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SCIENTISTS at Rothamsted Research North Wyke in Devon are working in partnership with Aberystwyth University’s Institute of Biological, Environmental and Rural Sciences to develop new grasses that enable grassland soils to capture increased volumes of rainfall, thereby reducing the risk of flooding downstream.
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GROWERS who ignore the potash status of their soils could be placing greater pressure on the nitrogen they are about to apply, according to Frontier fertiliser manager Chris Tye, who suggests that, while there’s been great effort taken to get a soil’s physical structure right, fertility is perhaps being compromised.
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3:31pm Friday 17th January 2014
THE news that the RSPCA has finally agreed to carry out a review of its controversial prosecutions policy could prevent hundreds of innocent livestock farmers suffering the trauma of prosecution, according to a leading agricultural lawyer, David Kirwan.
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10:31am Friday 27th December 2013
LAST Wednesday, Endell Veterinary Group hosted a Farmers’ Question Time at Salisbury Livestock Market, when a panel of six agricultural experts answered questions from the veterinary group’s farming clients.
10:30am Friday 27th December 2013
HAMPSHIRE farmers are being encouraged to save on bills by producing their own renewable energy. A £3m DEFRA scheme is making grants of up to £10,000 and loans of up to £400,000 available to farmers who want to run anaerobic digesters.
10:28am Friday 27th December 2013
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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.
2:07pm Wednesday 20th November 2013
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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
12:09pm Wednesday 23rd October 2013