“Thank you to British Farmers” the full page message from the supermarket Morrisons proclaimed, recognising the sterling work done by farmers keeping food on the nation’s tables during the coronavirus crisis.
Article by Kevin Jay Open PDF
There’s BPS, NVZ, GMs, SSSI, AONBs and the RPA just for starters. We’ll need to get used to a new one, though – BNG.
It stands for Biodiversity Net Gain and it might just prove to be one of the most important concepts some farmers can be involved with over the coming years.
Article by Anthony Weston Open PDF
A lot of viticulturists can’t think further ahead than the next week – or even the next day – at present, as they fight to keep businesses afloat in these unprecedented times.
We all know the prerequisites for vines to thrive – south-facing, less than 300 feet above sea level, high average temperatures, low frost risk and free draining soils.
But often less appreciated is the fact that a successful vineyard has other requirements nearly as important as the quality of the land.
We suspected the poor animals had probably had enough of being pushed around the field by various dog walkers and had attempted the ovine equivalent of The Great Escape.
Article by Jonathan Morris Open PDF
‘The Homes (Fitness for Human Habitation) Act 2018’ received Royal Assent on 20 December 2018 and has amended the Landlord and Tenant Act 1985.
Article by Victoria Mitchell Open PDF
The acreage of vines planted in recent years is encouraging evidence of the huge optimism in the sector, but it’s creating a challenge which the industry is yet to fully address – where do we find the processing capacity?
Charlotte Smith and her panel of experts were on fine form at the South of England Farming Conference at Ardingly on November 13. One of the strong early memories of my working career was attending this conference with Tim Calcutt. It has been a regular diary fixture ever since and it is matter of great pride that CLM is now one of the sponsors.
Article by Mark Weaver Open PDF
Sam Barnes went to the SITEVI show in France two years ago with a very specific aim – to visit every machine harvesting stand and ask about potentially operating such a machine in Britain.