horticulture

  1. Defra Farming

    More time for farmers to apply for free business advice

    More time for farmers to apply for free business advice Written by Andrew Powley Copyright Natural England/Chris Gomersall To support farmers through the agricultural transition, we’re offering free business advice to those who currently receive direct payments. Through the Future Farming...
  2. AHDB Podcast RSS

    317: Behind the scenes of our We Eat Balanced TV advert

    317: Behind the scenes of our We Eat Balanced TV advert Written by Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board Levy payers tell AHDB one of the things they value most is the marketing and advertising activity we do. A key component of the proactive work is AHDB’s hugely successful We Eat...
  3. Farm Business RSS

    Dame Ellen MacArthur dazzles delegates on the final day of the Oxford Farming Conference

    Written by John Swire from Farm Business Known as the record-beating sailor who solo-circumnavigated the world, Dame Ellen MacArthur is now making waves with her charitable work centred on the circular economy. Speaking to delegates on the final day of the 2022 Oxford Farming Conference (OFC)...
  4. Agriland RSS

    £12m FBIS-C investment scheme for farmers and growers now open

    Written by Agriland Team from Agriland Northern Ireland Agriculture Minister Edwin Poots has announced that Tier 2 of the Farm Business Improvement Scheme – Capital (FBIS-C) is now open for applications. The funding for farmers and growers will provide transformational investment in on-farm...
  5. AHDB Podcast RSS

    316: AHDB Beef & Lamb: The importance of building good relationships when purchasing breeding stock

    316: AHDB Beef & Lamb: The importance of building good relationships when purchasing breeding stock Written by Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board Do you get the most out of your breeder when buying in new stock? If you’re selling, do you know what your buyer really wants? Whether...
  6. Janet Hughes Defra

    New information about local nature recovery and landscape recovery

    Morning all and happy new year. Further to the information we published about the Sustainable Farming Incentive in December (see https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/sustainable-farming-incentive-how-the-scheme-will-work-in-2022), today we're publishing information about the 2 other new...
  7. Farm Business RSS

    Former Harper Adams University-Chancellor to be made CBE

    Written by Iain Hoey from Farm Business Former Harper Adams University Vice-Chancellor, Dr David Llewellyn, is to be made a Commander of the Order of the British Empire for his services to higher education, agriculture and rural industries. Dr Llewellyn, who retired in July 2021, features in...
  8. Tucker86

    Sfi/elms

    Now we have details on the payments, is anybody still thinking of putting there whole farm into the sfi scheme ? I can’t see any benefit in putting any of your land into the scheme at them prices, let alone your whole farm ? Happy new year by the way
  9. Agriland RSS

    Exports of sheepmeat from the UK fall 12% in October

    Written by Michael Geary from Agriland Continuing the trend seen for 2021, UK exports of fresh and frozen sheepmeat once again witnessed a decline, with imports falling to a similar fate. The Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board (AHDB) has reported that UK fresh and frozen...
  10. D

    Oxford Real Farming Conference 2022

  11. F

    2021 Countryside Stewardship Payment

    Anyone get theirs yet? Mine still says claim validation.
  12. AHDB Podcast RSS

    315: New sector chair stands up for dairy farmers

    315: New sector chair stands up for dairy farmers Written by Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board In this episode of AHDB’s Food and Farming podcast, John Bates talks to Lyndon Edwards, dairy farmer and new chair of the AHDB Dairy sector council, to find out more about his...
  13. JP1

    James Rebanks : Radio 4 Guest Editor today

    Available to listen here for the next 28 days : https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/m0012s7d
  14. AHDB Podcast RSS

    314: AHDB Beef & Lamb: What do farmers get for their levy?

    314: AHDB Beef & Lamb: What do farmers get for their levy? Written by Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board This is the third in the series of podcasts that looks at how your levy is spent and also gives advice around how to register for the Shape the Future vote in the spring...
  15. Agriland RSS

    Seasonal Worker news a ‘big disappointment’ – NFU Scotland

    Written by Michelle Martin from Agriland The National Farmers’ Union (NFU) Scotland has said it is disappointed in today’s (December 24) news that the Seasonal Worker visa route will be extended until the end of 2024, which allows foreign workers to come to the UK for up to six months to work...
  16. Agriland RSS

    Seasonal Worker visa route to be extended until 2024

    Written by William Kellett from Agriland The Seasonal Worker visa scheme to allow seasonal workers to come to the UK will continue, but the government has demanded a plan from the sector to cut the reliance on foreign labour. The Home Office and Defra announced today (December 24) the Seasonal...
  17. AHDB Podcast RSS

    313: AHDB Cereals & Oilseeds: Have your say on how we invest the levy

    313: AHDB Cereals & Oilseeds: Have your say on how we invest the levy Written by Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board In April 2022, levy-paying businesses have an excellent opportunity to voice how we should invest AHDB income to help shape the future of farming. This podcast...
  18. AHDB Podcast RSS

    311: Pork: Farmer or entrepreneur?

    311: Pork: Farmer or entrepreneur? Written by Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board In this pork-focused edition of AHDB’s Food and Farming podcast, Andrew Palmer, a pork knowledge exchange manager in the East of England, chats with farmer David Childerhouse. They discuss some of the...
  19. Agriland RSS

    Views sought on potential peat ban for amateur horticulture sector

    Written by Michelle Martin from Agriland The government has today (Saturday, December 18) published a consultation on potential plans to ban the use of peat in horticulture in England and Wales by the end of this Parliament. The consultation will open on March 18, 2021 and will run for 12...
  20. AHDB Podcast RSS

    312: Free advice and support for farmers

    312: Free advice and support for farmers Written by Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board AHDB’s free Farm Business Review service, funded by the Defra Future Farming Resilience Fund, is designed to help those most affected by the move away from direct payments prepare for the biggest...
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