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Vote agreed on future of AHDB Horticulture

News Last edited 12/10/20
The Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board has agreed to ballot its members on the continuation of a statutory levy in horticulture following months of wrangling over its future.

Hen house investment

News Last edited 12/10/20
Egg producer Fridays Ltd has announced plans to invest £8m to create three industry-leading hen houses at a new farm south of Maidstone in Kent.

Lapwing recovery

News Last edited 05/10/20
Private land managers drive lapwing recovery in key Avon Valley breeding ground.

New deadline for slug pellets

News Last edited 05/10/20
March 2022 new deadline to use-up metaldehyde slug pellets.

Heifer rescue

News Last edited 14/09/20
A six-month-old heifer that fancied a dip in the River Adur in West Sussex had to be rescued by farmer Ryan Gue.

College fined

News Malcolm Triggs Last edited 14/09/20
Plumpton College has been fined £50,000 and ordered to pay costs of almost £45,000 after it was prosecuted by The Environment Agency for causing the deaths of more than 1,500 fish.

Putting the record straight

News Malcolm Triggs Last edited 17/08/20
The price of wool has been in the spotlight for some time, with several South East Farmer commentators joining the debate in last month’s edition. Their comments prompted Rye sheep farmer Frank Langrish, who trades as Langrish Farmers, to offer to put the record straight.

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