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    Concern at delays in processing forestry applications in NI

    Written by Richard Halleron from Agriland Premier Woodlands’ managing director, John Hetherington, has expressed frustration at the time its taking the Forest Service in Northern Ireland to process forestry applications for the 2021 Forest Expansion Scheme (FES). He explained: “The closing...
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    “SFI has the potential to provide a useful income on many farms, as well as improvements to the nation’s soil health but access to payments has become

    Written by John Swire from Farm Business DEFRA has announced further detail on the Sustainable Farming Incentive (SFI) Scheme for 2022. Here, David Morley, Head of Conservation & Environment for H&H Land Estates, looks at the detail and discusses his concerns. “SFI is the first component of...
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    Truterra Carbon Program Pays $4 Million to Farmers for 200,000 Metric Tons of Carbon Stored in First Year

    Written by Matt Hopkins from Precision Ag Truterra's 2022 carbon program is now open, on the heels of high farmer interest and participation in its inaugural program. The post Truterra Carbon Program Pays $4 Million to Farmers for 200,000 Metric Tons of Carbon Stored in First Year appeared...
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    CAFRE to host free Dry Stone Walling courses

    Written by Agriland Team from Agriland The College of Agriculture, Food and Rural Enterprise (CAFRE) will host free Dry Stone Walling training events at its Glenwherry Hill Farm Centre in Ballymena from January to March next year. The practical training courses will be an introduction to...
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    Growing organic/low fert forage

    I'm a conventional dairy farmer... but like lots of us, have been looking at ways of growing enough forage with less/no synthetic fertiliser. Due to both economic and environmental considerations. For example herbal grazing leys and red clover silage leys. So Gabe Brown reckons he can grow...
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    Free Trees for Wales

    Just heard on Radio2 that everyone in Wales is to be offered a free tree to plant in their own garden or they can donate it to a larger plantation, all in the name of the global warming job. The worrying bit was when the report said the planting would begin in March, surly that is the end of...
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    Splitting out elec use

    We’ve got one main supply into the yard. This supply powers the farmhouse, sheds for farm use, sheds for industrial use, biomass boiler, grain drying fans. Each industrial unit has a meter but everything else is lumped as one. I need to work out what’s using what. Is there an easy way of doing this?
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    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...
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    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...