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NATIONAL Trust tenant farmers have accused the organisation of profiteering by pushing up rents to “untenable levels” in some cases. But the charity has reacted angrily and said it wants to work with farmers to preserve the countryside for future generations.
2:09pm Wednesday 20th November 2013
2:08pm Wednesday 20th November 2013
THE number of farmland birds is continuing to fall in the UK despite efforts to increase wildlife-friendly farming practices, official figures show. Over the past five years, the farmland bird population has fallen by eight per cent, which represents a slowing down of the decline over the previous five years.
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10:54pm Wednesday 13th November 2013
EIGHTEEN members of the Wiltshire Federation of Young Farmers Clubs got together to support the charity the Royal Agricultural Benevolent Institution (RABI) for a “Welly Wander in Wadworthshire”, at Wadworth Brewery, near Devizes in Wiltshire, last week.
10:52pm Wednesday 13th November 2013
DEPUTY Chief Constable Andy Adams of the Association of Chief Police Officers (ACPO) has written to police forces to remind them of their powers to make anti-hunt saboteurs and antibadger culling activists remove masks and to review their current policies, following concern that violent hunt saboteurs are wearing balaclavas to avoid being identified.
10:51pm Wednesday 13th November 2013
2:36pm Wednesday 6th November 2013
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THE CLA has said the impact of claims of rights of way can be devastating for home owners. The association’s national access adviser Sarah Slade, who attended Parliament’s joint committee on the Draft Deregulation Bill last month to give evidence on reform to public rights of way said more needed to be done.
2:34pm Wednesday 6th November 2013
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GOVERNMENT policy must be shaped to enable farmers and growers to better capture water during times of plenty to help the industry produce more British food when there are shortages, the NFU has said.
5:14pm Thursday 31st October 2013
AN NFU delegation left for Japan this week to explore the opportunities British dairy can offer the international market and to share expertise and knowledge gained from the creation of the voluntary code.
5:12pm Thursday 31st October 2013
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AT the Taste of the West Awards held in Bristol on October 15, the team at Ansty Farm Shop, near Shaftesbury, were delighted to win the category of Best of Savoury Bakery for their Five Seed Loaf, which Karren Price, co-owner and head chef, and master baker Peter Smith developed in the farm shop kitchens last winter.
12:15pm Wednesday 23rd October 2013
A DRAMATIC fall in income, coupled with rising energy costs, is seeing increasing number of farmers turning to wind turbines as an additional source of revenue ahead of looming energy regulator deadlines just over two months away.
12:10pm Wednesday 23rd October 2013
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2:13pm Wednesday 9th October 2013
THE 60th Salisbury & District Agricultural Club ploughing match was held at Vineys Farm, Amesbury last Saturday in glorious autumn sunshine by kind permission of Richard Crook and Miles D’Arcy Irvine.
12:03pm Wednesday 2nd October 2013
UP to 90 per cent of pesticides currently available to EU farmers could be banned under European Commission plans to widen its approach to protecting bees from agrochemicals, according to agri-business Syngenta.
12:01pm Wednesday 2nd October 2013
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THE Farm Safety Partnership, supported by the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH), has launched a Safe Stop campaign in an effort to reduce on-farm death and injury rates caused by inappropriate operation of farm machinery.
2:54pm Wednesday 25th September 2013
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4:20pm Wednesday 18th September 2013
DOW AgroSciences wants to hear from farmers with fields with a high number of docks for a new initiative being launched next year. The aim is to show farmers that, by selecting the right herbicide and applying it correctly, even the most weedinfested pastures can be rejuvenated, with high and lasting dock control, without the need to establish a new-sown ley.
4:19pm Wednesday 18th September 2013
BPEX chairman Stewart Houston handed over the keys to a plush new mobile kitchen to Ladies in Pigs recently. The wagon will be used to cook tens of thousands of dishes at shows across the country in years to come.
4:17pm Wednesday 18th September 2013
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LIVESTOCK health company Merial has announced that its new Schmallenberg vaccine, SBVvax, has been approved by French authorities to be sold to farmers this autumn, raising hopes that it will be available in the UK in the nottoo- distant future.
12:05pm Wednesday 28th August 2013
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5:28pm Thursday 15th August 2013
5:27pm Thursday 15th August 2013
A REPORT published by the Committee on Climate Change suggests growers should pay more to abstract water for irrigation and that farming practices must change to maintain food production in the face of more extreme weather.
5:26pm Thursday 15th August 2013
THE House of Commons’ Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee has published its rural communities report, which assessed how successful Defra and its Rural Communities Policy Unit (RCPU) has been at championing rural issues.
12:29pm Wednesday 31st July 2013
PROVIDING practical examples of problems on the ground is the key to successful lobbying in Whitehall and in Brussels, according to the new chairman of the Wiltshire branch of the CLA, Caroline Wheatley-Hubbard.
12:25pm Wednesday 31st July 2013
SPECIALISTS in genetics, plant breeding, variety performance, agronomy and pathology have been recruited into the NIAB-TAG task force and work has already begun on analysing yield data from across the NIAB TAG trials network and data garnered from the HGCA Recommended List.
12:21pm Wednesday 31st July 2013