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New partnership offers £500,000 boost to farm sustainability research

AHDB and BBSRC are partnering to invest £500,000 in UK agriculture to help the industry transition to more sustainable practices, and ultimately net zero carbon by 2040.

£17m in extra funding for farmers to tackle water pollution

The government announced that farmers across the country will be given additional support to take action to reduce water and air pollution from their land. The announcement was made on on the 2nd of August 2021 and will provide an additional £17million

Regenerative agriculture programme launched in Gloucestershire

Gloucestershire farmers, growers and rural food start-ups can now benefit from £398k of funding to boost regenerative agriculture.

£21m funding set to give dairy industry a boost

A digital dairy project aiming to create 600 new jobs in South-West Scotland and Cumbria has been awarded more than £21 million of funding.

The University of Hull helping those in the Humber region tackle flooding

Small and medium-sized businesses in the Humber may lack the knowledge and expertise required to tackle the growing flood risk facing the region.

‘Hedgefund’ New Scheme offers grants and guidance for farmers to help the UK’s threatened hedgerows

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

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.

£12m Farming Innovation Pathways funding competition launches

UKRI and Defra have announced their R&D collaboration for an exciting new funding opportunity, Farming Innovation Pathways. 

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.

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