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Award-winning Cumbrian dairy farmer becomes RABDF chairman

Award-winning dairy farmer Robert Craig from Cumbria has been appointed as chairman of the Royal Association of British Dairy Farmers (RABDF), taking over from Devon dairy farmer Di Wastenage.

NFU Cymru seeking the next Dairy Stockperson of the Year

NFU Cymru and NFU Mutual are calling for nominations as the search begins for the winner of the 10th Dairy Stockperson of the Year award.

Enrollment dates announced for SFI 2023

Defra’s expanded Sustainable Farming Incentive (SFI) will be accepting applications from 18th September, with farmers able to register their interest from this Wednesday (30th August) through the online Rural Payments service, the government has announced today.

Latest T H White expansion broadens Manitou reach

T H White has recently expanded its Manitou Construction territory to the north, covering parts of Worcestershire, Herefordshire, Shropshire, and mid-Wales, with its newest Stourport-on-Severn base having replaced MSM DRH Ltd effective 1st April.

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BFREPA roadshows aim to resolve “dire situation farmers are facing”

Taking place from January to March, the British Free Range Egg Producers Association (BFREPA) roadshows will address the ongoing crisis in the sector, discussing priority topics such as contract reform, production cost data, and avian influenza.

Grazing cattle to help restore secret forest after 100 years

A new woodland restoration scheme has launched at the RSPB’s 1,200-acre nature reserve, Franchises Lodge, located in the north of the New Forest.  

Midland farmers offered free workshops and low drift spray nozzles

Coventry-based water company Severn Trent is inviting farmers in its priority catchment areas to attend a series of online workshops and learn about improving spray efficiencies, offering participants a free set of low drift spray nozzles upon completion.

Farmers urged to make the most of grassland SFI opportunities

Livestock farmers were encouraged to take advantage of opportunities provided by the Sustainable Farming Incentive (SFI) improved grassland soils standard at a recent farmer meeting organized jointly by Hutchinsons and Anson Farm Feeds.

North Yorkshire family bags double win at English Winter Fair

Sister and brother Beth and Luke Wilkinson from North Yorkshire took home both the championship and reserve titles during a memorable finale at the 2022 English Winter Fair.

Alarming stats reveal country roads are 70% deadlier than urban highways

NFU Mutual, the Department for Transport and vulnerable road user groups have renewed calls for motorists to respect rural roads, as vulnerable road users are disproportionately affected by fatalities and casualties.

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