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High demand for agricultural land

Property | Last edited 21/10/14
A lack of land supply has continued to shape Kent’s rural economy according to the Kent Property Market Report 2014

Co-op distribution centre blockaded by dairy supporters

News | Alice Dyer Last edited 20/10/14
On Tuesday evening dairy farmers and supporters met at the Co-op distribution centre in Andover, Hampshire to protest against the impending cut in milk prices.

BBC Farming Today presenter to chair farming conference debate

News | Last edited 20/10/14
Charlotte Smith, presenter on BBC1’s ‘Countryfile’ and Radio 4’s ‘Farming Today’, will chair the debate at the South of England Agricultural Society’s Farming Conference to be held on November 12 at the Showground in Ardingly and sponsored by South East Farmer magazine.

Bursary to encourage young people into horticulture

News | Last edited 14/10/14
Access to an already generous horticulture bursary scheme from the Horticultural Development Company (HDC) has been widened this year enabling undergraduates on all sorts of courses ranging from agriculture, chemistry and zoology to apply.

CLA praises council for ban on dangerous sky lanterns

News | Last edited 14/10/14
CLA South East has welcomed news that Hampshire County Council has banned the use of sky lanterns on Council-owned land with immediate effect, and that the Council is urging schools and other local authorities in the county to now follow suit.

Countdown till Christmas begins as farmers prepare trees for competition

News | Last edited 14/10/14
Over 100 growers will take part in the national competition organised by the British Christmas Tree Growers’ Association on Thursday 23rd October in Oxfordshire.

Kent Farm creates 15 full time jobs

News | Last edited 13/10/14
Kent’s largest top fruit grower A C Goatham & Son has today announced a £8m investment at Flanders Farm, Hoo which will create an estimated 15 Full Time jobs and in excess of 200 seasonal / part time jobs over the next 2 years.

Farmy Army fights back

Alice's Blog | Alice Dyer Last edited 08/10/14
Similarly to buying cheap clothes made in a sweatshop, there is no excuse for buying cheap food.