sustainability

  1. Direct Driller Magazine

    Opportunities in the forward-thinking world of regenerative farming

    Opportunities in the forward-thinking world of regenerative farming. Written by Thomas Gent from @Gentle Farming The Gentle Farming system will produce the first carbon offset certificates in the Autumn. The buyers can see a portfolio of local farms or those that reflect their needs. Gentle...
  2. B

    Green energy powered by bullsh!t

    Recently we were lucky enough to have countless energy firms starting up & saving the planet by signing up millions of like minded customers intent on doing their bit by supporting these companies with their green energy. Now here's the really strange thing, virtually all these so called...
  3. Agriland RSS

    HCC launches farmer forum events

    Written by William Kellett from Agriland Hybu Cig Cymru – Meat Promotion Wales (HCC) has announced a series of regional events across the country to engage with farmers and discuss the future of the red meat sector. The lamb, beef and pork promotion and development body, which receives core...
  4. Green oak

    Coldplays world tour.

    Carbon neutral. Going to plant a tree with every ticket sold. To offset there private plane journeys around the world.
  5. Agriland RSS

    Over 15,600 farm businesses in Wales to receive BPS payments tomorrow

    Written by Michelle Martin from Agriland Over 15,600 farm businesses across Wales will receive a share of over £159.6m in Basic Payment Scheme (BPS) Advance payments tomorrow, Friday, October 15, Welsh Rural Affairs Minister Lesley Griffiths has announced. This means that 97% of claimants will...
  6. Farm Business RSS

    National Fruit Show back on track

    Written by John Swire from Farm Business The committee of the Marden Fruit Show Society (MFSS) are delighted to be bringing the 88th National Fruit Show back as a live event at the Kent Event Centre in Detling on 20th & 21st October 2021. Ever evolving, the show has a number of new features...
  7. Agriland RSS

    2 leading research centres join the LEAF Network as centres of excellence for sustainable farming

    Written by William Kellett from Agriland Agrii’s Throws Farm Technology Centre and Newcastle University Farms have become the latest two establishments to join the LEAF Network. Launched today (October 13) as LEAF Innovation Centres, they join the UK wide ‘LEAF Network’ of farms and research...
  8. Farm Business RSS

    BBSRC and AHDB to fund research into helping farmers cut greenhouse gas emissions

    Written by Iain Hoey from Farm Business The Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board (AHDB) and the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) have teamed up to invest £500,000 in UK agriculture to help the industry transition to more sustainable practices, and...
  9. Farm Business RSS

    Agri-EPI appoints farming industry experts to its Board

    Written by John Swire from Farm Business Agri-EPI has appointed three farming industry experts to its Board: Sarah Calcutt, Tom Hind and Allan Stevenson. Sarah Calcutt is a 6th generation farmer from the Weald of Kent. She returned to the family business in her mid-20s and has spent the...
  10. Defra Farming

    Farming Innovation Programme: applications open next week

    Farming Innovation Programme: applications open next week Written by Niall Bradshaw Earlier this summer, we said that we would launch the first competitions of the new Industry-led Research and Development Partnerships Fund in October. I'm pleased to say that we’re on track. The...
  11. Farm Business RSS

    Certification boost as Boulby products shipped worldwide

    Written by John Swire from Farm Business A leading international certification body has confirmed that polyhalite multi-nutrient fertilisers produced at the ICL Boulby mine in East Cleveland are approved for use in organic farming. The certification from the Control Union organisation confirms...
  12. Agriland RSS

    M&S commits to sustainable agriculture through 5-year programme

    Written by Rachel Martin from Agriland M&S has committed to sustainable agriculture through a new five-year collaborative programme designed to help its Select Farmers gain resilience to the biggest environmental challenges they face. The ‘Farming with Nature’ programme will provide farmers...
  13. Farm Business RSS

    Portnellan Farm wins final NEWBIE Award for Innovative New Entrant

    Written by John Swire from Farm Business Chris Scott-Park of Portnellan Farm, on the banks of Loch Lomond, has been chosen as the winner of the final NEWBIE UK award for New Entrant of the Year for 2021. Originally a successful organic beef business and winners of the James Hutton Institute’s...
  14. Agriland RSS

    LMC to participate in NI’s first Food Strategy Framework consultation

    Written by Richard Halleron from Agriland The Livestock and Meat Commission (LMC) for Northern Ireland will be participating in the consultation that will lead to the creation of Northern Ireland’s first ever Food Strategy Framework. Launched at this year’s Balmoral Show by agriculture...
  15. Agriland RSS

    LAMMA and IAgrE launch award for young, promising agricultural engineers

    Written by William Kellett from Agriland The LAMMA Show and the Institution of Agricultural Engineers (IAgrE) have partnered up to launch the 2022 Young Engineer Award, providing a platform for young engineers who are working to help UK farms become more sustainable, profitable and efficient...
  16. Farfrae

    UK Public now Eating Significantly Less Meat

    The BBC in full flow this morning. The agenda is writ large https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-58831636
  17. CPM RSS

    Theory to Field – Vegetable GIN solutions

    Written by cpm from CPM Magazine Download PDF While the problems facing growers may make it tempting to reach for the gin, plant breeders are finding that GINs are actually providing the answers. CPM takes the top off VeGIN and gets a taster of what’s inside. Being involved also helps us to...
  18. Agriland RSS

    Actor Ashton Kutcher partners with lab-grown meat company MeaTech

    Written by Michelle Martin from Agriland A collective led by Hollywood actor Ashton Kutcher and talent manager Guy Oseary – Sound Ventures – has partnered with cultivated meat leader MeaTech 3D Ltd., to drive forward the start-up’s growth in developing and commercialising its lab-grown meat...
  19. Agriland RSS

    McDonald’s commends NI supply chain

    Written by Richard Halleron from Agriland McDonald’s celebrated 30 years of business in Northern Ireland this week and commended its suppliers in NI for “punching above their weight”. The company has also committed to being carbon ‘net zero’ in the UK by 2040. This is 10 years ahead of a...
  20. Agriland RSS

    27% of UK and Irish farmers unsure that N management could help climate

    Written by Agriland Team from Agriland More than a quarter of farmers in the UK and Republic of Ireland have yet to be convinced that improved nitrogen management could be important in reducing farming’s impact on climate change. That’s the finding of a recent poll conducted by Map of Ag’s...
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