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As the Government continues to fail to develop any coherent plan for farming after Brexit, Vicki Hird, Sustain Campaign Coordinator and independent consultant (@vicki Hird) writes a guest blog. Imagine the death of UK farms Is it an exaggeration … Continue reading
When so many things are happening so quickly, it can be difficult to decide what to write about, or even dismiss the idea that anything I write will be worth anyone’s time writing. There is also the small challenge of … Continue reading
It’s a special anniversary this year – 70 years since the 1947 Farming Act. I will return to this anniversary in more detail later in the year, but today I want to discuss one particular thing. The 1947 Act was … Continue reading
A Pebble in the Pond: People Need Nature report on opportunities for farming, food & nature after Brexit.
I’m delighted to be able to tell you about this new report which is published today. It’s the first People Need Nature policy report – A Pebble in the Pond: Opportunities for farming, food … Continue reading
Regular readers will recall the story of Rampisham Down and the plan to build a solar farm on a nationally important grassland Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI). I have written about this case … Continue reading
As it’s nearing the end of the calendar year, I thought I’d look back at the blogging that I’ve done this year and some of the highlights. I will leave it to you to tell me about the lowlights. I … Continue reading
Maize grown specifically for Anaerobic Digesters to produce “biogas” is an increasingly common crop in England, especially in the South West. The area under Biogas Maize increased by 55% in 2016 compared to 2015, to 52000ha. The National Farmers Union … Continue reading
It’s not quite 6 months since the momentous Brexit vote, but by the exact (demi)anniversary I will hopefully not be thinking about writing (possible), or thinking about Brexit (unlikely), and now seems as good a time as any to think … Continue reading
I’m delighted to publish this guest post from Tom Lancaster, Senior Agriculture Policy Officer at the RSPB The question is often asked of the Common Agricultural Policy – what is it exactly that the public is … Continue reading
While there is still nothing new coming from the Government on what a post- Brexit farm policy will look like, The Farmers Unions are gearing up to have their say – and they will expect to have the lion’s share … Continue reading