Bank announces three year commitment to support British farming
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
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.
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
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
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.