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    National Audit Office Report on Future Farming

    National Audit Office Report on Future Farming Written by Defra Press Office Today the National Audit Office has published a report on Defra’s Future Farming and Countryside Programme. The report focuses specifically on the management and delivery of the Environmental Land Management...
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    UK Dairy Day

    Is anyone else at the show today - its a little smaller than normal - but great to be seeing familiar faces again. I add up some pictures as I walk around.
  3. Defra Farming

    Our test and learn approach

    Our test and learn approach Written by The Team Although we’ve written about what we’re doing and how we’re doing it, we thought it might be useful to provide some rationale for our test and learn approach to designing and rolling out reform. We’ve already set out our long-term plans in...
  4. Defra Farming

    Things we learned about co-design at this summer's agricultural shows

    Things we learned about co-design at this summer's agricultural shows Written by Abigayle Adamson We recently published a blog post about the things we learned at this summer’s agricultural shows which took place up and down the country. At most of those shows, we ran co-design...
  5. Agriland RSS

    UK sheepmeat production down 16% in August

    Written by Michael Geary from Agriland UK sheepmeat production declined 16% on the year for the month of August, the Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board (AHDB) has noted. It was once again a sharp decline and has been the story of the year thus far, with each month up to and...
  6. Farm Business RSS

    The Environmental Land Management scheme

    Written by John Swire from Farm Business Core elements of the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs’ (Defra’s) new environmental grant schemes for farmers are not yet in place, increasing the risk to the initial roll out planned for 2022. Under the EU’s Common Agricultural Policy...
  7. DanielKindred

    What would you want to see in a new knowledge exchange platform?

    We are co-designing Farm-PEP at www.farmpep.net along with TFF and other partners to provide a space for trusted and connected ag knowledge ... We are looking for your input.... Please complete the survey at https://farmpep.creative.coop/form/user-survey Or give your views here. Thanks
  8. Brid @ ADAS

    Laying hens welfare - Help shape a new farming scheme

    Hi all. I posted about this earlier in the year but we could do with more responses about laying hens. Thank you to those who have taken part already! Defra is looking to introduce a new scheme that will reward farmers for good farm animal welfare. If you're an egg producer who is achieving a...
  9. Farm Business RSS

    New round of government fund for collaborative farming communities

    Written by John Swire from Farm Business A sixth round of the Countryside Stewardship Facilitation Fund has been announced today, giving groups of farmers and landowners in England time to consider making an application ahead of December 2021 when the application window opens. The £2.5 million...
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    Movement records for tack sheep

    Wonder if the livestock guys can advise me... Neighbour wants to walk his sheep through from next door to clean up our silage aftermaths (block of land is away from our farmyard). Next month we are getting dairy heifers on b+b into our sheds for winter. We'll be a linked holding to the dairy...
  11. Agriland RSS

    Farmers’ views sought on post-Brexit food labelling standards

    Written by Michelle Martin from Agriland The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) is seeking input on new labelling standards for produce now that the UK has left the EU. The aim of the consultation, according to the department, is to give Defra an understanding of how...
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    £24 million for fisheries science projects

    £24 million for fisheries science projects Written by Defra Press Office There has been positive media coverage in the Financial Times, Press and Journal, Scottish Herald and Fisker Forum about the Science and Innovation pillar of the UK Seafood Pillar, which has been launched this week...
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    Soil health strategy

    Green peer Natalie Bennett has received House of Lords support for an amendment to the Environment Bill, which would require Government to set targets for soil health alongside those already in place for air and water. Proposal supported by some well known figures including Lord (Don) Curry...
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    Thoughts on loosing BPS and replacing with ELMS?

    What are people’s thoughts and what are you doing to get ready for the change
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    Guy Smith's response to FW article on AIC rules.

    What's he talking about. I don't get his argument. We say we want AIC to allow UK grain to have same intake requirements as imports. Guy is waffling on about government, neonics, and watering down RT rules to lowest common denominator is bad. We're not talking about lowering RT rules, we're...
  16. Agriland RSS

    Geronimo: BVA president backs vets in alpaca argument

    Written by Michelle Martin from Agriland British Veterinary Association (BVA) president James Russell has come to the side of the vets who undertook the post-mortem examination of the popular alpaca Geronimo, in the midst of controversary over their findings. In a tweet yesterday (September...
  17. Defra Farming

    Livestock Demographic Data Group: Cattle population report

    Defra Farming submitted a new resource: Livestock Demographic Data Group: Cattle population report - Livestock population density maps for GB Read more about this resource...
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    Soil Health Action Plan to be launched

    Soil Health Action Plan to be launched Written by Defra Press Office A Soil Health Action Plan (SHAPE) for England will be published to restore the health of our soils, Lord Goldsmith announced in a speech in the House of Lords yesterday (Wednesday 8 September). During a debate in the...
  19. Defra Farming

    Introducing the Animal Health and Welfare Pathway

    Introducing the Animal Health and Welfare Pathway Written by Stewart Houston CBE Copyright Natural England/Paul Glendell I come from a pig farming background, although my dad was a joiner in a Tyneside shipyard. I’ve been a member of Defra’s Animal Health and Welfare Board for a number of...
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    Work from home fiasco?

    we like alot of small businesses havnt the choice to work from home? but it makes us here angry with trying to speak to someone at our local council about an important matter to find , first kept waiting for ages on the phone, then when you do get through leave a message and i will get back to...
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