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    YouTube Movie 🍿 I thought was excellent.

    I stumbled upon this movie; Planet of the humans It’s American and dispels the myth of green renewable energy. It struck a chord with me. its 1.5 hours long. Try watching it on a smart TV over the weekend once it starts to rain.
  2. AHDB Podcast RSS

    290: AHDB Beef & Lamb: A look towards autumn grazing

    290: AHDB Beef & Lamb: A look towards autumn grazing Written by Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board In this episode of the Food & Farming podcast, Nic Renison talks to Colina Humphrey, sheep farmer and self-confessed grass addict! They talk about about Colina’s passion for farming...
  3. Agriland RSS

    Ag-tech experts and growers to create prototype robotic lettuce harvester

    Written by Rachel Martin from Agriland Work is underway in the UK to develop a robotic solution to horticultural labour shortages to help secure the harvest of the country’s most valuable vegetable crop – lettuce. Agri-tech and machinery experts and researchers have joined forces with two of...
  4. Agriland RSS

    AHDB set to cut costs by £7.8 million

    Written by William Kellett from Agriland The Agricultural and Horticultural Development Board (AHDB) will make £7.8 million of reductions from its annual staff and overheads budget of £29 million as part of plans to reduce operational costs and improve efficiency over the next two years...
  5. Agriland RSS

    Producer organisations set to provide ‘funding relief’ for growers – NFU

    Written by William Kellett from Agriland The short-term transition of producer organisation funding by Defra provides welcome relief for growers and avoids a funding gap that could have had a significant impact on horticultural businesses, according to National Farmers’ Union (NFU) horticulture...
  6. AHDB Podcast RSS

    289: Partnership is key to an education in food & farming

    289: Partnership is key to an education in food & farming Written by Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board Welcome to AHDBs Food & Farming podcast. No one would argue a good education provides young people with a great start in life and as the years tick by it’s not unusual for...
  7. Farm Business RSS

    Letter from Jim Walker co-chair of the Suckler Beef Climate Change Programme Board

    Written by John Swire from Farm Business In late 2020, the Scottish Government set up a Programme Board consisting of farmers and industry experts to help design and implement a support scheme for the beef sector based on the recommendations of the Suckler Beef Climate Group. Such a scheme was...
  8. Agriland RSS

    Eid boosts lamb prices in the UK

    Written by Michael Geary from Agriland Demand coming from the Eid al-Adha festival helped to boost both liveweight and deadweight lamb prices in the UK last week. During the week ending July 14, the Great Britain (GB) new season lamb (NSL) standard quality quotation (SQQ) was 251.21p/kg – up...
  9. AHDB Podcast RSS

    288: Training and development: cost or asset?

    288: Training and development: cost or asset? Written by Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board This week’s guest is Richard Longthorp. Richard is a cereals and pig farmer from Yorkshire and employees 20 people across his business. In this episode, we delve into the topic of training...
  10. Agriland RSS

    UK sheepmeat exports down 23% for May

    Written by Michael Geary from Agriland UK exports of sheepmeat continue to fall, with exports for the month of May declining by 23% year-on-year. The Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board (AHDB) noted that exports stood at 4,850t for the month of May – with the majority exported to...
  11. Agriland RSS

    Lameness support stepped up across Wales

    Written by William Kellett from Agriland Welsh dairy farmers will get more access to lameness advice and support thanks to an increase in the number of trained experts. Vets from 31 practices have recently qualified as ‘mobility mentors’ to deliver the Agriculture and Horticulture Development...
  12. Agriland RSS

    New Zealand farmers protest environmental restrictions

    Written by Agriland Team from Agriland Farmers around New Zealand have taken to the streets of dozens of towns and cities in tractors, agricultural vehicles and utility vehicles (known in New Zealand and Australia as ‘utes’) to voice their anger over environmental restrictions on agriculture...
  13. Courier

    NZ Groundswell protests.

    https://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=12458335 The removal of all subsidies back in the 80’s (?) meant that government has had no tools to control farmers hence the free for all on animal welfare and pollution controls which are now gradually being implemented but...
  14. AHDB Podcast RSS

    287: Pig sector launches new welfare training platform

    287: Pig sector launches new welfare training platform Written by Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board This week’s guests Mandy Nevel, Head of Animal Health & Welfare, AHDB Jen Waters, Head of Knowledge Exchange (Pork), AHDB Georgina Crayford, Technical Manager for Pigs, Red Tractor...
  15. Agriland RSS

    AHDB secures £3.9 million of funding to future proof farm businesses

    Written by William Kellett from Agriland The Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board (AHDB) has secured £3.9 million of funding to help thousands of farmers and growers navigate the fallout of the loss of direct payments and help future proof their businesses. AHDB’s support service...
  16. Steevo

    Future Farming Resilience Fund - more jobs for consultants?

    Seems like DEFRA are planning to make funds available for consultants to advise farmers (yet again!) on how to survive post direct payments. Am I cynical in thinking it's more like a gravy train for consultants...
  17. Defra Farming

    The Future Farming Resilience Fund: providers named

    The Future Farming Resilience Fund: providers named Written by Andrew Powley The Future Farming Resilience Fund is designed to provide business support to farmers and land managers during the early years of the agricultural transition. It does this by awarding grants to organisations who help...
  18. O

    Glastir advanced / Glastir organic advice please.

    Morning! We're on the verge of buying a smallholding of only a few acres - two fields [ I believe currently under Option 166 – Hay meadow Management for Curlew (Nesting) ], and 1/2 acre of organic horticulture. Any help with the following questions would be appreciated: 1. When does the...
  19. Agriland RSS

    Changes to CAFRE fees likely to impact families of migrant workers most

    Written by Rachel Martin from Agriland New legislation introduced as a result of Brexit could cut students out of agri-food education in Northern Ireland. The new rules regarding CAFRE fees are a result of The Agriculture (Student fees) (Amendment) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2021. It...
  20. GOV.UK RSS

    Buzzing for Bees’ Needs Week 2021

    Buzzing for Bees’ Needs Week 2021 Written by Defra Press Office The Defra-coordinated annual Bees’ Needs Week kicked off today to highlight what everyone can be doing at home to care for bees and other pollinators. There was positive coverage in The Daily Telegraph, Daily Express, Farming...
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