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22 February 2019 | Arable,News,Renewables and Environment

Farmers are helping reverse a decline in key earthworm types on their land by making changes to their soil management practices. A study of England...

Farmers help reverse decline in key earthworm types

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21 February 2019 | Finance,Government,News,NFU,Renewables and Environment

Michael Gove has been told to 'look at the bigger picture' when it comes to mobilising support payments as many farmers still wait for money to enter ...

Gove told to commit bridging payments for all schemes

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20 February 2019 | Finance,News,Property News,Renewables and Environment

A large proportion of solar photovoltaic (PV) panels are under-performing financially, farmers and landowners have been warned. Solar PV, a technol...

Landowners warned as most solar panels 'underperform' financially

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20 February 2019 | Cattle,Meat,News,Renewables and Environment

Meat grown in a laboratory may do more damage to the climate in the long run than meat from cattle, new research suggests. Current proposed types o...

Lab meat may do more climate damage than conventional farming

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19 February 2019 | Forestry,News,Renewables and Environment

Young farmers are being encouraged to support the environment in their local communities through a new tree planting initiative. The new chairman o...

#ProtectYourFuture campaign to see young farmers plant trees

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19 February 2019 | Finance,News,Renewables and Environment

A new fund of up to £2 million has been announced to encourage farmers and landowners to enhance Scotland's nature. Scottish Natural Heritage (SNH)...

New fund seeks 'large-scale projects' to boost Scottish wildlife

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18 February 2019 | Finance,News,Renewables and Environment

Farmers can now apply to the Countryside Stewardship scheme to deliver environmental benefits on their land. The scheme opened on Monday (18 Februa...

Countryside Stewardship opens for applications in 2019

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18 February 2019 | Finance,News,Renewables and Environment

Countryside Stewardship could help farmers bridge the 'inevitable funding gap' which will open up when basic payments start to fall in 2021. This i...

Farmers told Countryside Stewardship could help offset drop in BPS income

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18 February 2019 | Forestry,News,Renewables and Environment

Farmers have helped plant over 1,700 trees on farmland to naturally slow the flood of surface water in times of flood. Farmers and environmental wo...

Farmers plant over 1,700 trees on land to combat flooding

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15 February 2019 | Finance,News,Renewables and Environment

Farmers across Somerset are being invited to bid in the UK’s first countywide auction for works to help stop flooding. The auction will be run onli...

Farmers invited to bid in UK's first auction to help tackle floods

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14 February 2019 | Crops and Cereals,News,Renewables and Environment

Local farmers’ ability to sell biomass to a paperboard mill in Cumbria will return over £1.5m annually to the local agricultural industry. The init...

Swedish company funds UK farmers through biomass initiative

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13 February 2019 | Finance,News,Renewables and Environment

Government plans to end the Feed-In Tariff for new solar schemes from 31 March are triggering a 'spate of mis-selling' in the renewables market. Th...

Farmers warned of mis-selling as Feed-In Tariff deadline looms

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12 February 2019 | Education,News,Renewables and Environment

A new bursary which encourages sustainable farming practices has been launched for six students under the age of 35. Jordans Cereals and the Prince...

Sustainable farming bursary worth £3k to be awarded to six students

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The NFU has called on government to support investment in new technologies to help farmers in the fight against climate change. Technology will pla...

New tech needed for farmers to battle climate change, NFU says

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5 February 2019 | Crops and Cereals,News,Produce,Renewables and Environment

British-grown potatoes, vegetables and fruit are at risk as growers struggle to cope with extreme and unpredictable weather, made more likely by clima...

Increase in extreme weather damaging UK vegetable crops, report says

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4 February 2019 | News,Renewables and Environment

The organisation behind the Big Farmland Bird Count has sent out a rallying cry for farmers and landowners to pick up their binoculars and go bird-spo...

Rallying cry for farmers to count farmland birds

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4 February 2019 | News,Renewables and Environment

Farmers will have to pick up the bill for recycling “mountains of plastic” now a Scottish waste-burning ban has come into force, the Tories have said....

No support likely for Scottish farmers following waste burning ban

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3 February 2019 | News,Renewables and Environment

The proposed new body for overseeing environmental legislation must be 'truly independent' if farmers are to have confidence in it, the Agricultural L...

Green watchdog must be 'truly independent' for farmer confidence

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30 January 2019 | Crops and Cereals,News,Renewables and Environment

A campaign group is seeking an extension of the withdrawal period of metaldehyde from 18 to 24 months for professional-use slug pellet products. Th...

Group seeks extension of withdrawal period of metaldehyde

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25 January 2019 | Government,News,Renewables and Environment

The government has stressed their determination to work with the water industry, farming and the environment to mitigate the potential challenges of a...

Drought fears grow as cold, dry weather continues

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25 January 2019 | Government,News,Renewables and Environment

The government has recognised in its Clean Air Strategy that ammonia emissions need to be reduced to tackle nitrate pollution, following pressure from...

MPs urge strong government action on ammonia pollution

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23 January 2019 | Cattle,Dairy,News,Renewables and Environment

The government's newly-announced Clean Air Strategy could force small dairy farms 'out of business', contributing to the already declining number of d...

Clean Air Strategy could force small dairy farms 'out of business', charity warns

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22 January 2019 | News,Renewables and Environment

Technology centred on the potential uses of algae could offer farmers a sustainable and economical way of dealing with ammonia emissions. The UK Go...

Project looks at algae as solution to ammonia issue

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17 January 2019 | News,Pigs,Poultry,Renewables and Environment

Pig and poultry farmers will soon be able to demonstrate compliance with new permitting rules using two new calculators, free of charge. The calcul...

New calculators available to help permitted pig and poultry farmers

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A dairy farmer has been ordered to pay over £7000 after being found guilty of allowing slurry to pollute a watercourse. Peter Joules, who farms at ...

Dairy farmer ordered to pay £7000 after polluting stream

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