BASC urges gun owners to be well prepared for certificate renewal
People due to renew their shotgun or firearm certificate in 2015 should make sure they get their application in with plenty of time to spare, according to experts at the UK’s largest shooting organisation, the British Association for Shooting and Conservation (BASC).
Autumn boost for beef and lamb
A new TV advertising campaign to promote Quality Standard and Red Tractor beef and lamb mini roasts to reinvigorate the traditional roast category will hit the small screens this autumn.
Bank announces three year commitment to support British farming
Lloyds Bank Agriculture has announced its intention to commit substantial funding over the next three years to rural charity The Prince’s Countryside Fund. Set up by HRH The Prince of Wales, the Fund supports the multitude of organisations and individuals working to keep farmers in business and rural communities alive.
‘Stop using dangerous sky lanterns’ says CLA
The Country Land and Business Association (CLA) yesterday responded to the newly announced code of practice for sky lanterns by calling on the public to refrain from using them.
Sharp rise in technology used by farmers
UK farmers are leading the forefront of using digital information technology to help every day decisions. Results of a new survey by Syngenta highlighted 64% of the farming community in the UK now have a smartphone with internet connection, compared to an average of 53% across the EU.
One week left to seize golden farming opportunity
The National Farmers Union (NFU) is encouraging young members of the farming industry to apply for the Cereals Development Programme to be in with a chance of gaining a full range of knowledge and experience in the arable sector.