sustainable farming

  1. Farm Business RSS

    N2 applied pilot project aims to practically eliminate methane and ammonia slurry emissions at new Scottish ‘eco-farm’

    Written by John Swire from Farm Business N2 Applied, the European agricultural technology business, today announced a new pilot of its breakthrough technology that eliminates harmful emissions and enriches the nutrient content of livestock manure. Nether Lethame Farm, in South Lanarkshire...
  2. Agriland RSS

    NI agri-food stakeholder groups discuss climate change bill with committee

    Written by Richard Halleron from Agriland The Livestock and Meat Commission (LMC) recently submitted oral evidence to members of the Stormont Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs (AERA) committee on the content and potential impact of the Northern Ireland Climate Change Bill (No.2)...
  3. Farm Business RSS

    Environmental blueprint for Welsh livestock farming launched

    Written by John Swire from Farm Business Hybu Cig Cymru – Meat Promotion Wales (HCC) has today launched a practical guide for farmers, to help the sheep and beef sectors to make the most of Wales’s potential to lead the world in sustainable livestock farming. Entitled Perfecting the Welsh Way...
  4. topground

    Janet Hughes DEFRA Missing in action?

    With the sign up deadline for the SFI pilot looming and with the level of suspicion surrounding the contract on offer I find it odd that there has been no sign of @Janet Hughes Defra since 7th October to answer questions. If seems a strange time to abandon communication by DEFRA and even...
  5. Agriland RSS

    Vets have central role in a sustainable farming industry – BVA president

    Written by Richard Halleron from Agriland British Veterinary Association (BVA) president, Justine Shotton, has highlighted the central role that veterinarians will play in delivering a more sustainable farming industry. Shotton spoke at the 2021 annual dinner hosted by the BVA in Northern...
  6. Direct Driller Magazine

    Could living mulch be the ‘holy grail’ of arable farming?

    Could living mulch be the ‘holy grail’ of arable farming? Written by Pete Williams from The Soil Association A team of six farmers is trialling growing a living mulch under cash crops – if they’re successful, they say the practice could eliminate the need for artificial inputs, cut costs...
  7. topground

    SFI Pilot Agreement contract.

    Set out below is the text of the agreement DEFRA expect me to sign to be part of the Sustainable Farming Incentive Pilot (SFI Pilot) Agreement with my details omitted. The poll is for fun (perhaps) DEFRA expect me to sign this without knowing what the payment rates will be over a three year...
  8. 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...
  9. Defra Farming

    Update on the Sustainable Farming Incentive pilot

    Update on the Sustainable Farming Incentive pilot Written by Lisa Applin In July, we opened the applications window for farmers to join our Sustainable Farming Incentive pilot. The Sustainable Farming Incentive is 1 of the 3 new environmental land management schemes. It sits alongside the...
  10. 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...
  11. 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...
  12. 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...
  13. Direct Driller Magazine

    Featured Farmer - Julian Gold

    Featured Farmer: Julian Gold Farm Manager Hendred Estate, Wantage, South Oxfordshire FARM FACTS FARM SIZE: 800 hectares MANPOWER: - 3 FARM TYPE: - Arable OTHER FARM TYPE INFORMATION: - Arable with sheep that graze cover crops and permanent pasture TENURE: - Owner occupied REGION: - South...
  14. CPM RSS

    Sustainable farming – Investing in green

    Written by cpm from CPM Magazine Download PDF Creating value from a change to more sustainable farming practices is something many are considering. Could understanding the Environmental, Social and Governance pressure on the supply chain – and how it may impact markets – help identify...
  15. H

    Uk footprint on global biodiversity report

    Just launched today by the Environmental audit committee. My local mp Philip Dunne is the chair. Not had chance to read it yet, but not got high hopes! https://publications.parliament.uk/pa/cm5802/cmselect/cmenvaud/674/67405.htm#_idTextAnchor003
  16. Direct Driller Magazine

    Direct Driller Magazine Issue 15

    Direct Driller Magazine Issue 15 With the following articles: Introduction The 3.5% Rule Featured Farmer - Ed Reynolds Blackgrass Control Agroforestry: Learning from four Pioneers Solid...
  17. GOV.UK RSS

    Wildlife Trusts funding coverage

    Wildlife Trusts funding coverage Written by Defra Press Office There has been coverage in the Daily Express (print, p.27), Press Association and on BBC Radio 4 Today Programme (at 06:45) reporting on the Wildlife Trusts’ announcement that they have raised £25 million as part of its 30 by 30...
  18. Farming Monthly National RSS

    Soil health and regenerative techniques to take centre stage in this year’s CropTec Show seminars

    Written by Administrator from Farming Monthly National With growers in the midst of a tumultuous time in British farming, this year’s CropTec Show seminar programme will examine the building blocks for a sustainable arable farming future. CropTec’s acclaimed seminar programme returns for 2021...
  19. Defra Farming

    Answering farmers' questions about the Sustainable Farming Incentive - part 2

    Answering farmers' questions about the Sustainable Farming Incentive - part 2 Written by The Team The Farming Forum recently held a Q&A session with Janet Hughes, Defra’s Future Farming and Countryside Programme Director. Farmers were invited to submit their questions about the...
  20. Agriland RSS

    Agri-tech Excellence Awards 2021: Shortlisted companies

    Written by Michelle Martin from Agriland Eleven companies have been shortlisted for the 2021 Agri-tech Excellence Awards, with the winner due to be announced at Agri-EPI conference’s annual conference taking place on October 28. Supported by Marks & Spencer, Syngenta, Leyton, Barclays and...
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