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13 October 2016 | Rural Life | 6417 views

NFU spotlight on farm broadband and mobile networks


13 October 2016 | Rural Life | 6417 views

NFU spotlight on farm broadband and mobile networks

National Farmers Union has shone a spotlight on farm broadband and mobile networks...

14 September 2016 | Rural Life | 7646 views

State of Nature 2016

Report looking into the state of nature in the United Kingdom...

25 August 2016 | Rural Life | 6249 views

‘England Natural Environment Indicators’ progress report

Defra report tracking the progress of the Natural Environment White Paper  published in 2011....

17 August 2016 | Rural Life | 7920 views

CPRE's 'New model farming: Resilience through diversity' report

The first paper in CPRE's new Food and Farming Foresight series suggests that, following the EU referendum decision, there is an opportunity for major policy change to develop a new...

12 July 2016 | Rural Life | 6695 views

New Opportunities: The Case for Leading Food and Farming

The CLA, along with Scottish Land & Estates, has today published a new briefing on the six principles for building a more competitive and sustainable rural economy in post-Brexit Britain. Bet...

7 July 2016 | Rural Life | 8156 views

Is there a future for the small family farm in the UK?

Research report on the future of the family farm in the UK, prepared by Exeter University for the Prince’s Countryside Fund, which recommends greater security on Farm Business Tenancies (FBTs) a...

23 June 2016 | Rural Life | 5285 views

Designing the broadband universal service obligation: call for inputs

The Country Land and Business Association (CLA) represents 33,000 members in rural England and Wales. They are either farmers, landowners or rural businesses but all see the availability of effecti...

16 June 2016 | Rural Life | 7895 views

Results of the multi-national farmers Confidence Index: 2016 - Q1

A new agricultural sector survey reveals confidence amongst farmers at all-time low in 2016. Hit by economic down turn, a collapse in oil prices, soaring input costs and the Russian export ban, con...

7 June 2016 | Rural Life | 4582 views

Scottish Agricultural Organisation Society Annual Report for 2016

The purpose of SAOS is to ensure that Scotland’s farming, food and drink businesses benefit from the commercial advantages that are achieved through co-operation and collaboration, enabling them...

25 May 2016 | Rural Life | 6242 views

Going the extra mile: Connecting businesses and rural communities

A new report by the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) shows that half of all small firms think the UK’s roads and public transport system have deteriorated in recent years....

20 May 2016 | Rural Life | 6282 views

The Knight Frank Rural Report 2016

The report covers the key issues facing today’s UK’s rural landowners, who are operating in in an ever-changing and extremely challenging environment....

10 May 2016 | Rural Life | 6822 views

NFU Spotlight on Farm Broadband & Mobile Networks

NFU's new report Farm Broadband & Mobile Networks launched to MP’s in London and picks up on the results from a comprehensive NFU survey of farmers and growers. Farming underwrites the f...

28 April 2016 | Rural Life | 6370 views

Friends of the Earth 'TTIP' Farming Report

President Obama has headed home after talking up the value of the trade deal known as the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP). If the deal progresses, what will it mean for food, far...

27 April 2016 | Rural Life | 5411 views

AHDB 'Activity Review'

The Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board (AHDB) has published a report on the ‘Activity Review’ it undertook last autumn and winter to listen to levy payers’ views on chall...

9 April 2016 | Rural Life | 4363 views

The Wider Consequences of the Introduction of Eurasian Lynx to the UK

This NSA report on the proposed introduction of lynx to the UK, published on Friday 8th April 2016, clearly identifies concerns around the project, not just because of the anticipated predation on she...

5 April 2016 | Rural Life | 6653 views

NFU Scotland's Manifesto for Scottish Farming 2016

It is now 17 years since the advent of devolution in Scotland and rural affairs and agricultural policy has become engrained within Scottish political life.  Ahead of the Scottish election on Thu...

15 March 2016 | Rural Life | 6456 views

NFU Cymru manifesto: 'Putting the Pieces in Place'

'Putting the Pieces in Place for a Productive, Profitable, Progressive Welsh Agricultural Industry' NFU Cymru manifesto...

18 February 2016 | Rural Life | 2933 views

YouGov / Countryside Alliance survey results

YouGov polled 1,102 Welsh adults, of which 205 were living in a rural area, and was conducted between 1-5 February 2016. The figures have been weighted and are representative of all Welsh adults (aged...

20 January 2016 | Rural Life | 5347 views

CLA Standing up for Rural Business paper

Businesses from all sectors and of all sizes can be found across rural England and Wales. Changes in technology and infrastructure make it possible for businesses based in the heart of our countryside...