1. MX7

    What does this farmer erected banner “Carbon Neutral by 2040” mean?

    Today I have just noticed a local farmer has erected the thread banner by the side of a busy dual carriageway. In my ignorance what does it mean and is it achieve able???
  2. M

    Bps and corn prices

    Morning, It’s a constant thought and concern for me and must be for most others. We all start to lose SFP this year which will have a massive impact on a tenanted arable unit such as ours. yes we are diversified business but to unsustainably ‘prop’ a failing business model of arable...
  3. Wolds Beef

    Groundswell. Where is the press coverage?

    As title suggests. Have had a look but very little coverage of the different speakers speeches! WB
  4. daveydiesel1

    Cap reduction

    Heard on the radio that our payments is goin to be reduced by 25% any1 else hear this?
  5. ADAS

    Share your thoughts on crop rotations

    ADAS is conducting a short survey to understand the benefits that OSR brings to a rotation and how factors, such as the loss of the basic farm payment, ELMs, loss of active ingredients and climate ... Continue reading...
  6. Brid @ ADAS

    Share your thoughts on crop rotations

    ADAS is conducting a short survey to understand the benefits that OSR brings to a rotation and how factors, such as the loss of the basic farm payment, ELMs, loss of active ingredients and climate change, are likely to affect the most profitable sequence of crops in future rotations. We would be...
  7. G

    5,000 burgers a day: World’s first cultured meat-production plant opens in Israel

  8. D

    In Field, Straw Chopping, Using a Silage harvesters.

    Hi all, I'm looking to chop Straw after a Combine with a Percision Chop Silage Harvester. I'm looking for the best option. Spec: Reliable good at chopping dry Straw. Parts Availability, good price. Tractor Size 120-150 Hp. Why: There is a grant available to chop straw to improve Soils...
  9. Brid @ ADAS

    Cattle and sheep grazing practices survey

    If you have grazing cattle or sheep on your farm, we would be really grateful if you could spend 10 minutes to complete this online survey on grazing practices. Link to survey: https://adas-survey.onlinesurveys.ac.uk/cattle-and-sheep-grazing-practices-survey-final The survey is being carried out...
  10. Banana Bar

    Regen Ag and Biosolids

    I understand the need to feed the soil biology and do so with a few cover crops and plenty of chicken manure. I will be planting a lot more cc this autumn. Do Biosolids ( treated sewage sludge/ digested sewage ) feed the biology or is it just a good source of P? We have used sludge in...
  11. Danllan

    What should the EU be? Is it perfect, if it needs to change, how should it? (asking remainers / EUrophiles)

    As in the title; young @Muck Spreader mentioned in another thread that I should be concerned with the UK not the EU, and he is right and I am. But those in the EU, those who aspire to be in it and those who mourn the UK's leaving it, all obviously like it, for whatever reason(s), so, I'm...
  12. C


    Was asked out of the blue a couple of days ago how i as a farmer would like their Levy money spent...Advertising and promotion were the 1st things to mind...whats everyones thoughts on this...be great to hear
  13. T

    talk to me about trees

    ok so they say if you cant beat them join them, trees seem to be all the rage, realistically what sort of return can you expect? how much work are they? id say i have at least 100 acres of rough rough ground but if the money was right i could find more. anyone got links as to prices or...
  14. W


    So that’s it then for U.K. farming. Words like building back better greener etc. Throw in ELMS, brexit and new trade agreements. Value of farmland halves. Banks call in debts. Half of land owned by banks who will sell it to the government. Discuss.
  15. L


    Just sat pondering the dreaded blackgrass while I enjoy a Saturday morning brew. I have been trying to think of the way the weed grows throughout the season and if it has weakness? For the life of me I can't think what this weakness might be to even begin to exploit this as a means of control...
  16. F

    End of the Road for Small Livestock Farms?

    I buy store cattle off some small local farms and always try to help them out with bull hire or dehorning and TB testing. Yesterday when I went to see some yearlings on one of these farms that is only around 50 acres of old established permanent grass and a reasonable shed, the owners said that...
  17. Tim G

    Would you do it?

    This picture was posted on our village Facebook page. It's caused a bit of outrage, especially as the same farming company caused the bridge to be closed for some time recently after taking large equipment over it and hitting the bridge.
  18. spin cycle

    farming's civil war is coming

    between RT,the govt and those farmers that support them and the rest it's inevitable as RT 'goes for broke' in a regulatory power grab frenzy......question is will the nfu change sides or will it remain in RT's back pocket? @Guy Smith
  19. AHDB Cereals and Oilseeds

    Breakeven yields; an alternative way to view profit margins

    Beating a forecast 2021/22 UK average wheat yield by 1.0t/ha could net an average farm business a gross margin per hectare 88.6% higher than if the average yield was achieved. This is based on the price of Nov-21 futures yesterday, and excludes the value of straw, storage costs and subsidy...
  20. stroller

    Buy some lube and brace yourselves, we're all going to be fudged by red tractor

    Thank you nfu, you've trussed agriculture up like a Christmas turkey, enjoy your 30 pieces of silver.