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New campaign to help those in agriculture recognise support networks

A new campaign launched this week by The Farming Community Network (FCN) charity encourages people across farming and agriculture to recognise the people in their lives that help to support them during difficult times by asking them one simple question: ‘Who’s Your Julie?’.

Trading Standards win prestigious award for supporting farmers

The Heart of the South West Trading Standards Service (HotSW TS) covers Devon, Plymouth, Somerset and Torbay and was awarded the Chartered Trading Standards Institute (CTSI) Hero Award for best project in London this week.

Is stress one of the most commonly used words in agriculture?

As farmers face an abundance of challenges and stressors, the team at YANA (You Are Not Alone), offer farming families some guidance on stress and how to cope.

RABI responds to crisis in pig sector

Responding to the current crisis in the British pig industry, leading farming charity, RABI, has announced the immediate availability of additional support to those affected.

Survey reveals the farming community remains optimistic despite industry stress

RABI’s Big Farming Survey results have revealed that despite the farming community facing significant mental and physical health challenges, more than 50% remain optimistic about the future of their farm businesses. 

Top tips to manage your mental health in challenging times

As fallouts from Brexit and the Covid-19 pandemic continue to stack up, the farming community has faced a perfect storm of stresses and challenges, with many seriously concerned about the future or being forced to leave the industry. With this in mind, Farmers Guide spoke to FCN for some advice on coping with stress.

Focus on World Mental Health Day

On World Mental Health Day this year Farmers Guide is focusing on the work of charity, The Farming Community Network (FCN).

New survey reveals the stress caused by rising machinery costs

Rising machinery prices are rivalling bad weather and breakdowns when it comes to the main worries keeping agri-contractors awake at night, according to research conducted by NFU Mutual.

FCN volunteer embarks on world’s toughest mountain race

A Welsh farmer’s son and volunteer with The Farming Community Network charity (FCN) is embarking on the Montane Dragon’s Back Race – regarded as one of the world’s toughest mountain races – in memory of a beloved family member who took her own life in June.

Mental health in farming highlighted by marathon runner

A keen runner is supporting The Farming Community Network (FCN) charity and raising awareness of mental health in agriculture by competing in this year’s London Marathon

New film to help farmers under pressure by Sean Connery’s son

A new short film, aimed at raising the feel-good factor amongst Scotland’s farmers, has launched on social media this week. The film, “We all need a farmer”, is the work of award-winning Director, Jason Connery, and narrated by renowned Scottish actor Ian Pirie.

Pride Month: Herefordshire farmer speak outs on diversity in farming

Organic farmer and Instagram influencer Ben Theo Andrews says he wants to “give people hope that they can live their totally open and authentic selves in the agriculture industry”.

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