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  1. Base Farmer Martin

    Janet Hughes DEFRA Missing in action?

    The SFI application process should be launched next month. https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/sustainable-farming-incentive-full-guidance/sustainable-farming-incentive-full-guidance
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    UK Farming For Climate Action: What are you wanting for? New NFFN report

    https://www.nffn.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2022/01/NFFN-Farming-For-Climate-Action-Report_Digital.pdf
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    Upgrading slurry store

    There will be more information coming from Defra on manure storage and grants coming out early next year.
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    UK-wide housing measures introduced to protect poultry and captive birds against avian flu

    PRESS RELEASE from Defra FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE UK-wide housing measures introduced to protect poultry and captive birds against avian flu The Chief Veterinary Officers for England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland have agreed to bring in new housing measures to protect poultry and...
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    Avian influenza prevention zone declared across Great Britain

    For immediate release - 3 November 2021 Avian influenza prevention zone declared across Great Britain Following a number of detections of avian influenza (bird flu) in wild birds across Great Britain, the Chief Veterinary Officers from England, Scotland and Wales have declared an Avian...
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    New report from NFFN "Rethink Farming" A practical guide for farming in nature.

    The NFFN have released this report and have a 7 week campaign to coincide with COP26 to demonstrate what farmers can deliver. https://www.nffn.org.uk/rethink-farming-a-practical-guide-for-farming-nature-climate/
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    UK Yet more evidence that leaving room for nature on farms and delivering a diversity of habitat helps crop yields.

    https://besjournals.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/epdf/10.1111/1365-2664.13948
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    Cover crop following WW going into SB

    I am going to be usimg 3kg radish, 1kg Phacelia, 15kg black oat, 4kg vetch, 2kg crim clover per ha. Hopefully planting it as soon as the wheat is cut (next week?) and planing on grazing it with sheep after Christmas if possible.
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    New rules on maximum journey times and more headroom will raise welfare of farm animals during transport in England and Wales.

    https://www.gov.uk/government/news/better-welfare-conditions-for-millions-of-farm-animals-during-transit
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    England Useful update on the Defra Future Farming Blog

    https://defrafarming.blog.gov.uk/2021/08/12/update-on-how-were-getting-on-with-details-and-delivery/
  11. Base Farmer Martin

    DEFRA liaising with TFF.

    As someone who sits on the ELM engagement group and a number of other government/Derfa groups I represent NFFN farmers. As a farmer and someone who talks to farmers across the country every day I always try and put the practical farming side across in these meetings. It's not about education...
  12. Base Farmer Martin

    TFF Grass Roots Group

    Farmers want the grass root voice heard by those making the discussion but when a few farmers get together who met on TFF do something to put THEIR views forward some grass root farmers are not happy. Big discussion will be made in the next few years that will change farming forever. You can...
  13. Base Farmer Martin

    Funding boost for farmers to tackle water pollution.

    Defra, NE and EA press release today. Funding boost for farmers to tackle water pollution All farmers in England to get support in tackling water and air pollution. Funding almost doubled for programme successfully helping farmers tackle pollution All farms in England will have access to...
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    England Woodland Creation Offer from the Forestry Commission

    Been here for a number of years but when I joined Base my old account disappeared and this one was made 🤷‍♂️ I was LinesMartin
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    England Woodland Creation Offer from the Forestry Commission

    I am a farmer in Cambridgeshire. I thought others would be interested in seeing this.
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    England Woodland Creation Offer from the Forestry Commission

    Funding for trees and natural regeneration of woodland. https://www.gov.uk/guidance/england-woodland-creation-offer
  17. Base Farmer Martin

    Sustainable Farming Incentive - Pilot Information (including PAYMENT RATES)

    More info available here https://www.gov.uk/guidance/sustainable-farming-incentive-pilot
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    Sustainable Farming Incentive - Pilot Information (including PAYMENT RATES)

    https://www.gov.uk/government/news/more-than-2000-farmers-respond-to-sustainable-farming-incentive-pilot.
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    Sustainable Farming Incentive - Pilot Information (including PAYMENT RATES)

    Everyone who put in a pilot application will be offered the opportunity to apply for the pilot.
  20. Base Farmer Martin

    Situation Vacant Skilled Arable Operator, Cambridgeshire

    Skilled Arable Operator A skilled arable operator is required on a progressive family run arable farm and contracting business in Cambridgeshire. Using regenerative farming methodsand focusing on environmental improvements, we farm 540 ha of combinable crops and environmental land management...
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