Entries open for RHASS Showcase as exhibitors prepare for judging

The Royal Highland and Agricultural Society of Scotland (RHASS) has today launched its online entry portal for this year’s Royal Highland Showcase. 

Soil health improved by fermented compost

Bokashi, a fermented alternative to compost, could help farmers improve soil organic matter and carbon retention.  

UK’s first School of Sustainable Food and Farming

Plans are in progress to develop the UK’s first School of Sustainable Food and Farming at Harper Adams University, in Shropshire. 

UK’s biggest ever farmland bird count shows farmers committing to conservation

Participation in an annual nationwide survey of farmland birds has more than doubled. Britain’s farmers and gamekeepers have shown their long-term commitment to conservation alongside productive land-use by completing this year’s GWCT Big Farmland Bird Count in record numbers.

The Dairy Group receives award to research a dairy industry blueprint on achieving Net Zero

The Trehane Trust has awarded a £15,000 bursary to national dairy advisory company, The Dairy Group, to research and recommend a roadmap for UK dairy farmers to become net zero within the Government’s timeframe.

Essex Young Farmers’ mark their show weekend in a special way

Essex County Federation of Young Farmers’ Clubs have teamed up with local agricultural dealer R W Crawford and tractor manufacturer Massey Ferguson to mark what would have been their Annual Show Weekend with a Covid secure Drive-In Cinema and Tractor Run.

RABI’s online wellbeing service introduces Welsh speaking counsellors

RABI’s recently launched online wellbeing platform has been boosted by the recruitment of two Welsh speaking counsellors.

AHDB explores in-home opportunities for red meat and dairy

With over a quarter of the population saying they plan to eat out less when lockdown eases, AHDB has produced a new report exploring future opportunities for meat and dairy in-home.

BBC promotes anti-meat agenda, accuses National Beef Assocation

The BBC has stooped to new depths in attempting to direct children in a way that could be harmful to their health and growth, says the National Beef Association (NBA) in response to the broadcaster’s new ‘one-sided’ Blue Peter initiative.

M&S backs British farming with new campaign

M&S launches industry-leading bee programme – introducing over 30 million bees to its Select Farms – to boost pollination, improve product quality and produce delicious British honey for its customers.

Countryside Code revised as lockdowns prompt spike in visitors

Natural England and Natural Resources Wales has unveiled a new, revised Countryside Code, including clearer rules on cleaning up dog mess and sticking to footpaths.

Farming podcast hits the charts

With only their third episode released, Rebecca Wilson and Lizzie McLaughlin have managed to find their new podcast in the Apple podcast charts. Their new venture, Boots and Heels, has entered the Apple charts at #200 on the UK’s top Personal Journal sector which is set to continue to rise.

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