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. 

NFU Mutual warns farmers to step up security as clocks go back

Farmers are being urged to be vigilant to avoid becoming victims of rural theft when the clocks go back, as criminals use the cover of darkness to steal from the countryside.

Giving back to the Agricultural Community

AGRI-APP began as a small seed of an idea; the goal, give back and help the members of the Agricultural and Horticultural communities.

Less than a fifth of farmers plan to fully retire, new university study finds

Nearly 700 farms across England, Scotland and Northern Ireland took part in the extensive university research, and the findings highlighted the unique approach farmers take to retirement.

Online Dairy Business and Policy Conference to Address Future Farming Issues

Dairy farmers will get the opportunity to hear about future farming policy and quiz Government Minsters and experts in a free series of webinars organised by the Royal Association of British Dairy Farmers (RABDF).  

Abandon sugar import quota, growers urge government

NFU Sugar has urged the government to abandon its proposed tariff-free quota for raw cane sugar imports because of its potential to undercut British growers with sugar grown in ways that would be illegal in the UK, threaten the viability of a British success story and undermine the government’s commitment to developing countries.

Lamb sector under-threat in event of ‘no deal’, CLA warns

The Country Land and Business Association (CLA), which represents 30,000 rural businesses in England and Wales, has today issued a stark warning to the government on the impact that no-deal would have on Britain’s competitiveness in EU agricultural markets.

Technology Driven – A Decade of Innovation from Martin Lishman

The past decade has undoubtedly seen some big leaps forward in all aspects of technology. The way we generate, view and use data is changing but also the unexpected problems

Ben Burgess Relinquish Manitou Franchise

Ben Burgess and Manitou formally announce their mutual decision not to renew their Dealership Agreement when it expires on 31st December 2020.

MPs reject bid to protect food standards in Ag Bill debate

MPs have voted against an amendment to the Agriculture Bill, put forward by the House of Lords, to ensure food imported to the UK matches domestic standards.

Mental health now the main factor in calls to FCN support helpline

Nearly half of all calls made to The Farming Community Network’s (FCN) support helpline (03000 111 999) over the past four months have related to mental health.

A new brand with women farmers at its heart

Coffee fans can now buy beans and grounds with a conscience, from a brand created by a woman passionate about supporting female growers who are striving to survive in a male-dominated industry.

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