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21 November 2018 | News,Renewables and Environment,Rural Life

Fourteen landowners and farmers will be better protected from potentially catastrophic flooding thanks to a new £1.8m sea defence project. Located ...

Farmers protected from flooding thanks to £1.8m sea defence project

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21 November 2018 | News,Renewables and Environment

Almost all farmers in the UK have measures in place to drive environmental improvements, with two-thirds planning further investment, according to new...

Research shows almost all farmers have taken environmental measures

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A new partnership between Tesco and the WWF has been announced which aims to make food more sustainable. New joint research between the retail gian...

Tesco and WWF joins forces to make food more sustainable

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16 November 2018 | Crops and Cereals,News,Renewables and Environment

Former IG Group chief executive and stockbroker Nat le Roux has invested £2m in renewable biomass, reflecting the growing importance of green energy. ...

Former IG Group chief executive invests £2m in renewable biomass

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16 November 2018 | News,Renewables and Environment

Welsh Water has been awarded £1 million to expand its PestSmart project which promotes the safe use of pesticides. PestSmart is an initiative which...

Welsh Water awarded £1m to expand PestSmart project

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16 November 2018 | News,Renewables and Environment,Sheep

Farmers have said the UK should look at maintaining or increasing sheep numbers despite a report calling on livestock numbers to reduce. The sheep ...

Climate change: Sheep numbers should increase rather than reduce, farmers say

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15 November 2018 | Government,News,Renewables and Environment

New measures to safeguard water quality from agricultural pollution will be introduced next spring in Wales. The regulations will come into force i...

New measures to tackle agricultural pollution in Wales

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15 November 2018 | Finance,Forestry,Government,News,Renewables and Environment

Current uses of land in the UK "must change" to help remove greenhouse gas emissions from the atmosphere, the Committee on Climate Change has said. ...

'Fundamental reform' of UK land needed to combat climate change

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14 November 2018 | Animal Health,News,Organic,Renewables and Environment

The Soil Association has revised its organic standards to make them "strengthened" and "more straightforward" for farmers. It follows a major revie...

Soil Association revises its organic standards following consultation

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13 November 2018 | Crops and Cereals,News,Renewables and Environment

A British crop protection company has won a major award for its work with farmers to help enhance the environment. Environmental Crop Management (E...

UK crop company wins major environmental award

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2 November 2018 | Finance,News,Renewables and Environment

Grants of up to £5,000 to help improve infrastructure and land management is on offer farmers in the Midlands. The Severn Trent Environmental Prote...

Grants of up to £5,000 to help farmers improve environment

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1 November 2018 | Government,News,Renewables and Environment

Green-minded farmers have descended upon Westminster to demand that the Government prioritises nature-friendly farming in the Agriculture Bill. Mem...

Farmers descend on Westminster to advocate green farming

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1 November 2018 | Crops and Cereals,News,Renewables and Environment

The UK Government has been urged to increase biomass volume by utilising the planting potential of up to 1.4 Mha of second-generation crops. In a r...

1.4Mha of second-generation crops could boost biomass, report says

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31 October 2018 | News,Renewables and Environment,Rural Life

Countryside campaigners have slammed the Government for accepting recommendations for a new major road development, calling it a "devastating blow" to...

Ox-Cam Arc is 'devastating blow for local democracy and countryside'

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30 October 2018 | Finance,Forestry,Government,News,Renewables and Environment

Rural-based organisations and farm groups have united in their call for a solid Government commitment to long-term funding in any new post-Brexit agri...

Groups unite in plea for long-term funding to be included in Ag Bill

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29 October 2018 | Machinery and Equipment,News,Renewables and Environment

Farms could become key players in the generation, storage and supply of renewable transport electricity and fuel in rural areas, as well as supplying ...

Growing opportunities for electric vehicles on farm

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25 October 2018 | Bees and Beekeeping,News,Renewables and Environment

A £60,000 fund has been announced to develop and test pollinator habitat mapping, and farmers will play a major role in spearheading new bee-friendly ...

Farmers to play big role in new bee-friendly initiatives

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25 October 2018 | Feed and Forage,News,Renewables and Environment

Each year some 650,000 tonnes of ‘former foodstuffs’, ranging from broken biscuits to unwanted pasta, is turned into valuable animal feed, new figures...

Former feedstuff processing 'frees up' 92,000 hectares of farmland

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23 October 2018 | Forestry,News,Renewables and Environment

A project called the 'Forestry Investment Zone' has been set up in Cumbria to help landowners and farmers create new woodland. The Zone has been la...

'Forestry Investment Zone' to help Cumbria landowners create woodland

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A hill farmer has been ordered to pay over £16,000 after he was found guilty of damaging the vegetation on a site of special scientific interest (SSSI...

Farmer ordered to pay £16k after allowing ponies to graze on common

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22 October 2018 | News,Property News,Renewables and Environment,Rural Life

A call for evidence is inviting views from the public on the future of the UK's National Parks and Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty for the first t...

Public have say on National Parks for first time in 70 years

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17 October 2018 | News,NFU,Renewables and Environment

Farmers have a host of "new opportunities" in a bid to help the global effort in reversing climate change, the NFU has said. It comes as the union ...

Farmers have 'new opportunities' in bid to tackle climate change

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16 October 2018 | Government,Meat,News,Produce,Renewables and Environment

Politicians have "succumbed to pressure" from meat producers in a bid to "restrict" market growth of meat-free alternatives, a new report suggests. ...

Report blames politicians for 'succumbing to pressure' from meat producers

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13 October 2018 | News,Property News,Renewables and Environment

Fracking for shale gas has been given the green light for the first time in the UK since 2011, despite some concern from farmers. Energy firm Cuadr...

Fracking for shale gas given green light in Lancashire

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12 October 2018 | News,NFU,Renewables and Environment

The NFU has called for a "united approach" to minimise climate change and its impacts, and said that a joined-up approach between the government and f...

'United approach' between farmers and Government needed to tackle climate change

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