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Paying farmers to produce public goods

News Malcolm Triggs Last edited 30/03/21
DEFRA is inviting farmers to bid to take part in the Sustainable Farming Incentive (SFI) pilot due to begin this October.

Show me the law

News Malcolm Triggs Last edited 01/03/21
The owner of a Kent bee business who has fallen foul of the confusion around the post-Brexit status of Northern Ireland has vowed to defy officials who have threatened to seize and destroy 15 million of the vital pollinators.

Fairer and more transparent contracts

News Last edited 01/03/21
Plans to shake up the dairy industry to ensure farmers benefit from fairer and more transparent contracts have been warmly welcomed across the board.

Government action essential to prevent “carnage”

News Malcolm Triggs Last edited 01/03/21
A “perfect storm” of issues is causing “absolute carnage” amongst pig farmers in the South East and beyond, according to an Essex breeder.

Animal rescue

News Last edited 01/02/21
When smallholder and animal lover Adrian Kirkpatrick read two stories about livestock being rescued from local rivers in an issue of South East Farmer, he felt he needed to get in touch.

Those who pay should have more say

News Malcolm Triggs Last edited 01/02/21
Leading Kent fruit growers are among those backing the statutory levy that funds the Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board but are demanding that those who pay it should have more say in how that “investment” is spent.

Feed trees to sheep to cut greenhouse gases

News Last edited 22/01/21
Introducing tree leaves to a sheep’s diet could play an important role in reducing harmful greenhouse gas emissions, suggests research presented at this today's Intercropping for Sustainability conference.

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