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19 July 2018 | News,Renewables and Environment,Sheep

Sheep farmers and the Woodland Trust have united in encouraging integration of trees within farms. The launch of a new booklet highlights the role ...

Farmers and Woodland Trust highlight role of trees within sheep farming

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18 July 2018 | News,Renewables and Environment

The "tide may be turning" for the UK anaerobic digestion industry following years of declining government support for on-farm energy. Anaerobic dig...

UK anaerobic digestion industry grows in confidence following years of setbacks

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A Lincolnshire beekeeper is offering local farmers free flower seeds as part of his campaign to halt the decline of the British honeybee. Jez Rose,...

Beekeeper offers local farmers free flower seeds in move to encourage bees

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17 July 2018 | News,Renewables and Environment

With ammonia regulations set to be enforced from as early as 2020, farmers are being encouraged to consider how the new legislation could impact their...

Farmers urged to consider how looming ammonia regulations will affect business

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16 July 2018 | Government,News,Renewables and Environment

Farmers must have more control over any future agri-environment scheme post-Brexit, according to the Game & Wildlife Conservation Trust (GWCT). The...

Charity calls for more farmer control over future agri-environment schemes

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6 July 2018 | News,Renewables and Environment

Tests on four rivers in Devon have revealed high contamination levels which included 34 pesticides, as well as 9 antimicrobials and veterinary drugs ...

Tests find 34 pesticides and antimicrobial drugs in Devon rivers

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4 July 2018 | News,Renewables and Environment

Farmers and the abundant sunshine have helped break several solar power records, briefly eclipsing gas as the UK’s top source of electricity. With ...

Farmers and abundant sunshine help break several solar records

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Farmers have been encouraged to plan ahead and look at green projects as the future of UK farming looks set to change. Various grants and funding a...

Farmers encouraged to plan ahead by looking at green projects

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A farm is trialling technology that removes water from slurry and treats it with an aim to be acceptable for reuse or safe discharge. The technique...

Farmers to see pioneering slurry dewatering system in action

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29 June 2018 | News,Property News,Renewables and Environment

A Cornish waste disposal company has been ordered to pay £17,000 compensation to a local farmer after waste contaminated with asbestos was dumped on h...

Company forced to pay £17k to farmer who had asbestos waste dumped on land

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Farmers and growers are being reminded to review their water usage as temperatures hit record highs this week. With just half a day without water m...

Farmers urged to review water usage amid heatwave

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Sheep farmers have warned of an increase risk of wildfires if proposals to rewild the British upland landscape go ahead. Devastating scenes of wild...

Rewilding Britain's upland areas will increase wildfire risk, sheep farmers say

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28 June 2018 | News,Renewables and Environment

A proposed Scottish government bill looking to curb greenhouse gas emissions could prove "disastrous" for the livestock sector. A stark warning has...

Proposed Climate Change Bill could prove 'disastrous' for Scottish farming

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28 June 2018 | News,Renewables and Environment,Shows and Events

A Cumbrian farmer has been recognised by the farming and conservation industry for his outstanding efforts to promote good habitat and environmental m...

Cumbrian farmer wins award for conservation efforts on his 4,000 acre farm

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A new parliamentary inquiry will be launched looking at how farmers can contribute to 'public goods' while ensuring continued profitability in food pr...

Inquiry to scrutinise farmers' role in 'public goods' while remaining profitable

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27 June 2018 | News,Renewables and Environment

Applicants for the Countryside Stewardship scheme have an extra month to complete their Mid Tier application and send it to Natural England. The de...

Farmers have one extra month to complete Mid Tier application

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27 June 2018 | Government,News,NFU,Renewables and Environment

The NFU and a coalition of environmental groups have warned that a 'no deal' Brexit could bring farms to the "brink of collapse". The NFU and Green...

'No deal' Brexit could bring farms and environment to 'brink of collapse'

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25 June 2018 | News,Renewables and Environment

Farmers will work with the wider supply chain to improve soil quality in river catchment areas around Yorkshire. In a programme touted the "first o...

'First of its kind' programme to collaborate with farmers to improve soil health

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21 June 2018 | Government,News,Renewables and Environment

Farmers with an environmentally-friendly vision for the future of farming in Scotland have unveiled their ‘Pledge for Nature’ in the wake of Brexit un...

Scottish farmers launch ‘Pledge for Nature’ in wake of Brexit uncertainty

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20 June 2018 | Finance,Government,News,Renewables and Environment

The NFU has criticised Defra for announcing that farmers with a 2017 Countryside Stewardship Mid-Tier agreement will receive bridging payments, leavin...

NFU raises 'serious concerns' over eligibility for Countryside Stewardship bridging payments

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19 June 2018 | Finance,Government,News,Renewables and Environment

The NFU has urged government to begin immediate bridging payments to farmers undertaking agri-environment schemes, as thousands still await payment. ...

NFU calls for farmers affected by CS delays to receive bridging payments

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Farmers are laying a network of "bee roads" throughout the UK to support pollinators and promote bio-diversity. Farmers who supply the Co-op have m...

Farmers create 1,000 miles of hedgerows to support environment

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14 June 2018 | Forestry,News,Renewables and Environment

Farmers have helped create 7,100 hectares of new woodland planted during 2017/18, a rise of 2,300 hectares from the previous year. The figures mean...

Scottish farmers help create 7,100ha of new woodland

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12 June 2018 | Forestry,Government,News,Renewables and Environment

Major agroforestry trials should be established during the EU withdrawal period to improve agricultural productivity and environmental protection, acc...

Agroforestry trials needed to improve farm productivity post-Brexit, report says

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7 June 2018 | Finance,Forestry,News,Renewables and Environment

Farmers and landowners will help in the first phase of a £1m project to revitalise an 80sq mile area of Northern Ireland with woodland. The Woodlan...

Farmers and landowners to play key role in Northern Ireland woodland project

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