sustainable farming

  1. Defra Farming

    Local Nature Recovery in 2022

    Local Nature Recovery in 2022 Written by Robert Munroe Local Nature Recovery is the improved and more ambitious successor to the Countryside Stewardship scheme in England. It will pay for locally-targeted actions to make space for nature in the farmed landscape and the wider countryside...
  2. Defra Farming

    6 months on: How the pilot is shaping the Sustainable Farming Incentive

    6 months on: How the pilot is shaping the Sustainable Farming Incentive Written by The Team Photograph by Alison Day In November, we started to offer agreements to farmers taking part in the Sustainable Farming Incentive pilot.  We now have 873 farmers with agreements in the pilot, helping...
  3. Defra Farming

    How we designed the Sustainable Farming Incentive Standards

    How we designed the Sustainable Farming Incentive Standards Written by Jonathan Marsden Photograph by Alison Day As a farmer, I am only too aware of the financial pressures which force farmers to make short-term decisions to address an immediate need. This isn’t always ideal for the...
  4. CPM RSS

    Real Results Pioneers – Innovation at cost

    Written by cpm from CPM Magazine Download PDF A keen eye on costs is even more important on smaller farms, but it doesn’t have to be at the expense of innovation. CPM visits a farm in Yorkshire to discover more. Our mantra is only do what’s necessary. By Mike Abram Managing costs while still...
  5. Agriland RSS

    FUW pushes for the return of Cowbridge Mart

    Written by William Kellett from Agriland The Farmers Union of Wales (FUW) has been at the heart of discussions to bring back a mart to Cowbridge. The FUW said that it is “widely accepted that the heart of our agricultural and rural communities is a livestock market, and Cowbridge was no...
  6. TFF

    Sustainable agriculture and food systems 2022-05-25

    Sustainable agriculture and food systems Comparing contrasting and contested versions RESEARCH PAPER: 24 MAY 2022 ISBN: 978 1 78413 526 3 DOI: 10.55317/9781784135263 Summary There is significant and growing recognition of the need to transform food systems to reduce their environmental...
  7. Agriland RSS

    US author to speak at sustainable farming event

    Written by William Kellett from Agriland Farmers and policy-makers in Wales and beyond are set to discuss how sustainable forms of livestock farming can offer solutions to both climate change and food security concerns. On May 31, American author and film-maker Diana Rodgers will speak...
  8. Down to Earth

    Down to Earth - 15th June 2022

    WHAT IS DOWN TO EARTH? Down to Earth is a new, one-day event tailored specifically for livestock farmers interested in understanding the principles behind the regenerative farming approach. Down to Earth will have something for everyone, whether you’re new to this topic and just curious, or a...
  9. CPM RSS

    Climate Change Champions – Brought into balance

    Written by Tom Allen-Stevens from CPM Magazine Download PDF The challenge for a North Norfolk estate is to retain productivity from its root crops while securing its long-term future in the face of climate change. CPM visits to explore progress. Productive agriculture has to have a key role in...
  10. Farfrae

    Could you employ 174 people on 240 acres?

    Isn't it amazing what you can do with public money. No mention of what the Welsh government paid for the farm either https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-61424705
  11. Agriland RSS

    South West England to lose £883.7m in BPS money

    Written by Michelle Martin from Agriland The total Basic Payment Scheme (BPS) amount lost from the rural economy of the Great South West (GSW) area in England will be £883.7 million by the end of 2027, a new report has said. The report, Assessing the impact of Agricultural Transition in...
  12. Defra Farming

    Meet Rose, Sustainable Farming Incentive pilot participant

    Meet Rose, Sustainable Farming Incentive pilot participant Written by The Team Nestled in the historic landscape of Cornwall’s north coast, Wicca Farm dates back to the Bronze Age. The associated cliff land is a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) well known for its maritime grassland...
  13. Defra Farming

    Bringing BPS payments forward

    Bringing BPS payments forward Written by Alastair Walton The price of agricultural commodities has always been closely correlated to energy prices. Manufactured ammonium nitrate and urea (the most commonly used nitrogen fertilisers in the UK) require a lot of energy to produce. When the...
  14. Agriland RSS

    Alltech Europe VP: ‘Farmers are some of the most innovative in the world’

    Written by Richard Halleron from Agriland Necessity is the mother of invention was the overarching theme adopted by vice president of Europe at Alltech, Patrick Charlton, who recently addressed members of the Guild of Agricultural Journalists of Ireland in Belfast. He visited Northern Ireland...
  15. Agriland RSS

    What are the farming priorities in the 2022 Stormont Assembly elections?

    Written by Richard Halleron from Agriland Thursday of this week (May 5) sees voters in Northern Ireland going to the polls in the 2022 Stormont Assembly elections. Farming and food represent the largest private sectors within the north’s economy. The turnover of the two industries combined...
  16. G

    DEFRA inspires nobody with its SFI Pilot. What happened to ambition?

    I am in the Sustainable Farming Incentive Pilot (SFI). Nearly 900 of us are signed up across England (devolved nations are not even on this path, please note) to help formulate a viable scheme to enable the green and carbon friendly transition (without detracting from food production). It is an...
  17. AHDB Cereals and Oilseeds

    Spring Grain Market Outlook roundup

    Yesterday we held our AHDB Spring Grain Market Outlook webinar. If you missed this, don’t worry! Some key messages are summarised below. You can also watch the recording too, using the video link. Market outlook remains bullish for cereals and oilseeds There may be little surprise that we are...
  18. Farm Business RSS

    Dutch-UK collaboration will advance innovation for global sustainable farming

    Written by John Swire from Farm Business The four UK Agri-Tech Centres – CHAP, CIEL, Agri-EPI and Agrimetrics – are progressing a sustainable farming partnership with world leading agricultural research and training organisation, Wageningen University & Research (WUR) in the Netherlands. The...
  19. Agriland RSS

    Fertiliser changes are ‘positive for farmers’ – Batters

    Written by William Kellett from Agriland National Farmers Union (NFU) President Minette Batters has said that farmers are experiencing “unprecedented costs when buying fertiliser, alongside tightening supplies, and it’s critical that government put in place measures to mitigate some of these...
  20. AHDB Cereals and Oilseeds

    The Sustainable Farming Incentive

    Farmers in England are experiencing probably the most rapid period of change that any of us have known since accession to the EU back in 1973. With the removal of Direct Payments, and the phasing in of the Environmental Land Management Scheme (ELMS), farm businesses will need to change and...
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