Change is coming: How livestock farmers can prepare for the challenges ahead

It’s fair to say that between Covid-19, Brexit and last year’s severe wet weather causing one of the worst harvests on record, agriculture has faced the most challenging years in decades. As we go into a second national lockdown, Farmers Guide take a look at the impacts of the last lockdown, and how farmers can mitigate the challenges ahead.

Defra consults on banning solid urea fertilisers

The government has launched a consultation on reducing ammonia emissions from solid urea fertilisers, to protect human health and the environment.

Agriculture: The Industry that keeps us going

At a time when the world is facing global challenges and the public are turning to each other for support, it’s perhaps more relevant than ever to consider the crucial role of farming both now and in our past.

Chandlers merge with Lister Wilder

Chandlers (Farm Equipment) Ltd is set to purchase the Lister Wilder AGCO business – placing both businesses among the UK’s biggest dealerships for their respective partners.

Govt announces U-turn on food standards commission

Government ministers have announced that the Trade and Agriculture Commission will now become a statutory body, following months of campaigning to protect British food and farming standards in future trade deals.

Contractor diversifies into creating unique animal sculptures

When lockdown hit earlier this year, farm contractor Laura Burnett decided to future-proof her business and combine her two passions – farming and creating metal animal sculptures. We spoke to her to find more about her creations.

Diversifying your farm in a pandemic

While many of us viewed the March national lockdown as a temporary glitch, months on we are now in the grip of a ‘new normal’, with many still working from home, and events and overseas travel still fraught with complication.

Red Tractor chair to stand down amid food standards backlash

Baroness Lucy Neville-Rolfe has announced that she will leave Red Tractor next month at the end of her tenure as chair, following recent controversy over the Ag Bill debate.

Farmers provided with new online essentials store this harvest and beyond

A brand new farm essentials store, www.allagri.co.uk has been unveiled to give farmers a break from the stresses of staying on top of farm requirements. 

Teenager’s farming videos are a hit on YouTube

Fourteen-year-old Ollie Brightwell started making farming videos after being given a drone and teaching himself to use video editing software just a few months ago – but already he has had tens of thousands of views on YouTube.

New rules and logos to protect British food and drink

Defra has announced new rules and logos to protect British food and drink, guaranteeing the authenticity of regional and traditional foods for shoppers and protecting British producers from imitation.

Creating your own farm shop: A simple, cost-effective solution

With farm shops seeing a significant boost in popularity since the Covid-19 lockdown, many more farmers may be looking for ways to sell their produce direct to the consumer, yet new build projects can be expensive and time consuming. 

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