Concerns raised that solar farm in Kent may cause ‘serious harm’ to ancient Roman site

Kent residents are campaigning against plans to set up a solar farm, which could cause “serious harm” to one of Britain’s most important Roman sites.

Suffolk company admits dumping soil in village’s beauty spot

Suffolk construction and demolition company Tippers R Us has admitted to dumping soil in a county’s beauty spot, near Aldeburgh.

Red Tractor review finds “no breach of procedure” 

A review of the assurance scheme was carried out by Campbell Tickell after an industry backlash to Red Tractor’s proposed Greener Farms Commitment module.

Walkers Crisps potato farm reveals environmental plans

A farm that grows potatoes for Walkers Crisps has announced its plans to build a reservoir to help combat the effects of climate change.

BNG: Could your farm benefit from new legislation?

New BNG rules present an opportunity for farmers and landowners to rent out less productive land to developers, who are now required to provide at least 10% BNG.

Somerset farm fined £20k after polluting stream 

A farm located in Somerset has been ordered to pay out nearly £20,000 following the Environment Agency’s accusation of “reckless” behaviour leading to pollution of a stream.

‘Milestone’ report for carbon accounting published 

The long-awaited report with much-needed guidance for food and farming industries on appropriate standards for carbon reporting has recently been published.

‘Time for change’: NFU and AHDB announce review of farm assurance

The NFU and AHDB will carry out a review of farm assurance schemes as a whole, following the recent controversy over Red Tractor’s Greener Farms Commitment.

Free toolkit published to help farmers explore new sources of income 

A free and interactive farming toolkit has been published today, aiming to empower farmers to understand nature markets and help them determine whether they could provide a suitable new income stream for their business. 

Farmer welcomes payments for introducing wildlife

A Cambridgeshire farmer and CEO of the Nature Friendly Farming Network (NFFN) warmly welcomed recent changes to the ELM scheme, which enable farmers to receive premium payments for taking environmental actions. 

Farmers count losses yet again after Storm Henk hits the country

Farmers have been assessing the damage after Storm Henk hit many parts of the country this week. The storm has brought strong winds and heavy rain, creating chaos for many.

Solar farm given go-ahead on Suffolk arable land

East Suffolk Council has given the green light for Novus Renewable Services to install the solar panels and associated infrastructure on arable land to the east of Bucklesham.

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