The Farming Forum

UN report: Better land management and dietary changes needed

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Written by Agriland Team

A new UN report has urged for better land management and dietary changes in efforts to limit the impact of climate change and allowing land to cope with the pressures of growing populations.

Keeping global warming to well below 2° can be achieved only by reducing greenhouse gas emissions from all sectors – including land and food, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) said in its latest report today, Thursday, August 8.

The report, titled “Climate Change and Land”, finds that the world is best placed to tackle climate change when there is an overall focus on sustainability.

Land must remain productive to maintain food security as the population...

749.65 acres, The Gillshaw Farm Estate, Rye, East Sussex

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For Sale - Offers in Region of £6,500,000


Gillshaw Farm, Udimore Road, Rye. East Sussex, TN31 6AB
A residential farm extending in total to approximately 353.75 acres with component parts as follows:
- Gillshaw Farmhouse: A detached Grade II Listed 4 bedroom farmhouse
- Gillshaw Farm Cottage: A detached 2 bedroom farm cottage
- Nos 1 & 2 Gillshaw Gate Cottages: A pair of 3 bedroom semi-detached period cottages
- Farm Buildings: A range of modern and traditional farm buildings predominantly in agricultural use
- Solar Array: A 50kWa ground mounted solar array
- Agricultural Land and Woodland: Predominantly Grade III agricultural land extending in total to approximately 345.97 acres, broken down as follows: -
- 270.72 acres of...

Challenger VS Deere

79: Deal or no deal? The impact of Brexit on the red meat trade

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79: Deal or no deal? The impact of Brexit on the red meat trade

Written by AHDB

AHDB's John Bates and Michael Haverty from the Andersons Centre talk through the findings of a report into the impact of various Brexit scenarios on the red meat trade.

Download the full 'Red meat route to market' report

Find out more about AHDB's Brexit analysis work

Continue reading more on the ADHB Website...

NFU responds to IPCC report

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Written by John Swire

In response to the IPCC report on land use across the world and its impact on the climate, NFU President Minette Batters said: “Having gone through the report in detail, it is clear that the IPCC recognises the important role animal products play in a balanced diet, and when produced in sustainably in low greenhouse gas emission systems is actually part of the solution to climate change.

“It is therefore incredibly frustrating to see this inflated within some part of the media to recommending a reduction of meat consumption in the UK.

“I take this opportunity to reiterate that our aspiration to become net zero – reducing our greenhouse gas footprint and offsetting...

903 acres, Swineshead Farms, Swineshead

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For Sale - Guide Price £8,950,000


  • Grade II Listed 5 bedroom farmhouse with ancillary buildings and paddock
  • Productive arable land with excellent internal access
  • Range of farm buildings including 1,900 tonnes of grain storage
  • Redundant farmstead with development potential (subject to planning)
  • Sporting potential
  • Additional land potentially available on a Farm Business Tenancy
  • In all, about 903 acres (365 hectares)
A superb commercial arable farm set in attractive rolling countryside


Swineshead Farms offers purchasers the opportunity to acquire a largely ring fenced block of approximately 903 acres (365 hectares) of highly productive arable land. The farm includes an attractive...

A Day in the Life of a Farmer #Farm24 - Tom Pemberton

FG 'Ploughing Through Brexit' with Vicki Hird & John Wilkes

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FG 'Ploughing Through Brexit' with Vicki Hird & John Wilkes

Written by

Hosts Will Evans and FG’s chief reporter Abi Kay were joined for the latest Ploughing Through Brexit podcast by Vicki Hird, who is a campaign strategist, freelance consultant, and sustainable farming campaign coordinator at Sustain, and John Wilkes, international livestock industry consultant and Farmer’s Guardian’s official ‘man in Washington'.

Together they discussed the ins and outs of a potential trade deal between the UK & USA, and it's implications for farmers and consumers on both sides of the Atlantic.

AHDB invests in practical support for growers facing chemistry loss

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AHDB invests in practical support for growers facing chemistry loss

Written by JamesTaylor

AHDB’s Strategic Potato Farm network is carrying out a variety of trials to ensure growers have effective alternatives for banned chemicals such as diquat and CIPC.

The trials currently being undertaken on the network of five farms – based in Perthshire, West Suffolk, Shropshire, Somerset and North Lincolnshire – are supported by research funded by AHDB, ensuring the results are both robust and commercially viable.

Release Date:
Thu, 08/08/2019

Continue reading more on the ADHB Potatoes...

Natural England Crowdfunding

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Natural England Crowdfunding

Written by Defra Press Office

Natural England Crowdfunding

A meadow and skyline

Today there has been coverage in the I paper and ENDS Report on recent incorrect claims that Natural England is “crowdfunding” to deliver its statutory functions, following statements made by Mark Avery. These claims are simply untrue.

Organisations other than charities are allowed to receive donations. In our case, these generous donations enable us to go above and beyond to do even more for the environment and for people than we can through...

£2.5 million extra funding for environmental projects

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Written by Charlotte Cunningham

The fourth national round of the popular Countryside Stewardship Facilitation Fund opened this week for applications. Charlotte Cunningham reports. Groups of farmers and landowners are now able to bid for a share of the £2.5 million Countryside Stewardship Facilitation fund, with applications open until 4 October, according to the latest announcement from Defra. It is expected to support approximately 40 new facilitation groups to deliver large-scale environment improvement in their area over the next three years. Improvements could include natural flood prevention, enhancing wildlife habitats or planting more trees. To apply, groups must submit plans showing how...

701.73 acres, Lot 1: The Bere Heath Estate, Bere Regis

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For Sale - Guide Price £9,300,000


  • Productive arable and pastureland let on a Farm Business Tenancies (FBT's)
  • A range of traditional and modern farm buildings
  • 2 significant farmhouses let on an Assured Shorthold Tenancies (AST)
  • Productive watercress beds let on an Agricultural Holdings Act (AHA) Tenancy
  • 5 cottages let on an Agricultural Holdings Act (AHA) Tenancy
A mixed portfolio of farms and let property on short term tenancy agreements, together with working water cress beds, a portfolio of residential property and village allotments.


The Bere Heath Estate lies in an accessible location within the Purbeck district of South Dorset in easy reach of Wareham, Dorchester, Blandford, Poole...

Bringing in the Harvest

Isn't it Pretty?!

1st week of harvest! 2019 part1

Looking For Work pig stockperson

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Experienced pig stock person/manager seeking new challenge due to family circumstances. Looking for a rewarding role within the pig sector. I have 10 years experience and have worked in all areas. I have tractor and JCB experience and have always achieved very high results
looking far a role with responsibility in either Yorkshire or Lincolnshire
Please contact me on 07545714029 or [email protected]

Situation Vacant Position no longer available

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Harvest 2019 Day 12 Jake Freestone

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