Renewables and environment news around the UK

3 April 2020



Soils should take 'centre stage' in Brexit farm policy, report says

3 April 2020

Royal Society highlights importance of soils

More than 1,500 farmers record 25 red-listed bird species

31 March 2020

2020 Farmland Bird Count biggest since launch

Farmers hit by last year's floods urged to claim

31 March 2020

Farmers urged to check if they are eligible

Farmers urged to avoid costly solar PV business rate pitfalls

30 March 2020

Hidden charges are catching out farmers

Coronavirus: Scottish land managers told to stop muiburn burning

30 March 2020

Moor managers told to stop burning heather

Scheme helps Shropshire farmers plant 4,000 trees

27 March 2020

4000 trees planted by farmers in new project

Farmers welcome Farm Recovery Fund boost

23 March 2020

Flood funding has increased to £10m

NFU welcomes new UK-wide water framework proposal

17 March 2020

Plan looks at the issue of future water supplies

Farmers urged to check insurance in face of environmental disasters

16 March 2020

Farmers told to check farm management plans

Grasslands as vital as trees for environment, sheep farmers say

15 March 2020

Livestock farmers challenge the focus on tree planting

NI govt approves Tranche 3 and 4 of Environmental Farming Scheme

13 March 2020

The Tranches were delayed and reviewed

'Considerable opportunity' to improve Scottish beef sector's efficiency

12 March 2020

Beefing up Scotland's beef efficiency

Farmers urged to apply for Wildlife Offers to make use of funding

12 March 2020

Deadline for offers is 31 July 2020

Farmers asked to help plant 'national forest' in Wales

12 March 2020

It will cover the 'length and breadth of Wales'

Farmers care for animal welfare and are concerned about plastics, survey says

12 March 2020

Vast majority of farmers are environmentally-aware

Quorn and BBC change red meat 'misinformation'

11 March 2020

Both organisations were challenged

'Just devastating': Impact of extreme weather hits Midlands farm hard

11 March 2020

NFU visited the farm to see the concerns

Beef farmers criticise new calls for public to cut red meat

11 March 2020

Beef sector backlash after publication of new report

Dozens of Exmoor farmers to trial government's ELM scheme

10 March 2020

Farmers in National Park to begin trials

100 trees planted on farms to show agroforestry benefits

10 March 2020

Project will be used for research purposes

Growers 'face greater risks' over future access to water, NFU says

10 March 2020

Increased demand from other users and climate

Somerset farmers invited to bid in auction to help tackle floods

6 March 2020

The total available this year is £40,000

IPCC told to ditch 'outdated' method of measuring methane

5 March 2020

Farm groups urge UN to use 'more accurate' method

NFU Scotland calls for £100m of additional funding to fight climate crisis

4 March 2020

Scottish govt's initial £40m fund branded too low

New leaflet sets record straight on GHG emissions in dairy

3 March 2020

Leaflet aims to 'accurately inform' readers

Welsh Water relaunches pesticide disposal scheme

2 March 2020

Water firm opens registration window for farmers

NFU launches toolkit to combat red meat myths

1 March 2020

Online tool challenges media inaccuracies

Online tool launched for farmers wanting to assess GHG emissions

29 February 2020

It suggests ways of reducing GHG emissions

'Strict' ammonia rules withdrawn after farmer criticism

26 February 2020

Rules would have been enforced in Northern Ireland

LSE students vote to ban beef from student union outlets

26 February 2020

London university becomes latest to attack beef