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Pigs need cash injection

News Last edited 26/04/21
With the Government itself pointing out that pig farmers’ incomes have fallen by 87% over the past year, an Essex breeder has joined calls for a Covid-19 support package to be provided.

Red tape could leave fruit unpicked

News Malcolm Triggs Last edited 26/04/21
While fruit growers are again facing a staffing crisis, South East Farmer has been told that new recruitment agencies are being prevented from working efficiently by government red tape.

Kent farmers urged to share their views on environment schemes

News Last edited 07/04/21
A survey is looking for arable farmers to share their views on how agri-environment schemes can benefit them and their local wildlife.

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.

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