Serving the Farming Industry across East Anglia for 35 Years
Future proof by going carbon negative

In an industry first, farmers considering planting the carbon negative crop Miscanthus can now benefit from a finance package to cover virtually all upfront costs for crop establishment, as well as new direct, long-term offtake agreements with end-users, with 10–15-year index-linked annual returns.

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Overseeder requires less power – saving fuel

Exhibitors at the 2021 Groundswell event will include JC Machinery, which will showcase the Vredo range of overseeders. The event takes place on 23-24 June at Lannock Manor Farm, Hertfordshire.

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Benchmarking group shows regenerative farming works

Regenerative agriculture can achieve similar financial results to traditional arable systems and benchmarking your business can help to manage the change.

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National Sheep Association launch Register of Sheep Advisers
BASIS and The National Sheep Association have launched a new Register of Sheep Advisers (RoSA), which it hopes to support the wider sheep sector as it moves towards a more sustainable future. RoSA aims to recognise personal development and training for advisers who support UK sheep farmers and help... Read more
Addressing blight challenges ahead of new strains
According to Stef Dierickyx, Zonal Expert in potatoes for global agrochemical manufacturer Belchim Crop Protection, whilst the 36_A2 blight strain still represents the main threat, three new strains have now been identified in Northern Europe bringing potential new challenges to UK growers. “Every year Phytophthora infestans continues to surprise... Read more
Groundswell all set for bumper 2021 event

A transformed venue will greet visitors to this month’s Groundswell event – the agricultural show focused on no-till techniques and soil regeneration.

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Farmers dogged by impact of extreme weather – report

Extreme weather is a major challenge for many farmers who are finding it difficult to adapt to climate change , warns a study.

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Retirement scheme – good for some but not others

A long-awaited government scheme to encourage older farmers to leave the industry could be attractive for some producers, say industry leaders.

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Don’t take risk with energy agreements

Landowners should think twice before signing renewable energy agreements which could see them tied into astronomical bills and unsuccessful projects.

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Savings to be made on farm electricity bills

Farms and rural estates could make significant savings on their energy and heating bills by reviewing supply contracts that have been allowed to run on without being reviewed.

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