National Food Strategy published with mixed recommendations for the future of farming
15th July 2021
The second half of the report into our nations eating habits looks to examine the strengths and flaws of the entire food system from farm to fork.
“We must support the diversity of farms” – Prince Charles
14th July 2021
In a new essay for the BBC Radio 4 Today programme, Prince Charles has praised those working towards a sustainable food system, whilst issuing a warning that the future of the family farm is in danger.
New ‘Healthy Hedgerows’ app launched to help farmers, hedgerows and wildlife
1st July 2021
This week, wildlife charity People’s Trust for Endangered Species (PTES) launches a brand-new ‘Healthy Hedgerows’ app, aimed at farmers and land managers that want to make – or adjust – their hedgerow management plans to grow the healthiest of hedges.
Dutch court orders Shell to drastically reduce carbon emissions
26th May 2021
For the first time in history, a judge has held a corporation liable for its dangerous contribution to climate change.
The University of Hull helping those in the Humber region tackle flooding
16th May 2021
Small and medium-sized businesses in the Humber may lack the knowledge and expertise required to tackle the growing flood risk facing the region.
ASDA Launches its first ESG report in a move towards sustainability
15th May 2021
Asda has today published its first Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) report which sets out its commitments to a sustainable business strategy and outlines how the supermarket will make it easier and affordable for customers to shop sustainably.
‘Hedgefund’ New Scheme offers grants and guidance for farmers to help the UK’s threatened hedgerows
14th May 2021
The Tree Council is leading Close the Gap, a partnership project with a year of activity to champion hedgerows and is asking farmers to get involved to boost biodiversity, tackle climate change and preserve the unique character of the English countryside.
Farmers and landowners sought to help create ponds, and protect great crested newts in North Lincs
14th May 2021
A number of ponds are set to be created in the North Lincolnshire area, thanks to a new scheme funded by Natural England that is designed to protect the great crested newt (GCN) species.
Adapting to changing climate a challenge for UK farmers
12th May 2021
Extreme weather is harming UK agriculture – but many farmers have not yet made adapting to the effects of the climate emergency a priority, a new study shows.
Cover crop of the year yields carbon-busting results
8th May 2021
A contest involving 50 North Yorkshire farmers has removed nearly 3,000 tons of carbon from the atmosphere in just two months – the equivalent of flying from London to New York 4,000 times.
Tune-in on the Tramlines
29th April 2021
A fortnightly podcast bringing farmers and their advisers the latest intelligence on topical issues and concerns in informative, light-hearted discussions with industry experts has been launched this spring by leading agronomy, technology and advice provider, Agrii.
William and Kate visit Co Durham farm to learn about British farming
28th April 2021
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have visited farmers Clare Wise and Stewart Chapman on their family farm, to hear first-hand how British farmers are delivering for the nation and the environment.