carbon capture

  1. jondear

    Bale wrap tax

    Announcement on R4 farming today about a tax coming in April for plastic wrap calling it a packaging tax for silage bales . Because it's not a recycled film . Could be 20% .Great when it's gone up already ! Edit as said 20 p a bale .It was early!
  2. Bruce Almighty

    Save Our Farms

    Apologies for stating the obvious. We are in a crazy situation where in my opinion, a campaign needs promoting to save/support farming in England. Re-Wilding is throwing money at those that need it least. Look at what's happened to @CopperBeech, a very good farmer who has been stitched up...
  3. K

    We would love to hear your feedback on a new Severn Trent Fertiliser we're developing

    Hi all My name is Katie Meehan and I work as a Product and Service Designer for Severn Trent. As a company which is constantly striving to do the right thing in order to help respond to our ever changing climate, we have identified an opportunity using new technology to develop a new...
  4. Janet Hughes Defra

    New information about local nature recovery and landscape recovery

    Morning all and happy new year. Further to the information we published about the Sustainable Farming Incentive in December (see, today we're publishing information about the 2 other new...
  5. D

    Public Accounts Committee enquiry into ELMS

    Have just received the Public Accounts Committee report on ELMS, and associated press release. I think 'damning' pretty much covers it. It is embargoed until Sunday so will post on here then, just starting a thread now in case anyone else who has had it is less worried about such niceties and...
  6. Direct Driller Magazine

    Industrial Hemp - Understanding the Opportunity for UK farmers

    This article was “Written by Camilla Hayselden-Ashby, Nuffield Scholar 2021 Hemp, Cannabis with a low level of the psychoactive compound THC (tetrahydrocannabinol), has seen a global upsurge in interest in the last decade. This has been driven by the growing popularity of CBD as a food...
  7. F

    Are All Water Companies Not Fit For Purpose?

    A week ago today a water main burst alongside the "B" road where we have some land. It was a significant leak and would have been losing around a thousand gallons an hour (4,500 litres). The leak ran down the road and into the road drains and went into our fields, these have now become totally...
  8. Agriland RSS

    University of Gloucestershire carrying out major research to protect soil

    Written by William Kellett from Agriland World Soil Day on Sunday, December 5, is the one day in the year that the United Nations asks everyone to think about the role of soil in their daily lives. Researchers at the Countryside and Community Research Institute (CCRI) within University of...
  9. B

    ELMS terms & conditions re Red Tractor

    Time to have a touch of reality with this ELMs lark, you will notice dear sweet Janet never mentions how these ELMS schemes are to be monitored, do any of you really think the government with DEFRA's so called "simplified" schemes are not going to want proof of value for money. Are they going to...
  10. Janet Hughes Defra

    Sustainable farming incentive details published today

    Morning all Today we'll be publishing some information about how the sustainable farming incentive will work when we start rolling it out from next year in England. I'll post the links here as soon as they're online, and will be here on this thread over the next few days to answer your...
  11. Kernowkid

    Land prices

    So where to people think the price of land will go over next 5-10 years? Farm inputs are going through the roof at present, being offset to some extent by strong trade for meat, milk and grain. But I don’t feel reality has truly set in yet reference subs disappearing, margins are going to get...
  12. Defra Farming

    Tackling climate change and extinction - the farm that’s showing the way

    Tackling climate change and extinction - the farm that’s showing the way Written by Merrick Denton-Thompson OBE, FLI Farmer Henry Edmunds walking among sainfoin Cholderton is a 1000-hectare estate on the Hampshire/Wiltshire border. It participated in one of Defra's environmental land...
  13. Chips

    Is ploughing bad ?

    I know being from plough manufacturer they have a vested interest but an interesting read .
  14. Farm Business RSS

    Agribusiness conference: Funding, and science-based, practical legislation is key to a ‘greener’ economic recovery.

    Written by John Swire from Farm Business Delegates at AIC’s Agribusiness conference on 17th November, felt that the agri supply sector is in a good position to deliver ‘greener’ economic growth. However, concerns remain around funding to support greater innovation and whether the legislative...
  15. jackrussell101

    Allan Savory video

  16. Janet Hughes Defra

    New Farming Investment Fund launched today

    Afternoon all - we've launched the farming investment fund - info here: Here's a blogpost explaining what's changed and how we've improved the scheme based on learning from previous schemes...
  17. MX7

    Carbon Offsetting??Please show me the theory in practice.

    One hears a lot about the theory of Carbon Offsetting in many industries including Agriculture.As Co2 is something I can’t see or touch how where can I get practical proof that carbon offsetting works in practice. In theory if my tractor supposedly omits “x”amount of Co2 a year ,am I meant to...
  18. D

    Load it yourself!

    More and more I hear from lorry drivers that they are asked to load their own lorries using the farmers equipment as often there is nobody around. Some are rightly not very happy about it. I wouldn’t have thought this was acceptable in terms of putting the driver’s true working hours over the...
  19. bankrupt

    Carbon calculator.

    What's the best free software currently available to calculate the dreaded footprint? We're carbon negative here, and always have been, but to profit from this it seems we shall need to put all the data into a "pdf" format, whatever that may be. :ROFLMAO: :ROFLMAO:
  20. S

    How is agriculture going to get net zero by 2040?

    It's what being advocates by farming leaders. Tell me how to do it.