Public vote open for local producers award
Produced in Kent’s prestigious Taste of Kent Awards 2015 are now in full swing. Public voting was officially opened on Wednesday night at the awards’ brand new launch reception at Winterdale Cheesemakers’ cheese barn in Wrotham.
Farmers looked at more favourably
More of the British public think positively about farmers and farming than last year according to a recent OnePoll survey commissioned by the NFU.
Farmers called on for big bird count
The Game & Wildlife Conservation Trust (GWCT) has announced that its second Big Farmland Bird Count will take place between 7th and 15th February 2015. This leading UK research charity is asking farmers, landowners, birdwatchers and gamekeepers to spend 30 minutes recording the species and number of birds seen on one particular area of the firm this coming winter.
NFU encourages young sugar growers
NFU Sugar, in conjunction with British Sugar, is launching its 2015 Sugar Industry Programme (SIP); an initiative designed to engage younger growers through a dedicated training and development programme.
Farmers warned to tackle rat problems early
Following one of the mildest winters on record and excellent summer breeding conditions with high food availability in the field, farmers need to be spot on with their early rat control this winter if they are to avoid seriously costly infestations.