy producers using water 'inefficiently'

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27 March 2018 | Government,News,Renewables and Environment

Fifty signatories, including individual farmers, have signed a letter calling for Scottish government to help the industry reduce its greenhouse gas e...

Fifty signatories pressure Scottish govt to drive carbon-neutral farming by 2050

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27 March 2018 | News,Renewables and Environment,Sheep

Farmers have reacted with anger after the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) labelled a traditional lamb stew one of the most environmentally unfriendly meals ...

Sheep farmers slam report suggesting lamb stew 'most polluting' meal

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26 March 2018 | Agri Safety,News,Renewables and Environment

A leading conservation charity has said the European Union is in a "state of denial" over the decline of farmland wildlife, such as birds. BirdLife...

EU in 'state of denial' over decline of farmland wildlife

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23 March 2018 | Government,News,Renewables and Environment

The government has been urged to be clearer on how new regulation and incentives post-Brexit will support farmers to improve the sustainability of pro...

Incentives to support sustainable food production post-Brexit 'unclear'

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The NFU has said it is "disappointed" after the Environment Agency rejected its recommendation to delay the implementation of changes to its charges r...

NFU 'disappointed' after calls to delay changes to charges regime rejected

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22 March 2018 | Government,News,Renewables and Environment,Rural Life

A House of Lords Committee has recommended that rural affairs should be transferred from Defra to the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Gover...

Transfer rural affairs from Defra to Ministry of Housing, Committee says

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Agricultural waste will be collected to develop sustainable methods with the aim of improving soil quality and reducing CO2 emissions in the UK and Eu...

Agricultural waste to provide project looking at improving soil quality

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