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    New legislation reduces time and cost of gene editing trials for researchers

    New legislation reduces time and cost of gene editing trials for researchers Written by Defra Press Office On Thursday 20th January, we announced that new legislation would be put in place to cut unnecessary red tape for gene editing research and development. This technology has great...
  2. Agriland RSS

    Rothamsted: Gene editing will speed up ability to test enhanced crops

    Written by Richard Halleron from Agriland Rothamsted Research scientists have welcomed changes that will make gene editing (GE) research much easier from now on. The new UK legislation, announced recently by Department for Environment Food and Rural Affairs (Defra), will remove much of the...
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    New powers to research gene editing in plants

    Written by Michelle Martin from Agriland New legislation will be put in place to cut unnecessary red tape for gene editing, the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) has said today (Thursday, January 20). The rule changes, made possible by the UK‘s departure from the EU...
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    £14m boost for Welsh food and drink businesses

    Written by William Kellett from Agriland BlasCymru/TasteWales 2021 has already helped identify an estimated £14 million in new and potential business deals for Welsh food and drink businesses, according to initial feedback. The event which took place in October at the ICCW in Newport provided...
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    £6.5m flood defence scheme to protect properties in Stoke-on-Trent

    Written by William Kellett from Agriland In March, the Environment Agency is starting work on a £6.5 million flood risk management scheme to reduce the risk of flooding for 350 homes and businesses in Stoke-on-Trent. The scheme is designed to reduce the risk of flooding from the the Fowlea...
  6. TFF

    What Is Regenerative Agriculture? doi.org/10.3389/fsufs.2020.577723

    What Is Regenerative Agriculture? A Review of Scholar and Practitioner Definitions Based on Processes and Outcomes Authors: Peter Newton, Nicole Civita, Lee Frankel-Goldwater, Katharine Bartel and Colleen Johns Regenerative agriculture is an alternative means of producing food that, its...
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    Environment Secretary George Eustice joins Dame Joanna Lumley ahead of trials to reduce underwater noise

    Environment Secretary George Eustice joins Dame Joanna Lumley ahead of trials to reduce underwater noise Written by Defra Press Office Environment Secretary George Eustice joined Dame Joanna Lumley at Alford’s Technologies in Somerset Yesterday (13 January), Environment Secretary George...
  8. TFF

    Exploring the diversity of promoter and 5′UTR sequences July 2021

    Authors: Michael C.U. Hammond-Kosack, Robert King, Kostya Kanyuka, Kim E. Hammond-Kosack Abstract A data set of promoter and 5′UTR sequences of homoeo-alleles of 459 wheat genes that contribute to agriculturally important traits in 95 ancestral and commercial wheat cultivars is presented here...
  9. 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)...
  10. Agriland RSS

    RABI and RSABI promote farmer resilience at OFC

    Written by William Kellett from Agriland Farming charities RABI and RSABI have stressed to the sector the importance of working together to normalise the conversation around mental health in farming at the Oxford Farming Conference (OFC). Collaborating on a presentation for OFC 2022, the two...
  11. Farm Business RSS

    Innovation and environment predicted as key trends for dairy farming in 2022

    Written by Iain Hoey from Farm Business Kare-Gunnar Floystad, business development manager at N2 Applied, has predicted that innovation, environmental concerns, precision farming and greenwashing will be key issues for dairy farmers in 2022. Ms Floystad predicted that UK policy that supports...
  12. 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...
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    Public Accounts Committee enquiry into ELMS

    Have just received the Public Accounts Committee report on ELMS, and associated press release. I think 'damning' pretty much covers it. It is embargoed until Sunday so will post on here then, just starting a thread now in case anyone else who has had it is less worried about such niceties and...
  14. TFF

    Farming for Change: Charting a course that works for all 2022-01-06

    Farming for Change: Charting a course that works for all introduces the latest research from IDDRI that shows that a transition to agroecology: Can reduce emissions by upwards of 70%. Supports species abundance across and beyond the farmed environment. Keeps food production at the core of land...
  15. TFF

    RB209 Section 1 Principles of nutrient management and fertiliser use

    The AHDB Nutrient Management Guide (RB209) offers best practice guidance on the application of fertilisers and organic materials to crops and grassland. Click the Download button to get the full report. About RB209 The AHDB Nutrient Management Guide (RB209) offers best practice guidance on the...
  16. Direct Driller Magazine

    Challenging autumn weather underlines the need to tailor crop establishment approach to prevailing conditions

    Written by Jeff Claydon Establishing winter wheat on the Claydon farm during October with the new 6m Claydon Evolution 6 mounted drill. Despite a stop-start harvest and the very changeable weather which followed, Suffolk farmer Jeff Claydon was able to establish all the planned area of...
  17. Agriland RSS

    $1 billion investment aims to make US meat sector fairer

    Written by Aisling O'Brien from Agriland The White House has announced today (January 3) that it is allocating $1 billion to independent meat and poultry producers across the United States in an effort to make the supply chain there fairer. Along with boosting competition in the sector, the...
  18. Direct Driller Magazine

    Farmer Focus - Neil White

    Berwickshire farmer Neil White calls for clarity and equity in their baseline carbon audit on his farm after six years of No-till Harvest 2021 was, in the end, better than expected. The crops came out of the wet cold spring looking respectable, but then continually improved to culminate in...
  19. Direct Driller Magazine

    Carbon in soils: Why farming for carbon should be encouraged

    The British Society of Soil Science highlights both the benefits of farming for soil carbon, but also its limitations to mitigate climate change Written by Mike Abram A new Science Note produced by the British Society of Soil Science suggests farmers should be encouraged and rewarded for...
  20. Direct Driller Magazine

    Soil Farmer of the Year 2021

    The Soil Farmer of the Year competition has been running since 2015, providing a platform for individuals and businesses to demonstrate how soil management can build environmental and economic resilience. The competition aims to recognise, promote and champion farmers who are passionate about...
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