Mixed farmer reaps rewards of environmental grants

Over the past three years, a Derbyshire farmer has successfully capitalised on over £15,000 of funding from Severn Trent’s environmental schemes, to protect water quality and improve farm efficiency.

How would you use £5,000 to protect the farm environment?

This winter, farmers in the Midlands could receive up to £5,000 of match funding to help protect water and the environment as part of the Severn Trent Environmental Protection Scheme (STEPS) which is open for applications until 31st January 2020.

#BackBritishFarming: MPs and consumers show their support for British farmers

MPs are donning wheatsheaf badges to show their support for Back British Farming Day today (9th September), as the NFU warns now is the last chance to for politicians to put their words into action and ensure future trade deals support British agriculture.

Be part of nature recovery and join big wildflower planting push

Grants of up to £5,000 will be available to help create vital new wildflower havens for bees and other pollinators.

Agri-robotics start-up raises £250k for ‘revolutionary’ crop scouting system

A start-up which aims to use cutting-edge technologies to help farmers improve crop yields has raised £250,000 to launch its first product, a ‘crop scouting’ system which predicts the size and timing of harvests.

Project gets funding to develop digital dairy

A digital dairy project led by Scotland’s Rural College (SRUC) has been awarded £50,000 in seed-corn funding by UK Research and Innovation.

Deadline Extended to September for English Dairy Response Fund

English dairy farmers who suffered significant milk price cuts in April because of COVID-19 disruptions and have yet to submit their claim to the Government’s Dairy Response Fund have now

Sunflower field opening raises thousands for Cornish mental health unit

£4216 has been raised Sowenna, the inpatient mental health treatment unit at Bodmin for young people aged between 13 and 18, when the gates to a field of more than 275,000 sunflowers were opened to the public.

Trispen sunflower field opens to the public this weekend

A field containing more than 275,000 sunflowers near Truro will open this Friday, Saturday and Sunday for the public to enjoy and to help raise funds for Sowenna, Cornwall’s mental health unit for young people.

Multi-billion pound investment as government unveils plan to tackle flooding

Homes and businesses across the country will be better protected and more resilient in future after the government revealed its long-term plan to tackle the risks of flooding and coastal erosion.

Scheme rewards farmers for reducing metaldehyde

Farmers in Severn Trent priority catchments are being encouraged to sign up to the Farm to Tap scheme to receive up to £5/ha for protecting watercourses from metaldehyde.

Fund to support dairy farmers opens for applications

The dairy response fund has opened today for applications from eligible dairy farmers in England in need of support following the coronavirus outbreak.

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