Coverage of the Environment Secretary’s announcement: Food and farming industry crucial to Government’s levelling-up agenda

    Coverage of the Environment Secretary’s announcement: Food and farming industry crucial to Government’s levelling-up agenda Written by Defra Press Office There has been widespread coverage in the Daily Mail, Sky News, Financial Times, iNews, Western Morning News (p.6), East Anglian Daily...
  2. milkloss

    DPF regen

    I believe that road going vehicles will only regen under certain conditions. These conditions would most likely to be met in a rural environment: above a certain speed and running temp etc etc. Does this mean people living in the more rural parts of the country are effectively having pollution...
  3. pellow

    What's the lowest temp into your tank?

    What's the lowest temperature anyone is getting the milk into the tank? Through an ice builder
  4. Farm Business RSS

    BASF Agricultural Solutions to launch Global Carbon Farming Program enabling farmers to reduce their CO2 emissions

    Written by John Swire from Farm Business With agriculture being responsible for about 20% of global CO2 emissions, carbon- efficient agricultural practices can significantly contribute to combat climate change. BASF will establish a program that allows farmers to track and profit from practices...
  5. Farm Business RSS

    Environmental Secretary sets out Government vision for UK farming

    Written by Iain Hoey from Farm Business Environment Secretary George Eustice has set out his vision for UK farming, pointing out the importance of the food industry to the Government’s levelling-up agenda, outlining opportunities to enhance profitable agricultural production and increase food...
  6. 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...
  7. Danllan

    Two positively sinister things, an ocean apart...

    1) The EU's unelected boss 'suggesting' mandatory vaccination... I've mooted compulsory jabs before and can see the arguments for both sides, but on balance am firmly against them. I've no problem with an elected politician suggesting them, because he can be told - electorally - to f^ck off...
  8. B

    Heat pumps

    Just wondering how those new fangled heat pumps are coping with a shortage of electric, I have a feeling the governments hope of all log fires being ripped out of our houses have hit a bit of a brick wall in some areas!
  9. Agriland RSS

    New Holland supports energy independence with Italian partnership

    Written by Justin Roberts from Agriland The idea of farms being independent of the established energy distribution infrastructure is hardly new. It was only with the coming of the combustion engine and the electricity grid that farmers become reliant upon external inputs to any great degree...
  10. H

    SP Sprayer windscreen

    I’ve managed to drive in to the back of my combine and smashed the very big curved windscreen on my Chafer 418. There is only on left in Europe and it’s £5400! I would rather wear goggles and a gas mask than pay that. I’m thinking my options are either modify the frame to take flat glass or get...
  11. kevindb880

    Maschio- How tight?

    Will be putting new tines on our Maschio DM power Harrow shortly, I have always done them up bloody tight and a bit more ( never had one come loose) As I now have a torque wrench does anyone know the correct torque before I ask a dealer?
  12. E


    The on-trend topic of the moment. Little lister genny has been keeping the borehole running (small kettle at a push) but it's getting tedious doing everything else by torchlight. Can't afford any more chippy teas. I acquired this at a sale for scrap money with a view to a stationary electric...
  13. N

    Solar thermal

    Are these evacuated tube arrangements any good as a source of heat. Can you sucessfully generate 250-500kw heat with a large arrangement? Is there any FIT still available. It would need a large buffer tank to store the heat. Mostly for summer use so potential good levels of radiation.
  14. Agriland RSS

    Deutz AG reports big growth in small engines

    Written by Justin Roberts from Agriland In its latest quarterly statement, the engine manufacturer, Deutz AG, has reported an increase in new orders of 56.5% to €485.2 million. This is on the back of continued strong demand in all of the main market segments. While sales of individual...
  15. Clive

    Dispatches - Red Tractor

    Tonight Chanel 4 I’m told it’s not great news for Red Tractor about chicken / food standards but surely can’t be long until they get their teeth into the combinable crop protection racket !
  16. Stags Agri

    South West November Online Timed Sale of 50+ Tractors, Vehicles etc (850 Lots) - Closing on 5th December 2021

  17. melted welly

    Storm Arwen vs Net Zero…..nature vs arrogance??

    Our power has been out since 5pm Friday, estimated that will be back by 6pm tonight, but not holding our breath, there’s a lot of damage. Our house is old, draughty, inefficient insulation, single glazed windows, heated by a mixture of oil and wood. Everything about it is a black mark...
  18. S

    Class Q existing footings

    We have a single storey portal frame building which we would like to convert in to a dwelling, the external walls are constructed from 215mm hollow concrete block walls, which we would like to retain, unfortunately they are built on footings only 300 deep. The steel frame would continue to...
  19. Agriland RSS

    Machinery Focus: CASE IH updates to tractors and loaders

    Written by Justin Roberts from Agriland The Farmall C series of tractors has always been targeted at the more modest sized farm, or those with jobs requiring a less than average power output. This does not mean, however, that its model development is neglected and Case has just announced a...
  20. Northeastfarmer

    Storm Arwen

    Has given us a right good kicking all night, and still is….Electric has gone and there’s some very dangerous sounding gales. hope everyone is staying safe out there