Industry fights to keep sprays
Farmers are being urged to protest against new European Union rules on pesticides as the industry steps up a big lobbying campaign.
New pavilion spans fruit show
This year’s National Fruit Show, held annually at the county showground at Detling, Kent was an outstanding success, writes Brian Tompsett, a Marden Fruit Show committee member.
DEFRA blocks emergency aid
DEFRA has decided not to take up European Union aid for fruit and vegetable growers hit by the Russian trade ban.
No wellies required
So the dress code is going to be different this year, no umbrellas, no rain macs and no wellies inside the pavilion thankfully.