Specialist college named ‘Apprenticeship Provider of the Year’

Plumpton College says it is delighted to have been announced as the ‘Agriculture, Environmental & Animal Care Apprenticeship Provider of the Year’ at the FE Week & AELP Apprenticeship Awards 2024.

Repurposing unused farm buildings: expert advice on gaining additional income 

Farmers have been encouraged to repurpose their unused buildings and gain additional income through diversifications.

No end to farmers protests around Europe

Farmers around Europe have been taking part in protests demanding changes and better treatment. Demonstrations are ongoing, with no end in sight.

Hundreds of farmers joined 2024 Farming Conference to talk about current issues

Farmers from East Anglia joined the 2024 Farming Conference that took place on Thursday 29th February in Ipswich. A panel of experts shared their advice on ‘how to thrive, not just survive’ in the agricultural industry. 

Machinery dealer Suffolk Agri Centre closes after more than 30 years

Suffolk farmers looking to purchase machinery from Bury St Edmunds-based dealership Suffolk Agri Centre arrived to find the gates locked and the site deserted save for a large amount of machinery still in the forecourt, as the company was forced to close down recently due to financial difficulties.

Father of toddler struck by tractor charged with manslaughter

The father of a three-year-old boy who died after being struck by a small tractor on a Tottington farm has been charged with manslaughter. 

Will you donate your wellies to support NFU Cymru? 

Farmers have been asked to donate their old wellies to support a NFU Cymru display at the Senedd. 

Police warn farmers ahead of largest protest in Welsh history 

Farmers are set to host a huge protest today, Wednesday 28th February, in Cardiff to show their dissatisfaction with the Welsh Government’s proposal for the Sustainable Farming Scheme (SFS). 

How to navigate the evolving landscape of chemical storage

In the UK, the safe storage of chemicals – especially in the farming industry – has taken on an increasingly critical role. Jane Billing of Billie Box shares the current trends, risks and necessary compliance measures for effective chemical storage.

Spring Budget “must support farm investment”

The looming Spring Budget must do more to encourage farm investment, according to a submission to the Government by the Central Association of Agricultural Valuers (CAAV).

Paid-for opportunity for farmers to carry out pulse trials

UK pea and bean growers are being invited to become ‘pulse pioneers’ by contributing to a ground-breaking farmer-led research programme.

Concerns raised that solar farm in Kent may cause ‘serious harm’ to ancient Roman site

Kent residents are campaigning against plans to set up a solar farm, which could cause “serious harm” to one of Britain’s most important Roman sites.

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