Rural crime costs £4.2m in South East
Rural crime in the South East cost an estimated £4.2m in 2013.
Tools, quad bikes and oil/diesel the most-targeted items.
UK-wide statistics show rural crime cost an estimated £44.5m in 2013
Boundary change is on the way
Farming and woodland are essential for maintaining the landscape of the Surrey Hills area of outstanding natural beauty (AONB). But government cuts are forcing a rethink about the AONB’s future. In this special feature, we look at how the AONB is planning to work with farmers – and what funds apart from subsidies will be available for the county’s farms.
Appeal to adhere to metaldehyde stewardship
An appeal to farmers to take metaldehyde stewardship seriously for the slug pelleting season ahead has been made, as Defra, the Environment Agency and the water companies make clear their recognition of its importance to agriculture.