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Ploughing match fixtures - 2014

Events | Last edited 27/08/14
Here is a list of some of this years ploughing matches happening across the region.

Bank announces three year commitment to support British farming

News | Last edited 22/08/14
Lloyds Bank Agriculture has announced its intention to commit substantial funding over the next three years to rural charity The Prince’s Countryside Fund. Set up by HRH The Prince of Wales, the Fund supports the multitude of organisations and individuals working to keep farmers in business and rural communities alive.

‘Stop using dangerous sky lanterns’ says CLA

News | Last edited 22/08/14
The Country Land and Business Association (CLA) yesterday responded to the newly announced code of practice for sky lanterns by calling on the public to refrain from using them.

Contract finishing supports new entrants

News | Last edited 22/08/14
Over 100 visitors to an open day on a Suffolk farm learned how contract finishing has given an enterprising young man a kick-start back into pig farming.


Alice's Blog | Alice Dyer Last edited 21/08/14
AgriChatUK is an agricultural based hashtag on Twitter, which was started in 2011 to initiate discussions on topical issues between farmers and those within the industry.

Sharp rise in technology used by farmers

News | Last edited 21/08/14
UK farmers are leading the forefront of using digital information technology to help every day decisions. Results of a new survey by Syngenta highlighted 64% of the farming community in the UK now have a smartphone with internet connection, compared to an average of 53% across the EU.

One week left to seize golden farming opportunity

News | Last edited 21/08/14
The National Farmers Union (NFU) is encouraging young members of the farming industry to apply for the Cereals Development Programme to be in with a chance of gaining a full range of knowledge and experience in the arable sector.

Beef expert brings science focus to industry

News | Last edited 20/08/14
The National Beef Association (NBA) has announced the appointment to its Board of commercial expert in animal nutrition and management Charlie Maclaren.