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Features Alice Dyer Last edited 09/02/15
Good staff, knowing your true financial situation and working as a family- these are the three factors that farmers Bill and Andree Kelsey say are most important in the running of their business that stretches back sixty years.

Learning the nomadic lifestyle

Features John Harvey Last edited 05/02/15
Like many farmers, Robin Casson’s health has been affected by organophosphate (OP) chemicals. Here he talks about his life and how he had to change his big sheep contracting business as his health deteriorated.

Farmers back plastic recycling scheme

Features John Harvey Last edited 08/01/15
Hampshire farmer Richard Hooper has joined a plastic recycling scheme run by Farm XS Ltd. Collecting plastic from other farmers makes sense as one of Mr Hooper’s many diversification projects.

How to raise farm incomes

Features Last edited 08/01/15
Read our exclusive guide about how farmers can boost their incomes in the the year ahead. We talked to experts and found the best case studies.

Almost all the pig is used

Features Last edited 03/12/14
With 22 cattle, about 100 sheep and nine pigs – which are decreasing – Parsonage Farm in Hampshire is smaller than most. Diversification is the key to its survival, and charcuterie made on the farm is the latest venture started by owners John and Sarah Mills.

Bonus for co-op members

Features Malcolm Triggs Last edited 03/12/14
After 77 years in the business, Norman Attwood can look back on huge changes in the world of farming.

Turning old farm buildings into assets

Features Last edited 03/12/14
RAMSAK, the Ring of Agricultural Machinery in Sussex and Kent, gives advice about new legislation covering the conversion of redundant farm buildings.

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